TaikoProject mixes Japanese, American drum styles
Known for its reinvented forms of traditional Japanese drumming in a high-energy American style, TaikoProject comes to the Minnaert Center for Performing Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, for a 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday. Tickets are $5-$7 and are available at washingtoncenter.org.
Friday (Oct. 14)
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Los Hermanos Arango to perform Cuban jazz funk
With music firmly grounded in Afro-Cuban folklore and jazz funk, Los Hermanos Arango hail from Cuba. The group has recorded four albums and performed around the world. Come see them live in a 7:30 p.m. performance Friday (Oct. 14) as part of South Puget Sound Community College’s Artist & Lecture Series. It is at the Minnaert Center for Performing Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $5-$7 and are available at washingtoncenter.org.
Friday (Oct. 14) — Oct. 30
See swinging London in Olympia
The Olympia Little Theatre kicks off the fall season with the opening of “An Act of Imagination.” The thriller, set in 1960s London, that collides fiction with reality opens Friday (Oct. 14). Showtimes are 7:25 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 29, and 1:55 p.m. Sundays Oct. 23 and 30. Tickets are $9-$13 and are available at olympialittletheatre.org or at Yenney Music. For information, call 360-786-9484.
Friday (Oct. 14) — Oct. 22
‘Peck of Plays’ a one-act showcase
The Theater Artists Olympia and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance presents “An Improbable Peck of Plays,” a one-act showcase. In its fifth year, the production highlights a series of short, locally written and acted plays opening Friday (Oct. 14) and running through Oct. 22 at The Midnight Sun, 113 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 and available at olytheater.com.
Gala benefits Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team
Support the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team at its annual Gala Fundraiser at Abigail Stuart House — Woman’s Club of Olympia, 1002 Washington St. SE., Olympia. There will be food, drinks, auction items. It is an opportunity to learn about the progress of the group’s efforts to remove the Fifth Avenue dam. It is 4-8 p.m. Saturday and admission is $20. For information, go to tinyurl.com/hlagly5.
Obrador rips it up at Rhythm & Rye
Performing from 1976-2006, Obrador released four CDs and performed as a seven-piece ensemble that grew to an 8-, 9- and 10-piece band. The group is known for its funky, earthy blending of traditions. Coming together for the first time in 10 years and sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central, the group will perform in an 8 p.m. show Monday at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. A donation of $5 is suggested.
Gypsy Soul veterans of music scene
The award-winning duo Gypsy Soul featuring Cilette Swann and Roman Morykit has released 12 albums with their music featured in television shows including “Providence,” “Roswell” and “Felicity.” They will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $20, $15 student and low income. Call 360-705-2819 for information.