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Live Music

Eastside Bluegrass Series — 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Freedom Foursquare Church, 660 S.E. 160th Ave. Rogue Bluegrass Band and Widcoll Bros. will share the stage along with another act still to be named. If you show up at 5:30 p.m., you can join in on a jam in the lobby, so bring your instrument. Eastside Bluegrass shows take place every third Saturday of the month. Suggested donation is $10 per person, with children admitted free. Plenty of parking is available.

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Edgefield Live Music Series — McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. All shows are free, 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.

• Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.

• Radical Revolution Trio, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

• Red Light Romeos, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

• Brian Copeland, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.

• Matt Meighan, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

• Leon Cotter, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.

• Skip vonKuske, Matt Voth, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14.

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

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

Open Mic Jam — Gresham Inn, 117 N. Main Ave. 8 p.m. Sundays. Hosted by Back Alley Jammers. For more information, call 503-661-1403.

Open Mic Jam — M&M Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6 p.m. to midnight, Sundays. Classic rock, blues, boogie blues, country, alternative, originals, acoustic, electric with live band. Sound system, drums, amplifiers provided. For more information, call 503-665-2626.

Karoake — 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Midnight Roundup, 345 N.W. Burnside St. For more information, call 503-489-5860.

• Dancing, 8 p.m. Thursdays dance instructions; 9 p.m.

• Country Wide, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19.

Park Place Coffee — Live Music Saturdays. Free. All ages.

• Live Music Celebration, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. For more information, call 503-808-1244 or visit parkplacecoffee.com.

Out & About

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 windancemarkets.com.

Arts & Culture

Faculty Art Exhibit — Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Jan. 7-24. Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. For more information, visit mhcc.edu.

First Thursday Concerts — Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., continues its free first Thursday of the month shows in the Student Union from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Will West and the Friendly Strangers. This musical ensemble touches on elements of bluegrass, pop, jazz, blues, old-time folk and more to create a signature acoustic sound.

I Heart Dance Clinic — Practices take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Jan. 24, Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave. The Barlow High School Bruinette Dance Team invites dancers in kindergarten through eighth grade for two fun-filled nights of dance. Participants will learn a routine that will be performed at the halftime of a Barlow girls’ varsity basketball game. The performance will take place Friday, Jan. 25, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Game tickets are $5 (clinic participants and one family member will be admitted to the game for free). Registration is required, and the cost is $20 (or $25 the first day of the clinic). Participants will receive a T-shirt. Dancers should come dressed in athletic pants or shorts, and jazz shoes or sneakers, and should bring a water bottle. For more information, call 503-258-4969 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Readers Theatre Gresham — A project of the Sandy Actors Theatre, Readers Theatre presents actors reading plays, with no props or costumes, on stage. “Broadway Bound” by Neil Simon, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Two brothers try to break into show business as professional comedy writers, regaling their audiences with howls of laughter as their family and neighbors wonder what’s so funny. Admission $8. Info: Tim Park at 503-869-6183.

“Wings” art exhibit — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Presented by the Gresham Art Committee. Info: greshamartcommittee.com or contact Michael Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..