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Spade and Wade Garden Tour

The Tillamook County Master Gardener Association hold its fifth annual Spade and Wade Garden Tour, SATURDAY, JULY 23, from Noon to 5pm. The six gardens, located in Tillamook and Netarts, will include such features as unique garden design, wide plant variety, ponds, topiary, vegetables, use of native plants, original combinations of color and texture, and beautiful garden settings. Visitors will have the opportunity to see which plants grow and thrive in our various microclimates and how gardeners deal with the challenges of deer, elk,salt and wind. The tour is self-guided, and gardens may be visited in any order.  Also included in the tour is TCMGA’s own Learning Garden where refreshments will be served.

Plant sale 9am to 3pm near the Pioneer Museum in Tillamook. Plants will be provided by local master gardeners. ALSO birdhouses, garden art, herbs, natives and much more. Proceeds from the garden tour and plant sale support college scholarships for deserving county residents, the Learning Garden at the county fairgrounds, and gardening education throughout Tillamook County. 

Passports for entry into the gardens will cost $15 and may be purchased at the OSU Extension office in Tillamook, or the Pioneer Museum. Passports will contain garden descriptions and complete driving directions.  503-842-3433 or 503-355-2655.

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It’s a Scavenger’s Feast! Join “Chef Daddy” Chris Holen on a feast-ive spree at the Sunday Market

Chris Holen in 2010Explore the culinary offerings at Astoria Sunday Market through the eyes of a chef! Discover new and exciting ways to create a feast from produce, berries, fish, baked goods and other tasty temptations found at the Market by joining “Chef Daddy” Chris Holen. Chef Holen sends participants on a shopping spree through the Market to find ingredients you’ll use to prepare an interesting and sumptuous Scavenger’s Feast with his guidance at Mise En Place Kitchenware.

For reservations call Mise En Place at 503-325-7414. Cost is $45 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Astoria Sunday Market. Astoria Sunday Market takes place in the heart of historic downtown Astoria on 12th Street. Mise En Place Kitchenware is just one block from the Market at the north end of 12th on the Columbia River.

The Scavenger’s Feast was created by Astoria Sunday Market to connect people with produce and other Market products in an entertaining program. “The partnership with Baked Alaska has created a truly interesting and fun way to enjoy our Market and historic downtown,” added Director Cyndi Mudge.

Chef Holen along with his wife Jennifer own Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria, which celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this year. Baked Alaska & Mise En Place Kitchenware is located at #1 – 12th Street in Astoria.

Scavenger Feast 2011The Scavenger’s Feast Dates
Sunday, July 10
Sunday, July 31
Sunday, August 21
Sunday, September 4 (Scavenger’s Feast for Kids!)
Sunday, September 18

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July 2011 Calendar

Friday 8

MUSIC

The Butchers with Chris McNeary. No cover, 11am – 1pm at Coffee Girl in Astoria.

TwoRivers Music. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Ted Vaughn Blues Band. No cover, 5 – 8:30pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

Sunny O’Dell. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country,40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock.No cover,6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Folk & Spoon. Folk. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

John Nemeth. Blues/R&B/Soul. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

OUTSIDE

Interpretive Paddle Trips. Free, 9am and 6pm at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Relay for Life. From 6pm on at Neah-Kah-Nie High School in Rockaway Beach.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 9

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Tongue & Groove with Gary Meziere. No cover, 2 – 5pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

Bill Hayes. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Columbia Crew. Folk. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Charlie’s Chowder House in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Coleen Raney & Colm MacCarthaigh. Celtic/Irish. 7pm at the Old Train Depot in Long Beach, WA

Low Tide Drifters. Roots. Free, 7pm at Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park, WA

The Strange Tones. Blues/Roots Music/Surf. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

Three Manic Mechanics. 9pm at Snug Harbor Grill in Lincoln City.

ART

Annual Art Show, Music & Garden Tea. “A Tidal Wave of Blooms.” $15, 1 – 4pm, at 28565 Sandlake Rd in Tierra del Mar. 503-965-6363

Second Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 8pm at Galleries and businesses in downtown Astoria.

CINEMA

Stuart Little. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast. $5, 8 – 11am at the Peninsula Activity & Senior Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Wine Tasting.Oregon Pinot Noir, Part 3. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 42-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Garden Tour. Lower Columbia Preservation’s Society’s annual garden tour visits 6 beautiful gardens in Astoria. $15, tickets & maps available on tour day at 690 17th St in Astoria from 9:30am – 1pm, tour from 10am – 3pm.

Lower Columbia Pug Socializing Club. Pugs and their people meet monthly for fun and socialization. Free, 11am at Carruthers Park in Warrenton.

Craft & Flea Market. At the Senior Center in Tillamook. 503-842-8988

Emergency Preparedness with the Red Cross. Free, 6pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

OUTSIDE

Kiwanis Golf Tournament. At Skyline Golf Course in Cathlamet, WA. 360-795-8052

Fun Pedal 500. A fun race for children. The event will include various races, and prizes will be given for the silliest costumes. Big Wheels, Trikes and bikes are welcome. All participants will receive fun prizes! Ages: 3-6. $14, 10:30 – 11:30am at the Astoria Middle School Track.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Goes until 2pmat Neah-Kah-Nie High School in Rockaway Beach.

Gary Anderson Open Golf Tournament. At Alderbrook Golf Course and Bay Breeze Putting Course in Tillamook. 503-322-3331

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Russ & Diane Little and David & Susan Gomberg. 11am – 5pm at D-river Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

LECTURE

“The Maritime History of the Corps of Discovery”. Presented by Sally Freeman. Free, 2pm in the Community Room at the Garibaldi Museum.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 10

MUSIC

Dan Golden. Jazz. 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s Restaurant & Bar in Seaside.

Greg Parke. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Kirill Gliadkovsky. Russian virtuoso pianist in concert. Classical. $15 & $10, 2 – 4pm at Tillamook United Methodist Church.

Brian Johnstone, Flamenco/Jazz/Blues. 4 – 7pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Smoke & Mirrors. Free, 4 – 6pm at City Park in Cannon Beach.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at Clemente’s in Astoria

Lion Co. Indy/Folk Rock/Pop. Free 6pm at McLure Park (8th & Franklin) in Astoria.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Low Tide Drifters. Blues/Country/Folk. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Cannon & Sloan, 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

OUTSIDE

Gary Anderson Open Golf Tournament. At Alderbrook Golf Course and Bay Breeze Putting Course in Tillamook. 503-322-3331

Interpretive Paddle Trips. 9am at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. 541-867-4550

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Russ & Diane Little and David & Susan Gomberg. 11am – 5pm at D-river Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 2pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Monday 11

CINEMA

Stuart Little. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

LITERARY

Lunch with the Author Series. With Gloria Stiger Linkey and Sally Steidel. Gloria will read from her new book Native American Women: Three Who Changed History and Sally will discuss the drawings she created for it. $20, includes a catered lunch and a copy of the featured book, reservations requested. Starts at noon at Beach Books in Seaside. 503-738-3500

OUTSIDE

Lower Columbia Preservation Society Garden Tour. Tickets and maps available during the event at 690 7th St in Astoria from 9:30am – 1pm.

Gary Anderson Open Golf Tournament. At Alderbrook Golf Course and Bay Breeze Putting Course in Tillamook. 503-322-3331

Tuesday 12

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. 1 – 5pm at the Cannon Beach Farmers Market.

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

LITERARY

Book Signing. The Cannon Beach Gallery will host a book signing of ‘A is for Astoria’ with Karen Leedom and Sally Bailey from 2 – 4pm.

Wednesday 13

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria.

Jason Jones. Free, 6pm at Lindstrom (Peter Pan) Park in Astoria.

Open Mic Night. 7 – 9pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach

HAPPENING

Seaman’s Day. All day events celebrating Seaman, the Corp of Discovery’s canine member. At fort Clatsop National Historic Park. $3 for adults, free for children 15 and under.

Team Trivia Tournament. Free, 6pm at the Seaside Library.

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

Beach Dog Frolic. Professional dog photography sessions on the beach. $199, on the beach by Looking Glass Inn in Lincoln City.360-944-6280

THEATER

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Thursday 14

MUSIC

Thomasian Trio. Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Renegade Minstrels. Blues/Jazz/Roots Music. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

ART

Coastal Fiber Arts Exhibit. Opening Reception. 6 – 8pm at the Art Center Gallery at CCC in Astoria.

