WLCC to present Celtic Holiday concerts this weekend
West Linn Community Chorus will present "A Celtic Holiday Plus a Little Bit More" Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal Parish, 1060 Chandler Road, Lake Oswego. The program celebrates the songs and spirit of the Celtic traditions, in addition to several holiday standards sure to bring a sense of warmth, joy and comfort to audience members. Tickets are available at the door and online at westlinnchorus.org. Adult tickets are $15, seniors (60+) are $12 and students are $5; children 5 and under are admitted free of charge.
Stumptown presents 'A Christmas Carol'
Stumptown Stages will present "A Christmas Carol the Musical" through Dec. 22 with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Portland'5 Winningstad Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Tickets range in price from $28-$48 and can be purchased online at stumptownstages.org or by calling the box office at 800-273-1530.
Third Tuesday Author event features Willy Vlautin
The Lake Oswego Public Library's Third Tuesday Author's speak will take place Monday, Dec. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library, 706 4th St., Lake Oswego. Guest speaker is Willy Vlautin, author of five novels including "The Motel Life," "Northline," "Lean on Pete," "The Free" and "Don't Skip Out on Me," published February 2018. This book was selected as the 2019 Nevada Reads title, a statewide public book club offered by Nevada Humanities.
Vlautin is also a musician and his band (now retired) achieved critical acclaim in the US, UK and Europe, based on Vlautin's dark, story-like songwriting.
Vlautin lives in Portland.
The presentation at the library is free and open to all.
Join Trivia Night fun Dec. 17
The Lake Oswego Public Library and Roots Public House will host Trivia Night at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Dec. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Librarians Carissa Barrett and Chris Myers will host the pub trivia contest, with refreshments provided by Roots Public House, a nonprofit pub that donates its proceeds to charities of the customer's choice. To learn more visit rootslakeoswego.com.
The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego.
PYP presents 58th annual Concert at Christmas
The Portland Youth Philharmonic will present its traditional Concert at Christmas Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The performance will include Aaron Copland's "Danzon Cubano," George Bizet's selections from "Carmen," John Williams's "Yoda's Theme" from "The Empire Strikes Back" and more. The concert features PYP, plus PYP's Wind Ensemble, Conservatory Orchestra, Youth String Ensemble and an Alumni Orchestra. The event features the entire roster of nearly 300 musicians, as well as alumni spanning much of the organization's 96-year history. Performers range in age from 7 to 80.
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online at portlandyouthphil.org/concerts, or at the door.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is located at 1037 SW Broadway in Portland.
Attend Irish concert, food drive
Oregon Music Hall Inductee Kevin Burke will present a concert featuring his Irish fiddle playing Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for Tualatin School House Food Pantry, in particular donations of peanut butter and canned beans.
Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970s. His decades long career has seen several innovative collaborations with notable musicians of differing styles, including classical, old time, bluegrass, pop and rock as well as traditional Irish music, for which he is well-known.
Tickets to the concert are $20 online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4337282 or call 1-800-838-3006.
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