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Venues in Washington County and beyond play host to shows and functions, both family-friendly and adult, from Aug. 18.

COURTESY PHOTO: CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER - Valiant Devotion by Patti Arbino is among many stunning pastel works on display in the Parrish Gallery at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Exhibits

STUDENT ART SHOW — See work by student artists from public schools, private schools and independent studios, on display through Monday, 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 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.

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.

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.

COURTESY PHOTO: PATRICIA RESER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Members of Pink Martini will perform at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts multiple times over the coming weeks.

Music

THUNDERSTORM ARTIS — Multi-instrumentalist and singer Thunderstorm Artis performs as part of the Soundwaves free youth concert series, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. For ages 8+ with accompanying adult. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

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.

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.

THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT — A performing, recording and educational group that is all about the cello will play two free shows at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. This event is part of the Shockwaves youth concert series and is intended for kids age 8+ with adult supervision. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

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.

THOMAS LAUDERDALE & CHINA FORBES — Members of jazz ensemble Pink Martini will play two youth-friendly shows at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Shows are geared toward kids age 8+ with adult supervision. These performances are part of the Shockwaves youth concert series. Admission is free but reservations are required at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

STRAWBERRY ROAN — Local legend Catherine Loyer performs as Strawberry Roan from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. Loyer is a Forest Grove native and accomplished musical artist. This is a free, all-ages concert at the Pat's Corner venue. 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.

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.

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.

COURTESY PHOTO: JESSE VINTON - Lakewood Theatre Co. is preparing to wrap up its production of The Kiss, brainchild of the late claymation pioneer Will Vinton.

Theater & Dance

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.

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, rotating through Hillsboro city parks. Tickets free at bagnbaggage.org. 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.

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.

PMG PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - An F-35 Lightning II performs a high-speed flyby at the Oregon International Air Show in May. Following the spring event in Hillsboro, the air show returns to McMinnville this month.

Community Events & Festivals

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.

OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW — The Pacific Northwest's premier air show lands in McMinnville with exhibitions from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21. Performers include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Ladies for Liberty and more. Tickets from $30 at oregonairshow.com. McMinnville Municipal Airport, 4000 Cirrus Ave. in McMinnville.

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.

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.

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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