CINEMA

Stuart Little. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Beach Dog Frolic. Professional dog photography sessions on the beach. $199, on the beach by Looking Glass Inn in Lincoln City.360-944-6280

LITERARY

Author Appearance. Christopher Van Tilburg, author of “Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature” will talk about mountain rescues on Mt Hood. Free, 7pm at the Seaside Library.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Friday 15

MUSIC

Ocean Fire. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Barney Perrine. Blues. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country,40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock.No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Will West w/ Groovy Wallpaper. Acoustic/Healing & Easy Listening/Roots Music. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Franco & The Stingers. Blues/Roots Music/Swing. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART

Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. All ages welcome, chalk provided. 2:30 – 5:30pm on the sidewalk in front of The Bank of the Pacific & Cathlamet Building Materials in Cathlamet, WA

HAPPENING

Bikes at the Beach. Motorcycle Festival. Vendors, music, poker run, bike show, etc. All day events in downtown Seaside.

Rummage Sale. 9am – 4pm. At the United Methodist Church in Seaside.

Dory Days. A time-honored celebration of a time-honored tradition. Festivities include a parade through town of floats, dory boats and vintage cars. After that, a marine artisan fair is held at the beach. All day events in Pacific City and at Cape Kiwanda.

Comedy on the Coast. Featuring Harry Basil, Don McEnery, & Alysia Wood. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

Beach Dog Frolic. Professional dog photography sessions on the beach. $199, on the beach by Looking Glass Inn in Lincoln City.360-944-6280

LECTURE

Mingle, Muse, & Munch. Talk & potluck series with featured writer Kim Stafford. 4:30 – 7pm at the Sitka Center for At & Ecology

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Drama. $15, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Comedy. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 16

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Niall. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9:30pm at Clemente’s in Astoria

Tiller’s Folly. Celtic influenced Canadiana, Americana, and beyond. $20, 7pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Billy Hagen Band. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

The Troublemakers. Blues/Rock/Rockabilly. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

The Ultronz. Alternative/Powerpop/Surf. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

ART

Art Walk. 5 – 8pm at businesses in Ilwaco, WA

CINEMA

The Day the Earth Still. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

Brain Candy. At Big Fat Gay Movie Night. With Jello shooters, prizes for gayest costumes, and more. $3, 10pm at the Columbian Theater in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. Patricia Green Cellars. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 42-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Rum Dinner. $50, reservations required. 7pm at McMeanmins Sand Trap in Gearhart. 503-717-8150

HAPPENING

Bald Eagle Days Festival. Vendors, run/walk, music, food, lots of fun events. All day atin Cathlamet, WA. For schedule and more information, go to: wahkiakumchamber.com/

Clamshell Railroad Days.10am – 4pm at the Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Sunkat Feline Fanciers Cat Show. At the Seaside Civic & Convention Center.

Bikes at the Beach. Motorcycle Festival. Vendors, music, poker run, bike show, etc. All day events in downtown Seaside.

Rummage Sale. 9am – midafternoon. At the United Methodist Church in Seaside.

Wheeler Summer Fest. Music by Deathgrass, Sedona Fire and Shy Jazz local vendors, steamboat rides and more. 10am – 9pm at Waterfront Park in Wheeler.

Nehalem’s Annual Celebration of Crafts. 10am – 6pm in downtown Nehalem.

Dory Days. A time-honored celebration of a time-honored tradition. Festivities include a parade through town of floats, dory boats and vintage cars. After that, a marine artisan fair is held at the beach. All day events in Pacific City and at Cape Kiwanda.

Beach Dog Frolic. Professional dog photography sessions on the beach. $199, on the beach by Looking Glass Inn in Lincoln City.360-944-6280

Reenactment of 18th Century Sailors & Rope Making. Noon – 4pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

Garibaldi Coast Guard Station Presentation. Free, 2pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

Rockaway Beach Fire Festival & Concert. At the Rockaway Beach Wayside. 503-355-2978

Oregon Cost Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. 6:15pm at Garibaldi. 503-842-7972

Comedy on the Coast. Featuring Harry Basil, Don McEnery, & Alysia Wood. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

LECTURE

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series. John C Jackson presents “US Army Captain McClallen’s 1807 Bold Postscript to the Corps of Discovery.” Free, 1pm at the Netul Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor’s Center.

LITERARY

Manzanita Writers Series. Author John Daniel will read from his book “The Far Corner.” Q&A and Open Mic session follow. $5, 7pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

Writers on the Edge. The Nye Beach Writers’ Series presents an Evening of Comedy with Writer, Performer, and Fisher Poet Moe Bowstern. $6, 7pm at the second floor meeting room at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

OUTSIDE

Beach Run. 5k & 10k run, 5k walk, kid’s dash & treasure hunt. Leashed dogs welcome. $10 – $30. 7:30 – 10:30am at the 12th Ave beach access in Seaside.

Manzanita Beach Walk/Run. $35, 9am on the beach at Manzanita. Register at ncrdnehalem.org503-368-4595

Ocean’s Edge 5k Beach Race. $20 or $30 with shirt. Race starts at 9:30am behind Kyllo’s Restaurant in Lincoln City.

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Barry & Susan Tislow. 11am – 5pm, weather and ocean conditions permitting, at D-River Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Drama. $15, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Comedy. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 17

MUSIC

The Distractions. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Dan Golden. Jazz. 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s Restaurant & Bar in Seaside.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria

Country-Folk Music Jam. Americana. Bring your instruments and take part. 1pm at the Tillamook Forest Center, on Hwy 6, east of Tillamook.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Brian Johnstone, Flamenco/Jazz/Blues. 4 – 7pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Abbey Road Live. A Beatles Tribute band. Free, 4 – 6pm at City Park in Cannon Beach.

Free Concert in the Park. Band TBA. 6pm at McClure Park in Astoria.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Gwyneth & Monko. Alternative/Americana/Roots. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Cannon & Sloan. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast. All-you-can-eat for $5, 8am – noon at the Bay City Arts Center.

Pancake Breakfast. At the Rockaway Beach Wayside. 503-355-2978

Cannon Beach American Legion Breakfast. $7 adults, $3 children under 6. 9 – 11:30am at the American Legion Hall in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Bald Eagle Days Festival. Food, music, vendors. Wooden boat show at Elochoman Slough Marina.At various sites in Cathlamet, WA

Clamshell Railroad Days.10am – 4pm at the Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Sunkat Feline Fanciers Cat Show. At the Seaside Civic & Convention Center.

Nehalem’s Annual Celebration of Crafts. 10am – 6pm in downtown Nehalem.

Wheeler Summer Fest. Music by Deathgrass, Sedona Fire and Shy Jazz local vendors, steamboat rides and more. Starts at 11am at Waterfront Park in Wheeler.

Dory Days. All day events in Pacific City and at Cape Kiwanda.

OUTSIDE

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Barry & Susan Tislow. 11am – 5pm, weather and ocean conditions permitting, at D-River Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

Beach Dog Frolic. Professional dog photography sessions on the beach. $199, on the beach by Looking Glass Inn in Lincoln City.360-944-6280

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 2pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Drama. $15, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

Monday 18

CINEMA

The Day the Earth Stood Still. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Ice Cream Social. The public is invited for cake & ice cream + birthday celebration. $1 suggested donation, free if it’s your birthday month. 2pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Tuesday 19

MUSIC

Vivid Curve. 1 – 5pm at the Cannon Beach Farmers Market.

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

ART

Reception. Museum of People’s Art Summer Group Show curated by Anne Marie Grigich & Kandace Manning. The show features works by contemporary artists with a variety of raw visual explorations. Meet the artists and workshops July 18 & 19 noon – 4pm. The reception in from 5 – 8pm with a performance by “Clothes. ”At ArtSpace Gallery in Bay City.

LITERARY

Book Release Party. KALA presents Autor Mindy Stokes in celebration of her new book,“Mama Baby Mama, the Story of a Knocked-UpLesbian”. Reading/Book Signing, Book Release Party! Refreshments, 7pm, at the new KALA, gallery and presentation space at the HIPFiSHmonthly production office, 1017 Marine Dr., Astoria.

Wednesday 20

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6 pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,

Open Mic Night. All acts welcome. 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Ann Tierney. All levels welcome. 5 – 7pm at Wheelhouse Coffee Company in Astoria.

Anatiize. Free, 6pm at Fred Lindstrom Park in Astoria.

