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October 2017
October 5 At 7:30 pm

Gaelic Storm

Enjoy a glass of champagne with us as we kick off our 32nd season!     After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping,…

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October 6 At 5:00 pm

Fall Arts Walk

Join us at The Washington Center to celebrate Fall Arts Walk! Arts Walk is a time to celebrate the arts in our community! Experience visual and performing arts in over 100 businesses by hundreds of…

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October 7 At 12:00 pm

Fall Arts Walk

Join us at The Washington Center to celebrate Fall Arts Walk! Arts Walk is a time to celebrate the arts in our community! Experience visual and performing arts in over 100 businesses by hundreds of…

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October 12 At 7:30 pm

A Night with Janis Joplin

For information about tickets to this event, please contact the box office at (360) 753-8586. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and,…

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October 15 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: The Phantom of the Opera

  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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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October 19 At 7:30 pm

Piaf! The Show

  With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW is a musical celebration of the life and music of the…

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October 27 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Steve Luceno

  For 45 years Steve Luceno has been involved in performing live music. His experience has mostly been in standard jazz, Caribbean music, and rhythm & blues. His original songs are…

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October 28 At 7:30 pm

Dala

  Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best…

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November 2017
November 1 At 7:30 pm

Matt Andersen and Shemekia Copeland

  Two Acts, One Great Night of Blues! A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old fashioned way—touring…

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November 6 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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November 15 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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November 16 At 7:30 pm

Seattle International Comedy Competition

  Olympia is proud to host a semi-final round of the “everywhere but Seattle” part of the competition. Up to ten comedians will face-off with short, humorous sets while the judges…

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November 17 At 6:00 pm

20th Annual Holiday Quilt Exhibit Gallery Reception

Join us for a free reception featuring the 20th Annual Holiday Quilt Exhibit.

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November 17 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Photojournalist David Guttenfelder

In 2011, David Guttenfelder made history when he helped the Associated Press open a bureau in North Korea—the first-ever Western news agency in the politically isolated country. For the first time…

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November 26 At 5:00 pm

Sing-a-Long Annie

  Our annual kick-off to the holiday season proves that “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile!” Relive the humor of Carol Burnett’s Miss Hannigan with “Little Girls,” and take a…

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November 29 At 7:30 pm

Kenny G: Miracles, Holiday & Hits Tour 2017

  Take a joyous ride through the smooth sounds of jazz with the one-and-only Kenny G this holiday season! His first Christmas album, Miracles: The Holiday Album, ranks as the bestselling…

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January 2018
January 10, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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January 17, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

  During the 1970's Ladysmith Black Mambazo established themselves as the most successful singing group in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich…

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January 18, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: January

  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…

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January 19, 2018 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Dmitri Matheny

  Voted “Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, flugelhornist/composer Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of…

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January 21, 2018 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill Jr.

  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…

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January 23, 2018 At 6:00 pm

Panorama Arts Guild Gallery Reception

Join us for a free reception featuring the Panorama Arts Guild: A Creative Community exhibit.

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January 23, 2018 At 7:30 pm

International Guitar Night

  Beginning in a converted laundromat in the Bay Area in 1995, International Guitar Night has grown to feature the best performing guitar composers from around the world. Audiences cherish the…

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January 25, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Blonde Poison

  Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured by Nazis. Offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she…

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January 26, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Blonde Poison

  Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured by Nazis. Offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she…

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January 29, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

  Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist, and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. Her collection of American roots…

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February 2018
February 2, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical!

  Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think…

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February 7, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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February 9, 2018 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Cameraman Bob Poole

  Nature Roars Back A childhood in East Africa gave Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Poole a fierce curiosity about the natural world as well as an adventurous spirit. Bob has documented…

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February 10, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Brian Reed

  Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the groundbreaking podcast S-Town, a production of Serial and the public radio show This American Life. Reed spent more than 3 years…

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February 21, 2018 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…

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February 22, 2018 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…

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March 2018
March 5, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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March 8, 2018 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…

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March 17, 2018 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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March 17, 2018 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…

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March 22, 2018 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…

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March 23, 2018 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…

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March 29, 2018 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,…

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April 2018
April 12, 2018 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…

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April 13, 2018 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…

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April 15, 2018 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…

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April 18, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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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April 21, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Pink Martini

  Log in to your online customer account to access the exclusive FRIENDS pre-sale! Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned…

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April 26, 2018 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…

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April 27, 2018 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
May 10, 2018 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…

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May 11, 2018 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…

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May 18, 2018 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…

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May 21, 2018 At 6:30 pm
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One event on September 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One event on 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
June 14, 2018 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…

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