A movie that smells — really
Bringing camp, political incorrectness and just plain bad taste to the screen, John Waters’ “Polyester” is being shown in a one-time screening at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave., SE, Olympia. Taking inspiration from the 1950s “women’s pictures,” suburban housewife Francine’s acute sense of smell comes to the audience in the form of Odorama. A scratch-and-sniff card will be distributed to the audience at the 11:30 p.m. screening Saturday. There will be raffles and fun. Tickets are $9, $6 Olympia Film Society members. olympiafilmsociety.org.
Blast from the past
Meet author Reuben Lorch-Miller when he shares photos from his new book, “Isolation Party,” at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia. The book is a look into his photo archive of Olympia bands from 1993-95. Local musical group Rocknho will also be performing at the 7:30 p.m. free event Wednesday. For more information, call 360-352-0595.
A safe place for barbecue
Come out in support of SafePlace at its Community Barbecue from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Burfoot Park, 6927 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia. It will be an afternoon of food, music and games. Bring the family, explore the park’s nature trails and scenic beach. There will be raffles and donations will be accepted. to Find out more, go to tinyurl.com/hobuhqm.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em
It’s all about barbecue with a cook-off, live entertainment, outdoor games and more at the South Sound BBQ Festival this weekend. See pro food vendors showcase their talents and explore the offerings from other local vendors. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Huntamer Park, Woodland Square Loop, Lacey. Admission is free. For more information, go to southsoundbbqfestival.com.
Friday (July 8)
G-rated standup comedy
Considered one of the most popular comedians in the country, Brian Regan has been touring yearly since 2005. Using observational humor and sarcasm, he refrains from profanity and off-color comedy. Come out to see him and enjoy a laugh at the 7:30 p.m. performance Friday (July 8). He will do his show at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $52.50 and are available at 360-753-8586 or washingtoncenter.org.
On tour supporting its latest album, “The Girlfriend Experience,” the Portland-based magic pop group The Sexbots will be performing at The Dugout, 1015 10th Ave. SE, Suite B, Olympia. The all-ages show is at 9 p.m. Saturday with admission at $6.
Dive into ArtSplash
Enjoy a full day of music, arts and crafts from local artists and food at the annual ArtsSplash taking place at West Central Park, Harrison and Division, Olympia. Music will feature The Hinges, Wood and Weeds and Jennifer White, to name a few. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday, admission is free.