March 2015

4Wednesday

Vince Brown - Solo Jazz Guitar

2015-01-21 to 2015-12-30

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Swing Wine Bar

Vince Brown will be performing solo every Wednesday in January at Swing Wine Bar & Cafe, 825 Columbia Street, in Olympia from 6 till 8 PM

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

2015-02-04 to 2015-10-14

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $18.00

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm

February 4th, March 18th, May 20th, July 1st, September 2nd, and October 14th

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for tonight’s main event! Strap on your helmets folks because Something Wicked is taking the field to deliver an evening of chaotically comedic competition.
Harlequin Productions’ celebrated improv troupe presents a classic Theater Sports improv show, where improv collides with the wide world of sports. The 2015 roster takes the stage for the first time, splits into two teams, and battles over your laughter. Guest Judges keep score and as always, audience suggestions guide the course of the night.

All the drama of sports, all the comedy of improv. May the funniest team win. Featuring special guest, standup comedian Jim Stewart Allen!

2015 Hope Concert: Pops Concert for a Cause

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm More Info

Cost: Free; donations are gratefully accepted.

The musical talents of student performers from Saint Martin's University will be showcased at the 2015 Hope Concert: Pops Concert for a Cause. The event raises funds for the student immersion trip to Yakima, where Saint Martin's students serve educational and other needs of migrant farm worker families.

5Thursday

Arresting Power w/Q&A

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm More Info

Location: Capital Theater 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Cost: $5 - $10

Arresting Power provides a historical and political analysis of the role of police in contemporary society and the history of policing in the United States. It provides a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland, its history of exclusion laws,racial profiling, gentrification practices and policing along lines of race and class. This fascinating documentary features interviews with families of people who were killed by Portland police, victims of everyday harassment and intimidation, as well as local activists, historians and community organizers. The film explores a 50 year history of local reform and abolition movements and introduces viewers to community leaders including Walidah Imarisha, author of the Oregon Black History Timeline, JoAnn Hardesty and Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch and Kent Ford, founder of the Portland chapter of the Black Panther Party.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

6Friday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Wine & Chocolate Passport

2015-03-06 to 2015-03-08

11:00 am to 6:00 pm More Info

Location: South Sound Wine Trail

Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

Get your passport to taste amazing wines at 6 of the wineries on the South Sound Wine Trail. Your passport gets you a tasting of 5 different wines at each of the participating wineries as well as delicious chocolate treats, that's 30 tastes if you stop at all six wineries. You will also receive 5% off your wine purchase at each of the participating wineries. Each winery will be pouring some wonderful wines.

Passports can be purchased at any of the 6 participating locations on the wine trail or online at brownpapertickets.com. Passports are valid on the dates above only. We encourage you to spread your visits over multiple days so you can take your time and enjoy your visit at each winery. Hours vary slightly at each winery, Passport hours are listed here.

Participating Wineries:
Madsen Family Cellars
Northwest Mountain Winery
Walter Dacon
Scatter Creek Winery
Medicine Creek Winery
Stottle Winery

Bonus: Turn in your completed passport at your last stop entered for a chance to win a Thurston County Getaway for two. Including overnight accommodations and more.

Please drink responsibly, we recommend always designating a driver.

Lady of the Lake - Open Mic Night

2015-03-06 to 2016-03-25

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Open Mic Night Every Friday

“Skin of Our Teeth”

2015-03-06 to 2015-03-07

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

Cost: $15

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future.

Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder.

The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

Scott Law Acoustic Machine w/Science

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm & Rye 311 Capitol Way N.

Check out what Scott Law has been doing lately, super excited to pull him away from Phil Lesh and Friends and have him play Olympia! http://youtu.be/N0mfHarp3hQ

7Saturday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

“Skin of Our Teeth”

2015-03-06 to 2015-03-07

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

Cost: $15

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future.

Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder.

The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

Ethnic Celebration

10:00 am to 6:00 pm More Info

Location: Saint Martin's University

A free event for the whole family! Enjoy music and dance from around the world on three performance stages. Experience traditions from other lands through demonstrations and displays. Sample exotic flavors and artwork from our food and craft vendors. Hands-on craft activities for the kids, too!

Lion Dancing with the Olympia Kung-Fu and Tai Chi Club

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm More Info

Location: Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St. SE Lacey, WA 98503

Cost: free

Please join us for a special Lion Dance performance by the Olympia Kung-Fu and Tai Chi Club, to be followed by a participatory demonstration of Kung-Fu and Tai Chi movements. The Lion Dance combines skilled acrobatics with the dramatic musical accompaniment of drum, cymbals and gong. This traditional dance has been performed to celebrate the Chinese New Year for over 2000 years.

