Weekend To-Dos for June 22
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. The scheduled performers represent a wide variety of genres, ranging from rock, country and folk to African and Hawaiian music. Visit gcfta.org or call 503-665-7800 for information.
• 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. Their soulful lead vocals, magical harmonies and guitar playing combined with their indestructible friendship bring their songs to life as they captivate and entertain audiences with their unique blend of music
• Greg Parke, July 11 (afternoon). Greg, with his rich captivating voice, might be tugging at your heartstrings with a soulful ballad one minute, and before you know it, you will be wondering where the rest of the band came from as your feet are heading for the dance floor. Greg uses custom built acoustic and electric MIDI guitars, sound modules and loopers, which create an amazingly full sound all done in real time with no pre-recorded backing tracks.
• Berthaline and the Love Brigade, July 11 (evening). Berthaline-style music is a warm stew of peace, love and crawfish. Berthaline was the hearty southern grandmother of keyboardist Steve Kerin who, in her 97 years of life, lived in joy and simplicity. You will hear the rattling rub board being played, the very one Berthaline used for decades to get the laundry washed.
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 phone at 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.
• 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 its sound throughout the early 2000s, embracing everything from neo-psychedelia to Americana, funk, prog and reggae.
• Modest Mouse, Saturday, July 2. Northwest indie stars Modest Mouse, on their first Portland show in nearly three years.
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.
• Crown Point, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Emotive, energetic acoustic alt/pop.
• James Faretheewell and Thee Foolhardy, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Little Red Shed. Years spent in Texas and Amsterdam, musical education in rock of the hard, punk, roadhouse and avant-garde varieties, and influences from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie to Ani DiFranco shaped Faretheewell into a poetic and thought-provoking entertainer.
• Mark Alan, 7 p.m. Friday, June 24. Though acoustic in nature, Mark's music is strangely expansive; it's original in sound, soulful and groove oriented.
• Chris Robley's False Fables, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
• Little Sue and Lynn Conover, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Acoustic singer/songwriter duo.
• Skip vonKuske with Kory Quinn, 7 p.m. Monday, June 27. With experience in classical, jazz, flamenco, klezmer, pop, rock and folk music of numerous cultures, the improvisational skills of cellist Skip vonKuske separate him from his classical music counterparts.
• Irish Tuesdays: Hanz Araki, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. An all-star combo of the new generation of traditional Irish music.
• Tyler Stenson, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Born in Lander, Wyo., and raised in Oregon, Tyler Stenson is a bold songwriter who draws profound influence from his roots in the humble West. His rich lyrics grip the wheel, white-knuckled and swollen with natural imagery and stark confessions.
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.
• Well In Doubt, Friday, June 24. Rock.
• Merrill, Saturday, June 25. Original rock concert. $5 cover.
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.
• Richey Bellinger and Guest, June 25. Acoustic, original, 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
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 highlights the best work of local and regional artists in its annual juried show, with awards going to the top-ranked work. Rip Caswell of Rip Caswell Bronze Sculptures in Troutdale will serve as juror. Featured artists include Chelsie Brady, Wayne Chin, Lee Dayfield, Matthew Houck, Brian Kroll, Jim Kunz, Beth Norwood, Annette Riplinger, Brandy M. Watson and Tim Zielke. Free and open to the public. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.
'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
New Beginnings' Fourth Annual Car Show - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, New Beginnings Church, 3300 N.E. 172nd Place. The car classes are pre-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980 and newer, stock truck, custom truck and motorcycle. Each class will have a car winner and the winner presented a trophy. Registration is $15 per car with two people, which covers lunch and a frame with a color picture of participants and their car. Proceeds benefit the Emergency Resource Center. Visit nbcclive.com/carshow or call 503-256-6050 to register and for more 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. 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 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. For more information, contact Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.
'Mowgli's Jungle' - 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, SALT Academy, 701 N.E. Cleveland Ave. SALT Academy and Performing Arts Company presents 'Mowgli's Jungle,' an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' which tells the story of a young boy, Mowgli, who is raised in the jungles of India with the help of the panther, Bagheera, the bear, Baloo, and a wolf pack. SALT Academy and Performing Arts Company is a Christian-based, non-denominational training center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Visit saltacademy.com or call 503-618-8700.
'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.