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Could it be? It is! Holiday events are coming up in just a few short weeks on Portland's Westside, from Nov. 3.

Art Shows & Exhibits

ART HARVEST STUDIO TOUR — Samples of the work of artists participating in this year's 26th Art Harvest Studio Tour are on display through Dec. 2 in the Parrish Gallery. An artist reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Visit artharveststudiotour.org for more information about the tour and featured artists. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

TEEN ART SHOW — The 20th annual Teen Art Show returns, put on by the Beaverton Teen Library Council, through Sunday, Nov. 6. There will be an opening reception from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists. Show attendees will choose winners to receive a $100 gift certificate for Blick Art Materials. Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. in Beaverton.

INDIGENOUS VOICES — Artwork by Abdiel Flores Ubaldo, Luis Jimenez Castro, Hampton Rodriguez and Orquidia Violeta depicts elements of individual and cultural identities, on display through Nov. 18. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

97116 ART SHOW — The 97116 Art Show in Forest Grove returns for its fifth anniversary as a free event from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20. There is an opening reception at 6 p.m. Nov. 18, with hors d'oeuvres, music and drinks. Dozens of artists will display their work throughout the weekend, and shoppers can pick up items as holiday gifts or to add to their personal collections. No presales. 97116 Art Show, 2038 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

MEMBER SHOW — Painter Suzanne Ebert is November's featured artist, showing off artwork inspired by nature, at the Village Gallery of Arts member show. Artwork by Fran Gilleland is also showcased. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

FOUR EIGHTS — Artists are challenged to create original artwork around a central theme on four 8-inch square canvasses, which are on display through Dec. 12. All artwork is for sale from $25 and can be picked up once the exhibit closes. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

INHERITANCE — Artist Jamie Dang brings attention to the wide-ranging impacts of the Vietnam War, with a particular focus on Vietnamese immigrants to the United States, with his art display "Inheritance," through Dec. 22 in the Shirley Huffman Auditorium Gallery. Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

RED THREAD: GREEN EARTH — Studio Abioto features the self-defining works of a family of six Black women who through visual and performative stories invoke the synergy of art, spirituality, and ecology as cultural transformative work, through Jan. 7. The collective lens of Midnite, Intisar, Dr. Wood Chopper, Ni, Amenta Yawa, and Medina Abioto express an evolving primordial connection to their art and the ecology of the earth through photography, film, music, dance, written/spoken word, visual and culinary arts. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

PMG FILE PHOTO: DAVID F. ASHTON - Marv and Rindy Ross lead Quarterflash at the 2013 Oregon Music Hall of Fame awards concert. The Rosses will perform in Tualatin on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Music

BEAVERTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — The orchestra presents a concert in memory of music director Travis Hatton, featuring selections by Edward Elgar, Camilla Saint-Saens and Robert Schumann, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

THE SOUTHERN SONS — Enjoy Southern rock and blues from 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. This show features special guest The Shameless. Tickets $12.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages Music Venue, Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.

RICKIE LEE JONES — Musician and storyteller Rickie Lee Jones will perform "American Strings" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Tickets $30 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

PETER ZISA — Classical guitarist Peter Zisa performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, as part of the Chehalem Cultural Center's fall concert series. Tickets from $30 at chehalemculturalcenter.org. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

CAROLINE SHAW & SO PERCUSSION — Third Angle and Patricia Reser Center for the Arts co-present Caroline Shaw and So Percussion as they perform music from their recent album, "Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Tickets from $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

MARV & RINDY ROSS — The singer-songwriter duo behind Quarterflash and The Trail Band perform a community concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Venue is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets $22 at tickettomato.com/event/7674. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.