The Lady of the Lake Restaurant

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm More Info

Location: The Lady of the Lake Restaurant- 4005 120th Ave SE Tenino, Washington

On St Patrick's Day we will be open, we will have Live Irish Music, we will have lots of food and drink specials!

3-7 Scott Taylor
3-17 St Patricks Day with Deb and Greg!
3-21 Scott Lesman
3-28 Phillip and Hill
4-4 The eclectics
4-11 Charlie Saibel
4-18 Mike and Scooch
4-25 Chris Guenther

Radical Wheels Film Festival

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Capital Theater 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Cost: $14.00

Higher, faster, steeper, deeper! The Radical Reels Film Festival is coming! Grab your tickets and hang on to your seats as we present the most outrageous films of the year featuring boarding, climbing, cycling, kayaking and more. All brought to life on the spectacular big screen! Fun valuable giveaways throughout the screening! This stop on the Radical Reels tour is hosted by the Olympia branch of The Mountaineers organization, in partnership with the Olympia Film Society. All My Own Stunts (2014, England, 14 min) Filmmaker: Alastair Lee Rob Jarman is a downhill mountain bike specialist and a professional stuntman. Following a near-fatal accident, he has battled to stay atop both fields. It’s an emotional and gripping story about how hard it is to let go. Desert Ice (USA, 2014, 12min) Filmmakers: Keith Ladzinski, 3 Strings Productions American ice climbers Jesse Huey and Scott Adamson climb into the remote high-desert slot canyons of Southwest Utah in search of what some are calling the best water-ice discovery of the last 20 years. DREAM (2014, USA, 5 min) Filmmakers: Skip Armstrong, Wazee Motion Pictures When a newbie kayaker goes paddling, he discovers a posse of pros on the river and wonders whether someday he could ever be that cool. Into the Ditch (2014, USA, 2 min) Filmmaker: Rush Sturges 2 friends, 1 ditch. Nothing has changed, but now everything is different. Watch as friends Ben Marr and Rush Sturges tackle breakneck speeds down a 500ft tall drainage ditch. Little Red Bus (Petit Bus Rouge) Full length film won Best Film – Mountain Sports sponsored by Live Out There (2013, France, 22 min) Filmmaker: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset Hold onto your hats, get ready, and buckle up for a wild ride packed full of thrills and spills. All aboard the Little Red Bus! UNDEAD (2014, Austria, 8 mins) Filmmaker: Fabian Kluhs Two energetic young athletes re-invigorate the sport of SMX, a combination of mountain biking and snowboarding. The Unrideables: Alaska Range (2014, USA, 18 min) Filmmakers: Derek Westerlund, Steve Reska, Red Bull Media House Glorious cinematographic eye candy! Expert speed flyers test their limits in a massive, volatile landscape of ice and snow. Valley Uprising – The Stonemasters Feature film won Grand Prize – sponsored by MEC (2014, USA, 31 min) Filmmakers: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Sender The legendary “Stonemasters” ushered in a raucous new era of climbing in Yosemite’s climbing revolution, marked by drugs, partying, battles with park authorities and some of the world’s hardest climbing.

Lady of the Lake - Live Music

2015-03-07 to 2016-03-07

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Live Music Every Saturday

Polecat

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

Live Music

8Sunday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Donut Dash

8:45 am to 3:45 pm More Info

Location: The Hands on Children's Museum

Cost: $30

Event Distance:
5k and Kids 1 mile

Event Date:
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 8:45 am

Event Location:
Olympia, WA

The race will be held near the New Children's Hands On Museum -  location Olympia Ave NE & Marine Dr. NE -  Olympia WA


Event Info
Club Oly Running, South Sound Running and Asics and Crime Stoppers are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Donut Dash.

Event details and schedule

Kids 1 Mile run is FREE and starts at 8:45 AM. Registration for this event is only available on day of race and parents will be required to sign a waiver for their child before start of race.  Parents may run with their child if needed.

5K Run starts immediately after the kids run (approx. 9:00 AM). Both races start and finish at the Hands On Children's Museum in Olympia, WA.

Packet Pick-Up is day of race beginning at 7:30AM at the Hands On Children's Museum.

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

12:00 pm to 3:30 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College

Cost: $15

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future. Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder. The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

9Monday

Dillinger’s Live Music Monday

2015-03-02 to 2016-03-28

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Dillinger's 404 South Washington, Olympia WA 98501

Come and listen to Live Music Every Monday at Dillinger's

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Ladies igNite!

8:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

Once again, the women of jazz will set a blaze in your heart for the third annual Ladies igNite! In celebration of International Women's Day, the Rhythm & Rye will feature a dazzling night of NW jazz women. Vocalists Susan Tuzzolino and Joanne Green have pulled together a veritable who's who of musicians from across the region. Listen as they assemble and reassemble in the lounge for this sizzling night of jazz. The rhythm section: Nelda Swiggett –keyboard Lorree Gardener – bass Maria Joyner-Wulf -drums Susan Tuzzolino – vocalist/MC Joanne Green –vocalist/MC Jessica Langmuir Blinn – vocal and violin Lizzy Boyer - vocalist Jamie Jenson - vocalist Donna Maas Andrews - vocalist Barb Collins – vocal and violin Danielle Westbrook - vocal and trumpet Nancy Curtis – flute and sax Lisa Seifert - flute and clarinet Ninee Petchprapa Wolff – flute and sax and some surprise guests....... $5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central. http://neldaswiggett.com/ http://www.lizzyboyer.com/ http://www.learningmusician.com/BarbaraCollins

10Tuesday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

11Wednesday

Vince Brown - Solo Jazz Guitar

2015-01-21 to 2015-12-30

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Swing Wine Bar

Vince Brown will be performing solo every Wednesday in January at Swing Wine Bar & Cafe, 825 Columbia Street, in Olympia from 6 till 8 PM

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

2015-02-04 to 2015-10-14

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $18.00

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm

February 4th, March 18th, May 20th, July 1st, September 2nd, and October 14th

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for tonight’s main event! Strap on your helmets folks because Something Wicked is taking the field to deliver an evening of chaotically comedic competition.
Harlequin Productions’ celebrated improv troupe presents a classic Theater Sports improv show, where improv collides with the wide world of sports. The 2015 roster takes the stage for the first time, splits into two teams, and battles over your laughter. Guest Judges keep score and as always, audience suggestions guide the course of the night.

All the drama of sports, all the comedy of improv. May the funniest team win. Featuring special guest, standup comedian Jim Stewart Allen!

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Life Drawing

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Cost: $44

Practice drawing models doing gestures and moderate length poses. Individual instruction is availa-ble. Please bring sketching materials. Instructors: Jan Hansen, Mary Lepingwell or Penny Kelly

W Mar 11-25 7:00pm-9:00pm $44

W Apr 1-15 7:00pm-9:00pm $44

Ages: 18 and up

Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny

7:30 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Little Creek Casino 91 West State Route 108

Cost: $20-40

A night of comedy hosted by Jenny McCarthy featuring four of today’s hottest female touring comedians.

12Thursday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm More Info

Cost: $29 - $42

Based on one audience suggestion, The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history!

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

2015-03-12 to 2015-03-14

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College

Cost: $15

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future. Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder. The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

13Friday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lady of the Lake - Open Mic Night

2015-03-06 to 2016-03-25

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Open Mic Night Every Friday

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

2015-03-12 to 2015-03-14

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College

Cost: $15

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future. Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder. The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

14Saturday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lady of the Lake - Live Music

2015-03-07 to 2016-03-07

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Live Music Every Saturday

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

2015-03-12 to 2015-03-14

7:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College

Cost: $15

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future. Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder. The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

Spring Equinox Personal Mandala

9:30 am to 3:30 pm More Info

Cost: $39

Ages: 16 and up

The word "mandala" is a Sanskrit word that is over 2300 years old translated as "circle" or "sacred center." Circular patterns have been used throughout time in many cultures, including the Tibetan and Native American, as tools for centering and healing. In this workshop we will explore the his-tory of mandala patterns and you will create your own personal mandala, using oil pastel, colored pencil and collage. Using principles of geometry any symmetry present in nature, along with your own personal creativity, you will come away with new knowledge of yourself. This should be a time to let go, play with color and design, and to have fun! Most supplies included in class fee.

Suggested embellishment list will print on registration receipt. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Sa Mar 14 9:30am-3:30pm

Irish Dance with Scoil Rince Slieveloughane

10:30 am to 11:15 am More Info

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library

Cost: free

Join the Tumwater Timberland Library for a return performance of the Scoil Rince Slieveloughane Irish dancers who will perform a lively mix of traditional and modern Irish dance routines. Slieveloughane is the largest and most renowned Irish dance troupe in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

St Patricks Day Festival

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm More Info

Cost: $10

Come celebrate with the luck of the Irish on Saturday, March 14 at 3pm. Enjoy beer, spirits & specialty Irish food while listening to Irish music by Tillers Folley & U2 tribute band Hollywood U2. $10 includes 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir keepsake mug! Must be 21 or older!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Cost: Tickets are only $10 & come with a souvenir mug!

