A&E: Indie music icon, African diaspora dance on Westside
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.
SPRING AWARD SHOW — Village Gallery of Arts exhibits award-winning artwork through May 1. Mixed-media artist Kerry Schroeder is this year's juror, while artist Laura Hopper's "big and bold painting" will be showcased. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.
FACES OF SHERWOOD — A photography exhibition at the Sherwood Center for the Arts features portraits of 14 people who make a difference in the community, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The exhibit of photographs by Stephanie Schmidt, a local portrait photographer, will run through May 22. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.
FIRE & ICE — Form, technique and subject are contrasted in this exhibit 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.
HABITAT —A touring juried exhibit by Student Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) explores the nature of space, whether physical, virtual or imagined, through May 28. Featured artists include Mary M Arnold, Suzy Bates, Nancy Bryant, Sharon Carvalho, Kristan C. Collins, Marilyn M. Daniel, Diane English, Noelle Evans, Patricia Fifer, Judith Quinn, Betty J. Gientke, Robyn Gold, Terry H. Grant, June A. Jaeger, Lisa Jenni Rivers, Jean Wells Keenan, Annette S. McFarlane, Ginny McVickar, Amanda Miller, Denise Oyama Miller, Karen I. Miller, Jo Noble, Pamela Pilcher, Donna Lee Rice, Deborah Runnels, Amanda Snavely, Deborah Sorem and Jan McBrien. The juror is Michael Fisher. An artist reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 15. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.
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 Fedderson, Analee Fuentes, Sean Gallagher, Lillian Pitt, Pah-tu Pitt, Richard Rowland, Sara Siestreem, Gail Tremblay, and Richard York, through June 5. Visionaries Yaki Bergman, Joe Cantrell, Ed Edmo and Nancy Ives share their creative process at a free artist talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Artwork in the exhibit 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.
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.
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.
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.
THE AMERICAN REFRAIN — A celebration of jazz, this hour-long show from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, with narration walks the audience through the tenets of the genre and how it has shaped community, culture and music. There is no charge for admission, but seats must be reserved at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
THE BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO — Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum leads a trio of performers in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22. Tickets from $25 at chehalemculturalcenter.org. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.
SONNY HESS — Local blues legend Sonny Hess performs fiery rhythm and blues at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 23. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
JOHN SCOFIELD — Triple Grammy-winning jazz guitarist John Scofield performs a show featuring Vicente Archer, Jon Cowherd and Josh Dion at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Tickets from $29.50 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
LISA LYNNE & ARYEH FRANKFURTER — Hear Celtic harps, rare instruments and wondrous stories from performers Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, April 24. This is a free performance most suitable for adults, held in a comfortable library hearth space. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.
SPRING ACCORDION CELEBRATION — Andy Mirkovich is the featured performer at the first accordion celebration in Forest Grove since October 2019, set to take place from 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Amateur and professional accordionists alike will entertain the audience. Tickets $5 at the door. Forest Grove Senior/Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. in Forest Grove.
TAMBUCO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE — The four-time Grammy nominees showcase the limitless colors, voices, and expressive capabilities of percussion instruments, from the melodic strains of four marimbas to the rhythmic sounds of tapping stones, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Tickets from $35.50 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
STUCK IN THE AMERICAS — ISing Choir presents a program of choral music it originally intended to perform in Italy, but instead, audiences in Beaverton can hear it at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, or 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Stephen Galván directs. Tickets from $5 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
LLOYD JONES — Touring in support of his latest album, award-winning roots artist Lloyd Jones performs live at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Tickets $17.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
SUBLIME; NEVER RIDICULOUS — Pianist Paul Lewis performs the magical piano sonatas of Franz Schubert in a one-hour program at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5. This program is a preview, presented by Portland Piano International, of longer shows to be played in Portland on May 7 and May 8. Tickets $31 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
MICK OVERMAN — West Coast legend Mick Overman brings his bluesy folk & roll with jazz attitude back to the Garage Door for a 7 p.m. show Friday, May 6. This show is free but age-restricted to adults 21 and older. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
I AM AN AMERICAN — The Immigrant Story presents an evening of music and storytelling at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a free event. Reserve seats at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
LAUREN SHEEHAN — Described by HuffPost as a "one-woman Americana jukebox," Lauren Sheehan performs a free, all-ages show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Garage Door. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
BARRIO MESTIZO — Luis and Graciela Hernandez's band, Barrio Mestizo, performs Latin music from a variety of genres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. This show is presented by Centro Cultural de Washington County. Tickets $25 at hillsboro-oregon.gov/calendar. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
KEVIN SELFE & THE TORNADOES — Award-winning Portland blues scene staple Kevin Selfe and his big band perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. Tickets $12.50 at atthegarages.net. At the Garages, 17880 S.W. McEwan Road in Tualatin.
PORTLAND COLUMBIA SYMPHONY — Ludwig van Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony will be performed live in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8. A special 35-minute concert will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, which is designed to be sensory and family-friendly. Tickets from $10 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC — Kicking off its May tour, Portland Youth Philharmonic performs selected music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Tickets from $5 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
Theater & Dance
DON'T HUG ME — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "Don't Hug Me," a Minnesota musical comedy directed and choreographed by Dan Murphy, beginning Thursday, April 14. The production is described as "Fargo" meets "The Music Man," without the blood or the trombones. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except on Easter Sunday, through May 8. Tickets from $5 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.
MAMMA MIA! — Theatre in the Grove presents the musical "Mamma Mia!" based on the songs of ABBA, directed by Dorina Toner with musical director Michelle Bahr, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. This will be Theatre in the Grove's first show since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through May 1. Tickets from $14 at theatreinthegrove.org. Star Theatre, 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.
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.
REJOICE! — Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents "Rejoice!" at the Walters at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22. This Portland-based contemporary dance ensemble is inspired by the folklore of the great African diaspora. Tickets $8 at hillsboro-oregon.gov/calendar. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Gallery Theater presents "The Sound of Music," the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, directed by Seth Renne, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The show runs through May 22, with showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets from $16 at gallerytheater.org. Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St. in McMinnville.
CAMELOT — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "Camelot," a legendary musical directed by Dennis Corwin, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The show runs through June 12, with 7:30 p.m. performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. performances Sundays. There will be special 7:30 p.m. Wednesday performances May 18 and June 1. Tickets from $25 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.
DE LA FRONTERA — The Reser presents "De la Frontera," a new evening-length dance performance by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dance Co., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. One of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies comes to town for one night only for a show that asks, "What is stronger — what unites us or what separates us?" Tickets from $30 at thereser.org. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.
SUITE SURRENDER — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "Suite Surrender," a farce by Michael McKeever, directed by Aaron and Lisa Morrow, from 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The show, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc., runs through May 22, with 7:30 p.m. performances Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. performances Sundays. Tickets from $14 at maskandmirror.com. Rise Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane in Tigard.
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR —Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre (HART) presents "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," an ensemble comedy by Neil Simon, directed by Meghan Daaboul, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The show is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatrical, with showtimes 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through May 22. Tickets from $16 at hart-theatre.org. Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro.
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