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Friday, March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024

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Try This: Rose auction and a plethora of theater options

Five things to do this week.

The Columbian

Rosy outlook

The Fort Vancouver Rose Society will host its Annual Rose Auction at 7 p.m. today at St. Luke’s – San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The event is a fundraiser for the society’s June 24 rose show. All bidders can potentially go home with a new rose. Rose enthusiasts of all ages are welcome and the auction is free to attend. The doors will open at 6 p.m. to review all the roses to be auctioned. Learn more at fortvancouverrosesociety.org.

Trailer tunes

Clark College presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, as well as March 10 and 11 at the Decker Theater in the Frost Arts Center at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Admission is $15. The story explores a love triangle between an agoraphobe, a highway toll collector and an exotic dancer with an unhinged ex-boyfriend. A Greek-chorus-like trio of women guides the narrative, playing multiple characters and breaking the fourth wall to air their dirty laundry. Learn more at clark.edu.

Put on a happy face

Journey Theater presents “Bye Bye Birdie” at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as March 10 and 11 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and March 11. A musical send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers and rock ‘n’ roll. The show follows heartthrob Conrad Birdie after he is drafted and chooses all-American girl Kim McAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Tickets are $14 for ages 2 to 18 and for seniors 62 and over. Tickets are $17 for adults 19 to 61. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Get tickets at journeytheater.org.

Opera oops

Love Street Playhouse presents “Lend Me a Tenor” at 126 Loves Ave., Woodland. On a night in 1934 at the Cleveland Opera company, world-famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform in “Pagliacci.” Through a series of mishaps, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the general manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as March 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. Matinees are 2 p.m. Sunday and March 11, 12 and 19. Buy tickets ($23) at app.arts-people.com or call 800-966-8865.

Triple treat

The Clark College Jazz Band presents its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gaiser Student Center on the Clark College campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The Clark College Concert Choir presents two winter concerts at 7:30 p.m. March 7 and 11 at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St., Vancouver. Admission to all three concerts is free but donations to the Clark College Music Department are welcome. For details about all the Clark College Music Department concerts, see clark.edu.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra’s monthly dance at Providence Ballroom, the First Friday Artisans’ Market at Uniquely You and the opening reception for “Clouds Illusions and Horizon” at Art at the Cave — visit events.columbian.com.