MUSIC MILLENNIUM’s CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BARBECUE is Saturday, August 10, from 11 am – 6 pm. Free food, the Millennium Magic Wheel and live music all day: Shoebox Letters –11 am; Jaime Leopold – Noon; Rich McCulley – 1 pm; Ron Rogers – 2 pm; Fault Lines – 3 pm; Redcast – 4 pm and Christian Burghardt – 5 pm. See www.musicmillennium.com for more.
DEAR COMRADE, a movie by Mady Schutzman, documents the story of Llano del Rio (1914-18), California’s most successful communitarian experiment. August 14 at 5th Ave. Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. at PSU. Tickets $6 and screens at 7 pm.
SHAKESPEARE’S JULIUS CAESAR, directed by Ty Boice is Fri.-Sun. August 17 – Sept 29 at Post5 Theatre’s Lacroute Courtyard Theater, 850 NE 81st Ave. and 4 blocks south of the Red, Blue, Green MAX Lines. Admission is “Pay What You Can”. No shows September 13-15. Tickets at postfivetheatre.org/tickets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262.853.9344.
ROBIN BACIOR is in concert Friday August 17 with cellist Dan Bindschedler at The Piano Fort, 1715 SE Spokane St., 503.314.6474 (w/ Honey Noble and Gallop). We spotlighted her disc back in May. Bacior and Bindschedler also perform August 23 in an intimate houseconcert at The Christmas Horse, 1742 SE Elliott Ave. Listen at www.robinbacior.com .
THE 16th WILLIAM BYRD FEST opens with “Liturgy And Lamentation,” conducted by David Trendell with organist Mark Williams, Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1112 SE 41st Ave. The program is: Byrd’s English anthems from The Tears or Lamentations of a Sorrowful Soul (1614) and Latin pieces from the Gradualia (1607). The Festival features two weeks of lectures, services and concerts. www.byrdfestival.org. Tickets $20, $15 seniors & students. Contact Dean Applegate, 971.227.8740, www.byrdfestival.org.
CASEY NEILL AND THE NORWAY RATS perform Thursday, August 22 at Berrydale Park SE 92nd & Taylor. Music begins at 6 pm and is free for all ages. Get an earful at www.caseyneill.org.
THE ZOMBIES in concert at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, Thurs, Aug. 29 in an 8 pm show. “She’s Not There”, “Tell Her No”, and “Time of The Season” all were recorded between 1963 and 1969 and are staples of oldies radio. Original members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent along with added bassist Jim Rodford. See thezombies.net.
THE TALE OF CYMBELINE by Portland Actors Ensemble, presented throughout August at area parks including Sat., Aug. 31, Sun., Sept. 1 and Mon., Sept. 2 in SE at Reed College, 3 pm. All shows are free. For a schedule of parks and locations visit portlandactors.org. 503.887.3795.
SING PORTLAND! – the non-audition community choir, performs in concert Saturday. Aug. 10 at Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St. at 8 pm in a benefit for Rising Hope Foundation, tackling poverty in Uganda with education and mentorship programs.(www.risinghopefoundation.com), New season rehearsals begin Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 pm in Bothmer Hall, 5915 SE Division St. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Open enrollment means singers can join any time.and note-reading or musical experience is not required – just a desire to sing in community. www.singportland.com or 503.956.4046.