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May 2022

Portland State Theater Production: No Exit

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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$6 – $15

The School of Music & Theater presents “No Exit,” Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist drama in which three deceased characters find themselves locked together in a room, forced to confront their life choices and each other’s judgment for eternity. "In life," Sartre wrote, "we are condemned to be free, but in death these three are just condemned." Proof of Vaccination for all patrons age 12+ or proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours will be required of all attendees.

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Learn with Hillsboro Parks

May 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Varies by event
Hillsboro Parks and Recreation

Hillsboro Parks offers fun events every Saturday. The Wetlands Exploration Days are free. Check out their May offerings: May 7: 9:00 amHealthy Hillsboro 5k 10:30 amYoung Scientists Club 10:30 amBasics of Birding 1:30 pmWetlands Exploration Days --- May 14 10:30 amMinecraft Madness 1:30 pmWetlands Exploration Days --- May 21 10:00 amSip & Shop Fundraiser 10:30 amYoung Scientists Club 10:30 amNature Walk: Evergreen Park 1:30 pmWetlands Exploration Days --- May 28 10:00 amIntergenerational Archery  

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Washington County K-9 Trials

Free

We are excited to announce that the much-anticipated K-9 Trials will be back this year! Who is going to be this year’s Top Dog? Find out on Saturday, May 21. *Subject to change based on Washington County guidelines for large gatherings at time of the event.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

WA United States + Google Map
Free

The 4th Wall, Hawthorne's hottest new cafe, is showing quality cartoons new and old on a 150" projector screen all Saturday morning, every Saturday morning. We've also got plenty of hot Sisters Coffee, fresh breakfast sandwiches and pastries, free wifi, and of course sugary cereal!

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Forestry at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market

May 21 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - celebrate forestry with booths and activities for children and adults. Spin the prize wheel, do a craft, watch a tree pruning demonstration, and more. In addition, Arbor Day Art Contest winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

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Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro

May 21 @ 9:00 am
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

$5 – $25

Friday Night Fireworks, May 20th Gates open at 6pm, event starts approx. 7:00 pm Saturday, May 21st Gates open at 9:00am, show starts approx. 12:00pm Sunday, May 22nd Gates open at 9:00am, show starts approx. 12:00pm   Adult – Ages 12 and above Friday Night Fireworks Starting at: $25* Saturday Starting at: $35* Sunday Starting at: $25* Child - Ages 5-11 Friday Night Fireworks & Sunday Gate Pricing: $5* Saturday Gate Pricing: $10* *Ticket prices will increase incrementally and gate…

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NASA Astronaut José M. Hernández to appear at two community events at Roosevelt High School

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

Free

The Stockton, Calif., native will discuss his career in space exploration.   Portland, Oregon – The NASA engineer and astronaut José M. Hernández, a former mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, will appear at two community events at Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central St, Portland, on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2022. On Friday, May 20, Hernández is scheduled to appear from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt High School Auditorium. Hernández will deliver…

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Portland Saturday Market

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 24, 2022

Portland Saturday Market, 2 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97204
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Saturday Market

Welcome to Portland Saturday Market. Operating since 1974, this is the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Located in Portland's historic Old Town, the Market is the most popular shopping destination for local handcrafted goods. Seasonally the Portland Saturday Market offers free Kids Activities ranging from puppet shows, science fairs, juggling school, creative arts activities and much more. Check the website for event times. We offer a unique opportunity for people to meet local NW…

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Family Guided Hike with “little feet hiking” Kids Hiking Guides Author

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
WA United States + Google Map
$5

**Must reserve spot** Guided family hike through TreeSong Nature Awareness. We will learn about volcanoes, animal tracking, native plants, birds, maps and way finding, sensory awareness, and more. Pre-registration required! Go here to register: https://www.treesongnatureawareness.org/family-hikes-2022 Registration closes at 10:00am the day before the hike. Be sure and reserve your spots! Location: Yacolt Burn State Forest, WA. (Exact location will be sent to you after registration) Hike will be 3.5 miles and includes a 400 foot elevation gain. WA Discover State Pass…

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Northwest Local Author Fair at Beaverton City Library

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free
Books

Northwest Local is an author fair that began in 2014 out of a desire to give Beaverton-area writers a venue within their community to meet the reading public and to network with other local authors. Held in the library's first floor conference rooms, this biannual fair will host 36 authors this year - the most we’ve ever had! Come meet your local authors and peruse their titles for sale. The books include adult, young adult, and children’s titles, as well…

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Open Farm Days at Zenger Farm

May 21 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2022

We have Open Farm Days every Sat. 11:30am-3pm through the fall. Each week has a different theme - check the website for details. Pay as you can model, see website for suggested registration fee, starting at $5 for families who identify as low-income and increasing based on income. 

