Astoria Weekend Amusements (14-17 April, 2022)

A weekend of music, philosophy, and theater to entertain and amuse us.


Wit & Wisdom: The Philosophical Significance Of Architecture

Fort George Thursday Night Lecture Series

Join Ian Storey and Seth Tichenor as they present Wit & Wisdom: The Philosophical Significance Of Architecture in the Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery (1438 Duane Street).

We often think about the buildings and structures around us in fundamentally practical terms – their usefulness or economic value. But is this all there is to architecture?

Philosofarian brings Wit & Wisdom to Fort George every 2nd Thursday of the month.

Doors open at 6pm, and food & beverages are available. This event is all ages and there is no cover!

Live Music: Amber Hope, Floating Caravan

Merry Time Bar and Grill

Merry Time Bar & Grill (995 Marine Drive) presents live music by Amber Hope, incredible local voice and ukelele craft with soulful vocals and Portland mystical psychedelic jazz folk band Floating Caravan this Thursday, April 14. There’s no cover for this show, which starts around 7pm.

The Merry Time is your friendly neighborhood bar with great burgers, tacos, and daily specials. 14 taps featuring mostly local breweries, the largest pinball selection on the North coast, lottery, pool, big screen tvs for games, big buck hunter. Locally owned and operated, eclectic and welcoming to all.


CRS Presents: The Sounds of Civilization

Columbia River Symphony

The Columbia River Symphony presents The Sounds of Civilization this Friday, April 15 at the Liberty Theater (1203 Commercial) at 7pm. The show is free!

Columbia River Symphony presents a unique concert that depicts the Industrial Era of human history through the Sounds of Civilization. The music portrays the beauty and the unknown nature of unexplored regions of the world at a time when the mandate for expansion dominated this new era of human history.

Doors open at 6pm. Masks are strongly encouraged. Visit the Liberty’s Health & Safety page for details.


Stupid F#!*ing Bird

The Ten Fifteen Theater

Astoria’s Ten Fifteen Theater (1015 Commercial) presents a staged reading of Aaron Posner’s play Stupid F#!*ing Bird this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 15-17, 2022.

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.

The Friday and Saturday show are at 7:30pm, and the Sunday show is at 3:30pm, and includes a talkback immediately after the performance. Tickets $15 and are available online or at the door. Makes sure to check the theater website before the show for the latest COVID policies.

Astoria Weekend Amusements (24-27 March, 2022)

Something for everyone this weekend! If you define everyone as someone who enjoys nature and beer, dance parties for kids, theater, and ukulele music. So yeah, everyone.


Thursday Talks: Nature Matters


Join Zechariah Meunier at the first in-person Nature Matters this season, as he presents Drivers of Change in Rocky Intertidal Communities in the Lovell Showroom (doors 6pm, talk begins at 7pm) at Fort George Brewery (1438 Duane Street).

The rocky coasts of the Pacific Northwest are home to an amazing array of animals and algae. However, changing oceanographic conditions threaten these iconic ecosystems and there is growing evidence that rocky intertidal communities are becoming more unstable, and some are experiencing regime shifts from one type of community to another. Recent research points to marine heatwaves, El Niño, sea star wasting disease, and the intensification of upwelling as leading factors causing these changes. In this talk, Zechariah Meunier will describe research that he and other ecologists from Oregon State University are conducting on the resilience of rocky intertidal ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.

Read more on the Fort George Brewery website.



Poster for Art  by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton  Directed by Karen Bain  March 18th-26th

The Ten Fifteen Theater (1015 Commercial) presents the final weekend of the play Art by Yasmina Reza at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 24-26.

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s white, all white. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships.

Tickets are $20 and available on the website or at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required.


Kidstock 2022


Elevated Productions presents the 3rd Annual KIDSTOCK at Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane Street), 1-3pm outside on the patio.

What’s KIDSTOCK? It’s an electronic dance partyfor kids (and all-ages), DJed by J-Dub (check out his soundcloud to preview some tracks).


Astoria Ukulele Orchestra

Ukulele photo by Wemba - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

This sounds like a blast! The Astoria Ukulele Orchestra presents Not Your Average Orchestra: 23 songs in one hour at 4pm on Sunday March 27, 2022 at the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts (588 16th).

Come hear a dozen ukulele players perform songs from eight different decades. Rockabilly, jazz, country, R&B, grunge–we try everything!

Read more about the Astoria Ukulele Orchestra in Our Coast Magazine.

Tickets are $12 for adults, 18 and up. Kids are free! Proof of vaccination and masks required.

(Ukulele photo by Wemba – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)