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Saturday, February 23 | Chessman Gallery: “Something Old, Something New”

An exhibition of mixed media artworks (acrylic and collage on watercolor paper) by David Wilson, recasting old film and television performers into situations in the artist’s life. The colors and patterns are influenced by classic movie posters. Join us for a glass of wine and complimentary nibbles at this opening reception: 5-7 pm on Friday,...

Saturday, February 23 | Taft Drama’s Murder Mystery Dinner & Fundraiser

Have dinner, see friends, and watch a mystery unfold before your eyes, courtesy of the students, parents and advisors of the Taft 7-12 Drama Club. This “Murder at the Oscars” Murder Mystery Dinner is raising money for the club’s upcoming performance of “Shrek, The Musical.” Seatings at 3 pm and 7 pm, choose between chicken...

Sunday, February 24 | Jet Black Pearl Trio

It all started 25 years ago in the back of a thrift store in Prague. Jetty Swart stumbled upon a fancy accordion. She smuggled it back home and stared at it for a couple of weeks before she realized that now she had to learn how to play it, and write songs. And sing them....

Tuesday, February 26 | Chamber of Commerce Luncheon: State of the City

This annual luncheon will feature the first State of the City address by incoming Mayor Dick Anderson, along with raffles, drawings, member updates and more. Open to non-chamber members and the public. To make your reservation, call the Chamber at 541-994-3070.

Tuesday, February 26 | Beachtown Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Meets at the Cultural Center on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. To join the group and sign up to speak on the day’s schedule, be there at 11:50 am. For more information...

Saturday, March 02 | 11-string Guitar & Lute: Terry Schumacher in Concert

Terry Schumacher is known throughout the classical guitar world as a performer, experimenter, musicologist and music transcriber extraordinaire. At this concert, Schumacher will perform on a baroque lute and an 11-string guitar that he designed. The program will feature the world premiere “Divertimento Barroco” by Leo Brouwer, along with Bach and a selection of show...

Sunday, March 03 | Concert: Pete Olson

Get set for an evening of great songs well-sung, musical lore, obscure humor, romance, storytelling, dropping of famous names,  and plain old good feelings, with Singer-Songwriter and Lincoln City Native Son Pete Olson. Admission by donation.   “Pete is a great entertainer, songwriter, and singer. I always enjoy hearing him and performing with him…”   Country...

Tuesday, March 05 | Bob Herman’s 85th Birthday Party

The ageless tenor Bob Herman returns to the LCCC stage to celebrate his 85th birthday with (of course) a selection of his favorite songs. More information to come.

Tuesday, March 05 | Harvest of Stars — A Birthday Celebration for Robert Herman

A bounty of stars will come to the LCCC on March 5, for a gala concert of music from opera, operetta and Broadway musicals. The program will be led by veteran tenor Dr. Robert Herman of Lincoln City, and will include vocal soloists from Portland and Tillamook County, in honor of Herman’s 85th birthday. Hear...

Thursday, March 07 | TheatreWorks “Dragons Love Tacos & Other Stories”

Students in grades k-4, from all over Lincoln City, will be flocking to the LCCC to see this musical revue of favorite contemporary children’s books, including “Dragons Love Tacos” (Adam Rubin), “Interrupting Chicken” (David Ezra Stein), “The Dot” (Peter H. Reynolds), “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride” (Kate DiCamillo) and “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School...

Thursday, March 07 | Celtic Series: Réalta

Hailing from the Ulster city of Belfast, Réalta is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist group presents an enchanting program of dance music interspersed with the occasional story, air, and song. While Conor Lamb and Aaron O’Hagan pursue the melody on Uilleann pipes and whistles, guitarist and vocalist Deirdre Galway explore the harmony and rhythms within the tunes....

Friday, March 08 | RECURRING In the Gallery: “Two Water Ways”

Two notable Oregon artists, Bill Shumway and Pam Serra-Wenz, will approach the subject of water in two dimensions, abstract and beautiful in its own right as well as the key to life itself. Join us for a glass of wine and complimentary nibbles at this opening reception: 5-7 pm on Friday, March 8. The exhibit...

