Thursday, June 16, 2011

[MI Weekly] Oly Arts, Activism, Music and News. Jun. 16- 22, Issue 12

Media Island Weekly: Oly Arts, Activism Music and News. Jun. 16- 22, Issue 12, 816 Adams, St. SE, 360.352.8526
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Weekly Calendar:  Arts / Activism / Music
Thursday, June 16:
1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
6:30- 9PM: Building a Village:  A Community Design Charette for the OlyVBC, Urban Onion Ballroom, 116 E. Legion Way
The Olympia Village Building Convergence will be a community-wide placemaking event later this summer, slated for August 11-14 (save the date).  At Thursday's Community Design session we invite you, our neighbors to listen, give input, visit and get involved at project sites around town. About our Facilitator:  Mark Lakeman is a founder of the City Repair Project. Mark is a creative, urban place-maker in his commitment to the emergence of a thriving and sustainable cultural landscape.
8PM: Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands,
Traditions, 300 5th Avenue SW
This is a Midsummer Celebration with Laurie Lewis on vocals, fiddle, and guitar. Her 30 year career has been stellar. She has won a Grammy ("True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe," 1997), and twice been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association). $20, $12 students/ low income
9PM: Industrial Revelation!
The Eastside Club, 410 4th Ave. E

Friday, June 17:
1971 – President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
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!
6PM: Karl Friedrich presents Wings: A Novel of WWII Flygirls, Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E,
Camas, Washington, author Karl Friedrich will present his novel Wings, an historical novel about women who served as air force service pilots in the Second World War. Publishers Weekly called it an "entertaining and spirited saga."
7PM: Community Discussion on forgiveness, Traditions, 300 5th Avenue SW
We never find true happiness until we experience forgiveness. How can we find it in our heart to forgive if the one who has wounded us won't change. This has both personal and societal implications as people and nations struggle under the burden of hatred. Come to this community discussion with Dr. David James and bring your stories of forgiveness to share.
7PM: The Kareem Kandi Band, The Royal Lounge,
8PM: Jabi Shriki, McMenamins Spar Cafe, 114 4th Ave E
8PM: Summer in the Sixties, Harlequin Productions 202 4th Ave E,
A harlequin original musical celebration  directed by Linda Whitney  Musically directed by Bruce Whitney
9PM: Oxcart, System & Station, Big Wheel Stuntshow, the 4th Ave Tavern

Saturday, June 18:
Global Day of Listening,
9AM- 2PM: West Olympia Farmers' Market, Garfield Elementary 300 Thomas Street,
9- 5PM: 13th Annual Olympic Airshow, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 A Old Hwy 99 SE. 
Father's Day Weekend at the celebrated Olympic Air Show, hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum at the Olympia Regional Airport.
9- 4PM: Fertile Ground Neighborhood Yard Sale, Fertile Ground, 9th and Adams St.,
Behind the Olympia Timberland library. Call us if you're a neighbor and you'd like to sell things too! 360.352.2428
8- 3PM: Swede Day Midsommar Festival,
Swede Hall, 18543 Albany St. S.W Rochester,
Thurston County Parks & Recreation 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run 8:00 to 10:30  Centralia Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast  Adult $6 Child $3 Family $15  Noon to 3 PM Swedish Meat Ball Lunch $7 Child age 6 to 11 $4 Under age 6 free  Hamburgers/Hot dogs Entertainment  May Pole Dance – noon to 12:30 PM  Scandinavian Dance with Nordic Exposure – 12:30 to 1:30 PM  Independence Valley Players & Yvonne Ruege – 1:30 to 2 PM  Kim's TaekwonDo Karate Demonstration – 2- 2:45 PM Noon to 4 PM Swede Hall  Swede Day Midsommar Festival Station USPO Cancellation 7:30 AM to 3 PM  ~ Happy Meadow Pony Rides ~ Vendors & Information Booths ~ 11 AM
11- 4PM: Olympia Really Really Free Market, Woodruff Park 1500 Harrison Ave. NW    
Please bring things to give away, food to share, and/or games/musical instruments to play with others.
11- 5PM: Northwest Detention Center Solidarity Vigil, Capitol Way and State Ave.
CARPOOL from downtown Olympia (at the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural) at 11 AM.  Every month, Bridges Not Walls hosts a Solidarity Vigil at the Northwest Detention Center. The Northwest Detention Center is a for-profit prison, tucked away and hidden on the industrial tide-flat area of Tacoma, WA where over 1500 immigrants are detained.
12:30- 3:30PM: Beach Naturalist Program: Meet us at the beach!, Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive NE,
Come Explore Low Tides with Trained Beach Naturalists  Beach Naturalists Can: * Help you find where beach animals live * Teach you how to keep the beach healthy * Answer questions about the beach and the animals that live there
5- 10PM: The MAIA Mural Project Cafe & One Big Drawing, Mariah Art School, 1403 Garfield Ave NW
Come enjoy a nice meal and drinks, live acoustic music will begin at 7pm! Susan Greene, director of ORSMP and Ziad Abbas, director of MECA will introduce the project and share images from past projects in Palestine as well as the process of ORSMP and the MAIA Water purification units. There will even be face painting and art activities! For more information about The MAIA Mural Project Café and One Big Drawing visit
6PM: Green Party Potluck and meeting, MIXX96 Meeting Room, corner of State and Washington
7PM: Kila (from Ireland)  With The Burren Boys, Capital Theater, 206 5th Ave E, $15 OFS members, $20 general
7:30- 9PM: Masterworks presents Your Hit Parade, The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE,
Your Hit Parade was a broadly popular American program broadcast form 1935 to 1955 on radio, and 1950 to 1959 on television. Tonight's music harkens back to that era when, each Saturday evening.  $27.50 adults, students/seniors $17.50
8PM: Jim Page with Fast Rattler,Traditions, 300 5th Ave.
"In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer." - Bonnie Raitt He is going to be joined tonight by Portland group "Fast Rattler" Fast Rattler started with the discovery of an old song book of Utah Phillips songs called "Starlight On The Rails."
8PM: Phoenix Farm Solstice Dance Party!
ABC House
Sip from our decadent nectar bar featuring herbal elixers! Dance all night to booty beats from DJs Ira Coyne, Teddy K, Johnny Wulf, and Jeffrey Dahmer (of Ghost Feet)! A solstice dance party benefit for Phoenix Farm.
9PM: Georgy, Chung Antique, KAREN and Total Bros,
The Northern, $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.
9PM: Func Pro Tunc, the 4th Ave Tavern
9PM: Mendozza! Mosquito Hawk! Bone Sickness! Blues Druid!
The Eastside Club, 410 4th Ave. E

