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Steppin' Out for Feb. 29

These are your best bets for local entertainment

'The Importance of Being Earnest' 

WHAT: Black Swan Youth Theatre presents its adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'trivial comedy for serious people.' It's a madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements and lovers' entanglements that still delights audiences more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 1-3.

WHERE: GSI Community Center, 1493 N.E. Cleveland Ave.

COST: Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for adults. Group rates are available for 10 people or more.

INFO: Visit blackswanyouththeatre.com or call 503-501-6079.

First Thursday Performances at Mt. Hood

WHAT: Mt. Hood Community College hosts a different performer in the College Center on the first Thursday of the month starting March 1.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

WHO: Students from the Scholarship for Education and Economic Development program will offer presentations on women leaders of South and Central America. Jessie Marquez will perform, accompanied by local musicians. Refreshments will be traditional Latin American food.

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College, College Center, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

COST: Free to attend. Parking on the Mt. Hood campus is $3.

INFO: Visit mhcc.edu. Individuals requiring accommodations because of a disability should contact the Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).