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Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Through Sept. 3. 'A Focus on Black and White,' by ceramic artist Kris Paul and photographer Willy Paul. Art on Broadway continues its popular Breakfast in The Gallery series where the public is invited to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast (one Saturday each month through October). This month, Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Rae Campbell demonstrates fused glass.The September breakfast and demonstration will be on Sept. 10.
SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC WORKS IN LOCAL MOVIE THEATER - At Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave. Thursday, Aug. 18: 'Henry IV Part 2.' Thursday, Sept. 15: 'Henry VIII.' Each performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at box office and online at FathomEvents.com.
CURTIS SALGADO HEADLINES THPRD CONCERT FINALE - At the park district's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 158th and Walker Road, Beaverton. Saturday, Aug. 13. Gates open at 5 p.m. The THPRD will close its 2011 seasonal entertainment series with a first-ever 'Summer Celebration Concert,' featuring legendary Portland blues and soul singer Curtis Salgado. Special pre-concert music featuring the swinging Latin jazz sounds of the Bobby Torres Ensemble will begin at 6 p.m., followed by The Curtis Salgado Big Band at 7:30 p.m. In another first, the concert is a date-night event, geared for couples and adults. Food and alcohol will be for sale, but no alcohol will be allowed from the outside.
SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE - At Tigard library. Friday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Performance by renowned veena player Sreevidhya Chandramouli. Veena is a South Indian stringed instrument in the lute family, with roots going back more than 3,000 years. Chandramouli, who trained with her mother, belongs to a tradition of veena players dating back 10 generations. She has performed at the Kennedy Center and in prestigious concert events in India. Her family will accompany her on mridangam, a double-headed drum. Free event. Info: 503-718-2517.
BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE 2011 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - Under the gazebo in center of Bridgeport Village. Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Seventh concert in Summer Concert Series presented by Audi. Free performance by GruVbox. Formed in 1998, GruVbox puts on high-energy, interactive performances featuring a variety of music. Taking place every Thursday through Aug. 25, the free concerts also feature a wine and beer garden, food, reserved seating and a large children's play area. A portion of food and drink sales from the concerts series will be donated to The Foundation for Tigard-Tualatin Schools Bridging the Gap campaign. Local youth acts from the Tigard-Tualatin School District will warm up the crowd every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The final concert on Thursday, Aug. 25, will feature The Beatnicks.
ISING COMMUNITY CHOIR LOOKING FOR SINGERS - At Bethel UCC, 5150 S.W. Watson Ave., Beaverton. The choir, which performs a wide variety of musical literature, is looking for new singers, specifically for tenors, but there may be other openings. A Prospective Singers Meeting will take place on Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel UCC. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings. Choir seasons are September through early December and January through May. All concerts benefit local charities. For more info: call Gregory, 971-570-3981. Web site: isingchoir.org.
'FOOLS IN PARADISE' - At Cedar Mill library. Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. An eclectic six-person group performing a variety of African instruments. This is the final concert in the library's Adult Summer Reading Program. Weather permitting, the concert will be held outside in the plaza near the Libertine Deli.
GUITARIST DORIAN MICHAEL - At Tigard library. Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Free concert by Michael, who plays an eclectic mix of acoustic guitar instrumentals and blues vocals, and a wide variety of original and traditional tunes.
'THE MISER' - Masque Alfresco presents Moliere's comedy Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the following theaters: Aug. 12-14 at Bagley Park, 2001 N.E. Jackson, Hillsboro; Aug. 20-21 and Aug. 27-28 on Beaverton Library lawn, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. (at Hall Boulevard). Admission is free, and hat is passed at end of show.
'THE FROG PRINCE' - The Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents the children's musical at the Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard, Aug. 11-13. All tickets, $8, may be purchased by calling box office, 503-620-5262, or online at broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose's Title sponsor is Platt Electric Supply.
'THE TEMPEST' or 'THE ENCHANTED ISLE' - At Tom Hughes Civic Theater Plaza in downtown Hillsboro. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11, 12 and 13. American premier of one of the most popular scripts from the English Restoration. Recommended for ages 15 and up. All tickets $14. For tickets: bagnbaggage.org or visit the Venetian Theatre box office, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro, in person, Monday-Friday between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
'BOEING-BOEING' - The Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego (368 S. State St., 503-635-3901) presents the Portland-area premiere of the comedy by Marc Camoletti, translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Through Aug. 21. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 21. Ticket prices: $28/adults; $25/seniors. Discounts available for groups and students. For tickets, call 503-635-3901 or order online at lakewood-center.org.
BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Friday, Aug. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. Children, ages 6-10, and accompanying adults, are welcomed for Magic Tree House Party, to celebrate the series with related crafts and games. Registration required: please call 503-350-3600. Mark Twain Movie Series. Every Friday, 2 p.m. Free and open to public. No registration required. The library is offering a resumé and cover letter for all job seekers on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. to learn 15 tips that will make your resumé great. No registration required. Call 503-350-5249. Chess players in grades 3-8 are invited throughout the summer to learn the rules or hone their skills against other players. The club meets 2 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of every month until Aug. 22. Registration required. Call 503-350-4001 to register grades 6-8 and 503-350-3600 to register grades 3-5.
BEAVERTON BOOK CORNER - On the corner of Fifth and Washington, near the Beaverton Library. Opened by the New Friends of the Beaverton Library and volunteers, the 'littte house on the corner' will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'Getting To Know You - Early Bookworm Specials' are planned each Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. At this time, 'bookworms' (customers) can buy one, get one free. Each Saturday there will is a special theme day for the bookworm sale. In August, the following days are: Aug. 13, crafts, photography, home improvement. Aug. 20, travel, home school, reference and sports. Aug. 27, books selected as 'Manager's Choice' and 'Volunteers Favorites.' Info: Paul Gunning, 503-524-1785.
