Folk Calendar

See also: PFS Concerts and PFS Events

Email event items to the calendar editor. Deadline for the newsletter calendar is always the 8th day of each "even" month (February, April, June, August, October, December).

This list is not comprehensive and may not be completely accurate.
Call venues or visit their websites to be sure before you travel to an event.
See list of venues and gathering places.

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(see also CAMPS/FESTIVALS and Recurring events below)
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CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

Mar 5 (Sun) — Aurora Chorus: We Remain Faithful (conducted by Joan Szymko), 4 pm, International Women's Day concert with Melanie DeMore, First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, $10. To reserve a space: email admin(at)aurorachorus.org.

Mar 7 (Tue) — Adrian Legg - Pat Donohue, 8 pm (doors open at 7), folk two world-class fingerstyle guitarists, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $26 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 8 (Wed) — Coyote Willow, 7-9 pm, guitar & cello duo, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 8 (Wed) — Thousand Waves, 7:30-9:30 pm, a unique chamber group that celebrates the music of East and West, concert and lecture, Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, Building 3, room 114, 17705 NW Springville Road. Info from Jason Palmer at 971-722-7869, jason.palmer(at)pcc.edu or thousandwavesmusic.com.

Mar 8 (Wed) — Cheryl Wheeler with special guest Kenny White, 8 pm (doors open at 7), folk funny and poignant singer-songwriter, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $23 advance/$25 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 9 (Thu) — Anita Margarita & The RattleSnakes, 7-9 pm, hillbilly jazz , Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 9 (Thu) — Sonny Hess, 7-9:30 pm, NW blues legend, known for her guitar, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 9 (Thu) — Dig Deep, 8:30-11:30 pm, post-modern Americana, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Mar 9 (Thu) — Zach Bryson & Meat Rack, 9 pm, excellent honky-tonk and country, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Tin Silver, 6-8 pm, a deep understanding of roots music, all ages, Mr. Musu, 9:30 pm-1 am, rock, jazz, and funk, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Mar 10 (Fri) — The Resolectrics, 7-9 pm, classic rhythm and blues with moving lyrics, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Mar 10 (Fri) — The Downtown Mountain Boys, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), the Northwest's most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band, Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens * (one block north of Harrison). $15 PFS members, $18 non-members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Info: 503-206-8868. Tickets at the door or online through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org/.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Stumptown Swing, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, go back to 1920s Pariswith Tim Connell (mandolin), Mike Burdette (guitar), Keith Brush (upright bass) and Ben Blechman (violin), voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.stumptownswing.com.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Los Romeros, 7:30 pm, the Royal Family of the guitar, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, $19-$49. Info and tickets: www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Portland Story Theater presents Luck of The Irish, 8 pm (music at 7 when the doors open), fueled by the legacy of Irish legend, luck, and love, Lynn Fitch, Beth Rogers, Lawrence Howard, and Lynne Duddy tell stories and limericks, with musical entertainment by Brian Ò hAirt, Elizabeth Nicholson, Bob Soper, and Jake Grieco, The Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont, $15 advance/$18 door/$5 Arts for All PDX, no-host bar for wine and beer, 21+. Info: www.portlandstorytheater.org.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Kendálin in Concert, 8 pm, Portland-based world folk-fusion ensemble, benefit for SW Hope, a food and fundraising drive for the Neighborhood House Emergency Food Box Program, Hiilsdale Community Church UCC, 6948 Sw Capitol Hwy., free will offering invited. Info: Tasha Harmon at 503-708-2333 or www.kendalin.com.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Cee Cee James & The James Counts Band, 9-11:30 pm, CD release party for Stripped Down & Surrendered, love and raw vulnerability, Duff's Garage *, $10 cover, Cascade Blues Association (CBA) discount. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

