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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Nov. 30, 2023

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Try This: Craft Beer and Wine Fest, Friday Night Cruise-Ins, free concert

Five things to do this week

By , Columbian staff writer

Sips and sounds

Visit Wine Country, Beer Village and Whiskey Town at the Craft Beer and Wine Fest in downtown Vancouver’s Esther Short Park, Friday through Sunday. Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guests must be 21 or older. The event features craft beer, wine and cocktails, food, art and live music. Performers include Quiet Riot, Great White, Curtis Salgado, and Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys. Tickets from $42 to $140 with VIP entry for all three days, available at www.thecraftwinefest.com. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Art amid the asters

The Fern Prairie Art Fest is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie. Park at Grove Field Airport, 632 N.E. 267th Ave., Camas, and take the free “sunflower mobile” shuttle from the airport parking lot to the farm. Admission is free. The juried art festival features the work of 13 professional artists in a garden setting. Original work includes paintings, pastels, mixed media, pottery, fused and enamel glass, jewelry and copper mixed media. The fest also offers a mini beer and wine garden. For details, call Liz Pike at 360-281-8720 or visit lizpike.art.

Horns and heroes

Chamber Music Northwest and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will offer a free family concert featuring the Columbia River Brass Quintet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Leroy Haagen Park on Northeast Ninth Street in Vancouver. Arrive at 6 p.m. for Beacock Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo. After the concert, stay for a free movie, “Wakanda Forever” (PG-13), in the park. Pack a picnic and bring blankets and lawn chairs. Learn more at cmnw.org.

Hot rods and cool fun

Alderbrook Park, 24414 N.E. Westerholm Road, Brush Prairie, offers Friday Night Cruise-Ins 4-8 p.m. every Friday evening this summer. The last cruise-in is Sept. 15. The family-friendly event features food trucks, an espresso cart, a beer garden and vendors. Admission for spectators is $8 per person or $5 for children under 13, ages 3 and under are free, payable in cash or card. Participants are $10 per carload, cash only. Motorcycles are $5. Learn more at alderbrookparkevents.com.

Summer strumming

Grammy-winning guitarist Doug Smith will perform a concert with vocalist Judy Koch to raise money for Clark County Cancer Relay for Life at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E. 39th St., Vancouver, preceded by an auction at 5 p.m. Smith and Koch weave together folk, classical, jazz and contemporary tunes. Tickets are $25 and include a glass of house wine, draft beer or latte as well as a ticket for the door prize drawing. Purchase tickets at tinyurl.com/y9e6fen9.

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