Saturday to Sept. 24
Local artists in new exhibit at Browsers Bookshop
Showcasing the works of five local artists, “A Paper Narrative” exhibit opens in the second-floor community room at Browsers Bookshop, 107 Capitol Way N., Olympia. The show highlights work on paper from artists Nikki McClure, Arrington De Dionysos, Aisha Harrison, Evan Horback and Madeline Waits. Meet the artists at the opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 24.
It’s all about pies
Whether you’re competing or just want to support local bakers, check out the Pie in the Library event this weekend at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE. Sponsored by the library, Olympia Food Co-op, and Friends of the Lacey Library, the contest celebrates bakers young and old, and all types of pies. Pies can be dropped off for judging between 10 a.m. and noon; winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Information: 360-491-3860.
Support Olympia Farmers Market at annual fundraiser
Help support farm-to-table agriculture and the Olympia Farmers Market at its annual Taste of the Market fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Enjoy a smorgasbord of fine cuisine from dozens of local restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries and coffee roasters. There will be live music and prizes. Tickets are $60 and are available online at farmers-market.org
Americana undefined with Kuinka
Coming together in 2014 with a defiant notion of what fits under the music genre “Americana,” Kuinka hit the national stage with its album “The Heartland.” After touring in support of the album, the foursome went back to the studio to produce its latest “Stay Up Late.” They will play at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Also taking the stage will be Cedar Teeth and Joe Capoccia. There is a $10 cover for the 21-and-older-only show.
Too Many Cooks at Music in the Park
This week’s installment at the Olympia Downtown Association’s Music in the Park outdoor concert series will feature Too Many Cooks playing classic rock at 7 p.m. at Sylvester Park. Bring your chair or blanket to this hourlong, free concert. The ODA is selling supporter buttons for $3. See the entire schedule at musicintheparkolympia.com/
Pub crawl supports Seattle Children’s Hospital
Put on your comfy walking shoes and get ready to explore the pubs, bars and restaurants in downtown Olympia at the Olympia Pub Crawl on Saturday. Attracting a wide variety of folks, the crawl supports local businesses and benefits the Seattle Children’s Hospital’s battle against childhood cancer. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. at The Society, 120 Fourth Ave. E., and ends with a last-call party starting at 7 p.m. at The Eagles Club, 805 Fourth Ave. E. Registration is $35 at databarevents.com/olypubcrawl
Breweries showcase their creations
The Battle of the Brews features 10 local breweries at Northwest Beerwerks, 420 Steele St. SE, Olympia. There will be live music from Joe Capoccia and Derek McSwain and games to play from 1-11 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Go to tinyurl.com/battle-brew for more information.
Documentary follows Nass El Ghiwane band
Delve into the world of Moroccan music and the story of the band Nass El Ghiwane at the screening of the documentary “Trances” at the Capitol Theater, 205 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Hosted by Amber Cortes, this 1981 film is both a concert movie and free-form audiovisual experiment. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 11); tickets are $10, $7 for Olympia Film Society members.