Submitted by Washington Center for the Performing Arts

March at the Washington Center features Comedy Underground, Black Box Jazz, The Greatest Piano Men and Éireann – A Taste of Ireland!

March 7 at 7:30pm Comedy Underground featuring Alex Falcone! Comedy Underground is back to make you laugh. This month we welcome Alex Falcone to the stage! He’s appeared in several episodes of “Portlandia” and on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and has racked up over 130 million views on social media. He’s also the author of a best-selling young-adult romance novel for some reason. Despite these modest accomplishments, he’s somehow remained down to earth and approachable. Recommended for ages 18+.

March 8 at 8 p.m. Black Box Jazz: D’Vonne Lewis Group! D’Vonne Lewis was named the 2013, 2018, and 2021 NW Instrumentalist of the Year and is the grandson of 1950s-60s Northwest organ legend Dave Lewis, the ‘Godfather’ of rock and roll/soul. Lewis composes for his own band, D’Vonne Lewis’ LIMITED EDITION and The D’Vonne Lewis 2 (duo). He is also the 2006 Earshot Golden Ear Award winner for Emerging Artist of the Year and The Stranger’s 2014 Genius Award. He currently serves as Vice President on the Seattle Jazz Fellowship Board.

March 9 at 5:30 p.m. The Center Stage Awards and Gala! Join us for a live auction and dinner at the Heritage Room to support the Washington Center! During the gala, the Excellence in the Arts awards will recognize those whose work, support, and involvement help build a vibrant cultural community in the greater South Sound region. This year we are recognizing Olympia-based comedian, Sam Miller for Achievement in the Arts and Olympia Junior Programs for Commitment to the Arts.

March 9 at 8 p.m. ‘The Greatest Piano Men!’ A live Rock & Roll celebration of the greatest piano icons in music from Jeff Davis (Executive Producer of Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’). This electrifying production, which debuted to rave reviews at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, celebrates the world’s greatest pianists and showmen – from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Billy Joel! The show features storytelling, video, a great band and 25 hit songs including “Good Golly Miss Molly”, “Superstition”, “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer” and “New York State of Mind”.
March 24 at 5 p.m. ‘Éireann – A Taste of Ireland!” Told through Irish music and dance, “A Taste of Ireland” explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is Ireland.

In the Gallery

Vivid Decay’ by Michael Johnston

Showing March 6 – April 28

Olympia photographer who gained access to the iconic Tumwater Brewery and takes stunning landscape photos. “Vivid Decay” is the artist’s attempt to bring Fine Art prints of modern ruins into a gallery setting. Using experiences during these exploration phases, to create art and begin the conversation of environmental catastrophes to a different audience. By using hyper-realistic colors, they separate the different contaminates and showcase years of cross contamination. They create and present images of the modern ruin as beautiful contemporary landscape images, creating an opportunity to begin the conversation on how to fix these situations to a new demographic.

To purchase tickets, visit the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website.

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