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One Starry Night at Living Water

One Starry Night at Living Water

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS Kids take the stage at Church of Living Water on December 2. One Starry Night, an evening of crafts, carols, choir and band...

a Christmas cactus

A Noir Christmas at Olympia Little Theatre

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS “Jake Marley was dead,” says director Kendra Malm, adding with a wink, “to begin with.” It’s a measure...

Christmas Forest photo by Pettepiece Photography

A Walk Through Providence Christmas Forest

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS In its 29th year, Providence Christmas Forest is a different kind of winter wonderland—a forest of trees and wreaths decorated in...

Sister's Christmas Catechism

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS From the coauthor of Late Nite Catechism comes the holiday comedy Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold for a...

Hari Kondabolu

Joking in a Dark Place With Hari Kondabolu

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Why is it such a common occurrence for comedians who talk politics to be met with the dismissive refrain, “Stick with the comedy?” For...

Iyad Burnat

Iyad Burnat: Political Activist and Author Reading

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Political activist and author Iyad Burnat is touring the Pacific Northwest this week to speak about his new book, Bil’in and the...

Mia Learner in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

OFT Has The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Two of the most treasured traditions at Olympia Family Theater (OFT) are the annual holiday show and the multigenerational cast show. This...

Jess Allan and Robert McConkey in The Physician in Spite of Himself

TAO Visits The Physician in Spite of Himself

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS In December, when most theaters are doing holiday shows, Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) presents Molière’s 17th-century farce The...

Thurston County Food Bank

Holiday Giving at Thurston County Food Bank

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS During the winter holidays, people’s thoughts turn to feasting: stuffing both turkeys and themselves. Thoughts also turn to giving:...

Olympia Farmers Market

Olympia Farmers Market Holiday Events

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The Olympia Farmers Market is celebrating the holidays this year by holding a “Farm2Table Thanksgiving” event Nov. 19 and 20 and a...