Friday - End of summer
OK, it’s not the official end of summer just yet, but today marks the end of South Sound’s summer outdoor movie season. The State Capital Museum wraps up a month of classics with “Adam’s Rib,” a battle of the sexes starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey, while Tumwater Parks and Recreation Department has “How to Train Your Dragon,” an animated fantasy adventure about a young Viking who lacks his peers’ penchant for violence. “Rib” begins at 9 p.m. at the museum, 211 21st Ave. S.W., Olympia. Admission is free, and a $2 donation is suggested. Call 360-753-2580, or go to www.washingtonhistory.org. “Dragon” will show at dusk at Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater. Admission is free. Call 360-754-4160, or go to www.ci.tumwater.wa.us.
Friday - Old-time movie
Remember the days of the Atari 2600? Either way, you can experience the early days of video gaming again with a rare chance to see 1982’s “Tron” on the big screen. The Olympia Film Society is screening the sci-fi favorite, starring Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, at 11:55 p.m. today. The screening is a fundraiser for the What You Got Festival, coming Sept. 24-25. The society suggests a minimum donation of $2. The film is at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-754-3635, or go to www.olympia filmsociety.org.
Saturday (8/28) - Chill out
It’s hard to feel tense when you’re listening to reggae. Whether you’ll actually feel as though the temperature is any lower is another story, but it’s pretty warm in Jamaica. And people can dance to it without breaking a sweat. Check out international reggae artists Sahra Indio, Tuff Lion and Ruff Scott. Also playing: the Escort Service Band. The concert is at 7 p.m. at the Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way, Olympia. Tickets are $15 at the door or at brownpapertickets.com. Go to www.kaosradio.org.
Friday-Sunday: Oh, that smell
Not every garlic lover might be ready for one of the delicacies at the Chehalis Garlic Fest: garlic ice cream. But fear not: The festival also features lots of more traditional garlic dishes, 70 kinds of garlic and crafts that don’t necessarily have anything to do with the stinking rose. The festival happens from noon- 8 p.m. today, from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Ave, Chehalis. Tickets are $5, $4 for seniors and military, free for children 7 and younger. Call 360-748-6836, or go to www.chehalisgarlicfest.com.
Friday-Sunday: Pickin' and eatin'
The Rainier Lions Club Bluegrass Pickin’ Party is an informal weekend of music, with an open mic show from 2-5 p.m. today, shows from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday and a bluegrass gospel jam at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The event, held in Wilkowski Park, downtown Rainier, also features camping and food cooked by the Lions, including nightly corn feeds. There’s also a parade and flea market Saturday in downtown Rainier. Call 360-446-3259 or e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday - Old-time movies
You can experience the days when there was a newsreel before the movie Saturday at the Historic Fox Theatre, 119 S. Tower Road, Centralia. The theater’s 1952 Movie Show includes a cartoon, a newsreel, a short feature and a serial followed by the main attraction, “Road to Bali,” starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. There are shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 per person or $8 for a family of four, and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the Fox Theatre. Call 360-880-8053, or go to www.centraliafoxtheater.com.
Saturday and Sunday: Hemp by any other name
The Olympia Hempfest is also being called, this year, the Olympia Hemp, Love and Freedom Rally. The event includes speakers, vendors and performances by Clinton Fearon, Tuff Lion, Batch, Ras Attitude, the Red I-Band and the Boogie Brown Band. It’s from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Aug. 28 and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Heritage Park, Capitol Lake, downtown Olympia. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Go to www.olyhempfest.com.