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Call Traditions at 360-705-2819.

Friday, December 14

Heartsparkle Players

Playback TheaterForging a Path for Yourself and Others. This month we collaborate with Rainbow Health Center. Rainbow Health Center is a building with a mission to provide a healing space for providers with marginalized identities and their guests. While all providers are independent businesses who rent space at RHC, they work collaboratively to provide excellent services for trans and non-binary folks on the gender spectrum (including cisgender folks), lesbians, gays, bisexuals and others on the sexual orientation spectrum (including straight folks). They strive to create an environment of social justice for people of color, different religious perspectives, immigrants and refugees, and folks with differing physical and sensory abilities. They currently offer counseling and massage/bodywork. They have helped foster professionalism and services for trans competent hair removal. They are seeking medical professionals to join them. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Donation $7 - $12 (no one turned away)

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Saturday, December 15

Bryan Bowers

BryanBryan visits us each December and provides us the opportunity to listen, to sing, and to laugh as the stories roll out from this long-standing and widely-lauded performer. His virtuosity on autoharp and rousing vocals take him all over the country.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Sunday, December 16

3rd Sunday Bluegrass Jam

This is a monthly jam of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. For more information please email Jordan at BellJa6@hotmail.com

2:00 PM, Free

Monday, December 17

UkOlympians

This is a song circle for ukelele players and singers. All are welcome but it is not a performance.

7:00 PM, None

Wednesday, December 19

Poetry night

Visit the website.

6:30 PM, None

Friday, December 21

Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad & RumbleWe welcome back Grammy-award winning musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel for two holiday shows. Since 1984 Eric and Nancy have been combining their considerable talents into a musical duo that has produced numerous recordings, legions of fans, and anticipation for each live show. Eric evolved from electric rock guitar to an interest in classical and jazz to solo performing of his original 'impressionistic' compositions. Nancy took her interest in wind instruments, oboe and ocarinas to play with the Paul Winter Consort and then to this duo, which has toured throughout the country. Visit the website.

7:30 PM  Sorry, this show is SOLD OUT

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Saturday, December 22

Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad & RumbleWe welcome back Grammy-award winning musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel for two holiday shows. Since 1984 Eric and Nancy have been combining their considerable talents into a musical duo that has produced numerous recordings, legions of fans, and anticipation for each live show. Eric evolved from electric rock guitar to an interest in classical and jazz to solo performing of his original 'impressionistic' compositions. Nancy took her interest in wind instruments, oboe and ocarinas to play with the Paul Winter Consort and then to this duo, which has toured throughout the country. Visit the website.

7:30 PM  Sorry, this show is SOLD OUT

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Saturday, December 29

Jim Page & Orville Johnson

Jim & OrvilleJim Page is a long-time Northwest favorite. "Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer." - Bonnie Raitt

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

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Friday, January 11

The Heartsparkle Players

Heartsparkle PlayersPlayback Theatre is a spontaneous collaboration between performers and audience. People tell moments from their lives, then watch them re-created with movement, music and dialogue. We strive to build community, hope and compassion. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Donation $7 - $12 (no one turned away)

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Saturday, January 12

the Makedonians

The MakedoniansWith sonorous harmonies, rhythms that kick and songs of love, tragedy, loyalty and drink - this wide collection of Northwest musicians has been entertaining audiences with festive village dance music and historic songs of the Mediterranean and the Balkans for almost 30 years. The ensemble resembles a chalgia orchestra, typically comprised of eight or more (sometimes many more) musicians playing a combination of wind, string, and percussive instruments.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15,

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Sunday, January 13

An Evening with Bernie Meyer, the American Gandhi

BernieThe evening will be an opportunity to hear Bernie talk and share videos of his September/October India trip, a critical experience at the Global Youth Peace Festival, Chandigarh, the Inauguration of the World Peace Dome in Pune and the World Parliament for Science, Spirituality and Philosophy and Presentations for ANUVIBHA out of the Children’s Peace Palace in Rajsamand. Visit the website.

7:00 PM, Free

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Tuesday, January 15

SVER

SVERSVER play grand Norwegian folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark taking you on a fantastic musical journey guaranteed to excite you. Ranging from the very dreamy to a swinging, pounding and sweaty madness - you are invited to the party, greeted by a welcoming primal force that pulls you into the dance. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15,

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Thursday, January 24

The Medicine Line Project

Jamie Fox & Scotty LeachMetis fiddler Jamie Fox and pianist Scotty Leach present tunes and a deep history of how native people and fiddles have developed a culture that is kind of unknown due to the cultural sensitivities of the mixing of European and Native culture and how it is felt today.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15,

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Sunday, January 27

Peter Mayer

PeterPete has returned from his home in Minnesota each year for the last half dozen. His shows are much awaited by a large following of fans. Typical of responses from listeners and critics is this one. "His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing." --Marilyn Rea-Beyer, music director, WUMB Radio, Boston

7:30 PM, Tickets: $20,

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Saturday, February 9

The Downtown Mountain Boys

The Downtown Mountain BoysThis is stellar group of Seattle area musicians with traditional bluegrass harmonies and instrumentals. Don't miss them. Take three-part harmonies that send shivers up your spine, add dazzling instrumental firepower, and you have the sound of The DownTown Mountain Boys. Visit the website.

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15,

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Thursday, February 14

Jim Malcolm

JimAward-winning Scottish folk performer Jim Malcolm has garnered many fans in Olympia. He returns from across the waters with his infectious humor, his fine songwriting and singing, and his deft guitar playing, tonight featuring a Valentine/love theme. He routinely gets reviews such as these, “Quietly, unforcefully and undeniably stunning”- Mojo or “A master of well chosen words and melodic inventiveness.” Rock and Reel!

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15,

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Friday, February 15

Jim Malcolm

JimAward-winning Scottish folk performer Jim Malcolm has garnered many fans in Olympia. He returns from across the waters with his infectious humor, his fine songwriting and singing, and his deft guitar playing, tonight featuring a Valentine/love theme. He routinely gets reviews such as these, “Quietly, unforcefully and undeniably stunning”- Mojo or “A master of well chosen words and melodic inventiveness.” Rock and Reel!

7:30 PM, Tickets: $15,

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300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
360-705-2819
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