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Weekend To-Dos: May 16, 2012


Live Entertainment

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.

• Crown Point, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.

• Great Northwest Music Tour: Yarn, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Blackberry Hall. Open to all ages.

• Henry Hill Kammerer, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17.

• Muriel Stanton Band, 7 p.m. Friday, May 18.

• Kris Deelane, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

• The Old Yellers, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

• Skip vonKuske and Will West, 7 p.m. Monday, May 21.

• Irish Tuesdays: Elizabeth Nicholson and Bob Soper, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.

• Joshua English, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.

First Thursdays Music - 1 p.m. on first Thursdays, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Enjoy live music in Mt. Hood's College Center. Free and open to the public. Parking permits are required on the Gresham campus and may be purchased for $3 per day from ticket kiosks located by the flagpoles and gymnasium.

• June 7: The Mt. Hood Jazz Band will perform.

Park Place Coffee Live Music Series - 7-9 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.

• Open jam, May 19.

• Richard Arthur, May 26.

• Lyman Louis and Friends, June 2.

• The Rewinders, June 9.

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 otherwise. For more information, call 503-665-2626.

• Dover Weinberg Quartet, 8-11 p.m. Monday.

• Terry Robb and friends, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• New Band Night, 8 p.m. to midnight Wednesday.

• Ron Steen Jazz Jam, 7-10 p.m. Thursday.

Live Music at Celebrities - Celebrities Parkway Grill, 20725 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Fairview. No cover charge. Call 503-666-2027 for information.

• DJ/KJ Brass Knuckles, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

• Jimmy Thompson Jam Session, 4 p.m. to midnight Sundays.

• Hot Property, May 19.

• Kirk Green, May 26.

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.

• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.

• David Lee, Friday.

• Barry Glick and Friends, Saturday.

• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.

Arts and Culture

'The Way We Go' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until May 31, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's new exhibit features media with the themes of travel and transportation. Featured artists include Michael R. Anderson, Sergey Bezhinets, Kevin Felts, Lisa Musselwhite, Inga Ojala, Kym Ojala, Jo Simpson and Justin Walton. Visit greshamartcommittee.org or email curator Lisa Musselwhite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MHCC Visual Arts Student Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday until June 7, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The annual juried student exhibit includes categories for ceramics, drawing, life drawing, printmaking, painting, jewelry/metals, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D design, digital art, watercolor and calligraphy. Students completed all pieces in Mt. Hood Visual Arts courses during the 2011-12 academic year. Contact Lynn Horn at 503-491-7309.

'Experiencing Urban City Life' - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday until May 30, Mt. Hood Community College, Fireplace Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The artwork of Amalya Nané Tumanian is on display. Call Pam Kuretich at 503-491-7260.

Out and About

'Adventures in Plymptoons' Film Screening - 9 p.m. Friday, May 25, McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. In a partnership with the Oregon Media Production Association, McMenamins presents The Great Northwest Film Tour, giving new films a place to be shown, gather momentum and burst out onto the scene. 'Adventures in Plymptoons' is a documentary about Oscar-nominated Portland animator Bob Plympton. Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 on the day of show. For ages 21 and up. For information, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Enjoy a drink and learn about Oregon history with an expert. The topic is 'Plants of the Columbia Plateau: Traditional Uses and Contemporary Applications,' presented by Kimberlee Chambers, professor at Willamette University. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or oregonencyclopedia.org, or call 503-669-8610.

Gresham Farmers' Market - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 27, Northwest Third Street between Miller and Main avenues. The Gresham Farmers' Market begins its 26th season this Saturday with 85 vendors that offer everything from farm-fresh produce, flowers, meats and cheeses to arts and crafts. The market is open rain or shine. Visit greshamfarmersmarket.com or the Facebook page.

Fairview Open Air Market - 3-8 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 11, 1601 N.E. Market St., Fairview. Shop for baked goods, jewelry, artwork, crafts, organic treats and other eclectic selections. Hear live music, get dinner and do some shopping. Ninety-eight percent of the produce growers offer organic and the other 2 percent are considered transitional and follow safe growing practices. Visit windancefarmsandart.com/Fairview.php.

Troutdale Open-Air Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Depot Park Rail Museum, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Shop for organic produce, fine arts and crafts, food and one-of-a-kind items at Troutdale's farmers' market, located in downtown Troutdale. Visit winddancefarmsandart.com/troutdale.php.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm and Heslin House Museum - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Heslin House, 60 Main St., Fairview; and at 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 a sampling of historic dolls from a recent donation. Admission is free to either museum, with a requested donation. Visit frwhs.org or call 503-261-8078. Group tours can be arranged for either museum upon request.

Troutdale Museum Openings - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on third Saturdays, downtown Troutdale. The Troutdale Historical Society opens its three museums - the Harlow House, the Barn Museum and the Rail Depot Museum - to the public on the third Saturday of the month. A donation is requested. Contact the historical society at 503-661-2164 or visit troutdalehistory.org for information.

Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Allegri Wine Shop and Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. The tasting fee is $12. Call 503-465-1841 for more information and a schedule.

Live Performances

'Oklahoma!' - 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19, Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for Centennial High students and staff. Call 503-762-7511 for more information.

'Glow Fly and the Seven Bugs' - 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday until May 27, Boring-Damascus Grange, 27601 N.E. Grange St., Boring. Based on the Brothers Grimm story about Snow White, this play is about seven insects that unite to save the beautiful princess Glow Fly and defeat her evil stepmother queen. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for teachers. Visit nnbtheater.com or call 503-593-1295.

'The Hasty Heart' - 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. In John Patrick's play, a wounded Scottish soldier with only weeks to live is consigned to a field hospital during World War II. His fellow patients attempt to befriend him, but his extreme independence of spirit nearly wrecks their efforts until, at last, he learns the great lesson of giving and receiving love. Presented by the Sandy Actors Theatre as part of its Readers Theatre series, in which actors perform a play with scripts in hand and without costumes or props; the emphasis is on the words of the play. Tickets are $8. Call Tim Park at 503-869-6183 or visit sandyactorstheatre.org for information.