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Here are some of the events, activities, exhibits and performances in The Outlook's coverage area for this week

PMG FILE PHOTO - Turtle VanDemarr, center, is the anchor of Turtles Guitar Mafia, which sometimes includes such Portland-area guitar and songwriting luminaries as Tate Peterson, left, and Jay Cobb Anderson, right, at McMenamins Edgefield Winery. The mob will next assemble on Friday, Jan. 3. See listing for details. To list an arts-, entertainment-, or activity-related event in the weekly Out & About calendar on Tuesday, please email details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than the previous Thursday.


Book events at Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, storytime for ages 1-3 with their favorite adult; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, for ages 1-6 with their favorite adult. Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop, 43 N.W. Third Ave., Gresham. Visit for more information.

Book Events at Books Around the Corner — 40 N.W. Second St. 4-5 p.m. First Wednesdays Writers Group; 4-5 p.m. First Fridays Historical Fiction Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Second Tuesdays Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club; 4:30-5:30 p.m., Second Thursdays Teen Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Second Fridays Nonfiction Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Second Wednesdays Book Talk Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Third Thursdays Page Turner Book Club; 6-8 p.m. Third Saturdays Silent Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Fourth Thursdays Horror Book Club; 6-7 p.m. Last Wednesdays Fiction Addiction Book Club; Check website calendar for True Crime Book Club and Cookbook Club. Free. Visit for more information.


"Myth and Magic" — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 6, 2020, excluding holidays, city of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Public Safety & Schools Building, 1331 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The city of Gresham's latest art exhibition conjures the artistic spirit of the legendary and unknown with artists exploring mystical worlds and creatures in fairy tales, folklore and stories shared through the millennia, including works from a wide range of media: painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, glass and other 3-D works. Free. Visit for more information.

Harlow House Museum — 1-3 p.m. Sundays, 726 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. The home was built in 1900 on what was known as the Harlow Farm by Fred Harlow, son of Troutdale founder Capt. John Harlow. The house is relatively unchanged from the day it was built. Visit or call 503-661-2164 for more information.

King of Roads Exhibit — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Troutdale Historical Society Barn Exhibit Hall, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Call 503-661-2164 for more information.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm — noon to 4 p.m. every third Saturday, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Gresham. Exhibit features a look at Isobel Zimmerman and the contents of a traveling trunk. $5 suggested donation. Visit for more information.


Gresham Senior Center — 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays (except holidays), live music with Boothill Express playing country tunes. Potluck dinner precedes music at 5 p.m. Cost is $5. From noon-3:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month, the center hosts the NW Jamboree. Jam with the group or just listen. Set-up begins at 11:30 a.m. Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham. Call 503-988-4870 or visit for more information.

The Bronx Bar — 23705 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Wood Village. Live music 9-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Free. Visit or call 503-489-6555 for more information.

The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, live music with Jonathan Smith Trio. Free. Visit or call 503-328-8474 for more information.

M&M Restaurant and Lounge — 137 N. Main Ave, Gresham. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve Prime Rib Dinner, $19.95 per person, followed by live music with Gear Driven Band at 9 p.m., $10. Visit or call: 503-665-2626 for schedule.

Spot On Sports Pub — 209 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Visit Spot on Sports Pub on Facebook or call 503-328-6155 for more information.

Spinella's Off the Wall — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, Midlyfe Crisis; 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, Paint Nite; 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, Tony Thompson; 8 p.m. Blues Battalion; 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, Local Songcrafters. For more information, visit or call 503-492-0800.

Spud Monkey's — 17312 N.E. Halsey St., Portland/Gresham. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Jan 3, and Saturday, Jan. 4, Karaoke with Big Mike Entertainment; 8 p.m. to midnight, Monday, Jan 6, live music with Ben Rice and his Colossal Trio. Free. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Geeks Who Drink Trivia. Free. Visit or call 503-492-3880 for more information.

Edgefield Live Music Series — McMenamins Edgefield Winery Tasting Room (unless otherwise noted), 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, 7-9 p.m. All shows are free, for those age 21 and older.

- 9-12:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31: Sonny Hess; and 2020 New Year's Eve Celebration with My Siamese Dream, Sassparilla (Blackberry Hall and The Loading Dock).

- Wednesday, Jan. 1: Kris Deelane Sun Celebrations

- Thursday, Jan. 2: Tara Velarde

- Friday, Jan. 3: Turtle's Guitar Mafia

- Saturday, Jan. 4: The Columbians

- Sunday, Jan. 5: Thomas Mudrick

- Monday, Jan. 6: Cellotronik

- Tuesday, Jan. 7: Ben Larsen

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