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Live Entertainment

'Earth Tones' Concert - 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, 1133 N.E. 181st Ave. Internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon will appear in a unique concert on Earth Day. 'Earth Tones' features songs from around the world and Pelon's own compositions. She plays an array of instruments such as the Kiowa courting flute, the concertina, pennywhistles ocarina, eagle bone flute and the lute. Call 503-665-2628 or the Rev. David Maynard at 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 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.

• Great Northwest Music Tour: The Shook Twins, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Blackberry Hall. Open to all ages.

• Alma Desnuda, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

• Pilar French Intention, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

• The Northstar Session, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

• Tater and Craig, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

• Skip vonKuske with Cellotronik, 7 p.m. Monday, April 23.

• Caleb Klauder and Sammy Lind, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

• Radical Revolution Duo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

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.

• 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. He will be joined by Reinhard Melz on drums and Jarrod Lawson on bass.

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

Park Place Coffee Live Music Series - 7-9 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, April 21.

• Local songwriters night with Munro and Nichols, April 28.

• Rich 'Waggs' Waggoner and Friends, May 5.

• Legally Insane, May 12.

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.

• Randy Starr and the Players, April 21.

• Hot Property, April 27.

• Kirk Green, April 28.

• Ocean 503, May 5.

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.

• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.

• David Lee, Friday.

• Barry Glick and Friends, Saturday.

• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.

Arts and Culture

'The Way We Go' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until May 31, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The Gresham Art Committee's new exhibit features media with the themes of travel and transportation. Featured artists include Michael R. Anderson, Sergey Bezhinets, Kevin Felts, Lisa Musselwhite, Inga Ojala, Kym Ojala, Jo Simpson and Justin Walton. The artists' reception is from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, with live music by John Twist. Visit greshamartcommittee.org or email curator Lisa Musselwhite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regional High School Art Show - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until April 26, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. This annual exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces created by high school students at Barlow, Reynolds, Sandy, David Douglas and Parkrose high schools and St. Mary's Academy. Free to attend. Parking on the Mt. Hood campus free during the artists' reception and $3 during regular hours. Visit mhcc.edu or call Lynn Horn at 503-491-7309.

Out and About

Line Dancing Workshop - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 117 N.E. Roberts Ave. Always wanted to learn to line dance but were afraid to try? Now you can learn at this workshop from those who do. Tickets are $20 for guests and $18 for Eagles members, and participants should bring a lunch or snacks. Reservations are recommended because space is limited. Call 503-667-3019 or 971-269-6748.

Edgefield/Oregon Encyclopedia History Night - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, McMenamins Edgefield, Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Enjoy a drink and learn about Oregon history with an expert. The topic is 'Changing Shores: The Then and Now of the Columbia,' presented by author William Layman. He will showcase photographs both old and new and highlights photographers who have documented the river as it was and is today. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or oregonencyclopedia.org, or call 503-669-8610.

'April in Paris' - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division St. The Edgefield Children's Guild, a volunteer group that works with children ages 3-12 and their parents and guardians, is hosting a fashion show and buffet salad luncheon fundraiser. Tickets are $20 and includes door prizes and dessert; donations are tax deductible. Contact Cynthia Parrish at 503-492-3558 for information.

'The Southern Sky From Namibia' - 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, May 7, Mt. Hood Community College, Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan visited the southwestern African country of Namibia for a 10-week astronomy program, photographing constellations and single stars. His presentation will showcase the constellations of the Namibian sky. Admission is $2 general admission and free for Mt. Hood students. Parking permits cost $3. Visit mhcc.edu/planetarium or call Hanrahan at 503-491-7297 for information.

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. A donation is requested. Contact the historical society at 503-661-2164 or visit troutdalehistory.org for information.

Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5-9 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 Glass Menagerie' - 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, Mt. Hood Community College, Studio Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Tennessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie' introduces audiences to the Wingfield family of St. Louis, Mo. The action centers around shy Laura, who has a collection of glass animals, and her well-intended but overbearing mother. Presented by the Mt. Hood theatre department. Advanced tickets are $8 general admission or $3 for students and seniors; tickets may be purchased at the door for $2 more. Call 503-491-7154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets and information.

'A Barrel Full of Pennies' - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays until April 29, Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. This lighthearted, joyfully zany comedy concerns a lovable and outrageous family with a penchant for taking in all the stray dogs, ducks, birds and people whose paths cross theirs. There will be several live, well-trained dogs on stage to make this a truly delightful evening for all ages. Presented by the Sandy Actors Theatre. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Call 503-668-6834 for reservations. Visit sandyactorstheatre.org for information.