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Artistic explorations of life, thrilling dance performances and more come to Portland's Westside from June 23.

COURTESY PHOTO: PATRICIA RESER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Artist Emily Jung Miller pays tribute to her late grandmother by using collage art to recreate her life in full moons.

Exhibits

SPECTRUMS — In this joint show through Friday, 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.

MEMBER SHOW — The Village Gallery of Arts displays works by featured artist Rose West, who started in watercolors and has branched out to mixed media, cold wax and more, through Sunday, June 26. Julie Armendariz's art will also be exhibited. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

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 through July 22. Mixed-media artwork includes paper and paint. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

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 Aug. 13. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24. 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 Aug. 13. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24. 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.

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: FORGED, FIRED AND CARVED — 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.

COURTESY PHOTO: BOLLYWOOD DREAMS - For its Showtime summer concert on Thursday, July 23, Hillsboro welcomes DJ Prashant and Bollywood Dreams.

Music

RICH LAYTON & TOUGH TOWN — The American roots rockers come by Pat's Corner for a live show from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Free, all ages. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

FUNKTOWN PDX — Get down with Funktown PDX, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23. This show 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.

BOLLYWOOD DREAMS — One-of-a-kind Bollywood entertainer Prashant aims to make people dance all night long to an irresistible blend of the world's greatest dance beats, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Renowned chalk artist Raziah Roushan and Tualatin Valley Creates will be on-site, creating a beautiful, large-scale chalk artwork inspired in real time by the music of Bollywood Dreams. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

PATRICK LAMB'S HIT FACTORY — Bring your friends and dance, dance, dance to modern hits from Oregon Music Hall of Famer Patrick Lamb, 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 24. Venue opens at 5 p.m. with food and beverages for purchase. Kruse Way Rotary Foundation will be accepting donations. Tickets $15 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.

CASTLETOWN — Enjoy an hour of high-energy "AmeriCeltic" music from this Portland-based band, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 25. This is a free, all-ages show. Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N. Adair St. in Cornelius.

HILLSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — For the first time since November 2019, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra will perform a live, in-person concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, celebrating the Pacific Northwest. Sharon Northe conducts. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets from $10 at hillsborosymphony.org. Hidden Creek Community Center, 5100 N.E. Hidden Creek Drive in Hillsboro.

BEAVERTON COMMUNITY BAND — The oldest community band in Washington County presents "A Salute to the National Pastime," a celebration of baseball through the decades, narrated by Hale Thornburgh, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The program features vocalist Lisa Neher and includes compositions by John Phillip Sousa, James Horner and more. Tickets from $6.50 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

BLEACHERS — Indie power pop band Bleachers, with special guest The Lemon Twigs, performs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Doors open at 5 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets $50.50 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

BON BON VIVANT — New Orleans-based indie band Bon Bon Vivant brings its unique blend of Americana, jazz and dance rock to 13 Nights on the River from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

RICH SWANGER & THE LITTLE KNOWN BAND — Live folk music is coming to Pat's Corner from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

OUTER ORBIT — Funk soul collective Outer Orbit brings original burning soul to Shute Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

FOLK INGENUITY — Chamber Music Northwest brings the masterpieces of Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Josef Suk to the concert hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Come early for a young artist prelude in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 at thereser.com. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

MILLENNIUM CONCERT BAND — Lake Oswego's own Millennium Concert Band puts on a patriotic concert honoring veterans from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3. The evening performance includes a presentation of colors by the Lake Oswego Honor Guard. Free, all-ages. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

ONCORE — An epic concert and laser light show will cap Lake Oswego's Independence Day festivities from 8-10:30 p.m. Monday, July 4. This is a free show with food available for purchase. Bring your own low chairs and/or picnic blankets. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

SOUL VACCINATION — Lake Oswego kicks off its Wednesday free summer concert series with one of the Pacific Northwest's tightest funk and soul bands from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

SWEETWATER BAND — The band brings country hits to the Columbia Riverfront from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. 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.

