Spotlight: Local Entertainment


Marlon Wayans: 8:00 p.m., December 1, Cowlitz Ballroom, Ilani, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. Comedian, actor and author Wayans is bringing his “Microphone Fiend” tour to Ilani. Tour details: Tickets: $25 and $45. Tickets available at and


Cowlitz Valley Old Time Music Association: 6-8pm November 18, country and bluegrass music, open mic program and dance. Catlin Grange, 205 Shawnee, N. Kelso. 360-423-3138.

Oregon Way Tavern: open jam hosted by Steelhead, Wednesdays 7:00 p.m.; 9 p.m. Karaoke, Thursdays through Saturdays, 446 Oregon Way, Longview. 360-577-5773.

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“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (Silent film with live orchestra): 7:30-9:30 p.m., November 19, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Lon Chaney plays Quasimodo, the tragically disfigured hunchback from Victor Hugo’s fairy tale. A huge set of medieval Paris was built just for the film,” according to the Columbia Theater website. The plot includes knights, street performers, revolutionaries, a stolen baby and a crazed mob attack on Paris’s most famous building. The film will be accompanied by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Tickets: $25 per person Tickets are available at the box office (11:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday), by calling 360-575-8499 or at www.columbiatheatre. com .


Irish Christmas by Finnegan Blue: 7:30-9:30 p.m. December 17, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Siblings Anna Lee and Willie Fleming are joined by their father Bill Fleming on guitar, accompanied by bandmates Malcolm Jones on saxophone, Kevin Higuchi on drums and Oskar Beckmann on bass. The group pays homage to Irish music while adding their own modern twist, the Columbia Theater website notes. Tickets: $40 and $45 per person for adults, $40 per person for seniors (62 and older) and military, $20 per person for ages 17 and under. Tickets available at the box office (Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), by calling 360-575-8499, or at

O’Jay’s: 8:00 p.m., December 15, Cowlitz Ballroom, Ilani, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. On the O’Jays’ final tour, “Last Stop on the Love Train,” the band performs songs like “Put Your Hands Together,” “For the Love of Money,” “I Love Music,” and their first number one Single “Sneaky.” Over the course of their career, the group had 10 gold albums, nine platinum albums and 10 number one hits. The group consists of original members Eddie Levert Sr. and Walter Williams Sr., who have been singing together since childhood in Philadelphia, according to a press release provided to The Daily News. Tickets: $59 and $79. Tickets available at and

Paul Anka: 7:00 p.m., February 26, Cowlitz Ballroom, Ilani, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. According to a press release by ilani, Anka has more than 500 songs to his credit and 100 million albums sold. He also had a song on the Billboard charts for seven consecutive decades. His career began in 1957 when “Diana” sold 20 million records. Other hits include “Puppy Love”, “Lonely Boy”, “My Way”, “Hometown”, “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” and more. Tickets: $39 and $59. Tickets available at and

The Rocket Man Show: 7-9pm Nov. 25, Columbia Theater Association for the Performing Arts, 1231 Vandercook Way, Longview. Scotsman Rus Anderson recreates the personality of a young Elton John who “bursts onto the stage with a fun-loving sense of extravagance; part diva, part soccer player, killer singer, wild piano player and all rock ‘n’ roller,” notes the website. Tickets: $33 per person. Tickets available at the box office (Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), by calling 360-575-8499, or at


“The Game is in Progress: Or Holmes for the Holidays:” Mystery comedy directed by Jamie Hegstad, Aug. 2-18 December, Stageworks Northwest Theater, 1433 Commerce Ave., Longview. $18 general admission, $14 for seniors/students/veterans, $8 for children, $10 for groups of 10 or more. 360-636-4488.


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

Broadway Gallery: November’s featured artist is Debby Neely, wildlife linocut prints. Neely is one of the founding members of the gallery. Join the featured artists for music and refreshments on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Artists’ works are on display throughout the month alongside 40 local cooperative gallery members. Craft cards, masks, jewellery, books by local authors, pottery, sculpture, glass, metal, photography, wearable art and more available. Shop every fourth local Saturday of the month to receive a free gift. Santa’s Gift Shop is open until December 24th. Regular opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 11am-6pm on Thursdays. 1418 Commercial Avenue, Longview. 577-0544.,

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Permanent exhibits about Lewis and Clark and the Columbia River, an 1890 railroad car and a model of the old train that went up the Long Beach Peninsula. Opening hours: 10:00-16:00 Wednesday-Saturday. Free admission. 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco. 360-642-3446;

Cowlitz County Historical Museum: Opening hours: 10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Saturday. donations accepted. 405 Allen Street, Kelso. 577-3119.

Koth Memorial Gallery: Works of the Sacajawea Fiber Arts Guild through November. Opening hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-7pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-6pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9am-5pm, closed on Sundays. Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St., Longview. Daniel: 360-442-5307.

Lelooska Foundation and Cultural Center: 11am-3pm Thursdays, museum and meeting room open. Site visits now available for groups of 15 and under. To register, go online to

Lower Columbia College Forsberg Art Gallery: Opening times: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In the Rose Center for the Arts art gallery at the College, 1528 Maple St., Longview. 360-442-2510;

Rainier Oregon Historical Museum: Hours: noon-4 p.m. Saturdays (except holidays), Third Floor City Hall, 106 W. B St., Rainier. Old photos or items that people want to share or donate to the museum are welcome. Old photos can be scanned and originals returned to owners. 503-556-4089, 360-751-7039, [email protected]

River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall/Central School: Opening times: 12-4pm Friday-Sunday. 1394 State Road 4 (Ocean Beach Highway). 360-795-3007, leave a message; or [email protected]

Tsuga Gallery: Featuring works by more than 30 local artists including paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewellery. main street 70, Cathlamet. Opening hours: 11am-5pm Thursday to Saturday.

Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum: Extensive logging, fishing and cultural exhibits. 1923 locomotive outside. Opening times: 1pm-4pm Saturday to Sunday through September or by appointment. 65 River Street, Cathlamet. 360-849-4353.

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