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Events calendar: August 2013

Calendar items for September are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. Email listings to editor@boomnw.com.

by: PHOTO: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Jay Randall Horenstein and Gary Brickner-Schulz make up the two-actor cast playing multiple characters in Greater Tuna, continuing through Aug. 18 at Lakewood Theatre Company. See Aug. 1 listing for details.

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Bag&Baggage Productions presents “Julius Caesar”: Aug. 1-17, Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro. World premiere adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy with an all-female cast, performed outdoors and in the round. Performances 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets $18 all ages. Info: 503-345-9590, www.bagnbaggage.org

Behind the Shoji” art show and sale: Aug. 1 to Sept. 8, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland. Tenth annual show and sale of Japanese-inspired art and crafts features about 35 artisans, plus artist demonstrations on most Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. Event is open during regular garden hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Monday). Entrance included with garden admission ($9.50 adults, $7.75 ages 62-plus and $7.75 college students with ID, $6.75 youth 6-17, children 5 and under free). Info: 503-223-1321, japanesegarden.com/events/behind-the-shoji/ or japanesegarden.com.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents “My Fair Lady”: Aug. 1-18, Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. matinees Sundays and Sundays (except Aug. 3). Tickets start at $30. Visit www.broadwayrose.org or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

Downtown Vancouver Walking Tours: Noon-1 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 30; tours begin at various locations around downtown Vancouver. Sponsored by the Clark County Historical Museum. Individual tickets $5 for members and $7 for non-members, available at the museum up to an hour before the tour starts. Info: Call 360-993-5679, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.cchmuseum.org/events/walking-tours/

Hula dance classes for 55 and older: 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at Light Of Life Lutheran Church, 7390 S.W. Grabhorn Road, Aloha. Taught by Lisa Chang of Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a. The class takes new students at the first session of each month. Cost: $50 registration and $40 per month for weekly lessons. There is also a uniform requirement (students wear purple T-shirts and skirts). Info: Call 971-227-8354 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Website: www.hulaaloha.org

Lakewood Theatre Company presents “Greater Tuna”: Through Aug. 18, Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 and 18. Tickets $32 adults, $30 seniors; discounts for students and groups. Info: 503-635-3901 or www.lakewood-center.org

Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro, 503-693-0401. Through Aug. 31: Featured artists Jose Smolensky, stylistic wood sculptures of walnut, yew & redwood; Gayle Pedemonte, oil paintings of the agricultural beauty of the area; Christy Perrine, pastel paintings depicting childhood memories. Reception 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Show also includes work by 30 additional artists and 13 on-site studios will be open during the reception. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Website: www.sequoiagallerystudios.org

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gallery 6 pdx: 131 N.E. Sixth Ave., Portland, 503-206-7280. Aug. 2 to Sept. 29: “Playing With a Full Deck,” a project billed as the largest collection of original art collaborations (collage and mixed media) using playing cards. Now in its third year, the project includes more than 238 participating artists and 2,000-plus playing cards. First Friday opening 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2. Gallery open Friday-Sunday noon-5 p.m. Off-hour viewings available; call 503-297-4262.

Portland SummerFest presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello”: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, Washington Park Amphitheater (adjacent to the International Rose Test Garden), and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Concordia University’s Campus Green (Concordia University Green Commons, 2811 N.E. Holman St., Portland). Free performances. Info: www.portlandsummerfest.org/

Movie Matinee — “Anna Karenina”: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland. Donations appreciated.

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Mt. Hood Jazz Festival presents Jazz On The Plaza: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Gresham’s Center for the Arts Plaza, 201 N.E. Hood Ave. (between Second and Third streets), historic downtown Gresham. Enjoy a day of jazz music by Dan Balmer with Go By Train, Stan Bock with New Tradition, vocalist Marilyn Keller, Thara Memory & student American Music Program plus Carl Saunders with Gary Hobbs Trio. The event closes with Soul Vaccination at 8:45 p.m. Food vendors, artisans and a beer/wine garden. Admission $10, children under 12 free. Info: mthoodjazz.org

West Linn Fine Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Marylhurst University campus on Highway 43 (between Lake Oswego and West Linn). The 14th annual festival moves to a new location and features more than 90 booths of original artwork in all media. Parking available all over the Marylhurst campus, with a free shuttle bus. Details online at www.westlinnartsfestival.org

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Blood pressure clinic: 9:45-11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Provided by volnteer nurses. No appointment needed, no fee. Clinics repeated Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Friday, Aug. 23, same time.

