Category: Christina Butcher

painting by Megan Bailey

Weekend Preview: April 21, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, we’re bringing you everything you need to know about debut author readings,...

Dragon Boat Festival, photo by Joe Saladino

Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Dip your paddle into the water, pulling the handle until the blade rises, and feel the spray of the Puget Sound’s cold, salty water....

photo by documentarian Anne Paq

Obliterated Families Film Screening

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The effects of war and military offenses echo through a community long after the battles end. It’s a harsh reality that’s often...

Weekend Preview: April 14, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, Olympia brings stunning musical performances, laugh-out-loud improv shows and a hearty...

Terren Zander and Olympia Poetry Network

Olympia Poetry Network Celebrates the Dead (Poets)

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Once a month, the lights at Traditions Café dim and the noise of a room packed with poets and novelists dies down to a hushed...

Garrison Keillor

Weekend Preview: April 7, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are enough high-profile author talks and beautiful classical music performances to...

Weekend Preview: March 31, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are plenty of multicultural events around town to help you step out of your comfort...

Amy Solomon-Minarchi

Writing in the Rain With Olympia’s Poet Laureate

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Olympia’s first poet laureate, Amy Solomon-Minarchi, is already hard at work promoting poetry within the community with her call...

Weekend Preview: March 24 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there’s more than enough show-stopping theater and music to keep you out of the...

The Multitalented Kate Ayers

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS The Olympia theater scene is no stranger to the idea of a performer who can seamlessly transition from actress to director to...