Try This: Chamber music fills air

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Dwayne Johnson, right, stars in "Snitch."

Three classical concerts offer an array of chamber music this weekend.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group presents “Wintertide.” Highlighting the intimate setting of chamber performances, the program features three trio performances and two duets featuring clarinet and piano.

When: 7 tonight.

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St., Vancouver.

Admission: $25, $10 for students. Featuring eight musicians in three chamber groups.

Telephone: 360-735-7278.


The Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will perform with the PYP Concerto Competition’s Runner-up.

When: 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Skyview High School, 1300 N.W. 139th St., Vancouver.

Admission: $12, $10 for seniors and students.

Telephone: 503-223-5939.


The Bravo Orchestra and guest soloists will perform two pieces from the height of Vienna’s classical music period during the concert entitled, “Mozart and Beethoven: The Music of Vienna.”

When: 3 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Cinetopia Theatre, 8900 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver.

Admission: $25.

Telephone: 360-906-0441.


The concerts are one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.

It’s still a hard-knock life

Journey Theater Arts Group presents “Annie Warbucks,” the sequel to the classic musical “Annie.” Child Welfare Commissioner Harriet Doyle informs Daddy Warbucks he must marry someone in 60 days, or Annie must return to the orphanage. While he and Annie search for the right lady to be both wife and mother, Doyle plots to strip Warbucks of his fortune.

When: 7 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

Admission: $9 to $11 for today’s performance, $12 to $14, $9 to $11 for youth and seniors.


Plant ideas for your backyard

The 66th annual Portland Home and Garden Show at the Expo Center offers ideas, plans and experts to inspire attendees. The highlights include the showcase gardens, displaying the latest in outdoor design; the made-in-America home; the original plant sale; the Do-It-Yourself stage, the Portland Orchid Society show and the artisan area.

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland.

Admission: $10, free for children 12 and younger.

Telephone: 503-246-8291.

Web: Art of Honor

Clark County Historical Museum showcases “Vet Ink: Military Inspired Tattoos,” exploring the intertwining history of tattoos and the stories of 11 local service members. The exhibit features photographs by Kate Singh, along with interpretive panels and art created by tattoo artist Brynn Sladky of Timeless Tattoo.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Where: 1511 Main St., Vancouver.

Admission: $4; $3 for seniors and college students with ID; $2 for ages 6-18; free for 5 and younger.

Telephone: 360-993-5679.


Risking it all for family

John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) is willing to do anything to save his teenage son Jason (Rafi Gavron) from serving 10 years in prison for a stupid mistake. John convinces the ambitious prosecutor (Susan Sarandon) that he will go undercover with a drug cartel in exchange for his son’s freedom, even if it means getting in way over his head. “Snitch” is rated PG-13.

Where:Battle Ground Cinema, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground; Cinetopia Mill Plain, 11700 S.E. Seventh St.; Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive; various Regal Cinema locations.

Admission: Varies by cinema.

Telephone: Battle Ground Cinema, 360-666-7200;Cinetopia, 360-213-2800 Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23, 360-448-4100; Regal Cinemas, 800-326-3264.