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Cake50 years = 50 Feet of Cake - March 3, Lincoln City

Everyone is invited to join the City as it celebrates 50 years of city council meetings (are they ever celebrated like this?) for the City of Lincoln City. March 3rd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall. Enjoy a piece of the 50 footlong cake and a "Then and Now" photo display from the museum. Fun and educational for all. Spread the word! www.lcchamber.com

Weekender Concert, The Stomptowners - March 7, Lincoln City Cultural Center

The StomptownersThe Lincoln City Cultural Center is host to a variety of musical artists this spring that bring eclectic sounds to Lincoln City for the Weekender Concert series.

On March 7, Maldon Meehan and The Stomptowners present “Brightening Glance.” This cross-cultural percussive dance show about the cycling of the seasons was inspired by the work of iconic Irish poet, William Butler Yeats. The show features traditional Sean-nós Irish dance, as well as American clogging, Cape-Breton, step dance, and more. The dancing is accompanied by Celtic music and song performed live by the Portland-based band, The Stomptowners. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Concert takes place starting at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. (541-994-9994; www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org)

Lynn TrefzgerBandon Showcase - March 17, Bandon

World-class comedy and an Irish tenor on on tap for the Bandon Showcase this spring. March 17 is an evening of comedy with a double feature showcasing the talents of Lynn Trefzger and George Casey. For more than 30 years, ventriloquest Lynn Trefzger has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. She has performed for audiences all over the world treating them to the vocal illusions of a drunken and lovable camel, a grumpy old man, a feisty little girl, and even audience members who are brought up for the action. Trefzger will be joined by the world-traveling comedian George Casey. Casey's self-deprecating humor and keen observations of human nature, tempered with his Irish brogue, have won over audiences across the country. (541-347-4341; www.bandonshowcase.org)

Henry BotheMagic is for Spring Break - March 23-27, Lincoln City

The beach is magical any time of the year. But Lincoln City, on the central Oregon Coast, is a magic place to spend spring break, thanks to the fourth annual Festival of Illusions at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The FOI is a week full of evening magic shows, fun day camps, and open art workshops for youth, all held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101, in Lincoln City.

This year’s festival will take place from March 23 to March 27. Advance evening show tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids 4 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through the center’s website, www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org (click “Buy Tickets”) or by calling the center, 541-994-9994.

INGRID WENDTPoet’s Roundup - March 27-29, Port Orford

The natural and scenic wonders of Port Orford provide plenty of inspiration for poets who attempt to capture the world in words. Those interested in honing those skills won’t want to miss the annual Poet’s Roundup, March 27 & 29 in Port Orford. The weekend features a full lineup of talented poets giving readings and leading poetry-themed workshops.

The Roundup kicks off on Friday with awards given for the “Poet’s to Paints” event, where artists submit paintings and then people view the artists’ paintings and write poems depicting what they think the paintings represent.

On Saturday, south coast poets and writers will provide readings from their own works or works from their favorite authors. The Roundup’s Saturday evening keynote speaker is renowned poet, writer, and teacher Ingrid Wendt. Wendt, who lives in Eugene, has won many literary awards for her poetry, including an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship, several Pushcart nominations, and an Oregon Book Award for her book, Singing the Mozart Requiem.
Sunday features a 4-hour writer’s workshop, taught by Ingrid Wendt, where participants will get insights on writing poetry, how to get published, etc.
All activities and events for the Poet’s Roundup are free and open to the public. For more information and a schedule of events, contact the Port Orford Library. (541-332-5622; www.polibrary.org) (541-332-5622; www.polibrary.org)

Hiroya TsukamotoWeekender Concert, Hiroya Tsukamoto - April 11, Lincoln City Cultural Center

Japanese touring artist Hiroya Tsukamoto entertains on April 11. Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered Osaka University and while there was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Canción that has inspired his musical style. Tickets are $14 advance or $16 at the door.

Concert takes place starting at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. (541-994-9994; www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org)


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