Out and About: Watch Wilco or Writer, Supporting Space for the Arts


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Indie rock band Wilco will perform on Saturday, October 9 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

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Really great show

Wilco performs on Saturday, October 9 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, an unusually intimate venue for the eclectic indie rock band. The show is sold out, but for those who feel ready to spend a few hours in a space with 1,000 other people, tickets are still available from online resellers. The band is on tour in support of 2019’s “Ode to Joy”, An album that Rolling Stone’s Will Hermes has called the best of the group in years. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test is required for entry.

Book Award winner talks to Lacey

Seattle novelist Nicola griffith, who has won numerous awards for her sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction and memory writing, will speak on Wednesday, October 13 at Lacey. The two “Hild, “a fictional account of the youth of Saint Hilda of Whitby, and “So lucky», A thriller about a woman struggling with multiple sclerosis, a divorce from his wife and a mysterious series of murders, won the award. Washington State Book Prize for fiction. Griffith’s Free Speech, “History: Creating and remaking the world, is part of the program of the University of Saint Martin Les Bailey Writers Series. It takes place at 7 p.m. at the Worthington Center, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey. Masks are mandatory.

Artistic Gala

Olympia lamps, a non-profit art gallery and collaborative workspace, is hosting a fundraising gala on Friday, October 8. The event will feature live music, a raffle and silent auction, as well as a chance to see what the nonprofit has to offer the community. The Lamplighters space is at 211 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Tickets, available online or in store, cost $ 20 and proof of vaccination is required to attend.

A thrill went through freelance writer Molly Gilmore when she wrote “in a space with 1,000 other people.” She talks about what’s happening in Olympia and beyond with Michael Stein of 95.3 KGY-FM from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.


Corina C. Butler

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