Cabaret Derriere’s end is near
It’s the last installment of the Cabaret Derriere series when TUSH Burlesque presents Lumiere. Warm up with a night of “naughty but nice” performances just for the 21-and-older crowd. Special guest is Mae Zing and, of course, the regular TUSHies will perform in two shows, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Come to Obsidian, 414 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, for a fun night. Tickets are $20, $25 for VIP; a donation of hand warmers, gloves, hats, scarves are welcome, to be distributed by the Downtown Ambassadors. Get your tickets online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2469118.
Solstice party includes art, chowder and stories
Celebrate the winter solstice and nature at the South Sound Estuary Association’s Turn of the Tides Festival. The family-friendly event will educate and entertain with environmental education groups, storytelling by Gene Tabagan, local artist-created marine-themed items for sale and hot chowder and cocoa. Sponsored by the Port of Olympia, it is free to the public. Head out to the South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Friday (Dec. 18) — Saturday
Tingstad and Rumbel to play
The Grammy Award-winning duo of Tingstad and Rumbel will bring their holiday show to Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. On the guitar and oboe, the two have been combining their talents for more than 30 years producing recordings and fans across the country. There will be 8 p.m. shows Friday (Dec. 18) and Saturday, with tickets at $22, $15 student and low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.
Saturday and Wednesday
Come laugh at the clouds
As part of the Olympia Film Society’s Silver Screenings, the classic Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds film “Singin’ in the Rain” will be shown at 4 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Discover the fun and talent in this classic. Tickets are $8, $5 society members, and can be purchased at the box office. Go to olympiafilmsociety.org for more information.
Hear the vintage soul
Playing homage to organists like Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Big John Patton and others, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio brings the sounds of the ’60s and ’70s soul to the stage. Come out to see them in an 8 p.m. concert Monday at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Sponsored by Olyjazzcentral, a $5 donations is suggested.
Final Waterwitch series concert
Join in the final concert in the Waterwitch Presents Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The night will include the folk duo Waterwitch, with special guest Robin Toye on percussion. Elizabeth Hummell will open the evening’s entertainment. It’s happening at Rignall Hall, 8131 Urquhart Road NW, Olympia. Donations are suggested. For more information, go to waterwitch.tv.
Friday (Dec. 18) — Sunday
Mystery of the disappearing show
Come out for the final weekend of Olympia Little Theatre’s “The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.” The lighthearted show’s times are 7:55 p.m. Friday (Dec. 18) and Saturday, and 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the company’s theater, 1925 Miller Ave. NE., Olympia. Tickets are $11-$15 and are available at olympialittletheater.org or at Yenny Music on Olympia’s west side.