Try This: Music on tap all over

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian features news coordinator



Enjoy the weather with an outdoor concert this weekend. There are plenty of performances to choose from. Local Americana rock band Lonesome Highway features guitarist Richie Bean, drummer Susan Costa, guitarist Joe Wright and bassist Monte Allen. The band will perform originals and alternative country, rock and folk covers as part of La Center's summer concert series.

When: 6 to 8 tonight.

Where: Sternwheeler Park Amphitheater, 210 E. Fourth St., La Center.

Admission: Free.

The concerts at the Clark County Fairgrounds have familiar names. Creedence Clearwater Revisited was formed by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford. They will perform tonight. Country music group Lonestar will perform Sunday to mark the band's 20th anniversary.

When: 7 p.m. today and Sunday.

Where: Clark County Fair, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Admission: Free with fair admission: $10, $8 for seniors, $7 for children ages 7 to 12, free for ages 6 and younger and military personnel in uniform; $6 for parking; $20 to $25 for reserved seats.

Telephone: 360-397-6180.

Well-known blues musician and harmonica player Curtis Salgado will perform with his band at Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery as part of its summer concerts on the lawn. Visitors can bring a blanket or lawn chair, with the performance open to all ages.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Three Brothers Vineyard and Winery, 24018 N.E. 29th Ave., Ridgefield.

Admission: $10.

Telephone: 360-887-2085

Portland saxophonist Patrick Lamb and his band will perform at the Bethany Vineyard and Winery, offering his brand of jazz with rhythm and blues on the winery's lakeside lawn. Chairs and blankets encouraged.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Bethany Vineyard and Winery, 4115 N.E. 259th St., Ridgefield.

Admission: $10 to $15 for people ages 12 and older.

Telephone: 360-887-3525

These concerts are among many options for getting out and about this weekend. Here are some other suggestions:

2. Independent movies

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival returns to Clark County with more than 200 independent films selected from around the world. This weekend's highlights include music, environment and education documentaries at the Vancouver Community Library; international short films and films from Spain at Torque Coffee and today's animation showcase at the Camas Library. Visit the website for the complete schedule and film guide.

When: 2 to 9 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Camas Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas; Torque Coffee, 501 Columbia St., Vancouver; Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver.

Admission: Free, registration recommend.

3. Elegance of metal and chrome

Columbia River Concours d'Elegance is a car show and competition that values historical accuracy, elegance, technical merit and style. More than 100 restored classic cars will be on display along Officers Row, and the event will also celebrate the 100th anniversaries of the Maserati and Dodge brands. Awards will be given for Best in Show and Class at 3:30 p.m.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Officers Row, 1000 Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver.

Admission: $12 to $15, free for ages 12 and younger.

4. It's the fair

Explore the opening weekend of the Clark County Fair. Visitors can see the Sea Lion Splash show, the high diving Pirates of the Caribbean, cheer on the competitors in the watermelon and hot dog eating contests or take in a hypnotist performance at the community stage. Along with many carnival games and thrill rides, special exhibits include FairCon, the immersive ToyTopia and Lego Lane. Livestock and 4-H competitions also kick off, ranging from cattle to robotics and baking to draft horses.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Clark County Fair, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Admission: $10, $8 for seniors, $7 for children ages 7 to 12, free for ages 6 and younger and military personnel in uniform; $6 for parking. Ride coupons are $1 each; $23 for 25 coupons; $70 for 80 coupons; $25 all day ride wristbands Monday-Friday and $30 all day ride wristbands Saturday and Sunday.

Telephone: 360-397-6180

5. 'Guardians' rock the galaxy

Space thief Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) becomes the target of a manhunt after stealing an orb that Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) wants to use to wipe out his enemies. But Quill finds himself incarcerated with assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), vengeful Dax (Dave Bautista), genetically engineered raccoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and his tree sidekick, Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel). The group of misfits reach an uneasy truce in order to protect the cosmos. "Guardians of the Galaxy" 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; Regal Cinemas, various locations, Vancouver.

Cost: Varies by location.

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