Things to do
Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out this list of entertainment options. Most are free and many are family-friendly.
Oct. 11 (7 p.m.) — Go dancing at Christ Church Parish, 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego, courtesy of Lake Oswego Parks and Rec and Lake Oswego Millennnium Dance Band. Cost is $7 per person and proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.
Oct. 11 (7:30 p.m.) — Attend the Friday Night Lecture at Nordia House on Nordic vs. U.S. Healthcare. What can we learn from the Scandinavian healthcare system? Joanna Cain, M.D. will discuss the differences in the healthcare systems of the five Nordic countries and the U.S., the success, challenges, costs, outcomes and the impact on net happiness. The talk is free and open to all, at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland 97223.
Oct. 12, 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) — Participate in Portland Open Studios self-guided tour of more than 100 art studios, including more than a dozen in the Lake Oswego and West Linn area. It's free. Visit portlandopenstudios.com for the complete list of artists and a map to the studios.
Oct. 12 (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) — Attend Oktoberfest at Happy Valley Park, 13770 SE Ridgecrest Road in Happy Valley. Enjoy live music, free pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, face painting, pie eating contest and much more, including wiener dog races, tractor tricycle races and chicken dance contest, plus beer, wine and food. Proceeds benefit Clackamas County Dog Services and Happy Valley community events.
Oct. 12 (7 p.m.) — Attend the 2019 Induction Ceremony of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame at Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland 97202. Musical inductees include Mark Lindsay, 3 Leg Torso, Little Sue, Michael Allen Harrison, Michael Hurley, Pond, Joanna Bolme, John Mazzocco. Those receiving Heritage Awards include Dick Berk, Paul Knauls; Industry Awards include Don Macleod, Gary Houston, Larry Crane. Ural Thomas is being named Artist of the Year and "I'll be Your Girl" by The Decemberists will be awarded Album of the Year. For tickets visit omhof.org
Oct. 12 (9 p.m.) — Hear Mosaique play the best in jazz, funk, Latin and pop standards at Buffalo Gap Saloon, 6835 SW Macadam Ave., Portland. Free.
Oct. 15 (7:30 p.m.) — The music of Fru Skagerrak will take you on a journey through Scandinavia, from slow arias to lively polkas at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland. The singers are Maja Kjaer Jacobsen of Denmark, Elise Wessel Hildrum of Norway and Anna Lindblad of Sweden. Tickets are $27 each through albertarosetheatre.com.
Oct. 18 (7:30 p.m.) — Hear the Palatine Trio in concert at Agnes Flanagan Chapel on the Lewis & Clark College campus, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland 97219. Associate Professor of Music Susan DeWitt Smith, Instructor of Chamber Music Nancy Ives and Instructor of Violin Ines Voglar-Belgique will perform works by Johannes Brahms and two Portland area composers. Tomas Svoboda and David Schiff. Tickets are $10 at the door.
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