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Go, Saturday: Lavender Festival, Washougal Motocross National, Abbey Roadster

By , Columbian Features News Coordinator


Abbey Roadster, 6 p.m. The tribute band to the Beatles performs as part of the Saturdays in the Park concert series. Sternwheeler Park, 100 E. Fourth St., La Center; free.

Casey Neil and the Norway Rats, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Part of the Music on the Mountain Summer Concert Series. Johnston Ridge Observatory Mount St Helens, 24000 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle; free.

Freedom Fest, 10 a.m. Pekin Ferry, 34115 N.W Pekin Ferry Road, Ridgefield; $25 to $35. For more details, see the go: friday page.

Hustle and Drone, 6 p.m. A fundraiser for Oregon’s wetlands, featuring a fashion show by Brady Lange. Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., Portland; $20. 877-987-6487 or

Sweet Harmony Soul, 7 p.m. Featuring Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin and Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers. Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland; $35 to $70 through Ticketfly, 877-435-9849 or

Uhh Yeah Dude, 8 p.m. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland; $25 to $27 through Ticketfly, 877-435-9849 or


Andy Stokes Band, 8 p.m. Jimmy Mak’s, 221 N.W. 10th Ave., Portland; $10. 503-295-6542 or

BowieVision, This is Not My Beautiful Band, 9 p.m. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., Portland; $15, for 21 and older. 503-231-9663 or

Breathe Owl Breathe, 9 p.m. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland; $12, for 21 and older. 503-288-3895 or

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

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

Emily Herring, 7 p.m. Northwood Public House and Brewery, 1401 S.E. Rasmussen Blvd., Battle Ground; free. 360-723-0937 or

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

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

Yumi Zouma, Hosannas, 8 p.m. Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison St., Portland; $8 to $10, for 21 and older. 503-239-7639 or

On stage

1860s Vintage Base Ball, 6 p.m. On the Parade Ground, visitors can travel back to the infancy of base ball, with costumed players and supporters for a nine-inning game, with music by the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 612 E. Reserve St., Vancouver; free.

Dave’s Killer Magic Show, 3 p.m. See magic up close during this afternoon performance. Ages 7 to 17 can take part in free magic lessons at 10 a.m. Dave’s Killer Magic Shop, 1707 Main St., Vancouver; $10 for show, free for lessons. 360-448-9022 or

“The Edge: A Storytelling Project,” 7:30 p.m. Magenta Theater hosts a new storytelling project, featuring tales told from the heart, suitable for youth and adults alike. Magenta Theater, 606 Main St., Vancouver; $5.

“The Elixir of Love,” 7:30 p.m. July 25, 30 and Aug. 1. The Portland Opera presents a love story set in the Wild West, as love-sick Nemorino decides to take desperate measures because Adina keeps rebuffing him, especially with Sergeant Belcore riding into town. So Nemorino invests in a salesman’s “Elixir of Love.” Sung in Italian with English titles projected above the stage. The opera will host a free street fair at noon Aug. 1, with a free simulcast of the production starting at 7:30 p.m. Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $30 to $110. 503-241-1802 or


JAW: A Playwrights Festival, presented by Portland Center Stage. 4 and 8 p.m. Portland Center Stage at the Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., Portland; free. 503-455-3700 or For more details, see the go: friday page.

Laurelhurst Festival, 2 and 7 p.m. Laurelhurst Park, Southeast Ankeny Street and Cesar E Chavez Boulevard, Portland; free. For more details, see the go: friday page.

“MacBeth in Lone Fir Cemetery,” presented by Portland Actors Ensemble. 7 p.m. Lone Fir Cemetery, Southeast 26th Avenue and Washington Street, Portland; free, donations encouraged. For more details, see the go: friday page.

“Twelfth Night,” presented by Portland Shakespeare Project. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays Continues through Aug. 2. Alder Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., Portland; $35, $20 for students. 503-241-1278 or For more details, see the go: friday page.

“Unnecessary Farce,” presented by Lakewood Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 16. Lakewood Center of the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, Ore.; $32, $30 for seniors, $20 for students. 503-635-3901 or For more details, see the go: friday page.


Get Pop-Cultured: Vinyl Day, 3 p.m. Celebrate vinyl records with exclusives and giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Vancouver Plaza, 7700 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver; free. 360-253-9007 or

Kids’ Storytime with Claire Keane, “Once Upon a Cloud,” 11 a.m. Powell’s Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland; free. 800-878-7323 or

NW Book Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The seventh annual event will feature 200 regional authors showcasing their work in a variety of genres, along with smaller book publishers and writing organizations. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland; free.

