Posts Tagged ‘Nightlife’
 
 
 
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By Danny Loose I’ve been organizing parties in Olympia for well over a year now and throughout my time something has always felt missing from nightlife here. While Friction, B12, Outer Bass, Invokation, and Gay Rodeo are fun events conducive to getting wasted, nightlife in Olympia is suffocatingly white in terms of booking and patronage. Inclusion and diversity are rarely centered in booking nightlife, especially in Olympia, and this really needs to change. Speaking from a position as someone who has participated in organizing nightlife in Olympia, diversity and inclusion are rarely centered within booking nightlife and this needs to be addressed. Luckily, a collective of people of color concerned with creating intentional spaces in nightlife have  introduced a new monthly party at Obsidian by and for people of color called “Free Breakfast Club”, a reference to the the Black Panther’s famous community outreach program “Free Breakfas...

 
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By Sara Fabian On my drive from SeaTac to Olympia I asked my friend if she had any new gossip to share about what I’ve missed since mid December. She thought about it for a second, and then told me Darby’s was gone. “gone?! GONE where?” I demanded.  And as if we were two old ladies gossiping about our grandkids, she explained that Darby’s wasn’t gone but had been moved from its historic location to share a space with newly established Three Magnets Co. just a few blocks away. To many Olympia residents, including myself, this may seem like a sudden change. The original Darby’s location was special, a landmark, and a part of Olympia history. The Darby’s we knew with the cute outdoor patio, rustic exterior, and an awesome feature in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives was no longer. Nate and Sara Reilly, owners of Darby’s Cafe and Three Magnets Brewing Co. made the decision to combine both businesses together in a shared space with one half...