Thursday, June 02, 2011

[MI Weekly] Oly Arts, Activism and News. June 2- 8, Issue 10

Media Island Weekly: Oly Arts, Activism and News. Jun. 2- 8, Issue 10, 816 Adams, St. SE, 360.352.8526
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Weekly Calendar:  Arts / Activism / Music
Thursday, June 2:

3-5PM: Stitch N Knit, Media Island
6- 8PM: Proof of Residency: Contemporary Ways of Mapping the Body, Evergreen, COM 338
Proof of Residency is an installation that illuminates and investigates contemporary ways of mapping bodies derived from medical technologies, forms of legal identification and cultural practices of embodiment. The driving forces behind my work lay in a series of questions about the interconnectedness of form and content; the different kinds of locators we use to situate and specify our bodies and the ways that theory and power get inscribed onto them.
6- 8PM: Help Create the Vision of a Trail to Old Brewhouse, Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way,
Be part of the vision: imagine a short ride from the State Capitol to the redeveloped Old Brewhouse at the base of Tumwater falls!  The City of Olympia has won a grant to plan this route.  Join us at this joint meeting of Woodland Trail Greenway Association and Friends of the Old Brewhouse to get in on the ground floor of this historic opportunity!  
6- 9PM: Two Spirit Film screening and discussion, Evergreen, Lecture Hall 2
Film and Discussion on Native American sexuality, spirituality, gender and identity. This is an Indigenous space! The intention of this film is to "put on an indigenous lens" and use the film as a tool to add understanding of Native American spirituality, sexuality and gender.
7PM: Kimya Dawson, State Capitol Museum, 211 21st Ave.SW, $2
7PM: Dionysia, Euripides' Trojan Women, Evergreen Experimental Theater, COM Building.
Before Tennessee Williams, before George Bernard Shaw, before Shakespeare, there was an ancient land known to us now as Greece. In this land, plays were staged, plays of such magnitude and societal import that they are still staged to this very day. Also playing on Saturday, June 4, 2:30 pm, Sunday, June 5, 2:30 pm. $5 for students, $10 for the general public.
8PM: Billy Nayer, Romanteek and the Olympia Free Choir, The Northern, 321 4th Ave $6, all ages
9PM: Polyrhythmics CD release party! The Eastside, 410 4th Ave. E, $5

Friday, June 3:

9:30AM- ALL WEEKEND: Fabricated Realities - A Story Game Convention, Procession of the Species Studio, 311 1/2 Capitol Way N
Art Kitchen presents Olympia's first ever story gaming convention running June 3rd through 5th at The Procession of the Species Studio. The studio has been transformed by local artists into a collection of fantastic environments that the gaming tables are located within, including a floating castle, a crystal cavern, outer space, a post-apocalyptic cafe, a dark forest, and more!  Full Passes cost $35 and are available online at and at The Danger Room. Day passes are $13 and will be sold at the door on an as-available basis. Ends Sunday, 11:30PM.
4:30- 6PM: Bring the Billions Home Anti-militarism Peace Vigil, Percival Landing 4th and Water St.
Every Friday as long as you are available. Plenty of signs and friendliness maintain this vigil for over 10 years. Also enjoy the Artesian Rumble Arkestra jazz band that performs here!
6- 8PM: Sensei Greg Lewis Self-Defense Workshop, Evergreen, Lecture Hall Rotunda
At this workshop, you will learn basic self-defense strategies and tactics. Activists are especially encouraged to attend. This event is open to the public.
7PM: HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical, WA Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, It's HONK! The award-winning family musical based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, "The Ugly Duckling". Featuring a cast of hilarious farmyard characters from Ugly's ducky family, to the local chickens, to the turkey schoolmaster, to the conniving feline villain, and more! GA $15, Evergreeners $2.50
8PM: Evergreen Student Music Project RELEASE EVENT, The Northern, 321 4th Ave
8- 9PM: Dance Oly Dance, TCTV Building, 440 Yauger Way,
Dance Oly Dance, Olympia's local dance TV show, invites you to yet another televised dance party on Friday, June 3rd, 8-9pm. Come as you are or come in costume. Come with your friends. Celebrate graduation by making keepsake recordings of your dancing on TV.

