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Washington County and neighboring communities west of Portland are bringing up summer fun, from July 14.

COURTESY PHOTO: EAST CREEK - Wood-fired art is on display this month at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Exhibits

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.

A RETROSPECTIVE OF EASTCREEK, LANDSCAPES & PLATTERS — Northwest Woodfire Conference and East Creek present a trio of art exhibitions featuring dozens of artists, through Friday, July 29. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

MEMBER SHOW — The Village Gallery of Arts features artist Laura Hopper through July 31, with artwork by Rose West also displayed. Hopper thinks of herself as a watercolorist, but she also uses acrylics and alcohol inks. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

CHEHALEM MOUNTAIN ART AFFAIR — A free outdoor weekend art show from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, presents the work of accomplished local artists in the mediums of wood, jewelry, painting, sculpture, photography as well as ceramics. Food and wine are available for purchase on-site. Chehalem Mountain Pottery, 19438 S.W. Neugebauer Road in Buckheaven.

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. 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. 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 — 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: EAGLE EYES - Canadian rockers Eagle Eyes play the best of The Eagles at Lake Oswegos Foothills Park on Wednesday, July 20.

Music

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.

CELLOBOP — Gideon Freudmann, aka CelloBop, performs with his electric cello at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. This is a free, drop-in concert. Jessie Mays Community Hall & Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

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.

MICAH AND ME — Dance party experts Micah and Me will get the whole family on their feet at a family-friendly show around the hearth from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 17. This show is part of Tualatin's free July Jams summer concert series. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

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.

EAGLE EYES — From Vancouver, British Columbia, Eagle Eyes is the ultimate tribute to the legendary California country rock band, and they're performing a free show 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. This show is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

HIT MACHINE — Scappoose-based rockers Hit Machine, a local favorite dance band, perform live from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 23. These shows are part of the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series, on July 21, and the Hagg Lake concert series, on July 23. Free with suggested donation. July 21 show is at Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens. July 23 show is at Henry Hagg Lake, 50250 S.W. Scoggins Valley Road in Gaston.

BRENTANO QUARTET — The renowned Brentano Quartet performs works by Béla Bartók, Antonin Dvorák and Franz Joseph Hadyn, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21. There will be a young artist prelude at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

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.

PROBABLE CAUSE — For over 32 years, Probable Cause has been rocking around the Pacific Northwest with some of the most danceable tunes ever written, and they'll be performing live in Tualatin from 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. Tickets $12.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages Music Venue, Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.

JOHNNY LIMBO AND THE LUGNUTS — If you ever needed a reason to go to the park, this high-energy music event with rock 'n' rollers Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts is just the ticket from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. This is a free, all-ages show. Harleman Park, 795 S. Heather St. in Cornelius.

SOUL VAX — Everyone needs a dose of funk and soul, and Soul Vax delivers, 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Tickets $22.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages Music Venue, Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.

KELLI WELLI — Award-winning singer-songwriter Kelli Welli performs a family-friendly show around the hearth from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 24. This concert is part of Tualatin's free July Jams series. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

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.

THE NU WAVERS — The second show in Bethany Village's summer concert series is a tribute to the alternative and college rock scenes of the late 1970s and '80s, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Free with food available for purchase. Bethany Village, 4720 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Bethany.

BLUEWAVE BAND — The July 28 performers in the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series are a tribute to arena rock legends Journey, performing 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

AN EVENING WITH PEGGY LEE AND FRANK SINATRA — Linda Lee Michelet and John Gilmore invoke the classic crooners, leading an eight-piece big band of Portland's top musicians performing original arrangements of Peggy Lee, Quincy Jones and Ol' Blue Eyes himself, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. 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.