Mar 10 (Fri) — Norman Sylvester Band, 9 pm, blues party, Blue Diamond Lounge, 2016 NE Sandy. Info: normansylvester.com.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Hawai'ian Slack Key Guitar Festival, 1 pm (doors open at noon), Ke Kukui Foundation presents LT Smooth, Stephen Inglis, Bobby Moderow, Blayne Asing, and Bill Keale; moderated by Harry B. Soria, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$35 door/$40 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Doug Smith & Three Together CD release concert party with Don Mitchell, Judy Koch Smith & special guest Jon Taylor, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), acoustic trio with tight vocal harmonies, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave., Ridgefield WA, $15. Call to reserve: 360-887-7260, more info at www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Nancy McCann, 7-10 pm, jazzy country and oldies, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Hank & Claire with Mo Mack, 7:30 pm, tight harmony folk/Americana duo, Subud Center, 3185 NE Regents Drive, $15 donation at the door. For more info: Morris McClellan at 503-313-8007.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Artichoke School of Music Teachers Concert, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), featuring Avery Hill (others TBA), Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Patrick Dethlefs + Hip Hatchet + Anna Tivel, 8:30-11:59 pm, carefully orchestrated rustic folk songs, Alberta Street Pub *, $10. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Mar 11 (Sat) — Norman Sylvester Blues Party, 9:15 pm-1 am, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com.

Mar 12 (Sun) — Lewi Longmire and Anita Lee Elliot, 7-9 pm, that sweet southern sound, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 14 (Tues) — Pete Krebs: Vintage Americana, 7-9 pm, vintage swing, gypsy jazz, rockabilly, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 15 (Wed) — Henry Hill Kammerer, 7-9 pm, between a ruckus, a hoot, and a holler, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 16 (Thu) — Women's Music Revue, 8:30 pm, led by Sonny Hess, special guest every week, Trail's End Saloon, 1320 Main St., Oregon City. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Mar 16 (Thu) — Buck Johnson Band, 9 pm, southern rock, gospel, blues, and English bands influenced by the music of the South, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

(NOTE: For multi-day St. Patrick's Day celebrations, see the Camps and Festivals section.)

Mar 17 (Fri) — St. Paddy's Day Exravaganza, noon-1 am, an epic showcase of music and dancing, performers TBA, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Mar 17 (Fri) — Pat Hull and Garett Brennan In Concert, 7 pm, singer-songwriters, Fremont Theater, 3185 NE Fremont. Advance tickets $10 plus service fee at brownpapertickets.com. Info from Matt Miner at 503-484-8196 or mattminermusic(at)gmail.com.

Mar 17 (Fri) — Eric Ledbetter, 7-10 pm, classic rock and Americana, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

Mar 17 (Fri) — Quebe Sisters, 7:30 pm, fiddling virtuosos steeped in the traditional Texas style, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $22 advance/$26 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Mar 17 (Fri) — Kevin Burke presents The Naked Fiddle - An Irishman's Journey, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a special St. Patrick's Day concert featuring solo fiddle, songs, stories, and photos, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 17 (Fri) — Mexican Gunfight, 9 pm, NW rock combining blues grit, country lyricism, and soulfulness of gospel, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 17 (Fri) — The Strangetones, 9 pm, Portland's premier crime-a-billy band, Duff's Garage *, 21+. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

Mar 18 (Sat) — Boy & Bean, 6 pm, swing/jazz trio, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra, 8:30 pm, solid salsa-inspired beats and Afro-Cuban rhythms, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Mar 18 (Sat) — Big Chief & The Hedgehogs, 7-10 pm, local rock and oldies band, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

Mar 18 (Sat) — Nayibe Rojas, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), jazz funk, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Mar 18 (Sat) — Lauren Sheehan & Terry Robb, 8 pm, American songster and acoustic guitar master, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com.

Mar 19 (Sun) —Cajun Jam and Dance, 1-3:30 pm, dance party, Camille's house, 5933 NE 31st Ave., free, please bring potluck food. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com.

