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Saturday, December 16, 2017
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  • GET TICKETS NOW! Puget Sound Revels Christmas:

    Celebrate the holiday season with the Puget Sound Revels! This year's Christmas Revels is set in Galicia in Northern Spain, on a 9th century path traveled by countless pilgrims. It's a family-friendly feast for the eyes and ears! Saturday-Wednesday, December 16th-20th. Times: December 16th - 2 & 7:30pm, December 17th - 1 & 5:30pm; December 19th & 20th - 7:30pm. There is no presentation on Monday, December 18th. Get ticket information by calling 253-591-5890 or visit www.broadwaycenter.org 


    Saturday-Wednesday, December 16th-20th (except Dec. 18)
    Rialto Theatre, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma
    253-591-5890

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Winnie the Pooh" at Olympia Family Theater:

    Join Winnie the Pooh, everyone's favorite bear "of very little brain" on this frantic adventure! The wit of this timeless play is on display, and so are the elements of fun and cooperation - a journey children will treasure November 24th-December 23rd (Fridays 7pm, Sat/Sun 2pm). For more information or tickets, see www.oft.org/tickets or call 360-570-1638.


    ovember 24th-December 23rd (Fridays 7pm, Sat/Sun 2pm)
    Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia
    360-570-1638

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "On Golden Pond" at Olympia Little Theatre:

    Don't miss "On Golden Pond"! It's the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer in the twilight of their lives, altered by the unforgettable, extended visit of their grandson, who impacts the couple in ways that can't be foreseen. Friday-Sunday, December 1st-17th. Tickets are $15 ($11 for the opening weekend), with OLT members receiving a $2 discount. Get them online at www.olympialittletheatre.org or from Yenney Music in Olympia. For more details, call 360-786-9484. 


    Friday-Sunday, December 1st-17th
    Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia
    360-786-9484

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Once Upon a Mattress" In Tacoma:

    See "Once Upon a Mattress," the moving play based on "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen! Witness and feel the art form of musical theater in this memorable tale! Friday-Sunday, November 24th-December 17th. For more details, call 253-565-6867. 


    Friday-Sunday, November 24th-December 17th
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma
    253-565-6867

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Seussical - The Musical" In Tacoma:

    Celebrate the holidays with the family in the world of "Seussical: The Musical"! Friendship and community rule in this full experience of story and song. Friday-Sunday, December 1st-24th. For more details, call 253-272-2281.

    Friday-Sunday, December 1st-24th
    Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma
    253-272-2281

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Ballet Northwest's "The Nutcracker":

    "The Nutcracker," a favorite holiday show, returns! Ballet Northwest presents "The Nutcracker," with its brilliant Tchaikovsky score, 200 dancers and two gorgeous new sets for the Snow and Land of Sweets scenes. Don't miss it! Friday-Sunday, December 8th-17th. Friday shows are at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2 and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $14 to $33, plus the standard $3 service fee. For more details, see www.washingtoncenter.org or call 360-753-8586.


    Friday-Sunday, December 8th-17th
    Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. NE, Olympia
    360-753-8586

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "A Christmas Carol" at Lakewood Playhouse:

    "A Christmas Carol" returns! Charles Dickens' timeless tale about Ebenezer Scrooge, who evolves from embittered and cruel to a caring human being. This richly textured classic brings out the full spirit of Christmas - past, present and yet to come. Thursday, November 23rd-Sunday, December 17th. Shows are at 8pm except for Sunday shows November 26th, December 10th & 17th, which are at 2pm. See www.lakewoodplayhouse.org for tickets and information or call 253-588-0042.


    Thursday-Sunday, November 23rd-December 17th
    Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd.
    253-588-0042

  • BUY TICKETS NOW! Studio West Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker:

    Be swept away this holiday season by Studio West Dance Theatre’s fresh take on The Nutcracker December 14-18. You will be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230 performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes.  Studio West’s rendition of this holiday classic is blended seamlessly with traditional ballet and comical surprises the whole family will love. New this year - all Monday matinee youth tickets are half price!

