Out and About
Holiday Movie Night— 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, Reynolds High School Multi-Purpose Room, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. In the newly formed summer and fall tradition of Movies in the Park, the city of Troutdale presents Holiday Movie Night featuring the modern classic "Elf" starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel at 7 p.m., following a short film at 6 p.m. and ornament making and finger foods, coffee, hot cocoa, carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus and a selfie-photo area all starting at 5 p.m. All are free. Visit troutdale oregon.gov.
SALT Academy Annual Christmas Concert — 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, SALT Academy & Performing Arts Company, 333 N. Main Ave., Gresham. Free. An evening of Christmas carols, skits and other entertainment from students young and old. SALT will be accepting nonperishable food donations for SnowCap Community Charities and have yummy concessions available for purchase. Visit saltacademy.com/events/community/25-annual-christmas-concert.
Dickens Carolers — 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Catch these singers in Victorian costume strolling about the Edgefield grounds, singing all the holiday favorites, followed by a pint of handcrafted Kris Kringle Seasonal Ale. Free. All ages welcome. Visit thedickenscarolers.com/.
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 maggiemaesbooks.com.
"Myth and Magic" — 8 a.m. to 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 greshamoregon.gov/Gresham-Art-Committee/ 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 troutdalehistory.org or call 503-661-2164.
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 www.echohistory.org for more information.
"Children of a Lesser God" — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 12-13; 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 sam-barlow-theatre.ticketleap.com.
"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 inspiredancecentre.com or call 503-674-8620.
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. $5; noon-3:30 p.m., last Sunday of the month, 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 greshamseniorcenter.com.
Oregon Bluegrass Association — 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Sleepy Eyed John and Mountain Honey, Grange Hall, 30639 S.E. Bluff Road, Orient/Gresham. Suggested donation $10, adults; $5 kids 12 and younger. Presented by Multnomah Grange 71 and Oregon Bluegrass Association. Visit Multnomah Grange No. 71 at multnomahgrange71.com, on Facebook or call 503-310-2497.
The Bronx Bar — 23705 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Wood Village. Live music 9-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Free. Visit eatbronxbar.com or call 503-489-6555 for more information.
The Hoppy Brewer — 328 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, beer event with Great Divide; 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, live music with Plutons Organ Trio. All events free. Visit oregonshoppyplace.com or call 503-328-8474.
M&M Restaurant and Lounge — 137 N. Main Ave, Gresham. Visit facebook.com/mmrestaurantandlounge/?rf=74677253 or call: 503-665-2626.
Spinella's Off the Wall — 436 N. Main Ave., Gresham. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, Koni Riedel Christmas Sing-Along; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, live music with Billy D; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Samsei Band; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, White Christmas Sing-Along. Free. Visit spinellasoffthewall.com/?page_id=823 or call 503-492-0800 for more information.
Spud Monkey's — 17312 N.E. Halsey St., Portland/Gresham. Karaoke with Big Mike Entertainment, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14. Live music with Ben Rice and his Colossal Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight Monday, Dec. 16. Free. Trivia on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit spudmonkeys.com 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. 10: Ben Larsen
- Wednesday, Dec. 11: Michael Berly
- Thursday, Dec. 12: Sonny Hess
- Friday, Dec. 13: The Resolectrics
- Saturday, Dec. 14: Jacob Westfall
- Sunday, Dec. 15: Billy D
- Monday, Dec. 16: Groovy Wallpaper with Rob Wynia (of Floater)
- Tuesday, Dec. 17: Tobias Berblinger
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