Old Liberty Theater

Harvest Gold Veterans Day Concert at the Old Liberty

On Saturday, Nov. 11, there will be a rock-n-roll benefit concert at the Old Liberty Theater to commemorate two events: Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and Neil Young’s birthday (Nov. 12). The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with Billy C. Wolf opening by performing the music of Bob Dylan, then Neil Young tribute band Harvest Gold will play until 9 p.m. Before and during the first set, a silent auction will be held in the theater lobby, with all proceeds going to the American Legion of La Center. The American Legion is the biggest veterans’ service organization in the United States—run by veterans, for veterans since 1919.

In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans and active service members will be given free admission. General admission is $12. Harvest Gold plays the music of Neil Young, spanning his 50-plus year career with songs by Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Crazy Horse, and Neil’s solo material, as well as hits by similar bands from the same era. Get your tickets (free or general admission) online at www.HarvestGoldNY.com, in person at the Old Liberty box office, or by calling 360-887-7260. For more information, call Mona Bean at 360-831-4316.

For more information about upcoming events and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty is located at 115 N. Main St. in dowtown Ridgefield. Beer, wine, espresso drinks, pastries and other snacks are available from Seasons Café in the theater lobby.

Laughing on Last Saturday: Stand-up Comedy at the Old Liberty

Did you know that the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield hosts a stand-up comedy series on the last Saturday of every month? It’s called “Laughing on Last Saturday,” and you can find the region’s funniest talent on stage at 7:30 p.m. The next evening of comedy is happening on Saturday, Oct. 28—this month featuring headliner Tyler Boeh.

Laughing on Last Saturday is a partnership with Stage Left Entertainment, the brainchild of comedians Don Frost and Lonnie Bruhn. Each month, they host and feature local, established and credited headlining comedians. Boeh is new to the Portland comedy scene, but an old hand at comedy nationally; he’s come to the Northwest after conquering Boston and L.A. and touring the country doing comedy. Adorned with awards, Boeh’s act was chosen by LaughSpin Magazine as Best Comedy Album as well as taking second place in the Portland Comedy Competition and winning the Oregon International Comedy Competition. To learn more about Boeh, visit www.tylerboeh.com.

Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door while supplies last, or in advance by calling 360-887-7260. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. A word to parents: comedy shows may contain adult content, so it’s best to leave the kids and teens at home. To find out more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Tony Starlight Show

What’s got music, comedy, impersonations, pop stars, and a guy named Tony? It’s the Tony Starlight Show, happening this Friday, Oct. 27, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

Audience members will be treated to everything from songs (old and new and parodies, too!) to comedy sketches to impressions. Fresh from the Stony Starlight Showroom in Portland, this variety show includes homages to artists as varied as Dean Martin and the Rat Pack, Axl Rose (of Guns N’ Roses fame), and Schoolhouse Rock with a dash of Hall & Oats. The show changes every year, so  you never know exactly what you’ll see: Tom Jones singing “Happy Birthday,” a Star Trek fan wooing a young lady, or Neil Diamond telling you to sing louder!

This show is just right for anyone age 21 to 101. (If you’re 102, there’s a danger you’ll laugh so hard your dentures might fall out.) Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance by calling 360-887-7260, or $20 at the door. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Street in Ridgefield. To learn more, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Laughing on Last Saturday

Did you know that the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield hosts a stand-up comedy series on the last Saturday of every month? It’s called “Laughing on Last Saturday,” and you can find the region’s funniest talent on stage at 7:30 p.m. The next evening of comedy is happening on Saturday, Oct. 28—this month featuring headliner Tyler Boeh.

Laughing on Last Saturday is a partnership with Stage Left Entertainment, the brainchild of comedians Don Frost and Lonnie Bruhn. Each month, they host and feature local, established and credited headlining comedians. Boeh is new to the Portland comedy scene, but an old hand at comedy nationally; he’s come to the Northwest after conquering Boston and L.A. and touring the country doing comedy. Adorned with awards, Boeh’s act was chosen by LaughSpin Magazine as Best Comedy Album as well as taking second place in the Portland Comedy Competition and winning the Oregon International Comedy Competition. To learn more about Boeh, visit www.tylerboeh.com.

Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door while supplies last, or in advance by calling 360-887-7260. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. A word to parents: comedy shows may contain adult content, so it’s best to leave the kids and teens at home. To find out more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Tony Starlight Show

What’s got music, comedy, impersonations, pop stars, and a guy named Tony? It’s the Tony Starlight Show, happening this Friday, Oct. 27, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

Audience members will be treated to everything from songs (old and new and parodies, too!) to comedy sketches to impressions. Fresh from the Stony Starlight Showroom in Portland, this variety show includes homages to artists as varied as Dean Martin and the Rat Pack, Axl Rose (of Guns N’ Roses fame), and Schoolhouse Rock with a dash of Hall & Oats. The show changes every year, so  you never know exactly what you’ll see: Tom Jones singing “Happy Birthday,” a Star Trek fan wooing a young lady, or Neil Diamond telling you to sing louder!

This show is just right for anyone age 21 to 101. (If you’re 102, there’s a danger you’ll laugh so hard your dentures might fall out.) Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance by calling 360-887-7260, or $20 at the door. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Street in Ridgefield. To learn more, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Meaningful Movies: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” which tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Holly Yasui, filmmaker and daughter of Minoru Yasui, will be at the Old Liberty in person for the post film discussion.

Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase from Seasons Café in the lobby. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the group’s Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com.

Meaningful Movies: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” which tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Holly Yasui, filmmaker and daughter of Minoru Yasui, will be at the Old Liberty in person for the post film discussion.

Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase from Seasons Café in the lobby. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the group’s Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com. In the meantime, you can see a trailer for the film below:

Never Give Up! – Trailer from Minoru Yasui Film on Vimeo.

Laughing on Last Saturday: Stand Up Comedy at the Old Liberty

Did you know that the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield hosts a stand-up comedy series on the last Saturday of every month? It’s called “Laughing on Last Saturday,” and you can find the region’s funniest talent on stage at 7:30 p.m. The next evening of comedy is happening on Saturday, Sept. 30—this month featuring headliner Todd Armstrong.

Laughing on Last Saturday is a partnership with Stage Left Entertainment, the brainchild of comedians Don Frost and Lonnie Bruhn. Each month, they’ll host and feature local, established and credited headlining comedians. Armstrong has been deemed “Portland’s Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central, has been featured on Portlandia, and has worked alongside many well-known comedians, including Amy Schumer (!) and Bill Burr. To learn more about Armstrong, visit www.armtoddstrong.com.

Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door while supplies last, or in advance by calling 360-887-7260. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. A word to parents: comedy shows may contain adult content, so it’s best to leave the kids and teens at home. To find out more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Laughing on Last Saturday

Did you know that the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield hosts a stand-up comedy series on the last Saturday of every month? It’s called “Laughing on Last Saturday,” and you can find the region’s funniest talent on stage at 7:30 p.m. The next evening of comedy is happening on Saturday, Sept. 30—this month featuring headliner Todd Armstrong.

Laughing on Last Saturday is a partnership with Stage Left Entertainment, the brainchild of comedians Don Frost and Lonnie Bruhn. Each month, they’ll host and feature local, established and credited headlining comedians. Armstrong has been deemed “Portland’s Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central, has been featured on Portlandia, and has worked alongside many well-known comedians, including Amy Schumer (!) and Bill Burr. To learn more about Armstrong, visit www.armtoddstrong.com.

Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door while supplies last, or in advance by calling 360-887-7260. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. A word to parents: comedy shows may contain adult content, so it’s best to leave the kids and teens at home. To find out more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Meaningful Movies Project: Command and Control

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Command and Control,” from the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc. “Command and Control” tells the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States—a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the groups Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com.

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.

The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Command and Control,” from the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc. “Command and Control” tells the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States—a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the groups Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to mdonavan@gmail.com.

