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The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Upcoming Events

March 2017
March 28 At 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery Reception: The Artist’s Gallery Exhibition

Join us before Black Violin for a free reception featuring the The Artist's Gallery Exhibit.

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March 28 At 7:30 pm

Black Violin

Classic violin meets hip-hop Named after an album by African-American preeminent jazz swing-era violinist Stuff Smith, Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Accompanied by a drummer and…

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April 2017
April 2 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Ben-Hur

Each season The Washington Center presents a Silent Movie Series curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Mr. James provides live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from…

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April 6 At 7:30 pm

April Comedy In The Box

  Join us for six nights of uproarious laughter at The Washington Center Black Box! All shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar available throughout the…

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April 10 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Master storyteller and host of Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for…

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April 14 At 7:30 pm

Under the Streetlamp

Featuring cast members of "Jersey Boys" and other hit Broadway musicals Under the Streetlamp, America’s favorite vocal group with 2 PBS top specials and legions of faithful fans, performs an electrifying…

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April 17 At 6:30 pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

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May 2017
May 5 At 7:30 pm

Lauren Fox: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen

A cabaret marriage of Mitchell & Cohen The affair of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen in the late 1960s only lasted a few months, but its resonance in the songs of…

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May 6 At 6:00 pm

Young Arts Ambassador Youth Showcase

CALLING ALL YOUTH PERFORMERS/VISUAL ARTISTS! The Young Arts Ambassadors invite youth under the age of 19 to apply to perform in an inspiring evening of local Olympia YOUTH created/generated ART! We will feature performance and…

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May 11 At 7:30 pm

May Comedy In The Box

Join us for six nights of uproarious laughter at The Washington Center Black Box! All shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar available throughout the evening.…

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May 12 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Aaron & Ninee Wolff

Fridays just aren't the same without a bit of Northwest Jazz. Music lovers 21 and older are invited to join us for four evenings of cabaret style jazz performances in our intimate Black Box Theater.…

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May 13 At 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

Local art with local artists Much like Parisian salons of old, The Washington Center presents an intimate evening of music, theater, literature, and art. This event will feature Bryan Willis (playwright),…

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May 23 At 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gallery Reception: Jeff Pasek: Unlands

Join us before The Wonderful Wurlizter for a free reception featuring the Jeff Pasek: Unlands gallery exhibit.

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May 23 At 7:00 pm

Wonderful Wurlitzer!

Sharon Stearnes returns to The Washington Center Main Stage for another night of pop tunes, classics and many standards you never knew could be played on the organ! Bring the whole family to celebrate the…

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May 24 At 6:30 pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

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June 2017
June 15 At 7:30 pm

June Comedy In The Box

Join us for six nights of uproarious laughter at The Washington Center Black Box! All shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar available throughout the evening.…

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August 2017
August 30 At 6:30 pm

Washington Center Volunteer Training

Before you start as a volunteer at The Center, we ask that you take part in a volunteer training. We anticipate this training will take roughly 45 minutes and will be sharing a training video…

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