May 2015

29Friday

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

2015 Calendar of Events

2015-03-26 to 2015-12-31

More Info

We have put together a calendar of the top Festivals and Events for 2015. 

Please print a copy and display it for yourself or others.

Have an event you would like listed on our online calendar this year please let us know!

Lucky Eagle Casino Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights

2015-05-04 to 2015-07-31

9:00 pm to 1:00 am More Info

Location: Lucky Eagle Casino 12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester, WA 98579

Weekly Live Bands
Discover new music acts and enjoy Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel’s favorites live every weekend
at Scatter Creek Grill.
Friday & Saturday Nights
9PM – 1AM*

May
1st, 2nd: Raucous
8th, 9th: Junebug
15th, 16th: Steve Mohney
22nd, 23rd: Funaddicts
29th, 30th: Harmonious Funk

June
5th, 6th: Eclectics
12th, 13th: Roemen & the Whereabouts
19th, 20th: Steve Mohney
26th, 27th: Soul Siren

July
3rd, 4th: Backfire
10th, 11th: Chris Guenther
24th, 25th: Radio 80
31st: Broken Trail

Time Stands Still

2015-05-07 to 2015-05-30

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

Time Stands Still
May 7-30, 2015
a modern drama by Donald Margulies

Sarah is a photojournalist and James a foreign correspondent in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and making a difference. But when Sarah is badly wounded in Afganistan, their own story takes a sudden turn, and they confront the prospect of a more conventional life. "...A rare play that encompasses universal issues and personal problems with equal compassionate insight. A splendid theatrical experience culminates in the author's taking no sides and providing no easy answers. What we get is the assiduously impartial, clarifying confrontation of the existential dilemmas that confront all of us." --Bloomberg News

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

10th Annual Student Art Exhibition

2015-05-11 to 2015-06-12

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm More Info

Location: SPSCC Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts 2011 Mottman Road SW Olympia

South Puget Sound Community College's art faculty selects outstanding work created by students in studio art classes during the 2014-2015 year.  Works include: ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media. 2D and 3 D design exercises, and sculpture.  A continuous slide show of student work is also included in the exhibition.  Sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media

Mama Won’t Fly-Olympia Little Theater

2015-05-14 to 2015-06-07

7:55 pm to 9:55 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Little Theater 1925 Miller Ave NE Olympia

Savannah has agreed to get her feisty mother from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding.  The problem:  Mamma won't fly!  Then the bubbly bride-to-be spontaneously decides a road trip would be the PERFECT bonding experience.  Bride-to-Be, Beleaguered Daughter, and Mama embark on a cross county road trip that includes a near-fatal encounter at a bra museum and a riotous detour to Vegas.  It's 4 days in a car with Mama; what could possibly go wrong?

PINOCCHIO

2015-05-15 to 2015-05-31

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Family Theater 612 4th Ave E

ENERGETIC NEW ADAPTATION OF A CLASSIC STORY (recommended for age 5 & up) Run May 15- May 31 This is a cleverly realized version of the classic tale, a play with music- anchored in stage magic that will make you forget all about the Disney version. From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of Pinocchio. As the audience enters, the stage is set as if the whole place is an unfinished theater space- getting ready for a show- about to be painted. The whole stage is exposed. Drop cloths cover surfaces, there is a scaffold tower. The place is littered with wooden trestles, planks, paint cans, stepladders, saws, rope, hammers, paintbrushes etc. All of which become the various objects and places in the telling of Pinocchio. The whole is lit by a ghost light. A painter enters. He is humming a little tune and carrying a can of paint- ready to get to work. He is not expecting us… No online sales available for: Thursday May 21 – 7pm Thrifty Thursdays! (Tickets available day of show at box office starting at 1pm, cash or check only) Pinocchio based on the story by Carlo Collodi. Adapted for the stage by Greg Banks.Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences, a partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis.

Comedy is King at Minnaert Center This Spring

2015-05-28 to 2015-05-30

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Rd SW

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “An Evening of Comedy,” beginning May 28 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.

