Try This: 'Holes,' Mini Summertime Block Party, Vancouver Ballet Folklórico

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Jun. 17—Hole in one

Downstage Center Productions will present a live outdoor production of "Holes," by Louis Sachar at 7 p.m. Saturday in the yard of the Cottage Building at The Academy, 404 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Seating starts at 6:15 p.m. and food trucks will be parked on site. Tickets are $12 on Venmo at teacherheatherlk or Bring camp chairs and blankets.

Concert for a cause

The Sundown Squad will host a Mini Summertime Block Party from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Shanahan's Pub and Grill, 209 W. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, featuring 15 local artists and bands performing live cover songs and original music. The audience will vote on their favorites; each vote costs $5 and funds raised support efforts to end Alzheimer's disease.

See what's brewing

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E. 39th St. Vancouver, will host "A Still Life," an art show and sale featuring Skip Enge's contemplative watercolors, beginning Friday and continuing through July 14. The exhibit's title alludes to the past year, an isolated, introspective time that allowed Enge to focus on his art. For Latte Da's hours, visit or call 360-448-7651.

Swing your partner

Dance instructor Carole Duttlinger will host a Country Western Dance at Barberton Grange, 9400 N.E. 72nd Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. All ages are welcome and no partner is necessary. Entry is $10 cash or pay $7 in advance by calling Duttlinger at 509-670-0435. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and be at least two weeks past their second shot.

Get creative

Vancouver Ballet Folklórico, a Mexican folk dance group, is hosting Art Space in the Park, a collaboration with ARTSTRA and Fourth Plain Forward encouraging community members to make art. The program is held from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month through October in Evergreen Park, 3500 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Learn more at

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