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,

The Esoterics - Choral works based on poems by Rumi

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

The Esoterics present a concert
based on poems by Rumi 

Sunday | 13 Mar 2016 | 3:00pm
St John’s Episcopal Church
114 20th Ave SE | Olympia

Over the course of 2016, The Esoterics will perform four concerts based on the work of single poets. The first of these programs is based on the poetry of the 13th-century Sufi mystic, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, more simply known as RUMI. For Rumi, music was a vehicle through which the devoted could connect with the divine, and in so doing, the soul would be both destroyed and resurrected at once. Central to Rumi’s poetry was tawhid, the longing to reunite with a beloved, either divine or mortal. Through his verse, Rumi’s philosophy advocated for the unlimited and peaceful tolerance of all creeds, kindness, charity, and a heightened awareness through love.

The compositions in this program come from a wide array of composers, and are as evocative as Rumi’s own verse: whirling and wafting, suggesting order in chaos, clarity in the cloud, and the universal embrace of all. These pieces include: the five Canticles of Rumi by the San Francisco composer Mark Winges, There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground by Twin-Cities composer J David Moore, Walk to the well by Washington composer David Asplin, Song of the night by Philippine composer Nilo Alcala, All day and night music by Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, and Jāvdāni [Eternity] by The Esoterics’ director Eric Banks.


Sunday afternoon’s performance will be produced by the St John’s Concert Series.
Admission to this concert will be by donation.

About Chamber Music: The War of Shostakovich and Stalin

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Emerald City Music explores the tumultuous life of Soviet-era composer Dimitri Shostakovich. Was he a passionate nationalist or a bitter rebel blending as a chameleon in the presence of Stalin? Emerald City Music is a new chamber music series bringing 45 world-renowned artists to Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library, and will occur after regular library hours.

This event takes place at the Olympia Timberland Library, located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Shantala Kirtan with Steve Gorn!

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Please join us for a soulful evening of sacred music and chant with world renown Shantala and flutist Steve Gorn. Its been several years since we were last graced with their presence so we are overjoyed to announce their return to Olympia as part of their Living Waters Tour.

Tickets are $20 on the day of the event or $15 if purchased in advance. To purchase in advance and receive the discounted rate Click Here and enter EARLYBIRD in the Promo Code field. No paper tickets are issued.  Simply present your name when you arrive. For more information contact Ronny Temple or visit

Location: Unity Church, 1335 Fern St SW, Olympia, WA 98502  

Shantala Kirtan Tour

Sat, 02/13/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Its been several years since we were last graced with their presence so we are overjoyed to announce the return of Shantala, Benjy & Heather Wertheimer, to Olympia for a very special Kirtan. This evening of sacred music and chanting also features the great Steve Gorn. These world renowned Kirtan musicians are coming to Olympia as part of their Living Waters Tour. Please join us.

Tickets are $20 on the day of the event or $15 if purchased in advance. Click Here for more information and advance discount tickets.

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