Friday, March 08 | Two Water Ways

Bill Shumway and Pam Serra-Wenz have exhibited extensively in the Pacific Northwest. Both painters believe that water is the key to life on this planet and that people should pay heed to conserving and retaining our clean water resources. As artists, they have decided to bring attention to that issue by focusing on the characteristics of...

Friday, March 08 | Two Water Ways (Reception)

This is the free event for the opening reception for the Two Water Ways gallery show. Bill Shumway and Pam Serra-Wenz have exhibited extensively in the Pacific Northwest. Both painters believe that water is the key to life on this planet and that people should pay heed to conserving and retaining our clean water resources. As...

Tuesday, March 12 | “¡Corre! ¡Corre! A Race Against Time” by Milagro Theatre Company

Inspired by the real-life stories of Tarahumara runners, “¡Corre! ¡Corre!” shares the story of a young girl and her coach, who sees her potential as an Olympic competitor. Renowned for their incredible long distance running ability, the Tarahumara are the indigenous people from the northwestern region of Mexico. ¡Corre! ¡Corre!, by Ajai Terrasa Tripathi, uses mythical imagery,...

Saturday, March 16 | St. Patrick’s Day Unplugged

Join Pipedance (Nora Sherwood and Gary Burman) for a cozy, multicultural tribute to St. Patrick’s Day, complete with stepdancing, flamenco, pipes and plenty of percussion from around the world. You’re invited to join the tribe and gather ’round a central stage, at one of two performances, March 16 or March 17. On Saturday night, the...

Sunday, March 17 | St. Patrick’s Day Unplugged — Matinee

Join Pipedance (Nora Sherwood and Gary Burman) for a cozy, multicultural tribute to St. Patrick’s Day, complete with stepdancing, flamenco, pipes and plenty of percussion from around the world. You’re invited to join the tribe and gather ’round a central stage, at one of two performances, March 16 or March 17. On Saturday night, the...

Saturday, March 23 | Republican Committee Meet & Greet

All are welcome to this public gathering, with refreshments, sponsored by the Lincoln County Republican Central Committee. For more information call Lyn Owen, 541-419-6845.

Sunday, March 24 | Festival of Illusions: Rudi Galindo

The 8th annual Festival of Illusions opens on Sunday, March 24, with “Just Passing Thru” by international festival favorite Rudi Galindo. A man stands alone in the street with only a suitcase. Unexpectedly, a child is invited to join him. Together they begin to improvise and without a word create magic as they open a...

Monday, March 25 | Festival of Illusions: Jeff Evans

Jeff’s career in magic began at age 12, when he found a book on coin tricks at his grandparents’ house. Today, Jeff regularly performs for appreciative audiences throughout the Northwest, and he’s one of the Festival of Illusion’s favorite magicians. Fan favorites include “Sparky the Trained Chicken” and his “ridiculously dangerous” escape stunt from ropes,...

Tuesday, March 26 | Festival of Illusions: The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man (aka Louis Pearl) is one of the world’s leading bubble-ologists, who has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles and even people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures...

Thursday, March 28 | Festival of Illusions: Mentalist Brian Ledbetter

Ace mentalist Brian Ledbetter makes jaws drop with his uncanny display of mindreading: predictions come true, thoughts are read and objects are moved without anyone touching them. Brian’s exciting and interactive show combines comedy and audience participation with truly remarkable feats of mentalism. Prepare to be amazed. Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors...

Friday, March 29 | Festival of Illusions: Iman Lizarazu

“Basquette Quese” starring Iman Lizarazu is a poetic tale about a clown in a war to fall asleep! In her classic comedic battle, Iman, the consummate Pierrot (the iconic character of mime and Commedia dell’Arte) cooks up hilarious strategies to exhaust herself. The result is a rollicking whirlwind of bed-time antics – juggling pillow feathers...

Tuesday, April 02 | Festival of Illusions: Stefano Iaboni

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Stefano Iaboni trained in a professional circus school in Holland and spent 10 years working as an actor and comedian in Barcelona. He offers a family-friendly show that includes magic, juggling, comedy and volunteer participation. Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and...

