Arts & Culture

Theater events



- Harlequin Production presents "Salmonpeople," 8 p.m. Oct. 19-21, State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Those who have never attended a Harlequin performance can see "Salmonpeople" for free Oct. 19. To get free tickets for this performance, go to Call 360-786-0151 or go to

- "A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $19-$29. 360-943-2744.

- Olympia Family Theater presents "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 22, Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 Columbia St., Olympia. $10-$15 general, $5-$10 ages 13 and younger. 360-357-3871 or

- The Seattle Shakespeare Company presents "The Winter's Tale," 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19-20 and 2 & 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, The Evergreen State College Experimental Theater, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia. $25 general, $15 students. $1.25 campus parking. Tickets are available at the campus bookstore and Rainy Day Records, or call 360-867-6833 or go to

- Mystery Dinner Theatre "The Curious Case of the Casting Couch," 6:30-9 p.m.

Oct. 20, Faith Assembly Church, 5615 30th Ave. S.E., Lacey. $22 includes dinner. Tickets are on sale now. 360-753-6576.

- "The Gazebo," 7:55 p.m. Nov. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 24-25 and 1:55 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. N.E., Olympia. $10. 360-786-9484.

- Prodigal Sun Productions presents "Three Viewings," 8 p.m. Nov. 3-4, 9-12, 16-18, The Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 Columbia St. N., Olympia. $7-$15 suggested donation. 360-754-7114.

- "The Zoo Story" and "WASP," two one-act plays, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-18, Saint Martin University's Kreielsheimer Arts Building, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. $10 general, $6 students and seniors. 360-438-4345.


- Seattle Repertory Theatre presents "Doubt," through Oct. 21, Bagley Wright Theatre, 15 5 Mercer St., Seattle. 877-900-9285 or

- Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie," 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Narrows Theatre, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867 or

- Seattle Repertory Theatre presents "Thom Pain (based on nothing)," through Nov. 5, Leo K. Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 877-900-9285 or

- Seattle Children's Theatre presents "Harriet's Halloween Candy," through Nov. 12, Ch a rlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-4488 or

- Seattle Children's Theatre presents "Jason and The Golden Fleece," through

Nov. 26, Eve Alvord Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. 206-441-4488 or

- Seattle Opera presents L'Italiana in Al geri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)," Oct. 21-22, 25 , 27-28, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. $41-$135. 206-389-7676 or

- e_SDLq Company," through Nov. 5, The 5th Avenue The atre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. $20-$73. 888-5TH-4TIX or

- "Sweet Charity," starring Molly Ringwald, Oct. 24-29, The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. $22-$65. 206-682-1414 or

- Seattle Shakespeare Company presents " The Winter's Tale," Oct. 26-Nov. 19, Seattle Center House Theatre, 306 Harrison St., Seattle. 206-733-8222.

- "Sophisticated Ladies," 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 27, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $45/$35/$25. 253-591-5894 or

- Tacoma Actors Guild presents "Ya Got Trouble," Nov. 2-19, Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. $28. 253-272-2145 or

- Tacoma Opera presents "Beatrice and Benedict," 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 5, Rialto Theater, 310 Ninth St. S., Tacoma. 253-627-7789 or

- Seattle Repertory Theatre presents "The Great Gatsby," Nov. 2-Dec. 10, Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. 877-900-9285 or

- "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," No v. 17-Dec. 10, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 I St. N., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, ext. 14, or www.tacoma

youth performances


- Olympia Youth Chorus Fall Family

Conce rt, 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Good Shepherd Lutheran Chu rch, 1601 North St. S.E., Olympia. Free; donations appreciated. 360-867-0005.

- Olympia High School Drama Club presents "Months on End & Life is Short," two one-act comedies by Craig Pospisil, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-4, Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, 1302 North St., Olympia. $7 adults, $5 students. 360-596-7036.

- Seattle Opera Young Artists perform "The Maid Becomes the Mrs." 3 p.m. Nov. 5, St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. S.E., Olympia. By donation. 360-352-8527.

- Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia's Fall Concert, 4 p.m. Nov. 5, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. $6-$15 adults, $6-$12 students and seniors, $2 ages 10 and younger. 360-753-8586 or



- The Kairos String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, North Thurston High School Performing Arts Center, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road, Lacey. $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. 360-412-4800, ext. 41140.