    This year’s production will feature guest artist Joshua Grant, soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Joshua Grant is Studio West’s resident choreographer and instructor for the 2017-2018 season.

    We invite our younger patrons ages 3 and up to join us at Clara’s Winter Wonderland Party, beginning one hour before each matinee performance. Make a holiday keepsake, delight in a reading of The Nutcracker story, visit and take pictures with characters from the ballet, and enjoy refreshments including special snowflake cupcakes. Tickets are $12 (plus $3 facility fee). Adults chaperoning their children do not need to purchase tickets. 

     

    Times: 

    • Performance – Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 7:00 pm
    • Performance - Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    • Clara’s Winter Wonderland Party - Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    • Performance - Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    • Performance - Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    • Clara’s Winter Wonderland Party - Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    • Performance - Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    • Performance – Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm
    • Clara’s Winter Wonderland Party - Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    • Performance - Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm (youth tickets are half price for this show!)

     

    All prices shown below already include the Washington Center's $3 service fee.

     

    • Adult Performance Ticket - Center Section:  $29.00
    • Adult Performance Ticket - Left or Right Section:  $27.00
    • Student/Senior Performance Ticket - Center Section:  $25.00
    • Student/Senior Performance Ticket - Left or Right Section:  $23.00
    • Youth Performance Ticket (ages 14 and under) - All Sections:  $20.00
    • Winter Wonderland Party Ticket* (ages 3 and up):  $15.00

     

    *No party ticket necessary for parents who are chaperoning their children to the party.

     

    For tickets:  Washington Center for The Performing Arts Box Office, (360) 753-8586 or http://www.washingtoncenter.org/organizer/studio-west-dance-theatre/ 


    Thursday, December 14-Monday, December 18
    SPSCC Kenneth J. Minnaert Center, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia 98512
    360-480-2349 www.studiowestdanceacademy.com

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Children of Eden" at Evergreen Playhouse:

    Based on the first nine chapters of Genesis from the Old Testament, "Children of Eden" is a heartwarming play well worth seeing! The story is sometimes bittersweet, sometimes inspiring, with a special message: "the hardest part of love...is letting go." Friday-Sunday, December 8th through December 17th. Friday & Saturday shows are at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. For more details, call 360-736-8628 or email theevergreenplayhouse@gmail.com 


    Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through December 17th
    The Evergreen Playhouse, 226 West Center St., Centralia
    360-736-8628

  • VOLUNTEER! DONATE! Jingle of Hope!

    Help the United Love in Action Coalition remove garbage from the old Desire building and prepare the site for building tiny homes and encampments for our homeless community Saturday, December 16th & Sunday, December 17th 9am-5pm, followed by a BBQ both days. Donations gratefully accepted.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1547928021933209/


    Saturday, December 16th & Sunday, December 17th 9am-5pm, followed by a BBQ both days
    3200 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia 98501
    Jungle of Love FB

  • DONATE! VOLUNTEER! Olympia Christmas Gift Bag Day!

    300+ Christmas Gift Bags are being assembled for Olympia's homeless people. Donations of warm clothing, grocery gift cards, personal care items, games, radios, and toys sought, as well as help assembling bags. Event is Saturday, December 23rd 6-8pm. Call Gary at 360-451-5457 if you can help assemble bags or have goods to donate. Make checks payable to Creations, 519 Washington St. SE #410, Olympia, WA 98501.  


    Event is Saturday, December 23rd 6-8pm
    Event at First Christian Church, corner of 7th & Franklin, downtown Olympia
    Gary 360-451-5457

  • REGISTER NOW! Vajrasattva Retreat:

    Vajrasattva is the Buddha of purification. During this retreat December 11-16, purify your negativity by engaging in the purification practices of Buddha Vajrasattva. Through this practice, we can remove both the causes of our future suffering and obstacles to our spiritual practice. https://meditateinolympia.org/vajrasattva-retreat-11-17/

     

    Session times:

    8:00 – 9:15am
    10:00 – 11:15am
    4:00 – 5:15pm
    7:00 – 8:30pm

    Cost is $5 per session, $15 per day, $50 per retreat. Free for Foundation Members and Benefactors.

