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Olympia Comics Festival Friday June 2-Saturday June 3 Timberland Library - 313 8th Ave SE // Olympia Center - 222 Columbia St NW // Capitol Theater - 206 Fifth Ave // Danger Room - 201 Fourth Ave. W. All events free except for the stage show ($6) The Northwest’s longest-running alternative comics event converges this weekend in Olympia where direct connection between comic creators and readers is cultivated through cartoonists’ expo, panel discussions, author and illustrator signings, and a stage show featuring comedy skits, interview, music, and slideshows. This year’s guests of honor include Emil Ferris, Simon Hanselmann and Peter Kuper. Emil Ferris is new to the comic scene with her first graphic novel at age 55, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, being hailed as a stylistic tour de force. Its protagonist is a 10 year old girl of Mexican, Irish, and Cherokee ancestry who obsesses over monsters to the extent of constantly pict...

 
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By Chloe Marina Manchester & Jasmine Kozak Gilroy The Brotherhood takes flight Wednesday 5/3. The Brotherhood. 8pm. 21+. From the Event: “Marlo’s back in town!!!! Come see what one of Airbound Underground’s beloved traveling artists has been up to! Join us at the Brotherhood for all the aerial awesomeness you can handle, and stay afterwards to dance with DJ Fir$t Lady!!! Don’t forget tips for your bartenders and performers!” Last Word Books Turns 15 Saturday 5/6. Last Word Books. 4pm. Last Word Books is turning fifteen years old! Go celebrate it with them! Potluck banquet extravaganza! Keg of beer by donation, music, poetry, circus, fine literature and good times. $5 at the door, or a book donation for entrance. Performers include Sam Miller, Circus!, Temple Heathens, and a lot more! Go support your bookstore! Girlfriends Spring Market Friday 5/12. 141 Nisqually Cutoff Rd SE Olympia. 10-4pm. $5 Be prepared to hav...

 
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By Sylvie Chace Friday, March 17 Making Gold: Grand Celebration Student Art Gallery. 6 p.m. Students of Color have showcased their art in the Student Art Gallery for the Making Gold exhibition that began March 6 and continued on until the 13th. This event is a celebration of the exhibit, people can come mingle with the artists and hear spoken word poetry as well as comedy performances by local POC artists and performers. The performers include, poet Scarlett Pedersen, and comedians Summer Azim and Khadija Hassan. The event will be hosted by MC Keah Thomas. Food will be provided and the event is free. Thursday, March 23 Another Perfect Crime, Shower Scum, First Boyfriend Le Voyeur. 10 p.m. 21+ Seattle band Another Perfect Crime comes to town to promote their latest album ‘The Flood.’ The facebook page for the event states “With deep roots in the PNW indie music scene, Another Perfect Crime was born at Portland’s Ladies Rock C...

 
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By Jasmine Kozak-Gilroy Friday 12/2 Hari Kondabolu Album Release Show Capitol Theater. 9pm. $12. 21+ Hari Konduolu, returning to Olympia for the third time, is well known for his politically charged comedy, which often centers around his experiences growing up as an Indian immigrant and living in the United States as a person of color. He is touring to support his second album, Mainstream American Comic, which features comedy tracks such as “All Lives Don’t Matter” and “My Mom (Accent Not Included)”. He has done standup on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and has had his own half hour special featured on Comedy Central Presents. He earned his Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and eventually becoming a human rights organizer in Seattle, focusing on immigration reform and the rights of immigrants. In an interview by NPR, Konduolu spoke on centering his comedy around race and other ‘charged’ topics, saying, “I s...

 
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Wednesday 10/26 Evergreen Costume Swap Student Activities. 2pm. Free. Not sure what your costume is going to be yet? Student Activities is hosting a costume swap this Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 2-6 p.m.! You can pick up someone’s past costume or get some final touches for one you’ve been working on. Bring in your old costumes/clothes/masks/accessories and swap them for new ones! Make sure everything is clean and in good condition. Thursday 10/27 Halloween Dance Ben Moore’s. 9pm. All Ages. $7 If you want to get out and dance before the weekend hits, join the weekly Oly Dance crew at Ben Moore’s Restaurant. Oly Dance usually focuses on blues fusion dance, but is switching things up for Halloween, featuring DJ’s Johnny Cluster, David, Gabriel Stranahan, and DJ Oso. The event is all ages but there is a bar available for the over 21 crowd as well. Friday 10/28 Film: Halloween Capitol Theater. 9pm. $9 Get spooked by the o...

 
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By Ruby Love, Sarah Bradley, & Jasmine Kozak Gilroy WEDNESDAY 4/20 MEXICO: Government Repression Grows Against Indigenous Self-Defense Forces Evergreen Library. 6:30 pm. On Wednesday, a panel of speakers will meet in the Library to “explore the politicized incarceration of Nestora Salgado, neoliberalism, and the Drug War in Mexico as well as touch on indigenous, feminist, and ecological justice movements in Mexico.” The event features five different speakers, each planning to focus on a specific topic related to the event’s overall theme. According to the event’s Facebook page, the speakers include: Nestora Salgado, “Indigenous leader, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and ex-political prisoner in Mexico.” She was detained by Mexican federal soldiers in 2013 as a result of her activism. She was held in a maximum security prison and denied contact with her attorney and her family. Dr. Filiberto Barajas-Lopez, U.W. College of Educ...

 
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By Sarah Bradley & Sara Fabian FRIDAY 2/12 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 ba...