Friday (June 26)
Adults can play detective
It’s time for the adults to play at Hands On Children’s Museum’s Adult Swim — CSI: Oly at 7 p.m. Friday (June 26). Eat, drink and play a detective when the museum is turned into a crime scene where you can try your hand at all types of CSI investigative work. Wear a disguise and enjoy food plus a special vodka and whiskey tasting. The museum is at 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $25 and are available at hocm.org.
Onion makes you laugh
Best known as the host of the local comedy show “Almost Live,” John Keister continues to tickle audiences’ funny bone. He’ll be coming to the Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia, for an 8 p.m. show Saturday. Joining him will be Mike Wally and special guest Rodney Sherwood for a night of laughs. Tickets are $15, VIP $30 and are available at baurice.com.
Celebrating native artists, food and tradition, the Salish Sea Native Arts Celebration will feature canoes on the water and up close, plus drumming, singing and storyteller Roger Fernandez. Come out to the Swantown Marina, 1022 Marine Drive NE, Olympia, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for this free family-friendly event.
Comedy with independence
Something Wicked, the well known improv troupe with Harlequin Productions, is back with its latest show “United States of Improv.” With a theme geared toward the nation’s July 4th celebration, it is more than likely the audience-involved show will be about just any subject. The show is 8 p.m. Wednesday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave., Olympia. Tickets are $15 with rush tickets $10. To find out more go to harlequinproductions.org.
Nathalia’s music is therapy for todos
Bring the family out for a free concert by Nathalia at the Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St. E., Olympia. Nathalia, a music therapist, has written and developed music to help children speak Spanish. The special bilingual performance at 1 p.m. Saturday will be in the Outdoor Discovery Center. For more information, go to hocm.org.
Art by southwest
This year’s Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition opens Wednesday at The Gallery at the Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. With 150 submissions to the prestigious art show from 10 counties in southwest Washington, the 35 works selected will be on display through Aug. 26. The selected works are from 28 artists. An opening reception and awards presentation will take place 6-8 p.m. July 9.
Friday (june 26)-Sunday
Olympia’s 21st annual Experimental Music Festival features a wide range of unexpected sounds including the Dead Air Fresheners, Knot Pine Box and solo bassist Wendy Atkinson. The festival happens from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday (June 26) at the Eagles Ballroom, 805 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia; from 7 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Le Voyeur, 404 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia; and from 4-10 p.m. Sunday at Le Voyeur. Tickets are $5-$10 sliding scale for Friday, $5 per night for Saturday and Sunday or $8 for a full pass. They’re available at the door only. For details, go to oemf.freehostia.com.
Documentaries on the water
Celebrate our region’s waters at the Columbia River Film Festival, Saturday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Four short documentaries will shed light on the Columbia River and the Northwest at large. The films will provide a visual journey about the Columbia Basin. It will be followed by a Q&A, live music, smoked salmon and guest speakers. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, go to olympiafilmsociety.org/columbia-river-film-fest.