by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Susie and the Sidecars will perform Friday at noon at Millennium Plaza Park.

Watch a movie in the park

West Linn

Aug. 24 — “Kung Fu Panda 2” (PG) at Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road

Lake Oswego

Aug. 23 — “Dolphin Tale” at Millennium Plaza Park

Aug. 26 — “Irish Jam” and “Michael Collins” at Maher’s Irish Pub, 5 and 7 p.m.

Catch a summer concert

Aug. 23 — Summer Youth Symphony with conductor Lajos Balogh at Marylhurst University from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Aug. 23 — West Linn’s Music in the Park concert series presents Aaron Meyer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tanner Creek Park. Next week: Gretchen Mitchell

Aug. 24 — Summer Splash concerts continue with Susie and the Sidecars from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park

Susie and the Sidecars

The seeds for Susie and the Sidecars were sown way back when gas was cheap enough that ordinary mortals could afford road trips. Susie herself logged thousands of miles in the backseat of, well, a Volvo wagon (she did grow up in Portland) with her dad, listening intently to the oldies station as the sounds of the '50s and '60s embedded into her ear indelibly.

A few decades later, after earning a degree in playing the flute, nurturing a mild obsession for automobiles, experimenting with the saxophone and marrying guitarist David Langenes, Susie finally formed a band that could play not only the standards of the '30s and '40s she grew up hearing sung by her grandmother (a professional big band singer), but also — and especially — the harder-rocking ear candy from the subsequent era of rockabilly, girl groups and doo-wop harmony bands. The result: Susie and the Sidecars, a band with a broad stylistic palette of timeless mid-century American music with intergenerational appeal and a penchant for having the most fun possible.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few perform Sunday at 6 p.m. at    Millennium Plaza Park.

Aug. 26 — Moonlight Music series continues with Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park

Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few

Performing an exciting and up-tempo mix of traditional Celtic songs and instrumental music, Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few are the rare combination of stellar musicianship and high energy.

Irish flute player and singer Araki is the quintessential world music musician. He has performed around the world with music groups such as the Juno Award-winning Paperboys, The Casey Neill Trio and K.M.R.I.A, Portland's all-star tribute to the Pogues. He has played with the Seattle Symphony and University of Washington Wind Ensemble and is featured on more than a dozen recordings and soundtracks, from feature films and documentaries to popular video games. He is a favorite performer at festivals across the United States, from the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle to the Milwaukee Irish Festival, to Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts perform Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Westlake Park.

Aug. 29 — The Sounds of Summer concerts continue with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Lake Park.

Starting as a party gag in 1978, Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts have become one of the most popular bands to perform the classic hits from the '50s and '60s. The Lugnuts' fame spread beyond the Pacific Northwest, dazzling audiences from Washington state to Washington, D.C. Their performances have been enthusiastically received at corporate parties, civic celebrations, fairs, fundraisers, concert halls, conventions and televised events.

Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts have shared the stage with many national acts including Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, the Righteous Brothers, the Mamas and the Papas, Three Dog Night, Jan and Dean, Johnny Rivers, Rick Nelson, The Ventures and Paul Revere and the Raiders. They toured the Far East with stops in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. The Lugnuts played for the Oakland A's at the opening game and were invited by Nike to perform for a special party at the close of the Los Angeles Olympics. Each year the list continues to grow.

A Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts show is a toe-tappin' tour of the golden era of rock 'n' roll as they play tributes to such legendary artists as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Supremes.

Sept. 2 — Hear the Portland Festival Symphony play under the direction of Lajos Balogh, conductor, at 5 p.m. at Foothills Park.

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