Next Week’s Roundup

What's happening this February— Olympia’s First Funk Festival!

Catch “Funk OFF!” Festival, International Guitar Night, and other festivities


The start of February will surely be full of funk and love!

International Guitar Night, Thursday, February 1, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

International Guitar Night brings you the world’s best guitar musicians on one stage together! This year, the lineup includes three International Guitar Night favorites and an exciting newcomer. Click this link for more details.

 Olympia Funk Festival - Funk OFF!, February 2-4

Join the inaugural Olympia Funk Festival - Funk OFF! - three days of electrifying funk music, non-stop dancing, and pure celebration. Prepare to be mesmerized by nationally acclaimed headliners, a star-studded lineup of Seattle and Portland's finest musicians, and some of Olympia's homegrown funk talents. Outside the venues, Washington Street will be transformed into a bustling hub of food trucks, band merch, and other merrymaking activities. Click this link for more details.

 Exploring the Written Word through Art, Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join this inspiring workshop where you’ll craft four unique collages, each centered around a Muse/Guide theme. Dive into the creative realm, stretching your creative boundaries, whether you’re a writer or an artist. Click this link for more details.

Sarah Hagen - Wonder Women! A Celebration of Female Composers, Saturday, February 3

In “Wonder Women!”, pianist and humorist Sarah Hagen delves into the remarkable stories and piano music of forgotten female composers from the classical repertoire. This recital will highlight piano works by 18th and 19th-century composers, including Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, Delphine von Schauroth, and others. Click this link for more details.

Babysitting course, Saturday, February 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Olympia's own Playback Theatre Ensemble co-creates an evening of hope and community for tree lovers of all ages. Playback Theatre is a style of theatrical improvisation where audience members tell real moments from their lives; then the actors and musicians create art from their personal stories. This evening we focus on stories on the theme For the Love of Trees. Click this link for more details.

 Quilts of Valor National Sew Day, Saturday, February 3

Come sew for the National Sew Day. Make one block or several! You will help turn these blocks into beautiful Quilts of Valor that will be awarded to local Veterans & active-duty service members. Click this link for more details.

 Olympia Symphony’s Fantastique, Sunday, February 4, 3 - 5 p.m.

Set your musical muse loose with Jacob Bancks' concerto, written for world-renowned clarinetist Ricardo Morales, who will perform its WEST COAST PREMIERE with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. After, delve into the vivid orchestral imaginings of Berlioz's symphony - it's simply fantastique! Click this link for more details.

 Olympia Symphony’s Pride, Sunday, February 4, 3 – 5 p.m.

Based on a love story for the ages, explore musical expressions of prohibited love with the Olympia Symphony through this thought-provoking program, including dazzling audience favorite, Kristin Lee, and a surprise ending you won't want to miss! Click this link for more details.


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