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Live Music

Eastside Bluegrass Series — 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Freedom Foursquare Church, 660 S.E. 160th Ave. Old Circle, Hardshell Harmony. 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. For more information, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 or call 503-669-8610.

• Hanz Araki, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.

• Henry Hill Kammerer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20.

• Solomon & Kale, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Blackberry Hall.

• Sonny Hess, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Pilar French Duo, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

• Brady Goss, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

• Skip vonKuske, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

• Caleb Klauder & Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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.

• Dance instruction 8 p.m. Thursdays followed by dancing at 9 p.m.

• Muchmore Country, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23.

Park Place Coffee — Live Music Saturdays. Free. All ages. For more information, call 503-808-1244 or visit

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

Arts & Culture

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. March 3: Vagabond Opera — European cabaret, vintage Americana, Balkan belly dance, neo-classical opera, old-world Yiddish theater are all contained within the sound of this six-piece local group. Through theatrical performances, lyrics in 13 languages and an eclectic repertoire, they “liberate opera” from its usual setting.

Night Mother — Nutz-n-Boltz Theater will present Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play “’Night, Mother” from Feb. 22 through March 10 at the historic Boring-Damascus Grange Hall, off Highway 212. This complex drama, featuring a damaged relationship between mother and daughter, casts Kim Berger of West Linn and Kelly Lazenby of Gresham, who play the show in real time, with no intermission. There will also be talk-back sessions with the actors on Sundays. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

Passport to Adventure — 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:

The Last Romance — Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, presents a heart-warming comedy by Joe DiPietro. A crush can make anyone feel young again—even octogenarian widower Ralph. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, he attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol, and embarks on the trip of a lifetime to regain a happiness that seemed all but lost.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 8 to March 3. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students and $10 children under 12. For more information, call 503-668-6834, or visit

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