Open Mic Night. 7 – 9pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

Open Mic. All Acts are welcome. No cover, 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

LITERARY

Reading. Tim Hurd and Donna Wright will read from their short stories & poetry. $5 suggested donation. 7:30pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

OUTSIDE

Sandsations. Sand sculpture festival. City Sandsations Master Demonstrations 8am – 6pm in downtown Long Beach, WA

THEATER

The Mystery of Irma Vep. Comedy, a Gothic spoof. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Thursday 21

MUSIC

Thomasian Trio. Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Naomi Hooley. Acoustic/Alternative/ Folk. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Shelley Loring, Dave Drury, & Todd Pederson. Jazz. $10, 7:30pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

CINEMA

The Day the Earth Stood Still. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Fundraising Dinner. $7 for adults and $5 for children includes. 5 – 6:30pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA (3nd Thurs)

HAPPENING

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

LGBT Q-Mixer.QJazz features vocal hosts Dinah Urell and Walt Trumbull and pianist ChuckWilder.Live standards, complimentary aps and social mixer from 8pm to close. Bring a standardand sing with pianist Chuck Wilder. Every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

OUTSIDE

Sandsations. Sand sculpture festival. City Sandsations Master Demonstrations 8am – 6pm in downtown Long Beach, WA

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

The Mystery of Irma Vep. Comedy, a Gothic spoof. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Friday 22

MUSIC

Naselle Marimba Band. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Doug Rupe. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock.No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Country Music Jam. Free, 7 – 9pm at the Wickiup Senior Center in Svensen.

Freak Mountain Ramblers. Americana/ Rock/Rockabilly. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Kauhava Big Band. Finnish Big Band Jazz. $10 adults, $5 students. 7pm at the PAC in Astoria. Reception, with no host food & beverage, follows at Fort George.

Jacob Merlin Band. Funk/Pop/Rock. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART

Peninsula Arts Association Summer Arts Festival. 11am – 5pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

HAPPENING

Carneval Experience. Dinner plus performance. $10 adults, $5 kids. At the Bay City Arts Center.503-377-9620

OUTSIDE

Sandsations. Sand sculpture festival. See sandsationslongbeach.com/friday/ for complete event schedule. On the beach and downtown in Long Beach, WA

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Drama. $15, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

The Mystery of Irma Vep. Comedy, a Gothic spoof. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 23

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Bill Hayes. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9:30pm at Clemente’s in Astoria

Kim Angelis. Gypsy-inspired violin. Free, 7pm at Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park, WA

The Swaggers. Rockabilly. No cover, 8pm patio party at the Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

One Way Out. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Renee Hill Band. Classic Rock/Country/R&B. no cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART

Peninsula Arts Association Summer Arts Festival. 10am – 5pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Art Off the Walls. A fundraiser for the Cannon Beach Arts Association. Patrons can purchase donated art right off the walls at a reasonable price point ($250 and under). A reception featuring flamenco guitarist Brian Johnstone will be held from 6 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Gallery. The show runs through August 2.

CINEMA

Time Bandits. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting.Wines from Around the World. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 42-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Spade & Wade Garden Tour. Tour 6 gardens (noon – 5pm) at various locations plus plant sale (9am – 3pm) at the Pioneer Museum in Tillamook.503-355-2792

The Reptile Man. Richard Ritchey will bring a traveling collection of live reptiles to the Children’s Room at the seaside Library. Free, at 11am.

Hoffapalooza. A celebration of the programs and activities that take place at north Tillamook County’s art, culture and education center. Free, 10am – 4pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

Route 101 Cruise-In. In Hebo.

Reenactment of 18th Century Sailors & Rope Making. Noon – 4pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

Orphan Plant Sale. 10am – 2pm at the Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City.

Will Dixon, Carver & Storyteller. Free admission, 6pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

Rockaway Beach Street Dance. At the Rockaway Beach wayside. 503-355-2291

OUTSIDE

Sandsations. Sand sculpture festival. See sandsationslongbeach.com/saturday/ for complete event schedule. On the beach and downtown in Long Beach, WA

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Phil & Barbara Burks and David & Susan Gomberg from 11AM – 5PM, weather and ocean conditions permitting. At D-River Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

Oregon Tuna Classic. A team fishing derby event for Newport and Depoe Bay. Tuna check-in will be held at South Beach with a BBQ hosted by Rogue Brewery.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Drama. $15, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Comedy. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 24

MUSIC

Dan Golden. Jazz. 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s Restaurant & Bar in Seaside.

Pick ‘n Hammer. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria

The All-American Boys Chorus. $15, 2pm at the Raymond Theater in Raymond, WA

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Brian Johnstone, Flamenco/Jazz/Blues. 4 – 7pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Cherry Cherry. A Neil Diamond Tribute Band. Free, 4 – 6pm at City Park in Cannon Beach.

The Distractions. Free, 6pm at McClure Park in Astoria.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

The Atomic Duo. Folk/Acoustic/Americana. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Benyaro. Acoustic/Indie/Soul. 8pm-ish at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

ART

Peninsula Arts Association Summer Arts Festival. Noon – 3pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Open House. Free admission, noon – 4pm at the Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in Tillamook.

OUTSIDE

Sandsations. Sand sculpture festival. Sand sculptures available for viewing and photo opportunities. On the beach and downtown in Long Beach, WA

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Phil & Barbara Burks and David & Susan Gomberg from 11AM – 5PM, weather and ocean conditions permitting. At D-River Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

THEATER

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 7pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Drama. $15, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

Monday 25

CINEMA

Time Bandits. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

Manzanita Film Series. Presenting “Detour” (1945), with discussions offered before & after the feature. $7, 7:30pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

THEATER

Auditions. For the Missoula Children’s Theater production of The Little Mermaid. 9:45am – noon at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Tuesday 26

MUSIC

Dave Quinton & Friends. 1 – 5pm at the Cannon Beach farmers market.

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

Wednesday 27

MUSIC

Lion Co. Indy/Folk Rock/Pop. Free, 6pm at Fred Lindstrom Park in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,

Open Mic Night. 7 – 9pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

LITERARY

Local Author Showcase. Writers and friends are invited to come share and listen to original works being read by local authors. Free, 6 – 8pm at Olde Towne Trading Post in Ilwaco, WA

THEATER

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Thursday 28

MUSIC

Thomasian Trio. Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Floating Pointe. Alternative/Ambient/Rock. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

CINEMA

Time Bandits. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

OUTSIDE

Sand Trap Golf Tourney. $180 per team, $240 per team with carts. 1pm check-in, 2pm shotgun start. At McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Comedy. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Friday 29

MUSIC

Steve Delzell. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Doug Rupe. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock.No cover,6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Alison Rice & The Wheel. Americana/Country/Roots Music. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Whitesnake. Hard Rock/Blues Rock/ Heavy Metal. $31.50 – $46.50, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

Ty Curtis. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART

MCAC Summer Art Sale. Featuring work by north Tillamook County artists. Starts at 10am at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita.

HAPPENING

Tillamook Moonlight Madness. 7 – 9pm in downtown Tillamook.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Bill Ham. The writer/actor/comic will bring his humorous writings to the stage. $10, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

The Mystery of Irma Vep. Comedy, a Gothic spoof. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 30

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Troll Radio Revue. Americana. $2 for adults, free for children. 11am – noon at the PAC in Astoria.

Niall. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria

Whitesnake. Hard Rock/Blues Rock/ Heavy Metal. $31.50 – $46.50, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

Jimmy Bevins Live. Plus 5th anniversary party. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Sonny Hess. Blues /R&B/Soul. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART

Open Studio Tour. 33 artists are opening their studios to the public for 2 days. Art may be available for purchase. Free, various locations in and around Astoria. Tour maps available Mid-July. FMI astoriaopenstudio.yolasite.com/

MCAC Summer Art Sale. Featuring work by north Tillamook County artists. At Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita.

CINEMA

E.T. the Extraterrestrial. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. Fielding Hills. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 42-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Wine & Cheese Tasting. $3 admission, 4 – 6:30pm, at the Garibaldi Museum.503-322-8411

HAPPENING

Day at the Park in Skamokawa. Vista Park 30th anniversary celebration. In Skamokawa, WA360-795-8605

Long Beach Rodeo. $10, $9, & $5 admission fees. Starts at 1pm at the Peninsula Saddle Club in Long Beach, WA

Garibaldi Days. All day events, vendors, beer garden, parade at 11am. In downtown Garibaldi.

