Thursday, March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023

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Go, Friday: ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ Chanticleer, Gathering of the Guilds

The Columbian


Chanticleer, 7:30 p.m. Reed College, Kaul Auditorium, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland; $30 to $47, $16 to $21 for students. 503-224-9842 or

The Moody Blues, 8 p.m. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $45.50 to $110. 800-273-1530 or

Portland Baroque Orchestra presents “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,” 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Southwest 12th and Taylor streets, Portland; $28 to $59; $20 for students. 503-222-6000 or


Jim Fischer, pianoman, 9 p.m. to midnight. Hazel Dell Applebee’s, 816 N.E. 98th Circle, Vancouver; no cover.

Joe Waddell, 6 to 9 p.m. Moulton Falls Winery, 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave., Yacolt; no cover charge. 360-686-4070 or

Karaoke with PMS, 8:30 p.m. Jollie’s Restaurant and Lounge, 17701 N.E. Union Road, Ridgefield; no cover charge. 360-573-3141.

Mikal Cronin, 9 p.m. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., Portland; $13 to $15, for ages 21 and older. 503-231-9663 or

Saturday Night Orphans, 9 p.m. Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver; $5, 21 and older. 360-254-0749 or

Soul Vaccination, 8 p.m. Jimmy Mak’s, 221 N.W. 10th Ave., Portland; $12. 503-295-6542 or

Stumpfest IV: Yob, Intronaut, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland; $15 to $17, for ages 21 and older. 503-288-3895 or

Tony Smiley, 9 p.m. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 109 W. 15th St., Vancouver; no cover charge, 21 and older. 360-695-3686 or

On stage

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, 7 p.m. April 24-25. Two nights of mountain climbing films from around the world, selected at this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival. Each night will feature a different selection of films, sponsored by Mountain Gear. Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver; $20, $36 for two-day pass.

“Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Jersey Lily” presented by Cedar Tree Classical Christian School, 7 p.m. April 24-25. Sherlock Holmes is on the case after someone has stolen letters exchanged between Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales for blackmail. Club Green Meadows Ballroom, 7703 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. Tickets are $8. 360-887-0190 or


“Impact,” 7:30 p.m. April 24-25. Oregon Ballet Theatre presents three works by contemporary choreographers Nacho Duato, resident choreographer Dennis Spaight and Darrell Grand Moultrie, who created dances for Beyoncé. Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $27 to $144. 503-222-5538 or


“Cyrano” presented by Portland Center Stage. This classic romance follows Cyrano, a brash man of many talents, who is in love with the beautiful Roxane. But he believes his large nose means he’s incapable of being loved. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Through May 3: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 26; 2 p.m. Sundays and May 2; noon April 29-30. Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Ave., Portland; $36 to $69, $25 for students and youth. 503-445-3700 or

“The Fiddler on the Roof” presented by Ridgefield High School Drama Department. The classic and beloved musical follows Tevye, the father of five daughters, as he tries to maintain his Jewish traditions, even in the face of his strong willed daughters. 7 p.m. April 24-25 and April 30-May 2. Ridgefield High School, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road, Ridgefield; $7, $5 for students. 360-619-1320 or

“Is He Dead?” presented by Magenta Theater Company. Based on Mark Twain’s play, this comedy follows a painter looking to clear his debts before marrying his love. With the help of his students, the painter fakes his death to increase the value of his paintings, leading to a series of mistaken identities and marriage proposals. 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 2 p.m. April 25. Magenta Theater, 606 Main St., Vancouver; $15 to $18. 360-635-4358 or

“The Price” presented by Artists Repertory Theatre. In this play by prolific American playwright Arthur Miller, two estranged brothers must sift through their deceased father’s possessions when a secondhand broker offers to buy everything. Through May 3: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. April 25, May 3; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 26. Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder, Portland; $41 to $46, $25 for ages 25 and younger. 503-241-1278 or

“Romeo and Juliet” presented by Prairie High School Drama Club. This version of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy of teenagers from feuding families who fall in love places the traditional story in a non-traditional setting. 7 p.m. April 24-25 and April 30-May 2. Prairie High School, 11311 N.E. 119th St., Vancouver; $8, $6 for seniors and students.

“Soul Harmony” presented by Stumptown Stages. An unlikely partnership between Deborah Chessler, a young Jewish woman, and the Orioles, a dynamic black male vocal group led by Sonny Til, brings about a new musical genre, R&B. 7:30 p.m. April 24-25 and April 30-May 2; 2 p.m. April 25-26 and May 2-3. Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $34.75 to $44.75; $30.75 for students. 503-381-8686 or


Heidi Julavits, “The Folded Clock,” 7:30 p.m. Powell’s Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland; 800-878-7323 or

Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen, 6 to 7:30 p.m. She will read from her collection, “Every Dress a Decision,” along with work by other Washington poets. Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. 360-906-5000 or

Out & about

Gathering of the Guilds, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26. Five Oregon art guilds showcase their best work and artists, with daily demonstrations, family crafts and music. Featuring the Oregon Glass Guild, the Creative Metal Arts Guild, The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, the Portland Bead Society and the Portland Handweavers Guild. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland; free.

58th annual Rock and Gem Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26. Learn about geology, mineralogy and the lapidary arts with the Mt. Hood Rock Club. There will be demonstrations, games for children and exhibits. The school with the highest student attendance will win a selection of rocks and minerals. Kliever Memorial NG Armory, 10000 N.E. 33rd Drive, Portland; free, donations appreciated.

Fairs & festivals

Home and Garden Idea Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26. The 24th annual fair features exhibits and inspiration for improving the indoors and outdoors. There will be plant sales hosted by the Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County, the Energy Smart Home display, storm safety presentations and gold mining activities for kids. Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield; free, $6 for parking, donations of canned food encouraged.

Lilac Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, through May 10. The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens celebrates the beauty of lilacs in bloom, opening up Hulda’s gardens, Victorian era home and farmhouse to visitors. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland; $3, free for ages 12 and younger.


Friday Night at the Art Museum, 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors can explore the exhibits of the art museum a bit differently, with special tours and games, a pop-up pub and social events. Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Portland; $5, free every fourth Friday. 503-226-2811 or


Fort Vancouver’s Costume Department, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join Eileen Trestain for a behind the scenes look at the fort’s costume and textile operation; limited to 20 visitors. Part of National Park Week. Reservations recommended. Costume Department Building, 612 E. Reserve St., Vancouver; free. 360-816-6244 or


ComedySportz improv show, 8 p.m. The family-friendly performance features two teams of improv players. ComedySportz, 1963 N.W. Kearney St., Portland; $15, reservations recommended. 503-236-8888 or

“Hive Five,” 7:30 p.m. Five veteran improvisers present two different takes to group improv. Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, Portland; $12, $9 for students and seniors. 503-224-2227 or

Iliza Shlesinger, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., Portland; $17 to $31, for those 21 and older. 888-643-8669 or

“Seven on 7,” 7:30 p.m. Stand-up meets improv. Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, Portland; $8. 503-224-2227 or