Spotlights: Local Entertainment Lists Calendar


The musical Urinetown: 6-20pm June 20, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Production of a summer theater camp for teenagers for 13- to 18-year-olds. About the play from the theater’s website: “In Urinetown, the long drought has led to a terrible shortage of water. Citizens are struggling with the government’s ban on private toilets and strict restrictions on where and when people can go. A malicious company holds the keys to the only option for relief, but not everyone is willing to pay the price. As people fight for their rights, one hero will rise up and lead them all to freedom. “Callback: June 6-21, June 21. Rehearsals: June 27-August 11 (no rehearsal July 4). 7:30 pm August 12 and 13 and 2 pm August 14. Training: $ 300 due after casting (fee includes Ben Nye makeup kit) For details, visit


Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: Renee and Friends, 7pm-10pm (Kitchen opens at 6pm with food available for purchase.), June 22, 921 Washington Way, Longview; you do not need to be a Moose member to attend. Tickets: $ 15 per couple, prepaid at Moose Lodge, which opens at 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; $ 10 per person at the door (opens at 6 p.m.). Details: 360-430-7330.

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Farmer’s Market in Cowlitz County: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 29 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sept. 13 across the street from the Cowlitz County Event (Expo) Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview. Attendees were asked to park in a designated area and keep pets on a leash. 360-957-7023.

Hansel and Gretel: 6:30 p.m., June 18, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Evergreen Dance Center produces the tale of a brother and sister abandoned in the woods, where they fall into the hands of a witch who lives in a house of gingerbread, cake and candy. Tickets: $ 18 per person for people aged 12 to 64, $ 15 per person for adults aged 65 and over and $ 12 per person for children aged 3 to 11. Available at the box office (11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) by calling 360-575-8499 or visiting


Alston Pub and Grub: 18-21 June 17, music by CloudShine. 25196 Alston Road, Rainier. 503-556-9753.

Antidote house: 18-20 June 22, music by CloudShine. 1335 14th Ave., Longview. 360-232-8283.

Cross crane room: 18: 30-21: 30, June 25, music from CloudShine. 21 Cowlitz St. W., Castle Rock. 360-967-8100.

Cowlitz Valley Early Music Association: 18-20 June 17, country and bluegrass music, program with open microphone and dancing. Kathleen Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. 360-423-3138.

Duck Inn: 10th Anniversary, 6-20pm June 18, 1377 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway), Scamokawa. Everything you can eat Chinese food, including orange chicken, General Cao chicken, broccoli beef, sweet and sour pork, barbecue pork, fried rice, chow maine, spring rolls and egg flower soup, $ 25 person. Classical rock music provided by Cooper’s Money from 8pm to midnight. Make reservations by calling 360-795-6055.

Erebus: 19-23: 59 June 18, metal music provided by Hangman’s Park, Primordial Atrocity, Splintered Throne and Death Wins. $ 12 per person covers the fee, aged 21 and over. 409 S. Pacific Ave., Kelso.

Fat Moose Bar and Grill: 18-22 June 23, special concert evening. Opening of Nash Brothers (18-20 hours) for the band Rob Leines (20-22 hours). 1382 Lewis River Road, Woodland., look for Fat Moose on Facebook, 360-225-7944.

Kelso-Longview Elks: 6-21 pm June 18, music by CloudShine. For Elks members and guests. 900 Ash St., Kelso. 360-425-1482.

Oregon Way Tavern: open jam, hosted by Steelhead, 19:00 Wednesday; 9 pm karaoke, Thursday-Saturday. 446 Oregon Way, Longview. 360-577-5773.

Ryderwood Community Hall: 14-16 June 25, western and new music from The Notable Exceptions. 301 Morse St., Ryderwood. $ 20 at the door.

Scythe Brewing: 15-18 June 19 music from Cloudshine. 1217 Third Ave., Suite 150, Longview. 360-353-3851.


The free concert series, presented by Kirkpatrick Family Care, takes place from 6pm to 8pm Thursday at Martin Dock on Sacajawea Lake in Longview.

The series features regional and national artists featuring a variety of music genres.

Alcohol is not allowed in the parks of Longview

July 7: Abbey Road (Beatles tribute).

July 14: Mainstreet (tribute to Bob Seeger).

July 21: Eagle Eyes (Tribute to Eagles).