Join us for live music and Irish Food Specialties.

Tickets are only $10 & come with a souvenir mug!

HELL’S BELLES and C Average

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Capital Theater 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Cost: $15

The thousands of shows HELL’S BELLES have played around the world, including Japan, Canada and the good ol’ USA (including Alaska), have become legendary nights of epic proportions. There’s not a Hell’s Belles audience that hasn’t been blown away by the raw power, attention to AC/DC details, and undeniable appeal that these belles deliver with undying devotion. From “Live Wire” to “The Jack” to “TNT,” not to mention AC/DC’s landmark hits “Highway to Hell,” “Thunderstruck,” and “Back in Black.” The marathon set lists change to include a fresh variety of classics, but the perfection and passion of the show never does. It’s an all out rock-n-roll assault that leaves you both satisfied and begging for more! HELL’S BELLES 2015 – committed, ferocious, meticulous women rock musicians delivering authentic AC/DC to the unbelievably supportive and wicked awesome fans. All day and all night long, all over the world, pitch perfect AC/DC delivered with a highly-charged vigor by Amber, Mandy, Laura, Lisa and Adrian “Angus.”

Mctuff

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

Live Music

15Sunday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

“Skin of Our Teeth” Takes Minnaert Stage This March

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College

Cost: $15

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “The Skin of Our Teeth” this March at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The three-act play centers on a family and their lives, but in three very different contexts: The Ice Age, modern times, and in the future. Following the Antrobus family of fictional Excelsior, New Jersey, the comedy (with some dramatic undertones) deals with themes of human advancement and overcoming adversity. And like life itself, the themes are repetitive and perpetual. The play was originally written in 1942 by Thornton Wilder. The play runs March 6-8 and again March 12-15 at the Minnaert Center Black Box Theater. March 6-7 and 12-14 begin at 7:30 p.m., while the March 8 and 15 performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The March 12 performance will be a pay-what-you-can night. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. More information will be available online at spscc.edu/entertainment.

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Orchestral Drama

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Washington Center 512 Washington St. SE

Cost: $25 - $50

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 soloist: Jennifer Hermann, piano Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Mozart and Tchaikovsky were both men of the theater; they wrote operas and ballets and their purely orchestral works are loaded with theatrical drama. Mozart moved from his native Salzburg to Vienna, when he authored a series of pioneering Piano Concertos—works that both showed off his playing skills and compositional brilliance. The C minor Concerto is like an opera without words, as the interplay of piano and orchestral instruments is akin to the dialogue of characters on an operatic stage. Tchaikovsky adored the beauty and seeming simplicity of Mozart’s music. The Fifth Symphony is a turbulent, arresting work and portrays an intense human struggle. It ends confidently, but it is a deeply personal document—the music being an autobiographical diary of the composer’s volatile life at the time.

16Monday

Dillinger’s Live Music Monday

2015-03-02 to 2016-03-28

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Dillinger's 404 South Washington, Olympia WA 98501

Come and listen to Live Music Every Monday at Dillinger's

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

17Tuesday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

18Wednesday

Vince Brown - Solo Jazz Guitar

2015-01-21 to 2015-12-30

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Swing Wine Bar

Vince Brown will be performing solo every Wednesday in January at Swing Wine Bar & Cafe, 825 Columbia Street, in Olympia from 6 till 8 PM

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

2015-02-04 to 2015-10-14

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $18.00

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm

February 4th, March 18th, May 20th, July 1st, September 2nd, and October 14th

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for tonight’s main event! Strap on your helmets folks because Something Wicked is taking the field to deliver an evening of chaotically comedic competition.
Harlequin Productions’ celebrated improv troupe presents a classic Theater Sports improv show, where improv collides with the wide world of sports. The 2015 roster takes the stage for the first time, splits into two teams, and battles over your laughter. Guest Judges keep score and as always, audience suggestions guide the course of the night.

All the drama of sports, all the comedy of improv. May the funniest team win. Featuring special guest, standup comedian Jim Stewart Allen!

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lacey Family Fish In

8:00 am to 2:00 pm More Info

Location: Woodland Creek Community Park

This day of fun is designed to encourage fishing as a family activity. Great for grandkids, too! Open to beginner and experienced anglers ages 5 to 14, volunteers will be held with tips for catching the big ones. Each participant will recieve a rod and reel to keep! Pre-registration is required at Lacey Parks and Recreation.

