In case you have missed it- the City of Tualatin, Oregon has been providing residents and visitors great musical entertainment throughout the summer!
Concerts on the Commons is a free outdoor concert series with performances every Friday night in August. The concerts begin at 6:30 PM and end around 8:30 PM. Concerts on the Commons are held on the plaza near the lake at Tualatin Commons.
Bands of all genres including rhythm and blues, contemporary jazz, big band, bluegrass, salsa, reggae have been entertaining crowds all summer. So pack a pic-nic, a blanket, bring your lawn chairs (but leave the adult beverages behind- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Tualatin Commons.)
Make sure you catch the last 2 performances of the season:
August 20 : intervision (Pop)
August 27 Aquamiel (Salsa)
Directions to the Summer 2010 Concerts on the Commons
From I-5, take Exit 289, Tualatin-Sherwood Rd. Follow Tualatin-Sherwood Rd until turning north onto Boones Ferry Rd. Turn east onto Nyberg St and proceed to the end of the block.
Visitors seeking something out of the ordinary are urged to check out the 2010 Tualatin Crawfish Festival next weekend. The festival will take place Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th in Tualatin, Oregon.
This year will mark the 60th year of the Tualatin Crawfish Festival and the The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is proud to continue this beloved tradition. Festival organizers announced on their site: www.tualatincrawfishfestival.com they have made a few changes to make the festival better than ever.
The community parade will take place Saturday, Aug. 14th and begin at 10:00 AM. This year’s festival, presented by West Coast Bank, will feature the theme “Crawfish Fiesta!”
The Festival offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities for the entire family. Free admission Friday night for the classic Crawfish Cook-Off provides affordable fun for families staying close to home this summer. Saturday admission is $4 for adults; $2 for seniors over 55 and youth age 6 – 17; children between 2 – 5 receive a discounted admission of $1 and children under 2 are FREE.
Summer is in full swing and what better way to celebrate the long warm days than to spend time with the entire family. Many of our guests have been enjoying the variety of activities (many of them free) that have been happening at the shopping center. And the list of fun keeps growing!
Check out what is happening in August.
Summer Concert Series : Each Thursday through August 26 beginning at 5:30 Take in the sights and sounds of talented musicians that represent a diverse range of musical genres. These concerts also feature youth performers from the Tualatin-Tigard School District who perform before the main act.
Guests can now order to-go concert picnic menus by placing an order through Guest Services (503-968-1704) and receive a reserved table at the concert!
Storybook Playhouses Imagination Celebration through August 14: At long last the Storybook Playhouse Project will come to life in Portland this summer! This amazing project features a showcase of storybook themed playhouses designed and built by a select group of Portland’s local architects and home builders. The Playhouses are open from 11am to 6pm Monday through Sunday. Storybook Readings will take place at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4:30pm daily.
Free Train Rides August 4-8 Due to popular demand, The Bridgeport Express Returns for a limited summer engagement. We loved the train rides around the center during the holidays! Catch a ride around The Village from 11am-5pm daily!
Camp Bridgeport Wednesdays now through August 25, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Join Radio Disney AM1640 and Bridgeport Village for dancing, games and awesome prizes! Located in Center Court.
Regal Cinemas Free Family Film Festival 10 – 11:30am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through August 25. Enjoy popular movies for the whole family for free! Click here for more information.
Don’t Miss the 2010 Tigard Festival of Balloons: June 25, 26, 27
If you are staying with us weekend of June 25-27, you are in for a special treat! Make sure you save some time to check out the Tigard Festival of Balloons in Cook Park happening all weekend. There will be hot air balloons and so much more.
Plan to arrive VERY EARLY in the a.m. to Cook Park to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch. Balloons launch from the field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Ascensions are between 5:45 AM – 6:15 AM. After that, a few balloons will be tethering until approximately 8:00 AM each day (weather and winds permitting).
Other events include: Pacific NW BBQ Association Cook-Off, Festival of Cars (Sunday); Northwest Natural Night Glow on Friday & Saturday nights; the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Comcast Stage; Funtastic carnival fun center, magicians, cotton candy, and a whole lot more! Be sure to visit their site to see full details.
Did you know that the Festival of Balloons is a non-profit organization raising funds for many non-profit groups in Tigard while providing a premier family event for the entire community? You can buy a 3 day-weekend pass at the gate for $7 OR you can purchase in advance a 3 day-weekend pass for $5 online at www.tigardballoon.org. This ticket is good for unlimited access to the Festival for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Kids 6 and under are free. Festival parking is available on the Tigard High School field for $5 .