Wednesday, April 03 | Bilingual Festival of Illusions: Angel Ocasio

Nationally recognized as a top physical comedian in the Pacific Northwest, Angel Ocasio family entertainment combines physical comedy, magic, juggling, music and his unique style of comedy in bilingual (English-Spanish). COMEDIA PARA LOS NIÑOS CON ANGEL OCASIO Conocido nacionalmente como el mejor comediante de físico en el Pacifico Noroeste, el entretenimiento familia de Angel Ocasio...

Thursday, April 04 | Festival of Illusions: Henrik Bothe

Danish born Henrik Bothe has entertained audiences around the world with his unforgettable physical comedy show. It spans from plate spinning a la the Ed Sullivan Show to comedy magic and juggling such as escaping a straight jacket while riding a unicycle. This had led to the thrill of being featured on the Tonight Show,...

Sunday, April 07 | Celtic Series: The Tannahill Weavers

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the Lincoln City Cultural Center on April 7. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich...

Friday, April 12 | Annual Bird Show

With Diane Archer, Nancy Abens, Elena Nikitin and Jennifer Norman Opening reception: Friday, April 12 from 5 -7pm Birds, prominent subject matter in Northwestern art, are honored in this annual Bird Themed Art Show. This year features the multimedia creations of Diane Archer, the photographic transfer based work of Nancy Abens, the handmade mobiles and...

Friday, April 12 | Annual Bird Show (Reception)

Opening reception: Friday, April 12 from 5 -7pm Birds, prominent subject matter in Northwestern art, are honored in this annual Bird Themed Art Show. This year features the multimedia creations of Diane Archer, the photographic transfer based work of Nancy Abens, the handmade mobiles and cut paper sculpture of Elena Nikitin and the assemblage art...

Friday, May 10 | Art on the Edge Showcase

Opening reception: Friday, May 10 from 5 -7pm Our third annual ART STUDIO TOUR, based out of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will feature 25 exclusive artists’ studios for the weekend of May 17th, 18th and 19th. The Chessman Gallery will be hosting a showcase of all of the artists that participate in the tour...

Friday, May 10 | Art on the Edge Showcase (Reception)

Opening reception: Friday, May 10 from 5 -7pm Our third annual ART STUDIO TOUR, based out of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will feature 25 exclusive artists’ studios for the weekend of May 17th, 18th and 19th. The Chessman Gallery will be hosting a showcase of all of the artists that participate in the tour...

Friday, May 17 | Art on the Edge Studio Tour

Opening reception: Friday, May 10 from 5 -7pm Our third annual ART STUDIO TOUR, based out of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, will feature 25 exclusive artists’ studios for the weekend of May 17th, 18th and 19th. The Chessman Gallery will be hosting a showcase of all of the artists that participate in the tour...

Friday, June 14 | Gallery: People, Places, Pastel & Pencil

Richard Laycock paints/ draws vignettes with pastel on paper, in the ever-changing conditions of western Oregon, which are strikingly similar to the Yorkshire countryside of his English youth. It is the beautiful farmland and forest, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Range as well as people and animals that captures his attention. Join us for...

Friday, June 14 | People, Places, Pastel & Pencil (Reception)

Richard Laycock paints/draws vignettes with pastel on paper, in the ever-changing conditions of western Oregon, which are strikingly similar to the Yorkshire countryside of his English youth. It is the beautiful farmland and forest, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Range as well as people and animals that captures his attention. Join us...

Friday, July 12 | Summer Members’ Show (Reception)

Every year the Lincoln City Cultural Center honors its membership by exhibiting work of all kinds exclusively done by our member artist. These shows are always creative, colorful and inspirational. To become a member, join online, call (541) 994-9994, or come down to 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

Friday, July 12 | Gallery: Summer Members’ Show

Every year the Lincoln City Cultural Center honors its membership by exhibiting work of all kinds exclusively done by our member artist. These shows are always creative, colorful and inspirational. To become a member, join online, call (541) 994-9994, or come down to 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

Friday, August 09 | Source 2 (Reception)

“Source 2” is a dynamic combination of the totemic clay creations of Liisa Rahkonen and the powerful paintings of former Newport, OR. Mayor Sandy Roumagoux. This exhibit delves into the health of our natural water systems and how it is vitally important. Join us for a glass of wine and complimentary nibbles at this opening...

