ARTICHOKE MUSIC, JULY HIGHLIGHTS – Saturday July 13, Artichoke Gone Electric, 8 pm. Three local songwriters Shane Brown, William Stafford and Adam Sweeney. Sunday July 14, Yankl Falk’s Carpathian-Pacific Express, 7 pm. The Carpathian-Pacific Express presents music for celebration, mystical chant, raucous songs of drunken exuberance, and so much more including a special musical salute to Bastille Day. Saturday July 20,Ynana Rose, 8 pm. Award-winning Rose’s soulful voice crosses genres. Saturday July 27, 8 pm, Rindy & Marv Ross. The singer/songwriter duo founded Seafood Mama, Quarterflash, and The Trail Band and are Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees. $20. Artichoke, 2007 SE Powell Blvd., offers live music at least four nights a week, with featured concerts on Saturday and Sunday, open mics on Thursday and a lively Friday Night Coffeehouse.All tickets $15 except as noted. For the full calendar, see artichokemusic.org.
THE 2020 PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL is calling for art installations. The year’s theme is Into the Dreamscape and the festival will be held February 6-8 at outdoor sites throughout the city. Submissions are currently open for artists and artworks must be able to withstand winter weather. The submission form is available at pdxwlf.com. The deadline is August 2, 11:59 pm. Strong preference is given to Pacific Northwest artists. Last year’s fest hosted a 30’ disco ball by Ivan McLean at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, large projection installations on the underside of the Marquam Bridge by local multimedia artists, and free water taxi rides on a Crystal Dolphin with performances by the Portland Opera. The Winter Light Fest was created by the local nonprofit, Willamette Light Brigade and is family-friendly and free, See lightthebridges.org.
OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME (OMHOF) hosts its annual scholarship performance and announces its 2019 inductees Tuesday, July 9 at Tony Starlight’s, 1125 SE Madison St. from 5-7 pm. The event begins with a press conference and scholarships will be presented to this year’s recipients picked from nearly a hundred applicants from around the state. This year’s winners are drummer Ethan Reed, from Astoria High School; flautist John Nguyen, from Westview High School; multi-instrumentalist, Joseph Matveyenko, from PCC’s Early College Program and vocalist Kristen Luna, from St. Mary’s Academy. Nguyen performs July 9 at Tony Starlight’s. Reed and Matveyenko perform at Lake Oswego Arts Festival June 21-22 and Luna performs in late July/early August TBA. See omhof.org for more.
LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH DAVID BIESPIEL August 12-21 from The Attic Institute. In this four session workshop, attention will be devoted to the quality of remembering and remaking past experiences and telling stories on the page. The focus is on observation, with demonstration-writing exercises designed to include techniques to frame your writing, draw out the details of place, and to pay attention to landmarks that anchor the imagination. The workshop has prompts ranging from several minutes to an hour. Class is Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8 pm, August 12, 14, 19, 21 at Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Open for twenty writers only, so register early. Early registration and tuition deadline is seven days prior to the start. See atticinstitute.com for more.