See world premiere of "Crossing Mnisose" at The Armory
Mary Kathryn Nagle's world premiere play "Crossing Mnisose" weaves together Sacajawea's story with that of the contemporary fight to protect the Mnisose (what Europeans named the Missouri River) from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Nagle draws a clear, urgent line from a completely original view of Lewis & Clark to the present day, where descendants of the Dakota and Lakota Nations continue their fight to protect the Mnisose and the lands that contain the burials of their ancestors.
The play opens at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and continues through May 5 at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave., Portland. Tickets start at $25. Visit pcs.org or call 503-445-3700 between noon and 7 p.m.
Michael Allen Harrison to present 19th annual Ten Grands concert
Portland composer and pianist Michael Allen Harrison will present the 19th annual Ten Grands concert at 2 p.m. April 20 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland. The piano concert features Harrison, Tom Grant, Mac Potts, John Nilsen, Colleen Adent, Monica Chuchi, William Chapman Nyaho, Haley Potts, Brendan Brewer, Molly Parker, Julianne Johnson and Haley Johnsen, with special guest Jim Brickman.
For tickets call 1-800-273-1530.
NCPRD announces opening of new parks
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation Department has announced the opening of two new parks in its service area, Wichita Park in the Linwood neighborhood of Milwaukie and Hidden Falls Nature Park on Mt. Scott/Scouters Mountain in Happy Valley. Both parks feature revitalized spaces that bring connections to nature, community and recreation for area residents.
Wichita Park is open now and Hidden Falls opens April 15.
An opening celebration for Wichita Park will be held from noon to 2 p.m. April 20. It will include live music, food, family-friendly activities.
An opening celebration will be held at Hidden Falls Nature Park June 22 from noon to 3 p.m.
Who's on Third Community Concert set for April 14
The Who's on Third Community Concert Series will present Roger and Nancy Wilhite at 3 p.m. April 14 at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Drive in Woodburn. The Wilhites plan to use five pianos and an organ in the concert, plus a community chorus, accompanied by a blue grass band.
The concert is free, however a freewill offering will be taken to cover expenses. Refreshments will be served during intermission.