By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010
Although economic times have put some dents in their efforts, and made fundraising more difficult, the Portland Parks Bureau will still be providing free live music and movies in neighborhood parks, in partnerships with community groups. At press time, these are the events in Starland we know of:
Colonel Summers Park: the film Pretty in Pink, with the Sounds of Norman on July 30. Dawson Park: Connie Bieberach & Ammonia Latina on July 7, Donna and the Side Effects on July 14, and the Devin Phillips Band on July 21. Fernhill Park: Stephanie Schneiderman Band on July 5, the Quick & Easy Boys on July 16, Jon Koonce and One More Mile on July 23, and Black & Blue with Devin Philips on August 3. Glenhaven Park: the film Deathboat to Downtown. Grant Pool: the film Up, on August 25. Irving Park: the films The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with the Cat Jugglers on July 23, and Remember the Titans, with the River City Band, on August 20. King School Park: the film The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with the River City Band, on August 8. Laurelhurst Park: the films Guys & Dolls, with Working Stiffs, on July 31, The Music Man, with Mitzi Zilka, on August 14, and Avatar, with the River City Band, on August 27. Lone Fir Cemetery: the film Come Together. Peninsula Park: The film This Is It, with the Working Stiffs, on June 25. Oregon Park: The film The Fantastic Mr. Fox, with the Working Stiffs, on July 13. Rose City Park: the Lew Longmire Band on July 17.
There will be food vendors at most of these events, but feel free to bring your own grub, as well as a blanket or lawn chair. Be considerate of your neighbors and have fun.