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From Lake Oswego to Oak Hills, Hillsboro to Tigard, check out fireworks displays, parades and more, from June 30.

COURTESY PHOTO: VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - Findings by Rose West is on display in July at the Village Gallery of Arts in Cedar Mill.

Exhibits

A THOUSAND WORDS — Like the pages of a book, artists Joy Cartier, Mark Dunst, Jane Kearns, Stacey Stoudenmeyer and Eliza Williams explore the messy, imperfect space between thoughts and words in this exhibition through July 22. Mixed-media artwork includes paper and paint. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

MEMBER SHOW — The Village Gallery of Arts features artist Laura Hopper through July 31, with artwork by Rose West also displayed. Hopper thinks of herself as a watercolorist, but she also uses acrylics and alcohol inks. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

1,000 MOONS — A total of 1,175 collaged "moons" represents each full moon in the life of a 94-year-old woman who died of COVID-19, as created by her granddaughter, emerging artist Emily Jung Miller, in this exhibit on display through Aug. 13. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

INVISIBILIA — Three Oregon artists, Sandra Hona, Mei-ling Lee and Jefferson Goolsby, share insights and perceptions of historical and contemporary experiences in this exhibit examining Asian American identities through mixed media, multimedia and performance through Aug. 13. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

STUDENT ART SHOW — See work by student artists from public schools, private schools and independent studios, on display through Aug. 22. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

NORDIC FOLKTALES REIMAGINED — Classic stories from Scandinavia and beyond are presented with a new twist in the latest exhibit from Nordic Northwest, running through Sept. 25. Light refreshments will be served. Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Garden Home.

FROM THE CRUCIBLE OF GAIA — Set amidst stunning Japanese gardens and art and architecture, this show in August and September brings together the large-form ceramic sculpture of Katy McFadden, powerful wood techniques of Rick Crawford, and forged and fabricated metal forms of Phil Seder. Daily hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wine is available for purchase. Saffron Fields Vineyard, 18748 N.E. Laughlin Road in Yamhill.

COURTESY PHOTO: BON BON VIVANT - New Orleans musical pioneers Bon Bon Vivant perform at Columbia View Park in St. Helens on Thursday, June 30.

Music

BON BON VIVANT — New Orleans-based indie band Bon Bon Vivant brings its unique blend of Americana, jazz and dance rock to 13 Nights on the River from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

RICH SWANGER & THE LITTLE KNOWN BAND — Live folk music is coming to Pat's Corner from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

OUTER ORBIT — Funk soul collective Outer Orbit brings original burning soul to Shute Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

FOLK INGENUITY — Chamber Music Northwest brings the masterpieces of Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Josef Suk to the concert hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Come early for a young artist prelude in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 at thereser.com. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

MILLENNIUM CONCERT BAND — Lake Oswego's own Millennium Concert Band puts on a patriotic concert honoring veterans from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3. The evening performance includes a presentation of colors by the Lake Oswego Honor Guard. Free, all-ages. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

ONCORE — An epic concert and laser light show will cap Lake Oswego's Independence Day festivities from 8-10:30 p.m. Monday, July 4. This is a free show with food available for purchase. Bring your own low chairs and/or picnic blankets. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

SOUL VACCINATION — Lake Oswego kicks off its Wednesday free summer concert series with one of the Pacific Northwest's tightest funk and soul bands from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

STEVE HALE & THE SUPER SOUL HEROES — Funk and soul are in store for audiences from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 7. More family fun can be had, too, including pony rides, craft vendors, a bubble show, and traditional Chinese dance at intermission. Free with food available for purchase. This concert kicks off Bethany Village's summer concert series. Bethany Village, 4720 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Bethany.

SWEETWATER BAND — The band brings country hits to the Columbia Riverfront from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. This concert is part of the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

EAGLE EYES — From Vancouver, British Columbia, Eagle Eyes is the ultimate tribute to the legendary California country rock band, and they're performing two free shows live on the Westside, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The July 7 show is part of Hillsboro's summer concert series. The July 20 show is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro, and Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

SLAVIC SCENES — String masterpieces by Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Arensky, and Arensky's Ukrainian student Reinhold Glière presented by Chamber Music Northwest will sweep you away with their passion, introspection and inspiration at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Young artist prelude at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. Tickets from $10 at thereser.com. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

KING PRINCESS — Brooklyn, New York-born and raised vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter King Princess performs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets from $39.50 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

AARON NIGEL SMITH — Reggae artist Aaron Nigel Smith performs a family-friendly show from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This free performance is part of Tualatin's July Jams summer concert series. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

NORMAN SYLVESTER — The "Boogie Cat" himself, Oregon Music Hall of Famer Norman Sylvester, plays the blues from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This free concert is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

NATE BOTSFORD — Portland-based Nate Botsford brings his feel-good tunes to the park for a concert from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. This free concert is part of Lake Oswego's summer concert series. Foothills Park, 199 Foothills Road in Lake Oswego.

