Saturday - Celebrating community
Get out of Olympia (but not too far) at two community events. Tumwater Community Day with music, games, activities and a chance to have coffee with Mayor Pete Kmet. It’s from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater. (Coffee with the mayor is from 10-11:30 a.m.) Call 360-754-5855. Also, Lacey Community Market wraps up its season with a celebration of pets – including agility demonstrations, games and music – from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Huntamer Park, corner of Woodland Square Loop and Seventh Avenue, Lacey. Call 360-791-7632.
Saturday - Aloha from Hawaii
Grammy-winning slack-key guitarist Keoki Kahumoku and ukelele player Herb Ohta Jr. will bring the sounds of the islands to Olympia at 7 p.m. Saturday. The show is at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Tickets are $12.50-$22.50. Call 360-753-8586.
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Friday-Beyond: Shifty 'Hyde'
Harlequin Productions’ “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” is an intense and thought-provoking 2008 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. It “evokes the heightened experience of a fever dream,” director Scot Whitney writes in his director’s notes. The play has a feel that is at once realistic and reminiscent of a horror film. The set is ever shifting, as is the role of Hyde. It continues with shows at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sept. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. Sunday at State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $24-$32. Call 360-786-0151 or go to www.harlequinproductions.org.
Saturday - 'Big City Dick'
The documentary “Big City Dick” traces the life of Seattle street musician Richard Peterson. A Chehalis native, Peterson has befriended the likes of Jeff Bridges (above), Johnny Mathis and a host of Seattle notables. The documentary, will be screened at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fox Theatre, 119 S. Tower Road, Centralia. Tickets are $5 or $12 for a family of up to four people. Proceeds benefit the Historic Fox Theatre Restoration. Call 360-880-8053 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday - Overdrive is off
Bachman and Turner (yes, of Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame) are back together and have an album due out this month. The Canadian rockers are playing together again, and one show is at the Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Want a preview? The debut single, “Rock and Roll Is the Only Way Out,” can be downloaded free at www.bachmanandturner.com. The concert, open to ages 21 and older, is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50-$65. Call 800-667-7711 or go to www.little-creek.com
Friday-Sunday: Forks full of fans
Question: What’s the favorite time of day in the town of Forks? Answer: Twilight. The town seems to bask in the attention brought to it by Stephenie Meyer’s series of novels and the films they’ve inspired. The fourth annual Stephenie Meyer Days are happening today through Sunday in Forks. Events include tours, a scavenger hunt and a fashion show, plus a ball tonight, a concert of Twilight-inspired music on Saturday and Bella’s Birthday Breakfast on Sunday. Go to www.forkswa.com or www.dazzledbytwilight.com for more details.
Friday - Yes to Nomeanso
Punk trio Nomeansno has been going since the late 1970s, flying well beneath the radar of the music of the industry. The intelligent hardcore ensemble headlines a concert at 8:30 p.m. today at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. Also on the bill: Detroit garage-rock outfit Tyvek and local addition The Dirty Birds. Tickets are $10, $8 for Olympia Film Society members; available at Rainy Day Records, www.brownpapertickets.com, and the box office the night of the show. Call 360-754-3635 or go to www.olympiafilmsociety.org.