Trumpism in Olympia

From KIRO's Andrew Lanier... (Thanks to Emmett O'Connell on Twitter):

Don’t blame the gophers: Thurston County issue not bad as commissioner says

Shoe Tree

On the corner by the Bread Peddler (a few weeks ago)...

Gretchen's Sweet Sixteen (Suite 16) Concert & CD Signing

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

After 11 hits as The Fleetwoods, Female Lead Singer/Arranger/Songwriter Gretchen Christopher performs autobiographical songs (Including #1 Hit "Come Softly To Me"�) from her Solo CD, a Billboard Critics pick for 10 Best Albums of 2007. Q&A and signing will follow. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.


Latest episode of "Now Where Were We" deals with the Chinese exclusion and other history of the Chinese in Olympia

Jim Ah Toone and Nettie James Family, 1890s
WSHS Photo 

The March edition of Now Where Were We? is now available for viewing on Youtube. This month's theme is the history of Chinese in Olympia. In the second of the series' focus on Iconic Intersections, OHS/BH Board member and historian, Ed Echtle,discusses the long and important presence of Chinese immigrants and their descendants in Washington's capital city.

You can subscribe on the YouTube Channel page for updates and new videos.  The show is in its second year.

Sister Spit 20th Anniversary Tour

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In 2017 the Sister Spit Tour celebrates 20 years on the road, featuring six women artists who offer a critical, intersectional and often humorous lens to issues of feminism, race, size, class, identity, technology, gender and sexuality. Sister Spit is a traveling road show that brings provocative, emerging queer and feminist artists to venues across the US. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

An Evening of Swing & Jazz with Red & Ruby!

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Join Red & Ruby for a swinging good time as they perform a varied collection of hot & cool tunes from the great American songbook. Red & Ruby is award winning jazz vocalist LaVon Hardison accompanied by Olympia's ubiquitous jazz guitar player Vince Brown. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Former Mayor Stephen Buxbaum on Oly Sea-Level Rise

Stephen Buxbaum did a presentation on the issues which compares and contrasts in interesting ways with the City's latest annual report. Among other things, he used a set of cool historical images showing the deveopment of our current downtown's terrain. His is at:

Best wishes,

Sierra Club presents DiCaprio's film - Before the Flood

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Author Visit: Alexander Boldizar -- "The Ugly"

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Alexander Boldizar’s new book, “The Ugly,” is smart, funny and wildly adventurous. It is #1 on Amazon and GoodReads lists, and is considered one of the best new novels of 2016. Muzhduk the Ugli the Fourth is a 300-pound boulder-throwing mountain man from Siberia. When his tribal homeland is stolen by an American lawyer, he must learn how to throw words instead of boulders. Alexander Boldizar was the first post-independence Slovak citizen to graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. For several years, an online Korean dictionary had him listed as its entry for "ugly."

The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy

Directed by Scot Whitney


Harlequin Productions presents The Understudy, a quirky comedy written by Theresa Rebeck. This production runs from March 2 – March 25, 2017, at the State Theater in downtown Olympia. Tickets are available at or 360-786-0151.

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway production, Roxanne finds her professional and personal life colliding when Harry, a journeyman actor and her ex-fiancé, is cast as the understudy to Jake, a mid-tier action star yearning for legitimacy. As Harry and Jake find their common ground, Roxanne tries to navigate the rehearsal with a stoned light board operator and her own careening feelings about both actors and her past. Will the show go on? The Understudy is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of mounting obstacles until all anyone can do is dance.

     WHO:         Harlequin Productions

     WHAT:       The Understudy

     WHEN:       March 2 – 25, 2017; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

     WHERE:     The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501

     PRICE:        General: $34 Senior/Military: $31, Student/Youth: $20

$15 Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtain

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