Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton. Member artists' group show continues through Nov. 26.
VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE - The 29th annual event sponsored by Reser's and presented by the Beaverton Arts Commission ends on Nov. 13 at the Beaverton City Library during library hours. The event is free, and the art is for sale. Call 503-526-2379. Music in Small Spaces presents flute, viola and harp on Sunday, Nov. 13. Teen Art Show Nov. 17-23. Family Art Day. Presented by the Washington County Museum and Print Arts NW. Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Cedar Mill, has a holiday bazaar through Dec. 24, with new items added daily, all made by Portland-area artists, including cards, jewelry, paintings, mixed media, fused glass, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, silk scarves, tree ornaments and other Christmas-related handcrafted dolls and miniature holiday houses. Featured artist for November is Bonnie Tucker, who does bold and vibrant collage art. Deaf since infancy, Tucker's work focuses totally on sight and feeling. Call 503-644-8001 or visit villagegallleryarts.org.
MEMBER ARTISTS GROUP SHOW - Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton. As part of its Guest Artist Series, Art On Broadway Gallery hosts an exhibit of artwork by members of Portland Plein Air and Studio Painters. Free evening reception to honor the guest artists Saturday, Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m.The exhibit continues through Nov. 26. Call 503-601-3300.
GUITAR DUO PERFORMS AT TIGARD LIBRARY - Friday, Nov. 18, 7-8 p.m. Guitarists Barry Glick and Jim Putman will present 'A Unique Musical Conversation Between 2jazzguitars.' The free musical performance will be held in the Library Community Room.
RANDAL BAYS AND DAVEY MATHIAS - At the Community Celtic Concert off the Commons. In Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:45 p.m.) Presented by S and A Irish Entertainment. Cost: $15, $20 at the door. Pre-purchase at brownpapertickets.com.
CELTIC LUNCH HOUR CONCERT - At Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweet Drive, Tualatin. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Guest musician is Colleen Raney of Portland, who is among the best young Celtic singers of her generation. Special guest is Johnny Connolly, world-known accordion player. Cost: door only $10. Cash or check only for admission. Bring brown paper sack lunch. 503-691-2078.
BEAVERTON COMMUNITY BAND - A concert of band music, marches and show tunes is Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. at Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, 11695 S.W. Park Way (corner of Cedar Hills Boulevard and Park Way). Admission is free, and monetary donations for the Oregon Food Bank will be collected. Families are welcome. For more information, visit beavertoncommunityband.org.
'DECK THE HALL AND ALL THAT JAZZ' - Northwest Senior Theatre does its holiday show in November this year because of a scheduling conflict at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House. It's Nov. 16, 17, 18 and 19 (2 p.m. each day) at Alpenrose, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road. A $5 donation is appreciated, and lots of free parking available. The show will feature such holiday favorites as 'Jingle Bells,' 'Merry Christmas,' 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' plus some new ones like 'Zat You, Santa Claus?' and 'Sparklejollytinklejingle.' For more info, visit nwseniortheatre.org or call 503-227-2003.
THE GIFT OF MUSIC, A HOLIDAY CONCERT - At Deb Fennell Auditorium, Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road. Sunday, Dec. 11, 3-4:30 p.m. The Tualatin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Steve Heuser, will present a free holiday concert. The 65-member band will perform seasonal music, including a medley of traditional Hanukkah songs, the classic Vaughan Williams' 'Fantasia on Greensleeves,' some Christmas favorites, including Leroy Anderson's 'Sleigh Ride' and many more. For more info, visit tvcb.org.
'THE GREEN ROOM' - Mask and Mirror Community Theatre, new theater based in Tigard and Tualatin presents its first performances of 'The Green Room' by Peggy Glisson and directed by Gary Romans. This is an Oregon premiere comedy about theater life backstage. At 'The Stage,' Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. Adults/$12; seniors, students, active military members/$10; youth under 10/$5. MaskandMirror.com. Call 503-691-1779.
'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' - At Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. Westside Christian High School's unique stage production of 'Alice in Wonderland.' The production features live, original music by Michael Allen Harrison and aerial acrobatics from local dance troupe 'Do Jump!' Performances: Nov. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.; and Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at wchsonline.org or at the box office prior to each performance. To reserve group tickets (20 or more) phone 503-307-7474.
'SEUSSICAL' THE MUSICAL - In the Tualatin High School Auditorium. The Dr. Seuss tribute. Evening performances: Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon matinee: Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available in the TuHS main office for $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Babies 2 and younger are free. Tickets available at the door 35 minutes before each performance or at ttsd.k12.or.us. Call 503-431-5705.
'FOOTLIGHT FRENZY' - At PCC Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Avenue. Thursday, Nov. 10, Saturday, Nov. 12, and Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19, all at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performances at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Based on the book 'Fleeting Moment,' in which, in a desperate attempt to save its bankrupt School for Unusual Children, an inexperienced PTA group valiantly mounts an ambitious benefit play. The cast and crew includes students from Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Southeast and Southwest Portland. Tickets: $10/general admission; $8/for seniors, students and staff; $5 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets available at PCC Sylvania Bookstore or a half-hour before performance at the center. Call 971-722-4949.
'HAPPY HOLLANDAISE' - In Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents a British comedy that honors the holiday season with a mix of riotous confusion involving unraveling dinner plans, mistaken identity and hopes for a 'perfect' celebration. Nov. 25-Dec. 11. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/seniors; $5/youth (10 years and under). For more info and to purchase advance tickets, see beavertoncivictheatre.org or call 503-754-9866.
