It’s summer in South Sound and entertainment al fresco abounds this weekend

Viva ‘Vivo’

Tumwater’s summer time film collection Screen on the Eco-friendly opens Friday, July 21, with the 2021 animated musical “Vivo,” starring Lin Manuel Miranda as a kinkajou, a raccoon relation that dwells in the treetops of South and Central America. Miranda also supplied the songs, which options the “Hamilton” creator’s signature wordplay. The movie received strong critiques, with the BBC’s Nicholas Barber summing it up as “a warm, colorful loved ones-welcoming tribute to all matters Cuban.” The film begins at 10:15 p.m. at Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Push SE. Convey a picnic and a blanket and/or minimal-backed chair for the city’s absolutely free flicks, which go on weekly through Aug. 11.

Occasion at the port

The Port of Olympia is celebrating the year — and its see of the drinking water and the Olympic Mountains — with Summer time Nights at the Port, a pair of gatherings showcasing totally free tunes, meals vans and a beer backyard. The very first live performance, with the interestingly named nation-protect combo Uncle Daddy and the King Tide, happens from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the port’s NorthPoint, 1210 Marine Push NE, Olympia. The food stuff and beverages, such as brews by Headless Mumby, go on sale at 5 p.m. There is a next night time with tunes by Fleetwood Mac tribute outfit The Very little Lies happening Aug. 5. The people at the port advise bringing chairs and blankets and dressing in layers.

Pine Hearts perform the park

Olympia bluegrass-people trio The Pine Hearts, recognised for heartfelt unique songs and three-aspect harmonies, are enjoying a free of charge downtown Olympia present July 23 as portion of the Olympia Downtown Alliance’s Audio in the Park. The Hearts, who’ve toured coastline to coastline and manufactured a sequence of radio places in the United kingdom, describe their seem as “ever-altering, harnessing basic region songwriting, the powerful emotive themes of experimental folks and the blazing-quickly pickin’ rhythms of classic Appalachian bluegrass — all the although keeping rooted to their rock-n-roll backgrounds.” The live performance is from 1 to 2 p.m. in Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia. No anxieties if it’s a incredibly hot day: The alliance has erected canopies to deliver far more shade, and both Sophie’s Scoops gelato and Batdorf and Bronson iced espresso are for sale in the park.

When she investigated kinkajous, freelance writer Molly Gilmore was astonished to discover that some folks maintain them as animals. She talks about what’s taking place in Olympia and beyond with 95.3 KGY-FM’s Michael Stein from 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays.