The Time Jumpers

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’ll fill you in on all the live storytelling, toe-tapping music and student-led performances happening around town. Join Olympia’s arts and culture community and start the new year off with a bang.

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




The Time Jumpers

Lose yourself in the music of the Grammy-nominated band, The Time Jumpers, at The Washington Center.

Books and Words

Wax poetic at Olympia Poetry Network’s Clemens Starck poetry reading at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.

Delight in improv-storytelling at The Heartsparkle Players’ Stories of Food: Growing It, Eating It, Sharing It at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.

Hang on the words of Olympia’s many storytellers at StoryOly at Rhythm & Rye. This month’s theme is “Second Wind.”

Merge your love of poetry and visual art at “Van Gogh Café” at Pioneer Elementary School. A small gathering of students and teachers invite the public to enjoy poetry and art they’ve created in honor of Vincent van Gogh.

Other Events

Let yourself be swept away by The Illuminated Ball, a fundraiser for Olympia’s Procession of the Species, at the Eagles Ballroom. This event includes live music by Blind Facsimile, a pageant performance by Radco and aerialists and a silent auction.




Revisit one of Steinbeck’s classic stories at Capital Productions’ Of Mice and Men at Capital High School.


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