July 28: Hit Factory (America’s biggest cover band).

August 4: Karl Virkkala and Whistle Punks (country).

August 11: Long live rock (classic rock).


The St. Helens, Oregon concert series takes place in the park next to the city’s historic courthouse. Free parking on the Riverfront along Cowlitz Street. Pets that behave well and have a good attitude are accepted. Bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades are not allowed in the permitted area. Alcohol outside is also not allowed. The bags will be checked. Big Cart Food and Brew and 503 Distilling will provide drinks for adults.

The music is from 18 to 20:30 on Thursday. Search for 13 nights on the river on Facebook or visit

The program

June 23: Funktown PDX, get down.

June 30: Bon Bon Vivant, authentic New Orleans.

July 7: Sweetwater Band, country hits.

July 14: Radio Rockit Band, hits from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

July 21: Hit Machine, a local favorite dance group.

July 28: Bluewave Band, Journey tribute.

August 4: Catherine Loyer with Strawberry Roanne.

August 11: The Great Salsa Band.

August 25: Macy Gard Band, a high-energy pop group.


Free concerts are held from 7 to 8 pm at the Waikiki Beach Amphitheater in Cape Disappointment Park, 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco.

The amphitheater has a limited number of seats. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seats, blankets and insect repellent.

The concerts are sponsored by the National Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program with funding from a grant from the National Arts Fund, as well as support from the Washington State Parks Foundation.

The program

June 25: Great American Trainwreck (

July 9: In singing (

July 23: Brownsmead Flats (Brownsmead Flats on Facebook).

August 13: Ian McPheron (

August 27: Miho and Diego (


Broadway Gallery: Presented artists in June are the artists of the gallery with a multimedia exhibition “Birds of Feather”. Join the performers for the first Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, the first Thursday of each month, to listen to music and enjoy refreshing drinks. The artists’ works are on display throughout the month along with 40 members of the local cooperative gallery. The gallery appeals to artists for new memberships and invites the community to its August public art show Metamorphosis. All entries are accepted until July 30. The show is from August 2 to 31. Visit the gallery’s website or details. Available cards, masks, jewelry, books by local authors, ceramics, sculpture, glass, metal, photography, wearable art and more. Shop on the fourth local Saturday of the month to receive a free gift. Regular working hours: 11 am – 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. 1418 Commerce Ave., Longview. 577-0544.,

The Columbia Heritage Museum of the Pacific: “Grand Hotels on the North Beach Peninsula” lasts until July 9. The exhibition highlights large hotels built on the Long Beach Peninsula to provide extravagant entertainment, magnificent accommodation and exceptional service and food, according to a press release from the museum. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the resort industry began on the North Beach Peninsula with major resorts such as The Sea View House, Hackney Cottage, Portland, Breakers, Driftwood and Long Beach; and smaller hotels such as Harvest Home, Gables and Shagren’s Hotel. Hotels would advertise in the Oregonian or Oregon Journal to entice visitors. During this time, some families stay up to three months in the summer, sometimes leading the family cow or horse and cart. Transport from Portland was by steamboat such as the TJ Potter, which would dock in Iluaco, where it would be met by train or local wagons, wagons or buggies. The exhibits are supported in part by the Pacific County Housing Tax Fund and the Long Beach Accommodation Tax Fund. Permanent exhibits for Louis and Clark and the Columbia River, a railroad car from 1890, and a model of an old train traveling up the Long Beach Peninsula. Opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday-Saturday. Admission is free. 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446;

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: Opening hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Donations are accepted. 405 Alan St., Kelso. 577-3119.

Forsberg College Art Gallery in Lower Colombia: Working hours: 10 am – 4 pm Monday-Thursday. At the Rose Center for the Arts College Art Gallery, 1600 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510;

Rainier Oregon Historical Museum: Opening hours: noon-4 pm Saturday (except holidays), third floor of the town hall, 106 W. B Street, Rainier. Old photos or objects that people would like to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and the originals returned to the owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039, [email protected]

River Life Interpretation Center at Redmen Hall / Central School: Patriotic exhibition Grand Ol ‘Flag lasts until August 28. The exhibition will reflect the history of the flags and their significance. It will also include service souvenirs, uniforms and more. Opening hours: noon-16 hours Friday-Sunday. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or [email protected]

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