Spotlight

CONCERTS

Acoustic Concert Series: 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Performances by Darryl Worley, Bryan White and Matt Kennon. Tickets: $20 per person in advance, $25 per person at the door. Tickets available at Bob's Sporting Goods, 1111 Hudson St., Longview; the Columbia Theatre box office or onlne at www.columbiatheatre.com.

Hill Memorial Concert: Breathe of Air, a Pacific Northwest choir performing inspirational music. 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Longview Community Church, 2323 Washington Way, Longview. Donations requested to help raise funds for the church’s music department.

DANCES

Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 20, Alvin Jones and the Crystal Pool Revival, 921 Washington Way, Longview; doors open at 6 p.m. Need not be a Moose member to attend. Limited number of advance tickets: $10, available at the Longview Senior Center, 1111 Commerce Ave.; $15 at the door; admission includes a nacho-taco snack bar; money raised benefits senior center programs.  

Longview Senior Center: Line dance lessons 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 1111 Commerce Ave., Longview. 360-636-0210.

ETC.

Cowlitz Valley Old-Time Music Association: Open-mic fiddling, country and other old-time, musical entertainment. 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. Acoustic and electric instruments, donations at door. Donna: 360-578-7818.

FESTIVALS

Cathlamet Art Festival: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 15 welcome reception and music, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16 art walk, musicians, authors, poets, demonstrations, classes, Washington state poet laureate, fine arts and crafts vendors, and evening programs. Sponsored by the Tsuga Gallery. 360-795-0725; www.tsugagallery.org.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

The Bistro: Jeff Steinbock and Mike Doolin, 6 p.m. Sept. 14; Avi, 6 p.m. Sept. 15; Laura Cunard Trio, 6 p.m. Sept. 21. 1329 Commerce Ave., Longview. Reservations/questions: 360-425-2837.

Five Dons Brewing Co.: First and Third Saturdays Acoustic Music and Brews hosted by Mark Dykstra, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16 (Matt Olin: 5 p.m., Aaron Lee: 6 p.m. and Mark Dykstra: 7 p.m.); 1158 11th Ave., Longview. 360-261-0956.

Longview Eagles: karaoke, 8-11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. DJ every other Saturday. 1526 12th Ave., Longview. 360-425-1444. 

Puget Island Farmers Market: Joanne Rideout and Jerry Middaugh on the Up-Beet Stage, 3-6 p.m. Sept. 15. 59 West Birnie Slough Road, Cathlamet, call 360-560-3785.

River Mile 38 Brewing: Ty Catlin and Friends, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16 on the Crow’s Nest Stage. 285 Third St., Cathlamet. 360-355-4662.

Scooter’s Bar and Grill: Alotta Music plus karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 1107 N. Pacific Ave., Kelso. 425-2223. 

EXHIBITIONS

Appelo Archives Center: Historic exhibitions of the Naselle-Grays River area. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. 1056 State Route 4, Naselle. 360-484-7103; appeloarchives.org

Broadway Gallery: September guest artists are Stan Gibson, pottery; Maili McDaniel, glass; and Mary Duvall, photography and painting. Join the artists for First Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, listen to music and enjoy refreshments. Guest artists works are on display all month along with 40 local cooperative gallery members. The gallery extends a call to artists for new membership. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1418 Commerce Ave. 577-0544. http://the-broadway-gallery.comwww.facebook.com/TheBroadwayGallery.

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Derby Days — Chasing the Prize, an exhibit exploring the history of "Derbyville" and the early years of salmon derbies, recreational fishing and the emergence of the charter boat fishing industry on the Long Beach Peninsula through Oct. 7; also permanent exhibits on Lewis and Clark and the Columbia River, an 1890 railroad car and a model of the old train that ran up the Long Beach Peninsula. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $5 adults, $4 seniors older than 55, $2.50 youngsters ages 12-18, free for children younger than 12 years old. Free admission Thursdays due to sponsorship from the Port of Ilwaco. 115 S.E. Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446; columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: "Cowlitz Encounters," a refurbished exhibit that traces relationship of people from the area to key resources including rivers, forests and valleys. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Open until 9 p.m. first Thursday of month. Donations accepted. 405 Allen St., Kelso. 577-3119. www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/museum.

Koth Memorial Gallery: watercolors, silk paintings and soft sculpture characters by local artist Susan Supola through Sept. 26; also a display by the Southern Washington Mineralogical Society in the gallery's glass case through September. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, closed Sundays.  Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Lelooska Cultural Center: More than 600 native artifacts from North America including dolls, moccasins and an entire fur trade store furnished to the period. Free. 161 Merwin Village Road, off Lewis River Road. Open by appointment. 225-9522. www.lelooska.org.

Lower Columbia College Art Gallery: Vanishing Points featuring art work by J. Gordon including Down in the Park 2017, graphite and ink on Bristol board; 4-6 p.m. Sept. 19 opening reception; exhibit runs through Oct. 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays. In Rose Center at the college, 1900 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510.

McThreads Wearable Art Boutique: Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays or by appointment. 245 Columbia Point Road, Longview. 360-423-1875. Map to location at www.mcthreadswearableart.com.

Rainier Oregon Historical Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays), third floor of City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items people would like to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and originals returned to owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039, kay-lynn2@hotmail.com.

Redmen Hall: Hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway), Longview. 360-795-3007, leave a message. 

Tsuga Gallery: Features more than 30 local artists’ work, including paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry. 70 Main St., Cathlamet. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural displays. 1923 locomotive outside. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays May through October, or by appointment. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 360-849-4353.

AUDITIONS 

Christmas Revue: 2 p.m. Nov. 4,  Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. Directed by Clarance Knutson. Christmas songs, stories, poetry. Show dates are Dec. 15-17. Information, 360-636-4488.

“The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Play”: 6 p.m. Oct. 9, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. By Howard Koch, directed by Leslie Slape of Rainier. The most notorious radio show in history, known as “the night that panicked America,” returns for an encore performance after a sold-out run at Stageworks in 2015. The show is done in classic 1938 radio fashion, including live sound-effects. Run dates: Oct. 27-29.

"Peter and the Starcatcher": 6 p.m. Jan. 4, Mainstage Theatre, R.A. Long High School, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview; community show for people 8 years old and older; prepare to tell a short (1-2 minute) children's story for audition; callbacks: 6 p.m. Jan. 5. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. March 2, 3, 9 and 10; and 2 p.m. March 10. By Rick Elice and directed by Susan Donahue.

"She Kills Monsters": 6 p.m. March 5, Mainstage Theatre at R.A. Long High School, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview; a high-school student production; prepare a 30-second contemporary monologue for auditions; callback: 6 p.m. March 6. Show dates: 7:30 p.m. May 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. May 19; parental guidance suggested.

BOOK SIGNING

Skamokawa Resort Conference Center: 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 1391 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway), Skamokawa (behind the Skamokawa General Store). Grays River resident and naturalist Robert Michael Pyle will read from and sign copies of his book "Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide." Fundraiser for the Friends of Skamokawa Foundation. 

MUSICALS

"Seussical the Musical": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18, and 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Mainstage Theatre at R.A. Long High School, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview.  Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Susan Donahue. 

 

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