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The Washington State Fair is back

Attractions

The Washington State Fair is back

The Washington State Fair is back, and it's bigger and better than ever with more days, more acts, more rides ... more everything. This year, opening day will be the Friday before Labor Day, Sept. 2, instead of the traditional after-Labor Day opening. The result will be more days to give

Mr. Klein's Wild Ride

Arts

Mr. Klein's Wild Ride

Weekly Volcano scribe Christian Carvajal - voted Best Writer in the Weekly Volcano's Best of Olympia poll - has published a new novel under the pseudonym Lynn Savage. It is called Mr. Klein's Wild Ride (Mud Flat Press, 2016), and it is the story of the building and cataclysmic opening

The Last Five Years at Harlequin

Stage

The Last Five Years at Harlequin

The Last Five Years is a little musical with a big heart, and actors Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier, directed by Linda Whitney, make of it a mesmerizing evening's entertainment. Composer, lyricist and playwright Jason Robert Brown has created a story told in song that is heart-wrenching and real - no

'The Bold and the Black'

Arts

'The Bold and the Black'

Viewing Selinda Sheridan's show at Matter is like walking into a group exhibition of Sumi painters. There are only six paintings in the show, and each of them is so different from all the others that they could easily be mistaken for the work of six different artists. And yet

GREENFIELD can't stop

Music

GREENFIELD can't stop

Some artists are utterly restless, not quite feeling fulfilled unless they are nearly constantly creating. For some of these artists, creating feels compulsive; their releases dressed up in fervor, monuments to an uncontrollable urge. Robert Pollard springs to mind as such a musician, littering now multiple decades with albums either

Pirates on American Lake

Outdoors

Pirates on American Lake

For a while last Monday morning and early afternoon, three pirates controlled all boating on American Lake. They had stormed Russell Landing Marina, showed their JBLM Recreation Qualification Card, filled out some easy paperwork and grabbed a few life preservers. In their little hands they held a treasure chest-sized picnic basket full

Top 10 shows not to miss

Stage

Top 10 shows not to miss

Perhaps reflecting the collegiate world in which many stage artists train, theater's "season" ignores the calendar and runs from fall into summer. Thus, companies all over the South Sound are rehearsing their season openers. We take this opportunity to look into our crystal ball and identify the 10 shows most

Top South Sound visual arts events

Arts

Top South Sound visual arts events

This critic's choice of the top visual arts events for the fall season is as follows:Artscapes installations, through Nov. 17 Five new Artscapes installations are on display in the old Woolworth storefront and on the adjacent landmark Tollbooth Gallery. Artists selected for this round include Lauren Boilini, Eva Funderburgh, Nola Avienne,

The Story of My Life

Stage

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill opens tonight at Olympia Little Theatre. This rarely produced musical follows a lifelong friendship of Alvin Kelby (Frank Kohel) and Thomas Weaver (Micheal O'Hara). It is directed by Maria Valenzuela. The two boys grow up together. One stays in their hometown

Futures past and present

Stage

Futures past and present

Science fiction can take us anywhere, from human blood vessels to the edges of the universe. In 1897, it turned menacing Martian tripods loose on the streets of Victorian London. These days, episodes of Doctor Who can be viewed on any smartphone, an improvement over Starfleet's communicators. Words, Words, Words is

The Glacier Gun Club

Bars & Clubs

The Glacier Gun Club

Behind the unassuming façade of the T-Brothers' Liquor Lodge, located at 417 Plum St. SE in Olympia, lies a secret only a select few may experience. Through the front door, past the T-Brothers' fine selection of adult beverages, way at the back of the store, one finds it: a gorgeous

Fare well

Music

Fare well

Certain artists emerge and make a big impression. In places like Tacoma and Olympia - smaller places where talent is a precious commodity, unlike bigger cities - these people have an opportunity to shine and really grind their feet into the dirt of the music scene. Of course, as an

Retro Colby

Arts

Retro Colby

Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound kicked off the building's 75th anniversary year with a retrospective of works by printmaker and longtime UPS art professor Bill Colby, who taught there from 1956 to 1989. On display are 26 works, mostly prints and a few watercolors. The works chosen for

Classic tale retold

Stage

Classic tale retold

It is hard to imagine a more difficult play to produce on stage than Moby Dick. To my way of thinking it would have to be done either on a huge stage with a multi-million-dollar budget or in an intimate playhouse with nothing but a handful of props. The former

What's in a name?

Music

What's in a name?

Before we get to this week's subject, a quick word about band names: Music, in general, is one of the most visceral arts out there; you can intellectualize it all you want, and maybe an artist can grow on you, but it's generally true that you know immediately whether or

Mudcat to perform

Music

Mudcat to perform

With a storied repertoire of sometimes forgotten and often unforgettable songs, Daniel McKinstry unites music past with music present, exploring the roots of rock and roll, and in the process unites generations of music lovers with foot-stomping, knee-slapping magic. Known and loved by many in the Olympia area simply as

Woolworth Windows fall 2016

Arts

Woolworth Windows fall 2016

Spaceworks Tacoma's latest installations in the Woolworth windows are big, bold and impressive. In the northernmost windows on Broadway are wire animal sculptures by Eva Funderburgh, who says she uses her "simple, emotive animal forms to examine human motives and emotions." Her animals are hybrid forms, somewhere between realistic and ritualistic,

Gridiron grub

Features

Gridiron grub

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack ... " Which sport is identified most with (and beloved for) its concessions? Hint: it ain't football. Sadly, for all the screaming hysteria to be heard in Seahawk Nation, no one says much about the food in its capital stadium. Zach Hensley, managing director

Mixed messages in dining

Reviews

Mixed messages in dining

Announcer: It is another odd couple week for the de Paul brothers ... finding the same spot not so agreeable. JAKE: The first glance at the menu, and it is easy to see that Louie G's is more than just a pizza joint. The appetizer menu is testament to the deep

Fall Guide 2016

Online Interactive Guides

Fall Guide 2016

Not sure what to do this fall? Check out our Fall Guide for ideas for you and the entire family. The South Sound has plenty of activities and destinations perfect for the autumn season. Click here to view our interactive 2016 Fall Guide.

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