Driving directions to Cook Park from The Grand Hotel in Bridgeport (via Google Maps)
2.2 mi – about 7 mins
1. Head north on SW Hazelfern Rd 102 ft
2. Turn right to stay on SW Hazelfern Rd 167 ft
3. Turn left at Lower Boones Ferry Rd 0.1 mi
4. Continue onto SW 72nd Ave 0.2 mi
5. Turn left at SW Durham Rd 1.3 mi
6. Turn left at SW 92nd Ave 0.5 mi
Monday January 11, 7:30 AM
Public Breakfast Forum on Measures 66 & 67, the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, 7:30 am
Tualatin Chamber: Tualatin Chamber
The Tualatin Chamber will present a Public Forum on Measures 66 & 67. Join us as Senator Larry George, R, 13th Distict and Check Sheketoff, Oregon Center for Public Policy present their views on this very important legislation.
Registration: Friday, January 8th, 2010
Saturday January 30, 6:00 PM
2010 Texas hold’em Poker tournament and casino night
The Tualatin Packbackers:
2010 Texas Hold em poker tournament and casino night! Hosted by The Packbackers on Saturday January 30,2010, 6:00 PM at Tualatin Country club. (country club attire) Many levels of fun and sponsorship to benefit Tualatin High sports.
Buffet dinner and blackjack/craps for social guest, please see www.packbackers.org for more information. Professional dealers to help you make you a winner of the more than $4,000 in prizes. Join the fun,sign up now.
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.
A Satirical Musical Revue
Created and Written by Gerard Alessandrini
In this hilarious musical revue, Forbidden Broadway lovingly pokes fun at some of musical theater’s most beloved shows including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Cats, and Chicago. It also targets famous Broadway actors, writers, composers, directors, choreographers, and producers, including Carol Channing, Bob Fosse, Ethel Merman, Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You will laugh at the entertaining tributes including: Annie (“I’m 30 Years Old, Tomorrow”), Hairspray (“You Can’t Stop the Camp”), West Side Story (“Chita/Rita America”), A Chorus Line (“What I Did For Laughs”), Les Misérables (“It’s Too High”), and more.
The cast features Megan Carver, Isaac Lamb, Rebecca Teran and Wade Willis. The production will be directed by Rick Lewis with choregraphy by Dan Murphy and musical direction by Kurt Crowley. Set by Sharon Maroney, costumes by Eyan Candini and lights by Rose Etta Menger.
Cast & Creative
Choregrapher… Dan Murphy
Musical director…Kurt Crowley
Set designer…Sharon Maroney
Costume designer…Eyan Candini
Lighting designer…Rose Etta Menger
Props designer…Deb Dahling
Sound designer… Cecil Averett
Stage manager…Jessica Downs
Thursday, February 11, 7:30 pm (PREVIEW)
Friday, February 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 21 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 7, 2:00 pm
Performances will be at the New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard.
Preview $20.00 – Night before opening (where anything can happen), all ages, all seats
Premier $35.00 – Center section seats, all ages
Youth (6-25) $20.00
Exhibit: Michael Orwick, Valerie Sjodin and Kim Larkin
December 1, 2009 – January 27, 2010
Times: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm; Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center – 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro
Oil paintings by two of Hillsboro’s most well-known artists, Michael Orwick and Valerie Sjodin, are featured this holiday season. Orwick will exhibit his strong and colorful landscapes, many done Plein Air. Sjodin will exhibit a new series of work that explores the concept of connecting with the divine through images of the Gothic arch, the skyline and cosmos. Their works will be on display in the Main Gallery. Kim Lakin is a fiber artist who creates quilts using the same techniques as an abstract painter. Her works will be in the lower exhibition space.
Print Arts Northwest Holiday Show & Sale
November 19, 2009 – January 15, 2010
Times: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:30pm except major holidays
Location: Washington County Museum – 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland (Rock Creek Campus – Portland Community College)
Print Arts Northwest (PAN) presents its annual group show of works from over 100 Northwestern artists. The show/sale at the Washington County Museum features small works both framed and unframed and is a great place to purchase inexpensive, original artwork for those on your holiday shopping list. An opening reception will be November 19 from 6-8pm to coincide with the Museum opening of its new exhibit, “Oregon is Indian Country”.