By Roger Moore, Tribune News Service
May 22, 2015 6 a.m.
'Tangerines," Estonia's Oscar nominee for best foreign language film this past year, is a parable of peace set during the Georgian civil war. That's when Muslim Chechnya declared its independence from Christian Georgia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Vancouver Lake will be filled with dragons this weekend, as the Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races offers a series of match-ups on the water. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23-24, novice, club and community teams will race each other on either 250- or 500-meter courses. All race proceeds benefit the disabled veterans water sports program. The public is invited to cheer on the racers from shore, with local food and beer vendors on site at Vancouver Lake Park, 6801 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver.
Last Tuesdays Poetry, 7 p.m. Steve Dieffenbacher will be the featured poet, reading from his collection "The Sky is a Bird of Sorrow." Open mic slots will be available. Barnes & Noble, Vancouver Plaza, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver; 360-253-9007 or www.bn.com/events
"Follies Va Va Voom: A Tribute to Women," 2 p.m. May 28-29, 2 and 7 p.m. May 30. Va Va Voom, Vancouver's senior musical theatre troupe, presents a spring show that follows six women who go after their stardom dreams, and the four men who support their journey. Featuring classic Broadway tunes, dancing and comedy. Barberton Grange, 9400 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
May 15, 2015 6 a.m.
Catedral Tapatia Authentic Mexican Food & Cantina is a large-scale, family-dining Mexican restaurant with an extensive menu offering traditional dishes. It also has a full bar and a place for karaoke enthusiasts.