Try This: ‘Feed me’ with fun this weekend

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Now that you have your weekend planned, find three fun ideas for the rest of the week at

Now that you have your weekend planned, find three fun ideas for the rest of the week at

Evergreen High School presents “The Little Shop of Horrors.” Set in New York City’s Skid Row, this rocking musical follows flower-shop worker Seymour, who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. Things only get more complicated when Seymour falls in love with a young woman, and the alien plant begins to control their lives.

When: 7 p.m. tonight and May 13-14, plus 2 p.m. May 14.

Where: Evergreen High School auditorium, 14300 N.E. 18th St., Vancouver.

Admission: $9, $7 for students at the door.

Telephone: 360-604-3716.

“The Little Shop of Horrors” is one of several events taking place this weekend. Others include a melodrama and a bridal show.

1. Get ‘Nerdy’ with Slocum House Theatre

Catch the opening weekend of “The Nerd,” presented by Slocum House Theatre Company. This quirky comedy offers a glimpse at the life of Willum, an easy-going architect who is visited by Rick, the man who saved his life in Vietnam. But Rick, who he’s never met face to face, is an oaf and won’t leave. Will Willum figure a way to evict his unwanted house guest? The play runs through May 29.

When: 8 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

Admission: $13.

Telephone: 360-696-2427.

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2. Rescue the damsel from the railroad tracks

Throw popcorn at the villain and cheer on the hero in “Dirty Work at the Crossroads,” a melodramatic play that follows the story of Nellie Lovelace, a country girl, who is swindled by Munro, the mustachioed villain. Combining over-the-top acting with the feel of a silent movie, it’s a family-friendly comedy.

When: 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Loves Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Ave., Woodland.

Admission: $10, $8 for seniors and youth.

Telephone: 360-263-6670.

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3. Outdoor market opens with wedding ideas

The Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market opens today with more than 45 vendors on hand selling a variety of arts and crafts, as well as food items. In conjunction with the market, do-it-yourself brides looking to get creative with their weddings can get inspired at the Do-It-Yourself Bridal Show. The event includes 22 bridal vendors, live music and ideas from the many wedding tutorials, presented by A Bride’s Best Friends.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Where: Battle Ground Village Center Park Pavilion, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-397-0334.

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4. ‘Thor’ battles for Earth’s survival

After Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) brutal actions reignite an ancient war with the gods’ enemies, the Frost Giants, his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), the king of the Norse gods, banishes Thor to Earth as punishment. Stripped of his powers and forced to live among humans, Thor must learn to be a true hero and fight the dark forces invading Earth. “Thor” is rated PG-13.

When: Showtimes vary.

Where: Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; Cinetopia, 11700 S.E. Seventh St., Vancouver; various Clark County Regal Cinemas locations.

Admission: Varies by theater.

Telephone: Battle Ground Cinema, 360-666-7200; Cinetopia, 360-213-2800; Regal Cinemas, 800-326-3264.

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