Things to Do
Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out this list of entertainment events. Many are free and most are family-friendly.
April 27 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — Friends of McLean Park and House present the Art and Garden Gala fundraiser at McLean House, 5350 River Road, West Linn. Items for sale include art, plants and more.
April 27 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — Attend the seventh-annual Robinwood Community Garden Plant Sale at the garden, 33706 Cedaroak Drive, West Linn.
April 27 (5:30 p.m.) — Attend Winefest, a benefit for Friends of Doernbecher, Oswego Friends Chapter at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego. Tickets are $75 each and include wine, food and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital for research and programs to help children and families. Visit oswegofriends.net or call 503-246-0451 to get tickets.
April 28 (6:30 p.m.) — Clackamas Repertory Theatre and Trail Distilling will host a play reading of "Dancing Lessons" by Mark St. Germain at Trail Distilling, 21553 S. Highway 213, Oregon City OR 97045. As the relationship unfolds between Ever, a professor of geosciences, and Segna, an injured dancer, both are caught off guard by their self-discoveries. A romantic comedy that is heartwarming and hilarious and you won't want it to end. Tickets are $20 and include a beverage.
April 28 (noon to 1:30 p.m.) — Attend a Mini & Me Cupcake Decorating Class at Kyra's Bake Shop, 599 A Ave., Lake Oswego. This is a benefit for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year campaign, supporting Jarrod Lyman as Man of the Year. All proceeds benefit LLS patient support and blood cancer research. Class is for parent and child and includes decorating class plus lunch. Cost is $60 for parent and one child, or $75 for parent and two children. Register online at mthoodcure.com.
April 28 (2 and 4 p.m.) — Attend "Hearing the Future," a concert put on by the Young Composers Project (YCP) at the Lincoln Recital Hall (Room 75) at Portland State University. Young composers ages 9 to 18 anticipate the thrill of hearing their music performed on stage by professional musicians from Fear No Music. One of those young musicians is Lake Oswego resident Skye Neal, a nine-year-old homeschooled student. Tickets are $20/10. Tickets are available at the door, or online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=99913. For more information, call 503-335-3386, or visit http://www.fearnomusic.org/concert/hearing-the-future-young-composers-project/
April 29 (7 p.m.) — Music Monday concert series features Illegal Smile: The Music of John Prine at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego. Musicians include Julie Amici, Dean Mueller, Mark Shark, Thad Beckman and Carlton Jackson. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for VIP seating for four closest to the stage. Order online at laketheatercafe.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.
May 2 (noon) — Participate in the 18th-annual Lake Oswego National Day of Prayer taking place at the flagpole at City Hall, 380 A Ave. Event includes worship music by Our Lady of the Lake students and prayers for God's protection and direction for our nation, leaders, troops, communities, schools and churches. All are welcome. The event takes place rain or shine.