Masterworks Choral Ensemble presents: Hijinks on the High Seas: Musical Comedy Cruise

Event: 
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join Masterworks Choral Ensemble on June 17 at the Washington Center for a rollicking, uproarious voyage aboard the Musical Comedy Cruise: Hijinks on the High Seas!  Enjoy a mix of playful musical theater and other witty classics, some sung as full chorus numbers and others as small group medleys and sparkling solos.

Expect the smartest songs from musicals across eras, from Annie Get Your Gun to Hairspray.  And comic favorites like “Papa Oom Mow Mow”, the swaying Calypso sounds of “Zombie Jamboree”, the immensely clever “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady” – a ditty originally sung on screen by Groucho Marx!

Terrific medleys will keep you bouncing in your seat or dancing in the aisle.  “Opening Night” segues through eleven different Broadway tunes songs, including “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and Monty Python’s priceless “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.

Lots of good fun with gender play too. In “We’re the Men” and “No More Sailor Songs”, the guys lament always getting stuck with the lackluster chorus parts. In “Dear Future Husband”, the ladies let the guys know just how it’s going to be. Finally, the women and men duke it out in song with “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” from Annie Get Your Gun.

And there’s a special performance by Rowan Dunn, who won MCE’s 2016 Youth Music Competition at the middle school level. She has sung in local choirs like Kids in Concert and Olympia Youth Chorus for nearly eight years, and appeared in plays with Capitol Playhouse and Apple Tree Productions.

Get ready for a vastly entertaining evening aboard Musical Comedy Cruise, the final event of Masterworks’ current concert season. This be marks your first opportunity to subscribe for the 2017-2018 concert season, entitled Season of Song.

Native Plant Walk at McLane Creek Nature Trail

Event: 
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation for an informal guided plant walk at McLane Creek Nature Trail on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays in June, July & August from 6:00-7:00 PM.  Come learn the names and ecological and ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful NW native plants.  All ages and levels of expertise welcome!  Suggested donation is $5-$20/person.  Discovery Pass required for parking. For more information:  https://nativeplantsalvage.org

Native Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Native Plant Walks: 6pm - 7pm.

Enjoy an educational stroll along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail, guided by plant experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, so come learn the names and ecological & ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful northwest native plants!  These Native Plant Walks are a great way to learn plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy an evening outdoors. Plant walks are held 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Sliding-scale donation of $5 - $20 is suggested.

Visit www.nativeplantsalvage.org for more info, or email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Native Plant Walks

Event: 
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Native Plant Walks: 6pm - 7pm.

Enjoy an educational stroll along Olympia’s McLane Creek Nature Trail, guided by plant experts from the Native Plant Salvage Foundation. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, so come learn the names and ecological & ethnobotanical roles of our beautiful northwest native plants!  These Native Plant Walks are a great way to learn plants, botanize with friends, and enjoy an evening outdoors. Plant walks are held 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the McLane Creek Nature Trail. Sliding-scale donation of $5 - $20 is suggested.

Visit www.nativeplantsalvage.org for more info, or email nativeplantsalvage@gmail.com

Healthcare Advocacy

Event: 
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This class teaches audiences the importance of speaking up when talking to doctors about their healthcare. It also explains what health advocates are, and how they can help people get answers to their questions about healthcare concerns. The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Star Party

Event: 
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Acclaimed scholars Russ and Cheryl Genet to visit Evergreen, discuss “humanity’s quest for a flourishing earth”

Astronomer Russ Genet and philosopher Cheryl Genet will visit The Evergreen State College on Wednesday, May 17 to lead a program titled “Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth.” The event will be held in Evergreen’s Purce Hall and will begin at 7 p.m.

Russ and Cheryl Genet will raise awareness of the noetic sciences, a multidisciplinary field that combines scientific tools and techniques with subjective ways of knowing to examine human experience. They will also explore methods for empowering citizen scientists and diverse communities, and suggest ways that humanity can begin to shift toward a sustainable future. 

Dr. Russ Genet is a research scholar in residence at California Polytechnic State University, a professor of astronomy at Cuesta College and is the former director of the Fairborn Observatory. He pioneered the world’s first digital telescopes and first fully robotic observatory and was featured in the PBS special The Perfect Stargazer. His lecture, titled “Cultural evolutionary forces, citizen science, and a flourishing planet” will explore the role of science as a powerful tool for understanding both natural and cultural evolutionary process.

Shari'ah on Trial with Dr. Sarah Eltantawi at Orca Books

Event: 
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a very special presentation this Friday, May 19th, 6 PM at Orca Books in downtown Olympia. Evergreen's Dr. Sarah Eltantawi will be talking about her new book, Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution. We are very excited for this event and hope all can join us!

New "Now Where Were We?" history videos

There are two new short videos on Olympia history available this month from the Now Where Were We? series by Deb Ross.  

Three Little Maids, courtesy Washington State Historical Society

Three Little Maids, courtesy Washington State Historical Society

Olympia has a long and distinguished history of top-notch entertainment venues. At the iconic intersection of 4th Avenue and Washington Street we visit one of them, the State Theater, home of Harlequin Productions, and learn from Artistic Director Linda Whitney what it takes to preserve a historic building and create theater.  https://youtu.be/Dcbyl-scy-M

Bill Jacobs, former Olympia City Commissioner, long-time Olympia resident

This video is about the history of wood products in Olympia Washington. We interview Bill Jacobs, longtime resident of Olympia, about his memories of the Port and learn about the importance of the industry to the development of Olympia and Washington State.  Includes footage of a marriage on a smoke stack.  https://youtu.be/Gf-APCj_Nf0

You can subscribe on the YouTube Channel page for updates and new videos.  The show is in its second year.

Jordan Abel reads at Evergreen

Event: 
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

From today's inbox:

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Indigenous Literary Studies. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of InjunUn/inhabited, and The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award).

11:30 to 1:00 in Lecture Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College.

Olympic Peninsula Prairies & Wetlands: Their Native American Uses & Stewardship

Event: 
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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