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Music, movies for all ages

This week's summer concerts and movies include:


Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Classic rock violinist Aaron Meyer will present a concert Sunday at Millennium Plaza Park.

The summer outdoor concerts in the park are still pouring music into the open air, so pack your picnic, blankets or low sand chairs and head out to enjoy free entertainment. Outdoor movies and plays are also part of the fun.

This week’s lineup of free entertainment includes lots of music:

Aug. 7

West Linn’s Music in the Park series continues with Hit Machine, 6:30 p.m., Tanner Creek Park, 3456 Parker Road, West Linn. An Aug. 14 concert features Tyler Stenson.

Aug. 8, 9 and 10

“The Would-Be Gentleman,” Masque Alfresco will perform Moliere’s Commedia dell’arte Satire at 7 p.m. at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St. Lake Oswego, on the lawn in front of the iron admission is free though the hat will be passed at the end of the show to defray expenses.

The show continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Aug. 24. Shows are appropriate for the whole family.

Aug. 8

Summer on the Green, 7 p.m. at the Lajos Balogh Performance Shell on the Marylhurst University campus at 17600 Pacific Highway, features Pepe and the Bottle Blondes.

Aug. 10

Moonlight and Music, 6 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., features classic rock violinist Aaron Meyer.

Meyer performs cutting edge original music combining world, progressive rock and contemporary classical styles of music with his 6-piece rock orchestra featuring guitarist Tim Ellis.

Classically trained at 5 years old, Meyer debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 11, and subsequently has soloed with major international symphony orchestras including The Oregon Symphony and The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Thailand.

Meyer has worked with vastly contrasting artists such as Pink Martini, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and performed for His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.

Aug. 13

Sounds of Summer, 7 p.m. Westlake Park, 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego features Boyd Small’s Blues Showcase featuring Terry Robb, Peter Dammann, Monti Amundson, Carlton Jackson and David Kahl playing rhythm and blues.

Boyd Small and group will play the blues Wednesday at Westlake Park in Lake Oswego.

Frontman Boyd Small was a local hero in the Portland area as singer/drummer of the Terraplanes for 11 years.

After touring Europe with Monti Amundson in 1997 he moved to Amsterdam and co-founded Amsterdam based alternative roots and modern blues label “Cool Buzz.”

Besides doing shows with his band throughout Europe in the last few years Boyd Small has worked with Black and Tan recording artists such as Byther Smith (Chicago, Ill.), Big George Jackson (Chicago, Ill.) and Billy Jones (Arkansas) doing what he does best, playing drums and singing.

Movies in the Park also on tap:

Aug. 7 - “The Karate Kid” (2010, rated PG) will be shown during Lake Oswego’s Movies in the Park at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs. Show starts at dusk, approximately 8:30 to 9 p.m. Come early for the best seating. Movie for Aug. 15 is “Miracle,” same time, same place.

Aug. 8 - West Linn’s Movies in the Park series continues with a screening of “Iron Man 3” at 8:30 p.m. at Willamette Park, 1100 12th St., West Linn.

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