WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s a variety of music, theater, readings, and comedic performances to make you smile from ear to ear. All you need to do is pick which event to see and then sit back and enjoy the show. 

Follow the links below for more information on each event




Get your fill of classical music with Emerald City Music’s Darkness Visible at Lagerquist Concert Hall, Tacoma

Relax to the sounds of Olympia Chamber Orchestra’s Autumnal Reflections at the Washington Center




Feel spontaneous while watching 30 Plays in 60 Minutes at St. Martin’s University

Ponder identity and politics with the play Cloud 9 at Minnaert Center for the Arts

Visual Arts 

Joanne Osband


Take a peek at watercolor paintings at the Joanne Osband Open Studio in her artist space




Tap into the strange with OFS Presents All Freakin’ Night at Capitol Theater

Books and Words



Feel your cheeks flush at the Diary Disclosure #7 reading at Obsidian

Watch a collaborative public performance by The Heartsparkle Players, Finding Our Voice at Traditions Café

Learn a thing or two at the Creating a Poetry Chapbook workshop at Olympia Center

Watch a storytelling slam unfold with StoryOly at Rhythm & Rye (this month’s theme: the infamous “double take”)

Wax poetic at the monthly reading of Olympia Poetry Network at Traditions Café and World Folk Art

Other Events



Laugh out loud with Live Stand-Up Comedy at Olympia Film Society

Attend the dazzling aerial performance Wee Small at Sparrow Studios

Browse handcrafted goods at the Olympia Weavers Guild 33rd-Annual Show and Sale at the South Bay Fire Department

Smile, laugh and live a little at the Seattle International Comedy Competition at Washington Center





Indulge in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night at Tumwater High School

Visual Arts

“Chromosome Painting Edition II 1-X” by Geraldine Ondrizek, dyed silk, photo by Lynette Charters


Don’t miss out on Geraldine Ondrizek’s visual arts exhibit at Evergreen Gallery

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