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Weekend To-Dos for May 25

by: Tiffaney O'Dell People peruse the many offerings at the Gresham Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21.

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, May 25. Bring back memories with this '80s cover band.

• Jon Koonce, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Formerly of Johnny and the Distractions, singer-songwriter, guitarist and local legend Jon Koonce romps, stomps, twangs and rages through tales of love, lust, trailer parks, truck stops, demons and dogs.

• Michele Van Kleef, 7 p.m. Friday, May 27. Michele Van Kleef's music is based on storytelling with memorable melodies and sung with haunting vocals.

• Lincoln Crockett Duo, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28. After spending three years establishing the genre-bending prowess of the Pacific Northwest progressive bluegrass group, Cross-Eyed Rosie, Lincoln Crockett is making a name for himself as a solo performer with gorgeous mandolin and guitar.

• Jack McMahon, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Jack McMahon is a singer/songwriter whose natural talents, seasoned skills and professional experience combine in a wonderful synergy that delights audiences everywhere.

• Skip vonKuske, 7 p.m. Monday, May 30. 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, May 31. The Foghorn Stringband's mandolinist and fiddler team to bring a stripped-down approach to old-time country and Appalachian string music.

• Water Tower Bucket Boys, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Pile-driving original and acoustic bluegrass.

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.

• Spinella's Off the Wall, Friday, May 27. Birthday bash.

• Home By Dawn, Saturday, May 28. Classic hits.

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.

• Ben Cook and Wasted Potential, May 28. Experience the 'Bliss' (pure bliss) as Ben, Chadwick and Dirk folk it up.

• Sanchez Blues Review, June 4. Acoustic blues.

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

'Anchors Aweigh' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Thursday, June 2, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's newest exhibit, 'Anchors Aweigh,' highlights works of art that reflect boating or activities on the water. Featured artists include Ryan Anderson, Cheryl Butterfield, Wayne Chin, Matthew Houck, LeeAnn Lauritzen, Karlene Lusby, Shelley Radovich, Michael Routen and Beth Verhayden. Free and open to the public. Visit greshamartcommittee.org or email Raquel Michaelson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mt. Hood Visual Arts Juried Student Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until June 8, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. This exhibition represents the outstanding work of Mt. Hood students in the following categories: ceramics, drawing, printmaking, painting, jewelry/metals, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D design, digital art, watercolor and calligraphy. The featured artwork was completed in Mt. Hood visual arts courses during the 2010-11 academic year and juried by the visual arts faculty. The show provides students with valuable exhibition experience and the opportunity to receive feedback from their peers, professional artists and the public. Call Lynn Horn at 503-491-7309 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. Individuals requiring accommodation because of a disability can call 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670.

Out and About

First Fridays in Troutdale - 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, 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.

'A Preview of the Summer Sky' - 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, June 6, Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan will show visitors how to locate Saturn and Jupiter as well as prominent constellations, star clusters, galaxies and a new comet that will make a close approach to Earth in mid-August. Visitors can ask questions during each 45-minute production. Admission is $2 general admission and free for Mt. Hood students. Call 503-491-7297 for information. Call 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD) for disability assistance; the planetarium is wheelchair-accessible.

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

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.

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.

• May 27: European night with wines from The Wine Group, and Missionary Chocolates with Vanessa Holden.

• June 3: Sparkling wines with Cindy Friedman, consumer manager and wine educator at Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif.

• June 10: Italian wines with Tom Gory from Galaxy Wine Co.