19Thursday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

History Talks at the Historic Schmidt House

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm More Info

Location: 330 Schmidt Place SW, Tumwater, WA 98501

Cost: free

Olympia Tumwater Foundation

Explore local history once a month, from October to June, at the historic Schmidt House when scholars and community historians present illustrated noontime history talks.  Find out about local families and businesses, historic architecture, geography, Native American history, and how the South Sound region has changed over time.

The Schmidt House is located at 330 Schmidt Place SW in Tumwater, Washington 98501. Schmidt House History Talks are held on the third Thursday of each month from October to June. Doors open at 11:30 and the talks run from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. Talks are free to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Each history talk is videotaped by Thurston Community Television (TCTV) and cablecast on Tumwater TV, cable Channel 26 in Thurston County.  History Talk programs run Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:00 a.m., and Saturdays at  2:00 p.m. Check the TCTV website for the history talk currently showing http://www.tctv.net/channel_26.php

2015 Speaker List for Monthly Free History Talks at the Historic Schmidt House (Thursdays at Noon Hour)

talk titled “Through the Bowels of the Land: the

Cowlitz Trail from the Columbia River to Puget Sound”.

March 19th – Drew Crooks Noted local historian speaks on “Powerful Legacy” Fort

Nisqually and the American settlement of South Puget

Sound.

April 16th – Andy Skinnner “Lewis County History” …. with the director of the Lewis

County Historical Museum in Chehalis (the Depot Museum)

May 21st – Ray Eagan Portraying Ezra Meeker Through Drama - Ezra recounts his

Memories of Tumwater and Olympia people in the mid-late 1800’s

June 18th – Dick Pust Well known morning radio host in Olympia talks about

“the History of Local Radio” …. plus stories and insights into the History of one of the oldest stations in the country: KGY.

(Looking ahead to the fall season of 2015)

We hope to have Dave Nicandri, local historian and retired director of the State Museum in Tacoma, speaking about his new book on Capt. Cook and his explorations. We also hope to arrange a talk with the folks at the State Archives this fall.

We welcome your suggestions for future talks and topics.

20Friday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lady of the Lake - Open Mic Night

2015-03-06 to 2016-03-25

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Open Mic Night Every Friday

Just Between Friends Olympia - Huge Kids Consignment Event!

2015-03-20 to 2015-03-22

9:00 am to 7:00 pm More Info

Cost: $2 (3/20), $1 (3/21), Free (3/22)

March 20-22
Friday, March 20: 9am-7pm
Saturday, March 21: 9am-5pm
Sunday, March 22: 9am-2pm

Don’t miss this HUGE kids consignment sale. Our Spring event will be held in a vacant retail space in Cooper Point Marketplace (1200 Cooper Point Rd. SW). Over 12,000 sf of children’s clothing (newborn-teens), maternity items, toys, games, bath & potty training essentials, infant gear and equipment including cribs & beds, swings, bouncy chairs, strollers, high chairs, pack’n’plays & more!

The Glass Castle

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm More Info

Location: Washington Center 512 Washington St. SE

Cost: $25

The Glass Castle comes to life in this one woman theatrical adaptation of the award-winning memoir. The Glass Castle is a unique tale of survival and resiliency told through the eyes of a young girl.
 

The Polyrhythmics!! w/DBST!!

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

21Saturday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lady of the Lake - Live Music

2015-03-07 to 2016-03-07

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Live Music Every Saturday

Bob Ross Joy of Painting

9:00 am to 3:00 pm More Info

Cost: $69

Ages: 16 and up

Learn to paint a beautiful landscape using the Bob Ross wet-on-wet technique of oil painting. This method makes painting easy for any beginner! Each class you will create a different project and leave with a completed masterpiece. All painting supplies included in class fee; optional frame is

available for purchase from instructor at class for $45. Instructor: Tony Lirette

Sa Mar 21 9:00am-3:00pm $69

Sa Apr 18 9:00am-3:00pm $69

Movie in the Mall, celebrating the Easter Bunny’s Arrival in Olympia!

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm More Info

Location: Capital Mall 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, Washington 98502

Join family and friends in welcoming the Easter Bunny himself to Capital Mall, March 21st, 6pm, in the Food Court, and enjoy a seasonal favorite film "HOP."

