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ASTORIA — Submit your artwork themed “This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home” to the Grace Episcopal Church art show honoring the memory of longtime art instructor at Clatsop Community College and Grace Episcopal member Jean Barney. Read more

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ASTORIA — Come enjoy “Old Ringers,” a timely take on how five down-on-their-luck seniors try to cope with a shrinking economy and their shrinking pocketbooks by opening up a home phone sex service! Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 23-24; and Wednesday-Friday, May 29-31, in the McTav… Read more

ASTORIA — Each year, Grace Episcopal Church honors the memory of longtime art instructor at Clatsop Community College and Grace Episcopal member Jean Barney with an art show with a special theme. Barney was a beloved teacher of oils for many years and inspired artists of all talents for many… Read more

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ASTORIA — Come enjoy “Old Ringers,” a timely take on how five down-on-their-luck seniors try to cope with a shrinking economy and their shrinking pocketbooks by opening up a home phone sex service! Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 23-24; and Wednesday-Friday, May 29-31, in the McTav… Read more

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MANZANITA — Authors Lauren Kessler and Nancy Miller Gomez discuss the transformative power of words for prison inmates, “Finding Humanity Behind Bars,” at the Manzanita Writers’ Series, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Read more

ASTORIA — The annual Art Student Show is featured in Clatsop Community College's Royal Nebeker Gallery, 1799 Lexington Ave., from Monday, May 13, through Friday, June 7. An opening reception honoring all student artists is from 6-8 p.m,. Thursday, May 23. During the reception, cash prizes an… Read more

NEHALEM — 3 Leg Torso returns to North County Recreation District, 36155 Ninth St. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $18 and available at www.tickettomato.com/event/6156 Read more

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ASTORIA — Among the first signs of summer is opening day of Astoria Sunday Market. Locals and visitors alike celebrate the return of colorful flower bouquets, aromatic kettle corn and roasted nuts, and the festive sight of tents sprouting along 12th Street each Mother’s Day. Read more

LONG BEACH, Wash. — Heralding the start of the summer season and Mother’s Day is The Picture Attic’s May show, with an opening party 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday May 10. The gallery is at 711 Pacific Ave. N. Read more

ASTORIA — A night of punk, rock ‘n’ roll, and metal is happening starting at 9 p.m. Friday, May 10 at The Labor Temple Bar. The night features Al and the Kaydas, The Proper Channels, Joe McKinney and includes DJ’s spinning punk throughout the night. There is a $5 cover charge. Read more

LONGVIEW, Wash. — The Columbian Artists Association is opening a show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Rose Center for the Arts on Lower Columbia College Campus, 1528 Maple St. An artists’ reception and award ceremony starts at 4 p.m. The show includes artists from surrounding counties … Read more

LONG BEACH, Wash. — Enjoy the music of Gordon Lightfoot at a concert by Dick Lappe at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Peninsula Arts Center, 504 Pacific Ave. N. Read more

ASTORIA — The Liberty Theatre is abuzz getting ready to welcome more than 2,000 students between the ages of 4 and 11 over four school field trips next week! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between the Liberty Theatre and the Astoria School of Ballet. Read more

CANNON BEACH — The Cannon Beach Chorus, under the direction of Dr. John Buehler, will present their annual Spring season concert titled the "Circle of Life," featuring "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure and songs that celebrate childhood, which include nursery rhymes and poignant questions asked by … Read more

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CANNON BEACH — The Spring Unveiling Arts Festival in Cannon Beach ushers in an air of anticipation as artists at galleries across town collectively reveal their new work — breathtaking and poignant paintings, lustrous blown glass pieces, intricately detailed sculpture made from various mater… Read more

RAYMOND, Wash. — The Willapa Player’s spring play is “Curtain Up!,” a two-act comedy. Five women inherit a ramshackle theater and hilariously work against the odds to bring it back to life. Read more

SEAVIEW, Wash. — There’s a lot of talk these days about writing your story. And some think that means starting with your great-great grandmother and ending with what you had for breakfast this morning. So, writing becomes something daunting, dusty and overwhelming—and ripe for comparison wit… Read more

CANNON BEACH — In Oscar Wilde’s play, “The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” the character Bunbury was a figment of Algernon Moncrieff’s imagination. Although never onstage himself, Bunbury was noted for always seeming to pull Algernon away from obligations a… Read more

ASTORIA — On Wednesday, May 15, Pier Pressure Productions continues its TEN-FIFTEEN series with “Snow White,” a modern adaptation of the 19th-century German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Read more

ASTORIA — Astoria Visual Arts is offering two newly renovated studios to local artists Kirista Trask and Sally Lackaff as part of the AVA artist-in-residence (“AVA a-i-r”) program. The studios are located in the Astoria Studio Collective, above the AVA Gallery on Duane and 10th streets. The … Read more

SEASIDE — Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk is 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4. The free event takes place between Holladay Drive and Broadway in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Read more

As someone who frequently hiked the Olympic Mountains in my youth, I remember well the acrimonious debates over whether to take down the Elwha River dams. Not that long ago, dam removal was considered a radical proposition by many, and here in the Pacific Northwest, we grew up priding oursel… Read more

RAYMOND, Wash. —The Willapa Harbor Chorale presents its annual spring concert 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the historic Raymond Theater located at 323 Third St. Read more

MANZANITA — “The Gas Café” is showing as part of the Manzanita Film Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave. Doors open at 7 and admission is $5. Read more