Mar 19 (Sun) — Magical Strings with special guests, 3 pm (doors open at 2), coming back to Portland, Alberta Rose Theatre *, advance sales: adults $22/children 12 and under $12/premium $28; tickets at the door: $23 adults/$15 children 12 and under. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 19 (Sun) — Celtinalia (Jennifer Pratt-Walter and Carl Thor), 3 pm, music to lighten the spirit and feed the soul, The Yoga Seed, 800 Franklin St., Suite 204, Vancouver WA. Info: www.talismanmusic.com/celtinalia.html.

Mar 21 (Tue) — Caleb Klauder and Reeb Wlms, 7-9 pm, beautiful juke joint country rock, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 22 (Wed) — Stand & Sing with Standing Rock, 7 pm, a fundraiser for legal defense of the Standing Rock water protectors, sponsored by HOPE and 350PDX SW, O'Connor's Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway. Tickets at the door $15-$25 sliding scale. Info from Sue Van Loon at 503-244-4462.

Mar 22 (Wed) — Kris Deelane Sun Celebrations: Spring Equinox, 7-9 pm, exceptionally fine and diverse vocals, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 22 (Wed) — Sonny Hess with Lisa Mann, 7-9:30 pm, NW blues legend, known for her guitar, McMenamin's Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 23 (Thu) — The Junebugs, 7-9 pm, high energy pop folk trio, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 23 (Thu) — Dervish, 8 pm (doors open at 7), music from the west country of Ireland, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 23 (Thu) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 8 pm, blues guitar and bass, Billy Blues, 7115 NE Hazel Dell, Vancouver WA. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Mar 23 (Thu) — Hill Williams, 8-11 pm, the hard driving sound of traditional bluegrass, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Mar 24 (Fri) — Tara Velarde, 7-10 pm, indie folk singer-songwriter, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

Mar 24 (Fri) — Caitlin Canty - Rose Cousins, 8 pm (doors open at 7), two fantastic singer-songwriters, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $15 advance/$18 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 24 (Fri) — Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson with Moanalani Beamer, 8 pm (doors open at 7), an evening of superb slack-key guitar, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Mar 24 (Fri) — The Sportin' Lifers, 8 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie -- it's all here, $5, all ages, 16 and under free, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

Mar 24 (Fri) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 8 pm, blues guitar and bass, Vinyl Tap, 2099 SE Oak Grove Blvd.,Milwaukie. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Mar 25 (Sat) — Bellow Bridge, 6-8 pm, four-piece acoustic folk band, all ages, Sons of Malarkey, 9:30 pm-1 am, perfect mix of Irish trad and Celtic rock, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Mar 25 (Sat) — Bill Wadhams & Friends, 7-9 pm, full band with Ross Seligman, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 25 (Sat) — Glovebox Money, 7-10 pm, classic covers and oldies, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.thehorseradish.com.

Mar 25 (Sat) — James Clem, 7:30-11 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Mar 25 (Sat) — Sky in the Road, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), still in that magical place, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Mar 25 (Sat) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 8 pm, blues guitar and bass, CI Bar, 18786 SW Boone's Ferry Rd., Tualatin. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Mar 25 (Sat) — Band of Lovers; Pretty Gritty, 8:30-11:59 pm, fresh, acoustic blend of classical-inspired Americana and something all their own; country, rock, blues, and soul, Alberta Street Pub *. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Mar 26 (Sun) — Nancy Curtin with guitarist Kevin Karrick and violinist Eddie Parente, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, latin jazz brunch, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd. Info: nancycurtin.com/schedule.