With a particular emphasis on parody and satire, SPSCC drama students will perform in segments ranging from over-the-top sketches to one-act plays. “An Evening of Comedy” runs from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, June 7. All performances begin at 8 p.m. except May 31 and June 7, which both begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for senior and military discounts. Admission is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The Thursday, May 28 and Thursday, June 4 performances are “pay what you can” nights. Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org, or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at (360) 753-8586.

Pita Pit Grand Opening-Capital Mall

10:00 am to 11:30 am More Info

Location: Capital Mall 625 Black Lake Boulevard Olympia

Fresh Thinking + Healthy Eating = Pita Pit
Think fresh – think healthy – and think delicious! Pita Pit is celebrating its Grand Opening on Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m. with free smoothie samples and prize drawings! Chamber members and city officials including Olympia council member Cheryl Selby will attend the ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.

Get there early because the first 50 customers to purchase a combo meal will receive a Capital Mall swag bag filled with Pita Pit goodies, a $5 off Pita Pit coupon, and a movie pass to Century Olympia!

This nationally known restaurant lets you customize your own delicious pita with your choice of lean, grilled meats, fresh vegetables, flavorful cheeses, and savory sauces. Choose from black forest ham, Mediterranean seasoned beef, hummus, romaine lettuce, black olives, feta and provolone cheese, ancho chipotle sauce, horseradish Dijon, and more!

Need recommendations? Choose from the restaurant’s own creations including Dagwood, Philly Steak, Spicy Black Bean and Morning Glory pitas just to name a few. 

Olympia Film Society presents…

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Film Society 416 Washington St SE Suite 208 Olympia

6:30 PM-IRIS

9:00 PM-ABOUT ELLY

The Committee at Forrey’s Forza

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: Forrey's Forza 130 Martin Way SE

Live music at Forrey's Forza

30Saturday

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

2015 Calendar of Events

2015-03-26 to 2015-12-31

More Info

We have put together a calendar of the top Festivals and Events for 2015. 

Please print a copy and display it for yourself or others.

Have an event you would like listed on our online calendar this year please let us know!

Lucky Eagle Casino Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights

2015-05-04 to 2015-07-31

9:00 pm to 1:00 am More Info

Location: Lucky Eagle Casino 12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester, WA 98579

Weekly Live Bands
Discover new music acts and enjoy Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel’s favorites live every weekend
at Scatter Creek Grill.
Friday & Saturday Nights
9PM – 1AM*

May
1st, 2nd: Raucous
8th, 9th: Junebug
15th, 16th: Steve Mohney
22nd, 23rd: Funaddicts
29th, 30th: Harmonious Funk

June
5th, 6th: Eclectics
12th, 13th: Roemen & the Whereabouts
19th, 20th: Steve Mohney
26th, 27th: Soul Siren

July
3rd, 4th: Backfire
10th, 11th: Chris Guenther
24th, 25th: Radio 80
31st: Broken Trail

Time Stands Still

2015-05-07 to 2015-05-30

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

Time Stands Still
May 7-30, 2015
a modern drama by Donald Margulies

Sarah is a photojournalist and James a foreign correspondent in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and making a difference. But when Sarah is badly wounded in Afganistan, their own story takes a sudden turn, and they confront the prospect of a more conventional life. "...A rare play that encompasses universal issues and personal problems with equal compassionate insight. A splendid theatrical experience culminates in the author's taking no sides and providing no easy answers. What we get is the assiduously impartial, clarifying confrontation of the existential dilemmas that confront all of us." --Bloomberg News

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

Mama Won’t Fly-Olympia Little Theater

2015-05-14 to 2015-06-07

7:55 pm to 9:55 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Little Theater 1925 Miller Ave NE Olympia

Savannah has agreed to get her feisty mother from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding.  The problem:  Mamma won't fly!  Then the bubbly bride-to-be spontaneously decides a road trip would be the PERFECT bonding experience.  Bride-to-Be, Beleaguered Daughter, and Mama embark on a cross county road trip that includes a near-fatal encounter at a bra museum and a riotous detour to Vegas.  It's 4 days in a car with Mama; what could possibly go wrong?

