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Outside: Head to the Washington Center for music, art or laughter

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guitar gathering

What excites a guitar geek more than a virtuoso player? Four guitar gods sharing a stage at International guitar night, stopping on Tuesday January 18 at Olympia. 22nd tour features Italian acoustic rocker Luca Stricagnoli, progressive finger style player Game On from Vietnam, Hawaiian slack key master Jim Kimo West and latin swing player Lulo Reinhardt of Germany. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets cost between $25 and $57, with military discounts. The center requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for ages 12 and up.

Abundant art

Work by 34 Olympia artists — all members of the Olympia Art League — is on view through Feb. 28 in the Lobby Gallery of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Among the mediums presented in the exhibition are watercolour, acrylic and fibre. Check it out when you’re at a show, or email [email protected] or call 360-753-8585 to schedule an appointment to view the work between noon and 4 p.m. on a weekday. The center requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for ages 12 and up.

To laugh

Edmonton Comic Sterling Scott says he’s so Canadian that when a drunk man accidentally spit bubbles at him, Scott licked his lips rather than embarrass the spitter. Is the comedian still telling this joke (which seems, judging by his YouTube videos, to have been one of his favorites) in the aftermath of the pandemic? Check it out Thursday, January 20 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Scott is headlining the latest edition of Underground comedy, which also includes Jaren George and amanda arnold. The show, recommended for ages 18 and over, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the center’s Black Box. Tickets are $28, with military discounts. The center requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for ages 12 and up.

After seeing the dark and fun “Richard III” update “Teenage Dick” – streaming until Sunday, January 16 – freelance writer Molly Gilmore hopes theater companies will continue to offer streaming even when ( if?) Crowded theaters feel safe. She talks about what’s happening in Olympia and beyond with Michael Stein of 95.3 KGY-FM from 3-4pm on Fridays.

This story was originally published January 14, 2022 5:00 a.m.