Clark Talks discusses Terminal 1, poetry competition, weekend events

By Dameon Pesanti, Columbian staff writer

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This week’s episode of Clark Talks, The Columbian’s podcast, explores the future of the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 project, features local students performing in a state poetry competition and catches up on this weekend’s events.

Dameon Pesanti and Troy Brynelson start off by talking to the Port of Vancouver’s spokeswoman Abbi Russell to learn about the storied history and busy future of Terminal 1, the port’s first and oldest waterfront property.

Then Katie Gillespie talks with students from Battle Ground High School and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, who will be competing in Poetry Out Loud!, a competition in which students recite selected poems.

Pesanti and Brynelson also chat with features news coordinator Ashley Swanson about events coming up this weekend.

Here’s a list of the events featured:

• Portland Home and Garden Show, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 to 25 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland; $10, free for ages 12 and younger. 503-736-5200 or www.homeshowpdx.com

• Washington Beer Open House, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at various locations in Vancouver (see website for details); free, but tasting fees may apply for those 21 and older. http://washingtonbeer.com/washington-craft-beer/washington-beer-open-house.php

• David Shifrin with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Feb. 25; 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Skyview High School Concert Hall, 1300 N.W. 139th St., Vancouver; $37 to $50, $32 for seniors and $10 for students. www.vancouversymphony.org

• Harvest Gold, 7 p.m. at the Old Liberty Theater, 113 N. Main St., Ridgefield; $10. 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.com

• Washed in Black, Plush perform at 9 p.m. at Billy Blues Bar and Grill, 7115 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver; $10 cover charge. 360-694-3114 or www.billybluesbarandgrill.com, www.facebook.com/billybluesbarandgrill

• “I Am Not Your Negro,” rated PG-13, 4:10 and 6:20 p.m. Feb. 24, 27 and 28; 1:20 and 7:20 p.m. Feb. 25; 1:50 and 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver; $9, $6 for Mondays, excluding special events. 360-816-0352, www.kigginstheatre.net and www.facebook.com/newkigginstheatre

• “Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake,” not rated, 12:55 p.m. Feb. 26; 7 p.m. March 1 in the Granada Studio at Liberty Theatre, 315 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas; $15, $12 for students and seniors. 360-859-9555 or www.camasliberty.com

• Oscar-nominated short films, including documentary, animation, and live action, shown over the weekend at various times at Kiggins Theatre and Liberty Theatre; see www.kigginstheatre.net and www.camasliberty.com for details.

Clark Talks, The Columbian’s weekly podcast, can be found on The Columbian’s website every Thursday.

You can find the show on Soundcloud, or subscribe for free weekly downloads on iTunes.

Contact Pesanti and Gillespie about the podcast at podcast@columbian.com.