WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, head downtown to enjoy show-stopping plays, photo documentaries and a workshop and reading with Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall. 

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




malachi graham

Kick your heels up with country and old-time bands Malachi Graham and Yodelady at The Pig Bar.

Have a bit of fun with children’s pop group Recess Monkey at the Lacey campus of South Puget Sound Community College.


Starry Messenger, art by Nikki McClure

Explore the galaxy while watching Starry Messenger, a play about the life of Galileo Galilei, at Olympia Family Theater.


Keep it local at South Puget Sound Community College’s premiere of SINK, a story about struggling to save oneself and family in a drug-dealing world, at the Minnaert Center.

Take in the beauty of National Geographic photographer Steve Winter’s Tigers Forever project at The Washington Center.

Books and Words

Hone your poetic skills at Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall’s poetry workshop at Arbutus Folk School.

Join Tod Marshall and Emily Van Kley for an unforgettable poetry reading at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.




Rachel Corrie

Learn about local history and activism at Harlequin Productions’s My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the State Theater.



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