- Bells of the Cascades, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. S.E., Olympia. $10 general and $8 for students/seniors. 360-943-8025.

- "Celebrate Community 2006 - Big Band Swing and Dancing with the Dentists" Olympia Union Gospel Missions annual

benefit concert for Community Dental Clinic, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, The Washington Center for th e Per forming Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. $15/$17. 360-753-8586.

- Horns of Plenty featuring the brass section of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and brass players from around the Puget Sound region, 7 p.m. Oct. 26, The United Churches, 110 11th Ave. S.E., Olympia. Free; accepting donations and canned goods for the Thurston County Food Bank. 360-753-0074.

- Mason County Concert Association presents Time for Three, 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Shelton High School Auditorium, 3737 Shelton Springs Road, Shelton. $20 at the door. 360-426-1842.


- Seattle Symphony concerts, Oct. 20-21, 23-25, 27-28, 30 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-682-5208, 206-292-ARTS, or Ticketmaster.

- Tacoma Philharmonic presents "I Musici di Roma," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $52.50/$42.50/$32.50. 253-591-5894 or

- The Seattle Choral Company presents "Sing Tango! Songs and dances of Argentina," 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. $25 general, $20 seniors, $10 ages 25 and younger. 206-363-1100.

- Tacoma Concert Band presents "Stage, Screen and Classics," 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Pantages T heater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $10-$20. 800-291-7593 or

- The 2006 National Tour of Three Mo' Tenors, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $30-$60. 253-591-5894 or



- American Indian Heritage Month presents the Wa He Lut Dancing Turtles, noon-

1 p.m. Nov. 14, Labor and Industries Headquarters Building, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater.


- Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. $36.50. 206-812-1114 or Ticketmaster.

literary events


- The Fireside Bookstore Book Group,

7 p.m. Nov. 2, The Olympian Hotel, 116 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Join in a discussion of "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss. 360-352-4006.

- The Paul Gillie Poetry Workshop Series, 7-8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through May at the Olympia Timberland Regional Lib rary, 313 Eighth Ave. S.E., Olympia. 360-352-0595.

- Hear One, Tell One Story Swap spon sored by The South Sound Storytelling Guild, 7-9 p.m. last Wednesday of every month except July and August, Mud Bay Coffee Co., 1600

Cooper Point Road, Olympia. 360-866-6308.

- Barnes & Noble, 1530 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia. Events: Great Books Book Group discussion of "The Good Soldier" by Ford Maddox Ford; book signing by Sean Williams, 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Ongoing: Saturday Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturdays; Juice Writers Workshop, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month; Writers Roundtable, second and fourth Thursday of each month. Free. 360-534-0388.

- Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Event: Karen Fisher, "A Sudden Country," 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Ongoing: Children's story time, 1:30 p.m. Su ndays, ages 4-10. Free. 360-352-0123.

- Timberland Regional Libraries - Events: Book signing by Laila Lalami, author of "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits," 2 p.m. Nov. 4; library monthly book sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month, 360-491-3860.

Addresses: Lacey, 500 College St. S.E.; Olympia, 313 Eighth Ave. S.E.; Tenino, 172 Central Ave. W.; Tumwater, 7023 New Market St.; Yelm, 210

Prairie Park St. 360-704-4508 or



- Elton Bennett Art Show & Sale, Oct. 20-22, Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia.

- Seventh annual SPIPA Art Auction & Dinner, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. S.W., Rochester. $50. 360-426-3990.

- Jackson's Studio and Gallery, 800 Lacey St., Lacey. Exhibits: Sculpture, paintings and drawings by Margie Jackson; welded sculpture and other works by Bill Jackson; works by Bev Doolitle and others. Open by appointment through Dec. 31. 360-456-4180.

- Basketry and other classes with

Harvest Moon, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. days or

6:30-8:30 p.m. evenings, Weave Walker Studio, 2450 20th Ave. N.W., Olympia. 360-866-2809.

- Art at the Bonsai Teriyaki and Wok Restaurant, 408 Cleveland Ave. S.E., Tumwater. Showing original works by members of the Olympia Art League - Barbara Echols Strophy, Peggy Wilson and Dick Thompson. 360-412-3152.

