Friday (Oct. 16)
Adults can play in the dark at HOCM’s Glow
It’s time for the adults to again play at the Hands On Children’s Museum. Adult Swim Glow: Experience the Energy begins at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 16). Eat, drink and play through luminescent, light-up and flow-in-the-dark art and science activities. Tinker with LED and black lights, sip a glowing cocktail and get body painted with flourescent ink. The museum is at 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $20 and are available at hocm.org.
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Lisa Sanders brings the blues
Growing up in a musical home, Lisa Sanders found her niche and soul in blues music. She has opened for performers including Lucinda Williams, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green and Babyface. Her latest album, “Shiver,” was released this year, and she continues to write and sing for Track Star Music Group. Waterwitch Presents is bringing her to Rignall Hall, 8131 Urquhart Road NW, Olympia, for a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday. Karen “Brown Sugar” Hayes also will perform. A $5-$10 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away. For more information, go to waterwitch.tv.
Gypsy jazz and the teacher
Considered one of the most highly regarded hot club-style groups working today, Pearl Django will join Vince Brown for their annual show at Art House Designs, 420 Franklin St. SE, Olympia. The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday and is likely to sell out. Get your tickets, selling for $20, online at arthousedesign.com/events.html.
Welcome to the House of Welcome
Join in celebrating 20 years of The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse, known at the “House of Welcome,” at a celebration and community dinner Saturday. The mission of the cultural center is to promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, creative expression and economic development and has provided numerous events, activities and programs fulfilling that mission over the past 20 years. The event is 1-9 p.m. at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia. For more information, go to evergreen.edu/longhouse/20years.
No joke: ‘Whose Line’ cast live
Join the cast from the Emmy nominated show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway” when the stage version, “Whose Live Anyway?” comes to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The 90-minute improve show will feature Greg Proops, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles and Jeff B. Davis. Come out for the 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday. Tickets are $33-$40, plus $3 service fee, and available at 360-753-8586 or washingtoncenter.org.
Open up and say, ‘Aah’
Sit back and enjoy “A Salute to Disney” while supporting the Olympia Gospel Mission’s no-fee dental clinic. Presented by the local dental community and musical friends, the show brings music, comedy, dancing, singing and more to the stage. It will feature the Olympia Jazz Senators, Debbi’s Dance and Souled Out. The 7 p.m. show Saturday is at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, with tickets from $10-$25, plus a $3 service fee. Call 360-753-8586 or go to washingtoncenter.org to purchase tickets.
A time to dance
Christian music meets hip hop dance when the INChoreo dance competition comes to town Sunday. Dance crews from church congregations across the Northwest will compete at the event sponsored the Iglesia Ni Cristo. The 7 p.m. show Sunday is at Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. The event is free. For more information, go to washingtoncenter.org.