OFS proudly presents a special screening of John Carpenter’s sci-fi/horror classic, The Thing, followed by a Q&A session with Keith David. First 50 attendees through the door will receive a special limited edition poster signed by the actor. About Keith David: Keith David is a classically trained, multiple Emmy award winning actor. He stars, alongside …

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Few artists of recent memory have proven their originality and devotion to pure American heavy metal like CHRISTIAN MISTRESS. Formed in Olympia, Washington in 2008, the band quickly distinguished themselves through their grit and style as well as through their unique vocal presence, the rich guitar harmonies, and the strong rhythmic presence of bass and …

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It has been said that the IQU (formally icu) way was to translate electronic music as a live performance. Along with the usual electronic music equipment, they play live instruments such as theremin (KO plays it like no one else), guitar, turntables, organs, vintage synths, talk box, and whatever else they can get their hands …

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OFS Presents: Unwound with Thrones

Born in 1991 in the Pacific Northwest as the Riot Grrrl and grunge musico-social movements took hold of underground pop culture, Unwound leveled their small corner of the ’90s punk scene with a scathing Future of What barrage in the brightest corners of the underground.  

Live! On Stage: Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins on the drums!

Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins return to the Capitol Theater! “Richman is one of America’s most unique and dynamic songwriters…” – Nashville Scene “Richman didn’t need much else besides a beat to work his magic.” – New York Daily News “Rhymes worthy of Ogden Nash.” – The New York Times “Richman has spent decades removing …

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Spring Films and Events at Olympia Film Society

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS  FRANKIE COSMOS April 18 “Frankie Cosmos is the best band to listen to while you’re hugging a small dog or getting splashed with rain by a bus,” said programming director Rob Patrick. “We recommend everyone come out to the show to cry together.” SERA CAHOONE April 21 “We’re excited …

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Winter Movies at Olympia Film Society

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS Winter is in full swing in Olympia, so this is the best time of year to enjoy a warm theater, a big screen and a tub of popcorn at Olympia Film Society. OFS has curated a fine list of wonderful and unique films that will help you escape the …

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Alice in Chains, from Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

Return of Night of the Living Tribute Bands

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS It’s another night of rockin’ recollection. On October 28, the Capitol Theater will host the 14th-annual Night of the Living Tribute Bands to support live-music programming at the historical theater. The show brings in a new mix of performers that revive the sounds, looks and antics of famous bands …

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