It’s finally here! Fall Arts Walk runs from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in downtown Olympia. The two-day festival will feature 44 listed performances, 89 host sites, and more than 144 artists.
“Look for performances in unexpected places including the TJ Potter Historic Alley east of Capitol Way between Fourth & Fifth Ave, and at the intersection of Fifth Ave & Washington St.,” stated a news release from the city of Olympia, which organizes the event. “Attendees can expect to engage with a range of visual and performing artists and be inspired by this community focused experience. There is something for everyone at Arts Walk: fine art, live music, dance, impromptu street performances, and more!”
Arts Walk maps are available at participating event locations and olympiawa.gov/artswalk
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Book talk: Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, co-editors of the book “Nasty Women,” will discuss feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump’s America from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue SE. Copies of the book will available for sale and signing. Information: 360-352-0595.
Take the stage: Wrinkles of Washington is holding auditions for their Christmas Show “Melodies & Mistletoe” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey. Auditions are scheduled for the same time on Saturday, Oct. 14. New volunteer performers are invited to audition. For further information, please call 360-459-0730.
Tales of Strange Washington: Hear speakers talk about some infamous individuals and incidents in our state, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., State Archives Building, 1129 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
Free concert: Tumwater Timberland Library presents musician Anjali Silva, 2-3 p.m. Accompanied by guitarist Steve Luceno, vocalist Silva will create a narrative of songs that will provide a deeper teaching of Mexican culture and the immigrants' experience from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. Information: 360-943-7790.
Immunization clinic: Mason General Hospital Oakland Bay Pediatrics, in partnership with Shelton School District, will hold an Immunization Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakland Bay Pediatrics, 247 Professional Way, Shelton. Open to all school age children five years and up in Mason County. Preregister by calling 360-426-3102.
Lacey Children’s Day: Meet Wonder Woman and Captain America, and enjoy crafts, activities and a noon concert by Brian Waite Band during Lacey Children’s Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE. Dress as your favorite super hero. Information: 360-491-0857.
Fall Arts Walk: The twice yearly event event will feature 44 performances and showcase the work of more than 144 artists at 89 locations in downtown Olympia. Runs from noon 5 p.m. on Saturday. Event maps and artist listing are available at participating event locations and online at: olympiawa.gov/artswalk.
Jazz concert: Listen to Vendredi’s Bag, a jazz quintet, at 3 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Avenue SE, Olympia. Suggested donations of $20 general, and $10 for students and 55 and up.