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S’mores Party & Musicians’ Open Mic at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar is celebrating back-to-school season with a neighborhood s’mores party, to help you and your kids end the summer on a sweet note. Drop by any time from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5—that’s Labor Day—to toast marshmallows over Latte Da’s firepit and smoosh them together with chocolate between two Graham crackers. Mmmmmmmm, s’mores! All ages are welcome (even if you don’t have kids going back to school!).

Latte Da is also hosting its monthly Musicians’ Open Mic Night that evening, so stick around for lots of live music—or sign up starting at 6 p.m. to sing or play a song yourself! Kids are also invited to participate. The performances start at around 6:30 p.m.

Latte Da will be offering its full food and drink menu that evening—choose from delicious small plates like flatbread pizza, arancini and stuffed mushrooms, or go for one of Latte Da’s delicious sandwiches or wraps. There will also be locally made quiche and pastries, plus an array of wine and craft beer. And of course there will be yummy coffee, tea, and hot cocoa! For more details, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

S’mores & Music at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar is celebrating back-to-school season with a neighborhood s’mores party, to help you and your kids end the summer on a sweet note. Drop by any time from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5—that’s Labor Day—to toast marshmallows over Latte Da’s firepit and smoosh them together with chocolate between two Graham crackers. Mmmmmmmm, s’mores! All ages are welcome (even if you don’t have kids going back to school!).

Latte Da is also hosting its monthly Musicians’ Open Mic Night that evening, so stick around for lots of live music—or sign up starting at 6 p.m. to sing or play a song yourself! Kids are also invited to participate. The performances start at around 6:30 p.m.

Latte Da will be offering its full food and drink menu that evening—choose from delicious small plates like flatbread pizza, arancini and stuffed mushrooms, or go for one of Latte Da’s delicious sandwiches or wraps. There will also be locally made quiche and pastries, plus an array of wine and craft beer. And of course there will be yummy coffee, tea, and hot cocoa! For more details, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

King Louie Plays the Blues at K’Syrah

Here's a conundrum: why does listening to the blues make you feel so good? Add a swanky cocktail or two, and you've got the makings of perfectly delightful evening. Where, you ask, can one have such an evening in Clark County? At K'Syrah, of course!
 
K'Syrah Catering, Wine and Bistro (316 N. Dallas in downtown Camas) offers old-world-style dining with modern flair. The small plates are as delicious and sophisticated as the entrées, and although there's a list of sensational seasonal cocktails, wine is the main focus of this bistro. Choose from a Murphy’s Law Riesling, an Impuls Chardonnay, or a Mezzacorrona Pinot Gris, to name but a few whites. On the red side, you could have a Cottonwood Pinot, Sterling Meritage, or an Elsa Bianchi Malbec…and of course there's a McManic Syrah. If you'd like to purchase a bottle to take home, K'Syrah's on-site wine shop is conveniently open until 8:30 p.m.
 
We've covered the drinks; now for the blues: On Saturday, March 29, K'Syrah welcomes Louis "King Louie" Pain as its musical guest from 6:30 to about 8:30 p.m. Pain is a master of soulful and bittersweet tunes who's performed with such greats as Bruce Conte, Jules Broussard, Dorothy Morrison, Cornelius Bumpus. Paul deLay, Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Linda Hornbuckle, Mel Brown, Thara Memory, Dan Faehnle, and Dan Balmer. K'Syrah is usually filled to capacity whenever King Louie is in the house, so reservations are recommended by calling 360-833-9429.

“March Music Moderne” Jazz & Poetry

What goes best with jazz (besides wine)? Poetry, of course! During "March Music Moderne" at Niche Wine & Art Bar, you can have all three at once. You'll hear poetry from Clark County's first Poet Laureate, Christopher Luna, and the smooth sounds of jazz from local musicians Beth Carp, Julio Appling, Rich Halley, Eric Padget, and Jim Templeton. This is part of poetry journal Printed Matter Vancouver's Ghost Town Poetry series, which presents live poetry readings at open mic nights in locations around Vancouver. March Music Moderne is a Portland-based contemporary-classic music series and Niche Wine & Art Bar is its only North Bank venue. Niche Wine & Art Bar is also adjacent to one of Vancouver's edgiest art galleries, Angst Gallery, which will be open during the event.

SW Washington Wind Symphony Concert

The 55-member Southwest Washington Wind Symphony, conducted by Sam Ormson, will present “Musical Travelogue," a concert that will take listeners to far-away lands (melodically speaking) with music from around the world, including "El Camino Real" by Alfred Reed, "Irish Tune" and "Shepherd's Hey" by Percy Grainger, and "The Strait of Hormuz" by Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian. The conductor will be accompanied by tuba virtuoso Patrick Sheridan, who will teach a free workshop for low brass and other wind instruments from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.swwindsymphony.org for more details about this and other concerts.

Gone with the Wind

…the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony, that is. The symphony, conducted by Sam Ormson, will present “Musical Travelogue” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, at the Union High School Performing Arts Center, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St. in Camas. There's no admission fee, and the concert is open to anyone who thrills to the reedy sound of clarinets, flutes, French horns, and oboes. (And really, who doesn't love an oboe?)

The 55-musician symphony will take listeners to far-away lands—melodically speaking—with music from around the world, including "El Camino Real" by Alfred Reed, "Irish Tune" and "Shepherd's Hey" by Percy Grainger, "The Strait of Hormuz" by Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian, and more. The conductor will be accompanied by tuba virtuoso Patrick Sheridan, who will teach a free workshop for low brass and other wind instruments from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.swwindsymphony.org for more details about this and other concerts.

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 20th annual Young Artist Competition allows students to compete against each other before a live audience. The top three contestants will perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Salvador Brotons at Skyview Concert Hall on April 12 & 13. In addition, the winners will share $5,000 in prize money. The competition's master of ceremonies is Edmund Stone, host of the nationally syndicated show The Score on All Classical Radio. The competition (which was rescheduled from a previous date due to inclement weather) is sponsored by the Anna C. MacAskill Schwab and Dwight Schwab, Sr. Charitable Foundation and will be judged by a panel of professional musicians.

The concert is completely free and open to the public. Children are welcome.

 

Valentine’s Event: Wine, Chocolate, Music & Art

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is offering an Valentine's Day evening event with music, chocolate and art—and wine, naturally! Musician Anthony Utehs will serenade sippers with romantic acoustic guitar music, and original art from Chris Eagon will be on display. But the romance doesn't stop there: sample the sumptuous "Brownies from Heaven," made by Bleu Door Bakery, which will be paired for your tasting pleasure with carefully chosen wines. (Yes, of course brownies and wine go together!)

Come early and catch the last 30 minutes of happy hour, which happens every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. (and from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays). All glasses of wine are discounted $1 to $1, and all appetizers are $1 less.