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February 2018
Wednesday, February 21 At 7:30 pm

Tiempo Libre

  “So hot and danceable that even when you talk about the group, you find yourself moving your hips” – Richmond Times Dispatch Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest…

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Thursday, February 22 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: February

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with…

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March 2018
Saturday, March 3 At 7:30 pm

Olympia Dance Festival

  Top dance groups from the area perform ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, hip-hop, Chinese dance, Irish dance, Middle Eastern dance, and more! This year’s festival features So You Think You Can Dance Tap All-Star,…

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Monday, March 5 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

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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Thursday, March 8 At 7:30 pm

God is a Scottish Drag Queen

  This wickedly funny, highly acclaimed, original comedy is simply divine! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to Earth to skewer everything from the Pope to politics in an unforgettable night of…

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Wednesday, March 14 At 5:30 pm

Uncorked & Unplugged

Every great performance begins with you! Help kick off the annual FRIENDS campaign with an intimate performance by Curlew’s Call. Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Washington Center Main Lobby. RSVP by…

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Saturday, March 17 At 6:00 pm

Puget Sound Sumi Artists: Ink Play Gallery Reception

Join us for a free reception featuring the Puget Sound Sumi Artists: Ink Play Exhibit.

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Saturday, March 17 At 7:30 pm

Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: Not in Our Town

  Standing up and singing out! The combined forces of SWC and SMC's voices share the stage for a special unity concert that confronts the rising tide of intolerance in our country. Featuring a tour de…

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Thursday, March 22 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: March

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with…

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Friday, March 23 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Climate Change

  Climate Change consists of four stylistically different, cutting edge musicians who come together to blend their creative influences into a statement musical harmony. Synthesizing these numerous influences into one, integrated musical statement, Climate Change’s…

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Thursday, March 29 At 7:30 pm

Stephen Petronio Company

  Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art, and fashion collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes…

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April 2018
Thursday, April 12 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: April

  Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with friends, or a much-needed break from the typical Thursday routine; it’s the…

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Friday, April 13 At 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

  In the tradition of Parisian salons of old, we present an intimate evening of music, theater, literature, and art. Local and regional masters of visual art, the written word, and music come together to…

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Sunday, April 15 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Charlie Chaplin Shorts

  Our annual Silent Movie Series is curated by our own house organist Dennis James. Each movie event is presented with live musical accompaniment on our historic Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ—a treasure restored from…

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Wednesday, April 18 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

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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Saturday, April 21 At 7:30 pm

Pink Martini

  Special Engagement! Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive…

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Thursday, April 26 At 7:30 pm

Las Cafeteras

  Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado, and inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who is looking for…

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Friday, April 27 At 6:00 pm

Lisa Geersten: Show of Hearts Gallery Reception

Join us for a free reception featuring the Lisa Geersten: Show of Hearts Gallery Exhibit.

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May 2018
Thursday, May 10 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: May

  Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with friends, or a much-needed break from the typical Thursday routine; it’s the…

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Friday, May 11 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Joe Mailhot

  Joe Mailhot’s original compositions are inspired by jazz masters like John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Albert Ayler, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as by modern European composers like Krzystzof Pendercki,…

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Friday, May 18 At 7:30 pm

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

  What if...The Beatles were actually from somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota? Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band is a collection of four very different musicians creating a new sound from the greatest…

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Monday, May 21 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

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 2018
Thursday, June 14 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: June

  Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with…

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