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Kaos calendar of events WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH: National Date Today: ●

International Volunteer Day:​​ This day celebrates the people and the organizations who volunteer their time and energy to make other peoples’ lives better. From the volunteer firefighter to a group who organizes toy collections for young children, every act of volunteerism is an act of kindness, a way to pay it forward with no expectation of a kindness or payment in return.

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Smoocho Gusto:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Cascadia Grill, 200 4th Ave W, Olympia. The Sometimes Island | An Unforgettable Live Synth Pop Show:​​ 6 - 7pm at Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia. Solo Jazz artist Vince Brown:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 6 - 8pm at the Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St SW, Olympia. Live Jazz w/ Tarik Bentlemsani, Jessica Blinn and Friends!:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater. The RANK Strangers:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 6:30 - 8:30pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Humpday Hoedown feat. Straw Hat Revival w/ Hopkins Switch:​​ 8 - 11pm at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Wildlife:​​ 4 - 5:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated responses after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job. Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights:​​ 6 - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Santa loves pets too! If your pet is on the nice list this year, bring them to Capital Mall to have their photo taken with Santa. Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Centralia College Faculty Recital:​​ 7pm at the Corbet Theatre, Washington Hall, Centralia College, Centralia. You're invited to hear music faculty from Centralia College performing chamber works and holiday favorites. Featuring Lesley O’Donel, flute, Kathleen Scarborough, violin/viola, Daven Tillinghast, guitar, and Beth May, Piano. Can You Ever Forgive Me?:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. Introvert Karaoke:​​ 7 - 10pm at the Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. Introverts of Olympia, this is your karaoke. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. The Brotherhood Takes Flight 10th Anniversary Show!:​​ 8 - 11pm at The Brotherhood Lounge, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. An aerial show with feats of strength, daring, and artistry. Don't forget to stay and dance with DJ Fir$t Lady! Karaoke Wednesdays:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 8pm - 12am at the Starlight Lounge at Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only.


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Open Mic!:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 9pm - 12am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Whatta ya got to show? Share your talents at open mic!

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 10am - 4:30pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner. Painting Show!:​​ 4 - 7pm in SEM 2 E4107 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. The Theory and Practice of Painting Program is curating a show of student final projects that is open to the public.

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Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Zumba:​​ 5:30 - 6:30pm at Mason County Senior Activities Association, 190 W Sentry Dr, Shelton. Zumba is a lower impact dance fitness program that is a total body workout for anyone. It incorporates dance movement, flexibility, toning and a balanced workout in addition to cardio fitness. Music is fun and guaranteed to get you swinging to the beat. Experienced instructors to lead you through steps. How to be in control in any situation:​​ 6 - 7:15pm at the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia. Learn how to remain in control of our mind in every situation. With this control, act in ways that help others and ourselves. Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo will explain how to control our own actions in ways that bring about happiness for all.

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Morning Bird Walk: ​(​Wednesdays)​ 8am at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Rd. NE, Olympia. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Entrance fee at the gate. Rain or shine, open to the public. Public Training: CPR & AED:​​ 1 - 2:45pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. Thurston County Medic One staff will train you in how to: recognize a problem, initiate the emergency response system, perform compression-only CPR on victims who have reached puberty and older, and deploy an Automated External Defibrillator. Initiating Lactation:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Olympia Obstetrics & Gynecology, 615 Lilly Rd NE #200, Olympia. This class is designed to prepare you and your partner for feeding your newborn. Discuss early breastfeeding norms, how to know if breastfeeding is going well and when to seek help. Learning about how your breasts work and practicing techniques for latching your infant will leave you empowered and prepared for the early postpartum period.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army.


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Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Pastor's Bible Study:​​ 10:30am - 12pm at Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey. Men and women are welcome as we learn even more from these ancient yet contemporary words. Bring your Bible and meet in the library. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil: ​(​Wednesdays​) 12pm - 1pm at the NW corner of Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia. More info online at www.olympiafor.org Green Drinks:​​ 5pm at Northwest Beerwerks, 420 Steele St SE, Olympia. Green Drinks is a no-host networking meet-up for people interested in the environment. It's a casual way to meet others who share your environmental interests or can help you learn about new ones. Evergreen Ecstatic Dance Coop:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 8:30 - 10pm at room 314 of Evergreen’s College Recreation Center, 2745 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. An Evergreen student group for people who love to dance. The group is a safe space where anyone can come together for dancing. DJs welcomed for dance music.

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Let’s Play: The Gingerbread Man:​​ 10 - 10:30am at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Run, Run as fast as you can! Everyone in town chases the Gingerbread Man, but it is Mr. Fox who stops him! The Gingerbread Girl, however, comes to the rescue! Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Silent Reading Party:​​ (​1st Wednesdays)​ 6 - 8pm at the Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St, Seattle. Invented by The Stranger’s Christopher Frizzelle, the reading party takes place in the Fireside Room. The Hotel goes quiet and fills with people. The reading public. The room fills with people who don’t know each other, and they sit very close, sometimes three strangers to a couch. In the Soup: ​7:30pm at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle. A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick.


Kaos calendar of events THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH: National Date Today: ●

National Miner’s Day:​​ This day was created as a day of reflection, when we can show appreciation for the sacrifices, honor the accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hard-working individuals experience. Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in America, and the miners put their lives at risk each and every day as they contend with health and safety issues as well as their uncertainty of the future.

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Burren Band:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Cascadia Grill, 200 4th Ave W, Olympia. Null State, Bridal Party and The Dizzies:​​ 6 - 10pm at the Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge, 404 4th Ave E, Olympia. SPSCC TESC Jazz Big Band:​​ 7 - 10pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Healing Sounds for Sulawesi:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, Olympia. Benefit concert for Tsunami victims. Brewgrass Night: Bitterbrush & Palmer T. Lee: ​8 - 11pm at the Cascadia Brewing Co, 211 4th Ave E, Olympia. Live DJ: ​(​Thursdays)​ 8pm - 12am in the Starlight Lounge at the Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only. PreFunk Thursdays with Dj Drastic:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 8pm - 2am at The Society, 120 4th Ave E, Olympia. 21+ only. Nicole Blair:​​ 10pm - 12am at the Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge, 404 4th Ave E, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Can You Ever Forgive Me?:​​ 4 - 5:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. Game Night:​​ 4 - 7pm at Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. Choose from Speakeasy's collections of games, or you're welcome to bring your own! An Evening of Old Time American Music and Magical Puppet Theater:​​ 6 - 7:45pm at the New Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia. The evening will feature the Sassafras Sisters, three talented Olympia high school students who sing sweet old-time harmonies and play fiddle, guitar, and bass, and String and Shadow Puppet Theater will present ESPERUS: The Janitor. Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Cascadia Poetry Group:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 6 - 9pm at the Three Magnets Brewing Co., 600 Franklin St SE #105, Olympia. Open Mic and poetry features from across the region. Hosted by Kevin Carney and Olympia's 2018 Poetry Grand Slam Champion Lennée Reid. Quiet Wonders: Holiday Concert with Women of Note and Olympia String Consort:​​ 7pm at Shelton High School, 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton. Women of Note invite you to join them for an entertaining evening of music as a memorable part of your Christmas celebrations. Centralia College Choir:​​ 7pm at the Corbet Theatre, Washington Hall, Centralia College, Centralia. You're invited to hear the Centralia College choir and selected soloists perform music by Bach, Whitacre, and others, along with holiday favorites. Directed by Vicki Jardine-Tobin.


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Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 7pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? Love and Revolution:​​ 7pm at 115 Legion Way SW, Olympia. The film showcases the diverse movement where anarchists create free housing for refugees to fight fascists and build a better world! The Laramie Project:​​ 7pm in the Recital Hall of the Communications Building at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. The 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s anti-gay murder. After Matthew’s murder in 1998, members of the Tectonic Theater Project in New York City traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to interview residents about how the attack on Matt had affected the town. These transcripts were transformed into the play ​The Laramie Project.​ Wildlife:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated responses after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 10am - 4:30pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Tai Ji with Hirsh Diamant:​​ (​Thursdays​) 3:30 - 3:50pm on the 3rd Floor Library Mezzanine at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Tai Ji is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Yoga Therapy Lab:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 5:30 - 6:45pm at The Bandha Room, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. This class is focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga asana. Dance Co-op:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 6pm at the Woman's Club Of Olympia, 1002 Washington St SE, Olympia. All ages. Reboot Combat Recovery Course:​​ 6 - 8pm at River Ridge Covenant Church, 7945 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia. Combat Trauma healing course focusing on healing the spiritual and moral injuries of war.

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Arborists Discuss Local Historical Trees at History Talks:​​ 12pm - 1pm at The Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater. There have been many stories in recent years about historic trees in the South Sound area, including the Bush Butternut Tree. Two local arborists will share their insight and expertise on this interesting subject.


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The IN Team:​​ (​Thursdays​) 7:45 - 9am at O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way E, Olympia. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM! Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Olympia Breastfeeding Drop-in Group: ​(​Thursdays​) 10am - 12pm at the Family Support Center, 201 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Sponsored by South Sound Breastfeeding Network. Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Ribbon Cutting for The Cabin Tavern Bar & Grill:​​ 4 - 4:30pm at The Cabin Tavern 1749 Olympic Hwy S, Shelton. The Cabin Tavern Bar & Grill is opening under new ownership. 30 Days & 30 Nights: Adventures along the Empire Builder:​​ 5 - 6:30pm at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE, Lacey. Faith Hagenhofer and Doug “Off” White have made the round trip by rail on AMTRAK’s Empire Builder over 20 times. This train journey travels Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, and Oregon, with 30 stops from the Mississippi River to the Columbia River. They will share basic research, images, and observations gathered for future art-making purposes. Saint Martin's Christmas under the Canopy Concert:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Saint Martin's University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey. You're invited to celebrate the season with an Advent Vespers Service, candle-lit procession, tree lighting and the Christmas under the Canopy Concert. Enjoy an evening of prayerful reflection, joyful celebration, a holiday musical extravaganza, and warm memories. Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table:​​ 7:30 - 8:45pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia. Langdon Cook travels through salmon country, seeking the last great wild food on our menu. The result is an in-depth look at the tension between nature and civilization and how our own fate is intertwined with these inspiring fish.

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Let’s Play: The Gingerbread Man:​​ 10 - 10:30am at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Run, Run as fast as you can! Everyone in town chases the Gingerbread Man, but it is Mr. Fox who stops him! The Gingerbread Girl, however, comes to the rescue! Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Toddler Storytime:​​ 10:30 - 11am at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. Children age 2 are invited to join in a program of simple stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games that their participating caregivers can enjoy together. Explorer's Club: Tinkers Corner:​​ 3:30 - 5pm at the Tenino Timberland Library, 172 W Central Ave, Tenino. The library will feature hands-on fun that will explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math for 1st - 5th graders. Tween Yoga:​​ 4:10 - 5:10pm at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Children ages 8-13 are invited to this creative kids yoga class! Children can stretch and strengthen body and mind to gain confidence and peace.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors.


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WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Gender Justice Awards 2018:​​ 6 - 9pm at the Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mt Rainier Dr S, Seattle. The 2018 Gender Justice Awards will highlight and showcase the incredible activism and culture creation of Trans and allied activists and artists who have made incredible strides for Trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender diverse people in the Pacific Northwest. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling. Seattle StorySLAM:​​ (​1st Thursdays)​ 8pm at Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle. A live amateur storytelling competition in which audience members put their names in a hat and are randomly chosen to tell stories on a theme.


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International Civil Aviation Day:​​ The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was established in 1944 by the U.N. General Assembly to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The celebration highlights the importance of international civil aviation and its impact on social and economic development. It also helps to demonstrate the role of the ICAO in promoting safety, efficiency, and regularity of international air transport.

