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FOREST GROVE HISTORY DISPLAY — The Friends of Historic Forest Grove invite the public to a special reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, debuting a new display created by summer marketing intern Rebeca Garfias. The museum has also added many Spanish translations for artifacts on display, courtesy of Garfias. History Museum at the Old Train Station, 193 Main St. in Forest Grove.
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.
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.
NordC 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theater & Dance
CAMP OCEAN — Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. presents "Camp Ocean," a fish fact-filled voyage to the bottom of the sea, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. This is a free, family-friendly show that will entertain as well as educate. The Aug. 10 show is at Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro. The Aug. 12 show is at Orenco Woods Nature Park, 7100 N.E. Birch St. in Hillsboro.
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.
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.
Community Events & Festivals
YAMHILL COUNTY FAIR & RODEO — The oldest county fair in Oregon is back 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.
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.
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.
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