     

     


    December 11-16
    Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia 98501
    360-754-7787 meditateinolympia.org

  • FREE! The Science of Snowflakes:

    The WET Science Center will have a presentation about the science of snow Saturday, December 16th at 2pm, including stunning visuals and hands-on activities. Make snow crafts and do fun activities all day long!


    Saturday, December 16th at 2pm
    WET Science Center, 500 Adams Street NE, Olympia, WA 98501
    360-528-5737 www.wetsciencecenter.org

  • Olympia LuLa Fest:

    Finish your holiday shopping at the LuLaRoe event presented by LuLaRoe Sara Sue! Multiple retailers will be on hand with loads of product at this exciting extravaganza. It's kid friendly and admission is free! Saturday, December 16th, 11am-3pm. For more details, call 360-280-7281. https://www.facebook.com/events/729358257252736/ 


    Saturday, December 16th, 11am-3pm
    Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia
    360-280-7281

  • Borst Park Lighted Drive-Thru Display:

    Cruise through the Borst Park light display and delight the whole family! See dozens of holiday-themed light displays through December 17th. Friday, December 8th-Sunday, December 17th, 5-9pm. Admission is $3 per car ($2 with non-perishable food donation). For more details, call 360-330-7671.


    Friday, December 8th-Sunday December 17th, 5-9pm
    Borst Park, 500 Pioneer Way, Centralia
    360-330-7671

  • "Fantasy Lights" at Spanaway Park:

    It wouldn't be Christmas in the Northwest without "Fantasy Lights"! Youngsters and the young at heart can enjoy nearly 300 elaborate displays of lights in a stunning two-mile drive. Thursday, November 23rd-Monday, January 1st, 5:30-9pm. For more details, see www.co.pierce.wa.us or call 253-798-4177.


    Thursday, November 23rd through Monday, January 1st, 5:30-9pm
    Spanaway Park, Spanaway
    253-798-4000

  • FREE! "Biblio Ball/Folksy Frolic" at Olympia Library:

    It's an evening of merriment, where guests dress as literary characters: gnomes, fairies, sprites or in their finest formal wear! The "Folksy Frolic" event includes live entertainment, music by the Bow Weevils, dancing, refreshments and a fashion show. Author/herbalist Elise Krohn will host a table of making nature crafts. Free admission, but tickets must be picked up at Olympia Timberland Library Youth Services desk. Saturday, December 16th, 6:30-8pm. For more details, see www.trl.org or call 360-352-0595.


    Saturday, December 16th, 6:30-8pm
    Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, Olympia
    360-352-0595

  • Live Holiday Music at Triad Theater:

    Enrich your holiday experience with a night of music! "A Christmas Medley" will celebrate the season with students of the Sonia Pena Studios performing. Saturday, December 16th, 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $8 adults, $5 kids. For more details, call 360-458-3140.


    Saturday, December 16th, 6:30pm
    Triad Theater, 102 E. Yelm Ave., Yelm
    360-458-3140

  • GET TICKETS NOW! "Annie" at Capitol Theater:

    See "Annie" with an exceptional cast of local students! It's a bright take on an contemporary stage classic, put on by Apple Tree Productions, known for their contributions to Olympia's vibrant arts community. Friday-Sunday, December 15th-17th. Friday's performance is at 7pm. There are Saturday shows at 2 & 7pm and the Sunday performance is at 2pm. For more details, call Apple Tree Productions at 360-359-6685. Buy tickets at www.olympiafilmsociety.org 


    Friday-Sunday, December 15th-17th
    Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia
    360-359-6685

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Lily Tomlin at Pantages Theater:

    Lily Tomlin brings her timeless comedy to Tacoma! America's celebrated comedy legend brings characters Ernestine, Mrs. Beasley and Edith Ann to the stage in an unforgettable night. Saturday, December 16th, 7:30pm. Tickets are $39, $59, $89 and $110. For more information, call 253-591-5894 or see www.broadwaycenter.org 


    Saturday, December 16th, 7:30pm
    Pantages Theatre, Tacoma
    253-591-5894