Black Market Trust at the Old Liberty

The Black Market Trust is a Los Angeles-based, five-piece band that creates a unique gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt-inspired sound. They draw inspiration from the likes of Reinhardt, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, and John Lennon. The Black Market Trust has been praised by PBS for their “virtuostic playing, beautiful harmonies and fun interactions with the crowd.” Their music has been featured on ABC television shows and HULU original series. This is a must-see group of true talent that may not be in our region again for a while due to their busy touring schedule—but you can hear them on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield.

The concert begins at 8 p.m., but doors will open at 7 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments, including local craft beer and wine, as well as coffee and pastries, from Seasons Café in the lobby. Tickets are $15 per person, available by calling the Old Liberty Theater at 360-887-7260. To learn more about upcoming events at the Old Liberty Theater, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theater is a performing arts venue located at 115 N. Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield.

Hypnotist vs. Illusionist at Old Liberty Theater

Come see an unforgettable show of mind and magic at the Old Liberty Theater on Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring “The Show Bros: Hypnotist vs. Illusionist.” This performance is kid-friendly and equally mesmerizing for adults, with a blend of illusion, hypnotism, and comedy. The Show Bros will provide an evening of “magic wars” as a hypnotist and illusionist battle it out on stage.

The show highlights the considerable talents of Adam The Great, an illusionist who provides mind-blowing sleight-of-hand paired with belly-laughs and comedic relief—described as “defying the laws of entertainment” with his close-up magic. Joining Adam on stage will be master hypnotist Tyzen…and now you’ve got a Show Bro showdown. Witness spellbinding illusion and comedy hypnosis as these two premiere entertainers fight it out to see whose powers are stronger.

Admission is $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 6:45 p.m. to find seats and purchase refreshments from Seasons Cafe in the lobby. To buy tickets now, call the Old Liberty at 360-887-7260. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. To see more upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Hypnotist vs. Illusionist at Old Liberty

Come see an unforgettable show of mind and magic at the Old Liberty Theater on Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring “The Show Bros: Hypnotist vs. Illusionist.” This performance is kid-friendly and equally mesmerizing for adults, with a blend of illusion, hypnotism, and comedy. The Show Bros will provide an evening of “magic wars” as a hypnotist and illusionist battle it out on stage.

The show highlights the considerable talents of Adam The Great, an illusionist who provides mind-blowing sleight-of-hand paired with belly-laughs and comedic relief—described as “defying the laws of entertainment” with his close-up magic. Joining Adam on stage will be master hypnotist Tyzen…and now you’ve got a Show Bro showdown. Witness spellbinding illusion and comedy hypnosis as these two premiere entertainers fight it out to see whose powers are stronger.

Admission is $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the show. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 6:45 p.m. to find seats and purchase refreshments from Seasons Cafe in the lobby. To buy tickets now, call the Old Liberty at 360-887-7260. The Old Liberty Theater is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. To see more upcoming events at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Terry Robb & The Blue Hearts at Old Liberty Theater

Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater presents Terry Robb in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, with special guests, traditional blues duo The Blue Hearts. The audience will be treated to an evening of blues roots with elements of free jazz and Mississippi Delta music.

Terry Robbguitarist, singer, composer, and producer—has long been considered one of the top acoustic guitar blues players in the world. Robb is an honoree of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, and the namesake of the Terry Robb Best Acoustic Guitar Award. Robb’s most recent album is “Cool on the Bloom.” To learn more about Robb’s blend of blues, acoustic and contemporary, finger-pluckin’ goodness, visit www.terryrobb.com.

Admission is $15 in advance or at the door on the day of the show. Advance tickets are available by phone at 360-887-7260. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and all ages are welcome.  For more details, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com. The Old Liberty Theater is an independent theater and performing arts venue located at 115 N. Main St. in downtown Ridgefield. The theater is also available for private parties and events. For more information, e-mail don@oldlibertytheater.com.

Meaningful Movies at the Old Liberty

The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield is pleased to host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” is a film and discussion group. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.

The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no political affiliations.

The documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective,” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Take a journey through an “ecological lens” and get an introduction to permaculture. The film gives insight on everything from growing your own diverse foods to healing the soil—whether you live in a city, suburb, or a rural area. Learn how new daily habits with gardening and permaculture can have a large impact on the Earth and discover resources on where and how to begin.

The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260.

Singer-Songwriter Alex Ashely + Kara Hess at the Old Liberty

Alex Ashley is a Pacific Northwest local who’s what’ known in musician circles as a “triple threat’: he’s that powerhouse combination of singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He’s described by the Cascade Radio Group as “bringing fresh eyes and old soul to the gritty realities of life and love lost” through his songwriting and musical talents. Sultry vocals paired with tight, sharp guitar playing create a show that evokes an emotional musical experience. Ashley will be accompanied by a full band, and opened by Kara Hesse, a Boston Berklee School of Music-trained vocalist who offers soulful vocals.

Ashley and Hess will perform on stage on Saturday, May 20, at the Old Liberty Theater at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling 360-887-7260. All ages are welcome. For more information about upcoming events and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Blues Roots Guitarist Claude Bourbon at the Old Liberty Theater

Claude Bourbon is a widely recognized guitarist who has been known for his ability to combine a wide variation of musical traditions from around the globe. With blues roots, Bourbon—who is based in the United Kingdom and has traveled a long way to perform at the Old Liberty Theater as part of his stateside tour—seamlessly integrates elements of jazz, Spanish, Latin and Gypsy music. He is most well-known for his Medieval and Spanish blues, taking the listener back musically to the ancient roots of contemporary blues music. To hear some samples of his playing, visit www.claudebourbon.org.

Bourbon will give a performance on Saturday, May 13, at the Old Liberty Theater at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. Advance tickets are $18 per person and are available by calling 360-887-7260. Tickets at the door on the day of the concert are $20. All ages are welcome. For more information about upcoming events and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Blues Roots Guitarist Claude Bourbon at Old Liberty

Claude Bourbon is a widely recognized guitarist who has been known for his ability to combine a wide variation of musical traditions from around the globe. With blues roots, Bourbon—who is based in the United Kingdom and has traveled a long way to perform at the Old Liberty Theater as part of his stateside tour—seamlessly integrates elements of jazz, Spanish, Latin and Gypsy music. He is most well-known for his Medieval and Spanish blues, taking the listener back musically to the ancient roots of contemporary blues music. To hear some samples of his playing, visit www.claudebourbon.org.

Bourbon will give a performance on Saturday, May 13, at the Old Liberty Theater at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so that you can find a good seat and get some refreshments from Seasons Café in the lobby: coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as beer and wine. Advance tickets are $18 per person and are available by calling 360-887-7260. Tickets at the door on the day of the concert are $20. All ages are welcome. For more information about upcoming events and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Free Screening of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy”

Indivisible Greater Vancouver is sponsoring a free screening of the unrated documentary-style film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Old Liberty Theater in downtown Ridgefield.

The feature-length film, directed by (and starring) Greg Palast, bills iteself as “a tale of billionaire and ballot bandits”—so clearly, if you are a fan of alliteration, this is the movie for you. This is, according to one synopsis, a “real-life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, and hidden cameras, with the goal of exposing the darkest plans of the über-rich to steal America’s democracy.” The review in the Chicago Tribune layers on the praise, saying, “Palast is exactly what a journalist is supposed to be – a truth hound, doggedly independent, undaunted by power. His stories bite. They’re so relevant they threaten to alter history.” Further, Michael Calleri of the Niagara Gazette says The Best Democracy Money Can Buy “has energy and venom and a sometimes surreal examination of the way we elect politicians to office. It will surely engage you, and it may even enrage you, but you will not regret watching it.”

The film has a running time of an hour and 51 minutes. Admission is free. The Old Liberty will open its doors at 6:45 p.m. so you can get a good seat and grab some refreshments (including beer and wine) from Seasons Café in the lobby. The Old Liberty is located at 115 N. Main Ave. in Ridgefield. To find out more about movies and concerts at the Old Liberty, visit www.oldlibertytheater.com.