Weekend To-Dos for June 15
Music Mondays - Noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays until Aug. 29 (except July 4), and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, July 11-Aug. 29, Center for the Arts Plaza, Northeast Third Avenue between Hood and Kelly streets. Music Mondays, a free summer concert series, returned for its second season June 6. This year, the series will include both afternoon and evening concerts. Visit gcfta.org or call 503-665-7800 for information.
• Aram Arslanian, June 20. Aram is an accomplished singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with 25 years of professional experience. The former music director for Lisa Marie Presley has released three critically acclaimed CDs and toured extensively both as a solo artist and leading the band Orphan Train.
• Brent Rogers and KJ Miller, June 27. Brent Rogers and KJ Miller joined forces in 2009 to deliver a mixture of classic rock, blues and country hits blended with their own original songs.
Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Edgefield hosts live music on the lawn throughout the summer. All tickets are available through EdgefieldConcerts.com, in person at the Crystal Ballroom box office, Bagdad Theater and Edgefield gift shop or by phone 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. Starting out influenced by Neil Young's country-tinged classic rock, My Morning Jacket widened its 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.
• Great Northwest Music Tour: Bobby Bare Jr. with Carey Kotsionis, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Little Red Shed. With a big-as-the-room persona, an ability to rock the doors off the most jaded of clubs, the heart to hold a room completely still with just his guitar and a genius for arrangement, Bobby Bare Jr. and his band of merrymakers are one of the most unique bands around. All ages allowed.
• 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.
• Left Coast Country, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Little Red Shed. Left Coast Country plays traditional songs as well as originals that combine bluegrass, country and blues. All ages allowed.
• John Shipe, 7 p.m. Friday, June 17. Eugene indie pop artist John Shipe, whom Performing Songwriter Magazine labels a 'remarkable vocalist and songsmith,' returns with 'Yellow House,' a new solo album featuring mostly acoustic instrumentation and full of seasoned songwriting and sonic intrigue.
• Kris Deelane, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18. One half of the nationally acclaimed acoustic duo Adam + Kris and part of beloved alt-folk band SweetJuice, Kris Deelane brings a love of pop and punk (and post-punk) flair to her music.
• Billy D, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19. Billy is this year's Cascade Blues Association's 'Best New Act' winner.
• Skip vonKuske with The Sale, 7 p.m. Monday, June 20.
• Irish Tuesdays: Stringed Migration, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.
• Crown Point, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Emotive and energetic acoustic alt/pop.
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.
• Madson, Friday, June 17. Rock and R and B.
• Naughty Sister, Saturday, June 18. 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.
• Local Songwriters Night, June 18. Featuring Jerry Towell and Jeff McConnell, and Night Folk.
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
'Memories' - Fridays through Sundays until 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
Nadaka Community Festival - Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Nadaka Nature Park, Northeast 175th Avenue between Glisan and Pacific streets. Come celebrate Nadaka Nature Park at the Nadaka Community Festival, a fun event for the whole family. Cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with food and fun from noon to 3:00 p.m. Event includes disc golf demonstrations, hot dogs, music, kids activities and a visit from the Gresham Fire and Emergency Services.
Sandee Palisades All-Neighborhood Yard Sale - Various times Friday, June 17, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Sandee Palisades neighborhood, Troutdale. Families throughout the neighborhood de-clutter with this annual sale the weekend of Father's Day. Some households take part in the Friday presale, but Saturday is the main sale. Big Item Maps are available at six locations.
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.
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.
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.
'A Scene of Ice and Snow: The Discovery and Study of Glaciers in Oregon' - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. When the U.S. Geological Survey sent a team of explorers and geologists into the West in 1871, none of Oregon's 400-plus glaciers were yet on a map. We know more about the state's glaciers now, and the study of them tells us much about the region's environmental history and the impact of both climate and human populations on the advance and retreat of the snowfields high above us. Geologist, geographer, and modern mountain man Dr. Andrew Fountain will talk about the Oregon landscape since the Little Ice Age, and how people have explored, mapped and enjoyed the coldest parts of the state. Presented by Oregon Encyclopedia. Free and all ages are welcome. Visit oregonencyclopedia.org for information.
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 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.