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Check out what's happening in the arts and entertainment scene across Portland's Westside suburbs, from March 24 on.

COURTESY PHOTO: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - Celilo Falls, pictured in about 1957, was a place of significance for Indigenous peoples in Oregon for generations before it was destroyed by the damming of the Columbia River.

Exhibits

MEMBER SHOW — The Village Gallery of Arts presents its second member show of the year through Sunday, March 27. This month's featured artist is watercolor painter Jung-Soo Pak, with art also presented from Kathy Deal. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

GLOBAL WARNING — A group exhibit curated by Chehalem Cultural Center arts director Carissa Burkett features work addressing our global ecological concerns, displayed through Friday, April 1. Featured artists include Tyler Brumfield, Cynthia Camlin, Ann Chadwick Reid, Noelle Evans, Aron Johnston, Christina Kemp, Sheryl LeBlanc, Molly Magai, Natalie Niblack and KaitLynn Spain. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

CREATIVE BRILLIANCE — Bonnie Burbidge, Elizabeth Higgins, Alice Hill, Jaymee Martin, Lynee Phelps, Justin Rueff, and Victoria Shaw share their artistic talents in this exhibit through April 22. All of the artists are educators at the Walters, and their work gives a glimpse into their class offerings. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

MARCH/APRIL ARTIST RECEPTION — The Valley Art Gallery is displaying the work of local artists Andrea O'Reilly, Carol Schallberger, Dave Weber and Maureen Zoebelein in March and April. Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove.

CELILO — NEVER SILENCED — The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts hosts "Celilo — Never Silenced," featuring the work of Indigenous artists Don Bailey, Rick Bartow, Joe Cantrell, Jonnel Covault, Ed Edmo, Joe Feddersen, Analee Fuentes, Sean Gallagher, Lillian Pitt, Pah-tu Pitt, Richard Rowland, Sara Siestreem, Gail Tremblay, and Richard York, through June 5. Artwork depicts and explores the history of Wyam (Celilo Falls), a sacred ground, gathering place and important fishery for generations destroyed by the construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

SWEDISH CABINS — Cultural nonprofit organization Nordic Northwest presents the exhibit "Swedish Cabins: The Legacy of Henry Steiner and Fogelbo," on display through June 5. Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Garden Home.

FIRE & ICE — Form, technique and subject are contrasted in this exhibit from April 5 through May 20. Presented are ceramic works by East Creek Art, depicting flame and ash, and photographs by Don Jacobsen, showing ice formations along the Columbia River Gorge and thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

COURTESY PHOTO - Jacob Westfall performs April 8 at the Garage Door in Forest Grove.
Music

THE BRIDGE CITY BLUES BAND — Rockin' blues performed live at the Garage Door, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 25. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

PORTLAND GAY MEN'S CHORUS — Presenting their spring concert, "Learn to Fly," at 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, at the Reser, the Portland Men's Gay Chorus explores the ways in which we might feel held down and need a release. Tickets from $19 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

LOVELY — Maurice Spencer and Honora Hildreth perform original rock and folk music as well as beloved classic songs from bygone eras, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 26. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

ZAKIR HUSSAIN, JAYANTHI KUMARESH AND KALA RAMNATH — Kalakendra presents an evening of Indian classical instrumental music opening at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 27. This performance is part of musicians Zakir Hussain, Jayanthi Kumaresh and Kala Ramnath's 2022 Triveni tour. Tickets from $50 at thereser.org. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

OCEANOGRAPHY — Oakland, California-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Kelly performs as Oceanography at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Oceanography's musical stylings recall bands like The War on Drugs, British Sea Power and My Morning Jacket. 18 23 Mystery Bar, 1823 S.E. Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro.

