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Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is located in the heart of Downtown Olympia and is the premier venue for the Arts in the South Puget Sound.


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November 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018 At 3:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: We Shall Never Forget

  Huw Edwards, Music Director & Conductor Bridge: Lament Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 (guest artist: Lauren Yoon, piano) Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow Barber: Adagio for Strings…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Estas Tonne: Breath of Sound World Tour

  As a modern-day Troubadour Estas Tonne travels countless places and finds himself in several cultural references without identifying himself with a single nation or country, rather with the cultural richness of the world. His…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 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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December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Yuletide Celebration: A Holiday Concert

  The winter holiday concert is the perfect occasion for family and friends to join together for an evening of revitalizing seasonal music. This evening includes songs of winter celebration and takes us back to…

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Friday, December 7, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

  Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince,…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, and…

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Friday, December 14, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

  Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince,…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

    Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

    Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest presents The Nutcracker

    Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 30 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring new sets that premiered last season. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker…

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Monday, December 17, 2018 At 7:00 pm

Community Messiah Sing-Along

Come to sing or come to listen to Handel’s glorious masterpiece! A true community event with guest conductors and soloists, featuring the audience as the chorus! Selections of the work will be performed. Admission is…

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January 2019

Saturday, January 5 At 7:00 pm

Camp Fire Tales: A Benefit for Paradise

Exclusive Screening of Local Filmmakers’ “Something Horrible” to Benefit Teachers Devastated by the California Camp Fire. Join This One-Time Exclusive Screening of Something Horrible, a chilling psychological thriller. Olympia native filmmakers, Jeremy Kriss and Kelly…

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Tuesday, January 8 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…

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Wednesday, January 16 At 7:30 pm

Live! 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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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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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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Saturday, February 2 At 7:30 pm

A Slice of the Good Life: Pizza Klatch’s Annual Benefit & Gayla 2019

Presented By: Pizza Klatch

  Come join our VIP Reception, too! With gourmet appetizers, desserts, wine, beer, a signature drink, fabulous people, and great seats for the show, you are guaranteed a good time. VIP reception tickets, which include…

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Monday, February 4 At 7:30 pm

The Choir of Man

  ** INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE: The Choir of Man will start at the scheduled time of 7:30 pm. ** The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across…

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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 run…

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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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Monday, February 18 At 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Lovers Lane

Due to weather and hazardous road conditions, the February 10 concert of "Lovers Lane" presented by Olympia Symphony Orchestra has been rescheduled to February 18, at 3:00 pm, at the Washington Center for the Performing…

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Friday, February 22 At 7:30 pm

Jubal Flagg: Burn it Down

  Jubal is a standup comedian, a Marconi Award-winning radio host, television personality, and comedy writer. Entertaining audiences on-stage and on the radio for over 15 years, Jubal is known for his quick wit and…

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Saturday, February 23 At 6:00 pm

Dance to Make a Difference 11th Annual Charity Gala

  Studio West Dance Theatre and Studio West Dance Guild present the 11th annual Dance to Make a Difference charity gala. This year, all net proceeds will be donated to Homes First and Family Support…

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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

Sunday, March 3 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Winter Concert

  Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia’s Conservatory Orchestra presents several old warhorses of the classical literature. Maestro May’s program includes Suppe’s Light Calvary Overture, Beethoven’s Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien. May…

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Saturday, March 9 At 7:30 pm

Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival

  What better way to enjoy the power and beauty of the human voice than an evening of first-rate a cappella? Harmony Sweepstakes is all about the purity of voice as the only instrument onstage,…

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Sunday, March 10 At 2:00 pm

Pinkalicious The Musical

  A family musical based on the bestselling picture book! Despite warnings from her parents, Pinkalicious indulges in so many pink cupcakes that she turns pink from head to toe! When her hue goes too…

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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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Saturday, March 16 At 7:30 pm

Baurice Nelson presents Gabriel Rutledge Comedy Night

  A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon's Nickmom Night Out,…

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Sunday, March 17 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: Around the Horn

Huw Edwards, Music Director & Conductor Weber: Overture to Oberon R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11 (guest artist: Danielle Kuhlmann, horn) Grainger: “O Danny Boy” (Irish tune from County Derry) Sibelius: Symphony No.…

