This popular rock musical takes us to Rydell High in 1959. After Sandy (Sidney Grimm)
and Danny (Kameron Bustetter) met and fell in love on the beach during the summer, little
did they know they would be attending the same school. Challenges await them as they
realize the social expectations and complexities of fitting into the mold of high school life.
We meet the “Pink Ladies” and the “Burger Palace Boys” and journey with them as they
struggle with social issues and adolescent relationships. Audiences will want to sing along
to the familiar tunes from this crowd favorite! ***Some reference to smoking, drinking,
pregnancy, and sex.
The show runs April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29. Each performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and
will be held in the Performing Arts Auditorium at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave
N.W., Olympia. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens and $10 for the general
public. Visit the Capital Theatre website at
capital.osd.wednet.edu/extracurricular/drama/drama/ , order tickets online at http://wa-
olympia.intouchreceipting.com/, or call the box office at (360) 596-8053 for more
Need an escape from the holiday cheer? We will be kicking off our twice monthly Movie Junkies nights at the Midnight Sun just in time for Scary Christmas! We have picked out some of our favorite horror films to share with you.
Also in the spirit of giving, these movie nights will include a short or two to round out the evening; just like in the old days.
I've been really enjoying "Olympia Pop Rocks" a locally produced, bi-monthly podcast that features interviews with Olympians involved in art, music and community activism. Recent interviewees include story-teller and performer Elizabeth Lord, commedian Sam Miller, and Meg Martin of Interfaith Works Emergency Shelter.
Ladies and gents, this is a blog entry to bring your attention to Art in the Park, at the Monarch Sculpture Park.
It' Sunday, August 15th from 10:30 to 6pm. This is a family friendly biannual event with artists booths where you can view and buy all types of local artwork, from sculpture to painting to book and paper arts. There will be entertainment, hands-on activities, folk art demonstrations and food. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra (street band) is starting things off at 11:00 with our eclectic mix of Jazz, Rock, Bollywood, Balkan, (rhythm) and blues arrangements, followed by the Mas Uda Belly Dancers and a percussion workshop which is free and open to everybody starts at 3pm. Entrance fee donation of $5 for 12 and older. Location: Monarch Sculpture Park, 8431 Waldrick Road SE Olympia (btwn Old Hwy 99 and Military Road.) Info: 360 264 2408. Thanks, Devon Reid
Hope to see you there!
Ladies and gents, it is time again for Art in the Park
August 15th from 10:30 to 6pm. This is a family friendly biannual event with artists booths where you can view and buy all types of local artwork, from sculpture to painting to book and paper arts. There will be entertainment, hands-on activities, folk art demonstrations and food. The Artesian Rumble Arkestra (street band) is starting things off at 11:00 with our eclectic mix of Jazz, Rock, Bollywood, Balkan, (rhythm) and blues arrangements, followed by the Mas Uda Belly Dancers and a percussion workshop which is free and open to everybody starts at 3pm. Entrance fee donation of $5 for 12 and older. Location: Monarch Sculpture Park, 8431 Waldrick Road SE Olympia (btwn Old Hwy 99 and Military Road.) Info: 360 264 2408.
Hope to see you there!
Desire Video wants to either build a Winco, or provide drive-thru adult entertainment. I hope it's the latter since strippers make good tips.
Which of you will be the first to come see me?
Music of Carole King from the '60s and '70s
Masterworks Choral Ensemble revisits the brilliance of Carole King and the legacy of the Brill Building. "Singing in the Halls" is Masterworks' season finale, celebrating the music of Carole King from the 1960s and 1970s. The 65-voice choir, Singers ensemble, and soloists perform with an instrumental combo on June 14, 2008 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. The pops-style concert begins at 7:30pm, with a pre-concert lecture at 7pm, and complimentary desserts during intermission.
Let's go back to the 1960s and look in on the Brill Building, a place of great influence, and the amazing talent of one individual, Carole King. The Brill Building seems to be the center of the music industry's universe. Located in New York, it attracts the best and the brightest: mainstream popular music's singers, songwriters, publishers and producers. In this setting, Carole King and partner Gerry Goffin turn out song after song for pop vocalists, girl groups and boy bands. From 1960 to 1968 Carole King captures popular sentiments in words and melodies for more than 20 major hits, all written for others. From our present-day perspective, we can say Carole King's beginnings as a songwriter seem selfless. As we know, she came into her own fame with a string of hits and top selling albums, starting with Tapestry in 1971. The rest, as they say, is history.
I've attended this a few times in the past year with my kids and we've always had a blast. It's one of my favorite things in Olympia.
Family Dance Night in downtown Olympia at Fusion the Integrated Body 302 Columbia St. (across Olympia Ave. from the Olympia Center) fully wheelchair accessible Saturday March 15th 2008 6-8pm
This wonderful event full of laughter, movement, friendship, and play happens every other month. It’s two hours of music and dance activities that are inclusive of all ages and abilities. Grandparents and infants, schoolchildren and even some teens come together for the joy of dancing. Activities like shape museum where your dance takes you to interlocking shapes with others, rivers and rocks and bridges, dancing with scarves, in costumes or riding on a pull cloth, make it interactive and playful. The evening flows between structured dance activities and free dancing. A variety of music; old and contemporary, in many styles, changes the mood and gives everyone a chance to do their kind of dance. Cost for the whole family what ever size and configuration is $5 to $10 sliding scale (but please join us regardless of your ability to pay).