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January 2019
Tuesday, January 22 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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, January 26 At 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop with Richard Louv

  Before his keynote address that evening, Richard Louv will lead an intimate and interactive workshop at 3:30 pm. The workshop will focus on adults interested in engaging children in community-based outdoor learning, using ideas and activities…

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Saturday, January 26 At 7:30 pm

Conversations with Richard Louv

  The Pacific Education Institute invites you to get up close and personal with the New York Times bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, Richard Louv. Creator of the…

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Thursday, January 31 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: Late January

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater¬—a…

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February 2019
Friday, February 1 At 7:30 pm

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

This show is currently sold out. Please contact the Box Office for waitlist options: (360) 753-8586   Two of America’s premier singer-songwriters join forces for an acoustic evening backed by nothing but their superb voices, first-rate…

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Monday, February 4 At 7:30 pm

The Choir of Man

  The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of…

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Thursday, February 7 At 7:30 pm

Golden Dragon Acrobats

  Danny Chang and his Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their rigorous, 30+ year US touring schedule of a centuries old Chinese art form, presenting over 200 performances annually. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week…

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Thursday, February 14 At 7:30 pm

Best of Seattle Stand Up

  Whether you’re in search of chuckles, giggles, or guffaws, we’ve got the perfect night of comedy to induce every kind of laughter! Your favorite comedians from recent semi-final rounds of the Seattle International Comedy…

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Sunday, February 17 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Clash of the Wolves

  Curated by the incomparable Dennis James, the Center’s Silent Movie Series brings to life the golden age of cinema. A treat for the eyes and ears, each movie shines with live music played on…

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Wednesday, February 20 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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Sunday, February 24 At 7:30 pm

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond

  Award-winning Celtic fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy play the Center on February 24. The popular husband-and-wife duo will be joined by their band and other talented family members for a rousing program they’re…

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Wednesday, February 27 At 7:30 pm

Kinky Boots

  Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by GRAMMY® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can…

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March 2019
Saturday, March 2 At 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Olympia Dance Festival

  The 10th annual Olympia Dance Festival Features over a dozen dance groups from the area performing ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, hip-hop, Irish, Chinese, belly dance and more! This years’ festival features special guest…

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Thursday, March 7 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: March

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a…

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Friday, March 8 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Samantha Boshnack

  Whether creating sonic explorations with her 14-piece B’shnorkestra or fronting her own quintet, this composer and trumpeter walks a unique path. Contemporary innovators whose sense of rhythm and penchant for “letting loose” have been…

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Sunday, March 10 At 2:00 pm

Pinkalicious The Musical

Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann Music by John Gregor, and Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann Based on the book "Pinkalicious" by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann A family musical…

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Sunday, March 10 At 3:00 pm

Pinkalicious Tea Party

  Join us after the show at 3:00 pm for more pink perfection! This special tea party will feature pink cupcakes and pink lemonade! Chaperoning adults are free, but do need tickets. This event is…

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Friday, March 15 At 7:30 pm

Ladies of Laughter

  Ladies of Laughter features some of the funniest women in comedy today! These hilarious women have been chosen by audiences and entertainment industry executives at comedy clubs nationwide through the Ladies of Laughter Contest.…

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Monday, March 18 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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Sunday, March 24 At 5:00 pm

Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

  Don’t miss this singular opportunity to see a master at work! Ira Glass is the creator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around…

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Monday, March 25 At 7:00 pm

Washington Center 2018-2019 Book Group: The Sea Around Us

Looking to go into more depth with some of our shows this season? We’re thrilled to bring you a specially curated book group to accompany the 18-19 Washington Center presented season!   Dispatches From Pluto…

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Thursday, March 28 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Photographer Thomas Peschak

  To Thomas Peschak, sharks aren’t a reason to get out of the water. They’re a reason to get in. Following his lifelong obsession, he’s found himself paddling kayaks alongside great white sharks, swimming among…

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April 2019
Saturday, April 6 At 6:00 pm

Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 years of Public Art

Join us for a free reception featuring the Community Canvas: Celebrating 30 years of Public Art gallery show on Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM.   This show runs from Thursday, March 14 at 12:00 PM…

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Saturday, April 6 At 7:30 pm

Piano Battle

  Part classical recital, part tongue-in-cheek performance, Piano Battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye. Phenomenal pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting…

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Sunday, April 7 At 2:00 pm

Silent Movie Series: Three Wagging Tales

  Curated by the incomparable Dennis James, the Center’s Silent Movie Series brings to life the golden age of cinema. A treat for the eyes and ears, each movie shines with live music played on…

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Wednesday, April 10 At 7:30 pm

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Mikado

  Join us on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and all of your favorite characters await! We’ll see three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously…

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Friday, April 12 At 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

  Featuring poetry, short stories, theater, and music, this event is like nothing else in Olympia. Invest your heart and mind in a new experience as local and regional artists share a first look into…

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Thursday, April 18 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: April

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a…

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Wednesday, April 24 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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 27 At 6:00 pm

Rise Up: The Hamilton Tribute Band

  Don’t throw away your shot to see Rise Up: The Hamilton Tribute Band! Rise Up is an ensemble of top Seattle vocalists and musicians that perform the amazing music of Hamilton. Hamilton is a…

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May 2019
Saturday, May 4 At 7:30 pm

God Is A Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming

  Dressed in your favorite floral power suit, God descends once more to skewer everything from the platypus to Pocahontas in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Ever ready with a witty opinion,…

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Wednesday, May 8 At 7:00 pm

Washington Center 2018-2019 Book Group: Unfamiliar Fishes

Looking to go into more depth with some of our shows this season? We’re thrilled to bring you a specially curated book group to accompany the 18-19 Washington Center presented season!   Dispatches From Pluto…

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Thursday, May 9 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: May

Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a unique,…

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Friday, May 10 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Bill Anschell

  Bill Anschell has studied, composed, and performed jazz piano across the country and around the world. In 2016 he was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient of the Earshot’s…

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Thursday, May 16 At 6:00 pm

Jeremy Ennis: Fan Art and Satire

Join us for a free reception featuring the Jeremy Ennis: Fan Art and Satire gallery show on Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 PM.   This show runs from Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 PM to Thursday,…

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Thursday, May 16 At 7:30 pm

Taimane

  From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, ukulele virtuoso Taimane will captivate you! A prodigy with a contagious zest for performing, she honed her showmanship and stagecraft at age 13 with mentor…

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Tuesday, May 21 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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 2019
Thursday, June 6 At 7:00 pm

Wonderful Wurlitzer

Once again the talented Sharon Stearnes returns to make the Mighty Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ ring out with some of your favorite tunes! This free organ concert is a great way to spend an evening,…

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Thursday, June 13 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box: June

  Set aside the cares of the week and enjoy the best evening of comedy Olympia has to offer. Washington Center’s Comedy in the Box brings regional and national comedians to our Black Box theater­—a…

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Monday, June 17 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 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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