Try This: Pow-wow presented

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



The Evergreen, Vancouver and Battle Ground public schools present the annual Pow-Wow, showcasing the talents of the students of the Native American Education Program. The pow-wow will include two Grand Entries at 1 and 6 p.m., host drumming by Four Directions, guest drumming by Bulls and Bears and four head dancers. Graduating seniors Sergio Dominguez, Tori Carlson, Daniella Mathews, and Anastasia McAllister will lead various dances styles to the beat of groups from around the region. Traditional food, arts and crafts will be available for purchase.

When: Noon today.

Where: Covington Middle School, 11200 N.E. Rosewood Road, Vancouver.

Admission: Free.

Telephone: 360-604-4012.

The pow-wow is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.

2. Wedding bells ringing

The Clark County Wedding Expo will feature 60 local vendors with services including tuxedo fittings, hairstyle trial-runs, and food and wine sampling by local caterers and wineries. There will also be new and used gowns, a bridal fashion show, a man cave and a designer wedding table competition.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Admission: $6 to $8.


3. Tale of inner beauty just ducky

Journey Theater Arts Group presents the British musical comedy “Honk!,” an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Ugly Duckling.” The gawky Ugly the duck is shunned for his different appearance by his family and neighbors. He finds himself separated from the farm by hungry Cat, and must find his way back home. But Ugly discovers along the way that acceptance and true beauty appear in many forms.

When: 7 tonight.

Where: Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver.

Admission: $9 to $11.

Telephone: 360-750-8550.


4. Seasons of love in ‘Rent’

Clark College Theater presents the rock musical production “Rent,” winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for best musical. The story follows the lives of a group of Bohemian artists and musicians struggling to create and survive under the shadow of AIDS and HIV in New York’s Lower East Side, while discovering love and tolerance.

When: 2 p.m. today.

Where: Decker Theater, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Admission: $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for students.

Telephone: 360-992-2815.


5. ‘Jack’ is fee-fi-fo-fun

Jack (Nicholas Hoult), a poor farmhand, accidentally opens a gateway to the world of giants, thanks to some magic beans. Now Jack must ascend to the land of giants with the conniving Roderick (Stanley Tucci) and gallant knight Elmont (Ewan McGregor) to save Princess Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson) and stop the giants from reigniting their ancient war against the humans. “Jack the Giant Slayer” 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.


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