Silence! Golden oldie Chaplin movies to play
Take a step back in time and take in a Charlie Chaplin Comedies showing Sunday. The silent films “Behind the Screen,” “The Rink” and “The Pawnshop” feature Chaplin’s nuance, slapstick and improvisation. The films will be shown beginning at 2 p.m. at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $5-$20 and are available at 360-753-8586 or washingtoncenter.org.
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Eastern European tunes
With a nod to the Jewish immigration, Kesselgarden plays traditional music from Eastern Europe. The band name refers to Castle Garden, the immigrant point of entry on Manhattan Island, New York. Come out for an 8 p.m. performance Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15, $10 student and low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.
Friday (Jan. 29)
Get down with Dirty Revival
Portland’s Dirty Revival is a five-piece soul and hip-hop band coming to Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia, to celebrate the release of the band’s debut, self-titled CD. Also performing will be Jefferson Rose Band, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29). For more information, call 360-705-0760.
Funny Forks folks
It’s time to get your laugh on at Harlequin Productions’ Something Wicked presents its newest show “Blood Moon: An Improv Show Inspired by the Twilight Saga.” It is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $15, $10 rush tickets half an hour before curtain, and are available at harlequinproductions.org or calling 360-786-0151.
Friday (Jan. 29) — Saturday
A night out with your little girl
Bringing fathers together with daughters is the goal at the annual Capital High School Father-Daughter Dance on Friday (Jan. 29) and Saturday. With a theme of “Candyland,” it is a time for girls ages 3 and older to spend time with dad dancing, doing crafts and eating ice cream sundaes. It will be 6-9 p.m. both nights at Capital High School Commons, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia. Tickets are $35 per couple, $15 for each additional daughter and can be purchased at chspo.org or at the door.
She blinded me with science
Come out to LOTT’s WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia, for its “Super Cool Science Show” on Saturday. Discover what happens when things get super cooled with liquid nitrogen. Watch as gases become liquids, liquids become solids, and matter fizzes, freezes and flies. Sponsored by the Pacific Science Center, the free family-friendly event begins at 2 p.m. For more information, call 360-528-5737.
Climate discussion and film screening
Join in the discussion on climate change at the screening of the Naomi Klein film “This Changes Everything” at North Thurston High School Auditorium, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road NE, Lacey. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation is working to mobilize people to build a larger network for a more liveable community in a public forum following the film. Open to the public, the event is 1-4 p.m. Sunday and is free; donations will be accepted. For more information, call 360-918-8012.