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Library’s First Tuesday Music series features Balmer

The Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library will present jazz guitarist Dan Balmer in its First Tuesday Music Series at 7 p.m. May 3 at the library, located at 706 Fourth St. The performance is free and open to the public.

Rebecca Kilgore, Greta Matassa singing at Lake Cafe

Northwest jazz vocalists Greta Matassa and Rebecca Kilgore will appear together in a special performance May 2 at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St. in Lake Oswego. Tickets are $20 and VIP tables for four up front are $100; purchase online at www.laketheatercafe.com/#music-mondays. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day by remembering Emma Wagner Giesy

Old Aurora Colony Museum is celebrating the life of Emma Wagner Giesy, once a pregnant 19-year-old in the wilderness of the Washington Territory with “grizzled scouts” and a 20-year-older husband for company, with “Remembering Emma: A Tea Party in Four Acts” on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. Award-winning writer Jane Kirkpatrick, who’s fictionalized Emma’s story in her book “A Clearing in the Wild,” offers a book-signing. Tickets and more information can be found for the Mother’s Day event online at auroracolony.org. The museum is 15018 Second St. NE, Aurora.

Wilsonville Garden Club holding plant sale

The Wilsonville Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale beginning at 9 a.m. May 7 at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. A large assortment of hanging baskets, plants and yard art will be for sale and all proceeds are used for horticulture scholarships.

Funhouse Lounge presents ‘Game of Songs’

The Funhouse Improvisers portray the characters you know and love in all new, made-up-on-the-spot parody episodes of “Game of Thrones.” Based on audience suggestions, every night is different and hilarious, and they do it as a musical, complete with a live accompanist. 

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays May 5 through June 4. Tickets are available online for $12 and at the door for $16. Thursday shows are “pay what you want” as long as tickets are available.The Funhouse Lounge is located at 2432 S.E. 11th Ave. in Portland.

Rosalyn Kloit’s ‘Verticality’ at Village Gallery

Lake Oswego artist Rosalyn Kloit has a solo art exhibit of new works titled “Verticality” at Village Frame and Gallery, 7808 S.W. Capitol Highway in Portland running May 5-30. An opening reception will be held 6-9 p.m. May 6.

See ‘funny men with felt hats, big cigars’

Portland’s All American Magic Theatre will present “The Great Comedians: Those Felt Hat and Big Cigar Funny Men,” at 3 p.m. April 30 and May 1 at 9994 S.E. Washington St., Portland. Actor Brad Sinn will bring to life 23 classic comedians in his one-man, family-oriented show. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and kids and can be purchased online at magicpdx.com or by calling the box office at 503-995-7379.

May 1 is Children’s Day at Japanese Garden

May 1 local families have a unique opportunity to experience the traditional Kodomo no hi, or Children’s Day, at the Portland Japanese Garden from 10 a.m.-noon. Throughout the garden, children can try on cotton yukata and experience a taste of tea service, hear a Taiko drum performance and view koi. For more information, visit japanesegarden.com. The Japanese Garden is located at 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland.

Sign up now for Classic Boat, Car show

The Columbia Willamette chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) invites all vintage boating enthusiasts to attend the 17th-annual Classic Boat Show in Lake Oswego Aug. 26 through 28. The show is sponsored by the Oswego Heritage Council, and offers three venues. Cruisers and a restored World War II PT boat are shown on the Willamette River; small boats and runabouts are shown on Oswego Lake and collector cars are displayed in George Rogers Park, 611 N. State St.

The festivities include a reception for all boat display registrants on Friday evening, a steak and salmon dinner at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., on Saturday and an award ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Dock space is limited so those wishing to display boats are encouraged to register early online at www.oswegoheritage.org/events/carandboatshow. The registration fee for ACBS members is $10 per boat. Reservations for the Saturday dinner are $30 per person. Fees can be paid via a secure PayPal transaction.

For more information, email Mike Stevens at mahoganyrunaboutrentals@gmail.com.

More dance classes begin May 5

Dave and Jody Crandell continue Thursday night dance instruction May 5 with beginning waltz and intermediate lindy hop swing classes at 7 and 8:15 p.m. at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road. Cost is $45 per person for each four-week session. To register, call West Linn Parks and Recreation at 503-557-4700.

Trudy’s Living Room showing student art

Trudy’s Living Room, located at 9740 S.W. Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville, will host its monthly art show from 5-8 p.m. May 5. The show will feature art of graduating high school students. Refreshments will be served.