painting by Megan Bailey

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re bringing you everything you need to know about debut author readings, hilarious plays and stunning art exhibits around Olympia. The only question is how you’ll pick from this week’s stellar lineup of events.

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




Kathryn Beall

Celebrate the life and memory of theater aficionado Kathryn Beall at the memorial celebration at Olympia Little Theatre.

Get lost in the world of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at Tumwater High School.

Visual Arts 

painting by Megan Bailey

Breathe life into the mundane at the Megan Joe Bailey exhibition at Allsorts Gallery.


photo by documentarian Anne Paq

Watch as the stories of families affected by war in Gaza unfold in Obliterated Families, an interactive documentary screening at Olympia Film Society.

Books and Words

Corinna Luyken

Let your mistakes inspire you at the Corinna Luyken author reading at Browser’s Bookshop.

Other Events

Fill your belly with delicious seafood and drink at the 19th-annual Shellfish Slurp at Fishtale Brew Pub.



Visual Arts 

"Shells," sculpture by Lucy Gentry Meltzer

Enjoy the whimsical, yet powerful creations of Lucy Gentry Meltzer’s Biophilia Collection at Salon Refu.


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