HOP (rated PG)
(rated PG - Parental Guidance)
Film starts at 6pm, in the Food Court!
FREE for all to enjoy!
Presented by Olympia's Best Buy

Event Sponsors: TwinStar Credit Union & Best Buy

BE Hoppy Easter Photos: https://www.facebook.com/events/324765391054992/

Wine & Cigar Tastings and Auction

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm More Info

Location: Red Lion Hotel

Cost: Early Bird Pricing through February 28th $44 - $64

3rd Annual Fundraising Gala to Benefit JBLM

An evening open to the public to support the LCSC Community Grants Program.

Dinner, Wine Tastings, Cigar Tastings, Silent and Live Auctions.

Dress Up 40's Style Encouraged but not required.

Tickets:  Single/Couples

VIP & Room Reservations

Olympia Youth Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert, Best of OYC!

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: The Washington Center Main Stage

Cost: Adults: $18-20, Students and Seniors: $13-15, Children: $8-10

Olympia Youth Chorus will feature our favorite music from the past 19 seasons, with our talented singers ages 5-18 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Our choirs: Dolce, Bel Canto, Coro Voce, Cantabile and Forza will present an entertaining program of choral music. We will also premiere new piece by Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory, commissioned to mark our 20th Anniversary.

Tom VandenAvond on the Mounds!

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Music on the Mounds, 118th Ave SW Littlerock, WA

Cost: $10 - $25

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE for an intimate show in the living room with one of the best singer-songwriters in the Pacific Northwest, Tom VandenAvond. Bring your favorite dessert and drinks and show your support for incredible independent music in small, not-for-profit venues like Music on the Mounds. Tom Vandenavond is a contemporary ghost with a wisdom in his music that exceeds his years. His sound embodies the nature of solitary travel and the inevitable connections made from a life on the road. He has torn through his midwest roots and created an auditory imprint of the highways and byways, truck stops and roadsides of the afforded white line spectacles of the American construct. If you listen you can hear a long haul on the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental highway. He seems to take his notes from the rambling Jack Elliot handbook, a bit of a maverick, he's also not afraid of the odd straight job painting signs or slingin' beer. He is part John Prine and a bit of Mark twain. He has written some of the saddest songs I've ever heard, but most are coupled with a wink and a nod. He's like Rory Callahan in the Texan or Chuck Conners in the Riflemen with a guitar. A squint in his eye whether from the desert sun or the smokey respite of any bar U.S.A, you get the idea he knows something we don't and no matter how rough it gets there is comfort for the stock that he'll pull the ace from his sleeve and more or less come out on top. Tom is a great act to catch when he flies solo but their is a great deal of magic in the company he keeps on his albums. The unparalleled talents of the Weary boys, Good luck Thrift Store, and members of the genre decimating Larry and his Flask (the Say Hey Kids when they play with Tom) have all thrown their efforts into his recordings. Each album has it's own feel and with his latest release "End Times", it's clear he can't make a bad album. Pick up the latest release but while your at it grab the others too and get to know your country.

Hillstomp Oly Mountain Boys - R&R’s 1 - year anniversary show

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

22Sunday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

RECYCLED PERCUSSION

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Washington Center 512 Washington St. SE

Cost: $25 - $35

Junk rock music phenomenon Recycled Percussion excites audiences in this adrenaline-filled performance as the band plays on ladders, power tools, trashcans and more.

23Monday

Dillinger’s Live Music Monday

2015-03-02 to 2016-03-28

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Dillinger's 404 South Washington, Olympia WA 98501

Come and listen to Live Music Every Monday at Dillinger's

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

FOG @ Rhythm and Rye

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

What is FOG? It’s the reaction of the air when hot meets cold. It’s very quite and mysterious. It’s when you can’t see and you run into the car ahead of you. It’s pea soup. Ahhhh, it’s also 4 former members of the legendary music group Obrador. Tom Russell -flute and clarinet Paul Hjelm - guitar Steve Luceno - bass Michael Olson - percussion Together, they bring over 200 years of musical knowledge to the stage. Their music is rooted in Jazz and Folkloric styles and includes original compositions from the Obrador songbook. Be sure and turn your headlights on for Fog is coming. $5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.

24Tuesday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

25Wednesday

Vince Brown - Solo Jazz Guitar

2015-01-21 to 2015-12-30

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Swing Wine Bar

Vince Brown will be performing solo every Wednesday in January at Swing Wine Bar & Cafe, 825 Columbia Street, in Olympia from 6 till 8 PM

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

2015-02-04 to 2015-10-14

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $18.00

Improv Night with Something Wicked!

Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm

February 4th, March 18th, May 20th, July 1st, September 2nd, and October 14th

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for tonight’s main event! Strap on your helmets folks because Something Wicked is taking the field to deliver an evening of chaotically comedic competition.
Harlequin Productions’ celebrated improv troupe presents a classic Theater Sports improv show, where improv collides with the wide world of sports. The 2015 roster takes the stage for the first time, splits into two teams, and battles over your laughter. Guest Judges keep score and as always, audience suggestions guide the course of the night.

All the drama of sports, all the comedy of improv. May the funniest team win. Featuring special guest, standup comedian Jim Stewart Allen!

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

26Thursday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

South Sound Wedding Workshop

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Campbell & Campbell Events

Cost: Free

Are you planning a wedding? Engaged couples, their wedding party and parents are invited to attend the free South Sound Wedding Workshop.
The workshop is an opportunity for engaged couples to learn helpful tips from premier South Sound wedding professionals.
Campbell and Campbell Events is located at 225 Sussex Ave. W. in Tenino.
Register for the workshop at rsvp@weddingandeventmagazine.com

Ground Operations w/Q&A

6:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Capital Theater 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Cost: $9

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down and the Department of Defense is in force reduction mode. Joint Base Lewis McChord is looking to reduce its footprint by 11,000 Soldiers and Service members over the next 2 years. Our region of Thurston, Pierce and Mason Counties are projected to have the highest Post 9/11 Veteran population growth rate in the State of Washington through 2020. A new form of therapy and hope for Veterans in transition is emerging. Could horticulture, agriculture and dirt work be the answer? New partnerships are emerging in our community that afford veterans an opportunity to heal, and to ground their skills and talents through service, building gardens and growing food that nourishes families with locally grown produce. For some veterans, this passion will grow into viable farm based businesses that feed and sustain communities and our local economy. Please join GRuB, Growing Veterans and Enterprise for Equity as we explore the film Ground Operations and open the floor to discuss both the military draw down and the relationship between food security and successful Veteran transition.

Comedy in the Box

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Washington Center 512 Washington St. SE

Cost: $20

Our monthly night of comedy features a headliner and two comedians. 21+ event makes for a great break from the kids. Shows always sell out, so get your tickets early!

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lady of the Lake - Open Mic Night

2015-03-06 to 2016-03-25

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Open Mic Night Every Friday

Tobi Stone: Black Box Jazz

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Washington Center 512 Washington St. SE

Cost: $22

Tobi Stone is a Seattle area saxophonist who performs, composes, and teaches. She has appeared with Bert Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Thione Diop, Don Lanphere, Nancy King, Dave Brubeck, Kristen Chenowith, Evan Flory- Barnes, Big World Breaks and Radio Raheem. She has recorded, composed and toured internationally with The Tipton Saxophone Quartet and nationally with Reptet. She currently performs with The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, B’shnorkestra, Zubatto Syndicate, The Jefferson Rose Band, Clave Gringa, Tim Carey’s Septet of Darkness, Night & Day Trio, Cataldo, and her own jazz projects.

HIGH CEILING W/ Fawcett, Symons and Fogg!!

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm and Rye - 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA

28Saturday

Laughter on the 23rd Floor A split-a-gut comedy by Neil Simon

2015-03-05 to 2015-03-28

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Harlequin Productions • The State Theater • 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 786-0151 • boxoffice@harlequinproduct

Cost: $20 - $32

Set in 1953 in a scruffy office in Manhattan, this hilarious comedy was inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s television hit, Your Show of Shows. Laughter sparkles with stunning wit and comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of their madman star. The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but the play is a revealing peep-hole into a crucial time in American pop culture when television discovered its power for good... and evil!

March 5 - 28, 2015

Plays:
General: $32
Senior & Military: $29
Student/Youth: $20

Lady of the Lake - Live Music

2015-03-07 to 2016-03-07

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Lady of the Lake 4005 120th Ave Tenino, WA

Live Music Every Saturday

Free Form Acrylics

9:30 am to 2:00 pm More Info

Cost: $55

Ages: 16 and up

This is not your formal painting class? come and experiment with acrylic paints. You’ll learn to use acrylic extender and gel to create flowing, dripping, separating and unusual methods of applying paint to substrate. Bring brushes, basic acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue) and mixed media paper or mat board or canvas board. Instructor: Ellen Miffitt

Sa Mar 28 9:30am-2:00pm $55

Capital Food & Wine Festival

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Saint Martin's University

Cost: $10 advanced purchase / $15 at the door

2015 CAPITAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Noon to 9 p.m.

Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion

Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door Information and ticket outlets: capitalfoodandwinefestival.com

Presented by the Saint Martin’s Alumni Association Sample more than 100 varietal and blended wines from 40 Washington State wineries, more than 40 different beers on tap, and food favorites from local restaurants. Plus: onsite O'Blarney's Sports Bar, premium wine cellar, live background music all day, and big screen TVs. Proceeds from the 26th annual festival benefit Saint Martin's student scholarships and programs.

