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Puget Sound Book Artists 13th Annual Members’ Exhibition: Time Travel: A Creative Journey Through Time

Collins Library University of Puget Sound 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, Tacoma WA

Playful and profound, the Puget Sound Book Artists 13th Annual Members’ Exhibition on the theme of Time Travel will be exhibited at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, from June 4–August 1, 2024. It will also be shown at The Evergreen State College Library, in Olympia, from September 29–December 20, 2024. On display ...

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Fall Arts Walk Registration – Artists and Hosting Locations

Arts Walk Event Website The Creative District, Olympia, United States

Arts Walk invites artists and performers of all art forms and their host locations to register as participants for fall Arts Walk 2024, October 4 & 5. Arts Walk is a community-wide celebration of the arts that happens in partnership with local businesses and organizations. Participation is simple: between now and July 15 (although earlier ...

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Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Voyage Into the Hidden Universe

Decatur Woods Park 1015 Decatur Street SW, Olympia, WA, United States

String and Shadow Puppet Theater's 5th annual giant puppet show, Or So It Would Seam begins at the beginning of... everything. From ancient asteroids recounting the origins of the universe to a subway train traveling across dimensions. It is equal parts outer-space odyssey, whimsical fairy tale, and slap-stick clown show. A sci-fi folktale populated with succulent ...

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$20

Lacey in Tune

Huntamer Park 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Come experience the harmony of music and nature at Lacey in Tune. This FREE family-friendly musical series brings together talented artist of various performances. From interactive children’s songs, Classic rock hits, and Celtic Folk music to Reptile Presentations, Comedic Pirates, Amazing Magic and so much more! There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Pack a picnic, ...

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Free

Play in the Parks

Gather the kids and join us Thursday afternoons for fun and laughter at different parks in Lacey for our Play in the Park series.  Come enjoy this wonderful opportunity to bond with family and friends with FREE entertainment and activities in July and August!

Free

Summer at the Schmidt Speakeasy Garden Party

Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater, WA 98501 330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater, WA, United States

Experience the roaring 20’s on the grounds of the Schmidt House. Play croquet on the expansive lawn in your best dress, discover a hidden Speakeasy inside the Schmidt House where hand-crafted drinks are made, and enjoy live music, a silent film, and other activities that bring back the Prohibition era. Proceeds will fund a music ...

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$100

Corpses, Fools, and Monsters: A Trans Film Fest

Capitol Theater 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA, United States

On July 13th the Library is hosting a free author talk with trans film writers Caden Mark Gardner and Willow Catelyn Maclay, whose book Corpses, Fools, and Monsters: The History and Future of Transness in Cinema hits shelves on July 9th. The following weekend (7/19-7/21) the Olympia Film Society is screening six films written about at length ...

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IN THE SPIRIT Opening Night & Artist Awards

Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Guests are invited to gain first access to the 19th Annual IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition at the Washington State History Museum. Tour the exhibition, enjoy light refreshments and an awards ceremony with contributing artists. The awards categories include Best in Show, Spirit of the Northwest, Honoring Innovation, Honoring the Ancestors, and the Purchase Prize. ...

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Free

Lantern Lights the Library: Live Music

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

This series of events makes local music accessible to people of all ages in a safe, fun environment. The lineup this month is Manic Pixie Dream Boat (Oly), The Etnos (Oly), and Titans of Industry (PDX). We'll have light snacks and earplugs available. Come experience local music and get loud at the library! Thank you to Lantern Records ...

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Free

The 19th Annual IN THE SPIRIT Arts Market and Northwest Native Festival

Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

The IN THE SPIRIT Arts Market and Northwest Native Festival is an annual summer celebration of Native arts and culture. The festival offers a variety of activities for all ages, including art exhibitions, a fashion show at the Tacoma Art Museum, live performances, artisan vendors, interactive activities, and food. This free community event is hosted ...

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Free

Stories in the Park, Stories in the Dark

Squaxin Park 2600 E Bay Dr NE, Olympia, WA, United States

Stories in the Park, Stories in the Dark, Features live storytelling, folktales, humorous stories, and spooky stories told in the second hour. Stories told in the ancient tradition from the creative minds of the storytellers of the South Sound Story Guild. We are a non-profit community organization preserving the art of the spoken story told ...

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Free

Eco-Fair and Eco-Art Fair

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1601 North St. SE, Olympia, WA, United States

“What on Earth Can YOU Do?”  Is the Eco-Fair theme. It is an opportunity for folks to explore ways to take action that will help slow climate change, reduce household costs, and protect local ecosystems.  The general public is invited to learn what they can do in their homes, garden, driving, travel, conservation and much ...

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Free
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