South Puget Sound College Orchestra: Symphonic Overtures and Holiday Favorites

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Symphonic Overtures and Holiday Favorites

Saturday December 3, 7:30 pm

The South Puget Sound College Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2016-2017 Season. Selections include Overtures by Verdi and Humperdinck, Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with Tacoma cellist Stuart Hake, and seasonal favorites featuring vocalist Troy Fisher.

 Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 360-753-8586, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office, or at the door.

 General admission $10

Seniors, students, military $7

SPSCC students, staff, faculty FREE

The South Puget Sound College Orchestra is an auditioned performing group of 68 students and community members ranging in age from 18 to 82. It was founded in 2014 by orchestra director and SPSCC music professor Chip Schooler.  

Sean Gaskell Plays Music of the West African Kora

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Asheville, NC transplant Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. The former Olympia resident will feature both traditional songs that are the heart of the kora repertoire and his own compositions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library.

This free event will take place at the Olympia Library located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

TIKEN JAH FAKOLY Epic Reggae Concert

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:30pm - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:00am

TikenJahFakoly.Olympia.Rhythm Rye ConcertTiken Jah Fakoly created a fresh new African reggae style by recording in Jamaica and then adding West African instruments. The Mali-based political exile from Ivory Coast uses the same technique on this new set of reggae covers, on which he is joined by a remarkable cast. It starts with Is It Because Im Black?, a hit in Jamaica for Ken Boothe in 1973, which now begins with gentle African kora, ngoni and balafon as Fakoly duets with an on-form Boothe, before Jamaicas legendary rhythm section Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare kick in. There are also appearances by U Roy and Max Romeo on an inventive set that includes such re-worked 70s classics as One Step Forward, along with a Buju Banton song and a French-language tribute to Fakolys compatriot Alpha Blondy.

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Kirtan Concert with Gina Sala at Unity of Olympia on December 11

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a soulful and enlivening evening of sacred songs and chants with Gina Sala. In sacred names, deep chants and good grooves, the mind rests in the heart like the bee in the flower! A life-long chanter, global vocalist, composer, and teacher, Gina Sala, offers “the silky essence of Indian vocal traditions with a tenderness that draws the listener deep into the heart" -Yoga Journal.

Sunday December 11, 2016 at 6:30pm at Unity Church of Olympia, 1335 Fern St SW, 98502.

Advance Tickets are $15. Tickets are $20 on the day of the event. 

Click Here for more information and secure online purchase of advance tickets.

Or Contact Ronny Temple for more details.

Olympia Zine Fest 2016

Fri, 09/30/2016 (All day) - Sun, 10/02/2016 (All day)

The Second Annual Olympia Zine Fest

Olympia Zine Fest is a celebration of zines and DIY culture. The second year of the fest offers three days of music, workshops, and opportunities to buy and trade zines. It's free and all-ages.

Friday, September 30th
Kick-off event with Guest of Honor, Osa Atoe.
It's a punk show at the library featuring bands whose members also make zines: Spider & the Webs, Dr. Identity, VOG. Hosted by MC Osa Atoe with tunes in between sets by DJ Erika Elizabeth. The show starts at 7pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE.

Saturday, October 1st
Tabling Expo with over 70 zine-makers, distros and libraries. 11am - 5pm at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.

Sunday, October 2nd
Workshops, 11am - 5pm, at Obsidian (414 4th Ave. E) and Mixx 96 Meeting Room (119 Franklin St. NE). The schedule and descriptions are available here.

More information is available at

Reading & Performance: Rex Marshall of Mattress

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:30pm

Come join us at the Olympia library for a night warped and wonderful music, plus a reading!  All library programs are free and open to the public.  Call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Evergreen Singers - World Premiere of "Seven Jewish Children" by Arun Chandra

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

The Evergreen Singers Spring Recital,  “What to Tell the Children?”

Featuring the world premiere of  Seven Jewish Children  by Arun Chandra

Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 8 p.m.

In The Recital Hall in the COM Building

The Evergreen State College - Free admission

Award-Winning New York Saxophonist Daniel Bennett in Concert

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us at the library for a performance by award-winning saxophonist, Daniel Bennett.  All library programs are free and open to the public.

Irish Dance with Scoil Rince Slieveloughane

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Join us at the Tumwater Timberland Library for a return performance of the Scoil Rince Slieveloughane Irish dancers who will perform a lively mix of traditional and modern Irish dances. Slieveloughane is the largest and most renowned Irish dance troupe in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.

Phone: 360-943-7790.

Intercity Transit route 12/13.


Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda Kirtan and Sacred Music with the Saraswati Dream Band

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 7:00pm


Join devotional music duo Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda along with the Saraswati Dream Band (Ankush Vimawala on tablas, Richard Cole on bass and Will Marsh on sitar and guitar) for a mystical evening of celestial melodies and sacred mantras! 

Its been several years since Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda came to Olympia, so we are very happy and excited for their return! This wonderful evening will be held at 7pm on April 10th at Unity Church, 1335 Fern St SW, Olympia, WA 98502.

Tickets are $15 Advance/$20 on the day of the event. Click Here for secure online purchase of advance tickets. For more information visit or contact Ronny Temple, 360-485-2013,

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