OLYMPIA ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL

2015-03-28 to 2015-03-29

1:00 pm to 12:00 am More Info

Location: 116 Legion Way Southeast, Olympia, WA, 98501

Cost: Advanced $12 / door $15. kids under 12 are free! Tickets available at: Brown Paper Tickets.

AN ALL DAY EVENT FEATURING THE COLLABRATIVE SPIRIT AND ACOUSTICALLY DRIVEN MUSIC OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST!

Euphoria Tea Productions, Fish Tail Brewery, Olympia Ballroom, and The Urban Onion Presents: The Third Annual Olympia Acoustic Festival

Saturday March 28th, 2015 1pm – 12am

Olympia Ballroom (main stage) and the Urban Onion (second stage)

The Olympia Acoustic Festival is an event that is an all day celebration of the collaboration and diverse acoustically driven music and artists of the Pacific Northwest. We held our first event last year with amazingly beautiful support from the community. It’s not hard to embrace the music of this region! It will be held again in the beautiful historic Olympia hotel/ballroom and the urban onion downstairs!

Local arts and food vendors will be featured on the mezzanine. And an indoor beer garden in the Ballroom after 7pm.

OLYMPIA Ballroom STAGE

1p Nick Drummond

2p Oliver Franklin

3p Willow and the Wolf

4p Abi Grace

5p The Grey Wharf

6p Stephanie Anne Johnson

7p Paul Mauer and the Silence

8p Cloud Person

9p Oly Mountain Boys

10p The Banner Days

11p Science!

URBAN Onion STAGE

1.15p Gabriel Mintz

2.15p Anna Gordon

3.15p Elke Robitaille

4.15p Ryan Ayers

5.15p Tobias the Owl

6.15p PICO BLVD

7.15p Gabriel Wolfchild

8.15p Globleamp

“Be a Hero”

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm More Info

Location: Macy’s Court

“Be a Hero” event for the American Red Cross. The mall and shoppers will be building first aid kits for local disaster relief.

RETURN OF THE RIVER Q&A with co- director John Gussman

6:30 pm to 11:00 pm More Info

Location: Capital Theater 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Cost: $9

Return of the River is a film about the largest dam removal project in the history of the United States, and the extraordinary effort to restore an eco-system and set a river free. The Elwha River in Washington State is a story about people and the land they inhabit. The film captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on a river, mirroring the tenacity of salmon headed upstream to spawn. It is a narrative with global ramifications, exploring the complex relationship between communities and the environment that sustains them. The camera soars over mountain headwaters, dives into schools of salmon, and captures turbines grinding to a halt, as the largest dam removal project in history begins. The film features people and perspectives on all sides of the Elwha debate, reflecting the many voices of the Elwha valley. “With its stunning photography, in-depth historical background, and deeply-imbued tribal perspective, Return of the River is the documentary film that lives up to the grandeur of the Elwha, its renewal, and its promise” – Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times

Ain’t Misbehavin’

2015-03-28 to 2015-03-29

7:30 pm to 2:00 pm More Info

Cost: $27 - $47

Get ready for a finger-snappin’, toe-tappin’ evening, as you travel to jazz clubs of the Harlem Renaissance! Five great Northwest performers present an evening of rowdy and humorous songs in a musical homage that encapsulates the many moods of songwriter Fats Waller and his view of life as a journey meant for pleasure…and play.

March 28, 7:30pm
March 29, 2:00pm

Rock Candy Burlesque

2015-03-28 to 2015-03-29

8:00 pm to 12:00 am

Location: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517641861831708/

2 shows, 1 fabulous night! Doors for the 8:00 show are at 7:00. Doors for the 10:30 show are at 10:00.

29Sunday

Rock Candy Burlesque

2015-03-28 to 2015-03-29

8:00 pm to 12:00 am

Location: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517641861831708/

2 shows, 1 fabulous night! Doors for the 8:00 show are at 7:00. Doors for the 10:30 show are at 10:00.

30Monday

Dillinger’s Live Music Monday

2015-03-02 to 2016-03-28

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm More Info

Location: Dillinger's 404 South Washington, Olympia WA 98501

Come and listen to Live Music Every Monday at Dillinger's

31Tuesday

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