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July 15, 2015
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Uniquely Oregon Photo
Exhibit -- An impressive
collection of photographs cel-
ebrating people, places, and a pot-
pourri of images unique to Oregon is the
theme of this photo exhibit on public display through
July 31 in the George R. White Library and Learning
Center at Concordia University in northeast Portland.
The art can be viewed during normal library hours.
ken word, live music and
featured artists on the
second and fourth Thursdays
of each month at 8 p.m. at E’Njoni
Café, African-Mediterranean cuisine
at 910 N. Killingsworth St.
Summer Theater -- The Clackamas Repertory
liams’ classic play,
“Cat on a Hot
Tin Roof” on the
campus of Clack-
Sunday, July 19.
Shows are Thurs-
days through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday
matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at
clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.
Science of Ripley’s Believe It
Or Not -- What’s more amazing
that Robert Ripley’s legendary
compendium of oddities, anoma-
lies and fantastic feats? The sci-
ence that underlies them! OMSI
presents “The Science of Ripley’s
Believe It or Not!” a 6,000 square
foot interactive exhibit that ex-
plores the real science behind the unbelievable. The
collection of intriguing objects and astonishing arti-
facts is open through Sept. 7.
Safe and Free at Matt Dishman -- The Matt Dish-
Summer Kids in the Park -- Another schedule of man Community Center, 77 N.E. Knott St., has
fun and healthy activ-
opened its doors to teenagers this summer as part of
ities for kids during
a plan to provide safe and free activities for youth,
the summer months is
age 18 and younger through Portland Parks and
now underway in three
Recreation. Registration is required.
of Gresham’s largest
Chicago Steppin’ Classes -- You have seen the R.
parks. Free and open
Kelly video, now it’s time to learn the dance. Groo-
to all kids under 18,
vin’ High Steppers offer Chicago Steppin’ classes at
events are scheduled
the Rockwood Community Center and the Colwood
for two hours every weekday at Main City, Vance and Golf Center. All levels are welcome. No partner is
Red Sunset parks. A free lunch will be served, and needed. First two lessons are free; $20 monthly fee
kids can just drop in. No advance registration is re- includes both locations. For an event schedule, an-
nouncements and more information, visit the web-
Movie at King School Park --The Summer Mov-
ies in the Park
by Portland Parks
comes to the King
Thursday, July 16
for an evening of
family activities and a screening of the original Kara-
te Kid. There will be a free climbing wall for kids and
free activity table for family fun. Activities begin at
6:30 p.m.; the movie launches at dusk.
Portland’s Saturday Market -- Portland Saturday
Market in Old Town brings some of Oregon’s best
handmade products, good eats and live entertain-
ment from street musicians and other artists. Lo-
cated next to the Willamette River at 2 S.W. Naito
Parkway, Saturday Market is also open every Sun-
day through Christmas Eve.
Music Millennium Free Shows -- The Music Mil-
lennium, 3158 E. Burnside, hosts in-house live per-
formances. Enjoy free music and the opportunity to
meet artists. Call 503-231-8926 for a schedule.
Fourth Sunday Jam Night -- A friends and fam-
ily variety comedy show in a Saturday Night Live
format with local recording and performing artists,
bands, dance crews, poets, and drama groups, takes
place each fourth Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. at
Celebration Tabernacle, 8131 N. Denver Ave. The
free event is open to the community.
A.J. Java Hosts Concerts -- A.J. Java, a community
cafe across the street from Peninsula Park at 6425 N.
Albina Ave., welcomes the public to a series of free
summer concerts each Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,
and featuring Cuban sandwiches and a potpourri of
Live Jazz -- Every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m.
to 11 p.m., the Third Degrees Lounge at the Riv-
er Place Hotel, 1510 S.W. Harbor Way. No cover
or minimum purchase. For more information, visit
Oregon Black History -- The Black Museum of
Oregon group meets every Saturday, from 6 p.m. to
Norman Sylvester -- Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester 8 p.m. at 420 N.E. Mason St. For more information,
and his band perform Friday, July 17 at the Cathedral call 503-284-0617.
Park Jazz Festival in St. Johns and at the festival’s
Discount Tickets -- Local low-income families
After Party Jam at Central Hotel; Saturday, July 18 at
and individuals can purchase $5 tickets to classi-
Rose City Park; Friday, July 24 at Trail’s End Saloon
cal musical performances in Portland as part of a
in Oregon City; and Saturday, July 25 at Halibut’s.
unique program called Music for All. Participating
Summer Reading for Kids -- Kids of all ages can organizations include the Oregon Symphony, Port-
sign up at any neighborhood library of the Multnomah land Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater, Chamber Music
County Library system for a free summer reading pro- Northwest, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland
gram that entices kids to read for pleasure and main- Baroque Orchestra, Friends of Chamber Music,
tain the skills they learned during the school year, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Portland Piano Inter-
while also encouraging lifelong library use.
national, Portland Symphonic Choir, Cappella Ro-
Farmers Market at the Square -- Local farmers, mana and Portland Vocal Consort.
food producers and hot food vendors from all over Discount Admission -- OMSI visitors pay only $2
the region fill Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland’s per person for general admission on the first Sunday
downtown living room, each Monday from 10 a.m. to of each month as well as discounted admission of
2 p.m. until Sept. 28.
$5 to the Planetarium, OMIMAX Theater and USS
Soulful Showcase -- Blacque Butterfly presents spo- Blueback submarine.