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

COURTESY PHOTO - Sam Barlow High School presents a production of Mark Medoffs Tony-award winning play Children of a Lesser God on Dec. 7, 8, 12 and 13. 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.


Mt. Hood Community College Fall Term Concerts — Monday, Dec. 2 through Monday, Dec. 9, MHCC College Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham (unless noted otherwise)

- Chamber Ensemble: noon, Friday, Dec. 6, MHCC Student Union, Room AC 1051

- Symphonic and Chamber Choir at Grotto Festival of Lights: 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., Portland

- Jazz Combo Showcase: 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, Spinella's, 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham.

Free admission except Festival of Lights show. Visit for more information

Dickens Carolers — 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 13, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Catch these singers in Victorian costume strolling about Edgefield grounds, singing all the holiday favorites, followed by a pint of handcrafted Kris Kringle Seasonal Ale. Free. All ages welcome. Visit

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

Book Events at Books Around the Corner — 40 N.W. Second St. 6-7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club; 4:30-5:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Teen Book Club; 7-8 p.m. second Wednesdays Book Talk Book Club; 6-7 p.m. third Thursdays, Page Turner Book Club; 6-7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Horror Book Club; 7-8 p.m. last Wednesdays, Fiction Addiction Book Club. Free. Visit


"Children of a Lesser God" — 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13; matinees at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Sam Barlow High School, Room 500, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave., Gresham. Tickets: $10, adults; $8, students 18 and younger, seniors 55 and older; $5, Sam Barlow staff. Call 503-860-2331 or visit

An Evening with "The Nutcracker" — 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14., Mt. Hood Community College Theater, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. Inspire Dance Centre presents its annual performances of the classic holiday production. Reserved tickets, $20. Visit or call 503-674-8620.


"Myth and Magic" — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 6, 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 in a wide range of media: painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, digital art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, glass and other 3D 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.

King of Roads Exhibit — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through 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-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.


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

The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, beer event with Deschutes; live music with Jonathan Smith Trio, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with food available by Chapman's BBQ. All events free. Visit or call 503-328-8474.

M&M Restaurant and Lounge — 137 N. Main Ave, Gresham. Call: 503-665-2626 or visit


Spinella's Off the Wall — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, music by Tony Thompson; 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, seventh anniversary celebration karaoke; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, seventh anniversary celebration music with Saturated Phats; 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Mt. Hood Jazz. Free. Visit or call 503-492-0800 for more information.

Spud Monkey's — 17312 N.E. Halsey St., Portland/Gresham. Live music: Monday Night Blues with Ben Rice and friends, 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays. Karaoke with Big Mike Entertainment, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7. Ben Rice and his Colossal Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight Monday, Dec. 9. Free. Visit or call 503-492-3880.

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.

- Tuesday, Dec. 3: Kathryn Claire

- Wednesday, Dec. 4: The Radical Revolution's "Acoustic '80s Music Revolt"

- Thursday, Dec. 5: Rob Rainwater

- Friday, Dec. 6: Turtle's Guitar Mafia

- Saturday, Dec. 7: The Columbians

- Sunday, Dec. 8: Lewi Longmire

- Monday, Dec. 9: Groovy Wallpaper

- Tuesday, Dec. 10: Ben Larsen

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