Saturday, June 4:

11AM-12:30PM: Historic Shoreline Walk, Olympia Center, 222 N. Columbia Ave.
Did you know that downtown Olympia doubled in size with dredging and fill starting 100 years ago when the city grew by 29 blocks? Help mark out the historic shoreline and learn about downtown history and Budd Inlet with historians Shanna Stevenson, Ed Echtle, Drew Crooks and members of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum.
12- 5PM: Change the Vibration, Sit for Compassion, State Capitol Lawn
12:00-12:45 – Blaine Snow ordained in the Tibetan Nyingma tradition under Anam Thubten in 2008 and has completed the Dharmata Foundation's teacher training course as well as a three-year Buddhist study program, 1:00-1:45 – Koro Kaisan-Miles from Open Gate Zendo  Koro Kaisan Miles (Fa Lohng Shakya) is a Dharma Holder in the Chinese Lin Chi tradition and Senior Dharma Teacher in the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun, authorized by Chuan Zhi Shakya. 2:00-2:45 – Quaker Meditation – leader TBA  3:00-3:45 – Salvatore Zambito discovered Hatha yoga and massage as a sophomore in college in 1967, and from there he went on to study, teach, and apply it all around the world. 4:00-4:45 -Ronny Temple – laughing meditation.
2PM: HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical, WA Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, It's HONK! The award-winning family musical based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, "The Ugly Duckling". Featuring a cast of hilarious farmyard characters from Ugly's ducky family, to the local chickens, to the turkey schoolmaster, to the conniving feline villain, and more! GA $15, Evergreeners $2.50
4- 6PM: SeaCinema World Ocean Day "Under The Sea" Block Party, Olympia Center, 222 N. Columbia Ave.
Live marine critter touch tank, hands-on educational activities, arts and crafts, shellfish tasting, live music (including Sea Shanties), FREE raffle and more! Plus, there will be cake to celebrate the 20th anniversary of People for Puget Sound.
4- 2AM: SmallFest, Evergreen, 4th floor library building, Join us on Evergreen Campus at the 4th floor of the library building at 4pm for a day and night of music that will rip your brains out.  CALVIN JOHNSON THE QUAKERS GENERIFUS TAKHOMA THE CELESTIALS NORTH FOR WINTER RAT SLUTS GLOBELAMP BLACK BIRD MAMMOTH WANG BAKA'I UNWILLING PARTICIPANT DRAGON LEE NYMPHOMANIA, free, all ages
5- 7PM: Third Occasional Oly Record Show, Elks Lodge, 1818 4th Ave. E.
The Third Occasional Olympia Record Show. 30 tables worth of Vinyl, CDs, and misc music ephemera. Full bar (with ID) and music by Selector Edmond and DJ Wildman James. All Ages welcome! Literally tons of vinyl to dig through! Entry is only $2.
6PM- 12:30AM: Sea Cinema Film Festival, Capitol Theater, 6:00: WILD OCEAN, 6:45: SONGS & STORIES OF THE SEA, 7:50: PESCI, 7:51: Oceans, 9:30 Full Focus: The World Below, 10:10: The End of the Line, 11:45: Sea Ghosts
7PM: The Pacific Northwest Reader: Meet the Authors, Oly Timberland Library,
"The Pacific Northwest Reader" compiles 16 essays written by booksellers, librarians, and authors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Three authors will read selections of their work: Gigi Little (Portland, OR); Karen Munro (Portland, OR); and Susan Scott (Seattle, WA).
7- 9:30PM: Movie Night: Operation Homecoming, Coffee Strong 15109 Union ave SW Lakewood, WA.
Veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan recount their war experiences in this Oscar-nominated documentary, which collects the writings of soldiers and their families to give a deeply personal view of American troops' involvement in these conflicts.
8PM: Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW,
Kate and Steve are quality folk: musicians, writers, artists, community builders, Guinness World Record setters and songwriters. $12 or $8 students/ low income
8PM: The Smittens, Math and Physics Club, Monnone Alone (Lucksmiths) and The Special Places, The Northern, 321 4th Ave, $5
9- 11PM: Jazz in the Cellar with Vince Brown & Jessica Blinn, Swing Wine Bar Cafe, 825 Columbia St. SW
Vocalist/ violinist Jessica Blinn will join Vince Brown for an evening of swing standards.

