Welcome to our free community calendar of arts events! The events below have been submitted by organizations and community members. Events are not sponsored or endorsed by OLY ARTS.

“Material Matters” Fine Art & Craft Exhibition

Childhood's End Gallery 222 4th Ave W, Olympia

Material Matters is a collection of bold new work in a diverse array of materials. Five local artists present their work in cut feathers (Chris Maynard), batik (Lisa Kattenbraker), ceramic sculpture (Garrison Coverdale), watercolor (Julie Creighton), and carved blocks (Sara Gettys). Come by during our open hours to explore the […]

Building Madness by Kate Danley

State Theater 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA

Professional World Premiere and Winner of the Panowski Playwriting Award Max and Paul are just trying to keep their architecture company afloat, but they accidentally hired the mob to build a police retirement home. They may never get the project done in this screwball comedy, but they are most definitely […]

$28 – $43

April Fools’ Live Painting Challenge

InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique 207 1st Street South, Yelm, WA

Watch InGenius! featured artists Ashley Larsen, Michelle Osborne & Payette Still paint live & improvised! Audience members help determine what the artists paint by providing painting prompts, which will be pulled from the April Fool's hat and unknown to everyone, especially the artists! In three rounds of 15 minutes each, […]



Capitol Theater 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA

It has been said that the IQU (formally icu) way was to translate electronic music as a live performance. Along with the usual electronic music equipment, they play live instruments such as theremin (KO plays it like no one else), guitar, turntables, organs, vintage synths, talk box, and whatever else […]

$10 – $12

Silent Movie: a Buster Keaton Collection

Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA

Experience silent films the way they were meant to be seen and heard! Celebrate the Centennial year of these classic Buster Keaton films: The Balloonatic, The Love Nest, and Our Hospitality. Our own house organist, the world-class theater organist Dennis James brings the silent era to life performing on our […]

$21 – $26

LEGO Brick Builders

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA

Join us in the library meeting room for a LEGO® Brick building challenge! The library will provide LEGO Bricks and a building prompt, and attendees will have time to build and submit their finished pieces. Finished creations will be displayed inside the library for the following month. Ages 6 and […]


Comedy Underground

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

Comedy Underground is back to make you laugh. Each event features a new slate of touring comedians that are sure to make you laugh out loud! Recommended for ages 18+.

$28 – $36

Shrink Art

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA

Join us for shrinky art! We will be using shrink plastic to create designs that we will put on keychains, earrings, necklaces, and more. Open to ages 8-18.


Listen Here: a Lunch Break Story Time for Adults

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

This month's story time is in-person in the Olympia library meeting room.  You can also watch on Zoom.  You must register to receive a Zoom link. Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction.  This month […]


Black Box Jazz: Frank Kohl and John Stowell

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

John Stowell is an internationally recognized guitarist and clinician, traveling the world teaching and performing. John has performed or recorded with Milt Jackson, Herb Ellis, Larry Coryell and many many others. LA Times has said of John: “a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of […]

$32 – $39

Mercury Rising: A Queen Tribute Fundraiser for Theater Artists Olympia

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA

Mercury Rising, the first Olympia based Queen tribute band, is finally ready to take the stage after their much anticipated 2020 debut was canceled by a certain worldwide event.  It's 2023, Mercury Rising is ready to rock, and you won't want to miss it! Vocals: Jerod Nace, Bruce Hasel, Amy […]

$15 – $25


Capitol Theater 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA

Few artists of recent memory have proven their originality and devotion to pure American heavy metal like CHRISTIAN MISTRESS. Formed in Olympia, Washington in 2008, the band quickly distinguished themselves through their grit and style as well as through their unique vocal presence, the rich guitar harmonies, and the strong […]

$12 – $15