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Jeffrey Painter, Jessica Weaver, Adam St. John and Kira Batcheller of Two Gents

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Two decades after he last directed The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Scot Whitney of Harlequin Productions is at it again. This show, featuring...

Isaac McKenziesullivan as Gerald the Elephant and Joanna Gibson as Piggie

Elephant & Piggie Take the Stage

by Kelli Samson for OLY ARTS Opening the 2016-2017 season at Olympia Family Theater (OFT) is Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” Parents and young...

Debbie Barho Sampson and Ryan Holmberg in TAO's An Improbable Peck of Plays

A Helping Hand to Theater Artists Olympia

As OLY ARTS reported in August, Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) is in dire need of monetary donations to help launch its 2016-2017 season and maintain the scrappy...

Sam Miller at Le Voyeur

Vomity Comedy

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Seeing stand-up comedy live can be exhilarating. Even if the comedian is a seasoned performer, it’s never a given that a show will go...

Anna Badkhen

Anna Badkhen at Browsers Bookshop

Anna Badkhen writes about people in extremis, exposing the world’s iniquities by honoring the lives these iniquities most affect. Her investigation into what it means...

Dean Schmidt (bassist, left) and Bernie Jacobs (flutist)

Olympia Jazz Walk 2016

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympia loves Arts Walk, when businesses become galleries and people who crave culture stroll the streets. This Saturday, the city gets...

Words, Words, Words: Science Fiction

Words, Words, Words Goes Back to the Future

Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) will present an evening of science fiction in the Midnight Sun Performance Space. This event marks the sixth installment in the ongoing...

The new bookmobile with artists (from left to right) Nikki McClure, Ira Coyne and Jay T. Scott.

Olympia Library’s New Bookmobile

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The downtown Olympia Timberland Regional Library now has a child-size, handmade bookmobile built by local woodworker Jay T. Scott, with a...

Scott Douglas and supporters in TAO's Seven Ways to Get There

Fall Shows From Theater Artists Olympia

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) has announced its fall 2016 stage offerings exclusively to OLY ARTS. As it has for the past four years,...

Sharon Stearnes

Stearnes and the Andy Crow Mighty Wurlitzer

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Sharon Stearnes, the organist for the Seattle Mariners from 1985 to 1990, will play the 1924 Wurlitzer organ at The Washington Center for...