Things to Do
Nov. 7 (5 to 7 p.m.) — Artists' reception at Rain Spark Gallery, located at 310 State St., suite 108 in Lake View Village in Lake Oswego. The gallery features art work made by local artists in all mediums. Receptions are held each Thursday. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit rainsparkgallery.com to learn more.
Nov. 8 (7 to 9 p.m.) — Attend Wayne's World Coffee House at Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego. Performance features Naomi Laviolette, Beth Wood and Wayne Richards. Donations gratefully accepted.
Nov. 10 (3 p.,m.) — Attend the Q&A session and discussion of "Soul Harmony: The Story of Deborah Chessler, Sonny Til and the Orioles" and "Heavy Mellow" at Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, Portland. The discussion will be led by the musical's creators, Michael Allen Harrison and Rabbi Alan Berg. Free.
Nov. 11 (7 p.m.) — The Music Monday concert at Lake Theater and Cafe is a benefit show for MusicPortland, presented by several Portland singer/songwriters. It's a Simon and Garfunkel tribute concert. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for VIP seating for four closest to the stage. Visit laketheatercafe-com,seatengine.com/shows/111300.
Nov. 12 (6:30 p.m.) — It's Trivia Night at the West Linn Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn. Form a team of up to five people and play. There are five 10-question rounds, each round in a different category. All ages welcome. Free.
Nov. 12 (7 p.m.) — Attend the Pints from the Past presentation by Richard Engeman at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego. Engeman will present Chop Suey for All: Chinese Cooks in Oregon, covering the saga of Chinese immigrants from the 1850s to the present. Free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 12 (7 p.m.) — Get winter reading suggestions at the fall reading preview event at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St. Free.
Nov. 13 (1 p.m.) — The Performing Arts program hosted by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library present Andrea and the Bad Wolves sharing Celtic music and traditional folk songs from Wales, Cornwall and Scotland. Free at the library.
Nov. 14 (6 p.m.) — Attend the West Linn Library Foundation's private seated wine tasting with Tumwater Winery in the library's reading room. Learn about and sample the winery's wines with appetizers, and hear what pairings they recommend for the holidays. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Cost is $30 per person. Proceeds benefit the library's programs, events and facilities.
Nov. 14 (7 p.m.) — Dr. Veronica Esagui presents "Who Will Write Our History?" at the Lake Oswego Library. Esagui will share artifacts and the history of her aunt, Ilse Joseph, a German Jewish mother and concert violinist, who dedicated her life to "Playing for Peace."
She lost her two teenage daughters in a concentration camp during WWII. Upon learning of their fate she dedicated the rest of her life to "Playing for Peace." Audience participation encouraged, and there will be time for discussion and questions concerning the connection between the past and present.
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