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Live Entertainment

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.

• Mt. Hood Chamber Strings, July 18 (afternoon). This harmonious group is made up of musicians from Mt. Hood Community College who strive to continue the group tradition playing beautiful classical music from the past. The quartet is blended together with four very experienced and dedicated musicians.

• John Bunzow, July 18 (evening). Local favorite John Bunzow has been called one of the finest roots writers-musicians on the current music scene. He started his professional career while attending the University of Oregon and has spent the past 20 years playing clubs throughout the Northwest.  His fusion of rock roots and blues garnered him an extensive fan following.

• Jacob Merlin Duo, July 25 (afternoon). With a combination of James Brown, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and Steely Dan, the duo brings back an old school sound, with a new style of funky, jazzy, pop rock.

• Night Folk, July 25 (evening). Night Folk are 'family, friends and brothers singin' from the heart' who embrace their motto 'The Music is Magic.' They perform contemporary folk music featuring the songs of Rich 'Waggs' Waggoner, who is a child of the 'Parkrose Days.'

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.

• TV on the Radio, Friday, July 22. The Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio mix post-punk, electronic, and other atmospheric elements in such a creative way that it only makes sense that their core duo, vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and multi-instrumentalist/producer David Andrew Sitek, are both visual artists as well as musicians.

• Fleet Foxes, Sunday, July 24. Fleet Foxes, having quickly sold out their latest Crystal Ballroom show, plays Edgefield Concerts in support of its latest release, 'Helplessness Blues.' Drawing influence from the traditions of folk music, pop, choral music and gospel, sacred harp singing, West Coast music, traditional music from Ireland to Japan, film scores, and their Northwest peers, the band's tunes range in subject matter from the natural world and familial bonds to bygone loves and stone cold graves.

• Willie Nelson and Family, Friday, July 29. The Honeysuckle Rose brings Willie Nelson and Family back to Edgefield again this year for another hit of their finest.

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.

• Raina Rose, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. As the second daughter of a country music historian and a Jewish poet, Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose revels in sharing with you her beautifully twisted yet refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world. 

• Pagan Jug Band, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Little Red Shed. The Pagan Jug Band's current incarnation features an all-acoustic lineup of banjo, dobro, accordion, fiddle, guitar, upright bass and percussion, deftly mixing straight-ahead bluegrass, folk and country blues and Louisiana zydeco. Open to all ages.

• Jack McMahon, 7 p.m. Friday, July 15. Jack McMahon is a singer/songwriter whose natural talents, seasoned skills, and professional experience combine in a wonderful synergy that delights audiences everywhere.

• Alison Rice and the Wheel, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Roots country and Americana, with great storytelling wrapped in beautiful melodies.

• Small Batch Tours: Pete Kartsounes, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Pete Kartsounes is a musical craftsman and limitless artist whose songwriting draws from a myriad of musical traditions, including folk, rock, blues, jazz and bluegrass.

• Skip vonKuske and Susie, 7 p.m. Monday, July 18. 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: Stringed Migration, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.

• Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. This dynamic group plays the finest music in hot bluegrass, cowboy, folk and roots featuring fancy and harmony yodeling.

Eastside Bluegrass Music Series - 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Freedom Foursquare Church, 660 S.E. 160th Ave. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., musicians are invited to play in an acoustic jam session in the lobby. The show then starts at 7 p.m. July's featured band will be Mark Phillips and IIIrd Generation Bluegrass Band from Norman, Okla., which performs hard-driving bluegrass and bluegrass-gospel music. The recommended donation is $10 per person (free for children). Refreshments will be sold in the lobby. For more information, contact Mason Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit thirdgenerationbluegrassband.com.

Lew Jones Concert - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Borders, Gresham Station, 687 N.W. 12th St. Local songwriter and musician Lew Jones will perform a solo acoustic performance to promote his new CD 'Ecstatic Cahoots.' Call 503-254-5812 for information.

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 facebook.com/mmlounge.gresham or call 503-665-2626.

• Spinella's Off the Wall, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

• Michele Drey and Branded Band, 8 p.m. Friday, July 15. Country.

