Out and about
"An Evening with the Nutcracker" — Inspire Dance Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Mt. Hood Community College Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Tickets cost $25 at the door and $18 online at tututix.com/InspireDanceCentre/Events/Venue/4824.
'Art' — Presented by Mount Hood Repertory, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave. Tickets cost $9 for adults and $4 for students. For more information, contact Duane Ray at 503-465-1598.
Christmas choir — Gresham Community Choir, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. Free admission. For more information, call 503-784-7490.
The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Live music from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Mesa, Reynolds, Hadden; Swingali, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Spinella's — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Free music Thursdays and Saturdays. Info: 503-492-0800, spinellasoffthewall.com.
Troutini — 101 W. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. The Milneburg Trio, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Info: 503-912-1462, troutini.com.
Edgefield Live Music Series — McMenamin's Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. All shows are free, for ages 21 and older and held in the winery, unless otherwise indicated. Info: mcmenamins.com/edgefield.
n Eric John Kaiser, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30
n Turtle's Guitar Mafia, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
n The Columbians, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
n Ben Larsen, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
n Cellotronik, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4
n Hunter Paye, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5
n Mary Flower and Spud Seigel, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6