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Washington Center for the Performing Arts


address  512 Washington St. SE
 Olympia, WA  98501
cross street Fifth Ave. and Legion Way
phone (360) 753-8586
hours Box Office: Tue.-Sat. noon-6pm; 2 hours before showtime performance days
www.washingtoncenter.org/

Upcoming Events

Las Cafeteras

World
Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado, and inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle. A remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, the band adds Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and instruments like jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone, and a wooden platform called the Tarima.
Ensemble;Music;World
Event Info: (360) 753-8586
Price: A - $39* B - $29* C - $15* Additional discounts available. *Plus a $3 Washington Center Facility fee per ticket.
Event Website: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/las-cafeteras/
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 • Thu 4/26/18 at 7:30pm 

Lisa Geersten: Show of Hearts Gallery Reception

Gallery
Join us for a free reception featuring the Lisa Geersten: Show of Hearts Gallery Exhibit.
Free;Gallery
Event Info: (360) 753-8586
Price: This event is FREE and open to the public.
Event Website: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/gallery-geersten/
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 • Fri 4/27/18 at 6pm 

Instrument Petting Zoo

Classical
Come Blow, Bow and Buzz at the Instrument Petting Zoo. The Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) is hosting an Instrument Petting Zoo Saturday, April 28, 2-4 p.m. at the Washington Center. Kids of all ages have an opportunity to blow, bow and buzz the various instruments in an orchestra. Zoo keepers from SOGO will introduce and demonstrate the instruments as the participants visit several “instrument cages” for a hands-on experience. Sign-up your elementary child at the Zoo for a free beginning 4-day class to learn violin or trumpet. Visit www.studentorchestras.org for more information. Be sure to include this fun event during the Olympia Arts Walk activities. Hosted by – Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia and the Washington Center. Sponsored by – Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry.
Music;violin;drum;trumpet;sogo;Instrument Zoo;
Event Info: (360) 352-1438
Ages: Kids of all ages
Price: free
Free
Event Website: www.studentorchestras.org
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 • Sat 4/28/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Comedy in the Box: May

Stand Up Comedy
Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with friends, or a much-needed break from the typical Thursday routine; it’s the best comedy club in town. A new lineup every month promises more laughs and new material at each show! Get your tickets early: these shows almost always sell out!
comedy;stand-up;stand-up comedy
Event Info: (360) 753-8586
Ages: Be advised that some performers include mature content.
Price: A - $22* Additional discounts available. *Plus a $3 Washington Center Facility fee per ticket.
Event Website: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/comedy-in-the-box-may/
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 • Thu 5/10/18 at 7:30pm 

Black Box Jazz: Joe Mailhot

Jazz
Joe Mailhot’s original compositions are inspired by jazz masters like John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Albert Ayler, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as by modern European composers like Krzystzof Pendercki, George Crumb, and Igor Stravinsky. His work travels to musical soundscapes bombastic, tender, wild, beautiful, brilliant, and dark. It’s not about the music but where the music takes you.
Jazz;Music
Event Info: (360) 753-8586
Price: A - $27* Additional discounts available. *Plus a $3 Washington Center Facility fee per ticket.
Event Website: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/bbjazz-mailhot/
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 • Fri 5/11/18 at 8pm 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

Folk, Rock
What if…The Beatles were actually from somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota? Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band is a collection of four very different musicians creating a new sound from the greatest music ever written by the greatest band ever… The Beatles. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band’s repertoire features new and innovative takes on songs like …Back in the U.S.S.R, Come Together, Blackbird and many more.
Ensemble;Music;Folk;Rock
Event Info: (360) 753-8586
Price: A - $42* B - $32* C - $25* Additional discounts available. *Plus a $3 Washington Center Facility fee per ticket.
Event Website: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/sgt-peppers-lonely-bluegrass-band/
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 • Fri 5/18/18 at 7:30pm 

Comedy in the Box: June

Stand Up Comedy
Join us for six nights of laughter with national and regional comedians! Our intimate Black Box shows feature a headlining act, two opening performers, and a full bar. Perfect for a night out with friends, or a much-needed break from the typical Thursday routine; it’s the best comedy club in town. A new lineup every month promises more laughs and new material at each show! Get your tickets early: these shows almost always sell out!
comedy;stand-up;stand-up comedy
Event Info: (360) 753-8586
Ages: Be advised that some performers include mature content.
Price: A - $22* Additional discounts available. *Plus a $3 Washington Center Facility fee per ticket.
Event Website: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/comedy-june18/
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 • Thu 6/14/18 at 7:30pm