Posts tagged “Olympia”

Friday, 1 April 2016

See Me In the South Sound Improv Comedy Festival Tomorrow (Saturday), and Also In the Newspaper Again!

3rd Annual Improv Comedy Festival

The festival starts tonight (Friday), but I won’t be innit until tomorrow (Saturday)

So this Saturday night (April 2nd), Fools Play Improv won’t be having a show in Tacoma as is their habit, they’ll be venturing back down to their old stomping grounds of Olympia to be a part of the 3rd Annual South Sound Improv Comedy Festival there!

We’re one of four troupes performing that evening, so we’ll only get a wee bit o’ stage time (plus we’ll be in a big all-troupes mash-up at the end of the show), but if’n you’re in the area you should stop by and see all the funny!

PLUS there’s a big ol’ photo of me (AGAIN) in The News Tribune in the article that talks about both Fools Play (and our now-over Improv & Dragons event) and the Festival!

Fools Play Improv in The News Tribune


3rd Annual South Sound Improv Festival (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, April 2nd, 7:00 PM
@ The State Theatre
202 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
All-Ages, $20 (or $30 if you want to go both nights)

I SHALL SEE YE THERE! And you’ll also see me when ye purchase a copy of The News Tribune to gaze upon handsome visages of the Fools.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Fools Play at the 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Festival This Saturday!

Seven Troupes... one of 'em's US!

Seven Troupes… one of ’em’s US!

This Saturday night, April 4th, truck on down to Oly Town to see Fools Play Improv performing in the 2nd Annual South Sound Improv Festival at the State Theater! This is our second (of 2) year doing this, and it was a great show last year. So it will be a great show again this year. Right? RIGHT!

The festival is actually two nights, Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th, and there are a buncha other troupes gonna be there, but Fools Play is only on Saturday night.

I guess you could go to both evenings if'n you wanted...

I guess you could go to both evenings if’n you wanted…

Fools Play hasn’t performed in Olympia since last Halloween. Who knows when we’ll be able to again? So you should really try your darnedest to come see us Saturday Night at 8:00, just like olde times!

Join us... join us, Danny... Come play with us...

Join us… join us, Danny… Come play with us…

2nd Annual South Puget Sound Improv Festival (Facebook event)
Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 PM
@ The State Theater
202 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA (map)
Single-Day Admission: $20 / Two-Day Admission: $30 (Tickets)
$15 rush tickets available 30 minutes before curtain (unless sold out)

I know Saturday is only a couple o’ days away. I wanted to post about this yesterday, but it was April Fool’s Day and I didn’t want you to think I was joking. I’m not! This is all true! I’ll see you in Olympia on Saturday night!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Need Some Metal?

Are you looking for something to do on a Friday night? This ape has just the thing for you!



There’s going to be what promises to be an excellent evening of metal at the 4th Ave Tavern in Olympia, featuring none other than Gunslinger! And a buncha other bands I’ve heard of but I’ve never actually heard their music. So here, listen to some Gunslinger!

I’d like to make it out to this show but honestly it’s rather unlikely. BUT YOU STILL SHOULD!



Curse of the North, Mos Generator, Gunslinger, Teepee Creeper (Facebook Event)
Friday, 1/16 9:00 PM
@ The 4th Ave Tavern
210 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98501 (map)
21+ $5

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Animated Spirit Windows

As threatened, last Saturday night after Fools Play I went to Le Voyeur to watch my friends do the musics. As is my nature, I made some animated .GIFs of the evening.

First off was my friend Tangentbot performing his SPIRIT▴SHRINE project. Take a look!



Y’know, perhaps animated .GIFs of DJ sets aren’t the most exciting, eh?

After SPIRIT▴SHRINE came Urban Fantasy, a keyboardist and rapper. This was their first-ever live public performance. They explained that they usually have a third member, but she wasn’t there because she was suffering from “the consumption” like you get in the Oregon Trail video game. That was funny. I didn’t get a .GIF of them.

At the end of their set my friend @KowaiHitsuji excused herself to the restroom to get ready for WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION‘s set, which she was going to take part in. When she left @extropic_engine turned to me and asked if I was aware of what getting ready entailed. I said I didn’t, and he urged me to wait and see.

When @KowaiHitsuji emerged from the restroom she was dressed thusly:

That's not a Creepy Sheep, it's a Totoro!

That’s not a Creepy Sheep, it’s a Totoro!

And it was thusly that she performed with WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION:

Sing me a song, Totoro.

