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This is a low-key weekend as South Sound recovers from all the holiday revelry. But there are still a few worthy events (in addition to all the Oscar-nominated movies in theaters) to keep you occupied this weekend before 2013's local entertainment offerings really get up and running later this month.
With many of us off work through Tuesday or beyond, I'm offering up an expanded list of things to do, including a Christmas alternative and a post-Christmas chance to blow off steam. Happy Holidays, everyone!
This weekend, South Sound even has the drummers drumming -- not to mention all the ballerinas leaping, which are way better than lords any day. You also can find a laugh, grab a horse-drawn carriage ride, hear the heavenly sounds of a harp, or enjoy other great local music.
If you cannot get into the holiday spirit this weekend, there is little hope for you! There is holiday music aplenty, plus menorah lightings, craft sales, three stage plays to choose from, and the great Brandi Carlile putting on her first official Olympia concert. Can you say Hallelujah?
Two community choirs join forces to usher in the holidays at 7 tonight at "Season of Peace" concert at the Minnaert Center at SPSCC.
This week's entertainment offerings are a little bit country, a little bit gypsy, and a whole lot of holiday. You can get whacked by a nun, see Santa fly in on a helicopter, and bid on your chance for an 'American Idol' moment.
Enjoy your long weekend to the fullest with live theater, local crafts, a laugh-riot at the Royal, Santa's arrival, a Christmas tree lighting, and a chance to sing "The hills are alive!" at the top of your lungs in public.
Holy cow, there's a full dozen amazing entertainment offerings in South Sound this weekend. Where is that cloning machine when you need it?
There are still tickets available for the 7:30 p.m. show at Olympia's Washington Center for the Performing Arts where 10 comedians will compete.
The opening of this year's Olympia Film Festival and the new Hands On Children's Museum dominate the entertainment landscape this weekend. But other offerings run the gamut from an epic skiing film to patriotic music, and from glass pumpkins to fairies.