• Matt Hundley, Friday, July 15 (after Michele Drey). Country, bluegrass and gospel.

• As Is, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Open to all ages.

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.

• The Fare-Thee-Wells, July 16. Come enjoy 'a musical journey through the heart of American folk music.'

• Bum Wagler (The Tune Wrangler), July 23. Country songs and sing-a-longs.

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.

Cracked Pots Art Show - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. This summer event showcases more than 90 artists' creations. All art in the show is made from at least 80 percent recycled materials. Ponder everything from bird feeders to furniture to sculpture and beyond. Edgefield gardeners will also have estate-grown trees, flowers, perennials and more for sale. Visit crackedpots.org or call 503-257-2042 for information.

Out and About

Limited-Edition Beer Tasting - 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 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.

Wood Village City Nite Out - 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 15, Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 N.E. Arata Road, Wood Village. Wood Village's 12th annual City Nite Out focuses on crime prevention and emergency preparedness and is coordinated by the city and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with an emergency vehicle parade through the city, followed by flyovers and landings of Life Flight and Coast Guard helicopters. There will also be free food and beverages, exhibits, interactive demonstrations, children's activities, door prizes and live music. An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Free, secure document destruction will also be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit ci.wood-village.or.us or call 503-667-6211 for information.

Museum Openings for SummerFest - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The Troutdale Historical Society's three museums will be open during Troutdale SummerFest. The Barn Museum will feature a collection of items that were on display during Edgefield's 100th anniversary celebration. The Harlow House features a display of vintage hats and ruby glass. Contact the society at 503-661-2164 or visit troutdalehistory.org for information.

Garden Tour Benefit - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, various locations. The Gresham Garden Tour will feature private gardens, two wholesale nursery gardens and Al's Garden Center in Gresham. Proceeds from the tour will benefit Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center's Healing Garden, a 13,000-square-foot healing garden for patients, families, visitors and staff. Tickets are $25 and are available at Al's Garden Center, 7505 S.E. Hogan Road; Drake's 7 Dees, 16519 S.E. Stark St.; and the Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center gift shop, 24800 S.E. Stark St. For more information, visit legacyhealth.org/gardens or call Peggy at 503-622-6860.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays until July 30, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The historic Zimmerman Heritage Farm, built in 1874, will be open all four Saturdays in July. Admission is free, but a donation is requested. Special tours can be arranged by appointment. Email frwinfo@

frwhs.org or call 503-261-8078 for information.

Fairview Open-Air Market - 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays until 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.

Boring Saturday Market - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 24, Highway 212 by the Boring Station Trailhead Park (look for signs and banners). The Boring Saturday Market has fresh organic produce and a variety of vendors, along with arts and crafts, leather goods, stained glass art, hanging baskets and more. Plants are available to trade or share. Parking is available on Dee Street west of the highway. Call 503-313-0224 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

• July 15: Wines of New Zealand.

• July 16: Big House Wines with Candice Cress. Complimentary.

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, 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.

Family Fun

Cinema Under the Stars - Saturdays, July 16-Aug. 20, various local schools. Cinema Under the Stars features PG-rated films, suitable for all ages, in the grassy fields of area schools. Each night will have a special theme with activities and entertainment geared for families. School booster clubs and other groups will provide concessions, with proceeds funding school improvements. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Hosted by Greater Gresham Area Prevention Partnership. Call 503-823-0088 or visit ggapp.org for a complete schedule and information.

Movies in the Park - 6:30 p.m. all summer until Sept. 10, various Portland parks. Portland Parks and Recreation presents free movies and entertainment in its parks all summer. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at dark. Visit portlandonline.com/parks for a complete schedule. Events in East Portland parks are listed below.

Live Performances

'For Better' - Thursdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. Sundays until July 24, Clackamas Community College, Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Gresham resident and actor Tobias Andersen stars in Clackamas Repertory Theatre's production of 'For Better,' a romantic comedy. Can love conquer all? Can you hear me now? Tickets range from $12 to $22. Visit clackamasrep.org or call 503-594-6047.