WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s an abundance of unique theater and live musical performances to help you coax spring out of its long hibernation. Pick your events, grab your tickets and prepare yourself for a fresh, arts-filled week! 

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




Jake Shimabukuro

Delve into the unknown world of concert ukeulele with Jake Shimabukuro at the Capitol Theater.

Relax to the folksy tunes of storyteller John McCutcheon at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.

Sit back and enjoy the classic sounds of acoustic guitar with Pat Donohue at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.

Welcome the sounds of the new season with The Olympia Chamber Orchestra’s Spring Concert at The Washington Center.



Try not to spoil the surprise of murder mystery The Mousetrap at Standing Room Only in Yelm.

Hold onto your seat at the suspense-filled Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom at SPSCC’s Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Tap into Russia’s punk culture at the world premiere of Pussy Riot Theater’s Revolution at the Capitol Theater.

Celebrate the opening of Olympia Choral Society’s first musical, Tents, at Timberline High School.

Root for the underdogs while watching The Understudy at Harlequin Productions.


Delight in the whimsical beauty of contemporary dance with Body Vox: Urban Meadow at The Washington Center.


Contemplate the abstract with media artist Alex MacKenzie’s Apparitions, an experimental film inspired by the clash of stereo imaging and socioeconomic forces, at The Loft at Buck’s Fifth Avenue.

Other Events

Laugh the night away at Gabriel Rutledge Comedy Night at The Washington Center.



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

Celebrate the feminine with Playhouse Creatures at The Midnight Sun.


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