Garibaldi Days Silent Auction. Noon – 6pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

Northwest Classics Fly-In/Cruise-In. Plus live music, beer & wine garden, drawings for prizes. $5 admission, 7am – 5pm at the Tillamook Air Museum.

Reenactment of 18th Century Sailors & Rope Making. Noon – 4pm at the Garibaldi Museum.

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. At 6:15pm in Garibaldi. 503-842-7972

OUTSIDE

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Ed Paulsen. 11am – 5pm weather and ocean conditions permitting, at D-River Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

The Little Mermaid. A Missoula Children’s Theater production.$5,3pm & 7pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Bill Ham. The writer/actor/comic will bring his humorous writings to the stage. $10, 8pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria.

The Mystery of Irma Vep. Comedy, a Gothic spoof. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 31

MUSIC

Dan Golden. Jazz. 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s Restaurant & Bar in Seaside.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday market.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Brian Johnstone, Flamenco/Jazz/Blues. 4 – 7pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Mariachi Band. Free, 4 – 6pm at City Park in Cannon Beach.

The Whiskey Rebellion. Acoustic/Americana/Bluegrass. $15, 5pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at Clemente’s in Astoria

Free Concert in the Park. Band TBA. 6pm at McLure Park in Astoria.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

The Resolectrics. Blues/Folk/Rock. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Cannon & Sloan. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

ART

MCAC Summer Art Sale. Featuring work by north Tillamook County artists. Until 5pm at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita.

HAPPENING

Long Beach Rodeo. $10, $9, & $5 admission fees. Starts at 1pm at the Peninsula Saddle Club in Long Beach, WA

Garibaldi Days. All day events, vendors, beer garden. In downtown Garibaldi.

PNPW Pro Wrestling. $10, 5 – 8pm at the Astoria Event Center.

OUTSIDE

Giant Kite Show. Featuring Ed Paulsen. 11am – 5pm weather and ocean conditions permitting, at D-River Wayside State Park in Lincoln City.

THEATER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Comedy. $8 – $23, 7pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Monday 1

CINEMA

E.T. the Extraterrestrial. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

Tuesday 2

MUSIC

Wes Wahmund. 1 – 5pm at the Cannon Beach Farmers Market.

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

Wednesday 3

MUSIC

Jason Jones. Free, 6pm at Fred Lindstrom Park in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,

HAPPENING

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference VI. Starts at 7am at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. To register, go to: owetconference2011.eventbrite.com/

Baga’s Front Room. Join other music lovers every first Wednesday for song and conversation and maybe to sip a little wine or other beverage. Food available too. 7pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at

Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

THEATER

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Comedy. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Thursday 4

MUSIC

Thomasian Trio. Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

CINEMA

E.T. the Extraterrestrial. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference VI. At the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. To register, go to: owetconference2011.eventbrite.com/

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 7:30pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Friday 5

MUSIC

Lonesome Crows. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Sunny O’Dell. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country,40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock.No cover,6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Phamous Phaces. Powerpop/Rock. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. At Taste of Tuscany in Seaside. 503-738-5377

HAPPENING

Jake the Alligator Man’s 75th Birthday. Jake’s Bachelor Party burlesque show. $10 cover, door open at 7pm at the Elks Lodge in Long Beach, WA. Reserve a table at: jakethealligatorman.com/friday/

Vernonia’s First Friday. Arts, live music, culture, and special events. 5 0 8pm at Scout Cabin in Vernonia.

Dance Magic. Dance show & competition. At the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. FMI, call 503-738-8585

THEATER

Shanghaied in Astoria. Musical Melodrama. $12 – $20, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

California Suite. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

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Summer Reading List

Well, believe it or not, it’s summer – time to connect up the hoses, get out the weeding tools and have some serious one-on-one time with your garden. And after all that watering and weeding, you can settle down on the back deck with (insert your favorite back-deck food or beverage here) and get some reading done (before falling asleep and dreaming of your best garden harvest and flower show ever!).

English IvyIf you’re like me, you’ll be dealing with plenty of ivy, wild cucumber, and buttercup, all considered invasive weeds. But only English ivy is on THE LIST. Yes, the first bit of summer reading is to get familiar with the Oregon State Noxious Weeds List. On it, you’ll find 264 plants under strict quarantine, and if you have one or more in your garden, you need to either kill (class A) or control (class B) them. So cozy down with THE LIST and learn all about the likes of biddy biddy, camelthorn, sessile joyweed, hairy whitetop, pilipiliula, old man’s beard, Paterson’s curse, policeman’s hat, quackgrass, mile-a-minute, kikuyugrass, Argentine screwbean, turkeyberry, coat buttons and spiny cocklebur, to name but a few. For $5, you can buy a booklet called Pacific Northwest’s Least Wanted List: Invasive Weed Identification and Management from the Oregon State University Extension Service and get close and personal some of these invaders. That’s right, know your enemy.

Invasive Plant MedicineOr maybe friend. After a particularly arduous weeding session, you may start to wonder if there’s another way. Well, have we got a book for you. So plunk down in your favorite deckchair, grab your favorite snack, and open up Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives by Timothy Scott (Healing Arts Press, 2010), “the first book to demonstrate how plants originally considered harmful to the environment actually restore Earth’s ecosystems and possess powerful healing properties,” according to the book’s web site. In Part 1 of the book, Waging War on Plants, Scott discusses the politics and science of invasion biology, ending with a chapter on the economics of weeds. Part Two, The Intelligence of Plants, talks about the way plants communicate and defend themselves, which lays the groundwork for Part Three, Guide to Invasive Plants, where 25 invasives are surveyed in detail for their medicinal and ecological value. For instance, did you know that English ivy removes toxins from the air, has tasty berries (to birds), and is used to treat skin diseases and even cancer? Lots of great information in this book, and you can read it on your Kindle or iPad for less than $10!

When the Killing's DoneLooking for some fiction? T.C. Boyle’s 13th novel, When the Killing’s Done (Viking Press, 2011), is a dramatization of the recent battle between animal rights activists and government and conservation groups over eradication of invasive species in the Channel Islands off of the southern Californian coast. The epigraph of the book is from Genesis 1:28: And God blessed them and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Boyle ends his description of the book with, “Just how precious is any given life—and who gets to decide?”

Have a great summer in the garden!

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HIPFiSH May 2001 Calendar

Monday 9

LECTURE

We Need to Talk. Want a free guided tour of a neglected pleasure? Robert Brake will present a free public lecture/discussion, “We need to talk.” Topics include: why conversations are so important, how to deal with boring people, male/female differences as conversationalists and more. Free, 11:30am -1pm at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

THEATER

Auditions. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” Roles for men and women, ages 20 through 40. The play is a comedy/mystery and commentary on technology. 7pm at Pier Pressure Productions in Astoria. 503-791-8914

Tuesday 10

MUSIC

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

FOOD & DRINK

Coastal Encounters Series. Bread making with Danelle Lochrie and Stephanie Lushina of Rockfish Bakery. A field trip TBA follows later in the week. 6:30pm at Driftwood Library in Lincoln City. khobson@driftwoodlib.org

Ham Dinner. 5 -7pm at St Alban’s Church in Tillamook. 503-842-6192

Wednesday 11

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria

Open Mic Night. No cover, 7pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

OR Fish & Wildlife Big Game regulations Meeting. Open to the Public. Topics for discussion and comment by the public include; tag numbers for 2011 hunts, proposed hunting seasons, and regulations for the 2012 hunting season. 4 – 7pm at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center.

Team Trivia Tournament. Answer the most questions correctly & win prizes & bragging rights. 6pm at the Seaside Public Library.

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

Thursday 12

MUSIC

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

HAPPENING

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 7:30pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Friday 13

MUSIC

Pick & Hammer. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Cannon Beach Chorus. Classical/Folk. $10, students 16 & younger free. 7pm at the Cannon Beach Presbyterian Church.

The Northstar Session. Alternative/Pop/Rock. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Andy Combs and the Moth. Other. No cover, 8pm at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.

HAPPENING

THEATER

Beauty and the Beast Jr. Musical. $7 adults, $4 students. 7pm at the Naselle High School Commons in Naselle, WA

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 14

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 5:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Columbia Crew. Folk. No cover, 6pm at Charlie’s Chowder House in Astoria.

