WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s enough live music in Olympia to keep your toes tapping all night long, not to mention author readings at some of your favorite bookstores.

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




Celebrate the end of a beautiful, music-filled season at the South Puget Sound Community College’s Classical Concord, Romantic Dissonance orchestral concert at the Minnaert Center for the Arts mainstage.

Kick your boots off while enjoying live, country music by Rhinestone Country with DJ Alleycat at The Brotherhood Lounge.

Enjoy the soothing sounds of South Puget Sound Community College’s We’re Still Singing at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.


Hang on the words of your favorite performers at Readers Theater Unlimited June Play Showcase at Lacey Timberland Library.


Live it up with Rock Candy Burlesque at the monthly burlesque-and-variety revue Tassel Tuesday at Rhythm & Rye.

Books and Words

Overcome midlife woes at Claire Dederer’s author talk at Browsers Bookshop.

Delve into local history and lore at the Les Eldridge and John W. Hough author talk at Browsers Bookshop.

Other Events

Support diversity in your community at the Equality March for Unity & Pride Olympia at Sylvester Park.


Visual Arts 

Contemplate the mysteries of the human experience at the Jeff Pasek: UnLands abstract-art exhibit at The Washington Center.

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