Weekend Preview: Guide to Events in Thurston County (Jan. 20, 2017)

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia artists are stretching their wings to bring you amazing crossover events in literature, music and dance. We’ll make sure you know exactly where to go to get your fix of excitement in the arts.  

Click here to listen to our podcast version of Weekend Preview, sponsored by Sandstone Distillery.

Follow the links below for more information on each event.





Relax to the jazzy tunes of PC & J and Friends at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.

Feel the rhythm and groove at the Polyrhythmics with Luna Melt concert at Rhythm & Rye.

Tap into your inner punk with Table Sugar and Deadbeat Club at Le Voyeur Café and Lounge.

Get your heart pumping with music by The Bill Ramsay Big Band at Rhythm & Rye.


Rachel Corrie

Learn about the life of local activist Rachel Corrie at Harlequin Productions’ My Name is Rachel Corrie at the State Theater.

Visual Arts 

Becky Knold

Let your eyes feast on beautiful artwork at the reception for The Ways We See, a painting exhibit at The Washington Center.

Books and Words

Sit back and enjoy the musings of local authors at A Musical, Literary Evening with Gina Marie Mammano and Rick Vander Kam at Browsers Bookstore.

Lose yourself in the story at Emily Robbins’ author reading at Orca books.

Work on your writing at StoryOly’s storytelling workshop at the Olympia Community Center. (Preregistration is required.)

Other Events

STOMP, photo by Steve McNicholas

Feel the rush of high-energy music and dance from Stomp at The Washington Center.




Enjoy the synthesis of literature and theater at Capital Productions’ Of Mice and Men at Capital High School.



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