Something Wicked Goes Back to School

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

It’s that time of year again– leaves are turning color and students everywhere are preparing for classes to start back up. But Something Wicked is here to eliminate those post-summer blues with a new improv show, Something Wicked Goes Back to School! Harlequin Productions’ celebrated group of improv comics presents a show about the joys (and tragedies) of going back to school. They’ve grabbed their letterman’s jackets, their pom-pom’s, and their prom dates, and all they need now is you and your suggestions!

Economics for Everyone - Olympia

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Economics for Everyone - Olympia

Free, monthly workshops and presentations addressing economic literacy and inviting dialogue and discussion on inequality and the crises of capitalism.

Wednesday September 3rd, starting at 6:30, we will be discussing Christian Parenti's book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. We will only discuss chapters 1, 2, 15, and 16.

Economics for Everyone - Olympia chose this for its reading group because climate change will have an enormous impact upon how we struggle for, and even think about, economic justice in the years to come. After we discuss the readings we will have a quick planning meeting to shape upcoming workshops and events. 

Feel free to come for either the seminar or meeting, or both! (However, only come to the seminar if you have completed the readings.) 

Bring snacks if possible!


6:30 - 8 PM 

Seminar discussion of Christian Parenti's book Tropic of Chaos. Ch. 1, 2, 15, and 16 (about 50 pages)

8 - 9 PM 

Planning for Economic for Everyone future events. 

Music on the Mounds presents Fluff and Gravy Music Fest

Please join us at Music on the Mounds, right outside of lovely Littlerock WA, for Portland record label Fluff and Gravy's Music Fest.  There's music all day Saturday and a gospel set on Sunday for any sinners in attendance. If you reserve a camping spot you can come Friday night.There will be food and craft vendors too. When you purchase a ticket you will learn the exact location.

Saturday Schedule
noon – Special Guest, TBA
1pm – Kevin Lee Florence
2pm – Hillstomp
3pm – Drunken Prayer
4pm – Kenny Feinstein
5pm – Jack Wilson
6pm – Jeffrey Martin
7pm – Mike Coykendall
8pm – Gabriel Mintz and Bill Patton
9pm – The Harmed Brothers
10:30pm – Sassparilla

Community Rights Forum

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Help draft a Community Rights Ordinance that will give us the tools to stop the ongoing degradation of the South Puget Sound.  The new Ordinance will allow citizens to reclaim their power, while corporations will be barred from claiming Constitutional rights won by human beings over the years. 

Help us iron out the details.  Bring a mug.  MIXX96 MEETING ROOM, 119 NE WASHINGTON ST., OLYMPIA 98501.

Workshop will be moderated by knowledgeable environmentalists Cindy Beckett and Harry Branch. 

Later workshops will focus on other possible Community Rights Ordinances:   one for citizen civil rights vs. the police, and one which would ban genetically modified organisms in Thurston County.   We will, of course, also welcome your original idea for a CRO!  

All CRO's extend the rights of communities to legislate their own well-being in an environment typically controlled by State and Federal governments.  We're trying to craft the right Ordinance for our community:  one that will significantly change the power balance and help us achieve goals we care about.   Please join us. 


Rock Around the Block

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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Last week for Music in Sylvester Park

The Olympia Jazz Senators will play this Wednesday, August 27 for the final week of the 35th annual 2014 Music in the Park Series. Bring your blanket, your family and your dinner and enjoy the festivities! 
Sylvester Park
7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Dream Interpretation for Beginners

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Why do we dream? What do dreams mean? Bring your experiences and your questions to this introductory class on dream interpretation presented by local expert Paula Otano. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

Theater Artists Olympia presents- An Improbable Peck of Plays 3D! Our Annual One-Act Play Festival!

We here at Theater Artists Olympia understand your need for fast-paced, eclectic, three dimensional theater. That’s why we’re rolling out our third annual one-act play festival, An Improbable Peck of Plays 3D! Armed with an arsenal of fantastic locally written plays from our friends at Northwest Playwrights Alliance, our group of directors stand ready to launch a series of tremendous, albeit short, one-acts in your general direction. Featuring the directing prowess of Mark Alford, pug Bujead, Christian Carvajal, Elizabeth Lord, Morgan Picton, and Vanessa Postil-combined with a stellar cast and crew-this year’s festival promises to be the best available in this dimension!

WHO: Theater Artists Olympia
WHAT: An Improbable Peck of Plays 3D
WHEN: August 21-September 7; all shows at 8pm except for one 2:30pm matinee on September 7
WHERE: The Midnight Sun performance space N. 113 Columbia ST. downtown Olympia
PRICE: $12 (no one turned away)
TICKETS: Available at the door the night of the performance and also in advance at Call 360.259.2743 for more info.

Lisa Sweet at Salon Refu

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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