PINOCCHIO

2015-05-16 to 2015-05-31

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Family Theater 612 4th Ave E

ENERGETIC NEW ADAPTATION OF A CLASSIC STORY (recommended for age 5 & up) Run May 15- May 31 This is a cleverly realized version of the classic tale, a play with music- anchored in stage magic that will make you forget all about the Disney version. From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of Pinocchio. As the audience enters, the stage is set as if the whole place is an unfinished theater space- getting ready for a show- about to be painted. The whole stage is exposed. Drop cloths cover surfaces, there is a scaffold tower. The place is littered with wooden trestles, planks, paint cans, stepladders, saws, rope, hammers, paintbrushes etc. All of which become the various objects and places in the telling of Pinocchio. The whole is lit by a ghost light. A painter enters. He is humming a little tune and carrying a can of paint- ready to get to work. He is not expecting us… No online sales available for: Thursday May 21 – 7pm Thrifty Thursdays! (Tickets available day of show at box office starting at 1pm, cash or check only) Pinocchio based on the story by Carlo Collodi. Adapted for the stage by Greg Banks.Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences, a partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis.

Comedy is King at Minnaert Center This Spring

2015-05-28 to 2015-05-30

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Rd SW

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “An Evening of Comedy,” beginning May 28 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.

With a particular emphasis on parody and satire, SPSCC drama students will perform in segments ranging from over-the-top sketches to one-act plays. “An Evening of Comedy” runs from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, June 7. All performances begin at 8 p.m. except May 31 and June 7, which both begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for senior and military discounts. Admission is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The Thursday, May 28 and Thursday, June 4 performances are “pay what you can” nights. Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org, or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at (360) 753-8586.

Olympia Film Society presents…

2015-05-30 to 2015-05-31

More Info

Location: Olympia Film Society 416 Washington St SE Suite 208 Olympia

BLOW UP DOCUMENTARY WEEKEND

SATURDAY MAY 30TH

1:30 PM THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

4:00 PM THE GRAND RESCUE

6:30 PM THE HUNTING GROUND

9:00 PM SOMETHING BETTER TO COME

SUNDAY MAY 31ST

12:00 PM THE HUNTING GROUND

2:30 PM SOMETHING BETTER TO COME

5:00 PM THE GRAND RESCUE

7:30 PM THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

Capital Stage Race

2015-05-30 to 2015-05-31

7:00 am to 6:00 pm More Info

Location: Heritage Park 330 5th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501

The Capital Stage Race in Olympia Washington will cover 3 stages in 2 days. The first stage is a short time trial on Deschutes Parkway in downtown Olympia. The course is flat and has an excellent view of Mount Rainer, Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and the State Capital. After the time trial the action moves to State Capital Campus for the Capital critirum. The stage 3 queen stage is an 90 mile loop covering some of the best roads and routes the South Puget Sound has to offer.

Tortoise and the Hare Prediction 5k

9:00 am to 10:00 am More Info

Location: Capital high school track

Leave your watches at home. Without the air of watches, Garmins, Smartphones, or your mother, try and match your actually finishing time with your predicted time.  Best match wins. 

31Sunday

2015 Calendar of Events

2015-03-26 to 2015-12-31

More Info

We have put together a calendar of the top Festivals and Events for 2015. 

Please print a copy and display it for yourself or others.

Have an event you would like listed on our online calendar this year please let us know!

PINOCCHIO

2015-05-16 to 2015-05-31

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Family Theater 612 4th Ave E

