LaVon Hardison

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, the theater community brings a stellar lineup of unique performances to the stage while Capital City Pride kicks off in downtown Olympia. OLY ARTS can’t wait to help you celebrate the arts in style.

Click here to listen to our podcast version of Weekend Preview, sponsored by Shur-Kleen Car Wash.

Follow the links below for more information on each event.




Sing to your heart’s content at the live-recorded Karaoke Oly at TCTV.

Tap your toes to the snazzy beats of St. John’s Jazz Cabaret at St. John’s Episcopal Church.


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (not pictured)

Get lost in the hilarious twists of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at The Midnight Sun Performance Space.

Fall in love with your favorite actors as they hit the stage with Love Letters at Olympia Little Theatre. This weekend’s performers are Jim and Susan Patrick (Friday), Larry Bonner and BarbaraAnn Smith (Saturday) and Ingrid Pharris Goebel and Tim Goebel (Sunday).

Laugh out loud to a playful mix of musical theater and cheeky songs at Musical Comedy Cruise: Hijinks on the High Seas at The Washington Center.

Books and Words

Embrace the power of the written word with Pacific Northwestern LGBTQ authors at the RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE book launch and reading at Obsidian.

Get lost in the true stories of Olympia’s best storytellers at StoryOly, held at Rhythm & Rye.  This month’s theme is “Hopeful.”

Other Events

Let your hands take over for an afternoon of crafting and camaraderie at Come Craft With Me at Lacey Timberland Library. This month’s craft is ink-tile painting.

Support and celebrate diversity within the community at Olympia’s Capital City Pride festival:

Friday: Live it up at the Pride Kick-Off street party in front of Oly Underground.

Saturday: Feel the solidarity of the annual Pride Parade from the Capitol to Heritage Park.

Saturday: Enjoy the fruits of your labor at the Pride Festival at Heritage Park.


Visual Arts 

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

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