Matthew Hayward Macdonald. Celtic. $5, 7pm at the Old Long Beach Train Depot in Long Beach, WA

North Coast Chorale. Spring Bicentennial Concert, “Voices of Astoria Past, Present, & Future.” 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

Radio Cowboy. Cosmic Country Roots Rock. A benefit concert for the North Head Lighthouse. $10 suggested donation, 7pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Oyster Shooters. Alternative/Classic Rock/Rock. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

ART

Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 9pm downtown Astoria.

CINEMA

The Stranger (1946). $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast. $5 for adults, $3 for children. 8am – 11am at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Wine Tasting. Carlton Cellars. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Seaside Downtown Wine Walk. $7,50 for a commemorative wine glass plus nominal tasting fees. Register at the Carousel Mall. 3 – 7pm at various locations in downtown Seaside.

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 4 2-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Pints for Parkinson’s. A fundraising dinner for the Michael J Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research. $20, 6pm. FMI & tickets, go to: www.pintsforparkinsons.weebly.com

Winemaker’s Dinner. Carlton Cellars. Reservations required, 503-325-6600. 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.

Oregon Hunter’s Banquet. At the Tillamook County Fairgrounds in Tillamook. FMI 503-842-2475

HAPPENING

2nd Saturday Social Dance. 2leftfeet OK. $5 sliding scale, 7:30pm at NCRD in Nehalem.

Paws N’ Stars 4-H Dog Show. At the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. FMI 503-842-8967

Lower Columbia Pug Socializing Club. Pugs and their people meet monthly for fun and socialization. 11am at Carruthers Park in Warrenton.

Touch a Truck. Big rig fun fest. Free, noon – 2pm at the Lincoln City Community Center parking. FMI 541-994-2131

OUTSIDE

Mental Health Walk. 9am at the Bolstad Beach approach in Long Beach, WA

Radio Control Rock Climber West Coast Championships. Locations to be announced on beaches in the Long Beach, WA area. Starts at 8am. 949-600-8642

THEATER

Beauty and the Beast Jr. Musical. $7 adults, $4 students. 7pm at the Naselle High School Commons in Naselle, WA

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 15

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

North Coast Chorale. Spring Bicentennial Concert, “Voices of Astoria Past, Present, & Future.” 2pm at the PAC in Astoria.

Cannon Beach Chorus. Spring Voices Concert. Classical/Folk. $10, 3pm at the Rockaway Community Church in Rockaway Beach.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Buffalo Death Beam. Concrete/ Folk Rock/Shoegaze. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast. All-you-can-eat for $5, 8am – noon at the Bay City Arts Center.

Cannon Beach American Legion Breakfast. $7 adults, $3 children under 6. 9 – 11:30am at the American Legion Hall in Cannon Beach.

Freindship Circle Tea and Luncheon. Food, drink, performance, and raffle. $8 suggested donation, raffle tickets are $1 each. Luncheon will be served at 12:30pm with the program to follow. At the Rosburg Community Hall in Rosburg, WA 360-465-2740

LECTURE

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series. “For Want of Branes”, hide tanning & sewing with Bob and Gayle Kitch. Park fees apply, 1pm at the Netul Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor’s Center.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 3pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Tuesday 17

MUSIC

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

FOOD & DRINK

Coastal Encounters Series. Coffee and coffee roasting with Elaine McCracken of Cape Foulweather Coffee with a field trip TBA later in the week. 6:30pm at the Driftwood Library in Lincoln City. khobson@driftwoodlib.org

Wednesday 18

MUSIC

Open Mic Night. 5 -7pm at the Three Cups Coffee House in Astoria.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Ann Tierney. All levels welcome. 5 – 7pm at Wheelhouse Coffee Company in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,

Open Mic Night. 7 – 9pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

Birch Book. Folk. $7 cover, 7pm at the Astoria Arts & Movement Center. 503-791-4557

HAPPENING

Nautical Renaissance. Tours, sails and other events with the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at the Port of Ilwaco. FMI, go to funbeach.com

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

Thursday 19

MUSIC

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

FOOD & DRINK

Fundraising Dinner. $7 for adults and $5 for children includes. 5 – 6:30pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

HAPPENING

Nautical Renaissance. Tours, sails and other events with the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at the Port of Ilwaco. FMI, go to funbeach.com

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

LECTURE

Astor’s Empire. With James P Rhonda. $15, S/S/M $13, 7pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

LITERARY

Author Appearance. Dane Batty author of “WANTED: Gentleman Bank Robber”. There will be book sales, signings, and refreshments will be served. Free, 7pm at the Seaside Library.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Friday 20

MUSIC

Greg Parke. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 5:30pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Cornmeal. Bluegrass/Jam Band/Progressive. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

North Oregon Coast Symphony Concert. “Russian Harp.” 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

ART

Opening Reception. For an exhibit of work by Yoshihiko Yoshida, a master potter from Mino, Japan. 6pm at the CCC Art Center Gallery in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Adventure Sails & Battle Sails. On the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. The 3- hour family-oriented Adventure Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling. Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Adventure sails are $35 – $55 per person and are at 10am. Battle sails are $40 – $60 per person and are at 2pm. Board at the 17th St dock in Astoria.

Shively Fountain Restoration Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting. Refreshments will be served. Free, 2pm at Maritime Memorial Park in Astoria.

The Chinook Nation and Other Northwest Native Americans. NW tribal songs, music, and dance. $18, S/S/M $15, 7:30pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & Tilla-Wheels Annual Cruise-In. 6 – 10pm on Main Ave in Tillamook.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

OUTSIDE

Open Golf Tournament. At Manzanita Golf Course. FMI call 503-368-5744

Saturday 21

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. 5:30pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Drop Dead Legs. Van Halen Tribute Band. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

ART

Master Potter Yoshihiko Yoshida. “In the Mino Tradition” lecture, slide show & music. 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

CINEMA

A Star is Born (1937). $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. Turley. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 4 2-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Winemaker’s Dinner. Turley. Reservations required, 503-325-6600. 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Vintage Fashion Show. Includes lunch. $20, 1 -3pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Heritage Fair. Celebrating Astoria’s cultural diversity with food booths, demonstrations, music, dance performances, arts & crafts, weaving, and family friendly events. Starts at 9:30am at the Sunset Empire Transit Center Parking Lot in Astoria. http://astoria200.org/default.asp?deptid=1&com=events&eventID=2

North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & Tilla-Wheels Club Show & Shine. Starts at 8am at the parking lot at the Tillamook County Creamery Assn. in Tillamook. 503-842-7591

United Paws Adoptathon. Dogs, cats, and kittens available for adoption. Noon – 3pm at the Tennis Court Bldg at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics. Includes dog competitions for all breeds, sizes and ages. Registration begins at 11AM. Cost: $3 per dog, per category or $25 per dog for unlimited entries. Doggie vendors, prizes and more! 1545 SE 50th St in Lincoln City. FMI 541-996-1274, 800-452-2151, www.oregoncoast.org

LITERARY

Author Appearance. Vivian Swift, author of “When Wanders Cease to Roam”. After the reading, Vivian will be on hand for book sales and signings. Free, 3pm at the Seaside Library.

OUTSIDE

Great White Tail Run. Courses include a 10K, 5K and 2 mile run throughout the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. Registration at 8:30am, race starts at 10am. At Skamokawa, WA 360-795-9996

Open Golf Tournament. At Manzanita Golf Course. FMI call 503-368-5744

Reach the Beach. A fundraising bicycle relay ride that ends at the beach at Pacific City. 503-459-4508 Pre-registration at http://action.lungusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=3050&pg=entry

Glass Floats. 100 hand-crafted glass sand dollars and 100 glass crabs along with 200 additional glass floats will await discovery along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean permitting. FMI 541-996-1274, 800-452-2151

THEATER

The Land of the Dragon. A stylized Chinese play. $18, S/S/M $15, 7:30pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 22

MUSIC

Brownsmead Flats. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 11am at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Country-Folk Music Jam. Americana. Bring your instruments and take part. 1pm at the Tillamook Forest Center, on Hwy 6, east of Tillamook.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

North Oregon Coast Symphony. “Russian Harp.” $10, 3pm at the Tillamook United Methodist Church.

Swing Cats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 5pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Colleen Raney. Celtic/Irish. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

Cannon Beach American Legion Breakfast. $7 adults, $3 children under 6. 9 – 11:30am at the American Legion Hall in Cannon Beach.

Chef’s Night Out. Food & drink included. $40 per person, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Ballroom at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Adventure Sails & Battle Sails. FMI, see Friday, May 20.

