Weekend To-Dos for Dec. 28
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.
• Michelle van Kleef, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28.
• Jon Koonce, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29.
• John Bunzow, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30.
• New Year's Eve, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
• Lynn Conover and John Mitchell, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1.
• Skip vonKuske and Will West, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2.
• Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.
• John Henry, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4.
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 otherwise. For more information, visit facebook.com/mmlounge.gresham or call 503-665-2626.
• Megan James Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30.
• As Is Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
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.
• No music on Dec. 31.
• The Rohr Band, Jan. 7.
• Dogs In Traffic, Jan. 14.
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 New Year's Day.
• Jazz Guitars: Barry Glick and Jim Putnam, Tuesday.
• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.
• David Lee, Friday and Saturday.
• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.
Arts and Culture
'Latin Influences' Art Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Feb. 2, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's new exhibit has a Latin theme. The featured artists include Lori Anderson, Roger Besselievre, Marie Bullemor, Cindy Cossu, Renae Fraizer, Matthew Houck, Lisa Musselwhite, Carol Ross and Rod Stroh. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.
Visual Arts Faculty Art Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Jan. 9-26, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. This exhibit features the latest and best work of Mt. Hood's Visual Arts department faculty. Parking permits on campus are $3. Call Lynn Horn at 503-491-7309 for information.
Out and About
The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights - 5 to 9:30 p.m. daily until Friday, Dec. 30, The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, Portland. Several choirs from East County school districts are scheduled to perform at The Grotto's annual Christmas Festival of Lights. The event also features more than 500,000 lights, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children age 3 to 12 and free for toddlers age 2 and younger. Visit thegrotto.org or call 503-261-2400 for information and a schedule of performances.
'2012 Sky Watch Preview' - 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Learn about special astronomical events of the coming year including projected solar activity, the transit of Venus, the 2012 opposition of Mars, several planet conjunctions, current space missions, eclipses and the hype of the movie '2012.' Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan will use the college's star projector to show highlights of the current night sky. Presentations are 45 minutes, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions. General admission is $2 and free for Mt. Hood students. Parking at Mt. Hood is $3. Call Hanrahan at 503-491-7297 for information.
'A Country Bridal Affair' - Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Boring-Damascus Grange Hall, 27861 Grange St., Boring. This free bridal show is focused on weddings in rustic, outdoor settings in the Mount Hood area. Organizers say 15 to 20 Mount Hood area vendors, including wedding officiants, planners, caterers, photographers, caterers and florists will be in attendance. Attendees will also be able to speak with representatives from event rentals and view photographs of potential wedding locations. Raffle tickets for prizes cost $1 each. Visit acountrybridalaffair.com or the Facebook page.
Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Allegri Wine Shop and Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. Call 503-465-1841 for information and a schedule.