by: Contributed artwork JoAnn Pullen of Damascus created this watercolor

Live Entertainment

'A Holiday Gift of Music' - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra's concert features popular holiday music, puppets from Tears of Joy and the Portland Symphonic Girl Choir. An instrument petting zoo is available one hour before each concert. Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors and $5 and #8232;for children. Visit or call 503-234-4077.

'Christmas with the Pops' Concert - 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Mt. Hood Community College Theater, 26000 S.E. Stark St. The Mt. Hood Pops Orchestra will perform Christmas-themed selections from Sullivan, Adam and Vaughan Williams, as well as holiday songs for an audience sing-along. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $45 for families. Visit or call 503-669-1937 for information and tickets.

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 or call 503-669-8610.

Upcoming shows are listed below.

• John Bunzow, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

• Succotash, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

• Mark Alan, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

• Matt Meighan, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

• Trevor Ras, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

• Skip vonKuske with Cellotronik, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

• Louis Ledford, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

• Samantha Crain, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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

/mmlounge.gresham or call 503-665-2626.

• Spinella's Off the Wall, 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

• Kerry Dean Stickler Band, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

• Mike Branch Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

• Lisa Mann, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

• Party of Four, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

Park Place Coffee Live Music Series - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Featured artists will be Steve Rodin with Zay Harrison. Free and all ages are welcome. Visit or call 503-808-1244.

• Steve Rodin with Zay Harrison, Dec. 3.

Live Music at Celebrities - Saturdays, Celebrities Parkway Grill, 20725 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Fairview. No cover charge. Call 503-666-2027 for information.

• Hot Property, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dec. 3.

• Hard Rain, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dec. 10.

Portland Metro Concert Band's Holiday Concert - 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, David Douglas High School, Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland. The program features Christmas music and a variety of concert band music, including Broadway, classical and jazz selections. Free admission.

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. Closed on holidays.

• Craig Bidondo, Wednesday and Thursday.

• David Lee, Friday and Saturday.

• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sunday.

Arts and Culture

'Gifts' Art Exhibit - Fridays to Sundays until Dec. 18, Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. The Wy'east Artisans Guild's new art exhibit is designed to accompany the Sandy Actors Theatre's play, 'A Tuna Christmas.' The artwork is playfully wrapped in bows. For more information, call Becky Hawley at 503-668-5590 or the theater at 503-668-6834.

A Warm Winter Art and Gift Show - Friday to Friday, Dec. 2-9. You can meet the artists at a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Allegri Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. A home gifts sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Proceeds from a drawing for original art will benefit the Homeless Families' Fund in Multnomah County. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. For more information, call 971-219-6790.

Out and About

'New Views of the Old Moon' Planetarium Show - 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, Mt. Hood Community College, Planetarium Sky Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St. This show will focus on new findings on the moon made by recent spacecraft visits. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. General admission is $2 and free for Mt. Hood students; parking permits are required and may be purchased for $3. Visit or call 503-491-7297.

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