Tuesday (July 21)
Meet your spirit
On tour supporting her latest release, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” Lucinda Williams says the album is one of her most ambitious. Having performed for more than three decades, she creates music for the head, heart and feet. The three-time Grammy Award winner has taken home Best Country Song, Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Female Rock Vocal. She’s coming to the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia, for an 8 p.m. show Tuesday. Tickets are $30 in advance and for Olympia Film Society members, $35 day of the show. Go to olympiafilmsociety.org for details.
Never miss a local story.
Keep watch for ‘Goonies’
Head out to Huntamer Park, Seventh Avenue Southeast and Woodland Square Loop, for another night of entertainment as part of Lacey In Tune concert and movie series. The a cappella band The Coats will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks to settle in to watch the movie “The Goonies” following the concert. To learn more, go to Lacey Arts and Events or call 360-491-0857.
Friday (July 17)—July 25
“Sixties Chicks Too” has been held over for another week. Harlequin Productions updated the show with new material and surprises. It traces the cultural change led by women in the 1960s with more than 30 songs that celebrate American females. It is extended through July 25 at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $32 for general admission, $29 for senior citizens and military, and $20 for students and youths. Call 360-786-0151 or go to harlequinproductions.org for details.
Wednesday (July 22)
‘I Like to Be Still’
For all you poetry lovers, mark you calendar and make plans to come out for the Olympia Poetry Network’s night featuring Nancy Pagh, poet, performer, and educator. She has authored two award-winning collections of poetry and one book of nonfiction. Her poetry books include “No Sweeter Fat,” “After” and “At Home Afloat.” She will be at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia, on Wednesday. An open mic at 6:30 p.m. will precede her reading. The event is free. For more information, call 360-701-2030.
Go slow and eat local
Come out and support Slow Food of Greater Olympia at its fundraiser dinner Saturday at Pigman’s Organic Produce Patch, 10633 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia. This unique feast will feature micro-local organic products sourced from Pigman’s farm and prepared by Joel Hart of Hart’s Mesa Restaurant. Tour the farm before the dinner starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 for Slow Food members and $65 for non-members and are available through Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, call 206-491-3680.
Odes to the Yodes
With a love for old-time music, Yodelady believes in music that brings people together with a hint of bluegrass. Comprised of Monica Peabody, Emily Teachout and Jen Witherspoon, the group brings together the sounds of guitar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle and stand-up bass. See them perform in a 7:30 p.m. concert Sunday at Rignall Hall, 8131 Urquhart Road NW, Olympia. A $5 or more donation is requested. To learn more about the group, go to yodelady.net.
Pass the jug
With a strong background in guitars and mandolins, Dan McKinstry, aka Mudcat, is a master luthier and musician. Hailing from Aberdeen, he has been affiliated with the state’s jugband and blues scene since the 1970s. The now five-piece band brings its brand of vintage rock, muddy blues and jug-band-inspired music to the stage in a 9 p.m. performance Saturday at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. For more information, call 360-705-0760.