Sunday: Chamber music
Olympia Chamber Orchestra is holding its first concert of the season Sunday afternoon. The concert, part of the orchestra’s Westminster series, is set for 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1925 Boulevard Road S.E., Olympia. It’s a fundraiser with admission by donation ($10 suggested). Contact 360-866-7617 or info@ olympiachamberorchestra.org.
Today-Sunday: A different kind of 'Goat'
Another pair of cross-species friends – one human, one goat – is the subject of Edward Albee’s decidedly adult “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” Theater Artists Olympia’s thought-provoking look at love and obsession wraps up its run with performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at The Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia. Tickets are $12. Call 360-250-0974 or go to www.olytheater.com.
Saturday: Eclectic music
Singer-songwriter Robyn Landis of Vashon Island covers that broad a range of topics in her work. She won the grand prize in the folk category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Landis and her band are opening the Olympia Acoustic Music Series’ 2010-11 season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (10/16) at Studio Four18, 418 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. The suggested donation is $15, and reservations are required. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today-Sunday: Amphibious friends
Arnold Lobel’s books about Frog and Toad are much-loved read-alouds. The musical based on the books is similarly popular, and when Olympia Family Theater first offered the show four years ago, it sold out quickly. That’s one reason it’s returned this season with a bigger cast and band. The show wraps up its run with performances at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Black Box at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Tickets are $15.50, 12.50 for students, seniors and military; $8.50 for kids younger than 12. Call 360-753-8586 or go to www.olympiafamilytheater.org.
Saturday-Sunday: Latin flavors
MIJAS Restaurant, a once-a-month restaurant serving authentic Mexican food, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. Also, Safeplace and MIJAS (Mujeres Improving Job Abilities and Skills) were awarded the Spirit of Advocacy Award by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Saturday, the restaurant is offering its monthly dinner, and Sunday is brunch. Meals are served at Chica’s Cafe, 109 Legion Way S.W., Olympia. For reservations, call 360-951-9982 or e-mail email@example.com.
Today-Sunday: Git along, 'Shrew'
Harlequin Productions’ traditional fall Shakespeare production has quite a twist. Director Scot Whitney has reimagined Petruchio as a singing cowboy a la Roy Rogers, and Kate as a gunslinging gal a la Calamity Jane. The whole thing is set in Tombstone, Ariz., and includes original cowboy songs based on some of the play’s speeches. The production continues at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 21-23 and 28-30, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 24 at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $24-$32; rush tickets re $12-$15; for the 3 p.m. Saturday show, pay what you can. Call 360-786-0151 or go to www.harlequinproductions.org.
Today-Sunday: Ever after
Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” examines what happens after the happily ever after in such fairy tales as Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. The much-requested musical continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday Oct. 20-23, 29 and 30, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday and October 24 at Capital Playhouse: 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $33-$39, $28-$34 for seniors and youths. Call 360-943-2744 or go to www.capitalplayhouse.com.