5 Things To Do This Weekend That Aren't Arts Walk or Procession of the Species

April 25, 2013 

SATURDAY -- Comedy with a local twist: It’s going to be a night of big laughs when Seattle’s JOHN KEISTER and national headliner BROOKS MCBETH come to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts to offer a comedy show with a local twist. Both are former “Almost Live” comedians. McBeth has been touring with Joel McHale, another “Almost Live” alum, and Keister has launched “The 206.” Olympia’s own Fools Play Improv will join them at the 8 p.m. Saturday show. Tickets are $17 at olytix.com.

SATURDAY -- Stringing us along: Join the OLYMPIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at “Magic is the Violin” when guest violinist Svend Ronning, concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony and faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University, performs Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The orchestra also will perform a symphony by the “Spanish Mozart,” Arriaga. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College, 201 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $3 for children younger than 12. They will be available at the door as well as at olytix.org or by calling 360-753-8586.

SUNDAY -- Piano prodigy: Don’t miss your last chance to hear Centralia pianist CHARLIE ALBRIGHT this week when he joins Olympia Symphony Orchestra in “Diamonds in the Rough” at 7 p.m. Sunday. Albright has been critically acclaimed by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation.” The concert is at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $20-$50 plus a $3 fee per ticket. Call 360-753-8586.

ALL WEEKEND -- Plays continue:

Theater Artists Olympia’s two stage adaptations of Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 film “RESERVOIR DOGS” finishes its run this weekend. The classic heist will be performed by all-male and all-female casts at different showings at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Showtimes are 7:30 tonight-Sunday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Casts will alternate with the female cast doing the 7:30 p.m. shows tonight and Sunday and the 10 p.m. shows Saturday. Tickets are $12 each show or $20 for both shows the same night. Go to olytheater.com or brownpapertickets.com.

Olympia Little Theatre has christened its remodeled theater with the Dale Wasserman comedy “PREMIERE,” which deals with unintended consequences. It runs through May 5. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 1:55 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12-$15. Call 360-786-9484 or go to olympialittletheatre.org.

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