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The Joe Mailhot Jazz Duet:​​ (​ ​Fridays)​ ​ 6 ​ :30 - 8:30pm at the Basilico Ristorante, 507 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Anuhea - All Is Bright Tour w/ Ethan Tucker Band:​​ 7:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. Dead Country Gentlemen W/ Forty Feet Tall:​​ 9pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia. The True Loves!:​​ 9pm - 12am at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Variations / Mè Pistolá / 25c Ride:​​ 9pm - 12am at the Lucky Liquor, 10325 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila. Emerald City 5:​​ 9pm - 1am at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino, 12819 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults:​​ 12:10pm - 12:50pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia. Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction. This month Snow will read two classic tales by one of short fiction's titans, Bernard Malamud. Warm Stories for Chilly Days:​​ 3 - 4pm at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE, Lacey. Master storyteller Elizabeth Lord shares tales that will enchant and delight the whole family. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Shelton PD Video Launch Party:​​ 4 - 4:30pm at El Sarape 3, 318 W Railroad Ave, Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff's Office has challenged the Shelton Police Department to a lip sync challenge. You're invited for the worldwide release of the Shelton Police Department lip sync video. This video features Washington native country artist Dakota Poorman's original song "On A Roll." Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs Chef's Dinner:​​ 6 - 9pm at The Mouse Trap, 408 Washington St SE, Olympia. Austin Navarre is creating a unique dinner designed around Salish Sea's: Fennel, Honeybush, Maple, Jasmine and Thyme Organic Liqueurs! Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 7pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? The Laramie Project:​​ 7pm in the Recital Hall of the Communications Building at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. The 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s anti-gay murder. After Matthew’s murder in 1998, members of the Tectonic Theater Project in New York City traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to interview residents about how the attack on Matt had affected the town. These transcripts were transformed into the play ​The Laramie Project.​


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The Wizards of Winter:​​ 7 - 9pm at the Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 WA-108, Shelton. A Holiday Rock Event for music lovers! Featuring former members of Classic Rock giants--The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow Ted Nugent Band and The Irish Tenors along with Broadway and Theater veterans. A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. A Tribute to the Savoy Ballroom:​​ 7:30pm in Purce Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. The Evergreen Singers and the SPSCC Jazz Band present a Tribute to the Savoy Ballroom: classic big band swing tunes plus Lindy Hop dancers recreate the great dance bands of the 1930s and '40s. 12 Angry Jurors:​​ 7:30pm at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Dr SE, Olympia. An adapted stage play of the classic movie ‘12 Angry Men.’ Capital City Chorus: Christmas with the Chorus:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. Capital City Chorus presents the first annual Christmas with the Chorus! This concert also features music from the Olympia Youth Chorus. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. The production features guest artists from New York City, 200+ local dancers, stunning choreographing, and beautiful costumes. Shrek the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10:30pm at The Triad Theater, 102 E Yelm Ave, Yelm. Shrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. Tribute to the Savoy Ballroom:​​ 8pm in Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. The Jazz Band is directed by James Schneider and will feature classic swing tunes from the 1930s and 40s, featuring the Shimmy Shack Swingers. RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular:​​ 8 - 9pm at Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. A seasonal themed special episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. The special will see eight former contestants compete for the title of America's first Drag Race Christmas Queen. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Ho Ho wHo is She? - A Festive Free Range Drag Show:​​ 10pm - 12am at the Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge, 404 4th Ave E, Olympia. A Festive Free Range Drag Show Special Guests the Vanity Sisters, GiGi Kimochi & Ms. Tasha! 21+ only.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.


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Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Infusion Fridays:​​ 8 - 10pm at Fusion Physical Therapy & Pilates, 302 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Infusion Fridays are for people looking to share an Embodied approach to life, learn new things, meet an incredible community of people who love Dance, the Arts, an appreciation for the Sacred, and who want to have fun!

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Justice-Involved Student Group:​​ (​Fridays​) 3 - 4pm in SEM II E2115 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Justice-Involved is coordinated by formerly incarcerated students, building community, working towards equity and systemic change in support of those marginalized by an unjust system. Hot Cocoa Fridays:​​ 4 - 6pm at Revel Lacey, 211 Hoh St SE, Lacey. Enjoy a cup of gourmet hot cocoa as you gather around the fireplace with friends and new neighbors. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil:​​ (​Fridays​) 4:30 - 6pm at Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia. More information online at: olympiafor.org

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Longhouse Holiday Native Art Fair:​​ 11am - 6pm at the Evergreen Longhouse, 2800 Dogtooth Ln NW, Olympia. Over 40 Native artists offering original art work in many different price ranges. Weavings, Carvings, jewelry, clothing, and so much more. There will also be pictures with Santa.

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Sensory Friendly Storytime:​​ 9 - 9:45am at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. Storytime for children with autism and other special needs. Let’s Play: The Gingerbread Man:​​ 10 - 10:30am at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Run, Run as fast as you can! Everyone in town chases the Gingerbread Man, but it is Mr. Fox who stops him! The Gingerbread Girl, however, comes to the rescue! Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Celebrate with Cooking:​​ 5 - 8pm at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Learn to make and bake sweet treats to add to your family’s year-end celebrations. Students can practice everything involved in the art of baking including stirring, measuring, scooping, and oven safety. ​For Blind and Low Vision students, Ages 9 - 21. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree:​​ 6 - 8pm at Evergreen Christian Community, 1000 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. An evening of Christmas karaoke, gingerbread men decorating, Christmas movie trivia, hot cocoa and cider, popcorn contests, rock painting, and more. Signing Santa:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Chambers Prairie Elementary, 6501 Virginia St SE, Lacey. This program brings deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families, friends, and the community together. It's a chance for children to gather and experience the spirit of giving, meet new friends, and promote awareness of the deaf community.


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Yule Ball:​​ 7 - 10pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. You are cordially invited to attend this year's Yule Ball. Experience a night of well-mannered frivolity, filled with magic and enchantment not usually seen in the muggle world. The evening will include hors-d'oeuvres, entertainment, and dancing in a celebration of all things Harry Potter. ​This event is only for teens.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. Winter Solstice Night Market:​​ 5 - 10pm at Magnuson Park Hangar 30, 6310 NE 74th St, Seattle. Over 100 local pop-ups showcasing handmade, vintage to delicious street food with music and libations. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Advance Base:​​ 7pm at Barboza, 925 E Pike St, Seattle. This event is 21+ only. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. In the Soup: ​7:30pm at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle. A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling.


Kaos calendar of events SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH: National Date Today: ●

SKYWARN Recognition Day:​​ SKYWARN Recognition Day was created in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) to recognize the importance that amateur radio provides during severe weather. When the sky turns dark or the wind picks up, public service volunteers provide essential weather information as it’s happening.

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Ron Greene | In Honor of a Critic | A Bluesy Singer Songwriter Musical:​​ 6 - 7pm at Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia. Vince Brown and Aaron Wolff:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Collate, UK Gold, Outdoor Voices:​​ 7pm at the Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge, 404 4th Ave E, Olympia. Rullen:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Tart Cider, LLC., 8024 River Dr SE suite 303, Olympia. Kate Dinsmore:​​ 7 - 9pm at the Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater. Cool Breeze:​​ 7 - 9pm at Tart Cider, LLC., 8024 River Dr SE suite 303, Olympia. Whiskey Pillow Album Release with Black Crabbe:​​ 8pm - 12am at the Cascadia Brewing Co, 211 4th Ave E, Olympia. The California Honeydrops!:​​ 8:30pm - 1:30am at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Prairie Fire Band: ​9 - 11pm at Infernos Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar, 111 Tumwater Blvd SE, Tumwater. Poltersleep / 2 Libras:​​ 9pm - 12am at the Lucky Liquor, 10325 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila. Emerald City 5:​​ 9pm - 1am at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino, 12819 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia. F R U I T O P I A ~Devour: ​10pm - 2am at the Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge, 404 4th Ave E, Olympia.

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Leavenworth Lighting Adventure Bus:​​ 7:45am - 10pm at Martin Way Park & Ride, Lacey. An Adventure to Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival. Round trip transportation from Olympia on a Luxury Motorcoach with tour escort. Pastries and water on board. Enjoy Leavenworth on your own approx 12 - 5pm. Departs Leavenworth following Lighting Ceremony and returning to Lacey by 10pm. Santa Mobile:​​ 10am - 4pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Selfies:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union. Capture the spirit of the season by taking your photo with Santa! This is a complimentary experience open to both hotel guests and community members. Santa at the Farmers Market:​​ 12pm - 2pm at The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Santa will be walking around the Market with Mrs. Claus for pictures and giving out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer! Tenino's Great Cookie Exchange: ​12pm - 2:30pm at the Tenino Timberland Library, 172 W Central Ave, Tenino. Boxes, tissue, and decorations will be provided. Classic holiday films will be playing and there will be children's crafts as well. Cider, tea, or hot cocoa will be available. Carols at the Capitol:​​ 1:30 - 3pm at the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, 1500 Jefferson St SE, Olympia. Music, dance and other activities to start the Advent Season. Olympia Harp Circle:​​ 1:30 - 4:30pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. Tumwater. You are invited to join the Olympia Harp Circle of the Puget Sound Folk Harp Society. Harpers of any level welcome as well as listeners. More info at www.pugetsoundfolkharpsociety.org


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Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 2pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. The production features guest artists from New York City, 200+ local dancers, stunning choreographing, and beautiful costumes. 16th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival:​​ 2 - 5pm at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater. You're invited to enjoy community and school choir performances, decorate cookies, meet Miss Thurston County 2019 Brielle Bryan, enter raffles to win prizes, and watch the ceremonial tree lighting. After the tree has been lit, there will be a special visit from Santa Claus who will arrive on an antique fire truck to share some holiday cheer (and maybe a candy cane or two)! Annual Ugly Sweater Party:​​ 5 - 9pm at the Top Rung Brewing Company, 8343 Hogum Bay Ln NE, Lacey. Adults 21+ are allowed to enter the competition! Wicked Pies Pizza will be slinging up some tasty pizza for your enjoyment! The Laramie Project:​​ 7pm in the Recital Hall of the Communications Building at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. The 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s anti-gay murder. After Matthew’s murder in 1998, members of the Tectonic Theater Project in New York City traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to interview residents about how the attack on Matt had affected the town. These transcripts were transformed into the play ​The Laramie Project.​ A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. 12 Angry Jurors:​​ 7:30pm at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Dr SE, Olympia. An adapted stage play of the classic movie ‘12 Angry Men.’ Capital City Chorus: Christmas with the Chorus:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. Capital City Chorus presents the first annual Christmas with the Chorus! This concert also features music from the Olympia Youth Chorus. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Contra Dance:​​ (​1st, 2nd & 4th Saturdays)​ 7:30 - 10:30pm at South Bay Grange Hall, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd NE, Olympia. Live music and dancing. Beginner’s orientation at 7. No experience or partner necessary. Shrek the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10:30pm at The Triad Theater, 102 E Yelm Ave, Yelm. Shrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Karaoke!:​​ (​Fridays and Saturdays​) 9pm - 2am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Who doesn't love some good old amateur performance?

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Saturdays)​ 6am - 10pm on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences.


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Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 12pm - 4pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim.

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Encampment Support Workshop:​​ 1:30 - 4pm at The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia. Learn about encampments in our community- why they exist, the realities they face, the challenges residents & their neighbors are dealing with, and how you can get involved in supporting the survival of unhoused community members.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser:​​ 9 - 11:30am at West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, 10828 Littlerock Rd SW, Olympia. All proceeds support community families. Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Writer's & Artists Meetup!:​​ 11am - 1pm at Olympic Cards & Comics, 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Fellow novelists, poets, scriptwriters, graphic novelists, and other writers and artists are invited for constructive critique, workshopping, brainstorming and anything else those assembled wish to add in support of the creative endeavors. Jingle All The Warmth - Blanket Drive:​​ 2 - 5pm at Iron Sight Barbell Club, 1225 Ruddell Rd SE suite e, Lacey. Iron Sight Barbell Club is collecting blankets, socks, mittens and other warm winter clothes for our local homeless population this holiday season. They will be projecting the movie Jingle All The Way in the gym.

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Centralia Christmas Market:​​ 9am - 5pm at the Centralia Station, 210 Railroad Ave, Centralia. Local craft vendors selling unique handcrafted items for the Christmas Market, live music, food, and more! The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community. Annual Holiday Bazaar:​​ 10am - 4pm at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St SE, Lacey. Handmade, homemade, direct sales and baked goods and so much more from nearly 100 vendors! DUCK the MALLS - Holiday Arts & Crafts Event!:​​ 11am - 4pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. Duck the Malls has become a holiday tradition and draws a huge part of our community members wanting another great opportunity to shop locally, creatively, and alternatively for the holidays and support true craftsmanship! Longhouse Holiday Native Art Fair:​​ 11am - 6pm at the Evergreen Longhouse, 2800 Dogtooth Ln NW, Olympia. Over 40 Native artists offering original art work in many different price ranges. Weavings, Carvings, jewelry, clothing, and so much more. There will also be pictures with Santa.