SAGE Field Trip — Labyrinth Walk: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 5, sponsored by SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders, formerly Gay & Grey). Program assistant Scott Winters will lead a labyrinth walk at First Christian Church. Open to folks of all beliefs and to all seekers. A van will be provided from Friendly House. RSVP to Lauren at 503-224-2640. SAGE info: 503-224-2640; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.friendlyhouseinc.org; https://www.facebook.com/gayandgreypdx

Songwriter Circle presents Cal Scott and Richard Moore: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, O'Connor's Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Multnomah Village in Portland. With special guests Matty Charles, Gary Furlow and Avery Hill. Tickets are $12 in advance from songwritersaugust5.brownpapertickets.com or $15 at the door. More information from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Brown Bag Medication Review: By appointment from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Bring your medications (prescriptions, over-the-counter, supplements) in a brown bag for a one-on-one hourlong session with a Breckinridge School of Nursing student. Free; donations to the senior center appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

Foot care clinic: Starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 (repeats Tuesday, Aug. 20), The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Fee: $30. Appointment necessary; call the center. Must be 60 or older or a person with a disability. Bring basin and two towels to your appointment.

Senior law clinic: Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 (repeats Tuesday, Aug. 20), The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Volunteer elder law attorneys provide up to a half-hour consulation on legal issues related to seniors. No fee, but donations appreciated. For an appointment, call Abby Kennedy, 503-653-8100.

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Caregiver Stress and Ways to Avoid Burnoput: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Seminar for anyone who is caring for an elderly person, be it a parent, other relative or friend.

Diabetes Support and Education Group: 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100.

PCPA Noontime Showcase presents Festival Brass: Noon Wednesday, Aug. 7, outdoors at Southwest Main Street at Broadway next to Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Series of free performances continue through Aug. 28. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Info: www.pcpa.com/events/noontime-showcase-festival-brass

Prime Timers Dining Club: Wednesday, Aug. 7, Francis Xavier's Restaurant, 1933 N.E. 181st Ave. (1 block north of Halsey), Portland. Single adults 50 and older are welcome. Social time at 6 p.m. followed by ordering from a special dinner menu at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: Call Pat at 503-936-5861 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Website: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com

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CoHo Productions presents “Licking Batteries”: Aug. 9-31, CoHo Productions, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., Portland. A world premiere play written by Drammy-award winning playwright Ellen Margolis. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and and Sunday $25, or $20 for students, educators, and ages 60 and older. Thursday performances are pay-what-you-will. Tickets purchased though CoHo Productions, at www.cohoproductions.org or through www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=235745

Movie Matinee — “Anna Karenina”: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1; enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2. Movie shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Aug. 16.

SAGE Metro Portland Summer BBQ: Noon-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave. (at Thurman Street), Portland. Join SAGE Metro Portland (formerly Gay & Grey) for one of its biggest events of the year. Food, music, raffle prizes and a chance to see old and new friends. SAGE info: 503-224-2640; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.friendlyhouseinc.org; https://www.facebook.com/gayandgreypdx

William Byrd Festival: Friday, Aug. 9, to Sunday, Aug. 25, at St. Stephen’s Church, 1112 S.E. 41st Ave., Portland; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave., Portland; and Holy Rosary Church, 37 N.E. Clackamas St., Portland. The 16th annual festival celebrating the choral music of English Renaissance composer William Byrd features six public lectures, six liturgical services and three concerts, including Cantores in Ecclesia, conducted by Mark Williams, director of music, Jesus College, Cambridge. Tickets sold at the door or in advance for the 7:30 p.m. concerts Aug. 9 and 25; $20 general admission, $15 seniors and students. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: Dean Applegate, 971-227-8740, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.byrdfestival.org.

