Giselle at Studio West Dance Theatre

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re bringing you everything you need to know about amazing events you can only find in Olympia, including the Spring Arts Walk, Luminary Procession and Procession of the Species. We hope you’re ready for a weekend full of jaw-dropping visual arts, theater and live performances.


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Follow the links below for more information on each event.



Spring Arts Walk 

Join in the community-wide celebration of the arts at this year’s Spring Arts Walk, happening throughout downtown Olympia on Friday and Saturday.

Delight in the glowing lights of the Luminary Procession as it winds along Fifth Avenue and Washington in downtown Olympia on Friday.

Embrace your connection to the natural world at the Procession of the Species, starting at Legion Way and Jefferson in downtown Olympia on Saturday.


Let the nostalgia of Grease wash over you at Capital High School.

Relax while watching the easy charm of the romantic comedy Present Laughter at Harlequin Productions, opening Thursday.


Giselle at Studio West Dance Theatre

Lose yourself in the timeless story of Giselle, presented by Studio West Dance Theatre at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.


Honor the king of pop at Seattle Rock Orchestra: Michael Jackson, at Olympia Film Society.



Visual Arts 

painting by Megan Bailey

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


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