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Let’s Play: The Gingerbread Man:​​ 10 - 10:30am at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Run, Run as fast as you can! Everyone in town chases the Gingerbread Man, but it is Mr. Fox who stops him! The Gingerbread Girl, however, comes to the rescue! Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Big Builders Preschool Class:​​ (​Saturdays)​ 12:30pm - 1:15pm at E2 Young Engineers, 4331-B Lacey Blvd SE Suite 102, Lacey. A class for 4- and 5-year-olds to start learning about science, physics and mechanical engineering while playing with K'Nex. Students can learn vocabulary and concepts that are applied in what they are building each class period.

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Winterfest Ice Sculpting:​​ 12pm - 2pm at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle. Artistry and ice unite in a glorious and temporal expression of the season. Watch internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists at work as they create seasonal sculptures - or stop by later to see the glistening result. Each Saturday an ice master will carve a different design. Winter Solstice Night Market:​​ 12pm - 8pm at Magnuson Park Hangar 30, 6310 NE 74th St, Seattle. Over 100 local pop-ups showcasing handmade, vintage to delicious street food with music and libations. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling. PNW Black Pride Masquerade Party:​​ 10pm - 1am at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle. Pacific Northwest Black Pride cordially invites you to “Unmasking the Stigma” Masquerade Party 2018. Northwest Black Pride serves to educate, support, and celebrate equity for all people. They seek to inspire communities of color to preserve our place in history and to advance new opportunities for the future.


Kaos calendar of events SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH: National Date Today: ●

International Anti-corruption Day:​​ Corruption comes in many forms and happens in both developed and undeveloped countries. It affects the social, political and economic development of entire nations. It’s a crime that can bring down a government or destroy a business, but it is usually the poorest who are most commonly the victim. This day brings awareness to these issues and brings the citizens of the world together to fight this crime on a global basis.

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Lindsay Clark | Night of Experimental & Traditional Folk Music:​​ 6 - 7pm at Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia. Smoke-N-Blues Jam: ​(​Sundays​) 6 - 9pm at O'Malley's Lounge, 2200 Garfield Ave NW, Olympia.

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Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 8pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Selfies:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union. Capture the spirit of the season by taking your photo with Santa! This is a complimentary experience open to both hotel guests and community members. Sounds of the Season:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Santa at the Farmers Market:​​ 12pm - 2pm at The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Santa will be walking around the Market with Mrs. Claus for pictures and giving out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer! 3v3 Floorball Youth & Adult League:​​ 12pm - 7pm at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St SE, Lacey. Floorball is a hockey type of sport that is fun, fast, and low contact. No protective equipment is required to play, but you’ll get a great workout and have a lot of fun in an inclusive environment. Boys, Girls, Men, Women all invited. No experience needed. A Christmas Story: ​1:55 - 4pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 2pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 2 - 4pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker:​​ 2 - 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. The production features guest artists from New York City, 200+ local dancers, stunning choreographing, and beautiful costumes. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 2 - 4pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Shrek the Musical:​​ 3 - 6pm at The Triad Theater, 102 E Yelm Ave, Yelm. Shrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess


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and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales. Santa Mobile:​​ 4 - 6pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. ♬ Old Time Folk Jam! ♬:​​ (​2nd Sundays)​ 4 - 7pm at the Cascadia Brewing Co, 211 4th Ave E, Olympia. Traditional and improvisational folk tunes. Hanukkah Party!:​​ 5pm at Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE, Olympia. Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah together at Temple Beth Hatfiloh! You're welcome to bring your menorah for a communal candle-lighting, followed by latkes, food, games, crafts, and fun! Studio West Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker:​​ 5 - 7pm at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. You're invited to be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. Shake It Up Tribal:​​ 6 - 7pm at the Great Cuisine of India, 1002 116 4th Ave W #10, Olympia. The mesmerizing, talented, sassy women of Shake It Up Tribal! Movie Night: ​(​Sundays)​ ​ ​7pm at the Brotherhood Tavern, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. 21+. You can visit thebrotherhoodlounge.com for more details. Broadway Olympia: Rocky Horror Karaoke Night:​​ (​Sundays)​ 8 - 11pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Whether you sing Country, Broadway, or Rock, Karaoke goes next level when you take the stage. Frequent guest appearances from Broadway Olympia performers.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 11am - 5pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Mat + Nap - Stretch & Relax:​​ 5:30 - 6:50pm at Perennial Pilates, 515 State Ave NE, Olympia. This class is the perfect opportunity for some nurturing self-care. Class starts with 50 minutes of gentle Pilates Mat exercises and concludes with 25 minutes of optional guided relaxation.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Maintaining the Beauty of the Park:​​ (​Sundays​) 11am - 1pm at West Central Park, 1919 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. Help keep the park looking lovely with gardening, pruning, litter pickup, bird and bee house painting, and much more! There are also frequent indoor projects available during the colder days. Angel Trees:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Hope House​​: (​ ​Sundays)​ 6pm at Hope House First Presbyterian Church, 196 W Central Ave, Tenino. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at wa-al-anon.org New Attitudes​​: ​(​Sundays​) 7pm at Yelm United Methodist Church, 408 2nd St SE, Yelm. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at​ w ​ a-al-anon.org


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Rage Salon of Girrl Sxxx:​​ 7 - 10pm at Apreva, 115 Legion Way SW, Olympia. An open forum for improvised performance art.

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The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community. Centralia Christmas Market:​​ 10am - 4pm at the Centralia Station, 210 Railroad Ave, Centralia. Local craft vendors selling unique handcrafted items for the Christmas Market, live music, food, and more!

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Let’s Play: The Gingerbread Man:​​ 10 - 10:30am at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Run, Run as fast as you can! Everyone in town chases the Gingerbread Man, but it is Mr. Fox who stops him! The Gingerbread Girl, however, comes to the rescue! Photos with Santa:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

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Black Owl Market - Winter Moon:​​ 12pm - 6pm at Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Boylston Ave E, Seattle. A selection of vendors new and returning will bring the finest wares for the most discerning holiday shoppers. All ages, with a 21+ beer garden. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 3 - 5:30pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


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Human Rights Day:​​ This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

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Naomi Morgan | MASQUERADE | An Signature Cabaret Event:​​ 6 - 7pm at Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia. Music Mondays with Featured Artists:​​ (​ ​Mondays)​ 6 - 8pm at Dillinger's Cocktails, Kitchen & Rum Room, 406 Washington St SE, Olympia. The South Sound Swing Orchestra:​​ 8 - 10:30pm at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Night Road Ride with Colleen:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 7:30pm at Joy Ride Bikes, 1225 Ruddell Rd SE d, Lacey. You're invited for Monday night road rides with Colleen. These 1.5-2 hour romps will go up and down the Chehalis Western trail and surrounding area. This is a no drop ride, so no one will be left behind. Knitter's Night:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You’re invited to bring your yarn, needle and craft projects! Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Mark Iler: Arbutus Open Mic:​​ (​2nd Mondays)​ 6 - 9:30pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Open genre, all ages, any acoustic instrument. No spoken word. This event is intended to support musicians. Studio West Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. You're invited to be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. Besties Bingo Night:​​ (​Mondays)​ 7 - 8:30pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. Amazing leggings and fun give away prizes! Acoustic Open Mic:​​ 7 - 9pm at the Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia. All ages. If you’d like to sign up and perform, you’re welcome to arrive between 6 - 6:45pm.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 10am - 4:30pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim.


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Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Postnatal Yoga: ​(​Mondays​) 10:45 - 11:45am at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Postnatal Yoga supports new mothers and caregivers to develop their relationships with their babies, and their communities. This class is best suited to caregivers of children who are not yet walking. Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Women's Health Clinic:​​ 5:30 - 8pm at The Olympia Free Clinic, 108 State Ave NW, Olympia. Women's Health Clinic is provided to ensure all women seeking health care specific to women can obtain such care with easy access.

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Fiddle Lessons!:​​ (​Mondays)​ 10am - 7pm at Olyfiddle- Fiddle and Violin Instruction, Dickinson Ave NW, Olympia. No experience necessary, open to ages 8 and older. Intermediate Ukulele Class:​​ 5:30 - 6:30pm at the Jason Hogle Music Studio, 825 Legion Way SE, Olympia. This class is for students who know open chords and some bar chords and note reading. The class will explore rhythm via strumming patterns, fingerstyle picking, single-note melodies, and harmonic structures using chord substitution to fulfill our harmonic expectations. Belly Dance:​​ (​Mondays)​ 6 - 8pm at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Instructor Amira has belly danced for over 20 years, studied with Egyptian masters, and has won national awards in Middle Eastern dance. Whether you want to perform professionally or just want to dance for the exercise and camaraderie, Amira's enthusiasm and respect for this dance form will help you blossom. Vitsit www.amira.dance/classes.html for more information.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Q-Connections Networking Meeting:​​ 11:30am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You're welcome to join other business leaders at Lacey's newest networking event. Smart Talks:​​ (​Mondays)​ 12pm - 1pm at Flying Top Deli, 1870 Barnes Blvd SW, Tumwater. A weekly round table discussion lead by fellow young professionals about current events, community topics, and ways to help you grow as a young professional. Just for Today:​​ (​ ​Mondays)​ ​ 7 ​ :30pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More info online at: wa-al-anon.org

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.


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WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading:​​ (​2nd Mondays​) 7pm at Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle. The AAWA, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.


Kaos calendar of events TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH: National Date Today: ●

International Mountain Day:​​ This day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.

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Music TUESDAYS:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 4 - 6pm at Stonewall Youth- Olympia, 112 State Ave NE, Olympia. For LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under. Chad Shue:​​ 6 - 8pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Guided Tour of the Schmidt House:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at The Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater. The Schmidt House’s caretaker for almost 60 years, Bob Crim, leads the tour of the house and grounds. His stories captivate visitors, as they tour through the three top levels of the house, the treasures of the basement archives, and special surprises that the public does not get to see. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. OlySwing Dance Night:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 5pm - 12am at the Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue, 805 4th Ave E, Olympia. All ages. No partner or experience necessary. More information online at olyswing.com Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Star Trek RPG:​​ 6 - 9pm at PLAYlive Nation, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW #373, Olympia. Roll the dice and see where your adventure leads! Open Mic Night:​​ 8 - 11pm at Oly Underground, 109 Legion Way SW​ O ​ lympia. Game Night - Battle Royale:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 8:15 - 11:15pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. You're invited for a fun game or battle style shopping! Tassel Tuesday – A Burlesque Revue​​: (​2nd Tuesdays)​ 8:30pm at the Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Presented by Rock Candy Burlesque. 21+ only.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 10am - 4:30pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.


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Campus Food Bank:​​ ​(​Tuesdays​)​ 4 - 6pm in Seminar II, Room E2123 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. A satellite of the Thurston County Food Bank, making non-perishable food available to Thurston County residents. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Campus Food Coalition. Core Fitness Belly Dance Workout:​​ 6:30 - 7:30pm at Nearing Total Health, 4520 Intelco Loop SE bldg 3, Lacey. Shake, shimmy and shine in this high energy core fitness class! Hour of Power:​​ 7 - 8pm at Airbound Arts, 312 Columbia St NW, Olympia. All-levels aerial strength conditioning. One hour of circuit-style strength building, using the apparatuses.

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Tech Tuesdays with Tygart Media:​​ 1 - 2pm at the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, 215 W Railroad Ave, Shelton. You're invited for drop-in info sessions about online marketing skills or learning how to start out. For Parents: "The Impact of Trauma":​​ 6 - 8pm at South Sound High School, 411 College St NE, Lacey. Scott Hanauer and Rand Hodgson will discuss the impact of trauma on the brain and how learning is affected, family stressors, the lifelong impact of trauma, resiliency, and parenting skills.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Tea Tuesdays:​​ 11:30am - 12:30pm at Brilliant Moon, 221 W Railroad Ave Suite A, Shelton. A cup of "featured tea of the week" and great conversation. Native American Drumming and Singing:​​ 11:30am - 2pm at Cove Crystal Shop, 510 SE Old Arcadia Rd, Shelton. Facilitated by Vicki Nelson. All are welcome. The IN Team:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 11:45am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM! Be Our Guest - Toastmasters:​​ 12:05pm - 12:55pm in Room 2330 at Jefferson Speakers, 1500 Jefferson St SE, Olympia. Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow, both personally and professionally. You can meet a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. Public Hearing on Final Marijuana Regulations:​​ 3pm at the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia. The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to accept public testimony on final regulations for state-licensed marijuana producers, processors, and retailers. The Board will be considering making the current interim regulations permanent. Evergreen Bike Shop Presents Lady & Trans Night:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 4 - 8pm at The Bike Shop, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia. Lady & Trans Night is a celebration of the lady and trans community. We invite people that identify as women or trans to create a safe space at The Bike Shop. Lady and Trans Night is about having fun, building community, and wrenching on bikes.

