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512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

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Gallery Show: Harmony Boom

Through May, 2014
Washington Center Gallery

Come explore the wacky world of Harmony Boom artists P. Calavara and Christine Malek!

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Summer Soiree

Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 PM
Washington Center Black Box

Join us for a 21+ party in The Center's Black Box Theater before the Joan Baez performance on July 22.
Featuring live music by Daven Tillinghast, summertime bites and a cash bar (your first drink is on the house!).

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An Evening with Joan Baez

Tuesday, July 22 at 8:00 pm
Washington Center Main Stage

Joan Baez remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable. Her earliest recordings fed traditional ballads into the rock vernacular with appeal extending far beyond folk music. Her 2008 Grammy nominated album Day After Tomorrow was praised by critics and in 2011 Amnesty International debuted their “Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights” in her honor.

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2014 Full Draw Film Tour

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

For the young and old ~ it’s bowhunting adventure on the “Big Screen” Full Draw breaks the boundaries of hunting films and will truly inspire all who share the passion and pursuit of bowhunting and outdoor films. Be prepared for something you can’t watch at home, online of TV.  We invite you to come out and enjoy a night with your bowhunting friends. Doors will open at 6pm; enjoy cold beverages and camaraderie with fellow bow hunters. This action packed show will reel off at 7pm. You won’t want to miss this exclusive line-up of short films. Come cheer on the filmmakers as they bring you real, raw and heartfelt bowhunting films to the “Big Screen!”

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"The General" with Quasar Wut-Wut

The Washington Center Presents

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

When Chicago experimental pop band Quasar Wut-Wut decided to write a new score for Buster Keaton's 1926 masterpiece The General, the former film school students took their favorite silent movie and ran away with it – matching Keaton's high kinetic energy as a performer and also the taut playfulness of his filmmaking style. Quasar Wut-Wut's post-punk/experimental pop background plays a big part in the character of the score, but there are also elements that harken back to silent film accompaniment of yore, namely the instrumentation (organ, accordion, glockenspiel, and mandolin all play a part) and musical themes that often share DNA with their 1920s Tin Pan Alley counterparts.

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Olympia Musical Theatre: Songs for A New World

Olympia Musical Theatre presents

Words & Music by Jason Robert Brown, Directed by Troy Arnold Fisher

August 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 PM
August 24 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Black Box

"Every song in the show is essentially about the same thing: those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes, in the form of the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a loved one, or the end of a marriage. But it’s even more about surviving those moments. It's about the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds. These are songs about that new world, a world in which the definitions of family, distance, money, technology, the very nature of human contact is changing every day, a world in which the rules don’t apply as often as they do, a world in which the solutions our parents found don’t work for us, and a world in which today’s answers probably won’t apply tomorrow.”
(excerpt from “Inside Songs for a New World” by Scott Miller)

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