A&E: Big names in indie rock coming to Forest Grove
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 Friday, 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 Sunday, 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.
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.
THREADS — Fiber arts return to the gallery walls through Oct. 6 for this exhibition in Old Town Sherwood featuring local artists. This show highlights various fiber art mediums, ranging from traditional quilting to modern mixed fiber arts. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.
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.
CONJUNTO ALEGRE — Hot Latin music from one of Portland's most storied bands is coming to Tualatin from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Tickets $12.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages Music Venue, Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
MICHAEL ALLEN HARRISON'S TEN GRANDS — Oak Hills musician Michael Allen Harrison graces Concerts in the Grove with his "Ten Grands" act, featuring 10 grand pianos played by 10 world-class pianists in the largest multi-piano performance of its kind in the United States, hosted by Bill Schonely, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets from $30 at mcmenamins.com. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
PINK MARTINI — The legendary jazz and worldbeat orchestra comes west from Portland with special guests China Forbes and Storm Large, playing three shows at the Reser at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets from $45 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
CLARKE ALLEN ROSE — The Pacific Northwest roots-indie-folk-rock group performs a free live show at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
HIROMI — Japanese jazz composer and pianist Hiromi leads a piano quartet in concert in support of her new album, "Silver Lining Suite," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Tickets from $65.75 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
ALASDAIR FRASIER & NATALIE HAAS — Experience the critically acclaimed, award-winning musical partnership of Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, with the sizzling talent of Californian cellist Natalie Haas, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Tickets $32 at hillsboro-oregon.gov. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
DAKHABRAKHA — The Ukrainian ensemble returns to the Reser for shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. The Oct. 1 show will be a live score accompanying the silent film "Earth." Tickets from $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
Theater & Dance
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, through Sunday, Aug. 28. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets free at bagnbaggage.org. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.
RIPCORD — Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre presents "Ripcord," a heartfelt and hilarious comedy written by David Lindsey-Abaire and directed by Tony Broom, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 25. Tickets from $20 at hart-theatre.org. HART Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro.
BLITHE SPIRIT — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "Blithe Spirit," a Noël Coward supernatural comedy directed by David Sikking, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 16. Tickets from $40 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.
MAMMA MIA! — The Gallery Players of Oregon present "Mamma Mia!," the musical based on the music of Abba, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 2. Kelly Janssen directs. Tickets from $18.50 at gallerytheater.org. Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St. in McMinnville.
THE EVOLUTION OF MANN — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "The Evolution of Mann," a musical by Dan Elish and Douglas J. Cohen based on Elish's novel "Nine Wives," opening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (note there is no matinee Saturday, Sept. 23), through Oct. 16. The show includes some adult themes, so audience discretion is advised. Tickets from $20 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.
Community Events & Festivals
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.
LEE FARMS SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL — Oregon's largest sunflower festival 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.
SHINE THE LIGHT — The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts hosts a free community open house to celebrate the center's first full season, all day Sunday, Sept. 11. There will be a number of performances by local groups, as well as art activities. The Reser Family Foundation is the presenting sponsor. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
CORN ROAST AND SIDEWALK CHALK ART FESTIVAL — The Forest Grove Corn Roast returns from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, celebrating the area's agricultural roots while serving up fresh-roasted corn, burgers and sausages hot off the grill, and lots of local entertainment. Coinciding with the Corn Roast, as always, is the Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, which will bring in chalk artists from throughout the region to beautify downtown Forest Grove's sidewalks with imaginative and colorful, albeit temporary, works of art. Admission is free with food available for purchase. Pacific University, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove.
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