Try This: ‘Get a Kick’ out of weekend

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



The Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy presents the musical “Anything Goes!” The show follows Billy Crocker as he sneaks aboard a cruise ship in hopes of winning the heart of society girl Hope, with the help of his friend, nightclub singer Reno. But Hope is engaged to a wealthy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Meanwhile, small-time gangster Moonface Martin is using the cruise to escape from the law, causing trouble for all those aboard. The musical includes memorable songs, including “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St., Washougal.

$10, $8 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

Telephone: 360-975-1585

Web: Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy

The musical is one of several options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include a tulip festival and winery tours.

Learn the art of salsa

The Rose City Salsa and Timba Too Festival offer something for dance enthusiasts and spectators of all skill levels: dance instruction, beginning workshops, competitive performances and dance socials. The festival will feature the addition of Cuban salsa, also known as timba, with a lineup of Cuban instructors and an exclusive timba room. Visit the website for the complete event schedule.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver.

Admission: $60 for Saturday workshops; $35 for Saturday night; $60 for Sunday; $60 for a weekend night pass; $65 for a beginner bootcamp pass; $100 for a workshop-only pass; $135-$150 a full weekend pass.

Web: Rose City Salsa Festival

Blooms of spring

The annual Woodland Tulip Festival celebrates 10 years of visitors strolling through the fields. This year’s festival will feature the new 5K Tulip Trot, with day-of registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and the race beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. In addition to the race, you can visit the Dutch-inspired eatery, watch gardening demonstrations, take part in the outdoor Artisan and Farmers markets or pick up some tulip bulbs for home.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where: Holland America Bulb Farms, 1066 S. Pekin Road, Woodland.

Admission: Free, $15-$25 for 5K.

Telephone: 360-225-2512.

Holland America Bulb Farms

Wineries embrace the season

The English Estate Winery hosts a celebration of the estate’s 109-year history in Clark County and its 12 years as a winery. The event will feature free tours by the English family through the estate’s turn-of-the-century buildings and its three tasting rooms, along with live music by Tom Mann. You also can take the Battle Ground Wine Loop and experience self-guided tours of three other Battle Ground wineries, with tastings at each stop. Or hop on the wine-loop tour bus, which makes stops at each winery, for $5. Follow the tour up with live music at Rusty Grape Vineyard starting at 7 p.m.

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

English Estate Winery, 17806 S.E. First St., Vancouver; Heisen House Vineyard, 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave.; Olequa Cellars, 24218 N.E. 142nd Ave.; Rusty Grape Vineyard, 16712 N.E. 219th St., all in Battle Ground.Admission: Free, though tasting fees may apply.Telephone: 360-772-5141.

English Estate Winery or Battle Ground Wine Loop

‘Cabin in the Woods’ bends genres

Five friends take a vacation to a remote cabin in the woods, which hides a dark secret. Meanwhile, a group of scientists are observing the oblivious group for a nefarious purpose. Co-written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, the movie turns the horror genre on its head. “The Cabin in the Woods” is rated R.

Where: Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; Cinetopia, 11700 S.E. Seventh St., Vancouver; various Regal Cinemas locations.Admission: Varies by theater.

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

Web: Battle Ground Cinema



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