Jefferson Spring Photography

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your Friday guide to events in Thurston County. As always, there’s a diverse array of musical performances around Olympia this week, plus unique dances and readings on the stage. Don’t let any rain keep you from experiencing the best art and culture Olympia has to offer. 

(Listen to our Podcast version of Weekend Preview – sponsored by Sandstone Distillery)

Follow the links below for more information on each event.



Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Relax to the sounds of string instruments at the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Concert at NOVA Middle School

Snap your fingers to musical performances by local youth at Cool Jazz Clean Water at The Washington Center

Trip the light fantastic with the Jive Aces Swing Band at Olympia Center

Get your fix of bluegrass at the Oly Mountain Boys’ CD release party at Rhythm & Rye

Feel the energy of rock and roll combined with classical music at Seattle Rock Orchestra: David Bowie at The Washington Center

Visual Arts 

Jefferson Spring Photography
Enjoy the Jefferson Spring photography exhibit Transition—Images of a Continent in Flux at Capitol Florist

Books and Words

Listen to local actors read from beloved children’s classics at Words, Words, Words: Hans Christian at the Midnight Sun

Other Events


Have fun with Adult Swim: Cocktails & Cosmonauts at the Hands On Children’s Museum

Fall in love with the flamenco artistry of Casa Patas—The Silences of the Dance at The Washington Center

Browse handcrafted goods and gather Thanksgiving essentials at Farm2Table Thanksgiving at the Olympia Farmers Market




Tap into your spontaneity with 30 Plays in 60 Minutes at St. Martin’s University

Contemplate identity while watching the play Cloud 9 at Minnaert Center for the Arts

Visual Arts 

Denise Emerson bag

Appreciate detailed artwork at the Native American Art Exhibit at the Minnaert Center for the Arts

Stand at the crossroads of art and science at Geraldine Ondrizek’s visual arts exhibit at Evergreen Gallery

Other Events

Don’t miss out on Sara Sparrow’s spectacular aerial performance Wee Small at Sparrow Studios 


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