Spotlight: Local Entertainment Listings | Schedule

“Alice in Wonderland”: 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 4, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Dancers from Longview’s Higher Ground Dance Studio present Alice’s adventures as she follows the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and discovers herself in a world of her own. Choreographed by Michalyn Steiner and Sara Sanders. Tickets: $18 for ages 12 to 64 and $14 for children ages 3 to 11 and seniors 65 and older. Available at the theater box office (11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday), by calling 360-575-8499 or by visiting

Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: Renee and Friends, 7-10 p.m. (kitchen opens at 6 p.m. with food available for purchase.), May 25, 921 Washington Way, Longview; you don’t need to be a Moose member to attend. Tickets: $15 per couple paid in advance at Moose Lodge which opens at 3 p.m. 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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Cowlitz County Farmers MarketOpen: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through October 29 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through September 13 in front of the Cowlitz County Event (Expo) Center, 1900 Seventh Ave., Longview. Participants are asked to park in the designated area and keep pets on a leash. 360-957-7023.

Tap House Antidote: 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Wine Wednesday with CloudShine; $4 for nine ounces of wine; beer, cider, cocktails, food available. 1335 14th Ave, Longview. 360-232-8283.

Cowlitz Valley Early Music Association: 6 to 8 p.m. May 20, country and bluegrass music, open-mic program and dancing. Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. 360-423-3138.

Kalama Harbor Pavilion (McMennamins): 7-10 p.m. May 25, music by Chris Margolin, alternative Americana. 215 Hendrickson Drive, Kalama. 360-673-9209.

Oregon Way: 7 p.m. every Wednesday, open jam night hosted by Steelhead. 446 Oregon Road, Longview. 360-577-5773.

Roland Wines: 1-3pm May 21, music by composer and international concert guitarist Ross Thompson. He started studying the guitar at the age of 13. He holds an MA and post-graduate degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Royal College of Music in London. His main guitar teachers were David Tanenbaum and Carlos Bonnell. Thompson has over 25 years of experience as a classical guitar teacher. He is the author of 26 volumes of original works for solo guitar, including chamber music and six studio recordings. 1106 Florida Street, Longview. 360-846-7304.

Scooter’s Bar and Grill: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, music. 1107 North Pacific Ave, Kelso. 425-2223. Look for Scooter’s Bar and Grill on Facebook.

Teri Restaurant: 6pm-8pm on May 21, music with Dick King and Bill Booth. Highway 3225 Ocean Beach, Longview. 360-577-0717.

Sarah Hagen: 3 p.m. May 22, Birkenfeld Theater, 75 S. Nehalem St., Clatskanie. Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen presents a “Wonder Women” performance of compositions by female composers, including Marianne von Auenbrugger’s Sonata in E flat major, Nocturne OP. 69 n° 1 by Agathe Backer Grondahl and Adagio op. 26 no. 10 by Louise Farrenc. Tickets: $15 per person for adults, $10 per person for students and seniors 60 and over, and $8 per person for children. Available online at or at the door the day of the show (Box office opens at 2:30 p.m.) Information: Elsa, 503-728-3403.

The St. Helens, Oregon Concert Series takes place in the park next to the city’s historic courthouse. Free parking on Riverfront near Cowlitz Street. Pets are welcome who are well behaved and have a good attitude. No bicycles, skateboards or in-line skates are permitted inside the permitted area. No outside alcohol allowed either. Bags will be checked. Big Cart Food and Brew and 503 Distilling will provide adult beverages.

The music is broadcast from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Look for 13 Nights on the River on Facebook or visit

June 2: Curtis Salgado, blues.

June 9: Gabriel Cox, rock and blues.

June 16: Hit Machine Dane by Patrick Lambs.

June 23: Funktown PDX, get down.

June 30th: Bon Bon Vivant, authentic New Orleans.

July 7: Sweetwater Band, country success.

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

July 21: Hit Machine, favorite local dance group.

July 28: Bluewave Band, tribute to Journey.

August 4: Catherine Loyer with Strawberry Roan.

August 11: The big salsa band.

August 25: Macy Gard Band, energetic pop group.

This ceramic flower by Broadway Gallery May, featured artist Noel DatinMcDonald, is on display at the gallery.

Broadway Gallery, contributed

Broadway Gallery: May’s guest artists are Laurie Michaels, paintings; and Noel Datin McDonald, ceramics. Join the guest performers for the first Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month for music and refreshments. Works by artists are exhibited throughout the month alongside 40 local cooperative galleries. The gallery is appealing to artists for new memberships. Craft cards, masks, jewelry, books by local authors, pottery, sculpture, glass, metal, photography, wearable art and more available. Shop the fourth local Saturday of each month to receive a free gift. Regular hours: 11am-4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. 1418 Commerce Avenue, Longview. 577-0544.,

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: “Grand Hotels of the North Beach Peninsula” opens on April 8 and ends on July 9. The exhibit highlights major hotels built on the Long Beach Peninsula to provide extravagant entertainment, awe-inspiring accommodations, and extraordinary 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 large 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 attract visitors. Meanwhile, some families stayed for up to three months during the summer, sometimes bringing the family cow or a horse and cart. Transport from Portland was via steamships such as the TJ Potter which would dock at Ilwaco where it would be met by train or local cars, wagons or buggies. The exhibits are funded in part by the Pacific County Lodging Tax Fund and the City of Long Beach Lodging Tax Fund. Permanent exhibits on Lewis and Clark and the Columbia River, an 1890 railroad car, and a model of the old train that traveled up the Long Beach Peninsula. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. FREE ENTRANCE. 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446;

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Donations accepted. 405 Allen Street, Kelso. 577-3119.

Koth Memorial Gallery: “Originals”, a group of colorful art created by abstract artist Scott McRae is on display until May 31 in the gallery on the ground floor of the Longview Public Library. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, closed on Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Forsberg Art Gallery of Lower Columbia College: Art and Design Student Fair 2022, June 2-15, with a reception from 4:30-6 p.m. June 2. Show off famous LCC student artists across all mediums. Student cash prizes at 5:00 p.m. Received June 2. Opening hours: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. In the college’s Rose Center for the Arts gallery, 1600 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510;

Rainier Historical Museum of Oregon: Hours: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (except holidays), Third Floor of City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items 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 Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central School: The Grand Ol’ Flag Patriotic Exhibition runs from June 11 to August 28. The exhibition will reflect the history of the flags and their meaning. It will also include service memorabilia, uniforms, etc. Opening hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. 1394 State Route 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or [email protected]

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