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.


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Dog Tales:​​ 4 - 4:30pm at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W Alder St, Shelton. Koji is a trained therapy dog with Tail Waggin' Tutors. He loves meeting new people and kids reading to him. Young Yogis:​​ 4:10 - 5:10pm at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Children ages 5-9 can join this creative kids yoga class! Children can stretch and strengthen their body and mind to gain confidence and peace.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. The Round:​​ (​2nd Tuesdays​) 8pm at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle. This event brings together 3 different songwriters often with some backing musicians who collaborate live onstage while performing their own songs in turn. A slam poet or two also perform in between each “round” of songs and live painters/visual artists are creating on the side.


Kaos calendar of events WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH: National Date Today: ●

Gingerbread House Day:​​ A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. The Brothers’ Grimm came up with the idea of a gingerbread house through their tale of Hansel and Gretel. It didn’t take long for the German gingerbread guilds to pick up the idea and put it to a more festive use making snowy cottages made from the spicy-sweet treat.

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Smoocho Gusto:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Cascadia Grill, 200 4th Ave W, Olympia. Solo Jazz artist Vince Brown:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 6 - 8pm at the Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St SW, Olympia. Live Music w/ Monk Flower:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater. All ages until 7pm. The RANK Strangers:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 6:30 - 8:30pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Can You Ever Forgive Me?:​​ 4 - 5:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights:​​ 6 - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Santa loves pets too! If your pet is on the nice list this year, bring them to Capital Mall to have their photo taken with Santa. Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Wildlife:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated responses after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job. Introvert Karaoke:​​ 7 - 10pm at the Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. Introverts of Olympia, this is your karaoke. Karaoke Wednesdays:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 8pm - 12am at the Starlight Lounge at Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only. Open Mic!:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 9pm - 12am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Whatta ya got to show? Share your talents at open mic!

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 10am - 4:30pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim.


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Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Zumba:​​ 5:30 - 6:30pm at Mason County Senior Activities Association, 190 W Sentry Dr, Shelton. Zumba is a lower impact dance fitness program that is a total body workout for anyone. It incorporates dance movement, flexibility, toning and a balanced workout in addition to cardio fitness. Music is fun and guaranteed to get you swinging to the beat. Experienced instructors to lead you through steps. How to be in control in any situation:​​ 6 - 7:15pm at the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia. Learn how to remain in control of our mind in every situation. With this control, act in ways that help others and ourselves. Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo will explain how to control our own actions in ways that bring about happiness for all.

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Morning Bird Walk: ​(​Wednesdays)​ 8am at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Rd. NE, Olympia. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Entrance fee at the gate. Rain or shine, open to the public.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Pastor's Bible Study:​​ 10:30am - 12pm at Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey. Men and women are welcome as we learn even more from these ancient yet contemporary words. Bring your Bible and meet in the library. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil: ​(​Wednesdays​) 12pm - 1pm at the NW corner of Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia. More info online at www.olympiafor.org Newcomer Introductory Instruction:​​ (​2nd and 4th Wednesdays)​ 6pm at the Olympia Zen Center, 3248 39th Way NE, Olympia. With meditation & ceremony. Reservations available by phone at (360) 357-2835 Evergreen Ecstatic Dance Coop:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 8:30 - 10pm at room 314 of Evergreen’s College Recreation Center, 2745 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. An Evergreen student group for people who love to dance. The group is a safe space where anyone can come together for dancing. DJs welcomed for dance music.

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.


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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. Pundamonium:​​ (​2nd Wednesday and 4th Sunday​) 6:30pm at the Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle. Punslam competition and show, you can compete, witness, or judge! A Drag Queen Christmas:​​ 8 - 11pm at the Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle. It’s a hilarious evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from the reality television show on VH1. All ages welcome (warning: adult comedy).


Kaos calendar of events THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH: National Date Today: ●

National Guard Birthday:​​ On December 13 of 1636, a direct declaration by the Massachusetts General Court established, for the first time in the American Colonies, an official militia. The resolution required that all able-bodied men from age 16 to 60 were expected to join. While less-organized militia existed at the time, this legal document brought them together under a formal establishment. This organization today is known as the National Guard.

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Live DJ: ​(​Thursdays)​ 8pm - 12am in the Starlight Lounge at the Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only. PreFunk Thursdays with Dj Drastic:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 8pm - 2am at The Society, 120 4th Ave E, Olympia. 21+ only. Jordan Hull, The Purple Shadows:​​ 8:30 - 11:30pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. PageTurners Book Discussion​​:​ ​1 - 2:30pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. More information at (360) 943-7790 Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Wildlife:​​ 4 - 5:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated responses after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job. Game Night:​​ 4 - 7pm at Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. Choose from Speakeasy's collections of games, or you're welcome to bring your own! 23rd Annual Nutcracker:​​ 6pm at the Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia. Performed by Southwest Washington Dance Center. Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Cascadia Poetry Group:​​ (​Thursdays​) 6 - 9pm at the Three Magnets Brewing Co., 600 Franklin St SE #105, Olympia. Open Mic and poetry features from across the region. Hosted by Kevin Carney and Olympia's 2018 Poetry Grand Slam Champion Lennée Reid. Can You Ever Forgive Me?:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. Studio West Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker:​​ 7 - 9pm at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. You're invited to be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.


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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 10am - 4:30pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner. Student Art Exhibit:​​ 2 - 8:50pm in the Art Annex 2104 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Walk Soft the Water-Lily Field: Works of Art by Daniel August.

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Tai Ji with Hirsh Diamant:​​ (​Thursdays​) 3:30 - 3:50pm on the 3rd Floor Library Mezzanine at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Tai Ji is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Yoga Therapy Lab:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 5:30 - 6:45pm at The Bandha Room, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. This class is focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga asana. Dance Co-op:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 6pm at the Woman's Club Of Olympia, 1002 Washington St SE, Olympia. All ages.

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The IN Team:​​ (​Thursdays​) 7:45 - 9am at O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way E, Olympia. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM! Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Olympia Breastfeeding Drop-in Group: ​(​Thursdays)​ 10am - 12pm at the Family Support Center, 201 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Sponsored by South Sound Breastfeeding Network. Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted.

Children / Games: ●

Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Tween Yoga:​​ 4:10 - 5:10pm at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Children ages 8-13 are invited to this creative kids yoga class! Children can stretch and strengthen body and mind to gain confidence and peace.


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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling.


Kaos calendar of events FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH: National Date Today: ●

World Monkey Day:​​ Monkey Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated internationally. While the holiday is mainly about monkeys, it also celebrates other non-human primates such as apes, tarsiers, and lemurs. The holiday was started in 2000 when artist Casey Sorrow, an art student at Michigan State University, jokingly scribbled Monkey Day on a friend’s calendar. It gained notoriety and since then, Monkey Day has been celebrated internationally, across countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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The Joe Mailhot Jazz Duet:​​ ​(​Fridays​)​ 6 ​ :30 - 8:30pm at the Basilico Ristorante, 507 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Altai Kai- Throat Singers from Altai Republic:​​ 7:30 - 10:30pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Filthy Traitors / Black Doubt / Teen Cat:​​ 9pm - 12am at the Lucky Liquor, 10325 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila. Stone Riot:​​ 9pm - 1am at O'Malley's Lounge, 2200 Garfield Ave NW, Olympia. The Lowest Pair:​​ 9pm - 1am at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Drainbows/ Dadoerachi/ Young Siracha: ​10pm - 1:30am at Le Voyeur Cafe and Lounge, 404 4th Ave E, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki:​​ 6:30 - 8pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 7pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? Studio West Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker:​​ 7 - 9pm at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. You're invited to be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. 12 Angry Jurors:​​ 7:30pm at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Dr SE, Olympia. An adapted stage play of the classic movie ‘12 Angry Men.’ 23rd Annual Nutcracker:​​ 7:30pm at the Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia. Performed by Southwest Washington Dance Center. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.


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Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. The production features guest artists from New York City, 200+ local dancers, stunning choreographing, and beautiful costumes. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Infusion Fridays:​​ 8 - 10pm at Fusion Physical Therapy & Pilates, 302 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Infusion Fridays are for people looking to share an Embodied approach to life, learn new things, meet an incredible community of people who love Dance, the Arts, an appreciation for the Sacred, and who want to have fun!

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Justice-Involved Student Group:​​ (​Fridays​) 3 - 4pm in SEM II E2115 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Justice-Involved is coordinated by formerly incarcerated students, building community, working towards equity and systemic change in support of those marginalized by an unjust system. Hot Cocoa Fridays:​​ 4 - 6pm at Revel Lacey, 211 Hoh St SE, Lacey. Enjoy a cup of gourmet hot cocoa as you gather around the fireplace with friends and new neighbors. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil:​​ (​Fridays)​ 4:30 - 6pm at Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia. More information online at: olympiafor.org

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Sensory Friendly Storytime:​​ 9 - 9:45am at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. Storytime for children with autism and other special needs. Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.


Kaos calendar of events Seattle Spotlight: ●

Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Waterways Cruises and Events, 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle. You're invited to come aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht as they take place among dozens of festively decorated boats in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Sip on hot apple cider or a handcrafted winter cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the dazzling displays of holiday lights as you cruise. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling.


Kaos calendar of events SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH: National Date Today: ●

Bill of Rights Day:​​ The National Archives and Records Administration joins in the national celebration of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, which spell out the rights of Americans. It guarantees civil rights and liberties such as freedom of speech, press, and religion. The original joint resolution proposing the Bill of Rights is on permanent display at the National Archives in Washington, DC. President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Bill of Rights Day on December 15 in 1941.

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Cindy Akana | A Brilliant Night with a Local Singer-Songwriter:​​ 6 - 7pm at Hotel RL Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia. Vince Brown, Jessica Blinn, Steve Luceno, and The Olympia Jazz Choir:​​ 7pm at the Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater. Rullen:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Tart Cider, LLC., 8024 River Dr SE suite 303, Olympia. Bryan Bowers:​​ 7:30pm at the New Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Techno Obscura - Immigrant Solidarity Benefit:​​ 9pm - 1:45am at the Cryptatropa Bar, 421 4th Ave E, Olympia. A Night of Techno Obscura. Proceeds Benefit WA Immigrant Solidarity Network.

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Leavenworth Lighting Adventure Bus:​​ 7:45am - 10pm at Martin Way Park & Ride, Lacey. An Adventure to Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival. Round trip transportation from Olympia on a Luxury Motorcoach with tour escort. Pastries and water on board. Enjoy Leavenworth on your own approx 12 - 5pm. Departs Leavenworth following Lighting Ceremony and returning to Lacey by 10pm. Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Selfies:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union. Capture the spirit of the season by taking your photo with Santa! This is a complimentary experience open to both hotel guests and community members. Santa at the Farmers Market:​​ 12pm - 2pm at The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Santa will be walking around the Market with Mrs. Claus for pictures and giving out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer! Gingerbread House Workshop:​​ 12pm - 3pm at the Tenino Timberland Library, 172 W Central Ave, Tenino. Design and decorate your very own gingerbread house out of graham crackers! Enjoy a holiday movie and hot chocolate while you craft the perfect winter landscape to take home with you. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 2pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? Studio West Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker:​​ 2 and 7pm at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. You're invited to be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. 23rd Annual Nutcracker:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at the Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia. Performed by Southwest Washington Dance Center. Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. The production features guest artists from New York City, 200+ local dancers, stunning choreographing, and beautiful costumes.


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Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki:​​ 4 and 6:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013. Wine Tastings:​​ 5 - 8pm at Boston Harbor Marina 312 73rd Ave NE, Olympia. Discover new wine with your neighbors! Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Flamenco Night in Olympia:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Pizzeria La Gitana, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Olympia and Tacoma area flamenco aficionados, musicians, and dancers will gather for their monthly juerga (informal flamenco gathering) performance. A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. 12 Angry Jurors:​​ 7:30pm at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Dr SE, Olympia. An adapted stage play of the classic movie ‘12 Angry Men.’ Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Karaoke!:​​ (​Fridays and Saturdays)​ 9pm - 2am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Who doesn't love some good old amateur performance?

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Saturdays)​ 6am - 10pm on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner. Teachings of the Tree People:​​ 12pm - 4pm in the Evergreen Gallery, 2737 McCann Plaza Dr NW #2204, Olympia. The Teachings of the Tree People exhibit features Indigenous Fiber Artists from the Pacific Rim.