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Last Stop on Market Street at Oregon Children’s Theatre

May 21 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

One event on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
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$15 – $34

CJ and his Nana journey through familiar territory: their own neighborhood. CJ would rather be anywhere else, but from their seats on the Number 5 bus, Nana helps CJ realize that looks can be deceiving, everyone has a story to share, and that beauty can be found anywhere…if you know how to look for it. A blend of hip-hop, Motown, gospel, and rap, this musical will have you off your seat and on your feet all the way to the…

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Tallulah’s Daddy at Mississippi Pizza

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 31, 2022

Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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$5

Join Tallulah's Daddy at 5pm on the third Saturday of the month at Mississippi Pizza! $5 per person, no charge for babies under 1 year old. Great pizza, awesome beverages, and musical fun!

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Last Stop on Market Street at Oregon Children’s Theatre

May 21 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

One event on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
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$15 – $34

CJ and his Nana journey through familiar territory: their own neighborhood. CJ would rather be anywhere else, but from their seats on the Number 5 bus, Nana helps CJ realize that looks can be deceiving, everyone has a story to share, and that beauty can be found anywhere…if you know how to look for it. A blend of hip-hop, Motown, gospel, and rap, this musical will have you off your seat and on your feet all the way to the…

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Vanport the Musical

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 5, 2022

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Northwest Children’s Theater, 1819 NW Everett Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
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$20 – $25

World Stage Theatre presents Vanport the Musical! May 20 - June 5, 2022 Most enjoyed by ages 8 and up  In collaboration with Northwest Children's Theater Part of the 2022 Vanport Mosaic Festival Welcome to Vanport, a city located between Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA that thrived during World War II. On the heels of the Great Depression, people were eager to find work and make money. When Henry Kaiser put out a call for workers in his shipyard, people…

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Portland State Theater Production: No Exit

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
+ Google Map
$6 – $15

The School of Music & Theater presents “No Exit,” Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist drama in which three deceased characters find themselves locked together in a room, forced to confront their life choices and each other’s judgment for eternity. "In life," Sartre wrote, "we are condemned to be free, but in death these three are just condemned." Proof of Vaccination for all patrons age 12+ or proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours will be required of all attendees.

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Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro

May 22 @ 9:00 am
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on May 22, 2022 at 9:00 am

$5 – $25

Friday Night Fireworks, May 20th Gates open at 6pm, event starts approx. 7:00 pm Saturday, May 21st Gates open at 9:00am, show starts approx. 12:00pm Sunday, May 22nd Gates open at 9:00am, show starts approx. 12:00pm   Adult – Ages 12 and above Friday Night Fireworks Starting at: $25* Saturday Starting at: $35* Sunday Starting at: $25* Child - Ages 5-11 Friday Night Fireworks & Sunday Gate Pricing: $5* Saturday Gate Pricing: $10* *Ticket prices will increase incrementally and gate…

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Postpartum / Baby & Me Yoga

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

This class provides a comfortable, supportive environment for new parents and their little babes (about 6 weeks up to crawling) to spend some time together bonding while caregiver starts to regain strength and tone muscle, relieve stress and tension from the most common “new baby trouble spots”, the neck, shoulders and upper back, and work on stabilizing the abdominal wall, lower back, and pelvis after pregnancy and childbirth. You and your baby will play while you practice yoga, occasionally sing…

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Mercatus Wellness Fair

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Connect with BIPOC wellness practitioners, attend free workshops, and explore different practices of wellness. About this event Join the Mercatus team downtown in The Dome at Pioneer Courthouse Square for a morning of health and wellness. We'll foster a chill vibe for you to explore the different wellness practices that Mercatus businesses have to offer. Expect to connect with BIPOC wellness practitioners, attend free workshops, and explore different practices of wellness. 20+ businesses representing a variety of different specialties including:…