SEASONAL RHYTHMS — Chamber Music Northwest presents the world premiere of David Schiff's "Vineyard Rhythms," inspired by the hibernation-to-harvest life of an Oregon vineyard, along with seasonal-themed works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Astor Piazzolla, at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28. There will also be a young artist prelude at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

IAN JONES — Touring in support of his latest album, "Results Not Typical," Seattle-based singer-songwriter Ian Jones performs at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 29. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

RED YARN — Everyone's favorite folk singer and puppeteer performs a family-friendly show around the hearth from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 31. This free show is part of Tualatin's July Jams summer concert series. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

KALIMBA — Enjoy a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire from Pacific Northwest-based outfit Kalimba from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. This free, all-ages show is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive in Lake Oswego.

NICOLE CAMPBELL TRIO — Singer-songwriter Nicole Campbell paints sonic tableaus from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Pat's Corner. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

AMOS LEE — Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Amos Lee performs live at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, with special guest Danielle Ponder. Doors open 5:30 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets from $49.50 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS — Post-punk legends The Psychedelic Furs play live in support of their latest album, "Made of Rain," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, with special guest X. Doors open 5 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets from $49.50 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

CATHERINE LOYER & STRAWBERRY ROAN — The local favorites perform at 13 Nights on the River from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

AARON MEYER TRIO — Former Pink Martini violinist Aaron Meyer leads a swinging, soaring concert performance from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. This show is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

PRECIOUS BYRD — One of Oregon's most popular party bands performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. This concert is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive in Lake Oswego.

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.

COURTESY PHOTO: ALTON CHUNG - Storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung shares ghost stories Tuesday, July 26, at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.

Theater & Dance

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.

HAUNTED RIM: CHILLS FOR A SUMMER NIGHT — The Walters presents "Haunted Rim: Chills for a Summer Night," with ghostly tales of the Pacific Rim told by storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. This event is free and open to the public, although it is not intended for children under 8. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

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, through July 31. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets from $20 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.

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: JAIME VALDEZ - The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Maid Marian Court rides in the 2019 parade.

Community Events & Festivals

SHERWOOD ROBIN HOOD FESTIVAL —Hear ye, hear ye! The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival is back from Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17. Old Town Sherwood transforms itself into a picturesque Renaissance village for this annual event, featuring live music, shopping, and medieval touches that include a knighting ceremony, an archery competition, and Maid Marian and her court. Sponsored by Langer's Entertainment Center. Free admission with food and wares available for purchase. Southwest Pine Street in Sherwood, with additional activities off-site.

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.

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR & RODEO — The beloved county fair and rodeo return Wednesday, July 20, through Sunday, July 24. There will be food and entertainment galore, as well as judging for everything from hogs and steers to preserves and pies. Tickets from $5 at columbiacountyfairgrounds.com. Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road in St. Helens.

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR — It's almost time for big fair fun in Washington County, as the annual county fair opens Friday, July 22, and runs through Sunday, July 31. There will be booths with prizes, rides, lots of food, 4-H displays and more. Admission is free. Parking from $10 on weekend dates. Westside Commons, 801 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.

OPEN GARDEN — Visitors of all ages are invited to the Washington County Master Gardeners Association's 17,000-square-foot education garden, a former gravel parking lot that has been transformed into a space for nature and learning, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 23. There will be garden tours and self-guided displays, as well as vendors and opportunities to speak with Master Gardeners about all of your gardening-related inquiries. Free admission. WCMGA Education Garden at Portland Community College Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road in Bethany.

YAMHILL COUNTY FAIR & RODEO — The oldest county fair in Oregon is back from Wednesday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Aug. 6. There are four nights of entertainment as well as three nights of rodeo and one night of destruction derby. Also check out carnival activities, vendors, 4-H and more during the day. Tickets from $12 at aftontickets.com/yamhillcountyfair2022. Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Layafette Ave. in McMinnville.

SHERWOOD WINE FESTIVAL — Celebrate the wine scene in and around Sherwood from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Food, wine, beer and more will be served up, along with hot live music. Tickets from $7 at sherwoodwinefestival.com. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

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.


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