Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dinner with Barbara Ribakove Gordon

 will speak about her 40 years of activism on behalf of Ethiopian Jews 

The Talk is on Wednesday, February 6th, 6:30-8:00 at
Temple Beth Hatfiloh

Join the speaker for dinner at Kitzel's before the talk. 
5pm buy-your-own Jewish Community Dinner at Kitzel’s Delicatessen.  
Kosher meals available IF ORDERED IN ADVANCE.  

Contact Nancy Koppelman at

 Barbara Ribakove Gordon, who is now 80 years old, went to Ethiopia in 1981 with the first American mission to Ethiopian Jewish villages. The group trekked through the rugged Semien Mountains in northern Ethiopia to reach an isolated Jewish village. From there they went to Israel to report what they had seen: appalling poverty and illness – and awe-inspiring dignity and Jewish commitment. In 1982, a handful of dedicated men and women met in Barbara Ribakove Gordon’s New York apartment to organize the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ). As Executive Director, Barbara was summoned to Ethiopia in May, 1991, to participate in Operation Solomon. With opposing Ethiopian armies holding fire in a temporary armistice, she and two other volunteers helped the Israelis process over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews at the Israeli embassy in Addis Ababa for the historic 36-hour airlift to Israel. The NACOEJ group flew out on the last plane. Today under Barbara’s leadership, NACOEJ has over 50,000 supporters and a record of rescuing thousands of Ethiopian Jews from famine, civil war, and persecution. Barbara Ribakove Gordon was named “Unsung Hero of the Year” in 1986 by the New York Jewish Week, was honored by the City Council of New York in 2004, and received the Rabbi Samuel S. and Irma Cohon Foundation Award for 2010.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Science Café is coming to Kitzel's.

History of Violin Bows!

When:    7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Where: Kitzel's Crazy Delicious Delicatessen, 514 Capital Way, Olympia  (Phone 360.357.7747)
February's topic is The New Golden Age of Bow Making.

Robert Ray of R.L. Ray Violin Shop (Olympia) will take us on a tour of bow making from the 18th Century to the present. His presentation will encompass the historical, economical and cultural events that helped shape bow making as we know it today, including:
  • the early makers of the modern bow from Tourte through Peccatte (circa 1770-1860),
  • the middle period, Voirin to Sartory (circa 1860-1930),
  • the demise of bow making and the last of the great French school (circa 1930-1960), and
  • the new era of bow making (circa 1960-2012).

March Topic:

From Zebrafish to Sea Lions to Humans: Common Effects of Seafood Toxin Exposure
by Kathi Lefebvre, Ph.D.
Research Biologist, NOAA Fisheries
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Seattle)

Science Café of Olympia meets each month on the second Tuesday. It provides an informal atmosphere where people with and without scientific background can meet to deepen their understanding of interesting topics in science and technology. After a presentation by an expert in the field, the meetings are opened for discussion. Science Cafés are found nationwide and are loosely affiliated with the U.K.-based Cafe Scientifique, an international organization promoting public engagement with science.

Some of the organizers of Science Café of Olympia are affiliated with the Puget Sound Chapter of The American Chemical Society.
Send us your comments and suggestions on topics, speakers and how we can improve our meetings. Feel free to pass this notice on to like-minded friends.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Vote for Us!

Hello! The Weekly Volcano is having the 2013 Best of Olympia contest. Please vote for us if you like us!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Music is the Bridge is Molly Robertson and Scott Lipsker

This Saturday, Jan 12, 6:30-9pm

Original songs, instrumental jams, and covers played and sung with heart and soul! No cover, but the music always sounds better when you are drinking a kombucha and eating a pastrami sandwich.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Get energized for the End of the World

Why not dance in the streets on the last day of the world? Join the dance party.

Get juiced and energized before the party - we will be serving freshly squeezed juices and mixed drinks.

This Friday, December 21. 7pm to 9pm.

Followed by the dance party in the intersection of 5th Ave. and Washington.

