Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

Photo credit: Chris Hamilton.


I spent a few years in my early 20s in New England.  I only lasted a couple of winters before I was begging my husband to move at least west of the Mississippi River.  As we relish in the sun and mild temperatures earlier this week, I can’t help but feel compassion for my friends trudging through snow on the East Coast (week after week).  I wish I could wave a magic wand and have Mother Nature even out some of this wacky winter weather.  But for now, I think that I’ll be happy that I’m wearing a light rain jacket rather than a parka.

Here’s what’s going on around Olympia this weekend.

  • Catch a production of the Olympia School District Players “Magical Moments” musical.  Showtimes can be found here.
  • Sign-up your middle school aged daughter for the Expanding Your Horizons STEM Conference.  Get details here.
  • Celebrate Lunar New Year by shopping at a local Asian market for all your meal supplies.
  • Dig razor clams throughout the weekend.  I even hear that some diggers have been pulling up clams bare-handed.  Tide information can be found here.
  • Find live theater at Harlequin Productions, Olympia Family Theater, and Olympia Little Theatre throughout the weekend.
  • Take your jewelry to be appraised at The Gift Gallery on Saturday.  Event details are here.
  • Celebrate the statewide Beer Open House event on Saturday at Top Rung Brewing from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Find out about their pale ale that they are releasing during the event here.
  • Check out the Studio West Dance Academy’s annual charity fundraiser, “Dance to Make a Difference,” on Saturday evening at the Minnaert Center.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Proceeds benefit SafePlace.
  • Listen to Clint Black at The Washington Center on Saturday evening.  Ticket information can be found here.
  • Make a night of it by including an overnight stay at the Red Lion with your tickets.  Package deals can be found here.
  • Laugh to stand-up comics at the Capitol Theater on Saturday night.  Get details here.
  • Participate in the ROAD-odend-RUN at Capitol Lake on Sunday morning – 2 runners x 1.5 miles x 2 legs each = 6 miles.  Find more local 5k races here.
  • Visit Cafe Love on Sunday afternoon for a “playshop” to hone your poetry skills.
  • Watch a silent film at The Washington Center on Sunday afternoon, accompanied by live music on the 1924 organ.  More details can be found here.
  • Learn how Thomas Mani can bring bees to your backyard this summer.
  • Support a local business as it transitions its operations.  Centro’s liquidation sale is happening now.  Details can be found here.
  • Find out what people think of the plastic bag ban.  The report was issued on February 19 by Thurston Solid Waste.  A summary can be read here.
  • Visit an open house event this weekend. Click here to see the list of Van Dorm Realty’s open houses.

Submit an event for our calendar here.

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