Lacey Ethnic Festival

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, the Lacey Ethnic Celebration brings more stunning music, dance, and cultural performances to the stage than you can count. Don’t forget all the other amazing theater and dance around town, either. Just grab your tickets and find a seat to relax in, because we’re bringing you a stellar lineup of events!

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




Let the haunting sounds of classical piano and cello envelop you at SPSCC’s An Evening of Chamber Music at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Wrap yourself in the historical sounds of traditional Yiddish music with Kesselgarden at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.

Slap your knees to bluegrass tunes at the March Steamboat Jam at Eastside Club Tavern.

Marvel at the voices of contemporary a cappella masters of St. John’s Series: The Esoterics at St. John’s Episcopal Church.


The Pirates of Penzance

See what everyone is talking about at one of the best-loved operettas, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Pirates of Penzance, at The Washington Center.

Books and Words 

Get swept up in the power of poetry at the Peter Ludwin reading presented by Olympia Poetry Network at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.


Studio West Dance Theatre

Let the music and dance carry you away at Studio West Dance Theatre’s Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Feel the joy of pure entertainment at burlesque variety show Tassel Tuesday at Rhythm & Rye.


Other Events

The Heartsparkle Players with top row Cameron Osier, Gaston Excell-Rehm, Sara Rucker and Lydia Beth Leimbach; Aeryk Bjork

Embrace the beauty of cultural diversity at Lacey Ethnic Celebration 2017 at Saint Martin’s University.

Take part in collaborative improv with the Heartsparkle Players’s Forever Young at Traditions Café and World Folk Art.



Jason Haws and David S. Hogan in The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Speculate about “whodunit” at the classic murder mystery The Mousetrap at Standing Room Only in Yelm.

Root for the underdog in The Understudy at Harlequin Productions.

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