Freshly Squeezed Juices (pick any combo) ...4.95
orange, lime, carrot, apple, beet, pear, celery, ginger, parsnip, garlic

Kombucha Mimosa - kombucha with freshly squeezed orange and lime juice and mint  ...$5.00

Fragolino Mimosa - strawberry champagne with  freshly squeezed orange and lime juice  ...5.95

Red or White Sangria with freshly squeezed orange and lime juice and fruit ...5.95

freshly squeezed

which one are you?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Saturday Dec 8 - Aliya Marie and Brothers Jim

Aliya Marie

Aliya Marie has been on a national tour, and is coming to Olympia, all the way from Los Angeles. Please welcome her to Kitzel's Deli.

Aliya will be joined by the eclectic, multi-instrumentally talented Brothers Jim, Oly's duo of acoustic songsmiths.
Free show! Although donations will be encouraged since Aliya is on tour. All-ages. Have some dinner or nosh on deserts. Beer and wine will be served with ID.

Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 9pm at Kitzel's.

Folk Friday, Dec. 7

Don't miss this great show Friday night.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jonah Tolchin and Isaac Pierce - Tonight!

Come have a beer and knish and listen to some great guitar playing and bard style songs of Jonah Tolchin and Isaac Pierce.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Folk Nights at Kitzel's

Winter Hours

New Winter Hours at Kitzel's are coming with Daylight Savings time on Nov. 4! 

Tuesday, 7am-4pm
Wednesday, 7am-4pm
Thursday, 7am-4pm
Saturday, 7am-9pm
Sunday, 7am-4pm 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jonathan Best - Saturday Oct 13 at noon

Come see Jonathan Best at Kitzel's. Noonish on October 13.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fiddlie-I-Ay and Small Time Stringband

Fiddlie-I-Ay playing at Kitzel's
Saturday, Sept 22 
You can delight in delicious delicatessen delicacies while being entertained by local family band Fiddlie-I-Ay and Seattle favorites Small Time Stringband. Then bust out your own instrument and pull up a chair for an open old time music jam.

Fiddlie-I-Ay is a family stringband from Olympia, Washington. Sisters Maggie and Ruby Neatherlin anchor the band on fiddle and mandolin. They are backed up on banjo, ukulele, guitar by their parents Erik Neatherlin and Emily Teachout and and family-friend Rich Hoey
on bass. They play rolicking old time fiddle tunes, vintage songs, and mountain ballads with the aim of making you smile, and maybe even dance, to their lively old timey tunes! They were recently featured on a compilation album of kid-oriented music called PB & Jam with their mentor Professor Banjo and are often seen busking around town or playing for square dances and parties.

The Smalltime Stringband is a family band that plays old time music in and around Seattle Washington. The two brothers in the band, Oliver and Eli, have been playing music for as long as they can remember. They also love busking on the streets of Seattle and gained their inspiration from the Northwest fiddlers and string bands in the area. They've got a brand new CD out called "Perfect Pitch" featuring Oliver's rip-roaring fiddle and Eli's steller banjo playing.

Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family requested.
Seattle's Small Time Stringband

Speaker : Israeli activist Jeff Halper

Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Thursday, September 20th
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Jeff Halper
A Jewish Israeli, Jeff Halper has been an advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians.  He spent ten years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families.  In 1997, Halper co-founded ICAHD to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in the Occupied Territories, and to organize Israelis, Palestinians and international volunteers to jointly rebuild demolished Palestinian homes. He has created a new mode of Israeli peace activity based on nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories. Halper was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the American Friends Service Committee for his work "to liberate both the Palestinian and the Israeli people from the yoke of structural violence" and "to build equality between their people by recognizing and celebrating their common humanity".

This event will be moderated by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Friday, Set. 14 - Pussy Riot - what's it all about?

Join us this Friday as scholars and artists explore the significance of three women getting convicted in Russia.

