5 Things To Do Today: "Hannah Arendt," author Timothy Egan, Wally & The Beaves and more ...

By Volcano Staff on October 1, 2013

TUESDAY, OCT. 1 2013 >>>

1. The Grand Cinema screens Hannah Arendt, a biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker - controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils - introduced her now-famous concept of the "Banality of Evil." Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, the film beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. Catch it at 2:40 and 6:45 p.m.

2. Every Tuesday, Maxwell's Speakeasy serves two chef's choice appetizers and two house wines or draft beers for $15. Chef Slater and server extraordinaire and wine pro Kent Bolden sample wines weeks in advance, mull them over, discuss possible pairings, sample more, then create an awesome dining experience.

3. Timberland Reads Together - a month-long series exploring a novel's importance in society through assemblies, images, film, live music and theater - has invited author Timothy Egan, who penned Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, to kick off the program at 7 p.m. in the Olympia Timberland Library.  Egan will recount the pioneering photographer Edward Curtis' life-risking effort to document the disappearing North American Indian nation, offering insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate, and the posthumous discovery of his achievements. 

4. "Now Wally, I want you to go in the living room and pick up those orange peels that you left on the coffee table. If your father comes home and sees them he'll be in a terrible mood all through dinner and won't let you and The Beaves rock the Red Wind Casino at 6:30 p.m." - June Cleaver

5. Though the musicians at the Olympia Songwriters' Circle may not sit around and sing "Kumbaya," they are still offered a relaxed, supportive and collaborative vibe at 7 p.m. in Traditions Cafe. Everyone is invited to come with instruments, but the circle is also open to people who may only want to listen and observe.

LINK: Tuesday, Oct. 1 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area