Friday (Dec. 2)
Yule like this ball
Tumwater Timberland Regional Library will hold its Yule Ball for teens on Friday (Dec. 2). The event includes hors d’oeurves, entertainment and dancing in a celebration of all things Harry Potter. Invitees can dress as their favorite character, in their winter finery or as comfortably as they please. Registration is required, so please pick up an invitation at the Information Desk. The event takes place from 7-10 p.m. at the library, 7023 New Market St. SW, Tumwater. For more information, call 360-943-7790.
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Bikers and toys
The Olympia Toy Run will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. The 39th annual event brings together motorcyclists who will support the Salvation Army’s effort to gie presents to needy children throught is Toy n’ Joy Shop. The run will take place at South Sound Center, 711 Sleater-Kinney Road SE, Lacey. The cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple, or the donation of a new unwrapped toy. For more information, go to olytoyrun.com.
Toasting the 21st Amendment
Get dressed in your best 1930s outfit to attend the Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration Saturday. Presented by the Olympia Film Society, the 21-and-older event includes live music, a stage show and craft cocktails. A pre-show begins at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $20, $15 for society members. Learn more at olympiafilmsociety.org.
Humperdinck and friends
The South Puget Sound College Orchestra will holds its holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The orchestra’s first concert of the 2016-2017 season will include selections by Verdi and Humperdinck, Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, and feature Tacoma cellist Stuart Hake and vocalist Troy Fisher. It will take place at Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stae, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $4-$7 and are available at washingtoncenter.org.
Friday (Dec. 2)
Kondabolu on politics
Hari Kondabolu, a Brooklyn, New York-based comic, will bring his political insights to the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia, at 9 p.m. Friday (Dec. 2). Also appearing will be special guest Elicia Sanchez of Seattle. Tickets are $12, $9 for members, and are available at the box office or at app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=68266.
The popular Irish dance troupe Slieveloughane will return to the South Sound for a performance at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St. SW, Tumwater. The free performance by the largest Irish dance group in the Northwest will include traditional and modern Irish dances. For more information, contact 360-943-7790 or trl.org.
Wrinkles on holiday
New and former performers with Wrinkles of Washington will stage Holiday Happenings: A Musical Revue Saturday and Dec. 10. The show on Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, while the Dec. 10 show will start at 2 p.m. at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St., Olympia. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Olympia and Lacey senior centers, Yenney Music, at the door or by calling 360-459-0730.
Masterworks Chorale Ensemble will present “Jingle: A Christmas Celebration,” a blend of traditional and nontraditional holiday songs. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for seniors and $13 for students. They are available at MCE.org or olytix.org, the Washington Center box office or 360-743-8586.