Try this: A weekend for students' art and theater

By Matt Wastradowski, Columbian staff writer

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photoThe digital photograph “Alcatraz” by Paul Leyva is one of several works on display through Aug. 31 at North Bank Artists Gallery.

Downtown Vancouver’s North Bank Artists Gallery is turning over its gallery space to local students this month.

Digital photography and images from students at Portland Community College’s Sylvania campus and Marylhurst University are on display through Aug. 31 at the gallery.

Twenty-two students from all levels of experience and training will have work on display in the exhibit.

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Where: 1005 Main St., Vancouver.

Telephone: 360-693-1840.

On the Web:http://northbankartistsgallery.com.

The exhibit is one of several weekend entertainment options in Clark County and Portland. Others include a pair of theater productions and the Clark County Fair’s final weekend.

1. Theater company follows ‘Millie’ through New York

With summer in full swing, theater’s slow season picks up with the New Blue Parrot Theatre’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

The production follows Millie as she discovers and explores New York in 1922.

When: 1 and 7 p.m. today and Aug. 21, as well as 7 p.m. Friday.

Where: Washougal High School’s Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th Ave., Washougal.

Admission: $15, $12 for seniors and children 16 and younger.

Telephone: 360-696-1155.

On the Web:http://newblueparrot.com.

2. Local theater groups team up for production

Clark College Theatre and the Slocum House Theatre Company team up for “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).”

The irreverent production features all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays over the course of two hours.

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Aug. 21 and 27-28, as well as 2 p.m. Aug. 21.

Where: Clark College’s Decker Theatre, inside Frost Arts Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Admission: $10.

Telephone: 360-696-2427.

3. Clark County Fair wraps up

The Clark County Fair will wrap up Sunday. Visitors have the weekend to check out family activities, art displays, carnival rides, stage performances and livestock.

The fair’s final weekend features plenty of high-octane grandstand entertainment, including Pro Arena trucks, Tuff Trucks and the popular monster trucks.

Events: Pro Arena Trucks and Tuff Trucks, 2 and 7:30 p.m. today.

Monster Trucks and Tuff Trucks, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Admission: In advance: $8, $6 for seniors 62 and older, $5 for children 7-12, free for children 6 and younger.

At the gate: $10, $8 for seniors 62 and older, $7 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and younger.

Telephone: 360-397-6180.

On the Web:http://clarkcofair.com.

4. ‘Scott Pilgrim’ takes on the world

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” in theaters this weekend. But he must fight an army of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends (including Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman and Chris Evans) in order to win Ramona over.

“Scott Pilgrim” is rated PG-13.

When: Show times vary.

Where: Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; various Clark County Regal Cinemas locations.

Admission: Varies by theater.

Telephone: Battle Ground Cinema, 360-666-7200; Regal Cinemas, 800-326-3264.

On the Web: http://battlegroundcinema.com or http://fandango.com.