Arts & Culture

Arts calendar



Harlequin Productions presents "The Twelfth Night of Stardust," through Dec. 31, State T heater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $12-$38. 360-786-0151.

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," 7:55 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16 and 1:55 p.m . Dec. 10 and 17, Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. N.E., Olympia. $10. 360-786-9484.

Theater Artists Olympia presents "Cannibal! The Musical," Dec. 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17, Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road, Olympia. $12.50. 360-357-3471.

"Scrooge, The Musical," 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays Nov. 30-Dec. 21, Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $21-$31. 360-943-2744 or

"Stories of Strength Through Collaboration," a Playback Theatre performance by the Heartsparkle Players, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia. $5 to $10 suggested donation. 360-705-2819.

Youth performances


SOGO's Ho Ho Brass Choir presents "It's a Wonderful Life Part II," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $15. 360-352-1438.

SOGO presents a community Messiah Sing-Along, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Free. 360-352-1438.



Fridays at the First concerts, noon-1 p.m. Fridays in December, First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St., Olympia. Kapelle Dolce String Quartet, Dec. 1; Karen Gheorghiu, oboe and Eva Gheorghiu, soprano, Dec. 8; Polished Brass Quintet p lays seasonal favorites, Dec. 15; "Dove's Tale," a live radio drama by Joe McHugh, Dec. 22. 360-943-8025.

Masterworks Choral Ensemble presents "Here We Come A-Wassailing," 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. $18 adults, $11 students. 360-753-8586.

The Evergreen Christian Community Concert Orchestra and Choir presents "Tell Me A Story," doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concert starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Evergreen Christian Community, 1000 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia. Also featuring members of Olympia Symphony Orchestra. Free. 360-352-3410.

The American Legion Band presents a Holiday Concert , 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Timberline Baptist Church, 6628 Mullen Road S.E., Lacey. Free. 360-923-2487.

Magical Strings' 28th annual Celtic Yuletide Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. S.E., Olympia. $16 adults, $10 children. Tickets are available at Traditions Cafe, Rainy Day Records and Olympia Waldorf School. Call 253-857-3716.

The Olympia Choral Society presents "Glad Tidings We Bring," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10, North Thurston Performing Arts Center, 600 Sleater-Kinney Road, Lacey. Free; donations accepted to benefit Partners in Prevention Education. 360-705-6462.

The 28th annual Advent Organ Concert with Andy Crow , 12:10-1 p.m. Dec. 15, First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Enjoy a concert of both traditional and contemporary works, utilizing the full scope of the pipe organ. 360-943-2661.

Bells of the Sound presents "Ring Those Christmas Bells ," 8 p.m. Dec. 16, Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community C ollege, 2011 Mottman Road, Olympia. $20 general, $15 staff and seniors and $10 for students with ID. 360-596-5501.



Ballet Northwest presents "The Nutcracker," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 15; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16; and 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. $28, $24, $22. 360-753-8586.

Literary events


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

Hear One, Tell One Story Swap sponsored 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: Book discussion with Alex Gerber Jr., author of "Wholeness: On Education, Buckminster Fuller, and Tao," 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Ongoing: Children's story time, 1:30 p.m. Sundays, ages 4-10. Free. 360-352-0123.

Timberland Regional Libraries - Events: Snapdragon Puppet Productions presents "The Mousecracker," 7-7:45 p.m. Nov. 30, Yelm; 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



Jefferson Studio Art Reception, 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 8, 410 Jefferson St. Staff will sell artwork. 360-357-9188.

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 M oon, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. days or 6:30-8:30 p.m. eve nings, 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 Olympia Art League members - Arlene Baller, LaDonna Kruger, Margie McGinley and Carol Picknel. 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.

The Artist's Gallery, 113 Legion Way S.W., Olympia. Exhibits: Rupali Rathi, oils; Carol Bauer, f used glass art; and Jean Van Doren, mixed media, Dec. 1-31. 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.

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.

Capitol Theater Mezzanine Gallery, 206 Fifth Ave. E., Olympia. MemoryMaps, through Dec. 1. 360-943-9299 or 360-754-5378.

Childhood's End Gallery, 222 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia. Exhibit: Jiji Saunders, encaustin; William Winden, watercolor; and Xiaogang Zhu, paintings, through Dec. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monda y-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-throwingclasses: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; figurative and sculptural ceramics: 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. 360-943-3354 or

Evergreen Galleries, 2700 Evergreen Parkway N.W., Olympia. Exhibits: "Photography at Evergreen - Celebrating 35 Years," through Dec. 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and noon-4 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Keystone Community Gallery, 207 Centre St., Rainier. Exhibit: Showing works by Anita Nash. Event: Grand opening celebration, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

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. Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, or by appointment. 360-481-6125.

SideDoor Studio, 314 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Ongoing: Paintings by Alayne Goodhart, Barbara Strophy, Laura Akhavan, Beth Connolly, K athy 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: "Deck the Walls! A Holiday Group Exhibit," through Jan. 6. 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.