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Call for artists: Members of the Colombian Artists Association are calling for artists 18 and older to submit work for the 44th Annual Spring Art Show to be held March 22 at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum, 405 Allen St., Kelso. Artists are welcome from Cowlitz, Clark, Wahkiakum, Lewis, and Pacific counties in Washington; and Clatsop and Columbia counties in Oregon. Two judges will award money, ribbons and sponsorship prizes. For more show details, registration forms and a flyer, visit


“Arsenic and Old Lace”: 6-8pm March 14-15, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. Classic black comedy. Roles for three women, 11 men, different ages. Be prepared to read a selection of the script (provided). Can provide a short comedic monologue (optional). The show will run from May 13-29; rehearsals will take place on weekday evenings. Information: Email Director Johnny Winningham at [email protected]

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Cowlitz Valley Moose Lodge: Renee and Friends, 7-10 p.m. (Kitchen opens at 6 p.m. with food available for purchase.), March 9, 921 Washington Way, Longview; you don’t need to be a Moose member to attend. Tickets: $10 per person at the door. Details: 360-430-7330.


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.

PNW Meatheads BBQ: 9 p.m.-12 a.m. March 19, AC/DC tribute band Back Into Black perform songs from AC/DC’s Back in Black album and other hits with special guests Jett-A-Tarr , a Joan Jett/Pat Benatar tribute band. $10 cover charge at the door. Highway 3061 Ocean Beach, Longview. 360-703-3456.

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.


Portland “Purple Reign” Prince Tribute Cello Project: 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) March 19, Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, Oregon. Alt-classic ensemble the Portland Cello Project is joined by musicians who worked with Prince such as Saeeda Wright and Tyrone Hendrix for this tribute to Prince. “PCP brings Bach to Beck alongside classic Prince tributes, without missing a thing,” says a press release from the Liberty Theater. Tickets: $25 per person general admission; available by calling the box office at 503-325-5922, ext. 55 or by visiting Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required. Visit the Online Theater Health and Safety page for more details.

Tribute to Stephen Sondheim: 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m., reserved seating) March 11, Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, Oregon. The musicians of the 45th parallel universe pay homage to Sondheim. Some of the composer’s best-known works are “West Side Story”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, “Company”, “Follies”, “A little Night Music”, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber “. of Fleet Street”, “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Into the Woods”. The program must be announced. Tickets: $25 per person general admission, $5 per person under 18; available by calling the box office at 503-325-5922, ext. 55 or by visiting Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required. Visit the Online Theater Health and Safety page for more details.

Walk a mile in our shoes with LaRhonda Steele: 7:30-9 p.m. March 12, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Participants will take a musical journey from Africa to Brazil, Cuba to New Orleans, gospel to funk and will feature LaRhonda Steele, Chuk Barber, Lo Steele, Arietta Ward, MaryEtta Callier and Amy LaSage. The “concert entertains, educates and speaks to our common humanity, Walk A Mile In Our Shoes”, according to the theater’s website. Tickets are $30 or $35 per person for adults, $30 per person for seniors, and $20 per person for children up to 17 years old. Tickets available at the box office (11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday), by calling 360-575-8499 or by visiting

“The Hardest Courage”: Historical drama by Leslie Slape, set in Kalama, based on true events involving a sheriff and a convicted murderer. First in Washington. 2018 Ashland New Plays Festival finalist. March 11-27, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Stageworks Northwest Theatre, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. Cost: $18 general admission, $14 seniors, students and veterans. Group discounts, flexible passes available. Not recommended for young children. Contains scenes, including self-harm, that some audience members may find intense or distressing. Vaccination record, mandatory masks. Tickets:, ticket office from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday and one hour before the show. 360-636-4488, [email protected]

Appelo Archive Center: Historical exhibits of the Naselle-Grays River territory. Opening hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. 1056 State Route 4, Naselle. 360-484-7103;

Broadway Gallery: March’s guest artist is Joan Hitchcock, she has painted silk and acrylic paints. His work will be exhibited throughout the month with 40 members of the local cooperative gallery. 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: “Long Beach in the 1920s”, exhibition in the lobby in conjunction with the celebration of the centennial of the city of Long Beach, until March. See original minutes from the first meeting of the Long Beach City Council, photographs of Long Beach in the 1920s, and other vintage items. Additionally, a “Fire” exhibit runs through March and features photos, artifacts, and stories surrounding many of the fires that have shaped and changed communities on the North Beach Peninsula. The exhibit includes the Nahcotta fire of 1915, the Ilwaco High School fire of 1936, the Keystone Cannery fire, the Sid Market fire of the 1960s, and the 2006 that swept through the Ilwaco fire station. Throughout all disasters, members of the mostly volunteer fire departments responded quickly and successfully, according to a museum press release. 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: The special exhibition “Remains of the Iron Curtain Landscape: East Germany’s Legacy in Black and White” runs until March 19. Hans Schaufus, a former Longview Public Library worker, artist, community advocate and photographer, photographed the 30 enlarged images featuring architectural and landscape remains from East Germany during several visits there between 2006 and 2014 Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Donations accepted. 405 Allen Street, Kelso. 360-577-3119.

Forsberg Art Gallery of Lower Columbia College: LCC Faculty Art Show on the Space theme until March 10th. Regular 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]

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