CHRIS COUCH — The frontman and chief songwriter of World's Finest brings his original music to the Garage Door for a free live show from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 1. Ages 21 and over. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

J.T. WISE DUO — Rock, blues and Americana performers play live at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 2. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

JACOB WESTFALL — Indie singer-songwriter Jacob Westfall returns to the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Music fans may recognize him from appearances on "American Idol" and "The Voice." This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

HILLSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — In an evening of world-renowned classical music, well-known popular arrangements, and locally composed original pieces, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra presents three of its ensembles: Jazz & the Harpist, a brass quintet, and a woodwind quintet. Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show, at cityofhillsboro.ticketspice.com/hillsboro-symphony-orchestra. All proceeds go to support the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra. The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

EDGE — Classic and Southern rock collide with this show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Garage Door. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA SUBA TRIO — Cuban piano virtuoso Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita perform featuring percussionist Gustavo Ovalles at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Tickets from $30 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

LEA SALONGA — Broadway veteran and "Disney Legend" Lea Salonga brings her "Dream Again" tour to Beaverton at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. The Tony Award-winning singer is known as the singing voice of Jasmine in "Aladdin" and Fa Mulan in "Mulan," as well as from numerous other roles on and off Broadway. Tickets from $55 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

GABRIEL KAHANE — Oregon Symphony presents the world premiere of Gabriel Kahane's new song cycle, "Magnificent Bird," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. At once intimate and ambitious, Kahane's latest work toggles between personal loss and a series of public crises that continue to roil the nation. Tickets from $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

JACK MCMAHON — Featuring country blues and acoustic roots, singer-songwriter Jack McMahon performs from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 15. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

OREGON SYMPHONY — George Frideric Handel's "Water Music" becomes a foil for five contemporary works that draw inspiration from water as the Oregon Symphony performs "Be as Water" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. Along with selections from Handel, music by Andy Akiho, Timo Andres, Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Nico Muhly and Gabriella Smith will be featured. Tickets from $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

PAUL MAUER — Now a solo act, acoustic indie-rocker Paul Mauer performs at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 16. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

COLIN MELOY — Indie folk-rock ensemble The Decemberists' frontman and songwriter appears for a solo show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Tickets from $45 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

DAKHABRAKHA — Its name meaning "give/take" in Ukrainian, this quartet from Kyiv, the capital city of war-torn Ukraine, performs an eclectic but undeniably Ukrainian blend of folk, punk and pop music in two 7:30 p.m. shows Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18. Tickets from $25 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

COURTESY PHOTO - Versa-Style Dance Company performs Origins next weekend, April 1 through April 3, at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton.
Theater & Dance

KITCHEN WITCHES — WilsonvilleSTAGE presents "Kitchen Witches" by Caroline Smith, directed by Harvey Brown, for two 7:30 p.m. shows Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26. A cooking comedy with a recipe for laughter, the show is premised on the set of a cooking competition show, with two contestants who share a hilarious, long-running feud. Tickets from $13.50 at wilsonvillestage.org. Winona Grange Hall, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. in Tualatin.

ORIGINS — White Bird presents "Origins," a hip-hop dance performance by Versa-Style Dance Company, opening 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1. The show follows the evolution of hip-hop dance from its roots in communities of color. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday before closing with a 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, matinee. Tickets from $19 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

NASSIM — The Reser presents "Nassim," an innovative play that explores the power of language and friendship, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9. The play features a different actor every night: Josie Seid on April 8 and Troy Metcalf on April 9. Tickets from $25 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

LEADING LADIES — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "Leading Ladies," a comedy written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Stephanie Mulligan, through Sunday, April 10. The play, in which two struggling Shakespearean actors scheme to inherit a stranger's wealth, is described as "Some Like It Hot" meets "Twelfth Night." Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a special showing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test are required for all audience members age 12 and older. Tickets from $25 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

SEA SICK — The Reser presents the Theatre Center's "Sea Sick," written and performed by Alanna Mitchell and directed by Franco Boni with Ravi Jain, with two showings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. An award-winning Canadian journalist and author, Mitchell explores the deep topics of climate change and the changing state of the global ocean, but not without her own wit and hope for the future. Tickets $35 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

Other Events

FALL REDUCTION — Licensed athletic trainer and senior fitness expert Adrian Cagigas leads a free webinar on how to prevent and reduce the risk of falling at home, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24. This program is hosted by Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills and held online. RSVP at prestigecanhelp.com.

ALOHA COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE — Donate blood and receive a pint of Baskin Robbins ice cream, a Columbia Sportswear guest pass for up to four people, and a $10 gift card from Fanatics from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, March 31. This blood drive is organized through the American Red Cross and hosted by a student at the International School of Beaverton. Participants can also be entered for a chance to win a trip to the 2022 MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles this summer. Registration is required at redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=BaskinRobbinsAloha.


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