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Art shows, concerts, plays and summer festivals are being staged across Portland's Westside, from Aug. 11.

COURTESY PHOTO: PATRICIA RESER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Invisibilia, by artists Sandra Honda, Mei-Ling Lee and Jefferson Goolsby, is currently on display at the gallery at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton.

Exhibits

1,000 MOONS — A total of 1,175 collaged "moons" represents each full moon in the life of a 94-year-old woman who died of COVID-19, as created by her granddaughter, emerging artist Emily Jung Miller, in this exhibit on display through Saturday, Aug. 13. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

INVISIBILIA — Three Oregon artists, Sandra Hona, Mei-ling Lee and Jefferson Goolsby, share insights and perceptions of historical and contemporary experiences in this exhibit examining Asian American identities through mixed media, multimedia and performance through Saturday, Aug. 13. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

STUDENT ART SHOW — See work by student artists from public schools, private schools and independent studios, on display through Aug. 22. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

SUBTLE INTENTIONS — Guided by untamed curiosity and the beauty of imperfect lines, artist Jeanne Ivy juxtaposes raw forms with watercolor washes to create meditative paintings, on display through Aug. 26. Shirley Huffman Auditorium Gallery, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

MEMBER SHOW — The Village Gallery of Arts features artist Kathryn Oliver-Garnett through Aug. 28, with artwork by Medha Joshi also displayed. Oliver-Garnett frequently features the natural world in her paintings, which are also influenced by Celtic art. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

SENSE OF PLACE — Inspired by nature, spontaneity, and life experiences, artists Chloe Harris, Loren Nelson and Karen Shawcross create paintings and photographs to capture the light and poetry of place, on display through Sept. 23. There will be an exhibit reception from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2 and again Sept. 6. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

NORDIC FOLKTALES REIMAGINED — Classic stories from Scandinavia and beyond are presented with a new twist in the latest exhibit from Nordic Northwest, running through Sept. 25. Light refreshments will be served. Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Garden Home. FROM THE CRUCIBLE OF GAIA — Set amidst stunning Japanese gardens and art and architecture, this show in August and September brings together the large-form ceramic sculpture of Katy McFadden, powerful wood techniques of Rick Crawford, and forged and fabricated metal forms of Phil Seder. Daily hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wine is available for purchase. Saffron Fields Vineyard, 18748 N.E. Laughlin Road in Yamhill. SENSE OF PLACE — Inspired by nature, spontaneity, and life experiences, artists Chloe Harris, Loren Nelson, and Karen Shawcross create paintings and photographs to capture the light and poetry of place, on display through Sept. 23. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

SPIRIT OF PASTEL — The Pastel Artists of Oregon, in partnership with the Chehalem Cultural Center, present an open international juried exhibit featuring the work of dozens of artists working in the pastel medium, now on display through Sept. 30. Select pieces will be available for purchase. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

COURTESY PHOTO: PATRICIA RESER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Thunderstorm Artis performs a youth concert Aug. 18 in Beaverton.

Music

NEW VICTORIAN — Portland musician Scott Taylor presents his ethereal, small-rock project New Victorian in concert at Pat's Corner, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

THE GREAT SALSA BAND — Get ready to shake your tail feathers at this community concert from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. This concert is part of the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

WANDERLODGE — Americana rock duo Wanderlodge, a collaboration between prolific Pacific Northwest musical artists Matt Cadenelli and Kris Stuart, lights up Pat's Corner from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

DJ PRASHANT — The founder of Jai Ho! Dance Party & Bollywood Dreams Entertainment will put on a youth-friendly concert, showtimes at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. For ages 10+ with accompanying adult. This show is part of the Reser's Soundwaves concert series. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

SHADES OF HUEY — Enjoy the Pacific Northwest's top Huey Lewis & The News tribute band from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. This concert is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive in Lake Oswego.

THUNDERSTORM ARTIS — Multi-instrumentalist and singer Thunderstorm Artis performs as part of the Soundwaves free youth concert series, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. For ages 8+ with accompanying adult. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

HANS & THE WANTED — Enjoy live music and a taekwondo demonstration at the final event in Bethany Village's summer concert series, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Bethany Village, 4720 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Bethany.

