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Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED ILLUSTRATION - This sky map shows constellations star-gazers can view. Pat Hanrahan, planetarium director at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., will discuss the night sky during three shows Jan. 13.


2015 Sky Preview — Pat Hanrahan, planetarium director at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., will talk about this topic in Sky Theater shows at 6, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. Among the phenomena Hanrahan will discuss is a comet. The planetarium is located beneath the library. $2, free for Mt. Hood students and employees. The theater is wheelchair accessible. Info: mhcc.edu/planetarium.


The Grotto — The Catholic shrine’s annual Festival of Lights features choirs singing through Tuesday, Dec. 30. The Grotto is at 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., Portland. It is open from 5-9:30 p.m., but closed Christmas Day. Admission is $10, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for those 2 and younger. Monday, Dec. 29: 5:15 p.m., Corbett High School Strings. Info: 503-261-2400, thegrotto.org.


Troutdale Open-Air Market — The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Depot Park Rail Museum, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Info: windancemarkets.com.

Live Music

Country — Midnight Roundup, 345 N.W. Burnside Road. Every Tuesday open mic jam session 8 p.m. to midnight. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. line dancing lessons. DJ Cutt, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 26-27. Info: 503-489-5860, greshamcountrybar.com.

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. Info: mcmenamins.com/edgefield.

• Lewi Longmire and Anita Lee Eliott, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23.

• Hanz Araki, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

• David Kelley, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25.

• The Stomptowners, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26.

• Eric John Kaiser, Saturday, Dec. 27.

• Chris Margolin, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28.

• Groovy Wallpaper with Fester’s Nephew, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29.

Jazz — The Milneburg Jazz Trio plays New Orleans style jazz every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Troutini, 101 W. Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Happy hour 4-6 p.m., dinner served all evening. Info: 503-912-1462, Troutini.com.

Open Mic Jam — M&M Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham, 6 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Classic rock, blues, country, alternative, acoustic, electric. Sound system, drums, amplifiers provided. Info: 503-665-2626.


“Making a Difference: Positive Changes Through Art— Gresham Art Committee exhibit runs through Feb. 5 at the Public Safety & Schools Building, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The exhibit features 61 pieces by 30 young and adult artists and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free (greshamartcommittee.com).

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