Mar 28 (Tue) — Scratchdog Stringband, 7-9 pm, an acoustic trio that kicks grass, Alberta Street Pub *, free. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Mar 29 (Wed) — Gaby Moreno - Goodnight Moonshine, 8 pm (doors open at 7), singing of joy and grief in equal measure, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $18 advance/$22 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Mar 29 (Wed) — Joytribe, 8 pm, world-infused funk, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 29 (Wed) — Nick Schnebelen Band, 9 pm, killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist from Kansas City, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

Mar 30 (Thu) — John Bunzow, 7-9 pm, from rich country rumblers to blues-infused stingers, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 30 (Thu) — Debra Arlyn, 7-9 pm, self-taught pianist offers inspiring originals and classic covers, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 31 (Fri) — Hot Club of Hawthorne, 6 pm, gypsy jazz and vintage swing, with some twists, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Mar 31 (Fri) — Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, 7 pm, some of the most soul-lifting songs you'll hear in your life, Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $20 suggested donation. Free snacks. Beer and wine $2 donation. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-730-3189 or doverlaffhouseconcerts(at)gmail.com.

Mar 31 (Fri) — Wil West, 7-9 pm, banjo, cello, mandolin, horns percussion, and other surprises, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 31 (Fri) — Ben Rice, 7-10 pm, stunning emotional honesty, The Horse Radish, 211 W Main Street, Carlton, free, reservations recommended. Info: 503-852-6656 or www.benricelive.com.

Mar 31 (Fri) — Franck "Paris Slim" Goldwasser, 9 pm, eclectic French blues guitarist, Duff's Garage *, 21+. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

Apr 1 (Sat) — James Clem, 9 am-2 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Portland Farmers Market, south Park blocks at PSU. Info: www.jamesclem.com.

Apr 1 (Sat) — Reverb Brothers, 4 pm, a kind of swamp rock that encompasses blues/Americana/country, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 1 ((Sat) — Green Tamborine, 6-8 pm, 60’s tribute with tight vocal harmonies, vibrant energy and vintage costumes, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Apr 1 (Sat) — Colleen Raney, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), live traditional Irish music, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave., Ridgefield WA, $15. Call to reserve: 360-887-7260, more info at www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Apr 1 (Sat) — Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, 7:30 pm, fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands, Majestic Theatre Main Stage, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, $25. Info: www.majestic.org/events.

Apr 1 (Sat) — Michael Henchman with Radio Stranger (Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran), 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), pure Americana magic, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Apr 1 (Sat) — Ben Rice and The Jumptown Aces, 9 pm, stunning emotional honesty, Duff's Garage *, 21+. Info: www.duffsgarage.com.

Apr 1 (Sat) — Terry Robb, 9 pm, acoustic guitar master, Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 E Highway 26, Milepost 43, Zigzag, no cover. Info: terryrobb.com.

Apr 2 (Sun) — The Kathy Kallick Band, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, hot bluegrass and cool originals, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.kathykallick.com.

Apr 2 (Sun) — Lila Downs, 7:30 pm, one of the world's most singular voices, Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, $39-$69. Info: www.portland5.com. Tickets at www.ticketswest.com.

Apr 4 (Tue) — The Lasses with Kathryn Claire, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, Sophia ter Schure and Margot Limburg (from The Netherlands) envelop you in old songs from Scotland, England, and America, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit the lasses.wordpress.com.

Apr 5 (Wed) — Tim O'Brien, 8 pm (doors open at 7), oldtime and bluegrass; one of the finest musicians on the planet. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$33 door/$40 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 7 (Fri) — Makaena Durias, 4 pm, indie singer/songwriter with quirky songs on the uke, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 7 (Fri) — Thompsonia, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, Eric, Suzy, and Allegra Thompson make you feel like the guest of honor at a party, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.thegoodtimetravelers.com.

Apr 7 (Fri) — Pacific Crest Jazz Combo, 7:30 pm, extraordinary young musicians "playing with swagger and precision and soul", Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $15 advance/$20 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Apr 7 (Fri) — Deb Talan (of the Weepies) with special guest Carsie Blanton, 8 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 8 (Sat) — The Swinging Doors, 8-11 pm, NW swing, Muddy Rudder Public House *, free. Info: www.mandoberlin.com.

Apr 8 (Sat) — Garcia Birthday Band, 9 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original, White Eagle Saloon *, $10, 21+. Info: www.garciabirthdayband.com.