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Chakra Clearing and Balancing:​​ (​1st and 3rd Saturdays​) 10:30am - 12pm at Radiance Herbs & Massage, 113 5th Ave SE, Olympia. In this series, you can get to know each of your chakras, define the blockages or disharmonies that exist, embrace and love those places through doing activities that will balance that chakra. True Friend: Finding Greater Enjoyment in Our Relationships:​​ 5:30 - 6:30pm at Brilliant Moon, 221 W Railroad Ave Suite A, Shelton. In this series, you can learn proven methods to improve all the relationships in our life, from our friend to coworkers, family, acquaintances and all living beings.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts


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Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Writer's & Artists Meetup!:​​ 11am - 1pm at Olympic Cards & Comics, 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Fellow novelists, poets, scriptwriters, graphic novelists, and other writers and artists are invited for constructive critique, workshopping, brainstorming and anything else those assembled wish to add in support of the creative endeavors.

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The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community.

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Story Time with Grandma Jean:​​ (​1st and 3rd Saturdays​) 12 - 12:30pm at Brilliant Moon, 221 W Railroad Ave Suite A, Shelton. Hear a story or two read by Grandma Jean, and selected by the staff here. For children. Big Builders Preschool Class:​​ (​Saturdays​) 12:30pm - 1:15pm at E2 Young Engineers, 4331-B Lacey Blvd SE Suite 102, Lacey. A class for 4- and 5-year-olds to start learning about science, physics and mechanical engineering while playing with K'Nex. Students can learn vocabulary and concepts that are applied in what they are building each class period.

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Winterfest Ice Sculpting:​​ 12pm - 2pm at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle. Artistry and ice unite in a glorious and temporal expression of the season. Watch internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists at work as they create seasonal sculptures - or stop by later to see the glistening result. Each Saturday an ice master will carve a different design. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. In the Soup: ​7:30pm at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle. A neurotic nebbish lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling.


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Kaos calendar of events SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH: National Date Today: ●

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day:​​ On this day, moms and dads across the country can deny Barbie, (a fashion doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc.) and Barney, (a purple dinosaur) exist and take a vacation from all the repetitive sing-a-longs and storytelling.

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Smoke-N-Blues Jam: ​(​Sundays)​ 6 - 9pm at O'Malley's Lounge, 2200 Garfield Ave NW, Olympia.

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Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 8pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Selfies:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union. Capture the spirit of the season by taking your photo with Santa! This is a complimentary experience open to both hotel guests and community members. Sounds of the Season:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Santa at the Farmers Market:​​ 12pm - 2pm at The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Santa will be walking around the Market with Mrs. Claus for pictures and giving out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer! Studio West Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker:​​ 1 and 5pm at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. You're invited to be delighted by professional sets, costumes, over 230+ performers, and a mesmerizing snow scene with a whirlwind of swirling snowflakes. 23rd Annual Nutcracker:​​ 1 and 5:30pm at the Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia. Performed by Southwest Washington Dance Center. A Christmas Story: ​1:55 - 4pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 2pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 2 - 4pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Ballet Northwest's The Nutcracker:​​ 2 - 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia. A treat for the whole family with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, and an epic battle beneath the Christmas tree. The production features guest artists from New York City, 200+ local dancers, stunning choreographing, and beautiful costumes. Scrooge, the Musical:​​ 2 - 4pm at Evergreen Playhouse, 226 W Center St, Centralia. With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki:​​ 2:30 and 5pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013. Quiet Wonders: Holiday Concert with Women of Note and Olympia String Consort:​​ 3pm at St David's Episcopal Church, 324 W Cedar St, Shelton. Women of Note invite you to join them for an entertaining evening of music as a memorable part of your Christmas celebrations.


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Santa Mobile:​​ 4 - 6pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Broadway Olympia: Rocky Horror Karaoke Night:​​ (​Sundays)​ 8 - 11pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Whether you sing Country, Broadway, or Rock, Karaoke goes next level when you take the stage. Frequent guest appearances from Broadway Olympia performers.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 11am - 5pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Mat + Nap - Stretch & Relax:​​ 5:30 - 6:50pm at Perennial Pilates, 515 State Ave NE, Olympia. This class is the perfect opportunity for some nurturing self-care. Class starts with 50 minutes of gentle Pilates Mat exercises and concludes with 25 minutes of optional guided relaxation.

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Drop-in Genealogy Cafe:​​ 1 - 3pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia. Researchers can bring their genealogy questions to get help from members of the Olympia Genealogical Society in the library’s meeting room.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Maintaining the Beauty of the Park:​​ (​Sundays​) 11am - 1pm at West Central Park, 1919 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. Help keep the park looking lovely with gardening, pruning, litter pickup, bird and bee house painting, and much more! There are also frequent indoor projects available during the colder days. Angel Trees:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Olympia Assembly:​​ (​3rd Sundays)​ 5 - 7pm at Mixx96.1 KXXO, 119 Washington St NE, Olympia. Build a community of resistance, organize directly democratic neighborhoods, act to address the issues facing our communities, and talk about ways we can make Olympia and the world a more free and equal place. Then take action. Hope House​​: (​ ​Sundays)​ 6pm at Hope House First Presbyterian Church, 196 W Central Ave, Tenino. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at wa-al-anon.org New Attitudes​​: (​ ​Sundays)​ 7pm at Yelm United Methodist Church, 408 2nd St SE, Yelm. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at​ w ​ a-al-anon.org


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The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community.

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Photos with Santa:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm and 5:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 3 - 5:30pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Story Time for Grown Ups:​​ (​3rd Sundays)​ 7pm at Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle. You're invited to give your eyes a rest listen to stories read by community member Courtney. Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise:​​ 7 - 9:30pm at Waterways Cruises and Events, 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle. You're invited to come aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht as they take place among dozens of festively decorated boats in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Sip on hot apple cider or a handcrafted winter cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the dazzling displays of holiday lights as you cruise. La otra virginidad:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle. Laura and Eva, two waitresses, meet with Adrián, a delivery boy whose father treats him harshly. Adrián and his friend Luis go to a cabaret with the waitresses Laura falls in love with the timid Luis, and Eva gives herself to Adrián.


Kaos calendar of events MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH: National Date Today: ●

Wright Brothers Day:​​ Wright Brothers Day is an annual United States national observation. It is codified in the US Code and Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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Music Mondays with Featured Artists:​​ ​(​Mondays)​ 6 - 8pm at Dillinger's Cocktails, Kitchen & Rum Room, 406 Washington St SE, Olympia. Steve Bentley: Circle of 5:​​ 8 - 10:30pm at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Night Road Ride with Colleen:​​ (​Mondays)​ 6 - 7:30pm at Joy Ride Bikes, 1225 Ruddell Rd SE d, Lacey. You're invited for Monday night road rides with Colleen. These 1.5-2 hour romps will go up and down the Chehalis Western trail and surrounding area. This is a no drop ride, so no one will be left behind. Knitter's Night:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You’re invited to bring your yarn, needle and craft projects! Santa Mobile:​​ 6 - 8pm in Tumwater. The Santa Mobile travels through Tumwater neighborhoods each December bringing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes and collect nonperishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Besties Bingo Night:​​ (​Mondays​) 7 - 8:30pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. Amazing leggings and fun give away prizes!

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Postnatal Yoga: ​(​Mondays​) 10:45 - 11:45am at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Postnatal Yoga supports new mothers and caregivers to develop their relationships with their babies, and their communities. This class is best suited to caregivers of children who are not yet walking. Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Clinic:​​ 6 - 8pm at The Olympia Free Clinic, 108 State Ave NW, Olympia. A clinic where community members can receive physical therapy and chiropractic. A better life starts with keeping your body as healthy as possible.


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Fiddle Lessons!:​​ (​Mondays​) 10am - 7pm at Olyfiddle- Fiddle and Violin Instruction, Dickinson Ave NW, Olympia. No experience necessary, open to ages 8 and older. Intermediate Ukulele Class:​​ 5:30 - 6:30pm at the Jason Hogle Music Studio, 825 Legion Way SE, Olympia. This class is for students who know open chords and some bar chords and note reading. The class will explore rhythm via strumming patterns, fingerstyle picking, single-note melodies, and harmonic structures using chord substitution to fulfill our harmonic expectations. Belly Dance:​​ (​Mondays)​ 6 - 8pm at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Instructor Amira has belly danced for over 20 years, studied with Egyptian masters, and has won national awards in Middle Eastern dance. Whether you want to perform professionally or just want to dance for the exercise and camaraderie, Amira's enthusiasm and respect for this dance form will help you blossom. Vitsit www.amira.dance/classes.html for more information.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Angel Trees:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to give. The Angel Tree gives you the opportunity to donate gifts to local children in need and brighten their holidays. The Angel Tree benefits the Salvation Army. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Q-Connections Networking Meeting:​​ 11:30am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You're welcome to join other business leaders at Lacey's newest networking event. Smart Talks:​​ (​Mondays)​ 12pm - 1pm at Flying Top Deli, 1870 Barnes Blvd SW, Tumwater. A weekly round table discussion lead by fellow young professionals about current events, community topics, and ways to help you grow as a young professional. Just for Today:​​ ​(​Mondays)​ ​ ​7:30pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More info online at: wa-al-anon.org

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Works in Progress Open Mic:​​ (​1st and 3rd Mondays)​ 7 - 9pm at the Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle. Works in Progress is an open mic for all comers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going on in the literary community. Poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, unclassified, and unclassifiable work are all welcome.


Kaos calendar of events TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH: National Date Today: ●

International Migrants Day:​​ The United Nations (UN) declared International Migrants Day as a way to emphasize the need to respect the human rights of migrants and to promote international labor standards at the same time condemning racism and intolerance. The UN encourages the improvement of public perceptions of migrants and migration.

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Music TUESDAYS:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 4 - 6pm at Stonewall Youth- Olympia, 112 State Ave NE, Olympia. For LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 3:30 - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki:​​ 4 and 7pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013. OlySwing Dance Night:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 5pm - 12am at the Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue, 805 4th Ave E, Olympia. All ages. No partner or experience necessary. More information online at olyswing.com StoryOly - Olympia’s Premiere Story Slam Event:​​ (​3rd Tuesdays​) 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia. All shows are 21+. More information at storyoly.com Star Trek RPG:​​ 6 - 9pm at PLAYlive Nation, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW #373, Olympia. Roll the dice and see where your adventure leads! Open Mic Night:​​ 8 - 11pm at Oly Underground, 109 Legion Way SW​ ​Olympia. Game Night - Battle Royale:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 8:15 - 11:15pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. You're invited for a fun game or battle style shopping!

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Tech Tuesdays with Tygart Media:​​ 1 - 2pm at the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, 215 W Railroad Ave, Shelton. You're invited for drop-in info sessions about online marketing skills or learning how to start out.

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Campus Food Bank:​​ ​(​Tuesdays)​ ​ 4 - 6pm in Seminar II, Room E2123 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. A satellite of the Thurston County Food Bank, making non-perishable food available to Thurston County residents. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Campus Food Coalition.


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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Tea Tuesdays:​​ 11:30am - 12:30pm at Brilliant Moon, 221 W Railroad Ave Suite A, Shelton. A cup of "featured tea of the week" and great conversation. Native American Drumming and Singing:​​ 11:30am - 2pm at Cove Crystal Shop, 510 SE Old Arcadia Rd, Shelton. Facilitated by Vicki Nelson. All are welcome. The IN Team:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 11:45am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM! Be Our Guest - Toastmasters:​​ 12:05pm - 12:55pm in Room 2330 at Jefferson Speakers, 1500 Jefferson St SE, Olympia. Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow, both personally and professionally. You can meet a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. Evergreen Bike Shop Presents Lady & Trans Night:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 4 - 8pm at The Bike Shop, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia. Lady & Trans Night is a celebration of the lady and trans community. We invite people that identify as women or trans to create a safe space at The Bike Shop. Lady and Trans Night is about having fun, building community, and wrenching on bikes.

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Dog Tales:​​ 4 - 4:30pm at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W Alder St, Shelton. Koji is a trained therapy dog with Tail Waggin' Tutors. He loves meeting new people and kids reading to him. Young Yogis:​​ 4:10 - 5:10pm at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Children ages 5-9 can join this creative kids yoga class! Children can stretch and strengthen their body and mind to gain confidence and peace.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Waterways Cruises and Events, 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle. You're invited to come aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht as they take place among dozens of festively decorated boats in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Sip on hot apple cider or a handcrafted winter cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the dazzling displays of holiday lights as you cruise.


