Historical Society gearing up for historic homes tour
Get an insider’s view of some of Olympia’s historic homes when the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum holds its 2015 Holiday Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday. This year’s tour will feature five homes on the southeast side of Olympia, the Crosby House in Tumwater and the Bigelow House at 918 Glass Ave. NE. The $15 tickets include a map and program, and are available in advance at Drees, 524 Washington St. NE, Olympia; Popinjay, 414 Capitol Way S., Olympia; and Thompson Furniture, 5407 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater. For more information, go to olympiahistory.org.
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Big show set for Stonewall Youth fundraiser
Join in the holiday spirit at the annual Stonewall Youth Winter Gayla Extravaganza from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be catered by Nineveh Assyrian Food Truck and drinks provided by Three Magnets Brewing Co. Ashley Eriksson, Erica Freas Music, Vince Brown and Eternal Flame will perform at the all-ages event. Get your friends together for a night of fun supporting a good cause. Tickets are $30, and available at stonewall.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday (Dec. 4)
Benefit to aid musician’s fight with cancer
Come out in support of Charles Adler at a musical benefit at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4). Known for playing with Artesian Rumble Arkestra and Radio (Random Actos of Dance Collective), Adler is fighting cancer. Join in a social hour and listen to Olympia Jazz Tentetter, Artesian Rumble Arkestra and The Joe Mailhot Jazz Unit at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. For more information, go to on.fb.me/1YJafpY.
Friday (Dec. 4) — Saturday
Minnaert Center to host holiday shows
The South Puget Sound Community College will be presenting two holiday concerts this week. Come out for a 7 p.m. show Friday (Dec. 4) when the SPSCC Concert Choir and SPSCC Concert Band come together to perform. The concert is $10 and free for SPSCC students, staff and faculty.
Join the South Puget Sound College Orchestra for 3 and 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday. Tickets for these shows are $10; $8 seniors, non-SPSCC students and military; and free for SPSCC students, staff and faculty.
Friday (Dec. 4)
Sing, sing a holiday song, sing out loud, singalong
It’s going to be an evening of holiday spirit, music and singing at the St. Martin’s Christmas Pops Concert and Singalong at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4). The University Chorale and the American Legion Band will join forces for this free community holiday extravaganza being held in the Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. For more information, go to stmartin.edu/calendar.
Environmental activism with a tune and a smile
Known for the hit comedy songs “Cows With Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn,” Dana Lyons brings his annual December concert to Traditions Café and World Folk Art 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Lyons also brings his environmental activism to the stage for a night of music at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15, $5 student and low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.
Saturday — Dec. 24
Salon Refu opens new exhibit
Explore the art of photographers David Scherrer and Susan Bennerstrom at their new exhibit “A Couple of Cameras” opening at Salon Refu, 114 N. Capitol Way, Olympia. The exhibit opens Saturday and will be on display through Dec. 24. Hours are 2-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. For more information, call 360-280-3540.
Hey you guys! Come see ‘The Goonies’
It’s been 30 years since the release of the classic film “The Goonies,” and the Citizen Science Institute is hosting a screening at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. It is a fundraising event with raffle prizes for the program in middle schools that combines science, research and community service activities. Tickets are $10, $7 for Olympia Film Society members and are available online or at the box office; olympiafilmsociety.org.