Community Events Calendar

Oct
17
Sat
THE BEST OF COMEDY UNDERGROUND
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Best of Comedy Underground

October 17, 7:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Need a good laugh? Our signature comedy series means good times with friends or a unique date night. Each comedy event has a new lineup of three touring comedians, and you never know what the evening will bring!

The stand -up you love, now Saturday night on the main stage! 18 +

Nov
6
Fri
Black Box Jazz: Kareem Kandi
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm

Black Box Jazz: Kareem Kandi

November 6, 8pm

Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Kareem is a versatile saxophonist and composer with strong roots in the traditions of jazz, blues, classical and funk, and has been performing throughout the U.S. and abroad for years, gaining attention from critics and audiences alike.

This event has been moved to the main stage.

Nov
7
Sat
The Best of Comedy Underground
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Best of Comedy Underground

November 7, 7:30pm

Washington Center Mainstage

512 Washington St, SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Need a good laugh? Our signature comedy series means good times with friends or a unique date night. Each comedy event has a new lineup of three touring comedians, and you never know what the evening will bring

The stand -up you love, now Saturday night on the main stage! 18 +

Nov
19
Thu
Seattle International Comedy Competition
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

Seattle International Comedy Competition

November 19, 7:30pm

Washington Center Mainstage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Bring out your crew for a night of big laughs as the Center hosts a semi-final round of the poplular Seattle International Comedy Competition! Up to 10 comedians will face-off with short, humorous sets while the judges decide who moves on based off audience response. This is an epic skirmish of punch lines and comedic timing on our main stage theater and there is no telling what to expect!

Feb
26
Fri
Silent Movie Series: Harold Lloyd Comedy Double Feature
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Silent Movie Series: Harold Lloyd Comedy Double Feature

February 26, 7-8:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Two shorts from “The King of Daredevil Comedy” Harold Lloyd. Speedy (1928) sends Lloyd on a tour of New York City, featuring glimpses of Yankee Stadium, Coney Island, and Babe Ruth as himself. High and Dizzy (1920) finds our man getting tipsy on a then-illegal stockpile of liquor before making a daring rescue at dizzying heights. Thrilling special effects made this an audience favorite!

May
8
Sat
PERK UP, PIANIST!
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

PERK UP, PIANIST!

May 8, 7:30pm

Washington Center Black Box Theater

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

Award-winning concert pianist Sarah Hagen changes gears in this stand-up (or rather, sit-down!) piano-filled comedy. “Perk up, pianist!” is a uniquely charming music and storytelling experience that takes you deep inside the world of a touring classical musician.

May
22
Sat
The Center Salon
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

The Center Salon

May 22, 7:30pm

Washington Center Black Box Theater

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

This popular event is like nothing else in Olympia and will sell out fast! Our 5th annual Salon draws you in to an inner circle of poets, authors, musicians, and artists. 2020 features Jim Lynch, Sadi Sparks, Zhang Er, Alec Clayton, and Bryan Willis.

Aug
6
Fri
Boogie From the Bayou
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

Boogie From the Bayou

August 6, 7:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Now rescheduled for the 21-22 season. The new date for this performance will be Friday August 6, 2021. This event was originally scheduled for April 17, 2020. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door.

A double bill featuring the best in Cajun & Zydeco music! BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience bring the sounds of New Orleans to Olympia. “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!”

Sep
16
Thu
National Geographic Live: Pink Boots & a Machete: Mireya Mayor
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm

National Geographic Live: Pink Boots & a Machete: Mireya Mayor

September 16, 7:30pm

Washington Center Main Stage

512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

360.753.8586 | washingtoncenter.org

New Date in 2021! This event was originally scheduled for May 19, 2019. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored.

A former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Fulbright scholar, television correspondent, and field biologist who discovered a new species of lemur in Madagascar, Mireya Mayor energizes audiences everywhere. She offers a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and dangers of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.