Try This: Let ‘Pirates’ steal the weekend




Clark College Theatre’s updated version of “The Pirates of Penzance” wraps up this weekend.

The update of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic operetta brings together sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric major-general.

When: 7:30 tonight.

Where: Clark College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Admission: $15.

Telephone: 360-992-2815.

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The production is one of many entertainment options available this weekend. Other highlights include a stand-up comedy showcase, a Native American powwow and a family festival.

1. Slocum House brings yuks to downtown

The Slocum House Theatre Company, typically known for its community theater, is mixing it up this weekend when it hosts the Slocum House Theatre Comedy Showcase.

Vancouver and Portland comics will share the stage as part of the event. The lineup includes Andrew Berkowitz of Vancouver, as well as Alex Falcone, Christopher Huizar, Amy Milshtein and Bill Evans.

The comics have appeared in shows throughout Clark County and Portland, including Comedy Sportz and Curious Comedy.

When: 7 tonight.

Where: Slocum House, 605 Esther St., Vancouver.

Admission: $10.

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2. Powwow showcases Native American culture

The Traditional Native American Powwow showcases many tribal dancing styles.

The powwow will feature grand entrances at 1 and 6 p.m. Native American dancers representing tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest will take part.

Vendors will also be on hand to sell items, and food will be available for purchase.

When: 1-10 p.m. today.

Where: Covington Middle School, 11200 N.E. Rosewood Road, Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-604-4012.

3. Fun for the family

Vancouver Family Magazine presents the Children’s Festival today.

Activities include face painting, balloon art, dance performances, prizes, games and activities for families of all ages. But the fun isn’t just for kids. Families can learn about community resources, activities, camps and schools, as well.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5.

Where: Westfield Vancouver, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

On the Web: http://vancouver

4. Artist turns to garden for inspiration

The spotlight is on Skip Enge throughout March at downtown Vancouver’s Aurora Gallery.

Watercolor images by the Vancouver artist are on display through March 26. Enge is showcasing paintings of flowers, vines, vegetables and other garden settings.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Where: 1004 Main St., Vancouver.

Telephone: 360-696-0449.

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