Apr 8 (Sat) — Gravel, 9:30 pm-1 am, gritty roots rock, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Apr 9 (Sun) — Trace Bundy, 8 pm (doors open at 7), acoustic guitar ninja. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $22 advance/$26 door/$30 preferred advance/$34 preferred door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 11 (Tue) — Gaelynn Lea, 8 pm, classically-trained violinist and songwriter, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 14 (Fri) — Coyote Willow, 4 pm, guitar & cello duo, free, all ages; Stars of Cascadia, 9 pm, in the grand tradition of Gram Parsons et al., White Eagle Saloon *, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 14 (Fri) — Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness, 6-8 pm, evocative vocals and poetic songs, Bahttsi, 9:30 pm-1 am, music that swings and snorts, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Apr 14 (Fri) — The Good Time Travelers (Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, two-piece "power trio", voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.thegoodtimetravelers.com.

Apr 15 (Sat) — Sons of Malarkey, 4-7 pm, perfect mix of Irish trad and Celtic rock, free; Castletown CD Release, 8:30-11:59 pm, "AmeriCeltic", Alberta Street Pub *, $10. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Apr 15 (Sat) — James Mason & The Djangophiles, 6 pm, Le Jazz Hot, Secret Society, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Apr 15 (Sat) — The Poor Deers + Marilee Hord, 6-8 pm, vocal duo with guitar and mandolin, joined later by Marilee Hord on fiddle, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Apr 15 (Sat) — Too Loose Zydeco Night, 8-11 pm (dance lesson at 7), dance party, Duff's Garage *, $10 cover, full bar. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com.

Apr 15 (Sat) — Vasen, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Swedish acoustic trio - viola, 12-string guitar, nyckelharpa, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $25, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Apr 18 (Tue) — Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 8 pm (doors open at 7), classic New Orleans jazz band, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $25 advance/$30 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Apr 18 (Tue) — Harvest Gold, 8 pm, Neil Young tribute, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 19 (Wed) — Jim Lauderdale, 8 pm, the redemptive traditional sounds of Memphis and Nashville, White Eagle Saloon *, $15 advance/$17 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 20 (Thu) — World's Finest, 8 pm, bridging the gap between ska, Americana, dub, and bluegrass, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Apr 21 (Fri) — Steve Cheseborough, 6-8 pm, old-time blues, New Seasons Woodstock, 4500 SE Woodstock. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Apr 21 (Fri) — The Kings of Mongrel Folk - Orville Johnson and Mark Graham, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), humor, storytelling, mythology, blasphemy, guitar, social criticism, harmonica, dramatic tension, dobro, death, birth, and old-time music, Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens * (one block north of Harrison). $15 PFS members, $18 non-members, $9 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Info: 503-206-8868. Tickets at the door or online through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org/.

Apr 21 (Fri) — Evie Ladin (clawhammer banjo) & Keith Terry (percussion) Duo, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.evieladin.com/evie-ladin-keith-terry-duo/.

Apr 21 (Fri) — Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Spring Tour with special guest Evan Marshall, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), classical, bluegrass and swing, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy., $15. For more info: www.mandoberlin.com.

Apr 21 (Fri) — Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass, 7:30 pm, haunting laments in the Gaelic tradition, classically-styled airs and rollicking dance tunes, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $28 advance/$34 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Apr 22 (Sat) — Cedro Willie, 6-8 pm, harmonious roots music, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Apr 22 (Sat) — Aurora Dances Down (featuring an intimate performance by Claudia Schmidt), 6-9 pm, 25th anniversary party with hors d'oeurvres, dancing, a sing-along, and raffle prizes, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6641 SW Capitol Hwy., $40. To reserve a space: email admin(at)aurorachorus.org.

Apr 22 (Sat) — Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Spring Tour with special guest Evan Marshall, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), classical, bluegrass and swing, Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, $15. For more info: www.mandoberlin.com.

Apr 23 (Sun) — Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Spring Tour (matinee) with special guest Evan Marshall, 2 pm (doors open at 1:30), classical, bluegrass and swing, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main Ave., Ridgefield WA, $15. For more info: www.mandoberlin.com.

