house of sueños audio drama weaves Spanish, English, and Hamlet into a true-life story

Salvadoran-American playright Meme Garcia tells her life story of family, mental health, and the power of dreams in house of sueños, a five-part audio drama. The podcast interweaves Spanish and English with elements of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Five years after their father disappears, Rina and Amelia prepare to celebrate their mother's new marriage. Their lives turn … Continue reading house of sueños audio drama weaves Spanish, English, and Hamlet into a true-life story

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival returns March 19-May 2

Tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival returns from Friday, March 19, until Sunday, May 2. This year, all tickets must be purchased online, and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Season tickets … Continue reading Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival returns March 19-May 2

Tune into the Safe at Home Festival through March 31

Image credit: Double the Trouble Manitoba Arts Network hosts the Safe at Home Festival through Wednesday, March 31. The festival includes 21 livestreamed performances followed by conversations with the artists, five interactive online exhibitions with livestreamed discussions, and virtual art classes. All events feature artists from Manitoba. The festival started on February 21, and you can watch recordings … Continue reading Tune into the Safe at Home Festival through March 31

Tickets go on sale March 4 for the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru at Gillette Stadium

Do you love Hot Wheels? Then, here's an experience you don't want to miss--driving through a display of life-size Hot Wheels cars and trucks. The show started in California and is now at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell until Sunday (buy tickets). Its next stop is at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Friday, March … Continue reading Tickets go on sale March 4 for the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru at Gillette Stadium

2021 Rip City Race for the Roses goes virtual

Photo by Cheryl Landes Another popular Portland running event is going virtual this year because of the COVID pandemic. The Rip City for the Roses supports a great cause: The Albertina Kerr's services and programs for kids, teens, and adults with intellectual and/or development disabilities. This year's event runs from Sunday, April 25, through Sunday, … Continue reading 2021 Rip City Race for the Roses goes virtual

Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

The Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pittock Mansion in Portland's West Hills has reopened to smaller capacities. Tickets are timed and available online. Wearing masks during visits and distancing are required. Henry and Georgiana Pittock built the French Renaissance mansion on … Continue reading Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

Black Restaurant Week through February 28

Chicken with potatoes, green beans, brussels sprouts, carrots and mushrooms, roasted in a cast iron skillet (photo courtesy iStock) Black Restaurant Week celebrates the culinary talents and achievements of African American-owned restaurants throughout the United States. Different cities and regions schedule this event through the year. This week, it's in the Pacific Northwest. This year's … Continue reading Black Restaurant Week through February 28

2021 Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in California cancelled again

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, have been cancelled for the second year in a row, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Staff Reporter Randall Roberts quoted an order Riverside County Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, posted on January … Continue reading 2021 Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in California cancelled again