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Madeline Bern Staff Reporter


EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD Wednesday - Saturday Dec. 5 - 8 and 12 - 14 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

RECYCLE MUSIC Saturday Dec. 8 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Water Resources Education Center

WINTER BREWFEST VANCOUVER Friday Dec. 7 from 3 - 10 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 8 from noon - 10 p.m. at Esther Short Park

Are you tired of watching the same old beloved holiday classic every year? Three actors from the Magenta Theater will perform “Every Christmas Story Ever Told,” including traditions and carols from ancient days to the pop-culture Christmas we have now. Get in on the Christmas experience at Magenta Theater, 606 Main St. Reserve tickets for $10-15 at

Reduce boredom, reuse household items and recycle sounds! Second Saturday at the Water Center invites youth of all ages to join in crafting zany musical instruments from everyday items, and all you need to bring is yourself and a friend or two if you feel like it. Come make music at Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way.

It’s winter in Vancouver, and as of this year, that Vancouver will host over 20 local craft and micro brews to sample. This event is 21+ only. Pricing is based on a token system, see www. for details.

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY’S BIG HORN BRASS HOLIDAY CONCERT Saturday Dec. 15 from 7 - 9 p.m. at LifePoint Church Get in the brassy holiday spirit with the fourth annual Big Horn Brass Holiday Show! General admission is $25 and $10 for students. Visit www. to purchase tickets and preview a sample of their music. The show will rock at LifePoint Church, 305 NE 192nd Ave. (Photo by Ryan Erlandsen/Courtesy of Magenta Theater)

IKEA-BASED ART SHOW Dec. 7 - 31 at the Art Institute of Portland, Jan. 1 - 31 at IKEA Portland

HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING Friday Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at Gaiser Student Center

Nothing says Portlandia like the Art Institute of Portland and IKEA partnering up to fund scholarships. Student participants transformed IKEA’s three-drawer TARVA chests into pieces of art. The winning pieces will be on display at the Art Institute of Portland at 1122 NW Davis St. through December and then at IKEA at 10280 NE Cascades Pkwy. through January. They will then be auctioned

Spruce up your pathetic college student pad with some natural holiday decor! You can learn how to the ACE Scholarship Fund or purchase a pre-made wreath for $15 with ribbons and such for $1. Drop by Gaiser Student Center on your lunch hour and bring gloves, wire cutters, and pruners if you can, but there will be extras. arsTECHNOLOGIKA Friday Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at 1005 Main St. Are those even words? Maybe not, but the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver will present “arsTECHNOLOGIKA” as a fully interactive digital media art show including performance art, live music, video and other artistic aspects. Visit their Facebook page for more information, or just show up for an immersive art experience at North Bank Artists Gallery 1005 Main St. on Friday. It doesn’t cost a thing!

(Courtesy of

FIFTY AND BETTER SWINGING IN THE NEW YEAR Monday Dec. 31 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Lupke Senior Center

Go check it out; furniture art is not over!

Are you over 50 and feeling spry? $13 per person guarantees a swingin’ good time at Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd. complete with refreshments, party favors, and the best dancing of your life!

STUDENT BOOK BUYBACK/RENTAL RETURN DEADLINE Book buyback Monday - Thursday Dec. 10 - 14 and Rental return deadline Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION TO PORTLAND ART MUSEUM Friday Dec. 28 from 5 - 8 p.m., fourth Friday of every month at Portland Art Museum

Don’t forget! Turn in your rental books before Friday Dec. 14 and sell your unwanted books back for cash this week at the Clark College Bookstore.

(Anna Shakina/The Independent)

Want to check out what’s happening at the Portland Art Museum but lack the cash? Pop in on the fourth Friday of every month to see what’s new in the world of art. The current featured exhibit is “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece,” so get ready for some very anatomically correct human forms!

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Clark Independent Issue 5 Volume 75  

Clark Independent Issue 5 Volume 75

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