EAGLE EYES — From Vancouver, British Columbia, Eagle Eyes is the ultimate tribute to the legendary California country rock band, and they're performing two free shows live on the Westside, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The July 7 show is part of Hillsboro's summer concert series. The July 20 show is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro, and Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

SLAVIC SCENES — String masterpieces by Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Arensky, and Arensky's Ukrainian student Reinhold Glière presented by Chamber Music Northwest will sweep you away with their passion, introspection and inspiration at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Young artist prelude at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. Tickets from $10 at thereser.com. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

KING PRINCESS — Brooklyn, New York-born and raised vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter King Princess performs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets from $39.50 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

AARON NIGEL SMITH — Reggae artist Aaron Nigel Smith performs a family-friendly show from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This free performance is part of Tualatin's July Jams summer concert series. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

NORMAN SYLVESTER — The "Boogie Cat" himself, Oregon Music Hall of Famer Norman Sylvester, plays the blues from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This free concert is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

NATE BOTSFORD — Portland-based Nate Botsford brings his feel-good tunes to the park for a concert from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. This free concert is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

RADIO ROCKIT BAND — Hits from the 1970s, '80s and '90s are coming to the Columbia Riverfront from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. 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.

MR. WILSON — Johnny Cash-inspired artist Danny Wilson performs a free, all-ages show at Pat's Corner from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

CONJUNTO ALEGRE — Portland salsa scene staple Conjunto Alegre brings the energy on stage from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

COLORS OF DEBUSSY & CRUMB — Chamber Music Northwest presents an eclectic show inspired by French Impressionism and Black American spirituals at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, plus a young artist prelude at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 at thereser.com. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

TASH SULTANA — Genderfluid Australian recording artist and producer Tash Sultana performs in support of their new album, "Terra Firma," at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets from $35 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

HIT MACHINE — Scappoose-based rockers Hit Machine, a local favorite dance band, perform live from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. 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.

BREWER'S GRADE BAND — Grammy Award-winner Joe Smart and his Brewer's Grade Band performs its unique brand of Northwest country music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

TODD HAABY — Nuevo flamenco guitarist Todd Haaby performs in support of his debut album, "Sola Via," from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24. This show is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

COURTESY PHOTO: BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE CO. - Broadway Rose presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, its upcoming musical.

Theater & Dance

MAGICAL VENTRILOQUIST — Vikki Gasko Green presents her award-winning "Magical Ventriloquist" act at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24. This free, all-ages, outdoor show will delight audiences with singing, dancing and acting. Magnolia Park, 1810 N.W. 192nd Ave. in Hillsboro.

WHISKEY AND DIAMONDS — Gallery Theater presents "Whiskey and Diamonds," a celebration of Hollywood's golden era, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. This one-night-only show with Kathleen Van De Veere and Richard Pratt features old classics like "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Mack the Knife" and "Fly Me to the Moon." Tickets $20 at gallerytheater.com. Gallery Theater, 210 N. Ford St. in McMinnville.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the award-winning Clark Gesner musical based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz, opening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 31. Tickets from $20 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.

POP UP AT SUMMERLAKE PARK WITH RED YARN — Red Yarn Productions presents a musical puppet show that will have audiences singing, dancing, stomping, clapping, and celebrating the multicultural musical heritage of the U.S.A., from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This is a free, family-friendly show presented in partnership between Tigard Parks & Recreation and Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Summerlake Park, 11450 S.W. Winterlake Drive in Tigard.

CHINESE LION DANCE — The Sherwood Public Library presents the "Chinese Lion Dance," a performance that evokes Chinese culture and is meant to create a festive atmosphere and bring happiness, from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 12. All ages are welcome for this free program in memory of Theresa Kaishin Stanley. Cannery Square, 22622 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

LAUNDRY & BOURBON/LONE STAR — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "Laundry & Bourbon" and "Lone Star," two one-act comedies written by James McClure and directed by Lennon Smith, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, July 31. Shows feature mature themes and language that may be unsuitable for younger viewers. Tickets $12 at maskandmirror.com. Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive in Tualatin.

THE KISS — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "The Kiss," a Will Vinton fairy tale about love (and a frog) directed by Greg Tamblyn, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. 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, through Sunday, Aug. 21. Tickets from $25 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA — The Sherwood Foundation for the Arts presents "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," the classic Broadway musical duo's take on the time-old tale, opening at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22. Showtimes are July 22, July 23, July 29 and July 30 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 24, and a final showing at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Tickets from $13.50 at sherwoodarts.org. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

COURTESY PHOTO: TIGARD FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS - A hot-air balloon is illuminated during the Night Glow at the Tigard Festival of Balloons.

