Friday (Nov. 18) — Nov. 27
Find ‘Spamalot’ for kids and for adults in Yelm
“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” presented by Standing Room Only, is a musical parody that tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It is based on the cult-classic movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The Standing Room Only troupe is having a Kids Day of Live Theater with a special version of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at 1 p.m. Saturday, tickets are $10-$15. The adult version showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 27. Triad Theater, 102 E. Yelm Ave., Yelm. Tickets are $15-$25. 856-677-8243, srotheater.org.
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Grown-ups at HOCM
This month’s edition of Adult Swim at the Hands On Children’s Museum is all about space. At “Cocktails & Cosmonauts,” delve into the world of space travel, try on a Apollo mission space suite and helmet, find out what stars are made of, take a dexterity challenge in space gloves and enjoy refreshments. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, for the 21-and-older crowd. Reservations recommended. Tickets are $20. Go to hocm.org/adultswim to reserve yours.
Jazz band fundraiser
Designed to showcase, evaluate and learn while performing, the Cool Jazz Clean Water Jazz Band Festival highlights local school jazz bands. Enjoy a day of great music followed by wine tasting in the evening. The event is a fundraiser to build international clean water projects, and buy and refurbish instruments for local school music programs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Free and open to the public. The wine tasting starts after at 7 p.m. for $47. More information at cooljazzcleanwater.com.
Doing the flamenco
Steeped in the history of Spain and flamenco, Casa Patas presents “The Silences of the Dance” at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The classic dance will be performed by Francisco Hidalgo, Ruben Puertas and Lucia de Miguel. Tickets are $8-$32 at 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.
Friday (Nov. 18)
Words that heal
Celebrating its work of encouraging youth to use music and writing to deal with life’s challenges, The Bridge of Community Youth Services, presents “The Bridge Performance Showcase.” The family event features Olympia youths performing collaborated original songs and spoken word. 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 18) at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Admission is free.
Bluegrass at Traditions
Hailing from Seattle, the DownTown Mountain Boys brings the traditional sound of bluegrass harmonies and instrumentals to the stage. Known for three-part harmonies and instrumental prowess, the group will play an 8 p.m. show Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15, $10 student and low income. For information, call 360-705-2819.
Friday (Nov. 18)
Let’s have a tea party
Let your little ones delve into the land of fairies at the Fairy Tea Party from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 18). Dress in fairy folk costume, enjoy a fairy tea and activities during performances from Ballet Northwest. Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St. SW, Tumwater. Free tickets are available at the information desk. For information, call 360-943-7790.
Friday (Nov. 18)
Fiddles and more
Regarded as one of Scotland’s premier fiddlers, Alasdair Fraser has joined forces with cellist Natalie Haas for an evening of traditional music sponsored by Arbutus Folk School. The 7 p.m. performance is at Nova School, 2020 22nd Ave. SE, Olympia. Opener is local youth band The Reds playing fiddle music from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, plus old-time bluegrass. Tickets are $20, $15 for 17 and younger. Go to bit.ly/2f5tfwY.