Posted February 10, 2016 by Cooper Point Journal in Arts & Entertainment

Stuff To Do

By Sarah Bradley & Sara Fabian


Adult Swim: Love & Magnets

Hands on Children Museum. 7pm. $20

The Hands On Children’s Museum is opening up its doors to adults for a night of fun. According to their facebook page this 21+ event will “explore unseen forces of attraction with matchmaking experts and biologists while you sample aphrodisiacs and cocktails. Get stuck to a velcro wall, experiment with gravitational pull and play with static electricity. Other Activities include meeting the team behind Siren, Seattle’s newest dating app and a fun experiment on why love stinks, literally, and how pheromones give us clues to genetic compatibility. This is a must do event because when else are you going to get the chance to explore a museum (with a playground inside I might add), engage in artistic and scientific activities and interact with the Olympia community. In addition, there will be Live jams by local funk rock band DBST. Your ticket entry will also get you a complimentary valentine’s day inspired alcoholic beverage and munch on Olympia’s favorite, Abby’s Cupcakes, but bring cash to get some amazing hawaiian food from the Boka Food truck! There will be free parking provided and you can always leave your vehicle there and after the event, it’s just a short 3 min walk from all the cool bars downtown. So bring your friends, your partner, your out of town cousin visiting, and enjoy a night full of fun, dance and play!


PiPE Benefit Show

Palace Flophouse. 7pm. $5.

This show is going to be really, really, good. Like, seriously, this show will Rock, I guarantee it. Not only is the lineup jam-packed with SIX local acts, the very reasonable $5 dollar donation will go to supporting PiPE, an organization that provides and invaluable service to the Olympia community. Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE) has a mission as follows: “To engage homeless and at risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias, hate & general crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as they exist in street culture. We achieve this through social change work, violence prevention education, and survivor support services including advocacy, therapy and support groups.”

Playing the benefit are Dyke Drama, the solo project of Sadie Switchblade (member of G.L.O.S.S.) hella tight rock group Cynosure, bedroom synth pop by Freaky Pup, Seaside Tryst, local pop-punk outfit, Tankini and Ursa Minora whose songwriting almost made me cry the first time I saw them. Literally all of these artists are so good that I can’t even write about it just go listen for yourself. The diverse lineup will provide different types of music for all tastes. This is like the Olympia equivalent of Beyonce’s super bowl halftime performance if Beyonce’s super bowl halftime performance was more like a house show with lots of cool and eclectic bands. It’s gonna be a rocker. Head over to Palace Flophouse on Saturday night—ask around for the address (hint: it’s posted on facebook event page). The show is set to start at 7 p.m., get there on time to see all of the acts. Bring some cash to support to PiPE and enjoy this awesome show.


MANGO Toast & Jam

Rhythm & Rye. 6:30pm. Free.

MANGO publications is a local publishing group dedicated to Xicanao poetry, art, spoken word, and beyond. Coming up will be their one year anniversary of the revival of MANGO publications. The reading will feature poets Lorna Dee Cervantes (editor and publisher of MANGO), Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Scarlett Pedersen, Brian McCraken and Angelica Guillen. Happening on Valentine’s day, the event will be on theme featuring an open mic to “read your own love/anti-love poems.” The open mic portion is open to poems, songs, comedy, and other verbal creations. Additionally, there will be books made by local writers and artists that you can purchase. The event is free so come join and celebrate this