BETHANY LIBRARY - Bethany summer concert. Fun crafts and activities for all ages. Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. All ages welcome.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - Second Edition storewide clearance sale. Ends Aug. 13. Fundraiser for the library at east end of library building. 503-644-6395. Teen Game Fest, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. Gaming fun with Wii, Xbox, Kinect, Super Smash Bros., Brawl, MarioKart, Rock Band 3 and Kinect Sports. Tournaments, snacks and prizes. Teens only. Scrapbook Club. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2-4 p.m. Work on your own project as you socialize and learn from each other. Adults only; newcomers welcome.
GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Summer reading at Washington County Cooperative Libaries for adults, children and teens. For more info or to sign up, visit wccls.org/srp.
TIGARD LIBRARY - Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Knitting and crocheting event. Experienced knitters and crochet enthusiasts will offer instruction and tips any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Tigard Knitting Guild and Always in Stitches, the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, will provide demonstrations, free instruction and displays of crocheted and knitted items in the Community Room. Free program open to both beginners and those with experience. Participants will also be eligible to win prizes. Info: 513-718-2517. Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. Local author Cathy Lamb will discuss her newest novel 'First Day of the Rest of My Life.' After her program, she will sign copies of her book which will be for sale.
VEGAN COOKING CLASS - At Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14645 S.W. Davis Road, Beaverton. Monday, Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m. Class features sandwich and salad ideas. Samples available after demonstration. $5 donation. Call 503-646-9828.
CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES - At Village Home Education Resource Center. Campuses in Beaverton and Northeast Portland. 503-597-9100. villagehome.org. Classes begin the week of Sept. 12. Online registration began Aug. 9.
VILLAGE HOME-MAIN CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE - At Village Home Main Campus, 5150 S.W. Watson, Beaverton. 503-597-9100. A vibrant learning community designed especially for homeschool families. Sept. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. villagehome.org.
DOGGIE STRANGER DANGER - At Beaverton PETCO, 4037 117th Ave. 503-644-6558. A half-hour class for children to learn the tips and tricks to keeping safe around loose dogs. Bring backpack and something to sit on. Adult must be present for child to attend. Classes: Sunday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Also, Responsible Dog Ownership Day event at the the same location Saturday, Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m.
TIEN TAE JITSU SELF- DEFENSE CLASS - 8125 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Building 11, Parkside Business Center. Beaverton. Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. 90-minute seminar dealing specifically with the reality of college self-defense. Free community service-based event. Also, Bullies and Bad Guys workshop for children 8 and older (6-7 with permission) at the same location Thursday, Aug. 11. Sijou Eric Johnson, 503-544-9975; Sifu-313-3457; tientaejitsu.com; celenegreene.com
WESTERN DAYS BARBECUE AND POTLUCK - Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Post 158, 8635 S.W. Scoffins St., between Hall and Main Saturday, Aug. 13, noon-5 p.m. The public is invited to the barbecue which includes hot dogs and hamburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob, salads and desserts for $6. In addition, there will be chicken bingo, a cake walk, grab bags for $1, horseshoes, raffle tickets at six for $5, plus many door prizes. All proceeds will go to beneft veterans and their families. Call 503-625-5143.
CROSSROADS LECTURE - At Washington County Museum, PCC-Rock Creek Campus, 17677 N.W. Springville Road. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6-30-7:30 p.m. 'Oregon in the Civil War.' Steve Betschart of the Northwest Civil War Council presents highlights of the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry, basic military functions, some artifacts, the local political climate and Oregon Union status - and why it was important in the end. Admission: $3 per person. Visit WashingtonCountyMuseum.org.
THE TIGARD KNITTING GUILD - At Tigard Senior Center, 8815 S.W. Omara. Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. For any knitters who have had to slow down or quit due to arthritis in their hands or wrists. Charlotte Reiten, an occupational therapist specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation for 21 years, will focus on stretches, use of heat/ice, nerve flossing for symptom reduction, ergonomic position and posture, pacing techniques, activity modification and the use of splints as an aid to posture for the hand and/or write. Tigardknittingguild.org.
'THE BIG DAY CARS AND BOATS' COLLECTOR CAR AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW - On Sunday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., more than 250 collector cars at George Rogers Park Road and 40 classic boats docked in Lakewood Bay at the Lake Corp. docks (enter through the new Sundeleaf Park). Admission to the show is free and breakfast and lunch available for purchase from Lake Oswego Lions Club. On Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at Foothills Park, cheer on the second annual Water Ski Spectacular Show with skiers pulled by classic boats from the 1960s. Classic boat tour of Lake Oswego leaves Lake Corp. docks at 4 p.m. and heads back to Lake Grove Park and back.
LOVE INC BEAVERTON - At Merlo Station High School, 1841 S.W. Merlo Drive, Beaverton. Saturday, Aug. 20, 9.30-10 a.m. A community leaders preview of 'Packed with Love Event.' Fifth annual 'Packed with Love' event. With the support of community partnership, we plan to serve 800 sixth- through 12th-grade students in need with backpacks and supplies. RSVP to 503-336-5946.
OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW - Hillsboro. Aug. 19-21. Featuring The Patriots 6-Jet Team, military fighters, jet and parachuting demonstrations. Gates open Friday night at 6 p.m., and the skies come to life at 7 p.m. Festivities continue through Saturday and Sunday; gates open at 9 a.m. and overhead action begins at 10:45 a.m. For all levels of admission, advance ticket pricing available through Aug 12 online or by calling 503-389-3153. Regular pricing begins Saturday, Aug. 13. To puchase tickets online or for more information on performers, displays, directions and parking, visit oregonairshow.com.