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Monday, March 18 At 5:30 pm

Stay Woke Rally, Featuring Dolores Huerta

  Join us for an evening dedicated to promoting youth voice to end oppression in our community and help raise funds for the Dolores Huerta Foundation. The evening starts at 5:30 pm where non-profit groups…

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Saturday, March 23 At 4:00 pm

Olympia Youth Chorus: Threads of Joy

  The Olympia Youth Chorus will present “Threads of Joy” on Saturday, March 23rd at 4:00 PM.  Please join us as our five choirs delight you with the feelings of joy through song.  Choral music…

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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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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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Friday, March 29 At 7:00 pm

Up with People

  North Thurston Kiwanis Club presents Up with People’s newest production, Live on Tour. The performance focuses on our shared hopes for a better tomorrow and includes high energy international songs and dances, entertaining pop…

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Saturday, March 30 At 7:00 pm

Up with People

North Thurston Kiwanis Club presents Up with People’s newest production, Live on Tour. The performance focuses on our shared hopes for a better tomorrow and includes high energy international songs and dances, entertaining pop medleys,…

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Sunday, March 31 At 2:00 pm

A Really Big Shoe 13: A Special Encore Performance by the Brothers Four

Entertainment Explosion hosts A Really Big Shoe 13 ENCORE PERFORMANCE of the Brothers Four, once again playing the Folk Music of America, as they return home to Washington for a two-hour LIVE concert to benefit…

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April 2019

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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Saturday, April 13 At 7:30 pm

Strength and Serenity: Leavitt’s Missa Festiva & Faure’s Requiem

  Leavitt’s Missa Festiva and Faure’s Requiem Two superb, beautiful and important choral works take center stage. Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, completed in the 1890s brings together the composer's most beautiful melodies – serene, peaceful and…

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Thursday, April 18 At 7:00 pm

Coppelia

“Just as Giselle is ballet's great tragedy, so Coppelia is its great comedy.” – George Balanchine Studio West brings the original rom-com to South Sound audiences with Coppelia, a romantic comedy of mischief and mistaken…

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Friday, April 19 At 7:00 pm

Coppelia

“Just as Giselle is ballet's great tragedy, so Coppelia is its great comedy.” – George Balanchine Studio West brings the original rom-com to South Sound audiences with Coppelia, a romantic comedy of mischief and mistaken…

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Saturday, April 20 At 1:00 pm

Coppelia

“Just as Giselle is ballet's great tragedy, so Coppelia is its great comedy.” – George Balanchine Studio West brings the original rom-com to South Sound audiences with Coppelia, a romantic comedy of mischief and mistaken…

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Saturday, April 20 At 5:00 pm

Coppelia

“Just as Giselle is ballet's great tragedy, so Coppelia is its great comedy.” – George Balanchine Studio West brings the original rom-com to South Sound audiences with Coppelia, a romantic comedy of mischief and mistaken…

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Sunday, April 21 At 10:00 am

Easter @ The Washington Center

Easter with Reality Church Sunday, April 21st Lobby doors open at 9:00 AM for coffee and snacks Auditorium doors open at 9:30 for seating Service starts at 10:00 AM All are welcome to join us…

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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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Sunday, April 28 At 7:00 pm

Olympia Symphony Orchestra: A Cast of Characters

  Huw Edwards, Music Director & Conductor Bizet: March of the Toreadors from Carmen Ravel: Mother Goose, complete ballet Prokofiev: Symphonic Suite, Lieutenant Kije Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld   "A cast of…

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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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Friday, May 10 At 7:30 pm

Ballet Northwest’s Don Quixote

  Premiered by Ballet Northwest in 2015, this Spanish-themed ballet is fun for the whole family, featuring toreadors, gypsies, and the young couple in love, Kitri, and Basilio. This comic-filled ballet includes beautiful sets and…

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Saturday, May 11 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest’s Don Quixote

  Premiered by Ballet Northwest in 2015, this Spanish-themed ballet is fun for the whole family, featuring toreadors, gypsies, and the young couple in love, Kitri, and Basilio. This comic-filled ballet includes beautiful sets and…

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Sunday, May 12 At 2:00 pm

Ballet Northwest’s Don Quixote

  Premiered by Ballet Northwest in 2015, this Spanish-themed ballet is fun for the whole family, featuring toreadors, gypsies, and the young couple in love, Kitri, and Basilio. This comic-filled ballet includes beautiful sets and…

