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International Guitar Night XXII

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA

The incredible longevity of International Guitar Night continues with its 22nd Anniversary North American Tour, featuring Italian acoustic rock sensation Luca Stricagnoli, progressive fingerstyle guitarist Thu Le from Vietnam, Hawaiian Slack Key master Jim Kimo West and Germany’s Latin Swing master Lulo Reinhardt. The sound of four exceptionally gifted guitarists […]

$57

Paint Party: Let It Snow

The Cider Barrel 110 4th Ave West, Olympia, WA

Paint Party at The Cider Barrel on Jan. 19 features artist Sandra Wallace, Seattle Cider Company and Kombuchaluv, which will be providing tastes as part of the experience. Sandra Wallace is a mix-media artist who loves teaching paint parties. Teaching others different art techniques while meeting people in the community […]

$55

Comedy Underground

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

Need a good laugh? Our signature comedy series means good times with friends or a unique date night. Featuring Sterling Scott with Jaren George and Emcee Amanda Arnold! The stand-up you love, in the intimacy of the Black Box! Recommended for ages 18+

$28

Black Box Jazz – Ann Reynolds & Clave Gringa

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

From the charm of the cha-cha-cha to the depth of AfroCuban rhythms, Clave Gringa presents a broad spectrum of Cuban music; original engaging compositions by Ann Reynolds as well as Cuban classics. Our Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from around the region. Jazz lovers […]

$32

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA

Pink Martini's "little orchestra" draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. Their arrangements of Latin music, jazz, cabaret and cinema scores come together in a sound that defies categorization, but is guaranteed to get the audience […]

$129

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Washington Center Main Stage 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA

Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of the […]

$49

Latin American Canto Nuevo Concert: Sin Fronteras

Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA

SIN FRONTERAS Latin American Nueva Canción Live Performance Friday, February 4, 2022 7-9 pm Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Ave E, Olympia Purchase concert tickets here Vaccination required to attend. October & November workshops with the band now open for registration. Open to ages 12+ and all skill levels. Read […]

$12

EVOLUTION

Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA

Emerald City Music is Olympia’s home for world-class classical music performances in an unstuffy environment.    This epic performance tells the tale of the world’s most loved and versatile instrument. Listeners will follow its physical evolution and the iconic music written at each stage of technological development:  from the harpsichord […]

$34 – $55

SPOTLIGHT: COMPOSER GEORGE CRUMB

Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA

“I am certain that most composers today would consider today’s music to be rich, not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles, technical procedures, and systems of esthetics.” – George Crumb   In this special theatrical evening, Emerald City Music hones in on the music and legacy of […]

$34 – $55

CLARINET DANCES

Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, WA

Emerald City Music is Olympia’s home for world-class classical music performances in an unstuffy, friendly environment.    Hear two remarkable and colorful clarinet quintets in one night! Carl Maria Von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet was written for his close friend, the clarinet virtuoso Heinrich Baermann. While the latter would have preferred […]

$34 – $55

INSOMNIA

Washington Center Blackbox 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA

“He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it’s probably only insomnia. Many must have it.” –Hemingway   In our busy world, rest comes with a price. 17th Century Count Keyserling was no stranger to restlessness. He […]

$34 – $55

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