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Art on Broadway Gallery: 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton, 503-601-3300. Reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, for “Kumi Pickford and Associates,” paintings by pastel instructor Pickford and her students Marlene Adams, Marcia McCreight, Terry Woloschuk, Carol McGill, Dolores South and Linda Evans-Rigney. Show continues through Aug. 31. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Website: artonbroadway.net

Original Practice Shakespeare presents Comedie of Errors”: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, Post 5 Theatre, Northeast Oregon Street at Northeast 81st Avenue (off Highway 213), Portland Free. Info: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , visit www.opsfest.org or call 503-479-5677.

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Mahrajan Arab Festival: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Portland Community College-Sylvania campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave., Portland. Hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon. Arabic food, music, dancing, artifacts, art, and more. All are welcome, especially those looking to learn about, and experience, Arab culture.

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Brain Games: 10:30-11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Interactive class to exercise your “mental muscle.”

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Advanced E-Marketing: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. The Northwest Writers & Publishers Association presents a class on “ebook marketing for the truly motivated.” Admission $10 for guests, $5 for guests of NWPA members, free for NWPA members and students under 18. Info: www.tualatinoregon.gov/library, northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com

Beaverton Historical Society monthly presentation: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Free. Program: Dana McCullough and Phil Brown will talk about the Hillsboro Airport History Project. Free; donations to the Beaverton Historical Society are appreciated. Beaverton History Center is open Tuesday and Thursday noon to 4 p.m. Info: 503-430-0106, website HistoricBeaverton.org

SHIBA Medicare 101: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. An overview of Medicare benefits, eligibility requirements, enrollment periods, and Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Certified counselors from SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) will answer questions afterward.

What's New About Nutrition? 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 13, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Presentation by students from Breckinridge School of Nursing; partricipants also will enjoy a nutritious meal prepared by the students. Free; donations to the senior center appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

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Mask & Mirror Community Theatre free public play reading and discussion: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. The troupe will read “Held Up at the Office” by Fred Cooprider, a Tualatin resident and award-winning playwright. Language and content is family friendly, but probably best suited for middle-schoolers and above. The public is invited to listen, join the discussion after the readings, or to volunteer to read one of the roles by contacting Pat Romans @ 503-524-2058. Website: www.MaskAndMirror.com

PCPA Noontime Showcase presents Zimba! Noon Wednesday, Aug. 14, outdoors at Southwest Main Street at Broadway next to Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Series of free performances continue through Aug. 28. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Info: www.pcpa.com/events/noontime-showcase-zimba

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Bridging Life Transitions, a Conversation on Aging: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road in Tualatin. Join other older adults for a Conversation on Bridging Life Transitions, offered by the nonprofit organization VIEWS. Everyone’s life includes transitions. As older adults, we want to manage these transitions effectively while remaining as independent as possible. Explore ways to cope using a lifetime of strengths and learned skills. Have a chance to talk about some of your concerns. Call the event site at 503-691-3061 for free registration.

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Original Practice Shakespeare presents Macbeth”: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Post 5 Theatre, Northeast Oregon Street at Northeast 81st Avenue (off Highway 213), Portland. Free. Info: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , visit www.opsfest.org or call 503-479-5677.

Pre-planning: Organizing Your Vital Information: 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St., Portland. Ryan Pinkham from Lincoln Memorial Park Memorial Home will discuss end-of-life preplanning and share ideas on how to collect and organize vital information. Free; donations to the Hollywood Senior Center appreciated. Register at the Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303.

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Northwest Oboe Seminar recital: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Event will feature the participants of the daylong seminar in solo and varied ensemble performances, including the group's traditional rousing group finale with instruments of the double reed family. Seminar guest Daniel Stolper will perform, and he and Seminar Director Victoria Racz will perform together. Admission $10; tickets sold at the door. Info: 1-360-696-4084 or 1-888-627-8788. Website: www.oregonchamberplayers.org/OboeSeminar

Original Practice Shakespeare presents “Comedie of Errors”: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, Marylhurst University, Highway 43 between Lake Oswego and West Linn. Free. Info: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , visit www.opsfest.org or call 503-479-5677.

