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Hillsboro Downtown Calendar

Through Dec. 23

Bag&Baggage Productions presents its third and final of KBNB’s tribute to holiday silliness, with “A KBNB Kristmas Karol.” Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays at the Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro. More information and tickets online at bagnbaggage.org. Bag&Baggage is partnering with The Backpack Project, a nonprofit organization based in Hillsboro that provides food assistance to economically disadvantage families during the holidays. B&B asks all patrons to bring a donation of food (particularly peanut butter, dry cereal, or canned fruit) with them to the performance.

Nov. 27

For the love of LEGO. The Washington County Museum opens the LEGO exhibit, for the young and young at heart. Find out the mathematics behind LEGO, and enjoy the many fascinating brick creations from PortLug, the Portland LEGO User Group. LEGO lovers young and old can add to the display by building their own works of art to exhibit. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 27th. Tickets $6 adults; $4 for seniors, youth, active military. 120 E. Main St. WashingtonCountyMuseum.org.

Dec. 1

First Tuesday. Galleries and shops keep their doors open late for the opening of art exhibits downtown. Live music and refreshments. Check out Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Colours, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Summa Real Estate 5 to 7 p.m.

Dec. 5

Washington County Museum offers Scout Day, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cub Scouts are invited to learn about local history while fulfilling scouting requirements. Tigers, Wolves and Bears will rotate through hands-on stations to complete badge work specific to their goals. Registration required. $6 per scout and sibling. WashingtonCountyMuseum.org.

Every Friday

Share your talents. Influence Music Hall hosts open mic night every Friday, 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Dec. 11

Patrick Ball: Legends of the Celtic Harp will play the Walters Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Three of the premier Celtic harpists in the world—Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter—come together to present “A Winter Gift,” a beautiful collection of Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music. 527 East Main St. Tickets $22 advance, $25 day of show. Brownpapertickets.com

Dec. 18

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra gives eclectic and unique performances that highlight the historically-rich and dynamic sounds of the mandolin family and revive the beauty and popular impact of this turn-of-the-century art form. The holiday program will include Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” Mendelssohn’s “Christmas Suite” and swinging holiday favorites. The concert will feature special guest Jordan Ramsey, known for his talents in cross picking. Walters Cultural Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show at brownpapertickets.com.


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