Friday (July 3) — July 19
Bringing back its original musical, “Sixties Chicks,” Harlequin Productions has updated the show with new material and surprises, renaming it “Sixties Chicks Too.” The play traces the cultural cataclysm led by women in the 1960s with more than 30 songs that celebrate American women. It continues through July 19 at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $32 general admission, $29 senior citizens and military, and $20 students and youths. Call 360-786-0151 or go online to harlequinproductions.org for the details.
Friday (July 3)
Labor and environment
Bringing together a combined activist interest in the environment and labor, singer Dana Lyons joins Anne Freeney for the Teamsters and Turtles Tour at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. The performance is part of a mission to use song and story to dispel the myth that unions are at odds with environmentalists. Come out for the 8 p.m. show Friday (July 3). Donation suggestions is $10-$20. For more information, call 360-705-2819.
Jazz will fill cafe
Get your jam on with the jazz community of the South Sound from 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. The jazz jam is held the first Sunday of the month and is free to all; donations for the pianist, drummer and bassist rhythm section are welcomed. To find out more, call 360-705-2819.
Rock and roll for kids
Lacey’s Children’s Entertainment Series continues this week when the Brian Waite Band plays kids rock and roll at Huntamer Park, Woodland Square, Lacey. The group’s performance searches a superhero metropolis for a gang of bad guys that has taken the group’s music, making for a fun family night of music. It is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and is free. Bring your chairs and blankets for the outdoor concert. For more information, call 360-491-0857.
Saturdays through July 25
Kids movie series opens
The Olympia Film Society kicks off its Kids Club movie series with the screening of “When Marnie Was There.” This newest animated feature from Japan’s Studio Ghilbi is a story of friendship, mystery and discovery. A kids’ film will be shown every Saturday at 11 a.m. through July 25 at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. To learn more about the movie series and the film, go to olympiafilmsociety.org.
Friday (July 3)
Fright Club to screen ‘The Shining’
Join in the fun of Fright Club with the Olympia Film Society when it shows “The Shining,” on Friday (July 3) and July 17. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is a horror classic. Come to the 9 p.m. screening at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Go to olympiafilmsociety.org to find out more.
Friday (July 3)
Library will offer storytelling for adults
Make your lunch break one of storytelling at “Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults” at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia. It will feature Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, reading “The Strange Library” by Haruki Murakami starting at 12:10 p.m. Friday (July 3). Make sure to bring your lunch and your imagination.
Fourth festivities at Tenino City Park
Make your Fourth of July a fun trip to the Splash Bash Family Fun Carnival at Tenino City Park and Quarry Pool. Pack up the family and head out for fun with a bounce house, face painting, carnival games, live entertainment and food. Learn about safe handling of fireworks from the local fire department, soak local officials at the dunk tank and take a dip in the pool. It all begins at noon Saturday, with admission of $3 per person or $10 per family. For more information, call 360-237-4418.