Sing me a song, Totoro.

As usual, Le Voyeur and its audience was its own weird self, but I enjoyed to see this show. I don’t think they’re performing again until September sometime (you can look at my calendar to see updates about that).

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Pictures.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Spiritâ–´Shrine & windowsninetyfivesecondedition This Saturday Night!



So this Saturday night there is a musics show in Olympia featuring a couple of my friends. First off we have my friend Tangentbot performing his SPIRIT▴SHRINE project (Dark Electronica).

Then we also have Tangentbot teaming up with my pal Extropic Engine as WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION (Ambient Industrial).

Here’s a SPIRIT▴SHRINE track for your listening pleasure:

They’ll be joined by a couple of other music acts: Urban Fantasy (hip-hop/synth-pop) and Kim Jong Illin’ (solo acoustic crust punk).

I am so totally going to go to this show. I know what you’re thinking: but Chris Harris the Purple Fool, this musics show is on a Saturday night! You won’t be able to go because you always perform at Fools Play on Saturday nights.

Well, you’re WRONG. Okay, you’re right about the fact that I’ll be performing at Fools Play this Saturday night. But this musics show doesn’t start until 10:00 PM, which just so happens to be when Fools Play ends! So I’ll be peforming at Fools Play and then booking it the two or three blocks up the street to Le Voyeur to watch some musics happen in front of my very eyes and earses!


$AT.8/2-DANCE&DIE@LEVOYEUR (Facebook event)
Saturday, August 2nd 10:00 PM
@ Le Voyeur
404 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
FREE (but donations accepted), 21+

Originally The Old Salt was going to be a part of WINDOWSNINETYFIVESECONDEDITION’s set, but I believe he’s going to have to miss it because he’ll be up in Bellingham being naked onstage in a play. You know how it is.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Music.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Summer Solstice Music Shows: Take Your Pick!

O no, dat beaver done got dat tree.

O no, dat beaver done got dat tree.

Hey, folks, TOMORROW (6/21/14) is some sorta sun/earthy-type event: the Summer Solstice! That’s the First Day of Summer!

You should celebrate by going to a musics show! There are two good options:

#1: Goto Connor Byrne Pub in Ballard to hear some good musics, including my pals Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount!

Ballard Solstice Show with Tango Alpha Tango, A Breakthrough in Field Studies, and JM+FFD!!! (Facebook event)
Saturday, June 21 9:00 PM
@ Conor Byrne Pub
5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (map)
$?? 21+

Naked Baby listen to record.

Naked Baby listen to record.

#2: If you’re in for something a bit more metallic (or if you’re further south in Puget Sound and don’t feel like going up to Seattle), you should head to the brand-new venue Rhythm & Rye in Olympia to hear a kick-ass musics show, including my pals Gunslinger!

Mosquito Hawk // Ancient Warlocks // Gunslinger (Facebook event)
Saturday, June 21 9:00 PM
@ Rhythm & Rye
311 Capitol Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
$?? 21+

You should go to one of them! It’s only TOO BAD you can’t go to both!

Categories: Concerts/Shows.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

2 Chances to See Some Metal Guns Get Slung: Gunslinger in Olympia This Weekend!

Gunslinger: Slinging some nerdy metal guns.

Gunslinger: Slinging some nerdy metal guns.

Olympia Artswalk is this weekend, and there’s some nerdy Heavy Metal opportunities for YOU! That’s right, Oly’s own Gunslinger is playing shows on both Friday and Saturday night!

I wrote about Gunslinger back in January, and will again quote their own description of themselves, because it’s a pretty durned awexome description:

We are Gunslinger. A particularly lethal combination of beer, science fiction and METAL!

I’d love to be able to see these shows, but with the wee beb who knows if I’ll be able to? But that shouldn’t stop you!

Gunslinger Show #1: Olympia Artswalk!

Gunslinger Show #1: Olympia Artswalk!

Gunslinger @ Artswalk 2014 (Facebook event)
Friday, April 25th at 8:00 PM
@ Capital City Guitars
108 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
Free (I assume; it doesn’t say anywhere)

Gunglinger Show #2: McCoy's Tavern!

Gunglinger Show #2: McCoy’s Tavern!

Heavy Metal Art @ McCoy’s (Facebook Event)
Saturday, April 26th at 9:30 PM
@ McCoy’s Tavern
418 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501(map)
21+ $3

Will I see you there? Well, that depends on if I can make it to one of the shows or not! We’ll see!

Categories: Concerts/Shows.