Live Music

Eastside Bluegrass Series — 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Freedom Foursquare Church, 660 S.E. 160th Ave. If you show up at 5:30 p.m., you can join a jam in the lobby, so bring your instrument. This show will feature Old Circle, a fast-paced group playing traditional bluegrass music with a clever smattering of humor, as well as the Hardshell Harmony Bluegrass Band, which plays foot-tapping, knee-slapping, good time music with harmony vocals that sets it apart from others. 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.

Panhandler's Union, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

Radical Revolution Trio, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13.

Red Light Romeos, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14.

Muriel Stanton, 7 p.m. Friday, March 15.

St. Patrick's Day celebrations, all day Saturday, March 16.

St. Patrick's Day celebrations, all day Sunday, March 17.

Groovy Wallpaper, Monday, March 18.

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.

Karaoke — 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.

Carrie Cunningham & The Six Shooters, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.

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

“Dreams” — 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Presented by Readers Theatre of Sandy Actors Theatre, this play by Norman Beim is a comedy drama that tells the tale of Archie and Lily Lowe, renowned actors who reluctantly agree to come out of retirement to do a play they think is ugly but brilliant with fascinating roles. When a stroke forces Archie out of the play, both strive to realize their creative potential in spite of life’s unforeseen obstacles. Tickets: $8 general admission (no reservations). Info: Tim Park at 503-869-6183 or visit

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. April 4: Chuck Redd Group. With a career that spans more than 30 years and includes touring and recording with jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Barney Kessel, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton Big Band and Mel Torme, vibist/drummer Redd will make a stop at the college while on a West Coast tour. Stalwarts of the Portland jazz music scene will join him on stage.

“Passport to Adventure — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through April 14. Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Presented by the Gresham Art Committee. Info:

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