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Gallery Talk with Kcie Monk

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma

Join us in the Building 4 Art Gallery to explore the 2nd Annual Black Artists Exhibition and hear a 15-minute talk from exhibition artist Kcie Monk.

Free

Gallery Talk with Sabreehna Essien

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College 6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma

Join us in the Building 4 Art Gallery to explore the 2nd Annual Black Artists Exhibition and hear a 15-minute talk from exhibition artist Sabreehna Essien.

Free

Places Where I Belong: A Playback Theatre performance

Olympia Family Theater 612 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA, United States

Join Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective for a conversation through storytelling and theatre. Come experience the magic of Playback Theatre with Window Seat’s team of theatre artists. Share stories and see them played back artistically on the spot. What does “access-for-all” mean? When are moments and experiences in your life of finding places of belonging? ...

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$100

We Need Space! A Collaborative Zine Workshop

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

This zine making workshop explores themes from Window Seat Media’s Community Roots Oral History Project exhibit that will be on display at the library February 8-March 11. Our need for affordable spaces to live, work, and gather is a common thread in the oral history narratives collected for the project, and it continues today as ...

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Free

We Need Space! A collaborative zine-making workshop

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

Our need for affordable spaces to live, work, and gather is a common thread in our Community Roots oral history narratives, and it continues today as Thurston County continues to experience rising rental and real estate costs. In this zine-making workshop, participants will work with prompts centered around the importance of access to affordable spaces ...

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Free

SOGO Winter Concert

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia

The Winter Concert highlights a variety of musical styles. Music Director Cameron May leads the Conservatory Orchestra in Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody and Moncayo’s Huapango, a dance-like work. SOGO member Cade McBride has arranged Debussy’s piano work The Sunken Cathedral for orchestra. The concert closes with a true barn burner with the fourth ...

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$6 – $8

Lacey Cultural Celebration

Saint Martin's University 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Lacey Cultural Celebration Saturday, March 9, 10am-6pm Saint Martin’s University Savor the sights & sounds of the world without leaving Lacey! Join us as we celebrate the heritage and cultures of our community at this FREE Festival. This year will be bigger than ever as we bring the world to you!  Enjoy music and dance ...

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Free

Bravery & Belonging: All-ages Playback Theatre event with Brave Practice

Briggs Community YMCA Large Multipurpose Room, 1530 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia

Come join Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective, Window Seat's collective of theatre artists, for a community reflection through storytelling and theatre about living out our shared values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. What does it take to step into a new space for the first time? How have you experienced being welcomed into this community? Where ...

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Free and by donation

Creativity Salons hosted by Window Seat Media, monthly

The Liberation Collective, YWCA Friendship Hall 220 Union Ave SE, Olympia

Come learn from and with other artists. Work on a creative project, build skills in your chosen artistic practice and gain insight from other creatives during your process. Window Seat Media is hosting a space to support community members engaging in creativity. Bring a storytelling project in your chosen medium that you want to work ...

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Free and by donation

MCE: HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia

Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival has been called “the granddaddy of all singing contests” for a cappella groups. It embraces all styles of music performed a cappella, from doo-wop and barbershop, gospel, and jazz to exciting new directions of contemporary vocal harmony. The PNW 2023 champions, Outpour, return as hosts for this high energy event featuring the ...

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$23 – $28

Creativity Salons hosted by Window Seat Media, monthly

The Liberation Collective, YWCA Friendship Hall 220 Union Ave SE, Olympia

Come learn from and with other artists. Work on a creative project, build skills in your chosen artistic practice and gain insight from other creatives during your process. Window Seat Media is hosting a space to support community members engaging in creativity. Bring a storytelling project in your chosen medium that you want to work ...

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Free and by donation

MCE: Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War”

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia

Haydn composed this mass in 1796, one of the most popular of his mass settings, at the time of Austria’s general mobilisation into war. With the title, “Mass in Time of War,” Haydn subtly moves the focus from the conflict itself to what it means to those who must endure its consequences–who understand what it means to ...

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$12 – $24