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Try This: Fire & Grace; 5 Guys Named Moe; ‘A Night of Magic’

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Strings attached

The musical duo Fire & Grace — violinist Edwin Huizinga and guitarist William Coulter — will perform at the Old Liberty Theater, 115 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. This family-friendly evening takes listeners on a musical journey from folk tunes to classical compositions, from tango to Celtic ballads to up-tempo foot-stompers. For tickets ($27, including service charge), visit or call 360-887-7260.

Art in the plaza

The Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance welcomes artists and art lovers to the Washougal Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Reflection Plaza, 1703 Main St., Washougal. The in-person festival features the work of 25 professional local and regional artists. For a preview of their work, visit Admission is free. Attendees can participate in a raffle and silent auction for works of art donated by participating artists. Visitors are also encouraged to see 50 works of public art using the map at Maps will be available at the festival.

Kick back

Enjoy the final concert in the Sunday Sounds Concert Series from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Tech Center Park, located at Southeast Sequoia Circle off Southeast Tech Center Drive. Hear 5 Guys Named Moe perform in the new amphitheater. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic fare or purchase food and nonalcoholic beverages from vendors. Free parking is available in the field next to Columbia Tech Center Park.

Wands out

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents “A Night of Magic” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 6403 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, featuring a sorting ceremony, a Harry Potter trivia contest, a lesson in defense against the dark arts, a costume contest, themed drinks and divination. Guests age 21 and older are encouraged to dress up and bring their wands. Tickets are $20 or $18 for military members and seniors and include an open poly juice potion bar (alcoholic and nonalcoholic); specialty drinks are available to buy. Park in the back of the building then enter through the castle door.

True blue

Blue Bond Studio and Gallery, 6524 N.E. 10th Ave., Hazel Dell, is hosting a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday. The gallery features paintings by the Clark County artist Blue Bond, an art teacher whose works have been exhibited locally since the mid-’90s. Bond will give painting demonstrations and will offer one prize giveaway per day, valued at $50. Refreshments will be available. For details, visit or email

… And more

For more information about other events like the Downtown Alley Flea Market, Re-Imagined Radio’s Joe Frank Tribute and Mahjong at the Camas Library, visit

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