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Cheney-Parr showing art at Sandy library

Lake Oswego artist Leslie Cheney-Parr is exhibiting her art inspired by "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" at Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. in Sandy through Sept. 1.

Attend Helvetia Culture Fest

The Helvetia community invites the public to attend Helvetia Culture Fest from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the barn at Pacific Crest Alapacas, 12995 N.W. Bishop Road in Helvetia. The event celebrates the Swiss and Native American cultures and features traditional tribal dances by the Painted Sky Dance Company and music by Folsom Band. Food and beverages, pie walks, face painting and more are planned. Admission is $10 for those 18 and older; children are admitted free of charge. For more information and to get tickets, visit helvetiaculturefest.org or call 503-647-5334.

Local comedians to entertain at Show/Show

“Show/Show,” a new comedy showcase featuring top comedians, will be held Aug. 11 at the Alberta Rose Theatre, in tandem with “The Hoofnagle Tapes.”

“Show/Show” will feature Jason Traeger, Bri Pruett, Curtis Cook and Gabe Dinger with animations by Pacific Northwest College of Art students and Portland's animation community. “The Hoofnagle Tapes” is a curated walk through a home video of independent animator and comedian Erik Hoofnagle and his family.

Admission is $15, $12 for students; tickets are available at the door or online at albertarosetheatre.com.

The theater is located at 3000 N.E. Alberta St., Portland.

Plan to attend Iranian Festival Aug. 6

The 17th-annual Iranian Festival showcases the values and traditions of Persian arts, culture and heritage.

And, the goal is to keep this vibrant culture flourishing. The event will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Portland State University Park Blocks, 1949 S.W. Park Ave. in Portland. The festival is sponsored by the Andisheh Center, whose mission is to build a bridge among communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington by celebrating the Iranian-American heritage through arts, culture and literature.

Organizers claim this year’s festival is “bigger and better than ever,” with more performances, more food, and more vendors. Attendees can enjoy live music and dance performances, view classic Persian carpets and authentic outfits and taste traditional Persian food and desserts. There also will be interactive activities for children, such as face painting, storytelling, balloon art and animal exhibits from the Oregon Zoo.

Admission is free; canned food donations to the Oregon Food Bank are encouraged.

For more information, visit andisheh.org.

Ten Grands on the Green set for July 31

Michael Allen Harrison's Ten Grands on the Green will be presented July 31 at The Reserve Vineyard and Golf Club, 4805 S.W. 229th Ave., Aloha. Onstage will be 10 of the most accomplished pianists in the world performing a variety of music arranged by Harrison, a pianist and golf fan. Guest performances by young musical prodigies will also be included. Tickets are $49 for reserved seating, $29 for general admission adult and $10 for general admission youth. Bring your own seating. Order tickets online at tengrandsonthegreen.com. Gates open at 4 p.m., the concert runs from 6-8:30 p.m.

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