Weekend To-Dos for Jan. 18
'Classical Hollywood' Gala Dinner Concert and Auction - 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, Portland Marriott Waterfront Downtown, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway, Portland. The Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, which often performs in East County, invites music and movie lovers to its annual Gala Dinner Concert and Auction, when the entire orchestra will play music from the movies and raise funds for its education program, Meet the Beat. Enjoy selections from 'James Bond,' 'Harry Potter,' 'Star Wars' and others. Joining the orchestra as master of ceremonies is local actor Kirk Mouser of Stumptown Stages as well as soprano Coral Walterman. Auctioneer Jason Demicheli of Kelly Russell Auctions will help the orchestra raise funds for its education program through live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 for celebrity circle tickets. Visit columbiasymphony.org or call 503-234-4077.
Eastside Bluegrass Show - 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Freedom Foursquare Church, 660 S.E. 162nd Ave. Show begins at 7 p.m. with usually two groups split by a 'tweener' act and a break for refreshments. This month, Wayward Vessel and The Loafers will perform. Jamming in the lobby begins at 5 p.m., so bring an instrument or your singing voice and join in. The suggested donation is $10. Call 503-307-2993 or visit eastsidebluegrass.com for information.
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.
• Tim Snider, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.
• Sonny Hess, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.
• Great Northwest Music Tour: Danny Barnes, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in Blackberry Hall. All ages allowed.
• John Bunzow, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.
• The Mustachioed Bandits and the Damsel in Distress, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.
• Billy Kennedy and Jason Ocamoto, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.
• Skip vonKuske and Rena Jones, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23.
• Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.
• Radical Revolution Duo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.
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, visit facebook.com/mmlounge.gresham or call 503-665-2626.
• Last Call Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.
• Merrill, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.
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.
• Open Jam, Friday, Jan. 20.
• Park Place Coffee and Crepes Annual Music Gathering, Jan. 21. Various Musicians from 3 to 9:30 p.m. (Open mic 4 to 5 p.m.)
• The Rewinders, Jan. 28.
Live Music at Celebrities - 9 p.m. Saturdays, Celebrities Parkway Grill, 20725 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Fairview. No cover charge. Call 503-666-2027 for information.
• Randy Starr, Jan. 21. R and B.
• On Q, Jan. 28. R and B, funk, Latin, jazz, salsa, blues.
• Kirk Green, Feb. 11. R and B.
• Randy Starr, Feb. 18.
• Poor Sports, Feb. 25. Danceable classic rock.
• Kirk Green, March 3.
• On Q, March 10.
• Cool Breeze, March 17. R and B.
• Randy Starr, March 24.
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.
• Jazz Guitars: Barry Glick and Jim Putnam, Tuesday.
• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.
• David Lee, Friday and Saturday.
• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.
Arts and Culture
Chinese New Year - 3 p.m., Fruehauf home, 39420 S.E. Gordon Creek Road, Corbett. Rainbow Bridge, a local Chinese immersion program taught by Mandarin teacher Liu Yafei, will present a 2012 Year of the Dragon performance from 3 to 6 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner. Students, ranging from ages 5 to 55, will perform Chinese skits, songs, dance, poetry readings and more. The performance will be filmed for a competition in Beijing, China. Call 503-695-2955 for information.
'Latin Influences' Art Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Feb. 2, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's new exhibit has a Latin theme. The featured artists include Lori Anderson, Roger Besselievre, Marie Bullemor, Cindy Cossu, Renae Fraizer, Matthew Houck, Lisa Musselwhite, Carol Ross and Rod Stroh. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.
'Herding the Night Sheep' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday until Jan. 30, Mt. Hood Community College, Fireplace Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The Mt. Hood Community College Fireplace Gallery presents the works of Jennifer Gillia Cutshall. The Portland artist says, 'I paint to solve problems. I am drawn to the struggle that image making presents and I always return to the process. As I paint, I sometimes weave bits of memories and/or mementos (from past paintings, sketches and letters) throughout the painting.' Free. Parking at Mt. Hood is $3. Visit mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7260.
Visual Arts Faculty Art Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Jan. 26, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. This exhibit features the latest and best work of Mt. Hood's Visual Arts department faculty. Parking permits on campus are $3. Call Lynn Horn at 503-491-7309 for information.
Mount Hood Floral Art Jam Exhibit - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through February, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, 38963 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. In mid-July, seven area artists visited the top of Bald Mountain and let the flora and landscape inspire their creativity. Their resulting artwork is now on display. The artists, members of Print Arts Northwest, include Renee Ugrin of Damascus, Leslie Cheney-Parr of Sandy and Sue Allen of Brightwood.
Out and About
Zimmerman Heritage Farm and Heslin House Museum - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 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. Nancy Hoover will be at the Heslin House promoting the thirrd publishing of her father's book, 'History of Fairview.' Admission is free to either museum, with a requested donation. For more information, 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. Admission is by donation. Contact the historical society at 503-661-2164 or visit troutdalehistory.org for information.
Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Allegri Wine Shop and Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. Call 503-465-1841 for information and a schedule.
'The Outsiders' - 7 p.m. Jan. 26-27, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 28 and 3 p.m. Jan. 29, Corbett Schools Multipurpose Room, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. Corbett Children's Theater presents its adaptation of the novel 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton, adapted to the stage by Christopher Sergel. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Call 503-261-4266 or visit corbettchildrenstheater.com for reservations and information.
Portland Opera to Go: 'Hansel and Gretel' - Noon Sunday, Jan. 29, McMenamins Edgefield, Blackberry Hall, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Enjoy a lively 50-minute, English-language adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck's early 1890s classic fairytale opera, 'Hansel and Gretel.' This colorful, accessible production is just right to introduce the kids in your life (or yourself) to the world of opera. Free and all ages are welcome. Visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.