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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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Friday, May 17 At 7:00 pm

A Tribute to the Music of Natalie Cole

  One cannot forget the smooth jazz vocals, beauty, charm, and grace of Natalie Cole. On Friday, May 17, 7 pm welcome to the Washington Center stage Doris Clark and Jazz Senators for a Tribute to…

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Saturday, May 18 At 7:00 pm

International Military Band Concert

We are excited to present the International Military Band Concert this year on Armed Forces Day, and we will be honoring the service of World War II Veterans who will be in attendance. This year’s…

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Sunday, May 19 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Spring Concert

  Welcome to the podium Music Director and Conductor Cameron May for his season debut with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia. Mr. May has chosen a program for the Conservatory Orchestra with a wide…

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Saturday, May 25 At 7:30 pm

Bach’s Complete Cello Suites

  The six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are considered the Baroque composer’s most iconic set of chamber music. However, performing them in one marathon session is a bold and challenging feat for any…

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Friday, May 31 At 6:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2019

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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June 2019

Saturday, June 1 At 11:00 am

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2019

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Saturday, June 1 At 2:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2019

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Saturday, June 1 At 5:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2019

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Sunday, June 2 At 12:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2019

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Sunday, June 2 At 3:00 pm

Studio West Dance Academy’s All School Spring Showcase 2019

  Studio West believes stepping on stage is an important journey for each and every student. Our spring recital is an exciting event and a culminating goal for all of our dancers to work towards.…

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Wednesday, June 5 At 7:00 pm

New Market Skills Center Graduation

Graduation/Commencement Ceremony for Students receiving a diploma from the New Market Skills Center. This event will honor their achievement and success.

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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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Friday, June 7 At 8:00 pm

Baurice Nelson presents: HaHaPalooza Comedy Showcase

  Kick off of an annual comedy showcase event featuring an amazing line up of up and coming to seasoned comedians! Premier Show June 7 features: DWIGHT SLADE Comedian Dwight Slade has the privilege of…

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Sunday, June 9 At 12:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center’s Annual Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for over 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual…

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Sunday, June 9 At 2:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center’s Annual Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for over 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual…

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Sunday, June 9 At 4:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center’s Annual Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for over 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual…

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Sunday, June 9 At 6:00 pm

Johansen Olympia Dance Center’s Annual Recitals

Johansen Olympia Dance Center has been serving the community for over 45 years with high quality dance training for students of all ages and levels in a positive environment. Free to the public, the annual…

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Saturday, June 15 At 7:30 pm

Torch Songs: Songs of Love

More than any other popular music, torch songs delve deeply into affairs of the heart-both to celebrate and to lament romance: Many torch songs are sultry, slow-burning ballads, and nearly all mix the sensuous with…

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Saturday, June 22 At 1:00 pm

“Sweet Dreams” Dance Spectacular 2019

Debbi’s Dance, Etc. invites you to “Sweet Dreams Dance Spectacular!” Three exciting shows feature classic and contemporary music and themes performed by dancers ages 3-adult. Dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, acrobatic dance,…

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Saturday, June 22 At 6:00 pm

“Sweet Dreams” Dance Spectacular 2019

Debbi’s Dance, Etc. invites you to “Sweet Dreams Dance Spectacular!” Three exciting shows feature classic and contemporary music and themes performed by dancers ages 3-adult. Dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, acrobatic dance,…

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Sunday, June 23 At 1:00 pm

“Sweet Dreams” Dance Spectacular 2019

Debbi’s Dance, Etc. invites you to “Sweet Dreams Dance Spectacular!” Three exciting shows feature classic and contemporary music and themes performed by dancers ages 3-adult. Dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, acrobatic dance,…

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Saturday, June 29 At 10:00 am

2019 Bridgeman Health Solutions NPC Tanji Johnson Classic

2019 Bridgeman Health Solutions NPC Tanji Johnson Classic. A tremendous showcase of Fitness, Figure, Bodybuilding, Physique and Bikini Athletes. Doors for pre-judging will open at 9:00 AM; the event will start at 10:00 AM and…

