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September 2018
Wednesday, September 26 At 6:30 pm
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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 2018
Tuesday, October 2 At 7:30 pm

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

This event is currently sold out. Contact our box office at (360) 753-8586 for information about our waiting list! 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue…

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Thursday, October 4 At 7:30 pm

Shoshana Bean – Spectrum: Soulful Standards

  Shoshana Bean’s powerhouse vocals are visceral and heartfelt and have earned her numerous Broadway credits, including Elphaba in Wicked, and Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. She navigates effortlessly through a variety of styles, from…

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Sunday, October 7 At 2:00 pm

Dave Wickerham: The Great American Songbook

  Bring the whole family to hear the Great American Songbook as you’ve never heard it before! For nearly 50 years Dave has traveled the world playing every organ he could find and earning rave…

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Tuesday, October 9 At 6:30 pm
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One event on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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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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Tuesday, October 9 At 7:00 pm

Washington Center 2018-2019 Book Group: Dispatches From Pluto

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, October 11 At 7:30 pm

Keb’ Mo’ Solo

  Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre categorization. Album after album Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music…

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Tuesday, October 16 At 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Photographer Vincent J. Musi

With his trademark witty sense of humor, Musi taps into his inner Dr. Dolittle as he shares stories from his encounters with some extraordinary animals, including a bonobo with a 300-word vocabulary, and a crow…

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Thursday, October 25 At 7:30 pm

BodyVox

Blood red is the new black! Take a group of talented dancers, add a hint of Hitchcock, top it off with a healthy dose of ghosts and zombies, and you get BloodyVox, a dance theater…

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Saturday, October 27 At 7:30 pm

Puddles Pity Party

The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with a suitcase full of all new emotional anthems and plenty of Kleenex! As with any Pity Party performance, it’s not all sadness and longing. Puddles’…

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November 2018
Friday, November 2 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Anjali Silva

Anjali Silva has been recognized globally for her warmly sensuous voice. Her proficiency of world music genres, ranging from Brazilian to American jazz has allowed her to create music that is universal in its appeal.…

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Saturday, November 3 At 7:30 pm

Capitol Steps

They’re back! Enjoy a hilarious evening of political satire as the nationally-acclaimed Capitol Steps sets out to put the “mock” in democracy! Digging into the headlines of the day, they create song parodies and skits…

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Thursday, November 15 At 7:30 pm

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Laugh your night away with the 39th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition! For one night only, Olympia will play host to the semi-finalists who have survived the preliminary rounds as they face off in an…

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Monday, November 19 At 6:30 pm
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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, November 25 At 12:00 pm

Annual Holiday Quilt Exhibit

Join us for a free reception featuring the Annual Holiday Quilt Exhibit gallery show on Sunday, November 25 at 12:00 PM.   This show runs from Thursday, November 15 at 12:00 PM to Friday, January 4…

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Sunday, November 25 At 5:00 pm

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along

Join us for an Olympia tradition! This year we bring the circus to town with The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. This bold and original musical is packed with belt-it-out hits like…

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Tuesday, November 27 At 6:30 pm
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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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January 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Six Appeal

You may remember this dynamic group from their 2012 Harmony Sweepstakes performance (and subsequent national WIN) at the Washington Center! Six Appeal is a world-class vocal ensemble infused with sharp comedic timing and the energy…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 At 7:00 pm

Washington Center 2018-2019 Book Group: The Wizard of Oz

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, January 10, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box

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, January 11, 2019 At 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Dan Balmer

Dan Balmer has long been considered one of the finest guitarists, composers, and educators in the Northwest. In 2009, Dan became one of only five musicians (and the youngest) to be honored with membership in…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 At 6:00 pm

Panorama Arts Guild: A Creative Community

Join us for a free reception featuring the Panorama Arts Guild: A Creative Community gallery show on Saturday, January 12 at 6:00 PM.   This show runs from Saturday, January 12 at 6:00 PM to Friday,…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 At 7:30 pm

The Wizard of Oz

  This cherished tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Featuring heartwarming songs and a beloved cast of…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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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, 2019 At 3:30 pm

Workshop with Richard Louv

  Richard Louv will lead an intimate and interactive workshop in the afternoon before the main event. 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, 2019 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 Principal, Richard Louv. Creator of the…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Comedy in the Box

  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
Monday, February 4, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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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, 2019 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, 2019 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
Thursday, March 7, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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 record-breaking…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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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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May 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 At 7:30 pm

Taimane Gardner

  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, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 At 6:30 pm
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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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