Revolution by Pussy Riot Theatre

Revolution at the Capitol Theater

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS A riot is coming to town! Russian activist band Pussy Riot’s own Marina Alyokhina and Pussy Riot Theater will present the world premiere of their new, live, musical-theatrical performance, Revolution, at the Capitol Theater. Alyokhina, recounting her experiences with Pussy Riot, based Revolution on her book of the same …

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Hari Kondabolu

Joking in a Dark Place With Hari Kondabolu

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Why is it such a common occurrence for comedians who talk politics to be met with the dismissive refrain, “Stick with the comedy?” For as long as comics have been making audiences laugh, they’ve also been ferrying us through tumultuous times of uprising and conflict. They comfort anxieties while …

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Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait at the Capitol Theater

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Early in his career, Bobcat Goldthwait was a scratchy-voiced comedian and actor with a penchant for screaming. Those of a certain age might remember him from such film roles as Zeb in Police Academy 2. For the past 25 years, Goldthwait has been quietly—relatively speaking—spending time behind the camera. …

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The Fabricated Partner of Cody McGuire

The Fabricated Partner of Cody McGuire Premiere

The Olympia Film Society will present the debut feature film from writer and director Jonah Barrett, a film student at The Evergreen State College and staff writer for OLY ARTS. Barrett describes his film, The Fabricated Partner of Cody McGuire, as a mashup of the spy, science fiction, action and comedy genres. This 76-minute narrative …

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"The Bangles" at Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2015

Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS Art never dies–and nothing sticks to people more than the music they grew up with, no matter how good or bad it was. You can’t kill those memories. Whether you listened to grunge in college or still have a collection of Moody Blues cassette tapes, there’s a band you’ll …

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