Kaos calendar of events WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH: National Date Today: ●

National Hard Candy Day:​​ The first hard candies such as lemon drops and peppermints were likely prescribed as a remedy for stomach ailments. Hard candy became popular in the seventeenth century as sugar prices fell. Previously, hard candy was something that only the well-to-do could afford. By the mid-1800s, over 400 companies were manufacturing this popular treat.

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Smoocho Gusto:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Cascadia Grill, 200 4th Ave W, Olympia. Solo Jazz artist Vince Brown:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 6 - 8pm at the Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St SW, Olympia. The RANK Strangers:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 6:30 - 8:30pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Live Jazz w/ Tarik Bentlemsani, Jessica Blinn and Friends!:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki:​​ 4 - 5:30pm at Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia. A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013. Santa Paws Pet Photo Nights:​​ 6 - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Santa loves pets too! If your pet is on the nice list this year, bring them to Capital Mall to have their photo taken with Santa. Introvert Karaoke:​​ 7 - 10pm at the Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. Introverts of Olympia, this is your karaoke. Karaoke Wednesdays:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 8pm - 12am at the Starlight Lounge at Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only. Open Mic!:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 9pm - 12am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Whatta ya got to show? Share your talents at open mic!

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday)​ 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Fitness / Wellness: ●

Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Zumba:​​ 5:30 - 6:30pm at Mason County Senior Activities Association, 190 W Sentry Dr, Shelton. Zumba is a lower impact dance fitness program that is a total body workout for anyone. It incorporates dance movement, flexibility, toning and a balanced workout in addition to cardio fitness. Music is fun and guaranteed to get you swinging to the beat. Experienced instructors to lead you through steps.


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How to be in control in any situation:​​ 6 - 7:15pm at the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way SW, Olympia. Learn how to remain in control of our mind in every situation. With this control, act in ways that help others and ourselves. Resident teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo will explain how to control our own actions in ways that bring about happiness for all.

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Morning Bird Walk: ​(​Wednesdays)​ 8am at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Rd. NE, Olympia. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Entrance fee at the gate. Rain or shine, open to the public.

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Pastor's Bible Study:​​ 10:30am - 12pm at Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey. Men and women are welcome as we learn even more from these ancient yet contemporary words. Bring your Bible and meet in the library. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil: ​(​Wednesdays​) 12pm - 1pm at the NW corner of Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia. More info online at www.olympiafor.org Evergreen Ecstatic Dance Coop:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 8:30 - 10pm at room 314 of Evergreen’s College Recreation Center, 2745 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. An Evergreen student group for people who love to dance. The group is a safe space where anyone can come together for dancing. DJs welcomed for dance music.

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Jack Frost: Winter Myths & Legends:​​ 9am - 3pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Explore winter stories, characters and the magic of making theater. Students ages 7 to 13 can create their own wintery world incorporating real characters from myths and legends as they learn about character development and the skill of storytelling. On the last day of camp, students will share what they’ve created in a performance for family and friends. Snowy Day:​​ 9:30am - 12pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Children ages 5 and 6 are invited to join a small boy named Peter as he discovers the joy of a snowy day. Our youngest campers learn to use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to tell a story for the stage. On the last day of camp family and friends join us for a showcase celebration. Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

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Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


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History Cafe:​​ (​3rd Wednesdays​) 6:30pm at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle. Ever wondered how Seattle came to own most of a river for its drinking water? What were Seattlites up to during the Civil War? What’s underneath the steep hill that Pike Place Market sits upon? MOHAI, HistoryLink, and the Seattle Public Library host a discussion about local history—both popular and obscure—and discovering something new. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan: ​7:30 - 9pm at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle. Ai Nu, an honest, but poor family's only daughter, is one of the newest girls that was recently kidnapped and sold to The Four Seasons Brothel, run by Lady Chun. To complicate matters, Lady Chun is a lesbian and quickly falls in love with the virginal Ai Nu, who will not let her spirit be broken and tries to escape again and again.


Kaos calendar of events THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20TH: National Date Today: ●

International Human Solidarity Day:​​ This day is to celebrate our unity in diversity, remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity, to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication and to use action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.

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Live DJ: ​(​Thursdays)​ 8pm - 12am in the Starlight Lounge at the Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only. PreFunk Thursdays with Dj Drastic:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 8pm - 2am at The Society, 120 4th Ave E, Olympia. 21+ only.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Game Night:​​ 4 - 7pm at Speakeasy Bar & Bistro, 325 4th Ave E, Olympia. Choose from Speakeasy's collections of games, or you're welcome to bring your own! Cascadia Poetry Group:​​ (​Thursdays​) 6 - 9pm at the Three Magnets Brewing Co., 600 Franklin St SE #105, Olympia. Open Mic and poetry features from across the region. Hosted by Kevin Carney and Olympia's 2018 Poetry Grand Slam Champion Lennée Reid. A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

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Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Tai Ji with Hirsh Diamant:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 3:30 - 3:50pm on the 3rd Floor Library Mezzanine at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Tai Ji is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Yoga Therapy Lab:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 5:30 - 6:45pm at The Bandha Room, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. This class is focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga asana.


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Dance Co-op:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 6pm at the Woman's Club Of Olympia, 1002 Washington St SE, Olympia. All ages.

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Drop-in Genealogy Cafe:​​ 1 - 3pm at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia. Researchers can bring their genealogy questions to get help from members of the Olympia Genealogical Society in the library’s meeting room. Listening Tree Flute Circle:​​ 6:30 - 8pm at Encore Chocolates and Teas, 116 5th Ave SE, Olympia. Listening tree flute circle is a place to learn and play the Native American style flutes. Beginner and novices can learn and practice their instruments for the first half hour followed by playing by anyone for the last hour.

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The IN Team:​​ (​Thursdays​) 7:45 - 9am at O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way E, Olympia. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM! Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Olympia Breastfeeding Drop-in Group: ​(​Thursdays​) 10am - 12pm at the Family Support Center, 201 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Sponsored by South Sound Breastfeeding Network. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted.

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Jack Frost: Winter Myths & Legends:​​ 9am - 3pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Explore winter stories, characters and the magic of making theater. Students ages 7 to 13 can create their own wintery world incorporating real characters from myths and legends as they learn about character development and the skill of storytelling. On the last day of camp, students will share what they’ve created in a performance for family and friends. Snowy Day:​​ 9:30am - 12pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Children ages 5 and 6 are invited to join a small boy named Peter as he discovers the joy of a snowy day. Our youngest campers learn to use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to tell a story for the stage. On the last day of camp family and friends join us for a showcase celebration. Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Spectrum:​​ (​3rd Thursdays)​ 4:30 - 5:30pm at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W Alder St, Shelton. Hang out, participate in discussions, play board and console games, and snack in a safe, open, and respectful environment. For LGBTQQIA youth and allies ages 14-19.

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors.


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WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Margin Shift:​​ (​3rd Thursdays​) 6:30 - 10pm at Common Area Maintenance, 2125 2nd Ave, Seattle. Margin Shift is a poetry reading series that emphasizes the contributions of anyone who might normally be at the margins of the mainstream literary stream. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling.


Kaos calendar of events FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST: National Date Today: ●

National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day:​​ Since 1990, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have sponsored National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day to bring attention to the plight of the nation’s homeless population and to encourage the public to act on their behalf.

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Kate Disnmore:​​ 6 - 9pm at the Cascadia Grill, 200 4th Ave W, Olympia. The Joe Mailhot Jazz Duet:​​ (​ ​Fridays​)​ 6 ​ :30 - 8:30pm at the Basilico Ristorante, 507 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Tingstad & Rumbel:​​ 7:30pm at the New Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 7pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. Jazz Jam + Open Session:​​ (​3rd Fridays)​ 7:45 - 11pm at the Cascadia Brewing Co, 211 4th Ave E, Olympia. You're invited to bring an instrument and some sheet music if you'd like! The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org


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Infusion Fridays:​​ 8 - 10pm at Fusion Physical Therapy & Pilates, 302 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Infusion Fridays are for people looking to share an Embodied approach to life, learn new things, meet an incredible community of people who love Dance, the Arts, an appreciation for the Sacred, and who want to have fun!

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Holiday Food Drive:​​ 8am - 1pm at Kudick Chiropractic, 1800 Cooper Point Road SW, Building 24A, Olympia. Help feed the Thurston County Food Bank! Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Justice-Involved Student Group:​​ (​Fridays)​ 3 - 4pm in SEM II E2115 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Justice-Involved is coordinated by formerly incarcerated students, building community, working towards equity and systemic change in support of those marginalized by an unjust system. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil:​​ (​Fridays​) 4:30 - 6pm at Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia. More information online at: olympiafor.org

Children / Games: ●

Jack Frost: Winter Myths & Legends:​​ 9am - 3pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Explore winter stories, characters and the magic of making theater. Students ages 7 to 13 can create their own wintery world incorporating real characters from myths and legends as they learn about character development and the skill of storytelling. On the last day of camp, students will share what they’ve created in a performance for family and friends. Snowy Day:​​ 9:30am - 12pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Children ages 5 and 6 are invited to join a small boy named Peter as he discovers the joy of a snowy day. Our youngest campers learn to use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to tell a story for the stage. On the last day of camp family and friends join us for a showcase celebration. Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Table Top:​​ 2 - 4pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater. An afternoon of long-form board games. Choose from our wide selection, or bring your own. ​For teens middle and high school only.

Seattle Spotlight: ●

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Waterways Cruises and Events, 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle. You're invited to come aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht as they take place among dozens of festively decorated boats in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Sip on hot apple cider or a handcrafted winter cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the dazzling displays of holiday lights as you cruise.


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Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling. Seattle StorySLAM:​​ (​3rd Fridays)​ 8pm at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle. A live amateur storytelling competition in which audience members put their names in a hat and are randomly chosen to tell stories on a theme.


Kaos calendar of events SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22ND: National Date Today: ●

National Date Nut Bread Day:​​ Believed to have originated around Iraq, dates have been a staple food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. They have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt, possibly as early as 4000 BCE.

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Vince Brown and Jessica Blinn:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Rullen:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Tart Cider, LLC., 8024 River Dr SE suite 303, Olympia. Tingstad & Rumbel:​​ 7:30pm at the New Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Selfies:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union. Capture the spirit of the season by taking your photo with Santa! This is a complimentary experience open to both hotel guests and community members. Santa at the Farmers Market:​​ 12pm - 2pm at The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Santa will be walking around the Market with Mrs. Claus for pictures and giving out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer! Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 2pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? A Christmas Story: ​7:25 - 9:25pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. Contra Dance:​​ 7:30 - 10:30pm at South Bay Grange Hall, 3918 Sleater-Kinney Rd NE, Olympia. Live music and dancing. Beginner’s orientation at 7. No experience or partner necessary. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Karaoke!:​​ (​Fridays and Saturdays)​ 9pm - 2am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Who doesn't love some good old amateur performance?

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Saturdays)​ 6am - 10pm on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.


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Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Writer's & Artists Meetup!:​​ 11am - 1pm at Olympic Cards & Comics, 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Fellow novelists, poets, scriptwriters, graphic novelists, and other writers and artists are invited for constructive critique, workshopping, brainstorming and anything else those assembled wish to add in support of the creative endeavors.

Markets / Bazaars: ●

The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community.

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Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 8pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions. Big Builders Preschool Class:​​ (​Saturdays​) 12:30pm - 1:15pm at E2 Young Engineers, 4331-B Lacey Blvd SE Suite 102, Lacey. A class for 4- and 5-year-olds to start learning about science, physics and mechanical engineering while playing with K'Nex. Students can learn vocabulary and concepts that are applied in what they are building each class period.

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Winterfest Ice Sculpting:​​ 12pm - 2pm at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle. Artistry and ice unite in a glorious and temporal expression of the season. Watch internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists at work as they create seasonal sculptures - or stop by later to see the glistening result. Each Saturday an ice master will carve a different design. George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 2 and 7:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Pundamonium:​​ (​2nd Wednesday and 4th Sunday)​ 6:30pm at the Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle. Punslam competition and show, you can compete, witness, or judge! Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise:​​ 6:30 - 9pm at Waterways Cruises and Events, 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle. You're invited to come aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht as they take place among dozens of festively decorated boats in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Sip on hot apple cider or a handcrafted winter cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the dazzling displays of holiday lights as you cruise. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 7:30 - 10pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling.


Kaos calendar of events SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23RD: National Date Today: ●

National Roots Day:​​ National Roots Day encourages us to look into our heritage, families, family history, and ancestry. Collecting information about family roots is made easier when families are gathered together during the holiday season. It is often interesting to learn about the lives of our ancestors; where they came from, their struggles, their accomplishments.