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July 2019

Thursday, July 25 At 5:30 pm

2019 CENTER Stage Awards & Gala

  The Washington Center celebrates arts and culture in our community with a premiere fundraising event on Thursday, July 25. This elegant evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5:30 pm and includes dinner, live…

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August 2019

Wednesday, August 7 At 7:30 pm

Menopause The Musical®

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set…

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Thursday, August 8 At 7:30 pm

Menopause The Musical®

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set…

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Saturday, August 24 At 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mueller Report

Presented By: Oly Arts

ONE DAY ONLY — FREE A non-partisan event open to all, created as a public service.  A complete and full public reading of the redacted version of the Office of the Special Counsel's Report.   Featuring elected…

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September 2019

Sunday, September 22 At 7:00 pm

Timberland Reads Together Presents Author Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel There There, a multigenerational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native…

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Friday, September 27 At 7:30 pm

Led Zepagain

Celebrating 30 years, Sony recording artists Led Zepagain captures the heart and soul of “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience.  Jimmy Page says, "It's as close as you'll ever get to…

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Sunday, September 29 At 6:00 pm

You’re Invited

‘YOU’RE INVITED’ an Evangelical Musical featuring an original script and musical composition by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), that will be performed for ONE night only at the Washington Center for Performing Arts!…

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October 2019

Tuesday, October 1 At 7:30 pm

An Evening with Los Lobos – 45th Anniversary Show

A night no Los Lobos fan will want to miss! The band's wordsmith Louie Perez once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack…

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Sunday, October 6 At 7:30 pm

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

This nostalgic and immersive concert-style theater show with full live band chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings to their…

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Saturday, October 12 At 7:30 pm

KALEIDOSCOPE

October’s concert views song through a kaleidoscope of color. Our experiences of music and color enliven our emotions. From“Bein’ Green” and “Over the Rainbow” to “I See Colors” and “Yellow Bird,” songs mingle with color…

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Sunday, October 13 At 3:00 pm

Corrective Lenses

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” The OSO opens the 2019-2020 season with a concert called “Corrective Lenses.” The main work is Shostakovich’s greatest symphony, his Tenth (1953), written in the…

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Thursday, October 17 At 7:30 pm

Che Apalache

From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Che Apalache brings their Latingrass style to Olympia. Blending South American music with bluegrass, Che's repertoire ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a capella mountain gospel songs. This is part of…

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Saturday, October 19 At 7:00 pm

“Shake, Rattle & Rock”

Hey, you hot-rodders, let’s agitate the gravel with some Shake, Rattle, and Rock starring the Olympia Jazz Senators and their guests Saturday, October 19, 7pm at the Washington Center in hipster Olympia. You’ll have a…

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Friday, October 25 At 7:30 pm

California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries! The two hottest guitar trios in America meet on stage for a unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’ of original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical…

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November 2019

Saturday, November 2 At 2:00 pm

National Geographic Live: Social by Nature: Ronan Donovan

Chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas are among the most charismatic of the social mammals we know—besides ourselves. They’re also under threat. Join biologist turned photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about the incredible similarities we humans…

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Sunday, November 3 At 4:00 pm

SOGO Fall Concert

Welcome to the 20th season of Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO). We have a lot in store for you as Maestro Cameron May presents inspirational programming all season long. The Fall concert features Mussorgsky’s…

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Thursday, November 7 At 7:30 pm

Warren Miller’s Timeless, presented by Volkswagen

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season in the mountains.…

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Friday, November 8 At 7:30 pm

The Lonely – Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison

With hits of The Traveling Wilburys and Everly Brothers The Big O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions and dark emotional ballads.  From 1960 to ’64 Roy Orbison landed 22…

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Tuesday, November 12 At 7:30 pm

Pilobolus – Come to Your Senses

Pilobolus’s Come to Your Senses is a multisensory experience, featuring live performances of onstage Pilobolus works alongside transmedia digital creations. In this brand new repertory show, come back to your senses ...and explore the connection…

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Sunday, November 17 At 3:00 pm

Seeing is Believing

The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music” Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony is the centerpiece of this “Seeing is Believing” concert, and this household favorite will be enhanced on the big screen…

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Tuesday, November 19 At 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards Celebration

A festive event celebrating the 2019 honorees of the Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards. Since 1966, these have been presented to individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to the arts and cultural development of…

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