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7 things to do in South Sound this weekend, April 10-12

Friday (April 10)

(Faux) rock royalty

Gary Mullen and The Works bring to life the sound of classic rock band Queen, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the iconic rock band fronted by the late Freddie Mercury. The tribute band has been touring the world since 2002. See them at 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 10) at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Get your tickets — which run $16-$52 — by phone or online; 360-753-8586,

Friday (April 10)

Taking it off

Since 1991, Thunder From Down Under male revue has performed for more than 7 million people (usually screaming women), been featured on several television shows, and taken up residence at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This group of hunky Aussies will perform at 8 p.m. Friday (April 10) at Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets are $25-$35 and are available at 800-720-1788 or online at

Friday (April 10)-Sunday

Raising their voices

The Olympia Choral Society will perform Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and Antonin Dvorak’s Mass in D at its annual Spring Concert at North Thurston High School’s Koval Center for Performing Arts, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road NE, Lacey. The concert will feature guest organist Daniel Mark Colgan at its three performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Olympia Choral Society High School Scholarship Program. For more information, go to or call 360-705-1701.


For the little ones

Caspar Babypants, also known as Chris Ballew, donated his first album of traditional children’s songs to a Seattle parents nonprofit in 2002. Since, he has released eight more albums of children’s music and performs regularly in Western Washington. He’ll be performing for kids and their parents to benefit Apple Tree Productions’ special needs showcase at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tumwater High School, 700 Israel Road. Tickets are $5 per family.


Gay rights in song

Inspired by the true stories of student Tyler Clementi and Harvey Milk, Seattle Men’s Chorus will present “Legacy: Tyler’s Suite & I Am Harvey Milk” concert this weekend. The suicide of Clementi and the assassination of Milk represent critical tipping points for the gay rights movement. The concert is a celebration of the human spirit with musical stylings from disco to Broadway and classical to operatic. They will be performing in a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $12-$35 plus a $3 service fee and you can get yours at 360-753-8586.Neko N


Not much to say

Step back in time with the Silent Movie Series at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Sunday’s 2 p.m. screening is “Love,” starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, based on Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel “Anna Karenina.” The film will be accompanied by Dennis James on organ. Tickets are $10-$20, plus a $3 service fee, and are available by phone or online; 360-753-8586,


Big voice, humorous patter

Teresa Tudury, a bluesy singer-songwriter known for her big voice and funny commentary between songs, will perform an intimate concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students and those with low income. Get more information at 360-705-2819, or