1. The Brotherhood in Olympia will screen the documentary film "Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock!" Movie starts at 7p.m., Happy Hour 4pm to 7p.m., 50% of the bar sales between 4p.m. and 9p.m. will benefit the Thurston County Food Bank. The Brotherhood Lounge, 119 Capitol Way N., Olympia, 360.352.4153.
2. Eugene's Red Raven Follies are a troupe of performers actively re-incarnating the classic vaudeville variety show. Their 'Fool's Journey Roadshow' unfolds a story of trial and triumph, humor and heroism, fun and flirtation in a unique Tarot-themed show that includes dance, song, acrobatics and more. Members of Olympia's TUSH! Burlesque will join in the summer magic! $15, two shows: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia, 360.705.0760.
3. There are expected to be close to 100 meteors per hour flying across the sky.
They say the best way to look for an amazing show would be towards the big dipper.
There will be a community gathering to watch this amazing phenomena downtown at Heritage Park on Capital Lake (The place they hold lakefair.) If you have telescopes, blankets, food, drinks, or anything that could make a great meteor watching atmosphere, please bring them. 9:15 - 11:15 p.m.
4. Several local bands have teamed up to organize a concert to benefit 9-year-old Maari Dickerson who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The benefit event will be held on Sunday, August 12 from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Swiss Tavern, 1904 Jefferson Avenue in Tacoma (all ages are welcome until 9 p.m.). A suggested donation of $10 per person/$25 per family will be collected at the door. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or five tickets for $20, and the live and silent auction will be conducted by Mike Stortini. A full listing of available packages is available on the Friends of Maari website, www.maaridickerson.com.
5. The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire lasts a series of three weekends. The second weekend presents Amy Brown, renowned faerie and fantasy artist; she will be signing autographs from 1p.m. until 3p.m. both days. Spend the weekend celebrating the fantastical and magical world of faeries, trolls, dragons and more. Audience encouraged to dress in the spirit of the worlds beyond, from faerie wings to unicorn horns, join in a mystical romp through the faerie realms. $12-$48, Kids 5 and under free, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Kelley Farm, 20021 Sumner-Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake, www.washingtonfaire.com