ENERGETIC NEW ADAPTATION OF A CLASSIC STORY (recommended for age 5 & up) Run May 15- May 31 This is a cleverly realized version of the classic tale, a play with music- anchored in stage magic that will make you forget all about the Disney version. From the moment Gepetto creates him from a stick of wood, Pinocchio dreams of being a real boy. But will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and Playland be too much for Pinocchio? When Gepetto is swallowed by a whale, it is up to this little puppet to show his courage and prove his love for his Papa is real. This is a new, fast-paced, story-within-a-story version of Pinocchio. As the audience enters, the stage is set as if the whole place is an unfinished theater space- getting ready for a show- about to be painted. The whole stage is exposed. Drop cloths cover surfaces, there is a scaffold tower. The place is littered with wooden trestles, planks, paint cans, stepladders, saws, rope, hammers, paintbrushes etc. All of which become the various objects and places in the telling of Pinocchio. The whole is lit by a ghost light. A painter enters. He is humming a little tune and carrying a can of paint- ready to get to work. He is not expecting us… No online sales available for: Thursday May 21 – 7pm Thrifty Thursdays! (Tickets available day of show at box office starting at 1pm, cash or check only) Pinocchio based on the story by Carlo Collodi. Adapted for the stage by Greg Banks.Produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences, a partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company-Minneapolis.

Mama Won’t Fly-Olympia Little Theater

2015-05-17 to 2015-06-07

1:55 pm to 3:55 pm More Info

Location: Olympia Little Theater 1925 Miller Ave NE Olympia

Savannah has agreed to get her feisty mother from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding.  The problem:  Mamma won't fly!  Then the bubbly bride-to-be spontaneously decides a road trip would be the PERFECT bonding experience.  Bride-to-Be, Beleaguered Daughter, and Mama embark on a cross county road trip that includes a near-fatal encounter at a bra museum and a riotous detour to Vegas.  It's 4 days in a car with Mama; what could possibly go wrong?

Olympia Film Society presents…

2015-05-30 to 2015-05-31

More Info

Location: Olympia Film Society 416 Washington St SE Suite 208 Olympia

BLOW UP DOCUMENTARY WEEKEND

SATURDAY MAY 30TH

1:30 PM THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

4:00 PM THE GRAND RESCUE

6:30 PM THE HUNTING GROUND

9:00 PM SOMETHING BETTER TO COME

SUNDAY MAY 31ST

12:00 PM THE HUNTING GROUND

2:30 PM SOMETHING BETTER TO COME

5:00 PM THE GRAND RESCUE

7:30 PM THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

Capital Stage Race

2015-05-30 to 2015-05-31

7:00 am to 6:00 pm More Info

Location: Heritage Park 330 5th Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA 98501

The Capital Stage Race in Olympia Washington will cover 3 stages in 2 days. The first stage is a short time trial on Deschutes Parkway in downtown Olympia. The course is flat and has an excellent view of Mount Rainer, Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, and the State Capital. After the time trial the action moves to State Capital Campus for the Capital critirum. The stage 3 queen stage is an 90 mile loop covering some of the best roads and routes the South Puget Sound has to offer.

Comedy is King at Minnaert Center This Spring

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm More Info

Location: South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Rd SW

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program presents “An Evening of Comedy,” beginning May 28 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.

With a particular emphasis on parody and satire, SPSCC drama students will perform in segments ranging from over-the-top sketches to one-act plays. “An Evening of Comedy” runs from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, June 7. All performances begin at 8 p.m. except May 31 and June 7, which both begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for senior and military discounts. Admission is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty. The Thursday, May 28 and Thursday, June 4 performances are “pay what you can” nights. Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org, or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at (360) 753-8586.

Manhattans and Manuscripts @ Rhythm & Rye

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm More Info

Location: Rhythm & Rye 311 Capitol Way N Olympia

Last time was pretty fun, let's do it again!

After getting some feedback (and a great turnout!) on the first round, let's do it again!

Here's the guidelines.

Writers, start your engines! Bring in a printed copy of one (or more) of your short stories, vignettes, book chapters, or works in progress. Returning writers are welcome to bring in edited stories from previous events. Please double space them this time around...it gets crowded with multiple reviews! Don't put your name on it, Erin provides folders and has a super secret system to keep your work anonymous. Drop off your work any time before the event. (Erin's day shifts are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays)

Readers!
You can also be authors. Don't be shy! Come on down on this lazy Sunday and read some new stuff! Grab a beer! or a Manhattan! Read and add your thoughts.

See you there!
21+ for readers. Writers can be under 21, but need a representative over 21 to deliver and pick up their work

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