Miguel Pérez-Gibson - songs in Spanish

Jamie Olson - Punk Prayer video with a reading of the translation from The Guardian, followed by a brief commentary on translation issues with the text and discussion of the Russian verdict

Pussy Riot Olympia - will screen some of their Protest and Solidarity videos in Support of Pussy Riot Moscow

Patricia Mazuela (from Sin Fronteras) - songs in Spanish

Pasajer@s - playback theater with Leticia Nieto, Patricia Mazuela, Garth Johnson, James Kessler, Romina, Susan Christian

Tobi Vail with Joaquin de la Puente, James Maeda, Kanako Pooknyw & Bongo Randy

Mary Water

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Radio8Ball and The Hive Dwellers - Musical Divination

Don't miss a chance get your questions answered with musical divination!
Yes we will be open this coming Tuesday - September 11 for this special event. 

Bring important questions to ask - get your answers from synchronicity and The Hive Dwellers.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tikkun Olam with Rabbi Seth and Tasting

Come taste some of our holiday catering menu this Friday, September 7 
12-2pm  and 5-7pm
Rabbi Seth will be at the deli 12-2pm for a Lunch and Learn - Tikkun Olam

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nosh and Listen!

This Friday, Aug 31- Kitzel's Delicatessen features performances by Rose Renee and Camille Coldeen with special guest, Jabi Shriki from 7-9pm.

Camille Coldeen - plays swoony, kitchy, truly kitzel-esque accordion
Rose Renee - passionate singer-songwriter in one of her first Oly shows with a full band.
Jabi Shriki - acoustic guitar meets Echo and the Bunnymen

Try out our nosh plates, international beers, delicious wines, Russian Kvas or birch juice as you listen to this fantastic music.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Aug 22, 7pm Poetry Reading, Music and Art

Enjoy a night of art, poetry and music with a special guest poet and artist from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Poetry, Music and Art from Russia and the Pacific Coast with
Tatyana Apraksina (writer, artist, St. Petersburg, Russia)
James Manteith (translator, musician, California)
Jamie Olson (translator, writer, Olympia)
Greg Darms (poet, artist, Astoria, Oregon)
Bill Yake (poet, biologist, Olympia)

with music by Molly Robertson and Scott Lipsker
Red Fiddler by Tatyana Apraksina

Monday, August 13, 2012

Opening - New Art at Kitzel's - Mary Elizabeth Evans

Art Opening this Wednesday, Aug. 15 7pm-9pm. Come chat with the artist. Stay for Radio8Ball at 9pm.
Hi! My name is Mary. This is a collection of 45 doodles that document my daily life. I found that after graduating school it was hard for me to transition the way that I made art. My doodle diary was a way for me to make myself draw every single day even if I didn't feel like it. I trusted myself with the help of this book that I wouldn't stop drawing. I got the idea from one of my professors Ruth Hayes who has kept daily doodle books and encouraged her students to do so as well. I have really enjoyed keeping this book and being able to look back at my daily activities and the way my life functions, or I guess the way that I perceive it. Sometimes when I am having a really shitty day it's nice to look through the pages and think "On hey! It's not always this way!" Then I can draw a self portrait of me looking real grumpy and move on to the next day. At first I felt a little insecure about showing this project because the work is so simple and quick but it is also honest and personal and I think that's important. xoxo Mary

Friday, August 10, 2012

Radio8Ball with Kendl Winter of the Blackberry Bushes

Fun event Aug 15!

Radio8Ball at Kitzel's Next Wednesday, Aug 15
show is starting at 9pm
come early for dinner
nosh plates, desserts, wine, beer and other drinks will be available during the show after 9pm.
Radio8Ball is the musical divination show where questions are answered by picking songs at random and interpreting them like musical tarot cards. Hosted by Andras Jones who created the format, this episode will feature the music of Kendl Winter and awesome gifts from sponsors Oly Kraut, Last Word Books, K Records, Sync Book Press & Kitzel’s.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

This Friday, July 6th at Kitzel's

Professor Banjo
Professor Banjo will be celebrating the release of his newest CD "Live in Seattle" with a show at Kitzel's Delicatessen (514 Capitol Way S.) on Friday July 6th, from 6-7pm! A $5 per person or $15 per family donation is suggested.

