Friday (Aug. 10)
Fun in the sun leads to Screen on the Green
Tumwater’s Screen on the Green outdoor cinema will feature the PG-rated “Peter Rabbit” this week. Bring a blanket, chair and snacks to enjoy the movie on the big inflatable screen at Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE. Food for purchase is also available. The movie starts at dusk Friday and is free.
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Friday (Aug. 10)
You don’t need to go to the dark side of the moon for this Pink Floyd tribute
Starting as a one-off performance and growing into an immersive audio-visual experience, Pigs on the Wing brings its tribute to Pink Floyd to Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. The music begins at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 and available at tinyurl.com/y8c2sj86
Friday (Aug. 10)
Suds and song at Alderbrook resort
Do you like beer? What about music? Then you should head out to Alderbrook resort, 330 E. Country Club Drive E., Union, to join in the fun of the 60s Folk Beer Choir. With a mission to make the world a little better by singing and drinking together, the group gets everyone singing and most folks drinking beer. Come out for the 6-8 p.m. musical event and belt out a few songs by Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and more. Go to tinyurl.com/Beer-Choir for more information.
The sounds of the sacred
Take a moment for internal peace at the Sacred Chant with Amitabham this weekend. Join the artist as he takes participants on a collective journey from the head to the heart using song and sound. Simple chants and mantras are used to quiet the mind. He will appear at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Court SW, Olympia, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 and available at olywaves.com
Tuesday — Aug. 19
Chehalis puts on a fair with deep roots
If you’re still in the fair mood, then no worry, just head down to the Southwest Washington Fair opening Tuesday and continuing through Aug. 19. The first fair happened in 1891 and continues today at the same location, 2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis. Events include 4H, variety shows, rodeo and wild horse chase, carnival and concerts including Jessica Lynne, Jackie Lee and Josh Wilson. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children and seniors. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 19. Go to southwestwashingtonfair.org for a complete schedule of events.
Wednesday & Friday
Two Music in the Park concerts in one week
It’s a bonus week for Olympia Downtown Alliance’s Music in the Park, which is offering two concerts. On Wednesday, make your mid-week trek to Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, for Blind Facsimile Band and its classic rock, blues and pop offerings. Then Friday, head to the Port Plaza, where the 5-Man Trio, America’s First Corps Jazz Combo, will perform. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for all the free fun.
Thursday — Sept. 15
Fast and furious theater
Get ready to laugh as Harlequin Productions opens its “Ruthless! The Stage Mother of all Musicals” Thursday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E. The fast and furious musical farce has become a cult favorite within the musical theater community. This production features eight female roles played by six actors, many of whom are both Olympia locals and Harlequin first-timers. The musical will continue through Sept 15. Tickets are $25-$42 and available by phone at 360-786-0151 or online at harlequinproductions.org
Downtown Olympia throws its monthly party
Third Thursdays in Downtown Olympia is going to the dogs, literally, with this month’s “Dog Days of Summer.” The fun includes games, local beer and wine, food, live music, sidewalk chalk and prizes offered by downtown businesses. The block party will be at 521 Capitol Way S., behind the Mud Bay Corporate parking lot. To find out more go to downtownolympia.org/learnmore
Friday — Sunday
New theater company goes ‘Blonde’
The new musical-theater company Broadway Olympia begins its first season with “Legally Blonde,” based on the 2001 film. in which fashion-obsessed, Barbie-pink-dressed Elle Woods navigates Harvard law school with her chihuahua, Bruiser. It’s undeniably fluffy — opening with “Omigod You Guys,” in which sorority sisters sing and dance about the prospect of Elle’s engagement — yet it has relevance in the #MeToo era. Performances are at 8 p.m. Aug. 16-19 and 2 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19 at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $20, $17 for Olympia Film Society members. olympiafilmsociety.org, 360-754-6670