Weekend Preview: Feb. 24, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re bringing you an eclectic mix of music, dance and cheeky theater to keep you smiling in your seat throughout the night. We hope you’re ready, Olympia, because the arts community is bringing you its best!


Click here to listen to our podcast version of Weekend Preview, sponsored by Alan Fuller of Windermere Real Estate Olympia.

Follow the links below for more information on each event.




The Gravity Quartet

Keep punk rock alive with The Crocodile Presents: MIKE WATT + THE MISSINGMEN plus Toys That Kill at Capitol Theater BACKSTAGE.

Delight in the intricate sounds of German baroque chamber music at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Celebrate the month of love with wine, music and chocolate at The Gravity Quartet concert at ArtHouse Design.


Fall back in love with the classic musical Annie, presented by the OSD Players at OHS Performing Arts Center.

Poke fun at Victorian melodrama while enjoying the comic opera Ruddigore at Saint Martin’s University.


Learn about a child’s experience with undocumented parents in the ethnographic film Sad Happiness: Cinthya’s Cross Border Journey at Saint Martin’s University.


Experience the multifaceted beauty of dance at the Olympia Dance Festival at The Washington Center.

Books and Words

Browse used books, CDs and DVDs while enjoying delicious snacks at one of Olympia’s largest, annual used-book sales, Books, Brownies & Beans at Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Other Events

Blush at the risqué moves of fictitious male strippers at the improv comedy show The Comic Strippers at The Washington Center.

Eat to your heart’s content while supporting Thurston County Food Bank at Pie Fest ’17 at Olympia Center.




Dana Winter, Lanita Grice, Heather Christopher, Kate Ayers and Jesse Morrow in Playhouse Creatures

Lose yourself in the political intrigue and steamy love triangles of Or, at Olympia Little Theatre.

Put yourself in the theatrical shoes of 17th-century actresses with Playhouse Creatures at The Midnight Sun.

Visual Arts 

Take in the stunning photography and cultural importance of Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.


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