Apr 27 (Thu) — Assad Brothers, 8 pm, Brazilian duo - "best two-guitar team in existence", First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Avenue, $32-$52. Info and tickets: www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Apr 28 (Fri) — Claudia Schmidt, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms, voluntary donation $20, or as you can. Please RSVP for directions & to reserve as space is limited. Info: Abbie Weisenbloom at abbiew(at)froggie.com or 503-233-4945. For music, visit www.claudiaschmidt.com.

Apr 28 (Fri) — Celtic Fiddle Festival, 8 pm (doors open at 7), supergroup of Celtic fiddlers, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Apr 29 (Sat) — The Swinging Doors, 6 pm, NW swing, Secret Society *,Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Apr 29 (Sat) — Harvest Gold, 6-8 pm, Neil Young tribute, Smut City Jellyroll Society, 9:30 pm-1 am, blues and early jazz, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Apr 30 (Sun) — Dan Weber with Ed Haynes, 7 pm, a benefit for Artichoke Music, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Apr 30 (Sun) — Mary Flower and Spud Siegel, 7-9 pm, playing with a fiery passion, Edgefield Power Station *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Day by Day

(NOTE: We have added concerts and performances that recur on a weekly or monthly basis to this calendar)

Sunday

CONCERT (Every) — Americana Lunch, noon-2 pm, rotating roots bands, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough and (usually) Taizz Medalia, 4-6 pm, old-time blues, Upright Brewing, 240 N Broadway, free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com

CONCERT (Every) — Freak Mountain Ramblers, 6-8 pm, off-beat, edgy, weird, wonderful, Laurelthirst Public House *, free. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (Every) — Irish Sundays, 7 pm unless otherwise noted, Irish music (dates not given are TBA), The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

Mar 5: Sky in the Road

Mar 12: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Mar 19: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Mar 26: Outbound Traveler

Apr 2: Killops & Rosecrans

Apr 9: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Apr 16: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Apr 23: Dram & Go

Apr 30: Richie & Gordo

CONCERT (1st) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, Lauren Sheehan, 7 pm (doors open at 5:30), folk supergroup, O 'Connor's Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $15 advance (plus fee)/$20 door. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Henry & Moggy, 10 am-noon, that downhome country/ragtime sound, Just Bob Cafe *, formerly Anna Bannanas, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (2nd) — Biddy on the Bench, 7 pm, banjo, guitar, tin whistle, and four-part harmony in Irish folk/traditional style, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (4th) — JMJ Trio (aka Jane Keefer/Mary Rose/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, labor/woman songs/Malvina Reynolds ditties, Just Bob Cafe *, formerly Anna Bannanas, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (4th) — Beltaine, 7-10 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Highland Stillhouse, 201 S 2nd, Oregon City, Info: www.beltainemusic.com

SING (Every) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, Songbooks provided, no experience necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com

Mar 5 & Apr 2: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Mar 12 & Apr 9: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Mar 19 & Apr 16: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Mar 26 & Apr 23: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

Apr 30: 2-3 pm, Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N Lombard

SING (Mar 19 only) — Bilingual Folk Songs & Sing-Alongs hosted by Cyndi Turtledove, 2-4 pm, Woodland Park Apartments, #A-213, 280 SE 12th Ave., Hillsboro. Bring a small snack to share; sponsored by non-profit LESTA (Learn Spanish and English Through the Arts). Please RSVP for parking instructions to 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; more info at www.lesta.net

SING (3rd) — Gospel Singspiration, 5:30-8 pm, hosted by Woodland Assembly of God, 360 Gun Club Road, Woodland WA. Enjoy gospel music with potluck and fellowship to follow. Please RSVP to Pastor Richard Monks at 360-225-6332 or Gary Everett at 360-606-8992; more info at www.woodlandassemblyofgod.com

