Elvis fans unite for birthday bash
It’s going to be a night of everything Elvis at the annual Elvis Birthday Bash on Saturday at the Capital Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Robert Washington, the world champion Elvis impersonator, will perform. There will be a screening of the film “Almost Elvis,” an Elvis trivia challenge, art show, costume contest and refreshments. Also appearing is the Kentucky Rain band and TUSH Burlesque (family friendly). The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the movie party and concert are $15, doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 Olympia Film Society members. For more information, go to elvisbirthdaybash.com.
Friday (Jan. 15)
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Intimate performance by guitar master
Known for original works and performing cutting edge jazz, John Stowell is a guitar master known internationally. As past of the Jazz Cabaret Series, he will be performing with his trio in an 8 p.m. show Friday (Jan. 15) at the Block Box, The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The intimate atmosphere is designed for shows like Stowell’s. Tickets for the 21-and-over show are $27, and are available at 360-753-8586 or washingtoncenter.org.
Friday (Jan. 15)
Folk, blues, Americana and Moore’s
With an acoustic sound that is a mix of folk, blues, country and Americana, Brad Andrews will release his third CD at a fun-packed party at Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Besides playing some of his new music, there will be dancing, socializing and a raffle from 6-9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 15). Come out to meet the artist and discover his music.
Friday (Jan. 15)
‘Life, love and a guy named Doug’
The Seattle-based group Uncle Bonsai brings humor and insight to its highly harmonized music when it steps on the stage. They will be performing songs from the upcoming release “The Family Feast” at an 8 p.m. show Friday (Jan. 15) 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 more information.
It’s a 5-poet night
Written and spoken word is the star at Poetry Night at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Season’s Readings Local is all about local voices and local places with five local poets. It is 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, and is free to the public. For more information, call 360-701-2030.
Join the jam
Join in the Third Tuesday Old Time Jam at Arbutus Folk School, 610 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. The all-acoustic monthly jam is coordinated by Terra Hegy, so bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or other musical instrument and join in the fun. It is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Decision, Determination and Choice’
Come out for the monthly StoryOly and join in or listen to the stories of everyday people. This month’s theme is “Resolution: Stories of Decision, Determination and Choice.” Come hear about the times a life decision or a choice was made or determination demonstrated. The 21-and-over event is at 5:30 p.m. at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N. Olympia. Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $5-$10. Go to storyoly.com for more information.