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Try This: Music in the Park, Pride Block Party and Paranormal Cirque

Five things to do this week

By Monika Spykerman, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 6, 2024, 6:02am

Pride party

Dandelion Teahouse and Apothecary, 109 W. Seventh St., Vancouver, will host the third annual “Pride Block Party: Celebrating Growth, Community and Inclusivity” from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday on Seventh Street between Main and Washington. The free event, cohosted by the Queer Youth Resource Center, will include family-friendly activities, live performances and a “Wear Your Pride” Fashion Show. Tea drinks will be available to buy from Dandelion Teahouse. Learn more at facebook.com/dandelionteahouseapothecary.

Fantastic beasts

Downtown Camas’ June First Friday theme is “Unicorns, Rainbows & Mythical Beasts,” 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in downtown Camas. Activities include a scavenger hunt, art shows and receptions in downtown galleries (including a ribbon cutting for the new RedDoor Gallery, 411 N.E. Dallas St.), games with prizes, crafts for kids and after-hours shopping. Attendees are encouraged to dress in unicorn, rainbow or mythical beast attire; those in costume will be entered in a prize drawing. Learn more at downtowncamas.com.

Music al fresco

Music in the Park is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Vancouver’s John Ball Park at West 23rd Street and Kauffman. Bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on, pack a picnic basket with goodies and enjoy live music in the park. Stop at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 2400 Grant St., for a “galodge” sale and $5 lunch of hot dog, chips and soda. The sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes décor, clothing, art, tools and household items. Learn more at bassfitz.com/music-in-the-park/.

Rose and rhumba

La Uva Fortuna Farms, 16712 N.E. 219th St., Battle Ground, will host “Sip & Sway,” a drop-in dance class from 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 30. A professional instructor will teach a different dance style every week. On the first Friday of the month, learn rhumba and swing. On the second Friday, learn country dancing and two-step. On the third Friday, learn Latin dancing with salsa and bachata. The fourth Friday is open for suggestions. Admission is $20 per class. Sign up at lauvafortuna.com.

Shadow show

Cirque Italia presents Paranormal Cirque from Friday to Monday at Vancouver Mall. The show combines theater, circus, cabaret and horror for mature audiences. Attendees will see the Wheel of Death and magic in an animal-free show, which contains adult language and material for ages 18 and over. Purchase tickets ($35-$80) at paranormalcirque.com or call 941-704-8572. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Monday; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

… And more

For more details about these and other events — like the two-day Vintage and Antique Flea Market at the Valiant Ballroom, the Small Acreage Expo and DOGPAW’s Bark in the Park fundraiser and Fair — visit events.columbian.com.