Today - Jan. 30: An old-fashioned romance
Olympia Little Theatre’s “Sea Marks” is a romance set in Ireland and Liverpool with two engaging characters drawn to each other. The play will take you into the humorous, poignant and romantic story of Colin Primrose. Shows are at 7:55 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 30. Tickets are $10 for Thursday shows, $12 for Friday-Sunday performances and are available at Yenney Music, 404 Harrison Ave. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.
Tuesday: 'What does it mean to be human?'
Discover indigenous cultures through the eyes of anthropologist Wade Davis in his film “Light at the Edge of the World.” As Davis investigates cultures heading toward an uncertain future, he highlights a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human? This free public screening at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, is a prelude to Davis’ appearance in person Jan. 25. For more information, go to www.washingtoncenter.org.
Monday: Holiday for change
Join the Martin Luther King Day People’s Summit and Rally on Monday. It begins at 9 a.m. at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., and will include skill-building workshops, and a chance to meet lawmakers and network. It will be followed by a march and rally for change on the Capitol steps. To attend or for more information, go to washingtoncan.org/wordpress/mlk-day-2011/ or call 206-409-5051.
Today: Open mike night
Looking to expand your music musing and perform live? Head out to Borders Books and Music, 2415 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, for OLYWA Open Mic tonight and Jan. 28. Bring your friends, instruments and, of course, your voice for live music performance. If you’re more the poetic type, you can read a poem. There won’t be any recorded or karaoke music. Join the fun or just listen starting at 7 p.m. For more information, go to tinyurl.com/286gzlo.
Thursday: Belly laughs
Breaking out the belly laughs is the goal of Comedy in a Box, the third season of the comedy cabaret, booked in conjunction with the Seattle Comedy Competition. This adults-only show fills the Black Box Theater at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 tonight with touring comedians. Tickets are $15. Go to www.washingtoncenter.org.
Sunday: 'Elixir of Love'
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is bringing the San Francisco Opera to you with its Cinema Series. “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti is sung in Italian with English subtitles. It offers a celebration of innocence set in a small Italian-American community in the Napa Valley, circa 1915. In this update, the naive Nemorino believes a love potion will win him Adina’s heart. Take in the opera on film at the 2 p.m. Sunday showing. Tickets are $7.25-$14.50 plus a $2.50 service fee at www.olytix.org.
Today: 30 years of sparkly heart
Heartsparkle Players has been around for 30 years providing affordable, interactive theater performances. The group will celebrate its anniversary with stories of longevity and improv at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $5-$10, but no one is turned away at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia. Go to www.heartsparkle.org.