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Wednesday
Jul132016

Lynette Charters

 The Washington Center Gallery presents

Showing: July 13 - August 26
Reception: July 16 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Washington Center Lobby Gallery

We all have a public and a private persona.  Concealing what we are not proud of from public scrutiny is part of our social being. We offer up the perfect “selfie,” slick public iconography, and use platforms from which to present ourselves. We plaster over the awkward and the graceless to hypnotize and delight. Charters’ paintings offer a playful poke at this issue.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Inaugural CenterStage Awards and Gala

The Washington Center invites you to the

Thursday, July 28, doors at 5:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Join us for  an elegant evening to support The Center’s mission to enhance access to the arts and culture in our community. During the event, we will honor recipients of the inaugural Excellence in the Arts awards for building a vibrant cultural community in the greater South Sound region. The evening will include cocktail hour, full dinner, awards ceremony, live auction, and engaging vignette entertainment.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Wonderful Wurlitzer!

Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

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 1924 Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ with performances that keep this beautiful instrument a lively part of our community's thriving arts scene.

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Sunday
Aug282016

Ballet Northwest Young Choreographers Showcase

 

Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

Ballet Northwest’s Young Choreographers Showcase, now in its 5th year, features 16 world premiere dances created by aspiring young choreographers. The dances range from ballet to modern to jazz and feature a wide array of music styles.  

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Wednesday
Sep142016

Mike Lindenmeyer: Birdland

 The Washington Center Gallery presents

Showing: September 14 - November 20
Washington Center Lobby Gallery
Open House: Join us during Arts Walk Weekend!
October 7, 5:00 - 10:00 PM & October 8, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Mike Lindenmeyer’s pastel works feature birds within a post-industrial landscape. These opportunistic birds can be a sign of hope that nature will heal and life will go on regardless.

Saturday
Sep172016

The Dream Team Of Stand Up Comedy: BRAD UPTON, KELSEY COOK, GEOFF LOTT, RODNEY SHERWOOD

Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

THE DREAM TEAM OF STAND UP COMEDY - LIVE

A night of laughs with all-star, world-class, international comedian BRAD UPTON: past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. He has spent the last eight years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis, and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers. Featuring : KELSEY COOK,  She has spent the last year touring 50+ dates with Jim Norton.  Kelsey’s television appearances include AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live (2016), “Laughs” on FOX, “Uproarious” on FUSE (2016), and “Greatest Party Story Ever” on MTV2 (2016).    Also Featuring comedy from Northwest favorite GEOFF LOTT, Seattle Headliner himself recently featured for touring Jim Breuer . To complete the team its  hosted by funnyman RODNEY SHERWOOD  who packs a one-two punch as a top-notch writer and performer.

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