• SPSCC’s Native American Exhibition celebrates Hazel Pete
    Honoring the Legacy of Hazel Pete at SPSCC’s 2023 Native American Art Exhibition through Dec. 8th including baskets, mats, clothing and dolls from the 1800s through the present day.
  • The Capital City Chorus Returns With Annual “Christmas With the Chorus” Concert Series
    The Capital City Chorus is back with the fifth annual “Christmas with the Chorus” concert series taking place December 8 and 9 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and December 10 at the Capital High School Performing Arts Center. “Folks who … like to take in music and folks who like Christmas music, but also like to broaden their horizons a little bit,” said Daniel Colgan, about who might enjoy the upcoming concerts.
  • A Tale of Two Nutcrackers
    Both the Studio West Dance Theatre production, opening Nov. 24, and the Ballet Northwest version, opening Dec. 8, are beloved traditions. Studio West first performed the ballet in 2009, and the venerable Ballet Northwest premiered its version in 1983. “There’s always a buzz around The Nutcracker,” said Stephanie Wood-Ennett, the co-director of Studio West. “So many people feel that their holiday is not complete without it.”
  • Harlequin’s A Christmas Carol Is Evolving
    It’s the third season for Harlequin’s Christmas Carol. Aaron Lamb’s adaptation of the redemption story is both familiar and fresh, and he plans to refine it each year. There’s a twist in casting in this production: The spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future are all female.
  • O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy at the SPSCC Minnaert Center for the Arts
    “Think Mamma Mia with The Three Stooges, plus audience interaction at The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” “Theatre is in its essence an exercise in imagination,” says Alastair Knowles, who plays the eccentric Jamesy. “O Christmas Tea is exactly that, an exercise in imagination, on steroids.” At SPSCC’s Minnaert Center for the Arts on November 25th.
  • Getting Random: Selected Works by Jennifer West — The Evergreen State College’s Gallery Photoland
    The work of artist Jennifer West, graduate of The Evergreen State College, often extends beyond the bounds of genre, combining elements of fine art, performance and media. Showing at TESC’s Gallery Photoland through Dec. 15.
  • Peck Plays Range from Romantic to Ridiculous
    Peck Plays Range from Romantic to Ridiculous at OlyTheater: “It’s quite diverse,” said TAO vice president John Serembe, who’s organizing the event and directing two plays. “There’s a kind of romantic one and kind of a mystery. There’s one that has to do with climate change in a kind of fun, bizarre way. It’s told by trees. There’s one that’s a little bit absurdist with people playing fish. It’s just a real eclectic bunch. There’s a little bit of everything.”
  • The Art That Surrounds You, All in One Place: Tacoma Armory
    “Another thing I think is different and nice about this event is that it’s not just visual artists,” Daniel Garcia continues. “In some cases, we have literary artists, we have poets, we have dancers, so we’re really trying to find that whole realm of artistry and bring it through to Arts at the Armory.”
  • Movements in Time: Art by Maureen Bridget Murphy at Schwartz’s Bakery
    Maureen Bridget Murphy’s artwork, exhibited at Schwartz’s Bakery in Olympia through November, is diverse and many times layered, spanning the spectrum of color and form.
  • Misery – A Darkly Funny Thriller for the Halloween Season
    An author becomes caged by the fan who loves him the most. As days turn into weeks in Stephen King’s Misery at Tacoma Little Theatre, the dynamics between the two shift and change.