Welcome to our free community calendar! The events below have been submitted by organizations and community members. Events are not sponsored or endorsed by OLY ARTS.

Free Range Drag (& Variety) Show

cryptatropa bar 421 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA, WA

Come and feel the love with our Chickens and Special Guests at A Free Range Drag (& Variety) Show! Friday, February 10th 2023 Doors at 730 PM Show starts at 8 PM $13 at the door Cast: Carrie Morningwood Mx. Latina K. Turner D'Ho Candace Lexia Ali Doom Crystyl Jewyl […]


Unrivaled: The Pianists of Cliburn

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

Emerald City Music presents winners of the 2022 Van Cliburn Competition alongside legendary pianist, Wu Han in our beautiful South Sound home venue: The Minnaert Center.    Program: Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite for two pianos (arr. Nicholas ECONOMOU) (1892) Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Suite No. 1 for two pianos, Op. 5 […]

$10 – $40

Black Box Jazz: Greta Matassa

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

Greta Matassa is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today. She is a member of the Seattle Jazz hall of fame and has been voted “Northwest Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz eight times in 15 years! She was voted again, Vocalist of the Year in […]

$32 – $39

Build a Microtonal Zither with Ben Luca Robertson, Ph.D.

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

In this one day course, each student will construct a five-string zither with moveable bridges. In addition to instrument-making skills, the class provides students with a hands-on introduction to the basic concepts behind just intonation, microtonal music, and different Non-Western scales. Through guided experimentation, each student will construct their own […]


TCMedia Presents: Studio A Concert with Randal Bays and Clint Dye

440 Yauger Way SW Suite C, Olympia WA 98502 440 Yauger Way SW Suite C, Olympia

Join us for a spirited evening of award-winning traditional Irish music with fiddler Randal Bays and guitarist Clint Dye as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day early! Both Randal and Clint are residents of the greater Seattle area. Enjoy our Studio A transformed into an intimate setting, perfect for enjoying a […]


The Sitkovetsky Trio

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

Emerald City Music peeks into the musical friendship of two iconic composers – Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms – in the intimate setting of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.   Program: Robert SCHUMANN: Phantasiestüke Op. 88 (1842) Johannes BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 (1853, 1899)   […]

$10 – $40

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) Winter Concert!

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

Lead. Inspire. Perform. :|| Orchestrating lifelong participation in the arts.   Sunday March 5th, 4pm at the Washington Center. Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia presents our winter season concert featuring student clarinet soloist Alessandro Martinez, and local composer James DeHart. This concert will also showcase our amazing Teaching Artists performing […]

$8 – $21


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

The 2022 PNW champions, Verdant A Cappella, return to host our exciting annual a cappella competition featuring the best vocal talent in the Northwest. The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition is part of a national contest around […]

$23 – $28

Olympia Symphony Orchestra – “Breaking the Glass”

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

The second in a series of “love letters to the community,” Music Director Alexandra Arrieche presents a program that breaks barriers that we have constructed within our world and amongst ourselves, and imagines a future of unity, belonging, and understanding. THE MUSIC: ESTANCIA - Alberto Ginastera (1941) Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia […]

Los Lobos with Gaby Moreno

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

Grammy-winning Los Lobos returns with special Guest Gaby Moreno! Over the last five decades, the East L.A.-bred band has made an indelible mark on music history by exploring an enormous diversity of genres—rock-and-roll and R&B, surf music and soul, mariachi and música norteña, punk rock and country—and building a boldly […]

$45 – $109

Ray On My Mind A Tribute to Ray Charles

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

This concert/theater work brings the music and the story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist, Kenny Brawner leads his 11 piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists (a la the Raelettees), performing this American legend’s most popular hits.

$25 – $63

Black Box Jazz: Frank Kohl and John Stowell

Washington Center Black Box 512 Washington Street SE, Olympia

John Stowell is an internationally recognized guitarist and clinician, traveling the world teaching and performing. John has performed or recorded with Milt Jackson, Herb Ellis, Larry Coryell and many many others. LA Times has said of John: “a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of […]

$32 – $39