Although her skills as an actor, producer, vaudevillian, and bartendrix have been justifiably praised, Oly's Elizabeth Lord is best known for her one-woman storytelling shows. This weekend brings the reprise of her most popular effort, Smoking Is Cool. (While your GP may not agree with that assessment, millions of Bogie fans do.) First produced five years ago, Smoking is a comic meditation on the quest to be a starving artist without actually starving.
[The Midnight Sun, 8 p.m., $10-$20, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia, 360.754.7114]