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Portland Flea

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2022

Portland Flea, 240 SE Clay St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
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Free
Portland Flea

Weekly gathering place for the creators, curators and collectors. Free entry, open to all ages, dogs welcome on leash. LOCATION 240 SE CLAY ST PORTLAND, OR 97214

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Last Stop on Market Street at Oregon Children’s Theatre

May 22 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

One event on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
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$15 – $34

CJ and his Nana journey through familiar territory: their own neighborhood. CJ would rather be anywhere else, but from their seats on the Number 5 bus, Nana helps CJ realize that looks can be deceiving, everyone has a story to share, and that beauty can be found anywhere…if you know how to look for it. A blend of hip-hop, Motown, gospel, and rap, this musical will have you off your seat and on your feet all the way to the…

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Roller Rally

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hangar at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 Oaks Park Way Building H. Last Gate!
Portland, OR 97202
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Come one, come all – Roller Rally is BACK this year on Sunday May 22nd! This carnival-style spectacular is fun for the whole family – you won’t want to miss it. Roller Rally is our annual fundraiser that supports our Junior Roller Derby program by way of gear, scholarships, travel costs and more.  The event is an epic day of fair-style games (think: tee-shirt making, face painting, dunk tank, corn hole, ring toss and tons of other fun)! Admission is free, with…

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Red Yarn Concert at Rigler Elementary School Playground

May 22 @ 11:00 am
Free

Castles and Bears, Inc. Presents: Red Yarn in Concert! Join us for a fun morning with Red Yarn and his critter friends, live at the Rigler Elementary School playground! In this one-hour show for the whole family, Red Yarn will use puppets and energetic songs to entertain and have your kids dancing around. Admission is free. Please select the free tickets for your attendees and then add a donation if you can. Suggested donation is $15 per household to attend,…

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a cultural celebration honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Millennium Plaza Park. Enjoy community booths, crafts for kids and food demos, music, dance, speakers, and more!

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Ready Set Kindergarten at Beaverton Main Library

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 30, 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 13, 2022

Free
Kindergarten letters

A special 6-session series for families! We will help you get your child excited for Kindergarten with music, stories, art and play. Participants will get free books! Ages 4-5. Registration required. Held on Fridays or Sundays. (Online Saturdays)

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SCRAP Crafternoons

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 29, 2022

Sundays from 2 - 4 pm, head to SCRAP for some crafting fun!

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Last Stop on Market Street at Oregon Children’s Theatre

May 22 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 30, 2022

One event on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR
+ Google Map
$15 – $34

CJ and his Nana journey through familiar territory: their own neighborhood. CJ would rather be anywhere else, but from their seats on the Number 5 bus, Nana helps CJ realize that looks can be deceiving, everyone has a story to share, and that beauty can be found anywhere…if you know how to look for it. A blend of hip-hop, Motown, gospel, and rap, this musical will have you off your seat and on your feet all the way to the…

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Portland State Theater Production: No Exit

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
+ Google Map
$6 – $15

The School of Music & Theater presents “No Exit,” Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist drama in which three deceased characters find themselves locked together in a room, forced to confront their life choices and each other’s judgment for eternity. "In life," Sartre wrote, "we are condemned to be free, but in death these three are just condemned." Proof of Vaccination for all patrons age 12+ or proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours will be required of all attendees.

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Bug Walk at Mt. Tabor with Portland Insectarium

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mt. Tabor City Park, 6350 SE Yamhill St.
Portland, OR
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$5 – $20

Take a walk with us! We are going on a bug walk at Mt. Tabor, May 22nd at 2pm. Hosted by @creative_creaturespdx For $5 you can attend the walk and get two bug vials. For $20 you can get a whole bug-catching kit! Tickets at our link and on the website but you can pay the day of, as well.

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A Concert Of Joy!

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Madeleine Old Church, 3123 NE 24th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
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Free

A CONCERT OF JOY – Bravo! Concerts Northwest is presenting our first live concert since the mask mandates and COVID restrictions have finally been lifted in Oregon and Washington after two years of restrictions. HOORAY! THE MUSIC – is about joy, love, and life. The concert includes a silent film with live orchestra, Broadway classics, and American love songs including: A Dog’s Life – Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 silent film comedy with LIVE music performed by the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. A…

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