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Special Event: Children, Education, Summer Camp
Summer Camp at Hands On!
Don’t let the fun of learning stop during summer break! Register now for the premier summer camp experience at the award-winning Hands On Children’s Museum. Full and half day options for ages 3-K and grades 1-4 with exciting art, science and nature topics!...
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/14/18 - Fri 8/31/18 at 9am-4pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery
August Exhibit - Cal Capener & Christopher Mathie
Summer exhibit with Cal Capener, oil paintings and Christopher Mathie, mixed-media paintings. Artists' reception: Thursday, July 19, 5-7 pm.
Childhood's End Gallery
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/14/18 - Sat 8/18/18 at 10am-6pm
Sun 8/19/18 at 11am-5pm
Mon 8/20/18 - Sat 8/25/18 at 10am-6pm
Sun 8/26/18 at 11am-5pm
Special Event: Children, For the Family, General
Riveropolis at the Hands On Children’s Museum
Riveropolis, a traveling fantastical waterways exhibit will be at Hands On this summer. Flowing water play inspires endless investigation and experimentation. Build bridges & boats at nearby tinkering stations and get your hands wet exploring the propertie...
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/14/18 - Fri 8/17/18 at 10am-4:45pm
Special Event: Summer Camp, Children
StrongKids Ninja Camp
StrongKids Ninja Camp will help develop inner and outer strength, confidence, and kindness - all while having a boatload of fun! From 9 am - 3 pm each day, StrongKids will enjoy a full schedule of activities with David, Alexis, Mackenzie, and Hannah - who ...
The Strong Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/14/18 - Fri 8/17/18 at 9am-3pm
Theater: Burlesque
Rock Candy Burlesque Presents: Tassel Tuesday
Olympia’s one and only monthly Burlesque & Variety Revue! Join is the second Tuesday of each month for a dazzling night of entertainment of all kinds! Show starts at 8:30, doors at 7:30. $10 at the door!
Rhythm & Rye
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/14/18 at 8:30pm-11pm
Tue 9/11/18 at 8:30pm-11pm
Tue 10/9/18 at 8:30pm-11pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Green/Environmental
Summer Boredom Busters!
July & August (Closed on July 4): Mondays: Explore & Play - Explore the WET Science Center and earn a prize for completing a scavenger hunt! The indoor scavenger hunt guides you through many of our interactive games and exhibits, or go outside and try o...
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 8/14/18 at 10am-4pm
Wed 8/15/18 at 10am-4pm
Thu 8/16/18 at 10am-4pm
Fri 8/17/18 at 10am-4pm
Mon 8/20/18 at 10am-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lunchtime Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for oursel...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/15/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 8/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 8/22/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 8/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 8/29/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Spiritual Practices for Everyone
Our Tuesday series has moved to Wednesdays. Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our grow...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/15/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 8/22/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 8/29/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Nature
Summer Lecture Series at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Join the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge for engaging talks about nature and the wildlife around us. Take Exit #114 from I-5 and follow signs to Refuge. Lectures are in the Norm Dicks Visitor Center Building.
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Olympia, WA

Wed 8/15/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Wed 8/22/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Wed 8/29/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Theater: Musical, Comedy
Broadway Olympia presents Legally Blonde The Musical
Broadway is back in Olympia, and it's better than ever! The premier show in Broadway Olympia's inaugural season is sure to leave you singing and dancing all the way home! Do not miss the must-see event of the summer... Legally Blonde, The Musical, presente...
Capitol Theater
Olympia, WA

Thu 8/16/18 - Fri 8/17/18 at 8pm
Sat 8/18/18 - Sun 8/19/18 at 2pm and 8pm
Music: Alternative, Cabaret, Electronic, Folk, Live Music in Bar/Club, Punk, Rap/Hip Hop, Swing, World, Vaudeville
The Debaucherauntes
The Debaucherauntes are a raucous, high-octane band rooted in Klezmer (Eastern European Jewish music) and Yiddish song, pulling in elements including punk, cabaret, swing, vaudeville, electronic and hip hop beats.
Octapas Cafe
Olympia, WA

Thu 8/16/18 at 6pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals at Harlequin Productions
Harlequin Productions will present Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s smash off-Broadway musical Ruthless! -The Stage Mother of all Musicals, this August 16 through September 15 at the State Theater in downtown Olympia Thursday to Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday a...
State Theater
Olympia, WA

Thu 8/16/18 at 8pm
Thu 8/16/18 at 8pm-10:30pm
Fri 8/17/18 at 8pm-10:30pm
Fri 8/17/18 at 8pm
Sat 8/18/18 at 8pm
Music: Cabaret, Funk, World
The Debaucherauntes
Wild Klezmer Fusion with a Cabaret Twist! Dancing, whiskey-soaked singalongs, heartbreaking truths... everything you wish your circus-themed Bar Mitzvah would have been. Third Thursday Downtown. All Ages! $5-10 suggested donation
Octapas Cafe
Olympia, WA

Thu 8/16/18 at 7pm-11pm
Special Event: Tour
Guided Tours of the Bigelow House Museum
Bigelow House Museum 918 Glass Avenue Guided Tours Offered Friday and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Built by 1860, the Carpenter Gothic style Bigelow House features original furnishings, and the tour highlights the Territorial Period of Washington. Listed o...
Bigelow House Museum
Olympia, WA

Fri 8/17/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sun 8/19/18 at 1pm-4pm
Fri 8/24/18 at 1pm-4pm
Sun 8/26/18 at 1pm-4pm
Fri 8/31/18 at 1pm-4pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting
Summer Rose Tasting at Grand Vin
GVWM invites you to celebrate summer with a special tasting of nothing but roses. Think pink!
Grand Vin Wine Merchants
Olympia, WA

Fri 8/17/18 at 5pm-7pm
Special Event: Summer Camp, Community Event, For the Family, Volunteer Event
Unified Olympia Community Activities
This is a summer camp for people with and without disabilities. Each week we will have an event that is inclusive and accessible to everyone and promotes friendships between people with and without disabilities that last all year long. It is aimed at promo...
Olympia High School
Olympia, WA

Fri 8/17/18 at 9am-11am
Special Event: Volunteer Event
Grass Lake Nature Park Volunteer Work Party - 6th Ave. Entrance
Time to brush back some trails. Join staff and stewards as we cut back the encroaching vegetation growing along the walking trails in the Southern half of the park. Park street side on 6th Ave. NW and Cozy Dr. NW. Meet at the trail head located at 3432 6th...
Grass Lake Nature Park - 6th Ave. Entrance
Olympia, WA

Sat 8/18/18 at 9am-12pm
Special Event: Community Event, For the Family
Blueberry Bash
St. Christopher's Community Church welcomes you to attend the Blueberry Bash. The Oly Mountain Boys will be performing free of charge. There will be homemade fruit pies, milkshakes, brats, hot dogs and more. Activities for all ages - Silent Auction, Bingo,...
St. Christopher's Community Church
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/19/18 at 12pm-4pm
Special Event: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Education, Religious
Prayers for World Peace
Sundays 10:00 – 11:15am A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for prayers for world peace and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 8/19/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 8/26/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/2/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/9/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 9/16/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sports: Walking
Capitol Volkssport Club - Downtown Olympia Walks
Bayview Thriftway
Olympia, WA

Mon 8/20/18 at 8:45am
Mon 8/27/18 at 8:45am
Mon 9/3/18 at 8:45am
Mon 9/10/18 at 8:45am
Mon 9/17/18 at 8:45am

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