SING (4th) — Singing School, 3-4 pm, Kennedy School *, All are welcome, topics and teachers vary from month to month and are intended to deepen our relationship to the tradition of Sacred Harp singing. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org

OPEN MIC (Every) — Village Vineyard, 2-5 pm, hosted by Wayne Hoffman; low-key, somewhat acoustic, Village Vineyard, 9400 NE 134th Street, Vancouver WA. Info: www.villagevineyard.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — Laurelthirst Public House, 9 pm (8 pm signup in the pool room), hosted by Taylor Kingman, Laurelthirst Public House *, free. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

OPEN MIC/JAM (Every) — Southwest Washington Open Mic, sign up at noon, open mic 1-4 pm, jam until 10 pm, hosted by Michael Hatfield, sound system provided, Fries Auditorium, Washington State School for the Blind, 2214 E 13th Street, Vancouver WA, $5 donation requested, all ages. Info: 360-609-6628

OPEN MIC/JAM (1st) — Portland Ragtime Society Open Mic, 3-5:30 pm, come to listen and/or play, all instruments welcome, Elevated Coffee, 5261 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. Contact: Chris Goldthorpe at 503-690-1908 or cg98989(at)gmail.com

JAM (Every) — Turn Key Bluegrass Jam (Slow Jam), 2-5 pm, beginner and intermediate levels. The O'Neil Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: Randy Black or Tony McCormick at offkeybluegrass(at)oregonbluegrass.org

JAM (Every) — Irish Jam, 4-7 pm, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

JAM (Every) — Blue Diamond Blues Jam, 6-9 pm, Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy. Info: 503-230-9590 or bluediamondpdx. com

JAM (Every) — Every Sunday Square Dance Pre-Dance Jam, 6:15 pm, led by Sophie Vitells Enloe, Isaac Enloe and friends, Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, $7 or sliding scale, all ages. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com

JAM (Every) — Traditional Irish Session, 9:30-11;30 pm, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

JAM (1st) — Doc Slocum's Old Time Jam, noon, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

JAM (1st) — Portland Area OBA Jam, 12:30-4:30 pm, Portland Audubon Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road. All levels, acoustic only, small donation requested to cover room rental. Info: powellr5923(at)q.com

JAM (2nd) — Irish Session in the Grange, 3-6 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $1 for the hall. Info: www.winonagrange271.org

JAM (3rd) — Cajun Jam, 1-3:30 pm, Cajun musicians gather at different homes, everyone is welcome and sometimes there is room to dance. Potluck! To get on the mailing list, send to Tia Regan at regantia(at)gmail.com

JAM (2nd) — String Along Jam, 2:15-5:30 pm, Happy Valley Library Community Room, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley. Info: LeaAnne, at ldenb(at)juno.com

JAM (4th) — Stumptown Strummers Mountain Dulcimer Group, 3:30-5 pm, 2700 SE Harrison Ave, Milwaukie. Contact jamiberry(at)yahoo.com

WORKSHOP (Every) — Sunday Easy Swing Session, 11 am-12:20 pm, with Tracy Kim, learn the classic jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook at a slow and easy pace. Artichoke Music *, $20 cash only, drop in; no registration required. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every) — Gypsy Jazz Jam, 12:30-1:50 pm, with Tracy Kim, learn the gypsy jazz repertoire. Artichoke Music *, $20 cash only, drop in; no registration required. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every) — Soldier Songs and Voices, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available. TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont, drop-in, free. Info: soldiersongsandvoices.org

DANCE (Every) — Every Sunday Square Dance, 7-9 pm, Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, $7 or sliding scale, all ages, no dancing experience necessary. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com

DANCE (Every) — Every Sunday Zydeco, 7-9 pm, Zydeco dancing to CD music, hosted by Penny and Phil Holeman, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Road, Vancouver WA. Free, 21+, beginning lessons always available, no partner necessary. Info: twops(at)q.com

