Friday (March 6)
Flamenco icon Savannah Fuentes will perform her latest show, “La Primavera, Flamenco en Vivo,” at 6 p.m. Friday (March 6) at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE. The performance will include singer Kina Mendez and guitarist Gerardo Alcalia. Tickets are $22-$35 for adults, $12 for students and $7 for children. For more information, call 206-409-2161.
A comedy of comedies
Harlequin Productions opens its first-ever Neil Simon play, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” a semi-autobiographical comedy about Simon’s time working as a writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.” Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets — which are already going fast — are $32 for adults, $29 for military and seniors, $20 for students and those younger than 25. Discounted rush tickets are available a half-hour prior to curtain. For more information, call 360-786-0151 or go to harlequinproductions.org. Parents note: While the show doesn’t have an age limit, it does include adult language. Also, be sure to read Molly Gilmore’s interview with Scot and Linda Whitney about the play here.
Adventures on film
The Olympia Mountaineers and the Olympia Film Society are partnering to bring the Radical Reels Film Festival to Olympia’s Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE. The festival features some of the most outrageous film footage of boarding, climbing, cycling, kayaking and more. The screenings begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, and there will be giveaways throughout the event. Tickets are $14, or $12 OFS members and Mountaineers. Find more information at olympiafilmsociety.org.
Make it a date for the Mother & Son Palapalooza from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia. It’s going to be a raucous night of active games, including Gator Golf, snake toss, and professional entertainment by the Reptile Man. A photographer will take pictures for purchase. Admission is $35 per pre-fifth-grade boy and his mom or mother-figure; $15 for each additional boy. Proceeds benefit the high school’s student programs. For more information, call 360-870-6837.
Blast from the past
Entertainment Explosion presents its annual “A Really Big Shoe 9: Rockin‘ to the Jukebox” variety show at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Senior performers from the South Sound will sing songs from the 1950s including “Leader of the Pack,” “The Twist” and “To Sir With Love” to raise money to support projects for homeless children and others in need in Thurston and Mason counties. Tickets are $7-$17 and are available by phone or online; 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.
The Esoterics and founder Eric Banks will bring the group’s a cappella sound and philosophical leanings back to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th St. SE, Olympia, as part of the church’s concert series. The concert at 3 p.m. Sunday will celebrate Rachmaninoff and will be followed by a free reception. Donations are accepted for admission; free babysitting is available. For more information, go to stjohnsoly.org.