A&E: High-flying fun in Washington County and beyond
FIRE & ICE — Form, technique and subject are contrasted in this exhibit through 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 features portraits of 14 people who make a difference in the community, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The exhibit of photographs by Stephanie Schmidt, a local portrait photographer, will run through May 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 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 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. Visionaries Yaki Bergman, Joe Cantrell, Ed Edmo and Nancy Ives share their creative process at a free artist talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Artists Analee Fuentes and Richard Rowland will speak about cosmology and mythological influences at noon Saturday, May 14. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
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.
MICK OVERMAN — West Coast legend Mick Overman brings his bluesy folk & roll with jazz attitude back to the Garage Door for a 7 p.m. show Friday, May 6. This show is free but age-restricted to adults 21 and older. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
I AM AN AMERICAN — The Immigrant Story presents an evening of music and storytelling at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a free event. Reserve seats at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
KATIE JANE CELTIC BAND — Enjoy traditional Irish music, song, dance and fun at May's first Friday Irish céilí, featuring the Katie Jane Celtic Band, from 8-11 p.m. Friday, May 6. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Dancing is encouraged, no experience or partner necessary. Tickets $10 at irishpdx.com. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.
LAUREN SHEEHAN — Described by HuffPost as a "one-woman Americana jukebox," Lauren Sheehan performs a free, all-ages show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Garage Door. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
BARRIO MESTIZO — Luis and Graciela Hernandez's band, Barrio Mestizo, performs Latin music from a variety of genres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. This show is presented by Centro Cultural de Washington County. Tickets $25 at hillsboro-oregon.gov/calendar. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
KEVIN SELFE & THE TORNADOES — Award-winning Portland blues scene staple Kevin Selfe and his big band perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Tickets $12.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
PORTLAND COLUMBIA SYMPHONY — Ludwig van Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony will be performed live in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8. A special 35-minute concert will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, which is designed to be sensory and family-friendly. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC — Kicking off its May tour, Portland Youth Philharmonic performs selected music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Tickets from $5 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
MICHELE VAN KLEEF — Featured in film and television soundtracks, folk rocker Michele Van Kleef performs live at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 13. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
THE FIRE — Don't miss the only chance locally until the Highland Games to see this high-energy traditional Scottish band with a distinctly Californian flair, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets $25 at tickettomato.com/event/7440. The venue is not wheelchair accessible. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.
MARIACHI GARIBALDI DE JAIME CUÉLLAR — The Grammy Award-winning mariachi ensemble performs live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Tickets from $25 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
TANGO TRIOS — Erin Furbee, Peter Frajola and Robert Taylor will perform fun, spicy tunes from Latin America in a pop-up concert from 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. This free, all-ages concert is part of the Classical Up Close Festival, running from April 26 to June 3. For more information, visit classicalupclose.org. Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. in Beaverton.
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.
BACH TO ROCK — It's a battle of the bands from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 29. No cover charge. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
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.
Theater & Dance
DON'T HUG ME — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "Don't Hug Me," a Minnesota musical comedy directed and choreographed by Dan Murphy, through May 8. The production is described as "Fargo" meets "The Music Man," without the blood or the trombones. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except on Easter Sunday. Tickets from $5 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, from 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The show, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc., runs through May 22, with 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, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The show is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatrical, with showtimes 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 22. 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.
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.
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.
Community Events & Festivals
PINK! ROSÉ FESTIVAL — Fifteen of the Tualatin Valley's celebrated wineries will pour their latest rosé releases at the inaugural edition of this festival from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Food will be available, too, including wood-fired pizza and street tacos. There will also be live music. Tickets $40, including six tasting tokens and a commemorative wine tumbler, at pinkrosefest.com. Ron Tonkin Field, 4460 N.E. Century Blvd. in Hillsboro.
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 May 20 to May 22. Events include fireworks after dusk Friday evening, May 20, and performances from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. Tickets from $25 at oregonairshow.com. Hillsboro Airport, 3355 N.E. Cornell Road in Hillsboro.
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.
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