OUTSIDE

Open Golf Tournament. At Manzanita Golf Course. FMI call 503-368-5744

Glass Floats. 100 hand-crafted glass sand dollars and 100 glass crabs along with 200 additional glass floats will await discovery along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean permitting. FMI 541-996-1274, 800-452-2151

Mutt Run. A 5k run/walk for pets and owners. $10 per person/pet. Registration begins at 8am, Run starts at 9am at 1545 SE 50th St in Lincoln City. FMI 541-994-2131

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 3pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Monday 23

FOOD & DRINK

Ice Cream Social. The public is invited for cake & ice cream + birthday celebration. $1 suggested donation, free if it’s your birthday month. 2pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA (3rd Monday)

Tuesday 24

MUSIC

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Michael Niflis. Classical guitar. Free, 7pm at the Tillamook Library.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 – 9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

Wednesday 25

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6 pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,

Open Mic Night. 7 – 9pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

ART

Opening Reception. For an exhibit of Tillamook High School Senior Art Student Portfolios. 5 – 6pm at the Bay City Arts Center.

FOOD & DRINK

Coastal Encounters Series. Regional cheese and cheese making with Pat Morford of Three Rivers Chevre and Tami Parr of the Pacific Northwest Cheese Project with a field trip following later in the week. 6:30pm at the Driftwood Library in Lincoln City. khobson@driftwoodlib.org

HAPPENING

Open Mic. All Acts are welcome. No cover, 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

LITERARY

Local Author Showcase. Writers and friends are invited to come share and listen to original works being read by local authors. Free, 6 – 8pm at Olde Towne Trading Post in Ilwaco, WA

Thursday 26

MUSIC

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 5:30pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

HAPPENING

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

LITERARY

Rain Magazine Public Reading & Reception. Refreshments will be served. 6pm at the CCC Art Center Gallery in Astoria.

Author Appearance. Spike Walker, author of “On the Edge of Survival”, “Working on the Edge”, and other books. His books inspired the hit television show “Deadliest Catch”. The event will take place in the Community Room. Spike will be available for book sales and signings. Refreshments will be served. Free, 7pm at the Seaside Library.

OUTSIDE

Sand Trap Golf Tourney. $90 per team, $120 per team with cart. 1pm check-in, 2pm start at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Friday 27

MUSIC

Ocean Fire. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

The Floyd Light Middle School Orchestra and Choir. Classical/Jazz/Folk. Free, at noon at the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside.

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Country Music Jam. Free, 7 – 9pm at the Wickiup Senior Center in Svensen.

Ultronz. Alternative/Powerpop/Surf. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

James Faretheewell & The Foolhardy. Psychedelic Americana Rock. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

HAPPENING

Spring Bazaar. 10am – 4pm at NW Trail Riders Assn in Long Beach, WA

The Enchanted Aunts. A performance by the Astoria School of Ballet. $10, S/S/M $5, 7pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 28

MUSIC

Troll Radio Revue. Americana. $2 for adults, free for children. 11am – noon at the PAC in Astoria.

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 5:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Memorial Weekend Blues Festival. With the Norman Sylvester Band. $5 cover, 6pm at the Nehalem Bay Winery near Wheeler.

CINEMA

Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1978). $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast. $5, 8am – 11am at the Peninsula Activity & Senior Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Clam Chowder Feed. Free, 11am – 3pm (or until chowder is gone) at the Netarts Community Club in Netarts.

Wine Tasting. Anniversary Celebration & Special Tasting. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 4 2-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Spring Bazaar. 10am – 4pm at NW Trail Riders Assn in Long Beach, WA

Street Fair. The Warrenton Head Start Parent Group’s Street Fair will take place from 8am – 2pm at the Warrenton Head Start Center. 503-861-2379

Book Sale. 9am – 4pm in Manzanita at two venues: Fiction will be at Pine Grove Community Center, 225 Laneda Avenue, and Nonfiction at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Avenue.

Garibaldi’s Blessing of the Fleet. Time TBA at the docks in Garibaldi. 503-322-3796

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. Starts at 6:15pm in Garibaldi. FMI: 503-842-7972

THEATER

The Land of the Dragon. A stylized Chinese play. $2 donation at the door. 11am at the PAC in Astoria.

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 29

MUSIC

The Catillacs. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Red White & Blue Concert. With the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Band. Country/Western. 2pm at the Raymond Theater in Raymond, WA

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Acoustic/Blues/Folk. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

Garibaldi Famous Fish Fry. Noon at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi. 503-322-3796

HAPPENING

PNPW Pro Wrestling. $10, 5 – 8pm at the Astoria Event Center.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club. Comedy. $8 – $20, 3pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Monday 30

MUSIC

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Acoustic/Blues/Folk. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

Tuesday 31

MUSIC

Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.

Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the Harbor Bite in Seaside.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Barney Perrine. No cover, 7 -9pm at Creekside Restaurant & Lounge in Seaside.

FOOD & DRINK

Coastal Encounters Series. Clamming with William Lackner. Field trip follows on June 1. Field trip participants must have Oregon Shellfish Harvester’s Licenses. Lecture is at 6pm at the Driftwood Library in Lincoln City. khobson@driftwoodlib.org

Wednesday 1

MUSIC

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,

Baga’s Front Room. Join other music lovers every first Wednesday for song and conversation and maybe to sip a little wine or other beverage. Food available too. 7pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING

Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita

Thursday 2

MUSIC

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.

FOOD & DRINK

Mexican Dinner. $15 for adults, $10 for children. 4 – 7pm at the Husdon House Bed & Breakfast Inn on Hwy 101 south of Cloverdale. 503-392-3533

HAPPENING

Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.

Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Friday 3

MUSIC

Locust Street Taxi. 3:30 – 6:30pm at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market in Long Beach, WA

Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at Clemente’s in Astoria.

Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.

Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. At Taste of Tuscany in Seaside. 503-738-5377

HAPPENING

Vernonia’s First Friday. Arts, entertainment, live music, culture, & special events. 5 -8pm at Scout Cabin in Vernonia.

LITERARY

Author Reading. A river of Words with Michael Pyle & Brian Doyle. A benefit for Rain Magazine. Suggested donation $10, 6pm at the Baked Alaska Expedition Room in Astoria.

Saturday 4

MUSIC

Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.

The Slick Skillet Serenaders. Jazz/Blues/Ragtime. No cover, 8pm at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. Sineann. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 4 2-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

OUTSIDE

Beach Soccer Tournament. Free for spectators. On the beach near the Broadway Turnaround in Seaside.

Radio Control Aircraft “Fun Fly”. At the North Coast RC Modelers’ Airfield at 13990 Hwy 101, 7 miles south of Tillamook.

THEATER

The Land of the Dragon. A stylized Chinese play. 7:30pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 5

MUSIC

The Bobbers. 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Bluegrass Music Jam. 1 – 3pm at the Tillamook Forest Center.

All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Swingcats. Swing/Jazz/Blues. No cover, 6pm at Lil’ Bayou in Seaside.

Renegade Minstrels. Blues/Jazz/Roots. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

OUTSIDE

Beach Soccer Tournament. Free for spectators. On the beach near the Broadway Turnaround in Seaside.

Radio Control Aircraft “Fun Fly”. At the North Coast RC Modelers’ Airfield at 13990 Hwy 101, 7 miles south of Tillamook.

THEATER

Frogtown. An all ages musical (with frogs) featuring new songs and cast members. $12, with a family rate of 4 for $39. 2pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

The Land of the Dragon. A stylized Chinese play. 3pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

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CULTURE THEATER

Laughing Wild At PPP

Laughing Wild
Bill Ham and Jennie Newton Converge in Laughing Wild

PIER PRESSURE PRODUCTIONS (PPP) presents a staged reading of Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild “Laughing wild amid severest woe” from Thomas Gray’s “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” is a fitting description of this fiercely ironic comedy.

In Laughing Wild, two comic monologues evolve into a man’s and a woman’s shared nightmare of modern life and the isolation it creates.  From her turf battles at the supermarket to the desperate cliches of self-affirmations he learns at his “personality workshop,” they run the gamut of everyday life’s small brutalities until they meet, with disastrous inevitability, at the Harmonic Convergence in Central Park.

Jenni Newton and Bill Ham, seasoned Astoria actors will share the stage in this dark comedy.

Performance: Sat June 24, Sun June 25, 8pm. Tickets are $15 and available 2 hours before curtain. Pier Pressure Productions is located at 260 10th Street in Astoria.