Community Events & Festivals

TIGARD FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS — The Pacific Northwest's premier hot air ballooning event returns after two years' hiatus from June 24 through June 26. Balloon launches are planned from 5:45-6:15 a.m. all three days, followed by tethered rides from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Not a morning person? Festivities, including food, games, vendor booths, a beer garden and live entertainment, continue all day, and well into the night on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, before the festival closes at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Tickets $12, good for all three days, at tigardballoon.org. Cook Park, 17005 S.W. 92nd Ave. in Tigard. Public parking at Tigard Swim Center, 8680 S.W. Durham Road in Tigard.

LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS — Two days of art, food and music offer the perfect chance to re-emerge Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. Events will be held at two locations: Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park. Lakewood events are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26. George Rogers Park events are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego; and George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

COLUMBIA COUNTY PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATION — Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community are throwing a picnic and celebration from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 25. This free event features music and fun. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish or treat to share. Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road in St. Helens.

PRIDE BEAVERTON — Celebrate Pride Month with what organizers are calling a "Big Gay Beaverton Pride Parade" and celebration, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Local vendors will sell pride gear, artisan crafts and more. Poison Waters emcees. Admission is free, with food and drink available for purchase. Beaverton City Park, 12500 S.W. Fourth St. in Beaverton.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE — Celebrate "Hometown Heroes" with Hillsboro's annual Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. The parade route loops through downtown Hillsboro along Northeast Grant Street, Northeast Second Avenue, East Main Street and Northeast Cornell Road. The Hillsboro Rotary Club organizes this family-friendly event. Hare Field, 1147 N.E. Grant St. in Hillsboro.

STAR SPANGLED PARADE & CELEBRATION — Don your patriotic colors, decorate your wagons and join friends and neighbors for the annual Star Spangled Parade at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. Festive floats, vibrant vehicles and costumed canines will travel down A Avenue and Second Street to Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego, where there will be further festivities from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., including live music, face painting, balloon animals and a pie-eating contest. Parade begins at A Avenue and 10th Street in Lake Oswego.

MIDDLE OF MILLEN DRIVE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE — One of the oldest and most beloved Independence Day celebrations on the Westside kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. The festivities begin before the parade at 3:45 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem. After the parade, participants can head on over to the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at nearby Tigard High School. Southwest Millen Drive in between 92nd and 93rd avenues in Tigard.

OAK HILLS FOURTH OF JULY — Fireworks are back for one of the Portland area's most iconic Independence Day shows after sundown, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. A tradition in Oak Hills for more than three decades, this fireworks display is entirely supported and managed by volunteers and organized by the Oak Hills Homeowners Association. Bring your own low picnic chairs and/or blankets. Oak Hills Recreation Center, 2400 N.W. 153rd Ave. in Beaverton.

CRUIS'N THE GROVE — Family fun for all is what this car show and block party promises from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 9. There will be raffles, BBQ, a beer garden and live music. Awards will be given to displayed vehicles. Free admission with food and drink available for purchase. All proceeds go to support the nonprofit Forest Grove Senior & Community Center. Sponsors include Sheldon Manufacturing Inc., TTM Technologies, Doherty Ford, State Farm, The Elms, Edward Jones and On Site Tire Pros. Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. in Forest Grove.

LA STRADA DEI PASTELLI — The chalk art festival is coming to Main Street Hillsboro from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. Festivalgoers can meet and engage with nationally recognized and emerging visual artists as they carefully create colorful chalk art drawings down the center of the street. Local vendors will sell art. There will also be activities for children. Admission is free. Tualatin Valley Creates organizes the event with support from the City of Hillsboro and Patricia Reser. Hillsboro Cultural Arts District, East Main Street from South First Avenue to Fourth Avenue in Hillsboro.

FOREST GROVE CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE — The longest-running Concours d'Elegance in the Pacific Northwest returns with more than 300 classic and modified cars, opening at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17. This all-day event will celebrate Jaguar and other British automakers, although vehicles will be featured from a range of manufacturers in the United States and around the world. There will also be live music, food, a beer garden and a wine pavilion. The show is presented by the Rotary Club of Forest Grove. Tickets from $17 at forestgroveconcours.org. Pacific University, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove.


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