RADIO ROCKIT BAND — Hits from the 1970s, '80s and '90s are coming to the Columbia Riverfront from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. This concert is part of the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

MR. WILSON — Johnny Cash-inspired artist Danny Wilson performs a free, all-ages show at Pat's Corner from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

CONJUNTO ALEGRE — Portland salsa scene staple Conjunto Alegre brings the energy on stage from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

COLORS OF DEBUSSY & CRUMB — Chamber Music Northwest presents an eclectic show inspired by French Impressionism and Black American spirituals at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, plus a young artist prelude at 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $10 at thereser.com. Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

TASH SULTANA — Genderfluid Australian recording artist and producer Tash Sultana performs in support of their new album, "Terra Firma," at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. This concert is part of the Grand Lodge Concerts in the Grove series. Tickets from $35 at mcmenamins.com/events. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

HIT MACHINE — Scappoose-based rockers Hit Machine, a local favorite dance band, perform live from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 23. These shows are part of the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series, on July 21, and the Hagg Lake concert series, on July 23. Free with suggested donation. July 21 show is at Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens. July 23 show is at Henry Hagg Lake, 50250 S.W. Scoggins Valley Road in Gaston.

BREWER'S GRADE BAND — Grammy Award-winner Joe Smart and his Brewer's Grade Band performs its unique brand of Northwest country music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

TODD HAABY — Nuevo flamenco guitarist Todd Haaby performs in support of his debut album, "Sola Via," from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24. This show is part of Lake Oswego's free summer concert series. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. in Lake Oswego.

THE NU WAVERS — The second show in Bethany Village's summer concert series is a tribute to the alternative and college rock scenes of the late 1970s and '80s, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Free with food available for purchase. Bethany Village, 4720 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Bethany.

BLUEWAVE BAND — The July 28 performers in the 13 Nights on the River summer concert series are a tribute to arena rock legends Journey, performing 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Free with suggested donation. Columbia View Park, 3 Strand St. in St. Helens.

AN EVENING WITH PEGGY LEE AND FRANK SINATRA — Linda Lee Michelet and John Gilmore invoke the classic crooners, leading an eight-piece big band of Portland's top musicians performing original arrangements of Peggy Lee, Quincy Jones and Ol' Blue Eyes himself, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. This show is part of Hillsboro's Showtime summer concert series. Free with food available for purchase. Shute Park, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

COURTESY PHOTO: BOB JAGENDORF/WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION - A Chinese lion dance, like this one in New York City, is coming to Cannery Square in Sherwood on Tuesday, July 12.

Theater & Dance

WHISKEY AND DIAMONDS — Gallery Theater presents "Whiskey and Diamonds," a celebration of Hollywood's golden era, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. This one-night-only show with Kathleen Van De Veere and Richard Pratt features old classics like "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Mack the Knife" and "Fly Me to the Moon." Tickets $20 at gallerytheater.com. Gallery Theater, 210 N. Ford St. in McMinnville.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the award-winning Clark Gesner musical based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz, opening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 31. Tickets from $20 at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.

POP UP AT SUMMERLAKE PARK WITH RED YARN — Red Yarn Productions presents a musical puppet show that will have audiences singing, dancing, stomping, clapping, and celebrating the multicultural musical heritage of the U.S.A., from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10. This is a free, family-friendly show presented in partnership between Tigard Parks & Recreation and Washington County Cooperative Library Services. Summerlake Park, 11450 S.W. Winterlake Drive in Tigard.

CHINESE LION DANCE — The Sherwood Public Library presents the "Chinese Lion Dance," a performance that evokes Chinese culture and is meant to create a festive atmosphere and bring happiness, from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 12. All ages are welcome for this free program in memory of Theresa Kaishin Stanley. Cannery Square, 22622 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

LAUNDRY & BOURBON/LONE STAR — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "Laundry & Bourbon" and "Lone Star," two one-act comedies written by James McClure and directed by Lennon Smith, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, July 31. Shows feature mature themes and language that may be unsuitable for younger viewers. Tickets $12 at maskandmirror.com. Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive in Tualatin.

