Try This: The fairest weekend of all?

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Vancouver School of Arts and Academics student Natalie Hovee takes the stage in “Snow White,” the reimagined story by Northwest Children’s Theater and School. In this anime-inspired adaptation, a young princess is threatened by a jealous queen, and a dark magic is cast to reclaim the title “fairest of all.” But Snow White is one royal-in-training who won’t give up without a fight. For ages 6 and older. The show runs through May 29.

When: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center, 1819 N.W. Everett St., Portland.

Admission: $18-$22; $13-$18 for children 14 and younger.

Telephone: 503-222-4480.

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“Snow White” is one of several events taking place this weekend. Others include a night of comedy and a cup of tea.

1. Classic, colorful production

Mountain View High School brings to life “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the musical biblical saga of Joseph and his coat. Joseph has a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble when he predicts his future will include ruling over his brothers. However, it saves his life in Egypt when he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and May 20-21; and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Mountain View High School auditorium, 1500 S.E. Blairmont Drive, Vancouver.

Admission: $10; $6 for students, seniors and children younger than 10.

Telephone: 360-604-6100.

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2. Stretch the funny bone

Inspired by the TV show “Whose Line is It Anyway,” Magenta Improv Theater group will perform a family-friendly show drawing on audience participation to create scenes.

When: 7:30 tonight.

Where: Magenta Theater, 606 Main St., Vancouver.

Admission: $7.

Telephone: 360-635-4358.

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3. Indulge in an English tradition

Enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea with at the Tea and Fashion Show, hosted by the local American Red Cross. The event includes savories, scones and pastries, along with a variety of teas. The Mountain View High School quartet will perform, and the event will end with a vintage American Red Cross fashion show. Preregistration is required.

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Where: E.B. Hamilton Hall on Officer’s Row, 605 Barnes Road, Vancouver.

Admission: $20.

Telephone: 360-693-5821.

4. ‘Bridesmaids’

Annie’s (Kristen Wiig) life is a mess, but when she learns that her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, Annie is determined to be her maid of honor. She leads a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) through expensive and bizarre rituals don’t turn out as planned. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love. “Bridesmaids” is rated R.

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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