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Weekend To-Dos for March 30

by: Contributed photo Oregon-based Broadway actor Douglas Webster – who has portrayed Jean Valjean on a national tour of ‘Les Miserables’ – plays the title role in East Hill’s ‘Valjean.’

Live Entertainment

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.

• The Radical Revolution, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Bring back memories with this '80s cover band.

• Jaime Leopold, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Jaime Leopold, ex-Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks bass player, sings original songs mainly in the classic country and Americana styles. He is accompanied by longtime Portland guitarist and vocalist Walter Cryderman, who has a few original gems of his own.

• Mark Alan, 7 p.m. Friday, April 1. Though acoustic in nature, Mark's music is strangely expansive; it's original in sound, soulful and groove-oriented.

• Laura Ivancie, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Laura Ivancie's music is a mix of many genres, including elements of folk, rock, country and soul.

• Crown Point, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Emotive, energetic acoustic alt/pop.

• Skip vonKuske, 7 p.m. Monday, April 4. With experience in classical, jazz, flamenco, klezmer, pop, rock, and folk music of numerous cultures, cellist Skip vonKuske is separated from his classical music counterparts by his improvisational skills.

• Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The Foghorn Stringband's mandolinist and fiddler team up to bring a stripped-down approach to old-time country and Appalachian string music.

• McMenamins Residency Series: Casey Hurt, 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, April 6-8. Casey Hurt is a complicated man singing songs from a simpler time. His blend of Americana, soul and folk make for a nakedly honest songwriting style that creates a completely enveloping live experience.

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 myspace.com/mandmlounge or call 503-665-2626.

• Spinella's Off the Wall, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

• Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band, 9 p.m. Friday, April 1. Blues rock and originals.

• As Is Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Rock.

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.

• Sanchez Blues Review, April 2. Steve Sanchez plays fine acoustic blues.

• ROHR Band, April 9. Karen and the band will rock Rockwood.

An Evening in Music - 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, Rockwood United Methodist Church, 17805 S.E. Stark St. Enjoy an evening of music with performers Chrisler Hodge and Zita Jefferson. A free will offering will be collected to benefit the Rockwood UMC children's summer camping program. Visit rockwoodumc.org or call 503-665-8764.

Trinity Jazz Concert Series - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd. Trinity Lutheran Church is offering three concerts for jazz enthusiasts and those who love to listen to great music. The April 2 show will feature Tom Grant, a smooth jazz pianist and singer who has performed around the world. A group of local musicians, Trinity Jazz, will play a short set before Grant. Tickets are $15 per concert or $40 for the series. Proceeds benefit Zarephath Ministries and its efforts to feed the homeless in East County. For information and tickets, call 503-341-8708 (between 5 and 8 p.m.) or visit trinitylutherangresham.org.

'Let's Go Hawaiian' Ukulele Concert - 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, Mt. Hood Athletic Club, 37095 E. Highway 26, Sandy. The Mt. Hood Ukulele Orchestra will perform. Visit cinda1.com/mhua for information.

Portland Chamber Music Concert - 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St., Portland. The Portland Chamber Music trio will perform works from Beethoven, Gade, Bloch, Faure and Axl Rose. Families with children are invited to sit in front and ask questions of the musicians between pieces. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. Call the church at 503-252-5720 or visit PortlandChamberMusic.org for information.

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, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

• Tommy Rodriguez, Thursdays through Saturdays.

• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sundays.

Arts and Culture

'Structures' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Thursday, April 14, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's newest exhibit, 'Structures,' highlights works of art that feature structures of all kinds, both manmade and natural, and include such items as afghans and ziggurats, volcanoes and viaducts, bird's nests and beaver dams, spider webs and skyscrapers - any combination of mutually dependant parts whether created by humans or nature. Featured artists include Brad Beauchemin, Nick Grier, Becky Hawley, Steve Lents, Lisa Rose Musselwhite, Marianne Ott, Adrienne Sorensen Affley and Tim Zielke. Free and open to the public. Visit greshamartcommittee.org or e-mail Steve Piper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Annual High School Exhibit at Mt. Hood - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, April 5-28, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Contact Lynn Horn at 503-491-7309 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Out and About

The Rock, Gem and Craft Show - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Mt. Hood Community College gymnasium, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The Mount Hood Rock Club's 55th annual show features gems, jewelry, mineral specimens, fossils and information about the geology of the Northwest. Check out displays, auctions, kids games, raffles and information about rock-hounding locations. This event is of interest to anyone who enjoys the beauty and variety of nature's creations and is looking for more reasons to explore the region. Other key activities include a silent auction that runs throughout the entire show; an oral auction at 2 p.m. Sunday; and thunder egg/Easter egg hunts for children starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, when more than 800 pounds of polished rocks will be given away. Admission is free. Call 503-760-1825 for information.

'Guide to the Spring Sky' Planetarium Show - 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, April 7, Mt. Hood Community College, Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Learn about marvels of the spring sky that are visible to the naked eye or through ordinary binoculars and find where they reside. Included in this tour are Saturn, constellations, galaxies, star clusters and a massive black hole. The program is appropriate for all ages, and the planetarium is wheelchair-accessible. Cost is $2 for the public and free for Mt. Hood students. Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the Mt. Hood Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

'The Fight of Your Life' - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Gresham High School gymnasium, 1200 N. Main Ave. This Christian-themed event for teenagers combines elements of Cirque du Soleil, 'Fear Factor' and 'American Gladiator.' Students compete in emotional, physical and mental challenges for valuable prizes. Live rock music, hip-hop dance, video presentations and a powerful message from Mike Miller, who has spent almost three decades working to end teenager suicide as well as preach the Christian gospel. This free event is sponsored by East Hill, Good Shepherd Community, Radiant and Grace Community churches. Visit thefightofyourlife.com or cgxweb.com, or call 360-882,4799, for information.

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.

• April 1: Italian roads less traveled.

• April 8: Mysterious petite syrah.

• April 15: Passport wines: Terroir wines crafted on three continents from Hess.

• April 22: Wines of Argentina, with Vanessa Holden of Missionary Chocolates.

• April 29: Wines of Goose Ridge, with representative Mawganne.

Live Performances

'The Curious Savage' - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 8-May 7, Sandy Actors Theatre, 17333 Meinig Ave., Sandy. John Patrick's 'The Curious Savage' is an American classic and a comedy-drama for all ages. Mrs. Savage is placed in a mental institution by her three selfish children to get control of her $100,000,000 estate. The residents of the institution will capture your heart. Be prepared for an ending that will bring smiles and tears to your eyes. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for children. For more information or to make reservations, call 503-668-6834 or visit sandyactorstheatre.org.

'Valjean' - 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Sunday, April 24, East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave. East Hill Church will present 'Valjean,' a selection of scenes from the hit musical 'Les Miserables.' Acclaimed baritone and musical theater veteran Douglas Webster will play Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who struggles with redemption. Admission is free. Visit valjean2011.com or call 503-661-4444.