Be your own zine publisher
Zine lovers can join in the fun of International Zine Month when the Olympia Timberland Regional Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia, hosts its annual 24-Hour Zine Thing on Saturday. Create a zine from start to finish in one day or collaborate with others in a popular-voted theme. The library provides supplies, but feel free to bring materials to use or share. 1-7 p.m. Free, as part of the Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 360-352-0595.
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Blackberry Bushes make bluegrass sing at Rhythm & Rye
Get into a bluegrass mood when The Blackberry Bushes play at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. The local group will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, followed by Rabbit Wilde at 10:45 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 360-705-0760 for more information.
Always an unexpected night with Something Wicked
It’s all about improv when the Harlequin Production’s Something Wicked takes the stage. Experience live improv, in which the audience participates in the fun. This month’s installment is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave., Olympia. Tickets are $15, $10 rush tickets available at the box office a half-hour before curtain. More information at harlequinproductions. org.
A little knowledge goes a long way for summer fire safety
Fire safety is the theme of family-friendly Summer Fire Safety Movie Spectacular at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. The film highlights 100 years of our national parks and is a fun reminder about fire safety in the forests and at home. Meet local firefighters Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, and the film shows at 11 a.m. Stick around for photos and fun. Bring a $1 donation or nonperishable food item. For more information, go to olympiafilmsociety.org.
Saturday and July 16
Get frightened with “They Live”
The Olympia Film Society’s Fright Club is back in gear with the showing of “They Live” by John Carpenter on Saturday and July 16. The 1988 action horror film stars “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Keith David. Showtime is 9 p.m. with admission of $9, $8 Olympia Film Society members. Tickets are available at the box office the night of the show.
Kids can interact, dance at steel drum party
Bring the kids to the Lacey Children’s Entertainment Series at Huntamer Park on Tuesday. This week, Ian Dobson will perform a steel drum dance party. He interacts with the audience as they learn about musical innovations. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your own instrument to join in the 6:30 p.m. performance. Call 360-491-0857 for more information.
Lunch time sounds with Full Metal Racket band
Return to Huntamer Park at noon on Wednesday for the Lacey in Tune Summer Concerts in the Park series. This week’s performance is the 133rd Army Guard’s Full Metal Racket band with its big band and classic swing sound. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for some great music. For more information, call 360-491-0857.