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This weeks concerts and movies


Watch a movie in the park

The city of West Linn offers free movies on Friday evenings at different city parks during July and August. Movies start at dusk, and families are welcome to enjoy picnics, popcorn and movies.

July 13’s movie is “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol," rated PG 13. View it at Hammerle Park, located at 1505 Lewis St.

Lake Oswego’s Movies in the Park begins July 19 with the showing of “Kung Fu Panda 2” at Millennium Plaza Park. Bring your blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Movies begin at dusk.

Catch a summer concert

Bridgeport Village’s concert today starts at 6:30 p.m. and features the sounds of Hit Explosion.

The Summer Youth Symphony at Marylhurst University will begin at 7 p.m. today when Lajos Balogh conducts the all-youth symphony. Bring a picnic, sand chairs or a blanket and enjoy the music.

Friday’s Summer Splash concert at noon in Millennium Plaza Park will feature the sounds of the Bart Hafeman Trio playing vocal-driven pop rock.

Bart Hafeman has years of musical experience ranging from owning his own recording studio to singing lead vocals for the NW favorite cover band, Hit Machine. All that experience is now coming out in new original songs. Lyrically and musically, Hafeman is singing songs about life and love. Recently, for a show at the Sleep Country Amphitheater, Hafeman was chosen along with Hit Machine to open for REO Speedwagon.

Hafeman's performances offer a full range of musical emotions from soothing yet powerful vocal balladry to engaging melodic pop songs. His experience and prowess provide him the opportunity to wow you with the most familiar of cover tunes as well as the most artful delivery of his originals. Hafeman's performances are not soon forgotten and will always leave you wanting to see more.

Tryon Creek State Park's Forest Music Series on Saturday will feature the Sweet Thunder Jazz Quartet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m

Sunday’s Moonlight Music concert at 6 p.m. in Millennium Plaza Park will feature flamenco guitar music of Todd Haaby.

Over the past several years, nuevo flamenco guitarist Todd Haaby and his Latin group, Sola Via, have gone from playing small cafes and upscale restaurants to becoming one of the most sought after talents on the West Coast, performing to sold out shows at some of the most prestigious resorts and wineries and booking a year in advance as the headlining act for numerous summer music festivals, theaters and concert halls.

Adding to his resume, in the last six months, Haaby has appeared on ABC, NBC and has been a featured artist on National Public Radio.

For more information, visit toddhaabymusic.com

On Wednesday, enjoy the Sounds of Summer concert at Foothills Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Carson Henley and Tess Henley will present their fresh, energetic original soul music. She won Budweiser’s Superfest Contest to open for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton and take home $30,000. He wrote and recorded an album in less than 100 hours with Grammy-winning engineers. Collectively, Tess Henley and Carson Henley have performed for the NFL’s Seahawks, with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, Allen Stone, Javier Colon, Elle King, Javier Dunn and more.

Striving to write lasting music, Tess reminds us of why we love Stevie Wonder, The Jacksons and old school soul. An awarded finalist in the 2011 John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, Tess strives to write musically rich songs like those of her childhood inspirations.

Carson’s raw style has a vibe of rock and soul music from the '60s. His live shows have drawn sold out crowds in the Pacific Northwest, and he was recently invited to sing with the Seattle Rock Orchestra for their Stevie Wonder Tribute. While his musical genre is similar to James Morrison, Adele and Maroon 5, Carson’s shows conjure up visions of piano rockers from the past.