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Christian Doyle, photo by Scot Whitney

Christian Doyle: The Natural

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS “Christian Doyle is one of those rare actors who makes it...

Rodney Crowell

A Music Fan’s Musician: Rodney Crowell

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS It’s not uncommon for certain members of musical...

South Sound BBQ Festival

Get Your Fingers Messy at the South Sound BBQ Festival

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS The Lacey Chamber of Commerce hosts the South Sound BBQ...

June and July film screenings at Olympia Film Society

Summer Screenings at Olympia Film Society

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS This June and July, the Olympia Film Society has a number...

Dana Winter, Heather Christopher, Meghan Goodman, Samantha Chandler and Katelyn Hoffman in 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

REVIEW: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at TAO

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Theater Artists Olympia’s 5 Lesbians Eating...

Weekend Preview: June 23, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’ve...

Apple Tree Productions

Apple Tree Productions’ Summer Shows

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Apple Tree Productions presents four exciting productions...

"Misty Falls," sumi ink by Andrea Erickson

Bamboo: The Summer Gentleman

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The loft-gallery space above Buck’s 5th Avenue is awash...

Lynette Charters

Lynette Charters: The Language of Materials

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS “You like to make pretty work about serious issues,”...

Tumwater Artesian Family Festival

Food, Fun and Fireworks on the Fourth of July

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Every Fourth of July the city of Tumwater pulls out...

The Lion King on Stage in Olympia

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS In summer 2017, Creative Theatre Experience will showcase two...

David Scherer-Water

Local, Satirical Author David Scherer-Water

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS There are unique and quirky aspects of Olympia that are...

Dmitri Matheny

Dmitri Matheny at Lacey in Tune

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS Sit back and relax with the soulful sound of a modern jazz...

Animal Fire Theatre Company

Summer Shakespeare in the Park

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS After a hiatus last summer, outdoor Shakespeare by Animal...

John Welsh Band

John Welsh Band at Lacey in Tune

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS With cultures mixing and matching with increasing...

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

Sundae + Mr. Goessl at Lacey in Tune

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Ideally, duos should possess the kind of magnetism and...

Blaze and Kelly

Blaze and Kelly at Lacey in Tune

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Sometimes it’s easy to hear the connection two...

The Olson Bros Band

The Olson Bros Band at Lacey in Tune

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Olson brothers of Olympia, Isaac and Luke, formed...

MissyG Band

MissyG Band at Lacey in Tune

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS While there are certainly plenty of talented country...

Blues County Sheriff

Blues County Sheriff at Lacey in Tune

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Get ready for a toe-tapping extravaganza from...

Spike and the Impalers

Spike and the Impalers at Lacey in Tune

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Spike and the Impalers, the classic-rock, alter-ego...

The Brass Patriots

The Brass Patriots at Lacey in Tune

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Some bands are as diverse in their musical abilities as...

Scott Cossu

Scott Cossu at Lacey in Tune

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Nationally known pianist Scott Cossu, who recently received...

High Sierra Jazz Band

High Sierra Jazz Band at Lacey in Tune

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Three Rivers, California at the entrance to the Sequoia...

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers Preach the Gospel of Bluegrass

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS It’s no surprise bluegrass brought The Slocan Ramblers...

LaVon Hardison

Jazz Cabaret Comes to St. John’s

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS St. John’s Episcopal Church, long known for its...

Anna Schlecht

Honoring Anna Schlecht

Capital City Pride 2017 will be the first such celebration in decades without local...

Elizabeth Lord

Elizabeth Lord: Storyteller

by Nora Kovacs for OLY ARTS “Once upon a time, there was a young woman who knew exactly...

Bat Boy: The Musical

A Tabloid Musical at SPSCC

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Some theatrical musicals originate as great novels...

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (not pictured)

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the Midnight Sun

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The next production from Theater Artists Olympia is...

Hands On Children's Museum Summer Splash

Summer Splash at Hands On Children’s Museum

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This summer at the Hands On Children’s Museum, kids can...

Love Letters

Epistolary Theater at OLT

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS The epistolary format (i.e., a story told through a series...

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