Try This: Bravo! presents ‘Rhythm & Soul’ concert

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Enjoy “Rhythm & Soul,” a concert featuring the music of jazz composer and bassist Chris Brubeck and song selections from 20th century composer Bela Bartok. Violinist Fritz Gearhart, pianist Maria Manzo, cellist Liz Byrd and clarinetist Michael Kissinger will perform with jazz musicians Karim Yangsep on bass and Alan Tarpinian on drums. This is part of the Bravo! Vancouver concert series.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: St. Joseph Church, 400 S. Andresen Road, Vancouver.

Admission: $25.

Telephone: 360-906-0441

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The concert is one of several options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include a re-imagined theater production and a wellness fair.

2. Looking at 2 sides of nature

Check out the Archer Gallery’s new art show “Lupification, or the Divide,” during the opening artist reception. The exhibit features the drawings and posters of Bonnie Fortune, the artistic experiments of Julia Oldham and the paintings of Ryan Pierce, as they look at humanity’s connection and separation from the natural world.

When: Gallery open noon to 5 p.m.; artist reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Clark College’s Penguin Union Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Telephone: 360-992-2246.

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3. New take on Big Bad Wolf

Journey to the spookier side of fairy tales with “Pinky, a Darker Tale of Red,” a stage adaptation of the story of Little Red Riding Hood that takes a darker turn. Pinky, nicknamed by her father, encounters a charming wolf in the forest. Her feelings of trust and friendship are challenged by the clear mixture of human and wolf traits in her new-found friend, which leads to dangerous actions. Suited for children in late elementary school to middle school and older.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Where: La Center High School Stage, 725 Highland Road, La Center.

Admission: $5.

Telephone: 360-263-1700.

4. Celebrate healthful living

Try out a new exercise at the Health and Wellness Fair. Enjoy free aerobics classes, local vendor booths focusing on healthy lifestyles and prize drawings while learning about local programs. Participate in the on-site blood drive hosted by the Southwest Washington Blood Program.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-487-7019.

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5. Sing with ‘Joyful Noise’

The Divinity Church Choir hopes to lift the spirits of their small Georgia town by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. But trouble brews when choir director Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) wants to stick to a traditional performance while fiery G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) wants them to try something new and exciting. To make matters more complicated, G.G.’s grandson Randy (Jeremy Jordan) has an eye for Vi Rose’s daughter Olivia (Keke Palmer). Will choir in-fighting destroy the choir’s chance to win the competition? “Joyful Noise” is rated PG-13.

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.

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

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