Washougal High School

A Totally 80s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Washougal High School invites you to enjoy a contemporary twist on a 421-year-old classic: William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Washougal High School Theater Arts Department is giving the play a totally awesome makeover by setting it in the 1980s. (Hint: there’s a reason they were called the Awesome 80s. IT’S BECAUSE THEY WERE AWESOME, DUDE.) See this radically righteous play in the comfort of the Washburn Performing Arts Center without ever gagging on a single spoon. It will be, like, so rad.

Don’t know that plot? Whatever! It’s totally simple: Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius, and Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia’s father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. There’s also a guy named Bottom who looks like a donkey, lots of fairies, a beautiful fairy queen and powerful fairy king, and a mischievous supernatural creature called Puck who wishes to make amends. See? CRYSTAL CLEAR.

Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 10, 11, 17, and 18. All performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, available at the door. The Washburn Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Washougal High School, at 1201 39th St. in Washougal.

A Totally 80s Midsummer Night’s Dream

Washougal High School invites you to enjoy a contemporary twist on a 421-year-old classic: William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Washougal High School Theater Arts Department is giving the play a totally awesome makeover by setting it in the 1980s. (Hint: there’s a reason they were called the Awesome 80s. IT’S BECAUSE THEY WERE AWESOME, DUDE.) See this radically righteous play in the comfort of the Washburn Performing Arts Center without ever gagging on a single spoon. It will be, like, so rad.

Don’t know that plot? Whatever! It’s totally simple: Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius, and Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia’s father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter. There’s also a guy named Bottom who looks like a donkey, lots of fairies, a beautiful fairy queen and powerful fairy king, and a mischievous supernatural creature called Puck who wishes to make amends. See? CRYSTAL CLEAR.

Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 10, 11, 17, and 18. All performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, available at the door. The Washburn Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Washougal High School, at 1201 39th St. in Washougal.

Holiday Marketplace Bazaar

There’s an annual event at Washougal High School that all the locals know about, where they can get a ton of holiday shopping done AND find amazing one-of-a-kind gifts at bargain prices…all while keeping their dollars right in the community! It’s the Holiday Marketplace Bazaar, and it’s happening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Shoppers can browse through the wares of over a hundred vendors selling works of art, jewelry, accessories, clothing, handmade soap and personal pampering items, home décor, candles and more. In addition, you’ll be able to stock up on wares from name-brand sellers like Party Lite, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, doTERRA and others. The event also features food concessions (because shopping makes you hungry!) and carolers from the Washougal High School Choir.

There’s no admission fee to the Holiday Marketplace Bazaar, which will take place at the Washougal High School commons area with parking at 1201 39th St. in Washougal. The event, presented by Washougal High School’s Fine Arts Department, is a fundraiser for the Washougal High School Associated Student Body. For more information, call 360-954-3103 or call Misty Young at 360-954-3106.

Holiday Marketplace Bazaar

There’s an annual event at Washougal High School that all the locals know about, where they can get a ton of holiday shopping done AND find amazing one-of-a-kind gifts at bargain prices…all while keeping their dollars right in the community! It’s the Holiday Marketplace Bazaar, and it’s happening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Shoppers can browse through the wares of over a hundred vendors selling works of art, jewelry, accessories, clothing, handmade soap and personal pampering items, home décor, candles and more. In addition, you’ll be able to stock up on wares from name-brand sellers like Party Lite, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, doTERRA and others. The event also features food concessions (because shopping makes you hungry!) and carolers from the Washougal High School Choir.

There’s no admission fee to the Holiday Marketplace Bazaar, which will take place at the Washougal High School commons area with parking at 1201 39th St. in Washougal. The event, presented by Washougal High School’s Fine Arts Department, is a fundraiser for the Washougal High School Associated Student Body. For more information, call 360-954-3103 or call Misty Young at 360-954-3106.

Japanese Festival

Washougal High School bids a cordial irashaimase—or welcome—to the community with an open invitation to its Eighth Annual Japanese Festival, a family-friendly event to be held at the school (1201 39th St. in Washougal) from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.

The afternoon will begin in the high school commons with Japanese food available for purchase, including curry and rice, udon noodle soup, green tea ice cream, and ramune (Japanese soda). Attendees can also enjoy cross-cultural games, see posters of Japan, and examine beautifully and incredibly detailed Japanese dolls. There will also be a kimono photo booth where festivalgowers can try on kimonos and have their photographs taken, for posterity's sake. A raffle with prizes will be offered, with funds raised to benefit the high school's Japanese language program, helping to pay for field trips, and to offset festival costs.

The festival highlight will be performances by Japanese dancers and musicians from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washburn Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for college students, and $2 for students ages nine to 18, seniors, and military. WHS students with ASB cards and children under eight are free. For more details, see this flyer.