Weekend To-Dos for June 8
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 Concerts on the Lawn - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Edgefield hosts live music on the lawn throughout the summer, truly a not-to-be-missed series. All tickets are available through EdgefieldConcerts.com, in person at the Crystal Ballroom box office, Bagdad Theater and Edgefield gift shop or by calling 1-800-514-3849. For more information and a complete schedule, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the shows begin at 6:30 p.m.
• Jethro Tull, Friday, June 17. The prog rock pioneers and Grammy winners will be performing the 'Aqualung' album in its entirety plus a range of their other favorites from the last 42 years.
• My Morning Jacket, Tuesday, June 28. Although they first presented themselves as devotees of Neil Young's country-tinged classic rock, My Morning Jacket widened their sound throughout the early 2000s, embracing everything from neo-psychedelia to Americana, funk, prog and reggae.
• Alison Krauss and Union Station, Wednesday, June 29. Part of Alison Krauss' incontestable talent is how effortlessly she bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. A highly sought-after collaborator, Krauss has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music, including Robert Plant, James Taylor, Phish, Dolly Parton, Yo Yo Ma and Bonnie Raitt.
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.
• 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.
• Celilo, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Little Red Shed. Celilo often evokes favorable comparisons to the classic songwriters of the 1970s while earning recognition for their own distinctive sonic explorations and wistful arrangements. All ages allowed.
• John Bunzow, 7 p.m. Friday, June 10. Oregon native John Bunzow has been called one of the finest writers and roots-musicians on the current music scene.
• Scott Gallegos, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Scott Gallegos' songs manage to find a way to speak to the core of the lost, the romantic, and the heartbroken all at the same time, while allowing all to find a point of empathy.
• Jaime Leopold and the Short Stories, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12. Jaime Leopold, ex-Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks bass player, sings original songs in the classic country and Americana styles.
• Redwood Son (CD release), 7 p.m. Monday, June 13. Redwood Son is a new project in the making, based around local songwriter J*Malem's vision for truth and integrity - call it West Coast Americana-roots music.
• Irish Tuesdays: Cul An Ti, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Little Red Shed. Cul An Ti - featuring Cary Novotny, Danny O'Hanlon, Johnny Connolly and Dave Cory - plays both authentic traditional Irish music along with a dizzying range of American pop and traditional Irish pub songs. All ages allowed.
• Great Northwest Music Tour: Bobby Bare Jr. with Carey Kotsionis, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Little Red Shed.
• Olivia Brownlee and Jay Psaros, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. Born in California, Olivia Brownlee grew up surrounded by voice actors, songwriters, storytellers, illustrators and preachers, which gives you some insight into her multi-faceted talent.
Ragtime Concert - 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 120 S.W. Towle Ave. Ragtime duo pianists Jack and Chris Bradshaw will play ragtime music spanning more than 100 years, interspersed with short, historical comments and humorous quips. All ages are invited. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 503-665-9442 or visit saintlukesgresham.org.
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.
• Radiophyler, June 10. Rock.
• Amanda Richards, 9:15 p.m. June 11. A Portland-based 'Bohemian country' musician, whose been nominated for six Grammy awards.
• American Nobody, 11:15 p.m. June 11. Live guitar looping.
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.
• Steve Rodin/Tony Lahaina, June 11. Finger-pickin' good tunes.
• Margaret Branch/Don Wheatly, June 11. Soul-searching songs
• Local Songwriters Night, June 18. Featuring Jerry Towell and Jeff McConnell, and Night Folk.
Arts and Culture
'2011 Juried Show' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Thursday, July 21, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's newest exhibit features local and regional artists. Their original works will be evaluated and awarded cash prizes. Free and open to the public. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.
Out and About
Zimmerman Heritage Farm and Heslin House Museum - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Heslin House, 60 Main St., Fairview; and the Zimmerman Heritage Farm, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Explore two historic homes that are complete with furnishings, photos, exhibits and more. The Heslin House tour includes a visit to the historic Fairview City Jail and an exhibit of historic dolls from a recent donation. Admission is free to either museum, with a requested donation. For more information, visit frwhs.org or call 503-261-8078. Group tours can be arranged for either museum upon request.
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.
Father's Day Celebration at Philip Foster Farm - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Philip Foster Farm, 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. Enjoy a variety of pioneer-inspired activities such as apple bobbing and historic games, live music, a wagon show and old-fashioned crafts that dad is sure to love. All the usual activities and farm tours will be available. The entrance fee is $5 per person or $20 per family. Call 503-637-6324 for information.
Summer Poker Run and Show-n-Shine - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St. The Gresham Elks and Columbia River Camaro Club are hosting this fundraiser and car show. Cars and motorcycles will take a beautiful scenic drive around Larch Mountain and Vista House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., stopping at six locations to pick up cards for a poker hand. The prizes for best hands are $100, $75 and $50. After returning to the Elks lodge, there will be music, a barbecue, raffles and lots of cars and motorcycles to see. Registration is $15 per vehicle, with proceeds to benefit the Elks and the Camaro club. For information, call 503-663-1870 or 503-661-2530.
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 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 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, will be unveiled at 10 a.m. June 4. It 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.
'Assisted Living' - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays until July 2, Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy. The winner of the Sandy Actors Theatre's playwriting contest, Portlander Rich Rubin has created a lovely touching drama/comedy about the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease. Rose is a robust, active woman who resists any help to deal with her continued loss of memory. The conflicts with her family are at times hilarious and at other times sad and tender. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for children younger than 12. Call 503-668-6834 or visit sandyactorstheatre.org for information.