Out & about

Cruise-In and Concert 4 Veterans Community Garden, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Help provide a community garden created for military veterans with a day of concerts by local musicians, along with a car show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chuck’s Produce Salmon Creek, 2302 N.E. 117th St., Vancouver; free, $15 for car entry. 360-907-2391 or

Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment for the Kitties, 5 to 10 p.m. Furry Friends will host a night of dancing and entertainment to raise money for a “halfway house” for cats. Vancouver Eagles Lodge, 107 E. Seventh St., Vancouver; $10 for cover, $10 for dinner. 360-993-1097 or

projectPRINT, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Artists Carole Smith and April Moen will teach visitors the art of screen printing, with presses, ink and paper provided. Gallery360 in the Slocum House, 605 Esther St., Vancouver; donations encouraged.

Satisfy Your Senses Art Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E. 39th St., Vancouver; free. For more details, see the go: friday page.

Washougal Motocross National, 1 p.m. Part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. Washougal MX Park, 40912 N.E. Borin Road, Washougal; $40 for ages 7 and older, free for ages 6 and younger. For more details, see the go: friday page.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Car and Bike Cruise In, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A commemoration for Vietnam veterans will feature music from the ’60s and ’70s, along with open categories for classic and custom cars and motorcycles. A portion of proceeds will go towards the veterans village project. The Museum, Cars By Ron Wade, 1015 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver; free, $15 for car entry, $10 for bike entry. 360-601-6935 or

Fairs & festivals

Art and Wine Fusion, 3 to 10 p.m. A street festival that highlights local art and the wine region with two wine-tasting tents, artists booths and music on the main stage. There will be activities for children including a kid’s art corral. Downtown White Salmon, S. First Avenue and E. Jewett Boulevard, White Salmon; free, $13 to $18 for wine tasting, 21 and older.

Division Clinton Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Southeast Portland Neighborhood celebrates its community with a parade at 10:45 a.m., sidewalk sales and vendors. Southeast Division, Southeast 26th and Clinton streets, Portland; free.

Ho’ike and Hawaiian Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Esther Short Park, West Eighth and Columbia Streets, Vancouver; free, 5K race: $30, free for ages 12 and younger. For more details, see the go: friday page.

Lavender Festival, noon to 9 p.m. Heisen House Vineyards hosts its sixth annual celebration with lavender-themed crafts, cooking tips and lavender by the bunches. There will also be local art and garden products, music on the hour with a headlining concert by Mojo Blasters from 6 to 9 p.m. Heisen House Vineyards, 28005 N.E. 172nd Ave., Battle Ground; free, suggested donation, $5, $3 for children.

Oregon Brewers Festival, noon to 9 p.m. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Oak Street and Naito Parkway, Portland; free, $7 for tasting glass, $1 for token. For more details, see the go: friday page.

Renegade Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25-26. 200 independent makers, from clothing designers to paper goods, will showcase their handmade wares along with DIY workshops, food vendors and art installations. Rejuvenation, 1100 S.E. Grand Ave., Portland; free.

Summer Festival, 8 p.m. Chamber Music Northwest’s 45th annual concert series. Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland; free to $65, $10 for ages 7 to 25. 503-294-6400 or For more details, see the go: friday page.


Buttons, Blankets and The Trade, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about trapping and the fur trade, and create miniature button blankets. The museum exhibits will also be open to visitors. Lelooska Museum, 165 Merwin Village Road, Ariel; free. 360-225-9522 or

OMSI Star Party, 9 p.m. Weather permitting, gaze upon the night sky with the Rose City and Vancouver Sidewalk astronomers during a lunar viewing, with telescopes provided for attendees. Check website for any weather-related cancellations. Rooster Rock State Park, Exit 25, Highway 84, Corbett, Ore.; free, $5 for park fee.


Behind the Scenes tour, 10, 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. A guided tour of the mansion’s non-public areas, from underground hallways to the servants’ stair and the home’s third floor. Pittock Mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive, Portland; $19, reservations required. 503-823-3623 or

Blueberry Pancake Day, noon to 4 p.m. The grist mill mixes fresh, local blueberries into pancakes using flour made at the mill during this mini celebration. Cedar Creek Grist Mill, 43907 N.E. Grist Mill Road, Woodland; free, donations encouraged. 360-225-5832 or

Open Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Featuring educational activities, from a flight simulator lab to model-glider building, along with a tour of the T28 open cockpit. Pearson Field Education Center, 201 E. Reserve St., Vancouver; Free. 360-992-1815 or

Public Archaeology Field School, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1001 E. Fifth St., Vancouver; free. For more details, see the go: friday page.


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

Hari Kondabolu, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., Portland; $16 to $34 for those 21 and older. 888-643-8669 or

“A Something Kind of Musical,” 8 p.m. A fully improvised musical, with the audience choosing where and when it takes place. Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, Portland; $12, $9 for students and seniors. 503-224-2227 or


Columbia River Dancers, 7 to 10 p.m. Led by caller Randy Dibble with cuer Dorothy Lowder. Clark County Family YMCA, 11324 N.E. 51st Circle, Vancouver. 360-263-2312 or

Columbian Features News Coordinator