THE KISS — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents "The Kiss," a Will Vinton fairy tale about love (and a frog) directed by Greg Tamblyn, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus special 7:30 p.m. Wednesday showings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 21. Tickets from $25 at lakewood-center.org. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA — The Sherwood Foundation for the Arts presents "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," the classic Broadway musical duo's take on the time-old tale, opening at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22. Showtimes are July 22, July 23, July 29 and July 30 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 24, and a final showing at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Tickets from $13.50 at sherwoodarts.org. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. in Sherwood.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Check out fireworks displays in communities like Lake Oswego, Oak Hills and Tigard this coming Monday, July 4.

Community Events & Festivals

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE — Celebrate "Hometown Heroes" with Hillsboro's annual Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. The parade route loops through downtown Hillsboro along Northeast Grant Street, Northeast Second Avenue, East Main Street and Northeast Cornell Road. The Hillsboro Rotary Club organizes this family-friendly event. Hare Field, 1147 N.E. Grant St. in Hillsboro.

STAR SPANGLED PARADE & CELEBRATION — Don your patriotic colors, decorate your wagons and join friends and neighbors for the annual Star Spangled Parade at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Festive floats, vibrant vehicles and costumed canines will travel down A Avenue and Second Street to Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego, where there will be further festivities from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., including live music, face painting, balloon animals and a pie-eating contest. Parade begins at A Avenue and 10th Street in Lake Oswego.

SALUTE TO AMERICA — Old Town St. Helens hosts all-day Independence Day festivities, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, and culminating with the traditional fireworks display after dusk. Food and refreshments will be available. Columbia County Courthouse Plaza, 230 Strand St. in St. Helens.

MIDDLE OF MILLEN DRIVE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE — One of the oldest and most beloved Independence Day celebrations on the Westside kicks off at 4 p.m. Monday, July 4. The festivities begin before the parade at 3:45 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem. After the parade, participants can head on over to the Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at nearby Tigard High School. Southwest Millen Drive in between 92nd and 93rd avenues in Tigard.

OAK HILLS FOURTH OF JULY — Fireworks are back for one of the Portland area's most iconic Independence Day shows after sundown, 9 p.m. Monday, July 4. A tradition in Oak Hills for more than three decades, this fireworks display is entirely supported and managed by volunteers and organized by the Oak Hills Homeowners Association. Bring your own low picnic chairs and/or blankets. Oak Hills Recreation Center, 2400 N.W. 153rd Ave. in Beaverton.

¡VIVA TUALATIN! — A celebration of arts and culture honors Tualatin's vibrant Latino, Pacific Islander and Asian communities, from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, July 9. There will be live performances, art activities and more. Free admission with food available for purchase. Atfalati Park, 6600 S.W. Sagert St. in Tualatin.

CRUIS'N THE GROVE — Family fun for all is what this car show and block party promises from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 9. There will be raffles, BBQ, a beer garden and live music. Awards will be given to displayed vehicles. Free admission with food and drink available for purchase. All proceeds go to support the nonprofit Forest Grove Senior & Community Center. Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. in Forest Grove.

LA STRADA DEI PASTELLI — The chalk art festival is coming to Main Street Hillsboro from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17. Festivalgoers can meet and engage with nationally recognized and emerging visual artists as they carefully create colorful chalk art drawings down the center of the street. Local vendors will sell art. There will also be activities for children. Admission is free. Tualatin Valley Creates organizes the event with support from the City of Hillsboro and Patricia Reser. Hillsboro Cultural Arts District, East Main Street from South First Avenue to Fourth Avenue in Hillsboro.

FOREST GROVE CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE — The longest-running Concours d'Elegance in the Pacific Northwest returns with more than 300 classic and modified cars, opening at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17. This all-day event will celebrate Jaguar and other British automakers, although vehicles will be featured from a range of manufacturers in the United States and around the world. There will also be live music, food, a beer garden and a wine pavilion. The show is presented by the Rotary Club of Forest Grove. Tickets from $17 at forestgroveconcours.org. Pacific University, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove.

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR & RODEO — The beloved county fair and rodeo return Wednesday, July 20, through Sunday, July 24. There will be food and entertainment galore, as well as judging for everything from hogs and steers to preserves and pies. Tickets from $5 at columbiacountyfairgrounds.com. Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road in St. Helens.

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR — It's almost time for big fair fun in Washington County, as the annual county fair opens Friday, July 22, and runs through Sunday, July 31. There will be booths with prizes, rides, lots of food, 4-H displays and more. Admission is free. Parking from $10 on weekend dates. Westside Commons, 801 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.


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