Friday, August 09 | Gallery: Source 2

“Source 2” is a dynamic combination of the totemic clay creations of Liisa Rahkonen and the powerful paintings of former Newport, OR. Mayor Sandy Roumagoux. This exhibit delves into the health of our natural water systems and how it is vitally important. Join us for a glass of wine and complimentary nibbles at this opening...

Friday, August 09 | Source 2: Ecology Presentation

This presentation with key speakers on this topic of the health of our natural water systems and how it is vitally important. Part of the Chessman Ecology Series. “Source 2” is a dynamic combination of the totemic clay creations of Liisa Rahkonen and the powerful paintings of former Newport, OR. Mayor Sandy Roumagoux. This exhibit...

Friday, September 13 | Gallery: Vulnerable Predators

“Vulnerable Predators”, part of the Chessman Ecology Series, utilizes art to stress the importance of Apex predators in the ecosystem. Tara Pierce is a mixed-media and installation artists focusing on the intersection of art and science in the Master’s program at OSU. Sculptor, Will Schweinfurth has been working with the Hatfield Marine Science Center to...

Friday, September 13 | Vulnerable Predators (Reception)

“Vulnerable Predators”, part of the Chessman Ecology Series, utilizes art to stress the importance of Apex predators in the ecosystem. Tara Pierce is a mixed-media and installation artists focusing on the intersection of art and science in the Master’s program at OSU. Sculptor, Will Schweinfurth has been working with the Hatfield Marine Science Center to...

Friday, October 11 | Gallery: Face to Face

This group exhibit is an exploration of the human face by 5 local artists: clay artists, Sam Jacobson, and Julie Fiedler, mosaic artist, Mary Toponga, mixed media/ collage artist, Maria Esther-Sund and painter Erik Seeger. This show will be filled with a crowd of faces in 4 different media and 5 visions of the powerful...

Friday, October 11 | Face to Face (Reception)

This group exhibit is an exploration of the human face by 5 local artists: clay artists, Sam Jacobson, and Julie Fiedler, mosaic artist, Mary Toponga, mixed media/ collage artist, Maria Esther-Sund and painter Erik Seeger. This show will be filled with a crowd of faces in 4 different media and 5 visions of the powerful...

Friday, November 08 | (Gallery) EXHALE: earth

MC Reardon’s “EXHALE: earth” exhibit is a collection of work inspired by ancient Taoist artists that consists of paintings and mixed media and a collection of photographs that will be included in her newly published art book called “FOREST”. This show will also feature clay artist, Chasse Davidson. Her new work echoes the textures of...

Friday, November 08 | EXHALE: earth (Reception)

MC Reardon’s “EXHALE: earth” exhibit is a collection of work inspired by ancient Taoist artists that consists of paintings and mixed media and a collection of photographs that will be included in her newly published art book called “FOREST”. This show will also feature clay artist, Chasse Davidson. Her new work echoes the textures of...

Friday, December 13 | Gallery: EWEB Steam Plant – A Photographic Study

This exhibit, by photographer James Bailey, represents 3 decades (20’s, 30’s and 40’s) of early industrial design. It is a photographic study of an EWEB Steam Plant preserved in a pristine state for 20 years by the Eugene Water and Electric board and is now decommissioned and listed for sale. Join us for a glass...

Friday, December 13 | EWEB Steam Plant – A Photographic Study (Reception)

This exhibit, by photographer James Bailey, represents 3 decades (20’s, 30’s and 40’s) of early industrial design. It is a photographic study of an EWEB Steam Plant preserved in a pristine state for 20 years by the Eugene Water and Electric board and is now decommissioned and listed for sale. Join us for a glass...