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Conversation on Aging — Talking With Your Doctor: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 19, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Led by VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors). Call Abby Kennedy at Milwaukie Center for more info.

Social Media Monday: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City. Ever wonder what’s so social about social media? Dying to understand the buzz about Twitter? Get your questions answered. If you have a laptop or other digital device you’d like to practice on, please bring it. For more info about the library and other events call 503-657-8269 or visit www.orcity.org/library.

Talking with Your Doctor, a Conversation on Aging: 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 19, Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Offered by the nonprofit organization VIEWS. Have you ever been anxious or frustrated by a doctor’s visit in which your needs were not met? Are you in charge of your health care? Let’s talk about what it would take to feel that you and your doctor are part of the same team. Come see how helpful discussion with peers can be. Call the Milwaukie Center Social Services at 503-653-8100 for free registration.

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Learn About Medicare Cuts: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. A representative from the Alliance of Retired Citizens will discuss and answer questions about the impact of cuts in Medicare benefits. Free; donations to the center are appreciated. Registration required; call or visit the senior center.

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PCPA Noontime Showcase presents Marti Mendenhall: Noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, outdoors at Southwest Main Street at Broadway next to Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Series of free performances continue through Aug. 28. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Info: www.pcpa.com/events/noontime-showcase-marti-mendenhall

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A-WOL Dance Collective: 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 22-25 (doors open at 7:30), Mary S. Young Park, Highway 43 in West Linn (2 miles north of I-205 and 2 miles south of Marylhurst University). The group presents its annual ART in the DARK show, “One Shy of Ten: The Intangible Dimension,” featuring aerial dance in a unique setting — suspended from treets in the park. Tickets $10 to $30. Info: 503-351-5182, awol2013dark.eventbrite.com or www.awoldance.org

Energy conservation and assistance: 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday, Aug. 22, The Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie, 503-653-8100. Jan Croeni, Clackamas County energy assistance program, will provide info on the 2013 Oregon energy assistance summer program for PGE customers who have not previously received any energy assistance.

Men's Caregiver Support Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 (fourth Thursday of every month), Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Building 2, second floor, above Devers Eye Clinic, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Portland. Led by Howard Shapiro, for men who are caring for their wives or other family members through various health conditions,such as cancer, stroke, heart or dementia. Listen and share the challenges of being a male caregiver. Free; 503-413-8791, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Movie Matinee “Robot and Frank”: 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, 503-288-8303. Suggested donation $1; enjoy pizza, salad and soft drink for $2. Movie shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. Aug. 30.

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Classic and custom car show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, The Oregon Garden, outside Silverton. Seventh annual show comes to the 80-acre garden, featuring valuable classic and custom automobiles from private collectors throughout the Northwest, along with displays, live music, beer, wine and food, and a raffle. Admission to the car show is included with garden admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors ages 60-plus, $8 students ages 12-17, $5 ages 5 to 11, free to ages 4 and under and to Oregon Garden members. Car show registrations are accepted through the day of the event. Info: 503-874-8100.

Meet actress/author Lara Parker: 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, Barnes & Noble, Bridgeport Village, 7227 S.W. Bridgeport Road, Tigard, 503-431-7575. Join Parker, who played Angelique in the late-1960s TV soap “Dark Shadows,” for a reading and discussion of her new book “Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising.”

Original Practice Shakespeare presents “Comedie of Errors”: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Mt. Tabor Park (next to the basketball court on Southeast Salmon Way east of Southeast 60th Avenue), Portland. Free. Info: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , visit www.opsfest.org or call 503-479-5677.

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PCPA Noontime Showcase presents Train River: Noon Wednesday, Aug. 28, outdoors at Southwest Main Street at Broadway next to Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Final concert in summer series of free performances. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Info: www.pcpa.com/events/noontime-showcase-train-river

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Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections: Aug. 31 to Dec. 22, Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 700 State St., Salem. A showcase of 64 ancient works, created thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” and will be the sole venue for this important collection of cultural treasures. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. General admission $3, seniors and students pay $2, children under 12 admitted free; admission is free on Tuesdays. Info: Call 503-370-6855 or visit willamette.edu/arts/hfma.