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OLY ARTS is your leading guide to Thurston County entertainment. This newsletter features Swan Lake, Night of the Living Tribute Bands and the best local arts and culture for Oct. 27 to Nov. 2.
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Happy Halloween From OLY ARTS!

We've scared up three terrific, new events for you this week, plus you still have time to catch encore performances of An Act of the Imagination at Olympia Little Theatre and Letters to Sala at Olympia High School. Also, check out Kathy Gore-Fuss's exhibit of Olympia-history-themed art at Salon Refu and the "Steamboat Stringband Harvest Party" at Prosperity Grange.

Trick or treat! This OLY ARTS newsletter is your cultural digest for the South Sound, Oct. 27 - Nov. 2:

Swan Lake
Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake

There’s a good reason Swan Lake is often called "the ballet of all ballets." The combination of pure romanticism, a story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous music continue to reach new generations. Russian Grand Ballet was founded by graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools, with principal dancers from the upper ranks of great ballet companies and academies. Today, Russian Grand Ballet Theatre boasts over 50 brilliant dancers.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27

Where: Washington Center for the Performing Arts,
512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

How much: $25-$67

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Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

This year's host, Vanessa Postil, knows how much effort participants pour into looking and sounding like famouse rock bands. Last year, Postil played Susanna Hoffs, lead singer for The Bangles. Her co-host this year is standup comedian Morgan Picton. This year's lineup includes cover bands for Alice in Chains, Faith No More, The Moody Blues, Mötley Crüe and The Velvet Underground. Alice in Chains is played by Eli Collin Dayley, Sarah Lynn, Erin McAdams and Lauren O’Neill.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Where: Capitol Theater,
206 Fifth Ave SE, Olympia

How much: $10-$15

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Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You're Electing

The Capitol Steps began in 1981 in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Over the past 35 years, they've recorded 36 albums and appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Nightline, CNN’s Inside Politics and dozens of times on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. They’ve performed for five U.S. presidents. Take a break from the 24-hour news cycle to blow off political steam. Laughs abound at this Olympia favorite.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

Where: Washington Center for the Performing Arts,
512 Washington St. SE, Olympia

How much: $21-$55

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