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Summer returns this month, along with some of the Salem, Oregon, area’s most popular festivals and events! From Make Music Day...

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E.g., 06/19/2018
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Marion or Polk Counties

  • Nature Art Exhibit
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

    See native plants through the eyes of some of Oregon’s botanical artists. This exhibit is a partnership with the David Douglas Society, Oregon Botanical Artists and the Willamette Chapter of Native Plant Society of Oregon.
    Eco Hub at Willamette Heritage Center
    1313 Mill St. SE, Suite 107
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-779-5227

  • Karen White
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

    June 5-July 6. Portland, Oregon based artist Karen White will develop and create an exhibition during her time in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Visit on multiple occasions, as the installation evolves and takes over the space.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mis­sion St. SE 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org/karen-white

  • Yesterdayland: Innovations of the Past
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

    Technological advancements in the last 50 years have surpassed even the big imagination of Walt Disney when he envisioned his Tomorrowland® and what the future might bring. Join us to explore the earth-shattering innovations of the early 20th century and how these machines influenced our community. 
    Willamette Heritage Center
    1313 Mill St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-7012
    www.willametteheritage.org/special-exhibits/

    Downtown Salem
  • Cabaret - Pentacle Theatre
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Jun 10 2018.
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

    May 25-Jun. 16 Wed.-Sat. Based on the book by Christopher Ishewood. Join as Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life in Berlin as the 1920s draw to a close and Germany slowly gives way to the Third Reich. Admission varies per day.
    324 52nd Ave. NW
    Salem, OR 97304
    503-485-4300
    www.pentacletheatre.org

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Repeats every week every Sunday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Jun 24 2018.
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Studio Art Quilt Associates invited artists to submit work that reflects the theme of “Bridge” either in a representational or abstract interpretation. The concept is executed by the artists using a diverse range of fiber techniques. Tues.-Sun. Free admission.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mis­sion St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/bridge

  • Jim Hockenhull: Our Story Thus Far
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Repeats every week every Sunday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Jun 24 2018.
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 5-June 24. Exhibit by Jim Hockenhull, Our Story Thus Far.  Songs, sculpture, spaceships, and diverse digital daydreams — a glimpse into the multifarious meanderings of a post-midcareer practitioner, from way back ’til day before yesterday.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/jim-hockenhull/

  • Sarah Tancred: From Scratch
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Repeats every week every Sunday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Jun 24 2018.
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Investigating the dynamic of women’s roles during this era, while commemorating the societal expectation of being a working woman, mother and a caretaker of the home.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/sarah-tancred/

  • Window Exhibit in June 2018
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm
    Repeats every day until Sat Jun 30 2018.
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm

    ​Mariana Mace of Watersign Fiberarts will be featured in the gallery's front window for the month of June. Free. 
    River Gallery
    184 S Main St.
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-838-6171

  • Choices
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    4:00pm to 7:00pm
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    A new play about the complicated choices women face. It is a transformative portrayal of a woman who discovers forgiveness is an inside job. Due to mature content, not appropriate for anyone under 16. $10 admission.
    Salem Library - Loucks Auditorium
    585 Liberty St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-588-6315
    www.eventbrite.com/e/choices-world-premiere-reading-tickets-45150470272

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday Farmers Market
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Sep 26 2018 except Wed Jul 04 2018.
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come find fresh, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and baked goods, flowers, plants, arts & crafts, food & drink conveniently located in downtown Salem. Explore, discover and experience local Oregon bounty and artistry.
    Transit North Block
    ​530 Chemeketa St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-8264
    www.salemsaturdaymarket.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Studio Art Quilt Associates invited artists to submit work that reflects the theme of “Bridge” either in a representational or abstract interpretation. The concept is executed by the artists using a diverse range of fiber techniques. Tues.-Sun. Free admission.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mis­sion St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/bridge

  • Jim Hockenhull: Our Story Thus Far
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 5-June 24. Exhibit by Jim Hockenhull, Our Story Thus Far.  Songs, sculpture, spaceships, and diverse digital daydreams — a glimpse into the multifarious meanderings of a post-midcareer practitioner, from way back ’til day before yesterday.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/jim-hockenhull/

  • Sarah Tancred: From Scratch
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Investigating the dynamic of women’s roles during this era, while commemorating the societal expectation of being a working woman, mother and a caretaker of the home.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/sarah-tancred/

  • Window Exhibit in June 2018
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm

    ​Mariana Mace of Watersign Fiberarts will be featured in the gallery's front window for the month of June. Free. 
    River Gallery
    184 S Main St.
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-838-6171

  • Polk County Bounty Market
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Sep 28 2018.
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Features growers, producers and artisans from the Polk County area.
    Downtown Dallas
    182 SW Academy St.
    Dallas, OR 97338
    503-623-2564
    www.exploredallasoregon.org/bounty-market.html
     

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Studio Art Quilt Associates invited artists to submit work that reflects the theme of “Bridge” either in a representational or abstract interpretation. The concept is executed by the artists using a diverse range of fiber techniques. Tues.-Sun. Free admission.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mis­sion St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/bridge

  • Jim Hockenhull: Our Story Thus Far
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 5-June 24. Exhibit by Jim Hockenhull, Our Story Thus Far.  Songs, sculpture, spaceships, and diverse digital daydreams — a glimpse into the multifarious meanderings of a post-midcareer practitioner, from way back ’til day before yesterday.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/jim-hockenhull/

  • Sarah Tancred: From Scratch
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Investigating the dynamic of women’s roles during this era, while commemorating the societal expectation of being a working woman, mother and a caretaker of the home.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/sarah-tancred/

  • Window Exhibit in June 2018
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm

    ​Mariana Mace of Watersign Fiberarts will be featured in the gallery's front window for the month of June. Free. 
    River Gallery
    184 S Main St.
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-838-6171

  • Thirsty Thursday Trivia
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    6:30pm to 9:30pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    6:30pm to 9:30pm

    Gather your team for Thirsty Thursday Trivia. We provide the questions, you provide the answers and win. Light food and wine available. Free admission.
    Chateau Bianca Winery
    17485 Hwy 22
    Dallas, OR 97128
    503-623-6181
    www.facebook.com/events/243894442821008/

  • Science Night for Adults
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Live music by the Matthew Price Band, "Brewing with Chemistry" presented by Sean Martin of Gilgamesh Brewing, adult beverages, and food by The Kitchen on Court Street. $8-$10.
    Gilbert House Children's Museum
    116 Marion St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-371-3631
    acgilbert.org/adult-science-nights

  •  Zoe Imperium
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    These concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or chairs. Food Trucks will be on site serving by 6 p.m. Zoe Imperium plays in the Indy Rock genre.
    Rotary Performing Arts Stage
    182 SW Academy St.
    Dallas, OR 97338
    503-623-2564
    www.exploredallasoregon.org

  • Salem River 2 Ridge Relay
    Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:00am
    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 14 2018.
    Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:00am

    Come join us on September 16. Participants kayak, bike and run through the Willamette Valley beginning at Salem's Riverfront Park. See stunning beauty along the Willamette River, fertile farmlands, wine country and finish with the breath taking scenery of world famous Silver Falls State Park. Compete as a team or as an individual. 
    Travel Salem
    388 State St., Ste. 100
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-4325
    www.salemriver2ridge.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Studio Art Quilt Associates invited artists to submit work that reflects the theme of “Bridge” either in a representational or abstract interpretation. The concept is executed by the artists using a diverse range of fiber techniques. Tues.-Sun. Free admission.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mis­sion St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/bridge

  • Jim Hockenhull: Our Story Thus Far
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 5-June 24. Exhibit by Jim Hockenhull, Our Story Thus Far.  Songs, sculpture, spaceships, and diverse digital daydreams — a glimpse into the multifarious meanderings of a post-midcareer practitioner, from way back ’til day before yesterday.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/jim-hockenhull/

  • Sarah Tancred: From Scratch
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Investigating the dynamic of women’s roles during this era, while commemorating the societal expectation of being a working woman, mother and a caretaker of the home.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/sarah-tancred/

  • Window Exhibit in June 2018
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    11:00am to 5:00pm

    ​Mariana Mace of Watersign Fiberarts will be featured in the gallery's front window for the month of June. Free. 
    River Gallery
    184 S Main St.
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-838-6171

  • Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Repeats every week every Friday until Sat Jun 30 2018.
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Who doesn’t love wine and dogs? Eola Hills is bringing you just that. Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. at our new Legacy Estate tasting room for Dog Days of Summer.
    Legacy Estate Vineyard
    1600 Oak Grove Rd.
    Salem, OR 97304
    503-623-2405
    www.eolahillswinery.com

