WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are more than enough theater performances to keep you in your seat, waiting for lights to dim and curtains to raise in theaters across Olympia.

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




Rufus Wainwright

Enjoy the musical styling of multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist Rufus Wainwright at The Washington Center.


Our Town cast members Brian Tyrrell, Clarke Hallum and McKenna Soderberg

Become a part of the performance at Our Town, a metatheatrical play that breaks the fourth wall, at Olympia High School.

Immerse yourself in the world of the theater at the Thespian Festival at Olympia High School’s Performing Arts Center.

Delight in the variety of Winter One-Acts, a festival featuring a trio of one-act plays, at Timberline High School.

Other Events

Pizza Klatch

Support a worthy cause while enjoying a night on the town at Pizza Klatch’s third annual “gayla” concert and auction at The Washington Center. (This event occurs in conjunction with the Rufus Wainwright concert, but kicks off earlier in the evening). Pizza Klatch is an LGBT support group in Thurston County.




Starry Messenger, art by Nikki McClure

Remember the life and story of a local activist at Harlequin Productions’s My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the State Theater.

Lose yourself in the wonders of Starry Messenger, a play about the life of Galileo Galilei, at Olympia Family Theater.


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