7th Annual Olympia Old Time Festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, February 15, presented by The Arubuts Folk School. Concerts and dances in The Olympia Ballroom (the historic Hotel Olympian), 116 Legion Way S.E., downtown Oly. Most workshops are free and take place at First Christian Church, 7th Ave. at Franklin St. and the Arbutus Folk School, 610 Fourth Ave.
The Olympia Old-Time Music Festival is dedicated to teaching, learning and participating in the sharing of traditional American old-time fiddle music.
Thursday evening it's the all-ages square dance; music by the Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers (Olympia); calling by Evie Ladin (recording artist, Oakland), $5; $30 weekend pass and other pricing for individual events, available at the door or on the web site.
See the event web site and facebook page for tix, dance and concert schedule, headlining artists and workshop schedule.
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A quick look at the rest of the Festy
Friday, Feb. 13 The Olympia Ballroom and Urban Onion Lounge
7:00 p.m. The Oly Mountain Boys warm-up show, free, Urban Onion Lounge, downstairs
8:00 p.m. Main concert with The Foghorn Stringband (Portland), Evie Ladin and Keith Terry (Bay Area), Old Time Crankie Show by Sue Truman; $15 or weekend pass
10:00 p.m. Honky Tonk late-night dance with The Tall Boys (Seattle) until ? , $15
David Rovics, the world renowned traveling protest radical singer songwriter and former student of Evergreen, is playing at Media Island, 816 Adams St. SE. Opening up for him will be Brian McCracken of Old Growth Poetry Collective and the local folk punk band Meta Pigeon Parade! This is open to all ages. Please donate to help those that create and spread radical music and poetry, pay what you can if you can and give more if able. Buy their music, zines and t-shirts. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Respect each other, the performers and the space.
This is the Shadows (www.shadows1.bandcamp.com) tape release show for our new album, "New Growth"! We will also have it available in CD and on USB drives at the show!
Dance Oly Dance, Olympia’s local dance TV show, invites you to yet another televised dance party on Saturday, October 4th, 10pm to 2am. Dance in front of video cameras at a downtown house party. The one-hour episode will air in January on TCTV.
Get down to an hour-long beatset by DJ PhilosoBoy.
TV recording goes from 11:00pm to midnight.
Party continues with DJ's N SO and Dove Boy
Again, that’s Saturday, October 4th at the Track House, 511 7th Ave SE.
And don’t forget to become a fan of Dance Oly Dance on FaceBook
Here's the FaceBook event invite page for this episode:
South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd., Olympia
Newcomers’ Orientation at 7:30, dance 8-11. All dances taught.
Musical artists of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle will visit the Tumwater Timberland Library and sing original songs inspired by the book, “Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods, and at the Table,” by Dylan Tomine. Bushwick is a group of musicians dedicated to sharing their passion for both music and reading. Before their performance, the author will discuss his book.
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At the Tumwater Timberland Library: Join Northwest singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a playful, interactive sing-along exploration of science. Children will do the Gravity Dance, sing to a pulley, play the Electricity Game, make a musical cake by mixing up colors and using measurements and much more. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library districtwide program.
On Tuesday, May 27, students from the Intro to Electronic Music program at the Evergreen State College will be sharing their final projects at Northern. The music was composed using analog and digital equipment, like the Moog Voyager, the Dot Com modular synthesizer, Otari and Tascam reel-to-reel tape machines, and assorted effects hardware. This is event is all ages and free! Northern is located at 414 1/2 Legion Way in downtown Olympia (behind the Fish Tail Brew Pub). It starts at 8 PM.
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