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"The Bangles" at Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2015

Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS Art never dies–and nothing sticks to people more than the music they grew up with, no matter how good or bad it was. You can’t...

Young Arts Ambassadors showcase

Young Arts Ambassadors

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS The Young Arts Ambassadors program (YAA) begins its third successive year this fall, and the window for new applicants is closing fast....

Chelsea Baker at Olympia Zine Fest 2015, photo by Emily McHugh

Olympia Zine Fest 2016

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Olympia Zine Fest (OZF) makes its second annual appearance this fall. The fun begins Sept. 30 with a pre-fest celebration with special New...

Kathryn Beall (director), Tom Lockhart and John Pratt of An Act of the Imagination

OLT’s Act of the Imagination

by Kristopher Stewart for OLY ARTS An Act of the Imagination combines the thrills and twists of Agatha Christie mysteries with the intimacy of small-scale theater. The...

Ms. Hattie Hotpants and Bettie Beelzebub, performing as The Red Rockets

Falling for Tush! Burlesque

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS For most of us, the arrival of autumn means breaking out hoodies and knitted sweaters. It’s quite the opposite, however, for...

Ryan Holmberg

A Pirate Play by Bryan Willis

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Bryan Willis’ I Love You, Flavilla–playing for one night only Sept. 19, International Talk Like a Pirate Day–might sound a...

Bikini Kill in 1991

Dance, Dance, Revolution: Olympia Music History at the Washington State History Museum

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Washington State History Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Revolution You Can Dance To,” opens Sept. 10 in Tacoma. The exhibit...

Brad Upton

The Dream Team of Stand-up Comedy

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Comedian Brad Upton writes about everyday life, a 28-year marriage and anything else that pops into his head. He’s a past winner...

An Improbable Peck of Plays

An Improbable Peck of Plays 5

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS An Improbable Peck of Plays turns five this year, presented by Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance in the...

Poppet

Poppet Stands Out

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS In an indie music culture which, in the past decade or so, favors stripped-down bands that offer no-frills music and disaffected live...