WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’ve got all the behind-the-scenes details you’ll need to plan an amazing weekend full of theater, author readings and music in Olympia! 

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Follow the links below for more information on each event.




The Brass Patriots

Celebrate the start of Lacey in Tune with Recess Monkey at Huntamer Park at Woodland Square.

Meet the jazzy, musical ambassadors of the Washington Army National Guard, The Brass Patriots, at Huntamer Park at Woodland Square.


Bat Boy: The Musical

Get carried away with the tabloid story of Bat Boy: The Musical at the Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Tag along for the emotional roller-coaster of First Date at Harlequin Productions.

Visual Arts 

"Misty Falls," sumi ink by Andrea Erickson

Appreciate the beauty of heavy ink and practiced brushwork at Bamboo: The Summer Gentleman, a calligraphy and sumi artists’ exhibit at The Loft Gallery at Buck’s 5th Avenue.


Books and Words

Stephen Holgate

Discover the quirky stories behind some of Olympia’s favorite locales at a David Scherer-Water reading at Orca Books.

Delve into exotic lands and culture at the Stephen Holgate author talk at Browser’s Bookshop.





5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (not pictured)

Laugh out loud at the misadventures of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at The Midnight Sun Performance Space.

Feel the weight of falling in love at Love Letters at Olympia Little Theatre. This week’s performers are Micheal O’Hara and Sharry O’Hare (Friday), Jean Kivi Thomas and Jess Thomas (Saturday), Chris and Heather Cantrell (Sunday) and Cori DeVerse and Cameron Waters (next Thursday).

Visual Arts

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


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