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS REVUE - At Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Avenue, Tigard. 'A Very Merry PDX-MAS' lovingly pokes fun at our 'evergreen' city with a mix of local humor and holiday heart. Songs include: 'PDX- MAS,' 'Carol of the Fans,' 'Joy to the 'Burbs' and 'The Re-Gifter's Lament,' plus many favorite holiday classics. Preview performance is Nov. 23, with opening night on Friday, Nov. 25, and performances continue through Dec.18. Evening performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sundays, and on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10, and 17. Tickets start at $28 for adults, with $20 tickets available for ages 6 to 25. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets visit broadwayrose.org or call the box office at 503.620.5262.
'TWELFE NIGHT' (Original spelling by William Shakespeare himself.) - At Tualatin High School Theater Department, which performs a comedy as originally presented during the holiday season more than 400 years ago by William Shakespeare. Performances start Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and continue on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be two 3:30 matinees: Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Wednesday, Dec. 7. The show also continues Thursday through Saturday nights on Dec. 8-10, at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8/adults; $7/students; $6/w:ASB; $5 for both matinees. Tickets can be purchased at the door. (Due to the play's complexity and mature nature, the show is not recommended for children under 13). Call 503-431-5701.
BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY -The library hosts free, informative computer classes open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays during November and December. All classes run from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Call: 503-350-5249. The Beaverton library will host a free workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., aimed at job hunters and presented by Dorothy Hannahill-Moran. No registration required. Call 503-621-9642.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - Second Edition Holiday Event. Saturday (Nov. 12), 1-4 p.m. Annual holiday open house. Festive fashions and jewelry for all ages. Refreshments. Nov. 13, 2-4 p.m. Work on your own projects and learn from each other. Newcomers welcome. Adults only. Owl Book Club. Friday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. Book selection: 'Our Lady of the Forest' by David Guterson. Writer's Mill.
SHERWOOD ARTISANS' BAZAAR - At the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 S.W. Sherwood Blvd. Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. An array of art, including paintings and drawings, fused glass, woodworking, prints, cards, jewelry, whimsical dolls, custom soaps and candles, textiles, pottery, photographs, ornaments and food art. Other events include children's face painting and Santa photographs (bring your own camera), music and raffles of many items. 503-625-5644.
PEANUT BUTTER AND PASTA FOOD DRIVE - At The Garden Corner, 21550 108th Ave., Tualatin. Through Sunday (Nov. 13). irst annual 'Peanut Butter and Pasta' food drive, All peanut butter and pasta donations will benefit the Tualatin School House Pantry, which currently, helps more than 600 families monthly. Bring donated items and receive $10 off with a purchase of $20 or more. This offer is not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. 503-885-1934,
FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS IN BEAVERTON - At Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd. Tuesday, Nov. 15, noon to 3 p.m. Individuals may take advantage of free, confidential memory screening as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer Foundation of America to promote proper detection of memory problems. A memory screening averages five to 10 minutes. Call 503-648-9565.
THE TIGARD KNITTING GUILD - Tigard Senior Center, 8815 S.W. Omara, Tigard. Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Twist Collective, an independent on-line magazine, focusing on knitting and the sister arts, presents a program and fashion show featuring knitted garments and accessories from its fall collection. Guests are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. tigardknittingguild.org.
McKAY ELEMENTARY HOLIDAY BAZAAR - Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The second annual McKay Holiday Bazaar is sponsored by the McKay Parent Teacher Club, a group of parents, guardians and staff who acquire funds for and facilitate programs, activities, supplies, equipment and other enhancements. The day will be filled with fun for the whole family with a variety of gifts, jewelry and holiday décor. Call Debbie Shaffer, 503-672-3545.
OUTERWEAR FOR OTHERS - Winter clothing drive now through Nov. 30. Dignity Memorial providers have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect new or gently-used coats and clothing. Drop boxes for donations may be found at the following: Pegg, Paxson and Springer Funeral Home, 4675 S.W. Watson in Beaverton; Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd., in Portland; Young's Funeral Home, 11831 S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard; National Cremation Service, 10260 S.W. Greenburg Road, Suite 412, in Portland.
BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET - Two Saturdays left to gather up the amazing bounty of harvest season in Oregon! And return for the special Harvest Market on Nov. 19, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to shop for the holiday season.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR - At Loughridge Farms, 13300 S.W. River Road, Hillsboro. (Look for the big red barn.) Nov. 16-27 and Dec. 1-11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 503-628-1286.
FREE 'HOLIDAY EXPRESS' EVENT - At Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. The church will celebrate the arrival of the Holiday Express Journey of Light, when 'everyone is welcome to get on board for this family event that prepares for the Christmas season,' says Pastor Adam Jackson. The free event. open to all ages, includes a train ride, Christmas crafts, a frun drama about getting ready for Christmas, and refreshments. Info: 503-646-2151 or visit bcc.org.
FREE PLAY NIGHTS FOR SMALL DOGS - At Doggie Daycare on Durham, 8104 S.W. Durham Road in Tigard. Weekly - Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Inside and outside play areas for dogs under 30 pounds. 'Come play - No cost - Just fun!' Event coordinator, Julie, 503-341-6723.
DOUGH FOR DOLLAR EVENT FOR LOCAL SCHOOL - This fundraising program is scheduled for the following school: Tuesday, Nov. 15, William Walker Elementary. Pizzicato Beaverton, 503-574-3115.