Country music and ‘Zootopia’ at Lacey summer series
The latest edition of the Lacey in Tune Summer Concerts in the Park will feature Missy G playing toe-tapping country music. The Northwest singer/songwriter performs her own music along with country covers. Following the concert, stay for the screening of Disney’s family movie “Zootopia” at dusk. It’s all happening at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Bring a chair or blanket.
Sounds of Dylan at West Central Park
The International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival is blowing into Olympia’s West Central Park at Harrison and Division on Saturday. The music begins at 7 p.m. and there is a $10 suggested donation.
American jazz at Music in the Park
Come out for the next installment of the Music in the Park Concert Series and listen to Harumph, an American jazz band, playing at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the free, hourlong concert at Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia. The concert series continues every Wednesday (with a couple Friday performances thrown in) through Aug. 19. For more information, go to musicintheparkolympia.com/blog
Movies under the stars at West Central
If you’re a fan of movies outdoors, then make plans to come out for the West Central Park Free Summer Movie series every Monday through Aug. 28. Bring your blanket and chairs this week to see Christopher Guest’s “A Mighty Wind,” a mockumentary capturing the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen. Future screenings include “Despicable Me,” “Hook,” “Babe: Pig in the City” and “Galaxy Quest.” The park is at Harrison and Division in west Olympia.
Young actors bring two plays to the stage
Take in the talents of local youth when Creative Theatre Experience, a summer youth performing arts program, brings two plays to the stage simultaneously at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, Olympia. “She Kills Monsters” will be on the main stage and “Crazytown” will be in the Black Box. The shows are 7 p.m. July 27-29. Tickets are $9 and available online at ctekids.org/parent-info/online-tickets
Table-top game fun at the library
Old-fashioned game purists get an event all their own when the Olympia Timberland Library hosts 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The library is at 313 Eighth Ave. SE. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 360-352-0595.
A mad, mad movie mashup
Having amused, thrilled and even disturbed audiences in Seattle for seven years, Collide-O-Scope is coming to the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Montages of educational films, B-movie gems, classics, and news bloopers have been edited into oddball videos, with live hosts and prize drawings. The evening of weirdness begins at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10, $7 for Olympia Film Society members. Get yours online or at the box office; olympiafilmsociety.org.
Paris explored in film ‘Amelie’
Explore Paris with “Amelie,” a 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet film that will be screened at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Shot in more than 80 Parisian locations, the fanciful comedy is about a woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of people around her. It will be showing at 9 p.m. Friday (July 21), 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Friday’s screening will include an introduction by Megan Hattie Stahl, a former Parisian and current co-host of “Is Butter a Carb?” a radio show in Portland. Tickets are $9, $6 for Olympia Film Society members on Friday and Saturday, and $7, $5 for OFS members on Sunday. Go to olympiafilmsociety.org for more information.