Planner: Your guide to fun in the South Sound


Fun for fans of vinyl

It’s all about records and music at the annual Olympia Record Show on Saturday. Sponsored by Rainy Day Records, the show will feature all genres of music, with a focus on vinyl. If you’re a record and music fan, this is the party for you. It is from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave., Olympia. Admission is $3, with a full bar available for those 21 and older. For more information, call 360-357-4755.


Ladies who arm wrestle

Come out for a night of fun and P.O.W.E.R. when the Olympia Collective Ladies of Arm Wrestling come to the Brotherhood, 119 Capitol Way N. It’s going to be a night of nonstop competition and drama, all starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 and are available through Brown Paper Tickets. Call 360-352-4153 for more information.


The Barefoot Bandit movie

Make it movie night at the State Capital Museum, 211 21st St. SW, Olympia, during the screening of “The Barefoot Bandit Documentary.” Learn the story of Colton Harris-Morris and his exploits evading authorities for years. The movie will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Carly Bodmer. It’s at 7 p.m. Thursday. A $2 donation is requested.


Meet Harstine Island’s artists

Discover the talent of the artists on Harstine Island at its annual studio tour this weekend. Visit home studios, meet artists, see works in progress and discover one-of-kind art finds. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday for the self-guided tour. Admission is free. Go to art-studio-tour.org for all the details.


A blend of do-wop, soul, punk

With the release of their most recent album “Infinite House,” Ava Luna blends do-wop, soul and punk rock for a unique sound. Come out for a show at Obsidian, 414 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, also featuring No Body and Gobichild at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission for the all ages show is $6 at the door.


Jazz from 4 directions

Climate Change brings together four stylistically different musicians to create a powerhouse jazz sound. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central, the group will be playing at 8 p.m. Monday at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, call 360-705-0769.

Friday (May 22)-Sunday

Enjoy holiday in Grays Harbor

A weekend with a Memorial Day Service, car show, art show, chainsaw carving, ice carving and a home show, the annual Grays Harbor County Expo has it all. Hosted by the Ocean Shores Convention Center, the three-day event is a family friendly affair with food vendors, shark ride and a drone display. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday (May 22) and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free. For all the details, go to graysharborexpo.com.


A festival all about shrimp

With a nod to its seafood roots, the Hood Canal ShrimpFest is in its 22nd year. Come out to see belt-sander races, live music, arts and crafts booths, carnival games, beer garden and, of course, shrimp. It’s at Yelvik General Store field in Brinnon. Hours are 10a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For all the details, go to brinnonshrimpfest.org or call 360-796-4456.