Friday, July 31, 2009

Washington Park summer festival 2009

Summer of 2009 Washington Park Summer Festival
Amphitheater Stage, August 2-15, 6:00 PM
Bring a picnic and enjoy these fabulous concerts and shows. Dogs must be on a leash. Short sand chairs work best in the Amphitheater. Tri-Met runs a shuttle from the Max Zoo station.

Sunday August 2, 2009 Portland Festival Symphony

Monday August 3, 2009 Al-Andalus Ensemble with Dance (Contemporary & Ancient World Fusion) Spanish music

Tuesday August 4, 2009 Vagabond Opera (Neo-Bohemian Cabaret)

Wednesday August 5, 2009 Tahoe Jackson's Consortium (A Soulful Love Letter to Portland)

Thursday August 6, 2009 The New Iberians (Blues & Zydeco)

Friday Aug 7, 2009 Portland SummerFest Opera in the Park: La Traviata by Verdi

Saturday August 8, 2009 Devin Phillips (Modern Jazz Quartet)

Sunday August 9, 2009 Art Abrams' Swing Machine (Big Band)

Monday August 10, 2009 Patrick Lamb (Soul/Blues)

Tuesday Aug 11, 2009 Portland Taiko & Mizu Desierto Butoh Theatre

Wednesday Aug 12, 2009 Joni Harms (Putting Western Back into Country)

Thursday August 13, 2009 Kate Davis & Portland Legends of Jazz

Friday August 14, 2009 Oregon Ballet Theatre & Portland Cello Project

Saturday August 15, 2009 Melao De Cuba (Salsa Dance Party)

Sunday August 16, 2009 Rain Date I hope that it doesn’t rain, but we sure could use some rain.

The amphitheater is right next to the rose garden. Enjoy smelling the rose on a hot August evening.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Movies in Portland City Parks Summer of 2009

July 2009
These are free events. Movies start at dusk. Pre movie entertainment starts at 6:30 pm Bring a picnic and enjoy the show. Please follow all the park rules about alcohol and dogs.

Friday July 24, 2009 Brentwood Park Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Saturday July 25, 2009 Colonel Summers Park Dirty Dancing

Monday July 27, 2009 Laurelhurst Park Singin’ in the Rain

Wednesday July 29 ,2009 Fernhill Park Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (in Spanish, subtitled in English)

Thursday July 30, 2009 Argay Park Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (subtitled for those with hearing disabilities)
Friday July 31, 2009 Cathedral Park Zathura: A Space Adventure

Friday July 31, 2009 Kenilworth Park Kung Fu Panda

Shakespeare in the Park 2009

Portland Actors Ensemble presents “The History of Henry IV, Part
One” for the summer of 2009. This is their 40th Season presenting Shakespeare in Portland Parks.

This play has a great cast of characters including Sir John Falstaff. Henry has great troubles in this play, with disposing of King Richard and the crusades who wouldn’t have troubles.

Metro-area Parks – all performances at 3 pm:
Laurelhurst Park: Sat. August 1 and Sun. August 2
Washington Park: Sat. August 8 and Sun. August 9
Gabriel Park: Sat. August 15 and Sun. August 16
Lynchwood Park: Sat. August 22 and Sun. August 23
Concordia University Amphitheater: Sat. August 29 and Sun. August 30
Reed College: Sat. Sept. 5, Sun. September 6, Labor Day, Monday Sept. 7

All shows are free and start at 3 pm.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oregon Brewer’s Festival

I had fun watching the parade starting the Brewer’s festival. I got stuck in traffic while the parade went by. Tubas, yellow shirts and banners went by. What a Dionysian start to the festival. The festival is from Thursday July 23 to Sunday July 26, 2009. Admission is free. But the Beer isn’t. Located at the Water Front Park in down town Portland, Oregon.
Celebrating 22 years of American Craft Beer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oregon Zoo Summer concerts

Wednesday Zoo Tunes

The Wednesday night concert season is in full swing. Tonight is Riders in the Sky. Woo Hoo my favorite Cowboy band. The concert lawn opens at five tonight. Concert at 7 pm. Tickets $10.50 or free for plus members. Please do not bring any beverages, not even water bottles. You can bring empty water bottles and fill them up at the zoo. Unopened containers can be donated to the Oregon Food Bank.

I can’t wait to get up there and enjoy my favorite Cowboy band on this nice summer evening.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cathedral Park Jazz festival 2009

The 29 th Jazz festival starts Friday July 17, and runs until Sunday July 19, 2009. I have been listening to previews of the music on KMHD 89.1 FM. The music is another great line up. Last night I enjoyed Duffy Bishop’s performance. There is a beer and wine garden at the festival. When I am not at the festival I listen to the simulcast on KMHD fm. Cathedral Park is located at the east end of the ST Johns Bridge. This is a free event. Please donate money if you can.

6:00 - Bill Rhoades Trio

8:00 - Duffy Bishop
Noon - Toshi Onizuka
2:00 - Kate Davis
4:00 - Jessie Marquez
6:00 - Carleton Jackson

Noon - Grant Richards
2:00 - Dan Schulte
4:00 - Alyssa Schwary
6:00 - Allen Hinds

Friday, July 17, 2009

Star Trek in the Park

This is a free play in performed in Woodlawn Park Amphitheater on the corner of North East 13 and Dekum Street. The play starts at 5 pm, when the day starts to cool down. Performances are Saturday July 18, Sunday July 19 and Saturday July 25 and Saturday July 26, 2009. The cost is free, but please donate to the troupe.

This year the Atomic Arts troupe is performing Amok Time where Spock has a mysterious health problem and he must go to Vulcan. The actors did a great job with this play, enthralling the audience. The fight scenes where realistic and fun to watch. The suspense kept me on the edge on my lawn chair. The costuming was true to form. The sets fun and believable. If I have time I will go see it again.

Live long and prosper.