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Live Entertainment

'Reviewing Three Eras' Classical Music Concert - 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. The Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to its first concert in February 1983 by performing the first piece on the program, Brahms' 'Tragic Overture,' which will be conducted by founding conductor Jerry Luedders. Former music director John Trudeau will then conduct the orchestra on Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony and Mozart's Piano Concerto 23 in A major, featuring pianist Susan DeWitt Smith. Current conductor Huw Edwards will then conduct Herold's 'Overture to Zampa,' the first piece in his debut concert. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $10 for students ages 12 and older, and $5 for children under 12. Call 503-234-4077 or visit columbia symphony.org for tickets and 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.

• Matt Zeltzer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

• John Bunzow, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.

• Sonny Hess, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

• Chris Margolin's Tunes and Talk, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

• Bingo, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

• Skip vonKuske and Rachel Taylor Brown, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

• Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

• Radical Revolution Duo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Music Concert at Savage Memorial Church - 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave., Portland. Northwest musicians John Standefer and Dee Smith, a guitar and vocal duo, will perform pop favorites, Gospel music and original tunes. There is a $10 suggested donation. Call 503-256-9933 for info.

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.

• March 1: Students from the Scholarship for Education and Economic Development program will offer presentations on women leaders of South and Central America. Jessie Marquez will perform, accompanied by local musicians. Refreshments will be traditional Latin American food.

• April 5: Musician and educator Chuck Redd and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore will perform. Cake will be served to celebrate Mt. Hood's birthday: the day in 1968 when the college was officially chartered by the state. 

• May 3: Toshi Onizuka has become known for his improvisational skills and distinctive sound that uniquely combine flat picking with dynamic percussive sounds made on the surface of his guitar.

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

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.

• Local Songwriters Night with Night Folk and Ron Waggoner, Feb. 25.

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.

• Top Shelf, Feb. 24.

• Poor Sports, Feb. 25.

• Kirk Green, March 10.

• Cool Breeze, March 17.

• 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. Call 503-661-3663 or visit yoshida


• 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

'My Best Friend' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March 29, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's new art exhibit features media with a friendship theme. The featured artists include Dr. Roger Armitron, Wanda Burden, Renae Fraizer, Denise Heaps, Nadine Jones, Dr. Amy Lai, Bonnie Moore, Lisa Musselwhite, Dennis Troxel and Loisann Young. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.

'Playing Around' Art Exhibit - Fridays through Sundays until March 4, Sandy Actors Theatre lobby, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. The Wy'east Artisans Guild's art exhibit runs concurrently with the Sandy Actors Theatre's performances of 'Marvin's Room.' Call 503-668-6834 or 503-668-5590 or visit sandy

actorstheatre.org for information.

Out and About

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 the third Saturday of the month. The Harlow House will feature a display of the society's vintage Valentines. Admission is by donation. Contact the historical society at 503-661-2164 or visit troutdalehistory.org for information.

YMCA Camp Collins annual 'Reflecting Camp's Glow' Benefit - 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, YMCA Camp Collins, 3001 S.E. Oxbow Parkway. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and live jazz music by Chris and Bryan. Dinner and live raffles begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Kids to Camp campaign. Free to attend, and childcare is provided. Raffle tickets are $10 each or six for $50. RSVP by calling 503-663-5813 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of adult guests and the number and ages of children for childcare.

Friends and Family Night for Reynolds Learning Academy - 5 p.m. until closing Tuesday, Feb. 28, McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Pub, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Enjoy dinner and drinks in the Power Station Pub, and 50 percent of all sales will be donated to Reynolds Learning Academy, an alternative school for grades 7-12. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.

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

Live Performances

'The Importance of Being Earnest' - 7:30 p.m. March 1-3, GSI Community Center, 1493 N.E. Cleveland Ave. Black Swan Youth Theatre presents its adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'trivial comedy for serious people.' It's a madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements and lovers' entanglements that still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. On March 1, a discount is offered to students. Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for adults.  Group dates available. Visit blackswanyouththeatre.com or call 503-501-6079.

'Marvin's Room' - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 4, Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for children younger than 12. Visit sandyactorstheatre.org or call 503-668-6834.