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.
Continuing through Feb. 23 — Portland Center Stage presents the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave. Portland. Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, PCS is planning many community events surrounding the show. Visit pcs.org/hedwig to get tickets, learn more.
Opening Jan. 10 — Lakewood Theatre Company presents "Wait Until Dark" at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, with shows Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. and select Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For tickets and details call 503-635-3901 or visit lakewood-center.org.
Jan. 11 (3 p.m.) — Attend the book signing for "This Old Building: The Closing of Winterland," a photo book by Jarid Scott Johnson at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside, Portland. Just over 40 years ago on Dec. 31, 1978, an extraordinary event took place on the corner of Post and Steiner streets in San Francisco as thousands of Deadheads gathered with their favorite band to pay tribute and bid farewell to one of the most beloved music venues in the Bay Area, Winterland Arena. The event is captured in this book, with stores and photos of the historic event. The event is free and open to all. Call 503-231-8926 for details.
Jan. 11 (7:30 p.m.) — Attend the Second Saturday Community Concert presented by seven-time All-Ireland Champion John Whelan, one of the world's best living Irish button accordion players at Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4426142 or by calling 800-838-3006.
Jan. 12 (7:30 p.m.) — Metropolitan Youth Symphony presents "Lights, Camera, Music!" at Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. The concert is a collaboration with the International Youth Silent Film Festival. Tickets range in price from $5 to $38. Order online at playmys.org or call 503-239-4566.
Jan. 13 (6:30 to 8 p.m.) — Attend the kick-off event for Lake Oswego Reads 2020 at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th St., Lake Oswego. Bring your library card to receive a free copy of "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" by Elizabeth Rush, thanks to the Friends of the Library. Snacks and live music will be included in the fun. Arrive early as there are a limited number of books available. For more information visit ci.oswego/or.us/loreads/2020-events.
Jan. 14 (7 p.m.) — Attend Pints from the Past: We Go Up, a History of Mountaineering and the Mazamas at Lake Theater and Cafe. 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego. Mathew Brock will present a glass lantern slide show which speaks broadly on the history of the Mazamas, mountaineering and outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest. Using hand-colored slides from the 1920s and an original contemporary narration, the program will review 125 years of history, dating back to the founding of the Mazamas in 1894. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the cafe. For more information call librarian Carissa Barrett at 503-534-4237.
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