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Wednesday
Jan072015

Gallery Show: Hart James, The Ancients

The Washington Center Gallery presents

Dates: January 7 - March 7
Reception: January 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM

They have stood on this earth before the human species arrived to the planet. Trees have born witness to the rise and fall of civilizations/ survived climate change/ and still stand tall as they struggle to persevere our industrialization of the planet. Hart’s paintings invite the viewer into the practice of reverence of ‘The Ancients.’

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Thursday
Mar052015

SPSCC Theater Department: The Skin of Our Teeth 

March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
March 8 and 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Black Box

The Skin of Our Teeth is a play by Thornton Wilder which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play is a three-part allegory about the life of mankind, centering around the Antrobus family of the fictional town of Excelsior, NJ.  “For an American dramatist, all roads lead back to Thornton Wilder…The Skin of our Teeth was a remarkable gift to an America entrenched in catastrophe, a tribute to the trait of human endurance.” Paula Vogel

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Sunday
Mar082015

A Really Big Shoe 9: Rockin’ to the Jukebox

Entertainment Explosion presents

Sunday March 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Washington Center Main Stage

Senior performers (age 50-86) from Entertainment Explosion will present their annual benefit concert for homeless and needy kids in Thurston and Mason Counties. “A Really Big Shoe 9 – Rockin’ to the Jukebox. Enjoy songs from 1950-1985, including Tammy Leader of the Pack, Hey Paula, Rock and Roll is Here to Stay, Cotton Fields, New York, New York, The Twist, To Sir with Love, La Bamba, American Pie and many more! All monies raised (over $184,000 in eight years) will go to homeless and needy student funds in eight local school districts and to Community Youth Services. Past donations have been used for “One Child at a Time” for shoes, school supplies, housing, food, transportation and whatever the coordinators deem appropriate.

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Monday
Mar092015

SPSCC BRICK Club - Chris Hedges: “Wages of Rebellion” 

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Chris Hedges presents “Wages of Rebellion.” A presentation on the Middle East, the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and the need for transformative, grassroots global social movement.

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Wednesday
Mar112015

Gallery Show: Bernard Bleha, Sculptural Paintings

 

Washington Center Gallery presents

Dates: March 11 - May 9
Reception: March 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM

 

Bernie’s art deals with the abstract and the placement of design elements that provoke a variety of reactions from the viewer. The shapes and forms he uses are simple but their positioning within the picture plane are formal in structure. Color is an element he uses to stimulate the eye and make shapes “vibrate” and “pop.” The themes he uses in most of the wall pieces are pure design and texture while sculptural pieces center on an abstract confrontation with reality.

Thursday
Mar122015

The Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Washington Center Presents

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

  "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. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going...so are the actors! The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!"

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