Culture

  1. Olympia Jazz Central

    The lights are dimmed, the band is warming up, the sound of the bass flute rings through the streets. It’s Monday night, and jazz is alive and well in Olympia!…

  2. The Alternative Holiday Show will get you through the darkest night of the year!

    Alternative Holiday Show poster

    Announcing the first Alternative Holiday Show variety show! Elizabeth Lord is adept at channeling all of Olympia’s miscellaneous weirdness/talent and distilling it into a singular good time for those who…

  3. Pah-rum-pum-pum-pum!

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    On a recent pleasantly sunny day, cold but clear, Erik wanted to play his drums. But staying home was boring, and downtown had too many people. So Erik packed his…

  4. Holiday Shopping guide: Holiday Bazaars are as local as shopping gets

    local craft fairs

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5-7   City of Olympia studio open house and ceramic holiday sale featuring local artists. 11-6, 10-6, 10-4 at the Olympia Center, room 207  …

  5. Holiday Shopping guide: 23 gifts to buy your loved ones’ affections

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    Correction! Parking at pink meters IS NOT free all month. The correct info is: Free parking for the holidays, December 12-24, 2013! Time limits posted on meters will still be enforced….

  6. Holiday Shopping Guide: It really sucks to get a useless gift

    GREAT gift

    This year, OP&L is giving you the gift of how not to do that. Because we love you. (And because we’d rather not get useless gifts.)        …

  7. Local authors examine perspectives on gender, history

    Meet Polkadot

     Meet Polkadot is a children’s book that is written as much for adults as it is for children. Coming out November 22, the book is the second from brand new…

  8. Music Without Borders: 6th Annual Olympia Record Show

    Oly Record Show Nov 16

          In cosmic time, forty years is but a drop in the bucket. No big deal, if you’re a bucket. But if you’re talking about a record store,…

  9. OMG! It’s OFF! The 2013 Oly Film Fest Arrives

    Film Fest: HUMP

    Live from the glory that is the historic 1924 Capitol Theater, it’s the 30th Annual Olympia Film Festival! This year’s festival runs November 8-17, and contains a little bit of…

  10. Sports: Scores and Schedules

    SCORES – Rugby – 10/12/2013 Tacoma at Budd Bay DOMES 29 BANDITS 22 10/19/2013 Budd Bay at Bend BANDITS 69 BENDERS 15 10/26/2013 Budd Bay at Eugene BANDITS 26 SWOOSHES…