Professor Banjo is Paul Silveria, a Northwest musician steeped in the traditions of earlier generations. Participation is a vital element in Paul’s work - from community square dances, to family song workshops, to kids' shows.

His latest release showcases some great moments as kids join the fun! Last spring while recording the album, "PB and Jam," Professor Banjo also recorded a sold out live show at Empty Sea studios in Seattle. The Professor has been engaging crowds of all ages with his unique, interactive show for years, and now that interactive spark has been captured on a 6 track EP: Live in Seattle! The release of this new album comes at an important time for Paul.

After growing his music in the rich soil of Portland OR, he has now transplanted to Vancouver BC, where a whole new audience is discovering his music for the first time. Paul has been a regular at festivals in Washington and Oregon, like Seattle’s Folklife, and the Portland Old Time Music Gathering, now he is beginning to explore his new stomping grounds with appearances at the Hornby Island Festival, Vancouver’s In The House Festival, and Nimble Fingers Bluegrass and Old Time Camp (in Sorrento BC).

Professor Banjo - “Live in Seattle!” Available July 1st, 2012 at Website: Contact: Paul Silveria:
CHI-BEKAH TRANSFORMATION China Star and Rebecca Figel are doing a collaborative art show demonstrating their artistic abilities in printmaking applications, drawing and interactive animation partnered with a performance component that exemplifies their unique capacity to relate to the 2-dimensional narrative surrealism of process.

The imagery will have a voice to them by spoken word and rehearsed script repeated melodically and supported by environmental “noisescape” composed by the artists. The art show will allow a loose level of participation by simple observation and participation framed by manipulating the show's icons over and over. This show is about a generation trapped in immediacy.

 The digital applications focus primarily on society’s inabilities to communicate without tools. "We are asking the audience to step back from their daily cellular entrapment. Our collaboration will focus on play its innate interest in its purest form."

The artists will be using transparency over head projectors and video imagery from both our portfolios.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friday, June 22 - Take Matt on a Bike Ride

Folks, Matt Biers-Ariel, the author of this book will be at Kitzel's at 10am tomorrow (Friday, June 22) to go on a bike ride with you! Matt says, "I'll give out a signed copy of 'The BarMitzvah and The Beast: One Family's Cross-Country Ride of Passage by Bike' to anyone who will take a ride with me and show me around." Don't miss this awesome opportunity! Naturally, come early and eat some breakfast at Kitzel's.

Shawntel's Adventures in Antarctica - 8pm Tonight

Come see a photo show and listen to Shawntel tell stories about her adventures working in Antarctica. Tonight, June 21 at Kitzel's at 8pm.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Black Cat Vinegars - Made in Olympia

Come taste Black Cat Vinegars before and after the pride parade this coming Sunday, June 10 (10am -12pm and 1-2pm).

Creators, Katya and Suzan will be on hand to serve up samples of their delicious creations.Tasty bites paired with the vinegars will also be offered up at the delicatessen counter.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This Friday - Women in Film

Come see double feature Hanna Free and Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together at the Capitol Theater on Thursday and then come hang our with filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton and sound engineer Anne Hanson on Friday night at Kitzel's, starting at 6pm. The Friday event will be informal story telling, music playing (bring an instrument) Q and A. If you want to know what it's like to work in the film industry, this is your chance to speak with accomplished, intelligent women who work in the field.
Anne Hanson and Wendy Jo Carlton in blue vests

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Summer Hours!

We will now be open Wed-Sun from 7am.-9pm.


Monday, May 14, 2012

We Cater

yes, we cater now! download our catering menu here.
Our first wedding was a success!
hand rolled, boiled bagels
locally cold smoked European style lox
no mayo slaw
getting ready

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

Bring your momma over to the Deli. JoAnn Thorn will be there from 2-4pm. She takes requests.
Joann Thorn singing a song
Ryan prepared Mothers' Day treats late at night