Wednesday, August 16 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge ETC!
JOIN US ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . ETC!'
When you've tried everything else, it's time for what's left – a little bit of burlesque, vaudeville, improv and whatever else comes into our minds. Join the Front Yard Theatre Collective in exploring the possibilities! Watch out – you might just become part of the show.
Doors will open at 6pm and the action starts at 6:30pm. Cocktails available at the cash bar. Drink specials. Attendees are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Tuesday, September 12 • 7:00pm
The MOTH – Miami StorySLAM
ON the second Tuesday of every month for . . .
. . . The Moth – Miami StorySLAM.
This month's theme is: SCHOOLED
SCHOOLED- Taught by nuns or wolves, the streets, trial and error or Harvard professors, come share a story of SCHOOL. Prepare a five-minute tale about lessons learned, mentored enlightenment or hard knock knowledge.
Tickets are $10 and available one week in advance. Doors open at 6pm – StorySLAM begins at 7pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
Want to participate in a StorySLAM? Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
Wednesday, September 13 • 6:30pm
In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!
JOIN US ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH . . .
for 'In the Lobby Lounge . . . JAZZ!'
On September 13, join us in the Lobby Lounge for JAZZ! Come out to meet your Downtown neighbors, have a drink and experience the Olympia like never before.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 6:30 pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
Saturday, September 16 • 9:00pm
EXAGERADO: Tributo a Cazuza
“Exagerado” is a tribute to Cazuza, one of the most beloved Brazilian singer-songwriters. The show revisits some of Cazuza’s of great hits including "Bete Balanço", "Ideologia", "O tempo para para", "Codigo Beija-Flor", "Exaggerated", and other classics that marked a generation.
Valério Araújo, an award winning interpreter of Cazuza and his music catalog, and bears a striking resemblance to Cazuza, leads an amazing tribute show to the 1980’s Brazilian Rock great. Come to remember, to move, to dance, and to enjoy - “Exaggerated - Tribute to Cazuza”.
Friday, September 22 • 8:00pm
Cada Um Com Seus Pobrema
Hailed by audiences and critics one of the most successful theater Productioons in Brazil, ‘Cada Um Com Seus Pobrema’ (Everyone has their own Problems) comes to the Olympia stage.
In this one-man comedy show, Marcelo Médici portrays eight hilarious characters transforming voice and facial expressions in rapid responses. Marcelo is well known to Brazilian audiences with memorable characters like Sanderson from ‘Vai que Cola’ , Mother Jatira a YouTube sensation, and the children’s show host Tia Penha. Audiences will meet these characters and more in a show with fast paced and intelligent humor that guarantees laughter from beginning to end.
Saturday, September 30 • 8:00pm
Snap Judgment is the storytelling phenomena electrifying audiences nationwide. Created by Glynn Washington, produced by WNYC, and launched on NPR stations five years ago, Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative -- daring audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. Snap Judgment LIVE features the world's finest storytellers, backed by Snap Judgment band, on stage at the Olympia Theater.
Snap storytellers dig deep, and marvel as they create magic, crafting experiences that deliver raw, intimate narratives -- giving audiences a glimpse into the lives of a stranger.
This event is presented by Olympia Theater and AEG Presents with WLRN.
Wednesday, October 25 • 7:00pm
Join Bethel Music for a night of ministry and worship led by Lindy Conant and Pastor Havilah Cunnington on October 25, 2017.
Bethel Music is an American worship group from Redding, California, where they started making music in 2001, at Bethel Church. They focus on producing worship songs and albums that are largely written and recorded by members of their Artist Collective.
Sunday, October 29 • 7:00pm
Flamenco Legends: Paco de Lucia Project
Created by 10-time Latin Grammy® winner Javier Limón, The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career. A longtime collaborator and producer of Paco de Lucía, Javier Limón brings the secrets of flamenco at the highest level to create an experience that honors the legacy of Paco de Lucía, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.
Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He has had a revolutionary influence on flamenco music both as a composer and otherwise. His influence on flamenco guitar has been compared with that of Andrés Segovia’s on classical guitar. Throughout his 50 year career, he performed and recorded with musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, Carlos Santana and Al Di Meola among many others.
Presented by The Rhythm Foundation and Olympia Theater.
Sunday, November 12 • 5:00pm
Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. For over ten years he’s shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, singers and a world of musicians.
Ben is bringing his Paper Airplane Request Tour to the Olympia Theater for one night only! Fans and friends get to program the show when they “fly” their requests and favorite songs to the stage from a career spanning decades.
This concert is presented by Olympia Theater and AEG Presents.
Saturday, December 09 • 8:00pm
NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. He is celebrating his 80th birthday by performing a select series of concerts with his Latin Jazz Septet, including this one at The Olympia Theater.
Palmieri’s piano playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Born in Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican parents and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales.
He played piano with popular New York bands during the 1950s before forming his own band La Perfecta in 1960. Since then he has recorded landmark albums, toured the world and been awarded countless honors – ten Grammys, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the covered Jazz Master award by the National Endowment or the Arts.
This concert is presented by The Rhythm Foundation and The Olympia Theater.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 • 8:00pm
NIGHTWISH: Decades North America 2018
As four guys looking like they’re fresh out of high-school and a girl in leather pants played at the legendary rock-venue Lepakko in Helsinki, Finland, no-one could’ve known that one day they would be performing gigantic tours and would become the most successful band to ever come from Finland with album sales in figures with more than six digits, well known by their name NIGHTWISH. From their first album, "Angels Fall First" onwards, Nightwish gradually grew, or rather evolved.
The Decades 2018 tour will showcase popular songs and never before performed cuts from the band’s deep catalog of music. Additionally, every ticket will include a special Decades Tour CD which will be distributed at the concert.