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CULTURE THEATER

Neil Simon’s Star-Spangled Girl

Star-Spangled Girl
Sam Kuzma, Chey Kuzma, Steele Fleisher.

Look for TAPA’s  production of Neil Simon’s timely favorite comingthis June. The Star-Spangled Girl tells the story of two struggling writers, portrayed by Sam Kuzma and Steele Fleisher, who are trying to keep their underground political protest newspaper afloat. While trying to expose government conspiracies and wrongdoings, they meet an all-American girl, portrayed by Chey Kuzma, who has just moved into their building. Love and politics dance together in this clever and witty play.

The Star-Spangled Girl kicks off TAPA’s summer season on June 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, and July 1 and 2. Following The Star-Spangled Girl is The Starlite Academy Children’s Workshop July 19–23 directed by Wally and Diane Nelson. Then rounding out the summer season is The Chicken Creek Diaries written by Marilyn Allen and directed by Wally Nelson. For ticket info visit www.tillamooktheater.com or contact info@tillamooktheater.com.

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CULTURE THEATER

June is Jr. Shanghaied at the Astor St. Opry Playhouse

Junior Shanghaied in AstoriaTHE 3RD ANNUAL JUNIOR SHANGHAIED 2011 (an ALL KID cast, but enjoyed by the whole family!)  runs every Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon in the month of June. This season opens Saturday June 4th at 7:30pm and will continue every Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm for the month of at the ASOC Playhouse 129 West Bond Street in Uniontown Astoria.

Junior Shanghaied is as fun and memorable as the BIG Shanghaied! Including: Music, Dance and Local Folklore and with other fun ASOC traditions like raffles and souvenirs!

Also Available for Your Eating & Drinking Pleasure…The Miss Virginia Sweet Soda Fountain (sponsored by The Rio Café) Features: Hotdogs & Chips, Popcorn, Soda Pop, Locally Made Columbia Chocolates Candy & more!

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling our Shanghaied Ticket Hotline 503-325-6104 to leave a voice mail. Calls will be returned 10:00 am to 3:00pm daily. Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning one hour before show time, but reservations are recommended. Be sure to ask about our GROUP and CHILD discounts. Check out our website for all our activities at www.astorstreetoprycompany.com.

The 2011 show is directed by Shanghaied Veterans’ Michael Wangen, music direction by ChrisLynn Taylor, Choreography by Carleta Lewis Allen.

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CULTURE THEATER

Summer Repertory Season opens with Neil Simon’s California Suite

On Friday, June 17, Coaster Theatre will open its first production of the 2011 Summer Repertory Season not with Boeing-Boeing, but with Neil Simon’s California Suite.  Very recently, the rights to present Boeing-Boeing were suddenly restricted by Samuel French, Inc.  “This is something that has never happened to us before, although royalty companies do retain the right to restrict the rights to any of the plays in their catalogue at any time,” says Coaster marketing person Pia Shepard.
In the true spirit of “the show must go on!” a new play was chosen, and the cast of Boeing-Boeing, director Julie Akers, the designers and everyone involved, quickly shifted gears without a moment to lose and began work on California Suite.  Coaster Theatre thanks Julie and the entire cast for their flexibility, dedication and hard work!.

California Suite is Neil Simon at his best, with 4 playlets all set in one suite in The Beverly Hills Hotel sometime in the 1970s. There’s a magazine writer visited by her ex-husband, a British star and husband on their way to the Academy Award ceremonies, an unsuspecting wife with an untimely arrival, and two couples on a vacation they should never have shared.  Laughter abounds with Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

The Gala Opening Night begins with a no-host wine tasting by The Wine Shack in the theatre lobby at 7:15pm, curtain up at 8pm and complimentary champagne and hors-d’oeuvres following the performance.  Tickets are $20 & $15 on sale at the box office and on line. Coaster Summer Rep opens The Putnam County Spelling Bee ( a musical), July 1, and comedy The Mystery of Erma Vep, July 20. 503.436.1242/coastertheatre.com.

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CULTURE THEATER

An Original Musical: Storms, Stories and Songs; a Celebration of Cannon Beach

The Cannon Beach Arts Association awards an annual $3,000 grant to an emerging or professional artist from the community.  The Artist Grant is intended to promote the work of local artists and to provide support necessary to expand their creative process.  It is also the intent to encourage a wider art audience and quality art experiences within the community.

The 2010 winner of the Individual Artist Grant, Patrick Lathrop will present his original musical Storms, Stories and Songs: A Celebration of Cannon Beach, at the Coaster Theater in June and early July.  Lathrop has been working with local school children to stage the production; which is an original musical play about the history of Cannon Beach. Over the course of the winter, Lathorp researched and wrote the play.  He utilized archives from the Cannon Beach History Center as a resource for defining his characters and the time periods, including historic images to create the scenery.

Admission to all of the performances are free. The opening night performance (followed by a Gala Event) will be on Saturday, June 11, at 7pm.  Subsequent performances are scheduled for the summer on Saturdays: June 18, 25 & July 2 at 12 noon.

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CULTURE THEATER

Don’t – Miss -‘Em!

Lie, Cheat and Genuflect
Catch The Riverbend Players at the NRCD, Sat June 4, 7pm, and Sunday June 5, 2pm. Tickets are $10.  All proceeds go to the auditorium renovation fund at NCRD, located at 36155 Ninth St. in Nehalem.

The Sound of Music
Peninsula Association of Performing Artists (PAPA) continues with its production of the glorious classic The Sound of Music.  Friday and Saturday shows, 7pm. Sunday Matinees, 3pm. June 4 show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, and can be purchased at Okie’s Thriftway in Ocean Park, Stormin’ Norman’s in Long Beach or by calling 665-6530. June 3-5, 10 -12. At the Fort Columbia Theater (above the Chinook tunnel).

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CULTURE MUSIC

The Xploding Boys • Get a CURE fix

Xploding Boys
CATCH THE XPLODING BOYS
, Portland’s very own tribute to the Cure, on their west coast tour here in Astoria. Claimed to possibly be the longest-running Cure tribute band in the western hemisphere.  the project was started in 1999 as a side project by then-drummer and now lead singer thedrowningman.

Come dance to Fascination Street, Boys Don’t Cry, and more Cure classics with a band that is so close to the real thing it is spooky!

Doors open at 8pm featuring special guest DJ Wednesday. All ages. 17 and under $3. Adults $7. Friday, June 17, at the Astoria Movement Center, Corner of 11th and Harrison.

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CULTURE MUSIC

Chris Robley and the Fear of Heights • Rock Arranger!

Chris Robley and the Fear of Heights
Chris Robley and the Fear of Heights

Band frontman and as soloist, Portland now-veteran Chris Robley gets the thumbs up from NPR to L.A.Times. While his solo efforts compare to Elliott Smith, his backup band is an energetic rock force , of raw Beatle-esque arrangements, with use of chamber pop instruments; keyboards, trumpet, and glockenspiel!!!! Guaranteed to love.

Thursday, June 23, 7pm, Sandtrap in Gearhart, No Cover.

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CULTURE MUSIC

Hillfolk Noir • Spooky Toe Tappin

Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir has been described as a dark, country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. The band calls it Junkerdash, but no matter the descriptor, you’ll find Hillfolk Noir’s psychedelic swamp-shack rags equally spooky and toe-tapping.

Hillfolk Noir has toured nationally and performed with James McMurtry, Built to Spill, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle,  Gourds, and more. Their unique roots gumbo has broad appeal, as evidenced by the disparate gigs they have played at everything from hipster clubs to square dances to folk music festivals.

Sunday, June 26, 8pm, Fort George in Astoria, No Cover.

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CULTURE MUSIC

Whiskey Puppy • Kick up your Booty Heels

Whiskey PuppyBOOT-STOMPING, mule-slapping traditional bluegrass and old time music. The Portland, OR trio brings energy, humor, and skillful musicianship to little-known songs and tunes searched out from the repertoires of the early Southern string bands. Whiskey Puppy have appeared to howling acclaim at bars and festivals all over the West Coast.

Friday, July 1, 9pm. A great band to see at the new Hazels in Astoria, at 14th on Marine Dr. No Cover.

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CULTURE MUSIC

The Mighty and the Misty: Waikiki Beach Concert Series – New 7pm time slot!