WATKINS FAMILY HOUR — Sara and Sean Watkins' collaborative musical project is traditionally held in Los Angeles, but it's coming to Beaverton at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. The show also features special guest Margaret Glaspy, touring in support of her second album, "Devotion." Tickets from $25 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

SARAH CLARKE & GALEN CLARK — Vocalist Sarah Clarke and keyboardist and composer Galen Clark join forces for a free show at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. All ages are welcome. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

BLAIR BORAX — Singer-songwriter Blair Borax brings her music inspired by yoga and farming to the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

YOUNG ARTISTS DEBUT! — Competition winners Derek Choi, Eliana Choi, Claudio Chung, Ellie Kim, Kristen Kim and Beaverton hometown favorite Timothy Lee make their concert debut, accompanied by musicians from the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theatre orchestras, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. COVID-19 vaccinations are required to attend this concert, and masks are strongly encouraged. Tickets from $15 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

TREVOR RAS — Singer-songwriter Trevor Ras plays "music for the soul" at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

MICHAEL ALLEN HARRISON — Famed local pianist Michael Allen Harrison presents Christmas at the Reser, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. One of the community's most beloved holiday traditions comes to the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in its inaugural season. Tickets from $34 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

HIT MACHINE — One of northwest Oregon's most popular rock cover bands plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Tickets $10 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages Live Music Venue, Eatery & Taphouse, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.

BIG HORN BRASS — The Big Horn Brass Christmas concert has been a community favorite for many years, and it's coming to the Reser at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets from $6 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

45TH PARALLEL UNIVERSE — The chamber orchestra celebrates 15 years as it performs at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. The concert, titled "Czech Mix," celebrates the work of Czech composers Bohuslav Martinu, Antonín Dvorák and Leoš Janácek. Tickets from $24 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

Theater & Dance

DANCE OF INDIA — Ramya Raman and Janaki Rangajaran present a full-length recital of classical Bharatanatyam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. This will be the internationally acclaimed Rangajaran's first performance in the Portland metro area. Tickets $15 at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/raman-and-rangajaran. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY — Mask&Mirror Community Theatre presents "The Thanksgiving Play," a satire by Larissa FastHorse of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Lakota Nation, directed by Gary Romans, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 20. Tickets from $15 at maskandmirror.com. Rise Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane in Tigard.

TWO WITCHES, NO WAITING — Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Two Witches, No Waiting," a comedy by Pat Cook, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Directed by Amanda Clark, this show marks Beaverton Civic Theatre's return to live stage productions for the first time since March 2020. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 20. The show is not a young audience-focused production, but it is suitable for grades 3 and up. Tickets from $12 at beavertoncivictheatre.org. Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. in Beaverton.

HORIZONS — Kalakendra presents "Horizons," an enchanting evening of Indian dance that showcases the classical form of kathak, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The show will feature solo, duet and group performances, weaving together storytelling and music with intricate choreography. Tickets $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE — The Gallery Players of Oregon present "And Then There Were None," an adaptation of the famed Agatha Christie murder mystery directed by Claire Snyder, through Nov. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 6. The show is recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets from $16 at gallerytheater.org. Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St. in McMinnville.

HO'OULU LAHUI — Ka Lei Hali'a O Ka Lokelani presents "Ho'oulu Lahui," its 12th annual E Ala E Hula exhibition, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The theme of this year's exhibition is "to grow, to preserve, to sustain." The performance will include hula dance, chants, songs and stories. Tickets from $29 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

FIRE IN THE METH LAB — D&D Productions presents "Fire in the Meth Lab," a one-man show by renowned Australian storyteller Jon Bennett, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The show is based on the amazingly sordid and bizarre story of Bennett's brother's life. It is recommended for adult audiences only. Tickets from $10 at bagnbaggage.org. The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

BEATRICE — Portland Opera to Go presents "Beatrice," its brand-new youth opera celebrating the inspiring story of one of Oregon's unsung heroes, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The show is recommended for fourth grade and up. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets must be reserved online at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/portland-opera-beatrice. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

A VERY MERRY PDX-MAS — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "A Very Merry PDX-mas," its fan favorite holiday musical revenue, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Wednesday's show is a preview performance, with opening night Friday, Nov. 25, followed by regular showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. Tickets from $25 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.

DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA — Bag&Baggage Productions presents "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by TS McCormick, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 18. Tickets from $20 at bagnbaggage.org. The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

SANTA SING-ALONG — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents the "Santa Sing-Along," now in its 11th year, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Audience participation is encouraged as Broadway Rose performers lead holiday carols and Santa Claus himself provides a special story reading. Tickets $12 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.