BOTTLENECK BLUES BAND — You don't have to go all the way down to Portland's Waterfront to hear one of the Pacific Northwest's most in-demand blues bands, as Bottleneck Blues Band will take its talents to Pat's Corner from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, for a live show. This concert is free for all ages. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

THE HORN DAWGS — Scappoose seven-piece rockers The Horn Dawgs play 13 Nights on the River from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

RED YARN — Portland family performer Red Yarn & his Critters bring their high-energy, joyful, interactive folk music and puppetry to the park from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. This is a free, all-ages show. Butternut Creek Park, 7830 S.W. Deline St. in Beaverton.

CHASING EBENEZER — Americana music with a splash of bohemian violin and world percussion is on tap for the last entry in the Chehalem Cultural Center's summer concert series at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25 at chehalemculturalcenter.org. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

CONJUNTO ALEGRE — Northwest favorites Conjunto Alegre play live salsa dance music from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Lines Dance Academy will also present a salsa dance lesson before the show from 7-8 p.m. Tickets $10 at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/conjunto-alegre. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

CHIHUAHUA DESERT — Spanish love songs and standard rock classics get a new lease on life courtesy of Chihuahua Desert, performing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. This is a free, all-ages show. Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N. Adair St. in Cornelius.

IRATION WITH THE GROUCH WITH DJ FRESH AND PASSAFIRE — Independent hip hop takes over the Grand Lodge with this entry in its Concerts in the Grove summer series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets $45 at mcmenamins.com. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

MBRASCATU — Portland indie rock band Mbrascatu, drawing from diverse European and American roots, will play the park from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. This concert is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT — A performing, recording and educational group that is all about the cello will play two free shows at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. This event is part of the Shockwaves youth concert series and is intended for kids age 8+ with adult supervision. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS — Indie pop outfit Fitz & The Tantrums, with special guest Andy Grammer, perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. This event is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove summer series. Tickets $53.50 at mcmenamins.com. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

THOMAS LAUDERDALE & CHINA FORBES — Members of jazz ensemble Pink Martini will play two youth-friendly shows at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Shows are geared toward kids age 8+ with adult supervision. These performances are part of the Shockwaves youth concert series. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

STRAWBERRY ROAN — Local legend Catherine Loyer performs as Strawberry Roan from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Loyer is a Forest Grove native and accomplished musical artist. This is a free, all-ages concert at the Pat's Corner venue. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

HIT MACHINE — Bart Hafeman and his rockin' cover band play live from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. This concert is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive in Lake Oswego.

TÉADA — Irish traditional music masters Téada will perform in Tualatin on their tour of the United States, in support of their new album, "Coiscéim Coiligh (As the Days Brighten)," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets $25 at tickettomato.com/event/7604/teada. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.

MACEY GARD BAND — 13 Nights on the River concludes with a rousing show by a high-energy pop band, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

ACOUSTIC MINDS — Get gauzy with soul-tronic dance pop from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Pat's Corner. This is a free, all-ages concert. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

KRIS DEELANE & THE HURT — Award-winning musicians crank up the energy to super-high and bring the crowd to its feet as they perform Motown, R&B and classic soul in a full revue, live from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Tickets $22.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages Music Venue, Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.

FRANZ FERDINAND — Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand will play at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Doors open at 5 p.m. This show is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove summer concert series. Tickets $42.50 at mcmenamins.com. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

BRIAN COPELAND BAND — Lyrical guitar-pop is showcased at Pat's Corner from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

LINDA LEE MICHELET & JOHN GILMORE — This event in Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series is a tribute to Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra, featuring an eight-piece big band, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. This is a free, all-ages show. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

ANDREW MCMAHON & DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL — If you love indie folk, you'll adore this show featuring marquee names in the independent emo/folk scene at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove summer series. Tickets $49.50 at mcmenamins.com. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

COURTESY PHOTO: LAKEWOOD - See The Kiss with (left to right) Gladys, a malevolent witch (Emily Sahler), Arro (Keaton Fields) a frog, Princess Ember (Sophie MacKay), the King (Doug Webster), and Raoul, a ratfish knight (Collin Carver).

Theater & Dance

CAMP OCEAN — Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. presents "Camp Ocean," a fish fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea, at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. This is a free, family-friendly show that will entertain as well as educate. Orenco Woods Nature Park, 7100 N.E. Birch St. in Hillsboro.