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Smoke-N-Blues Jam: ​(​Sundays​) 6 - 9pm at O'Malley's Lounge, 2200 Garfield Ave NW, Olympia.

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Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 8pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Santa Selfies:​​ 11am - 12:30pm at the Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union. Capture the spirit of the season by taking your photo with Santa! This is a complimentary experience open to both hotel guests and community members. Sounds of the Season:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Santa at the Farmers Market:​​ 12pm - 2pm at The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Santa will be walking around the Market with Mrs. Claus for pictures and giving out candy canes and spreading holiday cheer! A Christmas Story: ​1:55 - 4pm at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia. Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s brought into the 1970s in a LIVE radio play. Hear amazing voices and watch as we create all the classic sound effects right in front of your eyes in the KOLT studio in the Holiday classic. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol:​​ 2pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the greediest man in town? The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 2 - 4pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Movie Night: ​(​Sundays)​ ​ ​7pm at the Brotherhood Tavern, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. 21+. You can visit thebrotherhoodlounge.com for more details. Broadway Olympia: Rocky Horror Karaoke Night:​​ (​Sundays​) 8 - 11pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Whether you sing Country, Broadway, or Rock, Karaoke goes next level when you take the stage. Frequent guest appearances from Broadway Olympia performers.

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 11am - 5pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.


Kaos calendar of events Fitness / Wellness: ●

Mat + Nap - Stretch & Relax:​​ 5:30 - 6:50pm at Perennial Pilates, 515 State Ave NE, Olympia. This class is the perfect opportunity for some nurturing self-care. Class starts with 50 minutes of gentle Pilates Mat exercises and concludes with 25 minutes of optional guided relaxation.

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Maintaining the Beauty of the Park:​​ (​Sundays)​ 11am - 1pm at West Central Park, 1919 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. Help keep the park looking lovely with gardening, pruning, litter pickup, bird and bee house painting, and much more! There are also frequent indoor projects available during the colder days. Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Hope House​​: (​ ​Sundays​) 6pm at Hope House First Presbyterian Church, 196 W Central Ave, Tenino. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at wa-al-anon.org New Attitudes​​: (​ ​Sundays​) 7pm at Yelm United Methodist Church, 408 2nd St SE, Yelm. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at​ ​wa-al-anon.org

Markets / Bazaars: ●

The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community.

Children / Games: ●

Photos with Santa:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

Seattle Spotlight: ●

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm and 5:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Jane Eyre the Musical:​​ 3 - 5:30pm at ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle. Jane Eyre the Musical, brings Charlotte Brontë's timeless tale of romance and self-discovery to life through sweeping music and vibrant storytelling. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


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Holiday Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise:​​ 7:30 - 9:30pm at Waterways Cruises and Events, 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle. You're invited to come aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht as they take place among dozens of festively decorated boats in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Sip on hot apple cider or a handcrafted winter cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the dazzling displays of holiday lights as you cruise.


Kaos calendar of events MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH: National Date Today: ●

National Eggnog Day:​​ Eggnog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage that is traditionally made with milk and cream, sugar, whipped eggs, and spices. When served at parties and holiday get-togethers, liquor is often added to the eggnog such as brandy, rum, whiskey, bourbon, vodka or a combination of liquors. The filled glass is typically garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice.

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Music Mondays with Featured Artists:​​ ​(​Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at Dillinger's Cocktails, Kitchen & Rum Room, 406 Washington St SE, Olympia.

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Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 6pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 2 - 4pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Night Road Ride with Colleen:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 7:30pm at Joy Ride Bikes, 1225 Ruddell Rd SE d, Lacey. You're invited for Monday night road rides with Colleen. These 1.5-2 hour romps will go up and down the Chehalis Western trail and surrounding area. This is a no drop ride, so no one will be left behind. Knitter's Night:​​ (​Mondays)​ 6 - 8pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You’re invited to bring your yarn, needle and craft projects! Besties Bingo Night:​​ (​Mondays)​ 7 - 8:30pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. Amazing leggings and fun give away prizes!

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Fitness / Wellness: ●

Postnatal Yoga: ​(​Mondays​) 10:45 - 11:45am at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Postnatal Yoga supports new mothers and caregivers to develop their relationships with their babies, and their communities. This class is best suited to caregivers of children who are not yet walking. Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org Acupuncture Clinic: ​(​4th Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at The Olympia Free Clinic, 108 State Ave NW, Olympia. Relieve anxiety, stress and many other issues.


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Fiddle Lessons!:​​ (​Mondays)​ 10am - 7pm at Olyfiddle- Fiddle and Violin Instruction, Dickinson Ave NW, Olympia. No experience necessary, open to ages 8 and older. Belly Dance:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Instructor Amira has belly danced for over 20 years, studied with Egyptian masters, and has won national awards in Middle Eastern dance. Whether you want to perform professionally or just want to dance for the exercise and camaraderie, Amira's enthusiasm and respect for this dance form will help you blossom. Vitsit www.amira.dance/classes.html for more information.

Community Service / Gatherings: ●

Non-Profit Gift Wrapping Fundraiser:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. You're welcome to stop by Capital Mall’s Gift Wrapping Station where community non-profits will wrap your gifts. Donations for these amazing charities are gladly accepted. Q-Connections Networking Meeting:​​ 11:30am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You're welcome to join other business leaders at Lacey's newest networking event. Smart Talks:​​ (​Mondays​) 12pm - 1pm at Flying Top Deli, 1870 Barnes Blvd SW, Tumwater. A weekly round table discussion lead by fellow young professionals about current events, community topics, and ways to help you grow as a young professional. Just for Today:​​ (​ ​Mondays​)​ 7 ​ :30pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More info online at: wa-al-anon.org

Markets / Bazaars: ●

The Olympia Farmers Market:​​ 10am - 3pm at ​The Olympia Farmers Market​, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia. Promoting and encouraging the development of local small scale agriculture and ensure a dynamic market balance for small, local growers and others to make available their products to residents of this community.

Children / Games: ●

Photos with Santa:​​ 10am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Children and families can visit Santa Claus in his winter home at Capital Mall. Photo packages are available. It is sure to be a great way to make treasured new memories and continue long-standing traditions.

Seattle Spotlight: ●

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors.


Kaos calendar of events TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH: National Date Today: ●

Christmas:​​ The annual celebration of Christmas, (also known as Christmas Day) is a derivative of the Old English Crīstesmæsse which means Christ’s Mass. Christmas is celebrated as a major festival and public holiday in countries around the world, including many whose populations are mostly non-Christian.

Live Music: ●

Music TUESDAYS:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 4 - 6pm at Stonewall Youth- Olympia, 112 State Ave NE, Olympia. For LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 12pm - 6pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. OlySwing Dance Night:​​ (​Tuesdays​) 5pm - 12am at the Eagle's Grand Ballroom and Wedding Venue, 805 4th Ave E, Olympia. All ages. No partner or experience necessary. More information online at olyswing.com Star Trek RPG:​​ 6 - 9pm at PLAYlive Nation, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW #373, Olympia. Roll the dice and see where your adventure leads! Game Night - Battle Royale:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 8:15 - 11:15pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. You're invited for a fun game or battle style shopping!

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Native American Drumming and Singing:​​ 11:30am - 2pm at Cove Crystal Shop, 510 SE Old Arcadia Rd, Shelton. Facilitated by Vicki Nelson. All are welcome. The IN Team:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 11:45am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM! Evergreen Bike Shop Presents Lady & Trans Night:​​ (​Tuesdays)​ 4 - 8pm at The Bike Shop, 2700 Evergreen Parkway, Olympia. Lady & Trans Night is a celebration of the lady and trans community. We invite people that identify as women or trans to create a safe space at The Bike Shop. Lady and Trans Night is about having fun, building community, and wrenching on bikes.


Kaos calendar of events Seattle Spotlight: ●

Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. Literary Happy Hour:​​ (​Last Tuesdays​) 5 - 7pm at Capitol Cider, 818 E Pike St, Seattle. Capitol Cider hosts a Happy Hour literary reading event that celebrates local, emerging and established writers. Four of these talents share a stage to read their most recent or most exciting work. Loud Mouth Lit:​​ (​Last Tuesdays​) 8pm at St. Andrews Bar & Grill, 7406 Aurora Ave N, Seattle. Open mic! Writer Paul Mullin curates a "fresh, local, organically sourced," literary event dedicated to, "the amazing writers living in Seattle."


Kaos calendar of events WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH: National Date Today: ●

National Candy Cane Day:​​ There are folklore tales of the origin of the candy cane, yet there is no documented proof of its real beginning. It has been mentioned in literature since 1866 and was first known to be mentioned in association with Christmas in 1874. As early as 1882, candy canes have been hung on Christmas trees.

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Solo Jazz artist Vince Brown:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 6 - 8pm at the Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St SW, Olympia. Live Music w/ Monk Flower:​​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at Matchless Brewing, 8036 River Dr SE #208, Tumwater. All ages until 7pm. The RANK Strangers:​​ (​Wednesdays)​ 6:30 - 8:30pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Karaoke Wednesdays:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 8pm - 12am at the Starlight Lounge at Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only. Open Mic!:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 9pm - 12am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Whatta ya got to show? Share your talents at open mic!

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Fitness / Wellness: ●

Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org

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Morning Bird Walk: ​(​Wednesdays​) 8am at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Rd. NE, Olympia. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Entrance fee at the gate. Rain or shine, open to the public.


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Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil: ​(​Wednesdays)​ 12pm - 1pm at the NW corner of Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia. More info online at www.olympiafor.org Newcomer Introductory Instruction:​​ (​2nd and 4th Wednesdays)​ 6pm at the Olympia Zen Center, 3248 39th Way NE, Olympia. With meditation & ceremony. Reservations available by phone at (360) 357-2835 Evergreen Ecstatic Dance Coop:​​ (​Wednesdays​) 8:30 - 10pm at room 314 of Evergreen’s College Recreation Center, 2745 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. An Evergreen student group for people who love to dance. The group is a safe space where anyone can come together for dancing. DJs welcomed for dance music.

Children / Games: ●

Plenty of Penguins:​​ 9am - 3pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Walk, talk and perform like a penguin. Students ages 7 to 13 are welcome to the exploration of penguins, performance and the art of putting together a show. Students can dive into the world of creating characters and working as an ensemble. On the last day of camp, students will share what they’ve created in a performance for family and friends. Mother Goose’s Pajama Party:​​ 9:30am - 12pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Children ages 5 and 6 can have fun alongside all their favorite characters from nursery rhymes as our youngest campers practice telling stories through movement, rhyme, and creative play. On the last day of camp, students will perform for friends and family.

Seattle Spotlight: ●

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm and 5:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


Kaos calendar of events THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27TH: National Date Today: ●

National Fruitcake Day:​​ Made with chopped candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices and sometimes soaked in “spirits,” fruitcake has been a holiday gift-giving tradition for many years. Recipes for fruitcake vary from country to country depending on available ingredients and tradition. Rome is believed to be the creator of fruitcake, and one of the earliest recipes known comes from ancient Rome listing pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins that were mixed into barley mash.

Live Music: ●

Live DJ: ​(​Thursdays​) 8pm - 12am in the Starlight Lounge at the Little Creek Casino, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton. 21+ only.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Cascadia Poetry Group:​​ (​Thursdays​) 6 - 9pm at the Three Magnets Brewing Co., 600 Franklin St SE #105, Olympia. Open Mic and poetry features from across the region. Hosted by Kevin Carney and Olympia's 2018 Poetry Grand Slam Champion Lennée Reid. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

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Tai Ji with Hirsh Diamant:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 3:30 - 3:50pm on the 3rd Floor Library Mezzanine at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Tai Ji is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Yoga Therapy Lab:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 5:30 - 6:45pm at The Bandha Room, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. This class is focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga asana. Dance Co-op:​​ (​Thursdays)​ 6pm at the Woman's Club Of Olympia, 1002 Washington St SE, Olympia. All ages.

Community Service / Gatherings: ●

The IN Team:​​ (​Thursdays​) 7:45 - 9am at O'Blarney's Irish Pub, 4411 Martin Way E, Olympia. If you want to increase your connections with other local businesses through intentional relationships and could benefit from an amazing community of people, then experience the IN TEAM!


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Olympia Breastfeeding Drop-in Group: ​(​Thursdays​) 10am - 12pm at the Family Support Center, 201 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Sponsored by South Sound Breastfeeding Network.

