|Friday, November 27, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
GET TICKETS NOW! "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in Olympia:
Enjoy "A Charlie Brown Christmas" onstage with the whole family! It's the sweetest, most-cherished holiday classic, where Charlie Brown is depressed about the over-commercialization of Christmas but gets a boost by directing the annual play and learns, along with the entire cast, the true meaning of Christmas. Friday-Sunday, November 27th-December 20th. Friday performances at 7pm, Saturday & Sunday shows at 2pm. Visit www.olyft.org to purchase tickets 24 hours a day or call 360-570-1638 for more information.
Friday-Sunday, November 27th-December 20th (Friday 7pm, Saturday-Sunday 2pm)
Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave. E., Olympia
GET TICKETS NOW! "The Game's Afoot" - Holmes for the Holidays:
Experience a classic Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "The Game's Afoot"! This play focuses on Broadway star William Gillette, who invites friends to his castle for the holidays and one of them loses their life. Then it's up to Gillette to assume the persona of Sherlock Holmes before the next victim is killed in a plot full of twists & silliness. Friday-Sunday, November 27th-Sunday 20th. There are also three Thursday performances: December 3rd, 10th & 17th. Shows at 7:55pm: November 27th, 28th, December 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 17th-19th. Shows at 1:55pm: December 6th, 13th, 20th. Call 360-786-9484 or purchase tickets online.
November 27th-December 20th (Thursday-Sunday)
Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia
Thurston County Fair Holiday Bazaar:
Enjoy a truly festive shopping experience! Purchase everything from holiday treasures to gourmet treats or bring donations for your neighbors, as the Thurston County Food Bank and Community Youth Services are accepting non-perishable items and gently used coats, gloves and new socks. Friday-Saturday, November 27th-28th. Friday 12-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. For more information, call 360-786-5453 or email email@example.com
Friday-Saturday, November 27th-28th (Friday 12-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm)
Thurston County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 3054 Carpenter Rd., Lacey
GET TICKETS NOW! "Scrooge - The Musical" In Gig Harbor:
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," beautifully adapted into a musical, comes to the Paradise Theater stage! The timeless classic first received musical treatment in 1992 and continues to delight audiences of all ages. It's perfect entertainment for the holidays! Friday-Saturday, November 20th-December 12th. Call 253-851-7529 for times, tickets and prices or visit www.paradisetheatre.org
Friday-Saturday, November 20th-December 12th. Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm
Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Dr. NW, Gig Harbor
253-851-PLAY (7529) www.paradisetheatre.org
GET TICKETS NOW! Fantasy Lights Returns:
Fantasy Lights returns to Spanaway Park! The Northwest's largest drive-through event has over 300 elaborate displays with thousands of sparkling lights, which the whole family will enjoy. Discounts are available and there are half price nights November 30th, December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th. Wednesday, November 26th-Friday, January 1st. For more information and directions, call 253-0798-3330 or visit www.piercecountywa.org/parks
daily November 26th-January 1st 5:30-9pm
Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresesmann Blvd. S., Spanaway
Polar Plaza Ice Skating in Tacoma!
Downtown Tacoma's Tollefson Plaza again will be a place for art, ice and everything nice this holiday season when CHI Franciscan's Polar Plaza begins its fifth year of ice skating at 17th and Pacific.
Metro Parks Tacoma is working with the Tacoma Art Museum, CHI Franciscan and other community organizations to present the winter fun. The plaza will be open Nov. 21 through Jan. 10, and the park district will manage the ice rink during much of that time; the plaza will be a focal point throughout the holidays, including being aglow during First Night, Tacoma's family friendly celebration of New Year's Eve. The district also will offer a full schedule of special events, such as nature-based activities, fitness on ice, and skate performances. A food truck will provide concessions at the site.
Besides ice skating, the plaza will feature live music every Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Soar with the Seattle Thunderbirds on Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. The full music list is below:
- Nov. 21: The Pushrods 50s, 60s and 70s
- Nov. 28: DoveLand Country
- Dec. 5: Dave Calhoun Jimmy Buffet Tribute
- Dec. 12: Kim Archer Soul, Funk, Rock
- Dec. 19: Randy Litch & Guest Family Holiday Music
- Dec. 26: Entertainment Masters Karaoke Night
- Jan. 2: Kareem Kandi Jazz
- Jan. 9: The Stunt Doubles 90s Night
Tickets cost $8 for general admission, $7 for military members and people 60 or older, and $4 for children 5 and younger. Skate rentals cost $2. Tickets may be purchased at the rink or any Metro Parks Tacoma Community Center.
View Polar Plaza hours and information
For more information, visit www.PolarPlaza.com. Please call (253) 305-1022 for group rates or reservations.
Open most days - check online for schedule
Tollefson Plaza, 17th & Pacific, Tacoma
(253) 305-1022 polarplaza.com
Olympia Climate Actions:
The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation will host the local component of Worldwide Climate Actions November 25-29. Most nations of the world are moving toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions but are not yet going far enough to prevent crisis. While President Obama’s Clean Energy Plan is a good start, the administration and states continue to allow drilling for oil, mining for coal, fracking and coal trains, oil trains and oil and coal ports in Washington State promoting increased burning of fossil fuels worldwide.
Science is pointing out if temperatures rise more than an additional 1.5 degrees Celsius, climate impacts will rise dramatically resulting in mass extinctions and very large loss of human life around the world. Up to 90 percent of fossil fuels will need to remain in the ground. The world will need an immediate transition to alternative energy and poor countries will need assistance from rich countries to accomplish this. Not only does the world need this but we in Thurston County need this for there to be a future for our children. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation will host the following actions as a local component of this international action.
1. Bannering at Boulevard Avenue I-5 overpass from 3-4 PM on Wednesday November 25 and also on Sunday, November 29. Signs will also be available for people to hold along Boulevard Avenue for local traffic.
2. Friday, November 27, 4:30-6 PM, Climate Action Vigil at Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Vigil, at Percival Landing by the kissing statue in downtown Olympia. All interested in taking a stand for serious climate action are welcome to take part and hold a sign.
Wed. Nov. 25 & Sun. Nov. 29 3-4pm. Fri. Nov. 27, 4:30-6pm
Olympia, Boulevard I-5 Overpass Nov 25 and 29 and Percival Landing on Nov 27