THE KISS — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "The Kiss," a Will Vinton fairy tale about love (and a frog) directed by Greg Tamblyn, through Sunday, Aug. 21. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus special 7:30 p.m. Wednesday showings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 17. Tickets from $25 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

THE TEMPEST — Bag&Baggage Productions presents "The Tempest," a bilingual adaptation by T.S. McCormick and director Yasmin Ruvalcaba of the fantasy adventure that was William Shakespeare's final published play, opening at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 28, rotating through three different Hillsboro city parks. Tickets free at bagnbaggage.org. Aug. 11-14 shows are at Rood Bridge Park, 4000 S.E. Rood Bridge Road in Hillsboro. Aug. 18-21 shows are at Griffin Oaks Park, 1800 N.E. Griffin Oaks St. in Hillsboro. Aug. 25-28 shows are at Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

PMG FILE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Bailey Lippert of Banks sits atop her uncle Johnny Lippert's tractor in the pits during the 2019 Banks BBQ and Tractor & Truck Pull. The event returns this year for its 76th edition.

Community Events & Festivals

NORTH PLAINS ELEPHANT GARLIC FESTIVAL — Music, food and fun for the whole family can be found in North Plains from Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 14. This festival celebrates garlic and the agricultural heritage of the region. Free admission with food and wares available for purchase. Jessie Mays Community Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

BEAVERTON NIGHT MARKET — More than 60 booths will share cultural wares and foods, along with performances highlighting cultures across the globe, at the Beaverton Night Market, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Admission is free with food and wares available for purchase. The Round, 12600 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

LEE FARMS SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL — Oregon's largest sunflower festival opens Friday, Aug. 19, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check out more than 30 varieties of sunflowers that you can cut and take home, enjoy a scenic hayride, and get lost in a sunflower maze. There will also be live music and food, beverages and farm wares available for purchase. Tickets from $25 at oregonsunflowerfestival.com. Lee Farms, 21975 S.W. 65th Ave. in Tualatin.

BANKS BBQ AND TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL — It's the 76th annual incarnation of the beloved summer tradition at Sunset Park, opening with a night of food, beer and Texas hold 'em on Friday, Aug. 19, and continuing with events all day Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21. Saturday attractions include the car cruise-in at noon, the cornhole tournament at 1 p.m., and live music at 8 p.m. Sunday fun includes the parade at 11 a.m., the Tractor & Truck Pull at 1 p.m., and the combine destruction derby at 4:30 p.m. Tickets from $18 at bankssunsetpark.com. Sunset Park, 12765 N.W. Main St. in Banks.

OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW — The Pacific Northwest's premier air show lands in McMinnville with exhibitions from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21. Performers include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Ladies for Liberty and more. Tickets from $30 at oregonairshow.com. McMinnville Municipal Airport, 4000 Cirrus Ave. in McMinnville.

WAPATO SHOWDOWN — The pancake breakfast, the car show…it's all coming to Gaston for the 25th annual Wapato Showdown on Saturday, Aug. 20. Presented by the Knights of Pythias. Admission is free. More information at wapatoshowdown.show. Gaston Fire Station, 102 E. Main St. in Gaston.

FOREST GROVE UNCORKED — Celebrate western Washington County wines Saturday, Aug. 20. Multiple local wineries will be pouring glasses. Local artists and food vendors will also be on hand. Participants can stroll through downtown Forest Grove and enjoy live music by local musicians. Ages 21 and older. No dogs allowed. Tickets from $13 at fguncorked.com. Main Street and 21st Avenue, Forest Grove.

VIKING BEER FEST — Nordic Northwest is playing host to a brand-new festival 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. There will be a "Viking Village," historical demonstrations, and beer, mead, aquavit and more. This is a 21+ festival. Tickets $25 at nordicnorthwest.org. Nordic Northwest, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Garden Home.

COLLECTOR CAR AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW — The Oswego Heritage Council hosts its 21st annual car and boat show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Over 250 collector cars and motorcycles and over 25 classic boats will be displayed. Lunch is at 11 a.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Jaguar Land Rover Portland is the presenting sponsor. Admission is free. George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.


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