RADCO's "Tennis Shoes and Tutus"

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will throw its doors open during Fall Arts Walk. On Friday, see an hour-long performance by Random Acts of Dance Collective, led by Karen Kirsch. Or catch outdoor performances by Studio West Dance Academy students. They’ll treat the crowd to hip-hop and a revival of “Tutus and Tennis Shoes,” an informal version of one of the studio’s classic or contemporary pieces. On Saturday, members of the public can try their hands at conducting members of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and the Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia in interactive performances between noon and 2 p.m. The Washington Center gallery will also be open, with oil paintings by Mark Larson on display. In his series New Totems, environmentalist and outdoorsman Larson aims to show how people intersect with and have an impact on nature.

What: Arts Walk performances

Where: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts,
512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6;
noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7

How much: free

Learn more: 360-753-8586 / The Washington Center