Weekend Best Bets: 2.27.09

Weekend Best Bets

FRIDAYFisher Poets Gathering, 3 p.m., doors open at Columbian Theater for tickets, venues include Astoria Event Center, 894 Commercial St.; Astoria Visual Arts Gallery, 453A 11th St.; Baked Alaska, No. 1 12th St.; Columbian Theater, 1102 Marine Drive; Voodoo Room, 1114 Marine Drive; Wet Dog Café, 144 11th St., $5 per day, $10 weekend pass.

Don Nisbett Artist Reception, 5 to 6 p.m., Paint 'N the Town Red, 1271 Commercial St.

Clatsop CASA Benefit with State Senator Betsy Johnson, 6 p.m., The Loft at the Red Building, 20 Basin St., $25 per person.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," musical theater, 7 p.m., Astoria High School Auditorium, 1001 W. Marine Drive, $8 adults, $6 students/seniors.

"Once Upon a Mattress," musical theater, 7 p.m., Seaside High School, 1901 Holladay Drive in Seaside, $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 students with ASB cards.

Country Music Jam, 7 to 9 p.m., Wickiup Senior Center, 92650 Svensen Market Road in Svensen, free.

Obo Addy, African master drummer, 7:30 p.m., Donavon Wooley Performing Arts Center, Clatskanie Mid/High School, 471 S.W. Bel Air Drive in Clatskanie, $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $5 children.

Dallas Williams, folk/Americana, 8 p.m., redhare, 260 10th St., $10.

"Grace and Glorie," theater, 8 p.m., Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach, $16 to $18.

SATURDAYFisher Poets Gathering, 9:30 a.m., venues include Astoria Event Center, 894 Commercial St.; Baked Alaska, No. 1 12th St.; Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive; Columbian Theater, 1102 Marine Drive; Voodoo Room, 1114 Marine Drive; Wet Dog Café, 144 11th St., $5 per day, $10 weekend pass.

Old Windows Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Bergerson Cedar Windows, 295 Silverside Place in Hammond, $5 LCPS members, $7 nonmembers.

"Bulbs and Color" with Ed Hobbs, gardening, 10 to 11 a.m., Dennis' 7 Dees Nursery, 84794 U.S. Highway 101 in Seaside, free.

"Catching the Ebb" with Bert Bender, author appearance, 1 to 3 p.m., Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive, free.

"Salt in Our Blood" with Michele Longo Eder, author appearance, 1 to 3 p.m., Godfather's Books, 1108 Commercial St., free.

Don Nisbett Artist Reception, 5 to 6 p.m., Paint 'N the Town Red, 1271 Commercial St.

Coast Swingers Square Dance, 7 p.m., Garibaldi City Hall, Sixth and Acacia streets in Garibaldi.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," musical theater, 7 p.m., Astoria High School Auditorium, 1001 W. Marine Drive, $8 adults, $6 students/seniors.

"Once Upon a Mattress," musical theater, 7 p.m., Seaside High School, 1901 Holladay Drive in Seaside, $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 students with ASB cards.

Jason Webley Trio, Gypsy-folk-punk, 7 p.m., McMenamins Sand Trap, 1157 N. Marion Ave. in Gearhart, no cover.

Barney Perrine, blues/classic rock, 7 to 10 p.m., Lil' Bayou, 20 N. Holladay Drive in Seaside, no cover, all tips donated to Clatsop County Women's Resource Center.

David Franklin, classical guitar, 7:30 p.m., Warrenton Gateway Masonic Lodge, 66 S.W. Fourth St. in Warrenton, $10.

Lauren Sheehan, folk/blues, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, 1387 S. Spruce St. in Cannon Beach, $5 adults, $2 children, suggested donation.

Salty Dogs, classic rock, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Hotel Elliott, 357 12th St.

"Grace and Glorie," theater, 8 p.m., Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach, $16 to $18.

Jill Trenholm, Bohemian folk/jazz, 8 p.m., redhare, 260 10th St., $10.

SUNDAY* Aquarium Open House, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seaside Aquarium, 200 N. Prom in Seaside, free, donations for the Friends of Haystack Rock welcome, seal food $1 per tray will benefit Wildlife Center of the North Coast.

Fisher Poets Gathering, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Astoria Event Center, 894 Commercial St., $5 per day or $10 weekend pass.

Brass Gone Baroque, classical, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 1103 Grand Ave., free, donations for food bank welcome.

"Naselle-Grays River Valley" with Donna Gatens-Klint, author appearance, 1 to 3 p.m., Finn Ware, 1116 Commercial St.

"Salt in Our Blood" with Michele Longo Eder, author appearance, 1 to 3 p.m., Godfather's Books, 1108 Commercial St., free.

Country-Folk Music Open Jam, 1 to 6 p.m., Tillamook Forest Center, Highway 6 between Mileposts 21 and 22, east of Tillamook, free.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," musical theater, 2 p.m., Astoria High School Auditorium, 1001 W. Marine Drive, $8 adults, $6 students/seniors.

Rovetti String Quartet, classical, 2 p.m., Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., $20, seating limited to 100.

Cake Tasting, 3 p.m., Blue Scorcher Bakery Café, 1493 Duane St., $11 includes coffee and tea.

Fisher Poets Gathering Invited Reading, 3 p.m., Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery, 1064 S. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach, free.

Labyrinth Walk, 3 to 6 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church Hall, 1545 Franklin Ave., free.

Zack Freiwald, Americana/roots, 8 p.m., Fort George Brewery and Public House, 1483 Duane St., no cover.

* Especially for children

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