It’s the final weekend for the Stageworks Northwest production of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.” Showtimes at the Longview Theatre on Commerce Avenue are at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 pm on Sunday. This show runs on weekends through the 29th. Get tickets through the Stageworks Northwest website.
The Clatskanie Arts Commission opens up its 25th season with “Everything Fitz,” a high-energy family band out of Canada, featuring fiddling, Ottawa Valley step-dancing and a wide variety of music. They’ll be performing Friday night at the Donovan Wooley Performing Arts Center, starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door.
Laser lights, DJ’s and live bands will be performing all weekend long at the Three Rivers Mall , as they host the Northwest Underground Music and Arts Festival. This will be going on in the old Sears store space at the mall. Hours are noon Friday to 8 am Saturday, Noon Saturday to 8 am on Sunday, and from noon to 9 pm on Sunday. Ticket details are available on the festival website.
The Rainier Junior-Senior High School History Club will be at this Saturday’s Columbia City Harvest Festival, demonstrating games that were played in the 1700’s and 1800’s. This event is scheduled to run from noon to 4 pm on Saturday at the Caples House Museum in Columbia City.
Down in Woodland, the second annual Lewis River Fall Fest is planned at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday and Sunday, with a brew fest, wine tasting, live entertainment and other demonstrations. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is free.
Saturday night, the North County Recreation Association holds its 11th annual Dinner Auction and Dance, helping to raise funds to support and improve sporting facilities in the Castle Rock area. The event starts at 5:30 pm on Saturday at Parker’s Restaurant, just off exit 49 in Castle Rock. Tickets are available at a number of businesses in Castle Rock.
Saturday night at the Rose Center for the Arts, National Book Award-winner Ivan Doig will speak on “Makings: How a Book Gets Written.” The event is being sponsored by the Longview Library Foundation, and will start at 5 pm on Saturday. Tickets are available through the Columbia Theatre box office, at Paperbacks and More on 14th Avenue, or by going to the Longview Library website.
Down in St. Helens, they’re having an adults-only “End of Summer Prom,” a benefit for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank and Community Meals program. This is a 21-and-over event, starting at 7 pm in the Olde School in downtown St. Helens. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Cowlitz Community Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm in the parking lot on 7th Avenue across from the Fairgrounds. The market runs through October. The Northwest harvest season is still in high gear, so all kinds of great fresh fruits and veggies are available.
The “Go&Be&Do,” series continues; 12-week series about going into the community and making a difference will continue through November 24th. This week, the topic is “Heal Me,” based on the Gospel of Matthew. The church is located at 30th and Pacific Way in Longview.
Reach back to the 50’s at Sunday’s “Sing-Along Grease,” which will be held at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Longview. A pre-show carnival starts at noon, with swing-dance demonstrations, classic cars, a soda fountain and prizes for the best costumes. The movie, with on-screen lyrics, starts at 3 pm. Tickets are available on the Columbia Theatre website, or at the box office.
Catch the Downtown Farmers Market on Sunday, set up in the parking lot at 15th and Broadway, across from the Longview City Hall. Along with the fresh flowers, hanging baskets, and handmade crafts, they’ll have beets, onions, carrots, zucchini and other local fresh produce this weekend. Hours are 10 am to 3pm on Sunday.