WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s a variety of musical and theatrical performances happening around town and brand-new visual arts exhibits to enjoy. Don’t forget the unique Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration, either. It’s bound to knock your socks off.

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Follow the links below for more information on each event:



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Catch the choral performance of A Pirate Christmas at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Tap your feet to the acoustic rock and country rhythms of Austin Radio at Forrey’s Forza.

Relax while you listen to Masterworks Choral Ensemble’s Jingle: A Christmas Celebration at The Washington Center.

Reacquaint yourself with the classics at the South Puget Sound Orchestra’s Holiday Concert at the Minnaert Center for the Arts. [/lgc_column]


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Watch a Yule-themed mystery unfold with A Christmas Cactus at Olympia Little Theatre.

Enjoy an evening of choirs, crafts and bands at One Starry Night at The Church of Living Water.

Take a comedy break from holiday sentimentality at The Physician in Spite of Himself at The Midnight Sun.[/lgc_column]

Visual Arts

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Delight in an abundance of local art at the Artists’ Gallery Holiday Art Show at the Capital Mall Upper Promenade.

Take in the colors and textures of Bill Collin’s exhibit at Allsorts Gallery.

Support The Other Bank while enjoying positive vibes, art and music at the Vegan Mix and Mingle fundraiser at Gallery Boom.[/lgc_column]

Books and Words

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Delve into the literary world of both emerging and well-known writers at Creative Colloquy Olympia’s reading and open mic at Forrey’s Forza.

Get a feel for a musician’s life on the road at the Kenny Peck author reading at Last Word Books.

Get cozy with local storytellers as they read original work at Lamps and Rugs and Stories at Salon Refu. [/lgc_column]

Other Events

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Laugh with comedic performers Hari Kondabolu and Elicia Sanchez at the Capitol Theater.

Gather the family and head down to the Lacey Parade of Lights at Huntamer Park at Woodland Square.

Watch the harbor light up for the holidays at the Annual Lighted Ships Parade at Port Plaza.

Bask in the festivities of the Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration at Capitol Theater, which includes costumes, cocktails, live music and a stage show.[/lgc_column]




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Start a new holiday tradition by attending the family play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Olympia Family Theater.

Lose yourself in nostalgia for the 1960s while watching The Stardust Christmas Enchantment at Harlequin Productions.


Visual Arts

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

Appreciate true artistry across different media at the Native American Art Exhibit at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.


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