Mighty Ghosts
Mighty Ghosts

This year marks the sixth summer of concerts offered outdoors at Cape Disappointment State Park, near Ilwaco, Washington. The Waikiki Beach Concert Series receives its name from the small pocket beach where the North Jetty meets the rocky cape. The amphitheater which serves as the setting for these folk concerts was designed as part of the Confluence Project, designed by architect Maya Lin of Vietnam Memorial fame. There are six performances planned for the summer, one on each second and fourth Saturday evening of June, July and August.

June’s performances include two regional acts, regionally known MIGHTY GHOSTS (mightyghosts.com) play original Americana acoustic roots music, and open the season on JUNE 11, with the new time for shows (no longer 2pm, conflicting with the beach-crowds), starting at 7pm. JUNE 25, all-female Bluegrass Band THE MISTY MAMAS (mistymamas.com), take the stage.

Misty Mamas
Misty Mamas at the Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival July 4, 2009. Fossil, Oregon. Photo by Bob Woodward.

If you’ve never been to a performance of the Waikiki Beach Concert Series June is the month to check it out. Washington State Parks are free for the rest of the month. Starting July 1st, all park visitors will be required to buy a $10 daily Discover Pass or a $30 annual pass. These passes will be available in the next few weeks, wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold in Washington, as well as at Cape Disappointment State Park. The concerts themselves are free due to the support of the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway. This non-profit group operates the gift stores at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and at the Carriage House near the North Head Lighthouse. They support a variety of special events throughout the year in our area Washington State Parks and are now concentrating their efforts towards restoring the North Head Lighthouse.

This summer’s concert series at Cape Disappointment State Park will continue to offer beautiful music in a beautiful location. Bring your sunglasses if you’re lucky and an umbrella if you’re not. Come early, play on the beach a bit and enjoy a picnic dinner. Stay late and enjoy the sunset with the sounds of folk music ringing in your ears. For more information about these concerts, call (360) 642-3029.

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ART HAPPENS CULTURE

The Fabled Landscape – Marla Baggetta at RiverSea

Marla BaggettaIF YOU’VE EVER FOUND yourself gazing down a path, not knowing where it might lead, but choosing to follow anyway, the paintings and pastel landscapes of Marla Baggetta are sure to entrance. The renowned Oregon artist brings a new collection of works on paper as well as canvas to RiverSea Gallery in a series titled, The Fabled Landscape. The exhibition will open with a preview party and artist’s talk Friday, June 10th 6 –8 pm, followed by the Astoria Second Saturday Artwalk reception, June 11th 5 – 8 pm. Baggetta will be available at both events to discuss her artwork, techniques and the vision that binds it all together. The Fabled Landscape will remain on exhibit through June 28th.

In large format canvases and pastel works on paper, Baggetta invites the viewer to explore her conception of landscape. Known as a master of light and color, Baggetta carefully follows the rules of classic techniques in use of medium until she finds the perfect point of departure. Her work exhibits depth in training, an understanding of the importance of under painting and tonality; composition is never left to chance, nor is the balance of abstraction to reality.  These combined elements are what make Baggetta’s work move beyond traditional landscape painting…it’s her own blend of magic, based on intuition, freedom to explore, and supported by an assured knowledge of classical skills.

Baggetta is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of Oregon, and has won numerous awards for her highly sought-after works. She has been featured in Pastel Journal, the premiere magazine for pastel artists. She is also the author of Step by Step Pastel, published by Walter Foster Publishing, and teaches workshops throughout the northwest, including at Art Center College of Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Creative Arts Community-Menucha, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and for West Linn/Wilsonville Community Education.

RiverSea Gallery is open daily at 1160 Commercial Street, in the heart of historic downtown Astoria, Open: Mon through Thur, 11 to 5:30; Fri and Sat, 11 to 7pm; and 11 to 4 each Sunday. 503-325-1270, or visit the website at www.RiverSeaGallery.com.

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ART HAPPENS CULTURE

Art Sea Street Fair in Lincoln City Focuses on Recycled Art

Bottle Cap Fish
John T. Unger's Bottle Cap Fish will be part of a community public art project at the Art Sea Street Fair.

A Recycled Fashion Show, Junk to Funk art, a Kids Recycled Castle project are all part Lincoln City’s bay front Art Sea Street Fair, on 51st Street, and city-wide, all-day Art Sea Festival in Lincoln City,  on Saturday June 11.

Art vendors and bands from across the Pacific NW will set up at the Cultural Center on HWY 101 from 9:00am-7:00pm. Plein Air artists are invited back to compete in our annual “Quick Draw” contest and live Paint Out along the Bay-Front. At sundown (around 8:45pm) help in the release of hundreds of sky lanterns benefiting the Children’s Cancer Association. Lanterns are available for a suggested donation and can be purchased during the Street Fair on SW 51st Street.

This year the festival brings noted Michigan-based recycle artist John T. Unger to Lincoln City to create a one day community public art project.  Unger is an artist filled with a passion for found materials. He creates from everyday objects often discarded as used up, void of life. “If my job as an artist is to fill the world with more things, I feel that I should also remove unused or unwanted things from the world in the process in order to make room for the new art,” states the artist. “This is one reason I like working with recycled materials.”

John will be helping members of the public scale back and find new life by creating a fish of used bottle caps. States Unger, “Bottle caps have long had a place in the folk art tradition as a decorative element. My own bottle cap mosaics were initially inspired by Haitian ritual flags, in which detailed images are realized entirely through the use of sequins. For the process each cap is sorted by brand or color, washed, dried, punched, partially crimped and finally nailed in overlapping scales to create a feeling of depth, light and shadow. Decorative nail heads emulate the texture of seed beads often used to reinforce the sequins.”

Sky LanternWhen speaking on the finished fish project John says,” The most amazing thing about these fish is the way they interact with light. When you look at one or two caps from any brand, they’re generally not all that impressive. But when you group hundreds of them together and let them catch the sunlight, they truly glow.”

Unger’s work, which includes magnificent ornate fire bowls hand-cut from 100% recycled steel  has been praised in print by Craft Magazine, VenusZine, Variety Magazine, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Sun Times, The Detroit News, and others.

Members of the public are invited to work with John and create a community art project from Noon 6:00PM on SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City. FMI Call 800.452.2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org.

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ART HAPPENS CULTURE

The Bay City Arts Center Artist of the Month

Bay City ArtsBAY CITY ARTS presents the work of sculptor and muralist Stephan Seable through the month of June, with a reception to meet the artist, Saturday June 5, 5-7pm.

Seable’s work ranges from playground sculptures for the Concord We Care Center and Ambrose School in Pittsburg, California, to mural painting at the Foreign Affairs College and the American Embassy in Beijiing, China in 2000, to mural painting in Buin, Chile in 2003-2005. Raised and educated in Portland, Seable earned his BS from Portland State University in Art/Biology/Humanities and his MA from Brigham Young University in Sculpture and Design.

Says the artist of his work, “I attempt to combine my appreciation for the beauty and wonder of the natural world and my love of color, form, line and texture.  Much of my sculpture is inspired by the human drama, and emotion of relationships, family, parent/child, and man to God.”

Visit and enjoy this exhibit at the Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A Street, in Bay City. For more events at the center go to baycityartcenter.org.

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ART HAPPENS CULTURE

Fresh Air and Fresh Paint – Plein Air and More in Cannon Beach, June 24–26

Janet Bland“En plein air,” is the French expression meaning to paint “in the open air,”  and is most frequently referred to as plein air, the act of painting outdoors. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air and More event now in its third year, has grown into a 3-day event, and this year includes more than two dozen artists, represented by Cannon Beach galleries.

Artists will be creating works of art on location throughout the town and on the beach. Adding to the excitement of this unique artist happening, many will work in the traditional method of plein air painting, while others will sculpt, and photograph in their own unique styles. Individual galleries will display the finished works and host receptions for the artists.

Sit and watch, ask questions, or even pick up your own brushes and participate in a workshop with Michael Orwick, noted plein air painter, in the week leading up to the event. June 22-24, The workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, but Michael is also inviting students to join him for informal sunrise and sunset paint outs at no additional charge. Open to painters of any level. For more information, contact DragonFire Gallery. 503-436-1533.

EVENT INFO: June 24 – Friday night, 5 to 7pm, “Meet and greet” artists reception at the CB Chamber of Commerce; June 25 – Saturday 10am to 4pm, “Paint out” and more throughout Cannon Beach. Maps of the artists locations will be available at all of the galleries. Saturday Eve – individual Gallery receptions for the artists; June 26  – Sunday 11am to 4pm, Plein Air and More Group Show. For more detail and a list of participating galleries and artists, go to cbgallerygroup.com.