Sunday, June 5:

10- 4PM: Gateways 3rd Annual Co-Ed Kickball Tournament!! Evergreen, College Fields,
This is a family friendly event that is open to the public! Please bring your friends and family!  SUGGESTED DONATION: $10.00/player or $100.00/team (No Refunds)  At least 4 women and 4 men must be on the field at all times, a minimum of 8 players but no more than 12
2PM: HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical, WA Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE, It's HONK! The award-winning family musical based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, "The Ugly Duckling". Featuring a cast of hilarious farmyard characters from Ugly's ducky family, to the local chickens, to the turkey schoolmaster, to the conniving feline villain, and more! GA $15, Evergreeners $2.50
2:30PM: Jazz Jam, Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW, The Jazz community of the South Sound will hold a jazz jam in our cafe on the 1st Sunday of the month. free
3- 6PM: Oly FOR Summer Social, Yauger Park,Our Summer Social planners are providing the food, so simply come and enjoy the afternoon!  Please RSVP so we will know how much food to prepare. To learn more or RSVP contact Rozanne Rants at (360) 705 8520,
6PM: U.S. Boat to Gaza Fundraiser, Traditions Cafe, 300 5th Ave SW,
Richard Lopez is raising funds for his participation.

Monday, June 6:

6- 8PM: Next Steps Community Conversation at POWER Outage, Darby's Cafe, 211 5th Ave.
We will share a potluck meal at 5:30, childcare will be at the POWER office, down the street, from 6 - 8.  Now that our state government has made it clear that while they are willing to spend tax dollars supporting wealthy individuals and corporations, but not the basic needs of Washington citizens, we need to come together as a community and plan.
6PM: KOWA 106.5 LP FM meeting, Media Island, 816 Adams St. SE
9- 11PM: Greta Jane Quartet, Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N
9- 10PM: Dog Dreams followed by filmmaker Q&A, Capital Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE"Dog Dreams" is a short video created by several advanced media students at The Evergreen State College. "Dog Dreams" offers a glance into a couple's stale relationship, exploring both their waking and dreaming states.

Tuesday, June 7:

2- 4PM: TC Commissioners Meeting, Building 1 County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SWLocal participation is the key to responsive government.   The Thurston County Commissioners meet every Tuesday at 2 p.m. and welcome public comment at the beginning of each meeting.   Click on this link to see this week's agenda.  
7PM: Olympia City Council Meeting, City Council Building.
Public gets 3 minutes to speak. Public encouraged to voice displeasure for the anti-homeless and anti-busking criminalization of poverty ordinances.
7PM: Olympia Songwriter Circle, Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 5th Ave,
Original songs are always welcome! Non-songwriters who just want to hear good music are welcome too, so bring a friend!

Wednesday, June 8:

Noon- 1PM: "STAND UP FOR PEACE" vigil, Sylvester Park,
As we have been doing every Wednesday since March 5, 1980. Please come for all or part of the hour. We provide plenty of signs and a friendly atmosphere. Oly FOR
10- 5PM: Save Our Gallery Sale, The State of the Arts Gallery, 500 Washington St. SE
Save Our Gallery (SOG) Sale is an attempt to stay in business by the owners of the State of the Arts Gallery. Everything in the gallery will be 20% Off from June 1 through June 10. The State of the Arts has been in business for 19 years and would love to continue to be a vital part of downtown Olympia.
6PM: Olympia Media Cooperative Meeting,
Media Island, 816 Adams St. SE,
Are you a citizens journalist, videographer, editor or blogger here in Olympia? Come learn how through cooperation we can take on corporate media and win with your help.
8PM: CISPES meeting, POWER office,

/ Local Review
Media Island's Local Media Watch:
Oly Blog: Hyper local news!

Disarm Now Plow Shares: Cruel and Inhuman Punishment

Local Musician Richard Lopez Goes to Gaza on the Freedom Flotilla 2.


Free Radio Olympia: Streaming music from 98.5

Shelton Progressive

This is historic times

Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget

Last Word Blog: Daily Bleed

POWER: Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights

Olympia Power and Light


/ Under-Reported

Media Island's Weekly News Roundup:
Budget Mix-Up Provides Nation's Schools With Enough Money To Properly Educate Students,20350/

Global capitalism and 21st century fascism

Why Liberal Sellouts Attack Prophets Like Cornel West, by Chris Hedges

Democracy Now!

House Passes Authority for Worldwide War

World Bank's neoliberal Africa strategy signals worsening uneven development

Fox News Ticker got hacked.

Worst Ever Carbon Emissions Leave Climate on the Brink

The Whitest Kids U' Know - Pledge of Allegiance

Cyber Combat: Act of War. Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force

Britain steps up mind games against Muammar Gaddafi

NATO Announces another 90 Days in Libya after killing Hundreds of Civilians

FBI and LA County Sheriff raid veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes

Landmark Clinical LSD Study Nears Completion

The Sky Really Is Falling. Chris Hedges.

Why the Democratic Party Has Abandoned the Middle Class in Favor of the Rich

How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory


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