Weekend To-Dos for Aug. 17
Music Mondays - Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays until Aug. 29, Center for the Arts Plaza, Northeast Third Avenue between Hood and Kelly streets. Music Mondays is a free summer concert series. The series includes both afternoon and evening concerts. The scheduled performers represent a wide variety of genres, ranging from rock, country and folk to African and Hawaiian music. Visit gcfta.org or call 503-665-7800 for information.
• Tara Williamson, Aug. 22 (afternoon).
• SweetJuice, Aug. 22 (evening).
Edgefield Live Music Series - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. All shows are for ages 21 and older and are held in the Winery, unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.
Upcoming shows are listed below.
• Crown Point, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.
• Small Batch Tours: Rootdown, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Little Red Shed.
• Mark Alan, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.
• Warren Floyd, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
• Billy D, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.
• Skip vonKuske with Will West, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22.
• Irish Tuesdays: Colleen Raney Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.
• Old Yellers Duo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.
M and M Lounge Music - M and M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave. All shows are free for ages 21 and older unless noted. For more information, visit facebook.com/mmlounge
.gresham or call 503-665-2626.
• Spinella's Off the Wall, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
• Home By Dawn, 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.
• Well In Doubt, 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
Park Place Coffee Live Music Series - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Free and all ages are welcome. Visit parkplacecoffee.com or call 503-808-1244.
• Richard Arthur, Aug. 20.
• TwoRivers Music, Aug. 27.
Riverview Restaurant - The Riverview Restaurant, 29311 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale. The restaurant features live music from musicians who play a style of light jazz with subtle modern and classical influences. For more information, call 503-661-3663 or visit yoshidariverview.com. Closed on holidays.
• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.
• David Lee, Friday and Saturday.
• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.
Arts and Culture
'Wild Wild West' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 1, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Local and regional artists share their artistic visions of the Wild West. Featured artists include Kandi Anderson, Renae Fraizer, Gary Herd, Steve Lents, Lisa Musselwhite, Bobbie Nelson and Dennis Troxel. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.
'Brand Fire' - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 2, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Ceramic works by Brenda A.S. Scott. Call 503-491-7309 for information.
History Book Signing - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Harlow House Museum, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Local historians Sharon Nesbit and Clarence Mershon will sign books during the Troutdale Historical Society's Third Saturday event, when all three museums are open. Nesbit's new book, 'Sunny with Occasional Tirades,' features 100 of her columns from her career at The Outlook. Mershon has written several books on local history that he will sign, including his latest book, 'Women of WWII.' Call 503-661-2164 for information.
Barn Dance and Pioneer Supper - 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site, 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. Visitors can learn square dancing and other dances, listen to folk music, bid in auctions and have a traditional pioneer dinner at this annual event. The cost is $20 per plate for adults ($15 for members) and $10 for ages 4-12 by reservation only. Not hungry? Join in after 6 p.m. for music and dancing, $10 per person, with or without reservations. Call 503-637-6324 or visit philipfosterfarm.com for information.
Out and About
'Plucky Maidens' Junk Fest - 1 p.m. till dusk Thursday, Aug. 18, McMenamins Edgefield, Little Red Shed, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. More than 50 vendors will offer vintage treasures. All Edgefield restaurants and pubs will be open for this event; live music begins at 6 p.m. Come for food, drink, junk and merriment. Visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.
Zimmerman Heritage Farm and Heslin House Museum - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in August at Heslin House, 60 Main St., Fairview; and the Zimmerman Heritage Farm, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Explore two historic homes that are complete with furnishings, photos, exhibits and more. The Heslin House tour includes a visit to the historic Fairview City Jail and an exhibit of historic dolls from a recent donation. Admission is free to either museum, with a requested donation. For more information, visit frwhs.org or call 503-261-8078. Group tours can be arranged for either museum upon request.
Fairview Open-Air Market - 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays until to the end of September, Northeast Market and Village streets, Fairview. Fairview's farmers' market returns this year at a new location. Shop for homegrown goods, jewelry, artwork, crafts, organic treats and other eclectic selections. Stop by to hear live music, get dinner and do some shopping. Visit windancefarmsandart.com/Fairview.php.
Gresham Farmers' Market - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on Roberts Avenue. The Gresham Farmers' Market in historic downtown Gresham provides a wide range of farm-produced food as well as flowers, crafts, gifts, live entertainment and other offerings from an assortment of local and regional vendors. Visit greshamfarmersmarket.com.
Midweek Farmers' Market - 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of August, Gresham Station Shopping Center, Northwest Division Street and Norman Avenue. Pick up some fresh flowers, veggies, homemade treats and crafts and enjoy an evening out of the house. Visit greshamfarmersmarket.com.
Troutdale Open-Air Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Depot Park Rail Museum parking lot, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Opening the first Saturday in April, the Troutdale farmers market returns for another season. Check out local merchants, live entertainment, locally grown foods and produce, gourmet cooking and arts and crafts. The farmers market continues each week through the last Saturday in October. Visit windancefarmsandart.com or call 503-766-2993.
Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Allegri Wine Shop and Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. Tastings are $12 unless noted otherwise. Call 503-465-1841 for information.
• Aug. 19: Wines of California. Dave Watson and JoEllen Jarvis will perform swing dances.
• Aug. 26: Wines from Cultavin Distribution (Oregon wines) with Joe Hegele; and Missionary Chocolates with Vanessa Holden.
Sandy Plaza Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on first Saturdays until Oct. 1, Centennial Plaza, Pioneer Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue, Sandy. The market will feature a variety of craft and food booths including kids' activities with a bouncy castle and face painting. The 12-by-60-foot Centennial Mural, painted by Gresham artist Lee Lauritzen with assistance from Craig Lauritzen, features a variety of images from Sandy's historical past as well as the present. For more information, call Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.
Movies in the Park - 6:30 p.m. all summer until Sept. 10, various Portland parks. Portland Parks and Recreation presents free movies and entertainment in its parks all summer. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at dark. Visit portlandonline.com/parks for a complete schedule. Events in East Portland parks are listed below.
• 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' on Aug. 25 at Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street.
• 'How to Train Your Dragon' on Aug. 28 at Argay Park, Northeast 141st Avenue and Failing Street.
NeighborFair in Fairview - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Pelfrey Park, Northeast Fairview Lake Way. The city of Fairview hosts a summer picnic for families, who are invited to meet and interact with their elected officials in a casual and friendly environment. The city will provide hot dogs and beverages. Free. Call Devree Leymaster at 503-674-6202 or visit ci.fairview.or.us.