A&E: Get down to roots with Westside concerts, dance ensembles
MARCH/APRIL ARTIST RECEPTION — The Valley Art Gallery is displaying the work of local artists Andrea O'Reilly, Carol Schallberger, Dave Weber and Maureen Zoebelein in March and April. Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove.
SPRING AWARD SHOW — Village Gallery of Arts exhibits award-winning artwork through May 1. Mixed-media artist Kerry Schroeder is this year's juror, while artist Laura Hopper's "big and bold painting" will be showcased. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.
SPECTRUMS — In this joint show opening Monday, May 2, means of expressing a personal perspective or personal story are centered in colorful works which range from paintings to manipulated photography. Artwork by Arturo Villaseñor and Robert Byland is displayed through June 24. Shirley Huffman Auditorium Gallery, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
FACES OF SHERWOOD — A photography exhibition at the Sherwood Center for the Arts features portraits of 14 people who make a difference in the community, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The exhibit of photographs by Stephanie Schmidt, a local portrait photographer, will run through May 22. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.
FIRE & ICE — Form, technique and subject are contrasted in this exhibit through May 20. Presented are ceramic works by East Creek Art, depicting flame and ash, and photographs by Don Jacobsen, showing ice formations along the Columbia River Gorge and thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
HABITAT —A touring juried exhibit by Student Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) explores the nature of space, whether physical, virtual or imagined, through May 28. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.
CELILO — NEVER SILENCED — The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts hosts "Celilo — Never Silenced," featuring the work of Indigenous artists, through June 5. Artwork in the exhibit depicts and explores the history of Wyam (Celilo Falls), a sacred ground, gathering place and important fishery for generations destroyed by the construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957. Visionaries Yaki Bergman, Joe Cantrell, Ed Edmo and Nancy Ives share their creative process at a free artist talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Artists Analee Fuentes and Richard Rowland will speak about cosmology and mythological influences at noon Saturday, May 14. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
SWEDISH CABINS — Cultural nonprofit organization Nordic Northwest presents the exhibit "Swedish Cabins: The Legacy of Henry Steiner and Fogelbo," on display through June 5. Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Garden Home.
STUCK IN THE AMERICAS — ISing Choir presents a program of choral music it originally intended to perform in Italy, but instead, audiences in Beaverton can hear it at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, or 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Stephen Galván directs. Tickets from $5 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
LLOYD JONES — Touring in support of his latest album, award-winning roots artist Lloyd Jones performs live at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Tickets $17.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
SUBLIME; NEVER RIDICULOUS — Pianist Paul Lewis performs the magical piano sonatas of Franz Schubert in a one-hour program at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5. This program is a preview, presented by Portland Piano International, of longer shows to be played in Portland on May 7 and May 8. Tickets $31 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
MICK OVERMAN — West Coast legend Mick Overman brings his bluesy folk & roll with jazz attitude back to the Garage Door for a 7 p.m. show Friday, May 6. This show is free but age-restricted to adults 21 and older. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
I AM AN AMERICAN — The Immigrant Story presents an evening of music and storytelling at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a free event. Reserve seats at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
KATIE JANE CELTIC BAND — Enjoy traditional Irish music, song, dance and fun at May's first Friday Irish céilí, featuring the Katie Jane Celtic Band, from 8-11 p.m. Friday, May 6. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Dancing is encouraged, no experience or partner necessary. Tickets $10 at irishpdx.com. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.
LAUREN SHEEHAN — Described by HuffPost as a "one-woman Americana jukebox," Lauren Sheehan performs a free, all-ages show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Garage Door. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
BARRIO MESTIZO — Luis and Graciela Hernandez's band, Barrio Mestizo, performs Latin music from a variety of genres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. This show is presented by Centro Cultural de Washington County. Tickets $25 at hillsboro-oregon.gov/calendar. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
KEVIN SELFE & THE TORNADOES — Award-winning Portland blues scene staple Kevin Selfe and his big band perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Tickets $12.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
PORTLAND COLUMBIA SYMPHONY — Ludwig van Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony will be performed live in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8. A special 35-minute concert will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, which is designed to be sensory and family-friendly. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC — Kicking off its May tour, Portland Youth Philharmonic performs selected music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Tickets from $5 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
MICHELE VAN KLEEF — Featured in film and television soundtracks, folk rocker Michele Van Kleef performs live at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 13. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
THE FIRE — Don't miss the only chance locally until the Highland Games to see this high-energy traditional Scottish band with a distinctly Californian flair, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets $25 at tickettomato.com/event/7440. The venue is not wheelchair accessible. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.
MARIACHI GARIBALDI DE JAIME CUÉLLAR — The Grammy Award-winning mariachi ensemble performs live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Tickets from $25 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
ERIC CHING TRIO — Drummer Eric Ching, who trained with jazz masters in New York City, brings standards and a few surprises with his trio, rounded out by Tim Gilson on upright bass and Mike Doolin on guitar, live from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Free. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.
AMADEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA — Seamlessly weaving paths from Shostakovich to Beethoven to Ginastera to Brahms, "Origins" encompasses over 300 years of music as an innovative and immersive classical experience, to be performed live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Tickets $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND — Fresh off the No. 1 debut of their new album, "Shine," on the Billboard Blues Chart, this Memphis-based blues band is hitting the stage for a 9 p.m. show Thursday, May 19. Tickets $20 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
JOHN BUNZOW — Roots artist John Bunzow, playing in support of his new album, comes to the Garage Door for a live show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 21. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
KENNY ENDO — World-class taiko master Kenny Endo performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Tickets from $25 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
BACH TO ROCK — It's a battle of the bands from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 29. No cover charge. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
Theater & Dance
THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Gallery Theater presents "The Sound of Music," the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, directed by Seth Renne, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The show runs through May 22, with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets from $16 at gallerytheater.org. Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St. in McMinnville.
CAMELOT — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "Camelot," a legendary musical directed by Dennis Corwin, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The show runs through June 12, with 7:30 p.m. performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. performances Sundays. There will be special 7:30 p.m. Wednesday performances May 18 and June 1. Tickets from $25 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.
MAMMA MIA! — Theatre in the Grove presents the musical "Mamma Mia!" based on the songs of ABBA, directed by Dorina Toner with musical director Michelle Bahr, through May 1. This will be Theatre in the Grove's first show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets from $14 at theatreinthegrove.org. Star Theatre, 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
DE LA FRONTERA — The Reser presents "De la Frontera," a new evening-length dance performance by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dance Co., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. One of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies comes to town for one night only for a show that asks, "What is stronger — what unites us or what separates us?" Tickets from $30 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
SUITE SURRENDER — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "Suite Surrender," a farce by Michael McKeever, directed by Aaron and Lisa Morrow, from 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The show, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc., runs through May 22, with 7:30 p.m. performances Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. performances Sundays. Tickets from $14 at maskandmirror.com. Rise Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane in Tigard.
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR —Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre (HART) presents "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," an ensemble comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Meghan Daaboul, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The show is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatrical, with showtimes 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 22. Tickets from $16 at hart-theatre.org. Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro.
DON'T HUG ME — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "Don't Hug Me," a Minnesota musical comedy directed and choreographed by Dan Murphy, through May 8. The production is described as "Fargo" meets "The Music Man," without the blood or the trombones. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except on Easter Sunday. Tickets from $5 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.
MARGAM: THE DIVINE PATH — Rasika presents "Margam: The Divine Path," an authentic cultural experience with traditional costuming, music and the dance of India, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. The show features 14 dancers led by Guru Jayanthi Raman, along with a live orchestra of professional musicians. Tickets $12 at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/rasika. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
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