Friday and Saturday, April 12-13
Glass Menagerie, an evening of classic theater at the Roxy in Morton, opens at 7 p.m. Cost is $13 at the door. By Tennessee Williams, Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, but her methods are ineffective and irritating. A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, this is one of the most famous plays of modern theatre.
Friday and Saturday, April 19, 20
The 23rd Annual Olympic Club Brewfest runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday and 1-11 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25 for brewfest glass and 10 tokens. All ages are welcome, but you must be 21 to drink and be in the theater. Sample over 40 handcrafted beers and ciders from McMenamins and guests from the Pacific Northwest, and let the good times roll right into Saturday night. The Hillwilliams play Bluegrass 6-8 p.m. followed by the folk funk grass gypsy roots band The Van Rontens from 9-11 p.m.
Thursday, April 11
Genuine Outlaw Music — Chris Guenther plays American Roots Music at Willapa Hills Farm with all proceeds to benefit the FFA Chapter of W.F. West High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online (rootmusic.brownpapertickets.com) and at the door. Willapa Hills Farm is located at 4680 State Route 6, Chehalis (19.6 miles west of I-5 Exit 77). Info: 360.291.3937.
Saturday, April 13
South Sound Speedway revs up with Northwest Focus Midgets, Vintage Modifieds, Legends and Baby Grands taking on the track starting at 6:30 p.m. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Ave. SW near Rochester, just off Highway 507 between Grand Mound and Tenino. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. Racing is every Saturday from April through September. Info: southsoundspeedway.com.
Tuesday, April 16
Sávila plays the Olympic Club Theater in downtown Centralia 7-10 p.m. as part of the Great Northwest Music Tour. All ages are welcome to this free concert. Sávila is a medicinal plant that grows wild in tropical climates all over the world, as well as the name of cumbia/latin/world/R&B inspired music and visual art project by guitarist Fabiola Reyna, vocalist/artist Brisa Gonzalez and percussionist extraordinaire Papi Fimbres. Since 2012, Brisa and Fabi have been exploring culture, activism, and the multi-faceted experience of being Mexican-American women and artists in the United States. Joined by Papi Fimbres in 2016, Sávila solidified their percussive sound and in 2018 were named best new band by some of Portland’s most acclaimed musicians.
Saturday, April 20
The Lucky Eagle Casino near Rochester presents Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, a popular all-male revue, straight from Las Vegas. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 for Star Players at the Lucky Star Rewards Center. Tickets online vary from $20 to $50. Tickets also available via phone at 800.720.1788.
Climb aboard the Steam Train Eggspress for a leisurely train ride while the “Easter Bunny” hides the eggs. Upon the return of the train, children (12 years and under) will go into the “egg field” to gather candy-filled Easter Eggs. Activities will vary for age groups 3 and under, 4 through 7, and 8 through 12. Bring your own baskets and enjoy the fun, rain or shine. General admission reserved seating. Free parking. All ages over 3 are $15. The train leaves every half hour from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2019 Spring Fling is from noon to 2 p.m. in downtown Chehalis. Hop from business to business in to hunt for Easter eggs. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny at the Lewis County Historical Museum.
Flood Valley Brewery in Chehalis presents Joke Masters Comedy: A 4/20 Comedy Show, 8-9:30 p.m. Come grab a great seat, a cold drink and some delicious food by 7 p.m. for optimum seating choices. The headliner is Robert Moore, featuring Joseph Gilleran and hosted by Lucy Tollefson. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door. Flood Valley is located at 289 NW Chehalis Ave.
South Sound Speedway revs up with Super 4s taking on the track starting at 6:30 p.m. South Sound Speedway is located at 3730 183rd Ave. SW near Rochester, just off Highway 507 between Grand Mound and Tenino. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. Racing is every Saturday from April through September. Info: southsoundspeedway.com.