- Art at the Gardens, Merrill Gardens, 616 Lilly Road N.E., Olympia. Showing original art by members of the Olympia Art League. 360-956-3715.

- ArtHouse Designs, 420-B Franklin St., Olympia. Exhibits: Work by MalPina Chan,

Marcia Van Doren-Graves, Marie Hassett, Mary McCann and Sylvia Nicholas, through Nov. 4. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p. m. Saturday. 360-943-3377.

- The Artist's Gallery, 113 Legion Way S.W., Olympia. Exhibits: Walt Phillips, acrylics; Pete Bryant, watercolors; and Dick Thompson, watercolors, through Nov. 1-30. Hours: 10 a.m.-

5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. 360-357-6920 or

- Barnes Floral, 209 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. W atercolors by Judy Morgan in the floral and antique room. Northwest, European and garden designs. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 360-357-3368.

- Childhood's End Gallery, 222 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Exhibit: 35th anniversary exhibit featuring works by Tom Anderson, Susan Aurand, Susan Christian, Jennifer Combe, Rachael Donaldson, Kristen Etmund, Betty Jo Fitzgerald, Blake Flynn, Marilyn Frasca, Kathy Hughes, Linda Jarvis, June Kerseg-Hinson, Paul Lewing, Nikki McClure, Sequoia Miller, Haruko Moniz, Linda Oestreich, Marianne Partlow, Jiji Saunders, Dave Schweitzer, Lisa Sweet and Helga Winter, through Nov. 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 360-943-3724.

-¿ The Clay Zone Studio Ceramics Center, 2727 Westmoor Court, Olympia. Featuring Cone 10 reduction firings and Raku. Wheel-throwing classes: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-

2 p.m. Saturdays; figurative and sculptural ceram ics: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. 360-943-7765.

-¿ Eastside Gala–Rie, 1427 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Ongoing: Exhibit featuring artist Rie Munoz, limited-edition prints, silk screens, art cards, posters and enamel pins. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 am.-4 p.m.

Saturday. 36 0-943-3354 or

- Evergreen Galleries, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia. Exhibits: "The Art of Louise Williams, 1984-2003" on display through Oct. 19; "Photography at Evergreen - Celebrating 35 Years," Nov. 3-Dec. 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Wed nesday and Friday. 360-867-5125.

- Hexen Glass Studio, 3006 29th Ave.

S.W., Tumwater. Exhibit: Fused art by glass artist Gabriela Cowen, ongoing. 360-705-8758.

- Jackson's Studio and Gallery, 800 Lacey St., Lacey. Exhibits: Sculpture, paintings and drawings by Margie Jackson; welded sculpture and other works by Bill Jackson; works by Bev Doolitle and others. Open by appointment through Dec. 31. 360-456-4180.

- Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts gallery space, 2011 Mottman Road, Olympia. Exhibit: Oil and acrylic painting by Greg Lukens, through Oct. 31. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and during all performances in the theaters.

- Loft Studio and Gallery, 1107 Eastside St. S.E., Olympia. Exhibits: Original art by Chris Brown, Marge Schmidt, Judy Morgan, Molly Penders and Carol Wolfe. Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. T uesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thu rsday, or by appointment. 360-481-6125.

-¿ Mariah Art Studio, 1403 Garfield Ave. N.W., Olympia. Events: Fall classes for children through adult, including ceramics, animation and Joenastics, start the first week of October. Registration required. Call for information. 360-357-9188.

-¿ SideDoor Studio, 314 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Ongoing: Paintings by Alayne Goodhart, Barbara Strophy, Laura Akhavan, Beth Connolly, Kathy Bethurum, Jim Hazzard, Winnie Lang Anderson and Lori Vermillion. 360-705-1818 or

- The State of the Arts Gallery, 500 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Exhibit: Barbara VanDyke Pastels, Oct 3-Nov. 4. 360-705-0317.

- The Treehouse Art Enrichment Center, upstairs in Buck's Fifth Avenue, 209 Fifth Ave., Olympia. A variety of art lessons are available for all ages - including landscape painting, drawing, calligraphy and much more. For information, call 360-705-4269.