PMG FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Holly Days is coming soon to downtown Hillsboro.

Community Events & Festivals

VERBOORT SAUSAGE & KRAUT FESTIVAL —Get your fill of handmade sausage, sauerkraut and scrumptious sides from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. This is the 88th annual Verboort Sausage Dinner, officially known as the Sausage & Kraut Festival. Prices vary per item, with dinner from $18 at verboort.org or at the entrance. Visitation Catholic Church, 4317 N.W. Visitation Road in Verboort.

COFFEE FAIR — Smell, taste and learn about specialty coffee from knowledgeable local roasters from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. This fair celebrates all things coffee and gives visitors a chance to vote on their favorite after a taste test. This event is sponsored by Bennett Urban Farm Store. Tickets $5 at bagnbaggage.org. The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL — For the 33rd year, the festival returns, albeit at a new location, from Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $8 at westside-commons.com. Wingspan Event and Conference Center, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.

EVERY HUSBAND'S NIGHTMARE BAZAAR — Local artists display their décor, jewelry, gourmet foods and other artisan products from Monday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 18. Wares are available for purchase. There is also a large selection of vintage items, antiques and collectables. Wingspan Event and Conference Center, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.

FESTIVAL OF ORNAMENTS — The annual Festival of Ornaments returns for its fifth edition from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20. Come by and shop the largest selection of ornaments in the area, while sampling some of Oregon's favorites. More than 20 holiday trees will be on display, decked out with over 2,000 Old World Christmas ornaments. There will also be a large selection of one-of-a-kind, locally made ornaments. There will be raffle prizes, wine and food tastings, and opportunities to meet local artists as well. All ages welcome. A Framer's Touch, 1920 21st Ave., Suite A, in Forest Grove.

GEM FAIRE — Find gems, beads, crystals, minerals and more at Gem Faire from noon-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets $7 at westside-commons.com. Wingspan Event and Conference Center, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.

HOLLY DAYS — 'Tis time to welcome in the holiday season from 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Nov. 19. Holly Days is an annual tradition in downtown Hillsboro, with a special winter marketplace featuring artists, crafts, local food and drinks. The tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

FOREST GROVE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY — The holiday season in Forest Grove officially begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, with the illumination of the city's holiday tree. This event is sponsored by the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce. Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. in Forest Grove.

JINGLE THRU NORTH PLAINS PARADE — Join friends and neighbors for one of the first holiday parades of the season, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. The tree lighting is held at 6:15 p.m., followed by visits with Santa, the holiday parade and caroling. This event is co-sponsored by Loch Lolly Christmas Forest. Jessie Mays Community Hall and Park, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains.

TUALATIN HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE — Tualatin continues a pandemic tradition with holiday parades that are bigger and better than ever, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4. Routes are yet to be announced, but expect the Dec. 2 parade to run through the north part of the city, approximately between Tualatin Community Park and Jurgens Park; the Dec. 3 parade to center on south Tualatin, including neighborhoods around Ibach Park and Tualatin High School; and the Dec. 4 parade to be in east Tualatin, around the area of Atfalati Park and Browns Ferry Park.

BEAVERTON HOLIDAY BAZAAR & TREE LIGHTING — Enjoy a festive holiday bazaar from 2-8 p.m. followed by Beaverton's tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. This event marks the kickoff of Beaverton's famed winter lights for the season, through Jan. 5, 2023. Beaverton City Park, 4950 S.W. Watson Ave. in Beaverton.

SHERWOOD HOLIDAY FESTIVAL — The Sherwood Robin Hood Festival Association presents the Holiday Festival from 4-6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. As Old Town Sherwood is transformed into a picturesque holiday village, there will be a parade, carols, a holiday bazaar, a visit from Santa, and the beloved tree lighting ceremony. Cannery Square, 22622 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

FOREST GROVE HOLIDAY LIGHT PARADE — The signature event of the "Holiday in the Grove" series is held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade will light up downtown Forest Grove as the holiday season gets into full swing. Other holiday festivities are held throughout the day. Main Street in Forest Grove.


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