Weekend To-Dos for June 1
Portland Metro Concert Band Spring Concert - 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, David Douglas High School, Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland. The Portland Metro Concert Band will perform a variety of music with a bit of classical (Rossini), a bit of American (Gershwin), contemporary band music and - as always - a march or two. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.
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.
• Water Tower Bucket Boys, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Pile-driving original and acoustic bluegrass.
• Ezra Holbrook and the My Oh Mys with Redray Frazier, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Little Red Shed. Perhaps best known for his work as a founding member of the Decemberists and the Minus 5, Ezra Holbrook is a man of prodigious talent. His most recent solo album covers love, loss and life in a low-key way, without succumbing to the often maudlin world of singer-songwriters. All ages allowed.
• Small Batch Tours: Red City Brass, 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the Little Red Shed. RCB consists of two trumpets, a trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. It's a big group that creates a big sound, with just the right amount of contemporary kick for the modern listener. All ages allowed.
• Laura Ivancie, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Laura Ivancie's music is a mix of many genres, including elements of folk, rock, country and soul.
• Pamela Goldsmith, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Vibrant classical guitarist.
• Skip vonKuske with Will West, 7 p.m. Monday, June 6. 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.
• Irish Tuesdays: Hanz Araki Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Little Red Shed. An all-star combo of the new generation of traditional Irish music. All ages welcome.
• Matt Meighan, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. Meighan began performing in Chicago while still in high school in the 1960s and has since traveled the world with his music, a mix of original tunes and songs from the American folk and blues traditions.
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.
• Saturated Phats, 8 p.m. Friday, June 3. CD release party.
• Mike Branch Band, Saturday, June 4. Variety.
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, June 4. Acoustic blues.
• Steve Rodin/Tony Lahaina, June 11. Finger-pickin' good tunes.
• Margaret Branch/Don Wheatly, June 11. Soul searching songs
'Dances From Around the World' - 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, United Methodist Church, 18955 S. End Road, Oregon City. The Willamette Falls Symphony will perform works from Dvorak, Borodin, Brahms, De Falla and Stamitz (featuring soloist Megan Crist, WFS youth competition winner). There will be a silent auction starting at 2:30 p.m. (cash or check only). Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and younger with an adult or senior admission. Call 503-632-7267 or visit willamettefallssymphony.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
Corbett Grange Arts and Crafts Bazaar - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 37493 N.E. Grange Hall Road, Corbett. Shop for handcrafted goods, art and bead supplies and homemade treats. Contact Dianne Adams at 503-761-6894 for information.
'Memories' - Fridays through Sundays, June 3-July 2, Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy. In conjunction with the Sandy Actors Theatre's latest production, 'Assisted Living,' the Wy'east Artisans Guild is displaying its new exhibit 'Memories' in the lobby. The art is meant to evoke memories of the past through a mix of media and styles. For more information, call Becky Hawley at 503-668-5590 or the theater at 503-668-6834.
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.
Limited-Edition Beer Tasting - 5 p.m. Thursday, June 9, McMenamins Edgefield, Distillery Bar, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Sample a new small-batch beer, handcrafted by one of Edgefield's brewers. Talk to the ones who brewed it, ask questions and enjoy happy hour pricing on pints all night long. Free and for ages 21 and older. Visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.
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. 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.
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.
• June 3: Sparkling wines with Cindy Friedman, consumer manager and wine educator at Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards of Sonoma, Calif.
• June 10: Italian wines with Tom Gory from Galaxy Wine Co.
• June 17: Odisea Wines with owner Mike Kuenz.
• June 24: Wines of Germany with German wine importer Ewald Moseler, and Vanessa Holden of Missionary Chocolates.
Sandy Plaza Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on first Saturdays, June 4-Oct. 1, Centennial Plaza, Pioneer Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue, Sandy. The 12-by-60-foot Centennial Mural, painted by Gresham artist Lee Lauritzen with assistance from Craig Lauritzen, will be unveiled at 10 a.m. June 4. For more information, call Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.