Weekend Best Bets: 12.14.07

Weekend Best Bets

FRIDAY* Wahkiakum Festival of Trees, holiday, all day, Hotel Cathlamet Assisted Living Facility Lobby, 69 Main St. in Cathlamet, Wash.

Waterfront Artists' Market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 157 Howerton Way in Ilwaco, Wash., free admission.

Patty Hardin Book Signing, 3 to 7 p.m., The Picture Attic, 711 Pacific Ave. N. in Long Beach, Wash.

* Lighting Tours via Christmas Trolley, 6 and 7:15 p.m., starts at Seaside Chamber of Commerce, 7 N. Roosevelt in Seaside.

Asleep at the Switch, '40s/'50s blues/country, 6 to 8 p.m., Garibaldi City Hall, Sixth and Acacia streets in Garibaldi, free, donations accepted.

"Magnificat" with The North Coast Chorale, holiday, 7 p.m., Peninsula Church Center, 5000 N Place S.W., Seaview, Wash., admission is by donation.

Gary Keiske and Bill Hayes, acoustic, 7 to 10 p.m., Astoria Coffeehouse, 243 11th St., free.

The Jazz Cabaret with String of Pearls, dinner with jazz, 7 to 10 p.m., The Loft at the Red Building, 20 Basin St., $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Denise Drake and Dave Quinton, bluesy folk, 7:30 p.m., Goose Hollow at the Cove, 220 Avenue U in Seaside, free.

"A Christmas Carol," theater, 8 p.m., The River Theater, 230 W. Marine Drive, $14 adults, $12 seniors/students.

* "The Sound of Music," musical theater, 8 p.m., The Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 N. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach, $14, $16 or $18.

The Swing Cats, swing/jazz/blues, 8 to 11 p.m., John Jacob's Waterfront Grill, 77 11th St., free.

SATURDAY* Wahkiakum Festival of Trees, holiday, all day, Hotel Cathlamet Assisted Living Facility Lobby, 69 Main St. in Cathlamet, Wash.

Camp Rilea Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Camp Rilea, U.S. Highway 101 south of Warrenton, admission is 50 cents, parking is free.

* MOMS Club Pictures With Santa, holiday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Astoria Children's Museum, 2968 Marine Drive, pictures $6 each.

Artists' Open Studio Tour, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Andrew Young Building, 249 14th St., free.

* Clatsop Animal Assistance Open House, holiday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clatsop County Animal Shelter, 1315 S.E. 19th St.

Waterfront Artists' Market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 157 Howerton Way in Ilwaco, Wash., free admission.

Starving Artist Faire, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., former Valley Bronze Gallery, 12th and Commercial streets, admission is $1 or a can of food for the Astoria Food Bank.

Gifts That Make a Difference, alternative gift fair, noon to 5 p.m., Astoria Visual Arts Gallery, 453A 11th St.

Designer Showcase, custom home and design showing, 1 to 4 p.m., Mill Pond Village, 2655 Mill Pond Lane.

Gingerbread Tea, holiday dining, 2 to 4 p.m., Butterfield Cottage, 470 Necanicum Drive in Seaside, $3 or $5.

Tea and Plum Pudding, holiday dining, 2 to 4 p.m., Flavel House Museum, 714 Exchange St., $10.

Winter Holiday Bread, Cheese & Wine Event, 5 to 7 p.m., Blue Scorcher Bakery Café, 1493 Duane St. $7.50 wine tasting.

"Magnificat" with The North Coast Chorale, holiday, 7 p.m., CCC Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St., $4, $6 or $8.

* "The Nutcracker" with the Oregon Coast Dance Center, ballet, 7 p.m., Don Whitney Auditorium, Tillamook High School, 2605 12th St. in Tillamook, $4.

Zen and the Art, rock/jazz/soul, 7 to 10 p.m., Astoria Coffeehouse, 243 11th St., free.

"Joyful, Joyful Christmas" with Marilyn Keller and Tall Jazz, holiday, 7:30 p.m., Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., $22.

"A Winter's Carol," Celtic, 7:30 p.m., Donavon Wooley Performing Arts Center, Clatskanie Middle/High School, 471 S.W. Bel Air Drive in Clatskanie, $5, $8 or $10.

Hayshaker Square Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Pacific Grange, U.S. Highway 101 at Cullaby Lake in Warrenton.

"A Christmas Carol," theater, 8 p.m., The River Theater, 230 W. Marine Drive, $14 adults, $12 seniors/students.

* "The Sound of Music," musical theater, 8 p.m., The Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 N. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach, $14, $16 or $18.

Barney Perrine, blues/rock, 8 to 11 p.m., John Jacob's Waterfront Grill, 77 11th St.

The Blues Vein Miners, blues, 8:30 p.m., Astoria Event Center, 894 Commercial St.

SUNDAY* Wahkiakum Festival of Trees, holiday, all day, Hotel Cathlamet Assisted Living Facility Lobby, 69 Main St. in Cathlamet, Wash.

Camp Rilea Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camp Rilea, U.S. Highway 101 south of Warrenton, admission is 50 cents, parking is free.

Starving Artist Faire, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., former Valley Bronze Gallery, 12th and Commercial streets, admission is $1 or a can of food for the Astoria Food Bank.

Waterfront Artists' Market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 157 Howerton Way in Ilwaco, Wash., free admission.

"A Christmas Carol," theater, 2 p.m., The River Theater, 230 W. Marine Drive, $10 adults, $9 seniors/students.

"Magnificat" with The North Coast Chorale, holiday, 2 p.m., CCC Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St., $4, $6 or $8.

* "The Nutcracker" with the Oregon Coast Dance Center, ballet, 2 p.m., Don Whitney Auditorium, Tillamook High School, 2605 12th St. in Tillamook, $4.

* "The Nutcracker" with the Little Ballet Theatre, 2 p.m., Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Drive, $5 to $50.

A Tuba Christmas, holiday, 2 p.m., Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (formerly Ilwaco Heritage Museum), 115 S.E. Lake St. in Ilwaco, Wash., free.

Tea and Plum Pudding, holiday dining, 2 to 4 p.m., Flavel House Museum, 714 Exchange St., $10.

* "The Sound of Music," musical theater, 3 p.m., The Coaster Theatre Playhouse, 108 N. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach, $14, $16 or $18.

Boys & Girls Club Candlelight Home Tour, holiday, 4 to 7 p.m., various homes, Long Beach Peninsula, $20, ticket holders of Dec. 9 tour admitted free.

Lower Columbia Preservation Society Holiday Home Tour, 4 to 7 p.m., various homes, $15, not for children younger than 8.

The Swing Cats, swing/jazz/blues, 5 to 8 p.m., Voodoo Room, 1114 Marine Drive, free.

Diggabone, bluegrass/jazz/funk, 8 p.m., Fort George Brewery and Public House, 1483 Duane St., free.

* Especially for children

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