  • Britnee Kellogg Concert
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Join us for fun, music, dancing and...wine! Britnee has a local and national following, touring around the country. Doors at 6 pm, concert at 7 pm, bring lawn chairs or blankets for the concert. $15.
    Eola Hills Legacy Estate
    1600 Oak Grove Rd.
    Salem, OR 97304
    503-623-2405
    www.eolahillswinery.com

  • The FlexTones
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 -
    6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Redgate welcomes The FlexTones to the Fieldhouse. Self described as, " Anything goes, so long as its got the infectious groove, and makes you happy!" $5 admission.
    Redgate Vineyard
    8175 Buena Vista Rd.
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-428-7115
    www.redgatevineyard.com/?page_id=177

  • Swanilda
    Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

    In our original ballet, Swanilda, discovers the dark secret of Dr. Coppelius' doll shop. This show features performances from all levels of Tippy Toe's students in a thrilling tale. $18 admission.
    The Elsinore Theatre
    170 High St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-339-7964
    www.tippytoedancestudio.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Salem Saturday Market
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    9:00am to 3:00pm
    Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Oct 27 2018.
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    9:00am to 3:00pm

    Fresh, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and baked goods, flowers, plants, arts & crafts, foods and free parking. Live music in the summer months. Come explore, discover, and experience local growers and artisans.
    Summer & Marion St. Lot
    865 Marion St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-8264
    www.salemsaturdaymarket.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Dancing Oaks
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Features local experts answering questions about pollinators and gardening for pollinators, garden walks, educational activities, plant giveaways, live music and food/drink vendors. Pre-bundled pollinator "kits" available for purchase. Free admission.
    Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens
    17900 Priem Rd.
    Monmouth, OR 97361
    503-838-6058
    www.dancingoaks.com

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Studio Art Quilt Associates invited artists to submit work that reflects the theme of “Bridge” either in a representational or abstract interpretation. The concept is executed by the artists using a diverse range of fiber techniques. Tues.-Sun. Free admission.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mis­sion St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/bridge

  • Jim Hockenhull: Our Story Thus Far
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 5-June 24. Exhibit by Jim Hockenhull, Our Story Thus Far.  Songs, sculpture, spaceships, and diverse digital daydreams — a glimpse into the multifarious meanderings of a post-midcareer practitioner, from way back ’til day before yesterday.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/jim-hockenhull/

  • Sarah Tancred: From Scratch
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    May 8-June 24. Investigating the dynamic of women’s roles during this era, while commemorating the societal expectation of being a working woman, mother and a caretaker of the home.
    Salem Art Association
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228 x307
    www.salemart.org/sarah-tancred/

  • Passport to Nature: Family Outing

    Passport to Nature: Family Outing. Photo courtesy of the Straub Environmental Center. 

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 11:30am
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Explore nature close to home during this 90-minute guided outing! Meet the critters of Glen Creek, Grandpa Oak Tree and learn about our local brush rabbits. Meet at the main parking lot. $15/family. 
    Orchard Heights City Park
    1200 Orchard Heights Rd. NW
    Salem, OR 97304
    503-779-5227
    www.facebook.com/events/1472583382867931/

  • Lord & Schryver's Garden and Home
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September on the fourth Saturday until Sat Sep 22 2018. Also includes Sat Mar 24 2018, Sat Apr 28 2018, Sat May 26 2018, Sat Jun 23 2018, Sat Jul 28 2018, Sat Aug 25 2018, Sat Sep 22 2018.
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:30am to 12:00pm

    An opportunity to tour Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver's glorious gardens at their historic Salem property with Lord & Schryver Conservancy docents leading the way. $5 admission.
    Gaiety Hollow
    545 Mission St.
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-838-0527
    www.lordandschryverconservancy.org

  • Lord & Schryver's Garden and Home
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:30am to 12:00pm
    Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
    10:30am to 12:00pm

    An opportunity to tour Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver's glorious gardens at their historic Salem property with Lord & Schryver Conservancy docents leading the way. $5 admission.
    Gaiety Hollow
    545 Mission St.
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-838-0527
    www.lordandschryverconservancy.org

Outside Area

  • Live Jazz - at The Allison Inn & Spa
    Friday, June 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
    Repeats every week every Friday and every Saturday until Fri Dec 28 2018.
    Friday, June 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

    Live Jazz Friday and Saturday evenings 6:30-10:30 pm.
    The Allison Living Room
    2525 Allison Ln.
    Newberg, OR 97132
    503-554-2526 or 877-294-2525
    www.theallison.com/events

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