A&E: Celebrating diversity on Portland's Westside
FIRE & ICE — Form, technique and subject are contrasted in this exhibit through Friday, 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.
FACES OF SHERWOOD — A photography exhibition at the Sherwood Center for the Arts by local portrait photographer Stephanie Schmidt is open through Sunday, May 22. This exhibit features portraits of 14 people who make a difference in the community. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.
STUDENT ART SHOW — See work by student artists from public schools, private schools and independent studios, on display from Monday, May 23, through Aug. 22. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.
HABITAT —A touring juried exhibit by Student Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) explores the nature of space, whether physical, virtual or imagined, through Saturday, May 28. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.
ART DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS — Village Gallery of Arts displays a community show benefiting students through Sunday, May 29. Proceeds from entry fees will fund scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are continuing their art education. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.
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.
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. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
A THOUSAND WORDS — Like the pages of a book, artists Joy Cartier, Mark Dunst, Jane Kearns, Stacey Stoudenmeyer and Eliza Williams explore the messy, imperfect space between thoughts and words in this exhibition from June 7 through July 22. Mixed-media artwork includes paper and paint. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
SPECTRUMS — In this joint show through June 24, 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. Shirley Huffman Auditorium Gallery, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
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.
CHRISTOPHER WHYTE — Percussionist Christopher Whyte performs solo at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20. Wine and charcuterie will be available for purchase. Tickets $25 at chehalemculturalcenter.org. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.
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.
JON KIMURA PARKER — One of the world's greatest pianists puts on a no-intermission classical piano recital called "Americana!" from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. This is a preview performance presented by Portland Piano International for longer shows on June 4 and June 5 in Portland. Tickets $31 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
OKEE DOKEE BROTHERS AND SONIA DE LOS SANTOS — Mexican songstress Sonia De Los Santos and Grammy Award-winning Americana folk duo Okee Dokee Brothers combine forces for a joyful collaboration that spans the musical traditions of North America, in concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. This is a family-friendly, bilingual concert program. Tickets from $15 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
THE NORMAN SYLVESTER BAND — Norman "The Boogie Cat" Sylvester and his band bring their funky blues to The Garages for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Tickets $17.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
BACH TO ROCK — It's a battle of the bands from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 5. No cover charge. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
JACK MCMAHON — Country blues singer-songwriter Jack McMahon performs live at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 10. This is a free, all-ages concert. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
NEFTALI RIVERA AND GRUPO BORIKUAS — Audiences will be entertained by this vocal, string and percussion ensemble's blend of music from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Spain, and West Africa, performed live at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10. Tickets $16 at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/neftali-rivera-grupo-borikuas. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
SHE & HIM — Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward perform on their "Melt Away" tour at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Doors open at 5 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets $49.50 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
SONNY HESS — Local blues legend Sonny Hess plays at Pat's Corner from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 17. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
SWIMFISH — Original folk-rocker John Nilsen and Swimfish perform live at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 17. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
ROSE CITY TROMBONES — Some of the best and most experienced, classically trained trombonists in the Portland area perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17. A portion of the proceeds supports Glencoe High School's Shockwave robotics team. Tickets $15 at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/rose-city-trombones. Glenn & Viola Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
Theater & Dance
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.
BROADWAY IN LIVING COLOR — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "Broadway in Living Color," an original mini-musical revue by managing director Dan Murphy, with a special performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and an encore at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The May 21 show is part of Broadway Rose's annual fundraising gala, also featuring food, wine, live painting and other activities. Tickets from $50 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.
SUITE SURRENDER — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "Suite Surrender," a farce by Michael McKeever, directed by Aaron and Lisa Morrow, through May 22. The show, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc., has 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, through May 22. The show is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatrical, with showtimes 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets from $16 at hart-theatre.org. Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Gallery Theater presents "The Sound of Music," the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, directed by Seth Renne, through May 22. Showtimes 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.
CAMP OCEAN — Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. presents "Camp Ocean," a 35-minute outdoor interactive play, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Audiences will learn facts about fish and the mysteries of the ocean and might even earn a badge or two. This is a free, all-ages show. Cannery Square, 22560 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.
THE AMAZING BUBBLE MAN! — The North Plains Public Library presents "The Amazing Bubble Man!" at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Comedy, artistry and the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles come together as Louis Pearl delights audiences. This is a free, all-ages show. Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.
INTO THE LIGHT — Oregon International Ballet Academy presents "Into the Light," a spring show focused on renewal, with showtimes 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12. Newly choreographed works include a world premiere by executive director Ye Li, and a full act ballet choreographed by artistic director Xuan Cheng will feature top-level students performing classical solos. Tickets $29 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
CAMELOT — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "Camelot," a legendary musical directed by Dennis Corwin, through June 12. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. 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.
HOW BEAUTIFUL IS MY LAND — Ballet Folklorico Academia Gabriela presents "Que Bonita Es Mi Tierra" (in English, "How Beautiful is My Land"), a story of Mexico's diversity told through traditional dance and Academia Gabriela's unique style, with showtimes at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19. This one-hour performance showcases dancers of all ages and levels sharing their love and passion for Mexican culture. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
Community Events & Festivals
SHE FLIES WITH HER OWN WINGS — The Oregon International Air Show celebrates women leading the way in aviation and STEM fields with this special all-female airshow, named for Oregon's state motto, from Friday, May 20, to Sunday, May 22. Events include fireworks after dusk Friday evening, and performances from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets from $25 at oregonairshow.com. Hillsboro Airport, 3355 N.E. Cornell Road in Hillsboro.
ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE CELEBRATION — Enjoy a community cultural celebration honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. There will be vendors, crafts, food demos, speakers and live performances. This event is organized by the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with LO for Love and Respond to Racism. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.
ETHIOPIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL — Celebrate the proud and ancient culture of Ethiopia at this free, family-friendly festival from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5. There will be a traditional coffee ceremony at 1 p.m. Also featured are vendors, dancers, children's games and activities, and a DJ. Emebet Alemu produces the event with support from the City of Hillsboro. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
LATINO CULTURAL FESTIVAL — After two years' hiatus, the Latino Cultural Festival returns from noon-7 p.m. Sunday, June 5. There will be food, games and entertainment for the whole family, as well as local vendors with arts and crafts celebrating Latino culture. There will also be a play area for children and alcoholic beverages available for purchase by adults. The event is organized by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, hosted by the Hillsboro Hops and title-sponsored by Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Ron Tonkin Field, 4460 N.E. Century Blvd. in Hillsboro.
CRUISIN' SHERWOOD — The classic car show in Sherwood returns from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Along with vehicles on display, there will be food available for purchase, as well as a beer garden and a kids zone. The show is organized by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and title-sponsored by Les Schwab. Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, 16273 S.W. Railroad St. in Sherwood.
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