OLY ARTS is your leading guide to Thurston County entertainment. This newsletter features Sara Sparrow, 30 Plays in 60 Minutes and the best local arts and culture for Nov. 10-16.
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OLY ARTS Is Your Guide
to Wet-Weather Entertainment!

It's expected to rain all week, but OLY ARTS knows how to keep you warm, dry and comfortably entertained! Our events calendar is so full we post a comprehensive Weekend Preview each Friday on Tomorrow's listing will tell you more about Twelfth Night in Tumwater, Nalini Nadkarni at the Washington Center, double takes at StoryOly and over a dozen fantastic events coming this week.

So leave your umbrella at home! This OLY ARTS newsletter is your cultural digest for the South Sound, Nov. 10-16:

30 Plays in 60 Minutes
30 Plays in 60 Minutes

The audience is in control, and anything can happen during 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, this fall’s production by the Saint Martin’s University (SMU) theater arts department. The program hails from Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, created by Greg Allen. Its two-minute plays were written by The Neo-Futurists, a Chicago-based experimental-theater company founded by Allen. Directors for SMU’s production include theater professor David Hlavsa, Brian Tyrrell and Shannon Winterfeld, a senior at SMU.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov, 11, 12 and 16-19;
2 p.m. Nov. 13

Where: Kreielsheimer Arts Building, St. Martin's University,
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey

How much: $5-$15 (Nov. 16 and 17 are pay-what-you-will)

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Sara Sparrow

Wee Small

Sara Sparrow is a circus performer, arts teacher and regular contributor to the Olympia aerial scene. Her solo show Wee Small, about a character who seems to be wrestling with insecurity and insomnia, was previewed at TEDx Olympia last year. Wee Small sums up all the work Sparrow has done over a decade of performing. She's a repeat performer for Lord Frannzanian’s Royal Olympia Spectacular Vaudeville Show who's created with the Aerialistas and the Tallhouse Arts Consortium. She worked for Teatro ZinZanni and has performed from Seattle to Oakland and in Germany, Japan and Spain.

When: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

Where: Sparrow Studios,
207 Washington St. NE, Olympia

How much: $20

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Double Shot

Live Stand-Up Comedy

After All Freakin' Night, grab a double espresso and get ready for the 33rd-annual Olympia Film Festival's closing extravaganza. Olympia Film Society welcomes comic Emmett Montgomery to the Capitol Theater stage. He was among the top 100 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, season 9, and voted “Best Comic” by Seattle Weekly readers. He’s performed at festivals across the country (including Sasquatch at the Gorge) and worked with Maria Bamford, Dave Chappelle and TJ Miller. The show kicks off with Olympia comics Natalie Holt, Sam Miller and Morgan Picton.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13

Where: Capitol Theater,
206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia

How much: $9-$12

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