Sunday, June 19:
Juneteenth, Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865.
9- 5PM: 13th Annual Olympic Airshow,
Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 A Old Hwy 99 SE. 
Father's Day Weekend at the celebrated Olympic Air Show, hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum at the Olympia Regional Airport.
9- 4PM: Fertile Ground Neighborhood Yard Sale, Fertile Ground, 9th and Adams St.,
Behind the Olympia Timberland library. Call us if you're a neighbor and you'd like to sell things too! 360.352.2428
2PM: Oly Coalition for a Fair Budget Meeting,
Media Island, 816 Adams St. SE
5:30PM: Veterans For Peace meeting, Traditions, 300 5th Ave.
8PM: Hurray for the Riff-Raff, Sam Doores and the Tumbleweeds and guests,
The Northern, $6

Monday, June 20: Earliest date for the summer solstice, longest daylight of the year.
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

Tuesday, June 21:
Summer solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'.
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: Busk-in! Oly City Hall, 900 Plum St SE,
Citizens in Violation of Illegal Laws [CIVIL] cordially invites all citizens to stand up against Olympia's repressive and unconstitutional anti-busking law. Come ready to play music.
9PM: RICKY STEIN, Le Voyeur, 404 4th Ave E

Wednesday, June 22: 2003 – The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
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
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.
7PM: Dinner For ALL, Traditions, 300 5th Avenue SW
A special invitation to the homeless in Olympia. Since there is more to community than owning a house or even living in one, many of us wish to break down any real or imagined barriers and to instead begin to establish bonds that bind all of us together as member of the same Olympia community. A dinner is being provided by members of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation to be enjoyed by any and all who show up. Please come to meet your neighbors and enjoy a potluck dinner.
8PM: Derek M Johnson, Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Thee Source Ov Fawnation and Stasis Field, The Northern, $8

/ Under-Reported

Media Island's Weekly News Roundup:
June 18 and 19, Global Day of Listening
A Simple Idea to Transform the Life of Our Cities
America's Next War Theater: Syria and Lebanon? Washington's War against the Resistance Bloc
China treads new path in Libya
Weak Job Growth Leads to Further Rise in Unemployment
Chris Hedges' Columns No Justice in Kafka's America
UK ministers ignored 'peak oil' warnings, report shows
A Visit Inside Colombia's Most Notorious Prison, La TramacĂșa
Deal near on trade agreements, worker aid
Organization United for Respect at Walmart!
Fukushima: It's Much Worse Than You Think
An Exit Strategy from America's Longest War -- 40 Years of Disastrous Drug Prohibition

/ Local Review
Media Island's Local Media Watch:
Oly Blog: Hyper local news!
Drops of Water Falling* (new)
Disarm Now Plow Shares: Cruel and Inhuman Punishment
Local Musician Richard Lopez Goes to Gaza on the Freedom Flotilla 2.
Janines little hollywood
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

/ Links
Links Independent News (worldwide)  

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