Children / Games: ●

Plenty of Penguins:​​ 9am - 3pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Walk, talk and perform like a penguin. Students ages 7 to 13 are welcome to the exploration of penguins, performance and the art of putting together a show. Students can dive into the world of creating characters and working as an ensemble. On the last day of camp, students will share what they’ve created in a performance for family and friends. Mother Goose’s Pajama Party:​​ 9:30am - 12pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Children ages 5 and 6 can have fun alongside all their favorite characters from nursery rhymes as our youngest campers practice telling stories through movement, rhyme, and creative play. On the last day of camp, students will perform for friends and family.

Seattle Spotlight: ●

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm and 5:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


Kaos calendar of events FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28TH: National Date Today: ●

Pledge of Allegiance Day:​​ Congress formally recognized the Pledge of Allegiance on December 28, 1945. Thought to have been written by Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was published anonymously by a magazine for young people, ​The Youth’s Companion​, and was written in celebration of the 400th anniversary of, “the discovery of America.”

Live Music: ●

The Joe Mailhot Jazz Duet:​​ (​ ​Fridays​)​ 6 ​ :30 - 8:30pm at the Basilico Ristorante, 507 Capitol Way S, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 9pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Fitness / Wellness: ●

Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org

Community Service / Gatherings: ●

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Justice-Involved Student Group:​​ (​Fridays)​ 3 - 4pm in SEM II E2115 at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Justice-Involved is coordinated by formerly incarcerated students, building community, working towards equity and systemic change in support of those marginalized by an unjust system. Hot Cocoa Fridays:​​ 4 - 6pm at Revel Lacey, 211 Hoh St SE, Lacey. Enjoy a cup of gourmet hot cocoa as you gather around the fireplace with friends and new neighbors. Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Vigil:​​ (​Fridays​) 4:30 - 6pm at Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia. More information online at: olympiafor.org


Kaos calendar of events Children / Games: ●

Plenty of Penguins:​​ 9am - 3pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Walk, talk and perform like a penguin. Students ages 7 to 13 are welcome to the exploration of penguins, performance and the art of putting together a show. Students can dive into the world of creating characters and working as an ensemble. On the last day of camp, students will share what they’ve created in a performance for family and friends. Mother Goose’s Pajama Party:​​ 9:30am - 12pm at the Olympia Family Theater, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia. Children ages 5 and 6 can have fun alongside all their favorite characters from nursery rhymes as our youngest campers practice telling stories through movement, rhyme, and creative play. On the last day of camp, students will perform for friends and family.

Seattle Spotlight: ●

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®:​​ 12:30pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle. The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Clara Stahlbaum waits anxiously for her parents to let her catch a glimpse of their magnificent Christmas tree with a golden angel placed on top. Made to sit in the foyer with her pesky little brother Fritz, Clara waits for so long, she falls asleep. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


Kaos calendar of events SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29TH: National Date Today: ●

National Pepper Pot Day:​​ The winter of 1777 - 1778 was brutal. The Continental Army, fighting the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, were camped at Valley Forge on December 29th, 1777. George Washington asked the army’s chef to prepare a meal that would boost their morale and warm them. The chef rounded up some peppercorn, small bits of meat, tripe and other ingredients and called it Pepper Pot Soup. The meal was well received, and it was nicknamed “the soup that won the war.”

Live Music: ● ● ●

Rullen:​​ 7 - 8:30pm at Tart Cider, LLC., 8024 River Dr SE suite 303, Olympia. Jim Page & Orville Johnson:​​ 7:30pm at the New Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave SW, Olympia. The Pine Hearts, Vito, The One Eyed Jacks:​​ 9pm at The Pig Bar, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia.

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Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 10pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 8 - 10pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Karaoke!:​​ (​Fridays and Saturdays)​ 9pm - 2am at Hannah's Bar & Grille, 123 5th Ave SW, Olympia. Who doesn't love some good old amateur performance?

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Saturdays)​ 6am - 10pm on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Community Service / Gatherings: ●

Writer's & Artists Meetup!:​​ 11am - 1pm at Olympic Cards & Comics, 4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey. Fellow novelists, poets, scriptwriters, graphic novelists, and other writers and artists are invited for constructive critique, workshopping, brainstorming and anything else those assembled wish to add in support of the creative endeavors.

Children / Games: ●

Big Builders Preschool Class:​​ (​Saturdays​) 12:30pm - 1:15pm at E2 Young Engineers, 4331-B Lacey Blvd SE Suite 102, Lacey. A class for 4- and 5-year-olds to start learning about science, physics and mechanical engineering while playing with K'Nex. Students can learn vocabulary and concepts that are applied in what they are building each class period.


Kaos calendar of events Seattle Spotlight: ●

Winterfest Ice Sculpting:​​ 12pm - 2pm at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle. Artistry and ice unite in a glorious and temporal expression of the season. Watch internationally acclaimed, award-winning artists at work as they create seasonal sculptures - or stop by later to see the glistening result. Each Saturday an ice master will carve a different design. Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 11pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring.


Kaos calendar of events SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30TH: National Date Today: ●

Bacon Day:​​ In the United States and Canada, bacon is made from the pork belly. Elsewhere in the world, the side and back cuts of pork are used. The meat is cured in either a salt brine or in a salt pack. It is then either dried, boiled or smoked. You can find many items also flavored or scented with bacon including popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners and much more.

Live Music: ●

Smoke-N-Blues Jam: ​(​Sundays​) 6 - 9pm at O'Malley's Lounge, 2200 Garfield Ave NW, Olympia.

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Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 8pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Sounds of the Season:​​ 11am - 6pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 2 - 4pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. Movie Night: ​(​Sundays)​ ​ ​7pm at the Brotherhood Tavern, 119 Capitol Way N, Olympia. 21+. You can visit thebrotherhoodlounge.com for more details. Broadway Olympia: Rocky Horror Karaoke Night:​​ (​Sundays​) 8 - 11pm at the Octapas Cafe, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Whether you sing Country, Broadway, or Rock, Karaoke goes next level when you take the stage. Frequent guest appearances from Broadway Olympia performers.

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 11am - 5pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Fitness / Wellness: ●

Mat + Nap - Stretch & Relax:​​ 5:30 - 6:50pm at Perennial Pilates, 515 State Ave NE, Olympia. This class is the perfect opportunity for some nurturing self-care. Class starts with 50 minutes of gentle Pilates Mat exercises and concludes with 25 minutes of optional guided relaxation.

Community Service / Gatherings: ●

Maintaining the Beauty of the Park:​​ (​Sundays)​ 11am - 1pm at West Central Park, 1919 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. Help keep the park looking lovely with gardening, pruning, litter pickup, bird and bee house painting, and much more! There are also frequent indoor projects available during the colder days. Hope House​​: (​ ​Sundays​) 6pm at Hope House First Presbyterian Church, 196 W Central Ave, Tenino. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at wa-al-anon.org


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New Attitudes​​: (​ ​Sundays​) 7pm at Yelm United Methodist Church, 408 2nd St SE, Yelm. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More information online at​ ​wa-al-anon.org

Seattle Spotlight: ●

Enchant Christmas:​​ 4 - 10pm at Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave S, Seattle. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in the surrounding area. Glide around the ice-skating trail or waltz through the Enchant Christmas Market with over 85 vendors. WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Baroque String Extravaganza:​​ 7pm at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St, Seattle. An evening of all-time favorites including Winter from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons featuring Ingrid Matthews, the Telemann Viola Concerto with Jason Fisher, and Bach's A Major Harpsichord Concerto, plus rare delicacies by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.


Kaos calendar of events MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST: National Date Today: ●

National Champagne Day:​​ In France the first sparkling Champagne was created accidentally; the pressure in the bottle led it to be called "the devil's wine" (le vin du diable), as bottles exploded or corks popped. At the time, bubbles were considered a fault. While genuine champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region, there is plenty of bubbly available from Italy, California and even the South of France.

Live Music: ● ●

Music Mondays with Featured Artists:​​ ​(​Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at Dillinger's Cocktails, Kitchen & Rum Room, 406 Washington St SE, Olympia. Pigs On The Wing!:​​ 9pm - 12am at the Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia.

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Oly On Ice Skating Rink:​​ 10am - 6pm at Isthmus Park, 529 4th Ave W, Olympia. Olympia's first seasonal ice rink. Sounds of the Season:​​ 10am - 9pm at Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. Local theater, music and dance groups perform at Capital Mall. Night Road Ride with Colleen:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 7:30pm at Joy Ride Bikes, 1225 Ruddell Rd SE d, Lacey. You're invited for Monday night road rides with Colleen. These 1.5-2 hour romps will go up and down the Chehalis Western trail and surrounding area. This is a no drop ride, so no one will be left behind. Knitter's Night:​​ (​Mondays)​ 6 - 8pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You’re invited to bring your yarn, needle and craft projects! Besties Bingo Night:​​ (​Mondays)​ 7 - 8:30pm at Besties Boutique - Lularoe Independent Retailer, 4720 Blackberry Ct SE, Lacey. Amazing leggings and fun give away prizes! The 1940s Radio Hour:​​ 7 - 9pm at Harlequin Productions, 202 4th Ave E, Olympia. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. Go back in time to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series.

Visual Art: ●

Protective Custody: Within a Prison Nursery:​​ (​Sunday - Friday​) 6am - 12am on the 1st Floor of the Library Lobby at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia. Protective Custody is a portrait series about pregnant inmates entering the Washington Corrections Center for Women who qualify for a prison nursery program. After giving birth, the mothers maintain custody of the babies while serving relatively short prison sentences. Sherry Buckner:​​ 10am - 6pm at Childhood's End Gallery LLC, 222 4th Ave W, Olympia. Sherry Buckner will feature pastels with new work by Ginny Conrow, Bryce Dimitruk, John & Robin Gumaelius, Lia Kattenbraker, Beki Killorin, Gary Leake, Ron & Paula Mynatt, and Tom Stoenner.

Fitness / Wellness: ●

Postnatal Yoga: ​(​Mondays​) 10:45 - 11:45am at True Self Yoga, 2727 Westmoor Ct SW, Olympia. Postnatal Yoga supports new mothers and caregivers to develop their relationships with their babies, and their communities. This class is best suited to caregivers of children who are not yet walking. Thurston County Food Bank Grocery Distribution: ​(​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)​ 11am 3pm at The Thurston County Food Bank, 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. More information online at: thurstoncountyfoodbank.org


Kaos calendar of events Educational / Classes: ● ●

Fiddle Lessons!:​​ (​Mondays)​ 10am - 7pm at Olyfiddle- Fiddle and Violin Instruction, Dickinson Ave NW, Olympia. No experience necessary, open to ages 8 and older. Belly Dance:​​ (​Mondays​) 6 - 8pm at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia. Instructor Amira has belly danced for over 20 years, studied with Egyptian masters, and has won national awards in Middle Eastern dance. Whether you want to perform professionally or just want to dance for the exercise and camaraderie, Amira's enthusiasm and respect for this dance form will help you blossom. Vitsit www.amira.dance/classes.html for more information.

Community Service / Gatherings: ●

Q-Connections Networking Meeting:​​ 11:30am - 1pm at Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center, 130 Marvin Rd SE #130, Lacey. You're welcome to join other business leaders at Lacey's newest networking event. Smart Talks:​​ (​Mondays​) 12pm - 1pm at Flying Top Deli, 1870 Barnes Blvd SW, Tumwater. A weekly round table discussion lead by fellow young professionals about current events, community topics, and ways to help you grow as a young professional. Just for Today:​​ (​ ​Mondays​)​ 7 ​ :30pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. An open meeting for anyone interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups, and for those affected by someone else’s drinking. More info online at: wa-al-anon.org

Children / Games: ●

Noon Year's Eve Party:​​ 9am - 5pm at the Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St NE, Olympia. Party with costumed characters from your favorite stories, make a Harry Potter wand, create a Goodnight Moon bubble print, explore engineering & pneumatics with The Three Little Pigs, experience chemistry demos & Oobleck with "Dr. Seuss," face painting, silkscreen printing, special foods & fun. Plus dancing, parades, and door prizes every hour!

Seattle Spotlight: ●

WildLights:​​ 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. More than 700,000 bright and colorful lights will sparkle like amazing animals across the zoo. Enjoy close-up animal encounters, faux snowball fights, delicious warm treats and plenty of hot chocolate. While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to exploring. Thunderpussy:​​ 9pm at The Showbox, 1426 1st Ave, Seattle.

KAOS Calendar of Events 12/5 - 12/31 2018  
KAOS Calendar of Events 12/5 - 12/31 2018  
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