Weekend To-Dos for Sept. 28

Weekend To-Dos
by: Jim Clark The GX Family Garden booth was busy during the Gresham Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Live Entertainment

'PCSO Dissected' Benefit Concert - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland. The concert features five ensembles composed of Portland-area musicians, most of who play with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, which regularly performs in East County. Admission is free but donations are requested. Visit columbiasymphony.org or call 503-234-4077 to make reservations or to learn more.

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.

• Small Batch Tours: Krist Kruger auf Southerly and Ritchie Young, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

• Sonny Hess, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

• Mark Alan, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

• Steve Ulrich, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

• The Northstar Session, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

• Skip vonKuske with Dan Haley, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

• Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

• The McMenamins, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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.

• Mike Branch Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

• Party of Four, 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

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.

• Arlie Conner, Oct. 1.

• Richard Arthur, Oct. 8.

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

'It's a Jungle Out There' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Oct. 13, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Presented by the Gresham Art Committee. The featured artists include Michael Anderson, Z'anne Bakke, Tom Geil, Ames Griswold, Gary Hoverson, Nadine Jones, Mac McDonald, Bonnie Moore and Dennis Troxel. Visit greshamartcommittee.com.

Local 14 Art Show and Sale - 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland. The members of LOCAL 14, a league of women artists in the Northwest, and guest artists put on this annual exhibit of artistry in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, dolls, metalwork, furniture, quilts and more. East County artists Dorothy Steele and Lin Haak will be included. Donations will be accepted. Call Geraldine Foote at 503-706-8736 or Dorothy Steele at 503-309-1259.

'Lift Me Up' Art Exhibit - Fridays to Sundays until Oct. 16, Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. The Wy'east Artisans Guild's new art exhibit is designed to accompany the Sandy Actors Theatre's play, 'Bill W. and Dr. Bob.' The art in 'Lift Me Up' conveys uplifting themes: hope, strength, charity, faith, love and empowerment. For more information, call Becky Hawley at 503-668-5590 or the theater at 503-668-6834.

Out and About

'Fall Highlights and Delights' - 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, Mt. Hood Community College, Planetarium Sky Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The show features celestial objects that can be seen in the early autumn sky, with a little background information on each type of object. Presented by Howard Knytych. Call 503-491-7297 or visit mhcc.edu for information.

Troutdale First Fridays - 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, East Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Visit downtown Troutdale businesses along the Historic Columbia River Highway and enjoy art, music, wine and food. Call the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce at 503-669-7473 for information.

Mount Hood Flute Festival - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, Mt. Hood Village, 65000 E. Highway 26, Brightwood. Traditional American Indian flute music and flute makers are the focus of this special gathering of artists and musicians on the mountain the native people called Wy'East. There will be music throughout the day as craftspeople sell everything from flutes to drums, beadwork, carvings and more. The Wy'East Flute Concert, featuring some of the best flute performers in the Northwest, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Presented by the Cascade Geographic Society. Free admission and parking. Call Michael P. Jones at 503-622-4798 or visit cgsmthood.com for information.

Gresham Farmers' Market - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Northwest Miller Avenue and Third Street. 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.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.

• Sept. 30: Celebrate International Grenache Day.

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, contact Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.

Live Performances

'A Bad Year for Tomatoes' - 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays until Oct. 16, Boring-Damascus Grange, 27861 Grange St., Boring. Small-town nosiness leads to trouble for a retiring Hollywood star in this production by the Nutz-n-Boltz Theater Co. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or through PayPal. For information or questions, call 503-593-1295 and #8232;or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

'Bill W. and Dr. Bob' - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays until Oct. 16, Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Funny and poignant, this highly acclaimed tale of redemption and the power to heal through friendship is based on the true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Call 503-668-6834 or visit sandyactorstheatre.org for information and tickets.