DANCE (2nd) — Advanced English Country Dance, 3 pm, Renaissance School, 0234 SW Bancroft, $10 suggested donation. Dance shoes required. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Mar 12: music by Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg, and Lisa Scott, caller Mary Devlin

Apr 9: music by Betsy Branch and Lisa Scott, caller David Macemon

DANCE (Apr 9 only) — Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance, 7:30-11 pm (beginners' lesson at 7). First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis, special admission $12/18 and under $6; minus $1 for CFS member/walker/bike rider/student. Contact Jennifer Carlin at 541-231-0008. Info: corvallisfolklore.org

Apr 9: music by The Syncopaths, caller George Marshall

DANCE (Apr 9 only) — PDX Techno Contra, 6-9 pm (doors open at 5, intro lesson at 5:30), Lenora's Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, $7-10 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Apr 9: music by Clatonic & Noah G, caller Noah Grunzweig

DANCE (3rd) — Portland Waltz Eclectic Sunday Brunch, Lesson: 10:30 am; Waltz: 11:30 am-2 pm; CD music by Dennis Myers. Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th, $7 (includes brunch buffet). Info: norsehall.org

DANCE (Mar 19 only) — Special Sunday Dance, 7-10:30 pm (beginners' lesson 7 pm), music by The Mean Lids and The Quarks, with callers Gay Fifer and Wendy Graham. First Congregational Church, Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis, $12 general/CFS members $10/ under 18 $6. Info: corvallisfolklore.org

STORYTELLING (2nd) — Sellwood Show, 1-1:45 pm, stories, songs, and fun led by The Oregon Tellers, Sellwood's own Ann Rutherford and Norm Brecke, with a new theme each month, Sellwood-Moreland Library, 7860 SE 13th Ave., Info: www.oregontellers.com

STORYTELLING (3rd) — Story Coaching, 3-6 pm, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Beaverton, Come prepared to share a 5-to-7-minute story. RSVP and confirm the date with terry.jordan(at)comcast.net.

Monday

CONCERT (Every) — Groovy Wallpaper with Skip von Kuske and Don Henson, 7-9 pm, to call them a cello and percussion duo would fall far short of the mark, Edgefield Winery, 2126 SE Halsey, Troutdale, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

Mar 6: Sneakin' Out

Mar 13: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Mar 20: Rob Wynia (of Floater)

Mar 27: no guest

CONCERT (Every) — Lloyd Jones, 8-10:30 pm, doin' what it takes, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

CONCERT (1st) — Lorna Miller, 6-8 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, Landmark Saloon, 4847 SE Division, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: landmarksaloon.com

SING (Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 7-8:30 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $100 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

SING (Last) — Global Folk Club, 8-11:00 pm, hosted by Andrea Wild. Acoustic music acts from diverse regions presented English folk club style, featuring sing alongs with resident English pub singers Three Pound Note. White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (2nd) — Jelly Roll Jamboree, 7-10 pm, hosted by Winn. Jade Lounge, 2432 SE Ankeny, no cover. Info: www.jadeloungepdx.com.

OPEN MIC (Every) — Mondays Open Mic, 7-10 pm, come all musicians and poets, Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee, contact Jen Deale at jendeale(at)gmail.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — Sonic Forum Open Mic Night, 7 pm, provides musicians and artists with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians; drum kit, amps, and sound engineer provided, The Goodfoot Lounge, 2845 SE Stark Ave, no cover, info at thegoodfoot.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — Bunker Sessions hosted by Lee Aulson and Talon Bronson, sign-up at 7:30, show at 8 pm, 2 songs, 10 minute sets, Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington, free, info at kellysolympian.com

OPEN MIC (1st) — Portland Guitar Society, 7-9:30 pm, free monthly meeting with open mic and featured performer most months, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, 823-3177 or www.pdxguitarsociety.org

Mar 5: Dan Compton

Apr 3: Nathan Taylor

JAM (Every) — Rambling Bluegrass Jam, 6-10 pm, Papa's Pizza, 15700 NW Blueridge Drive, Beaverton. For information: www.ramblingbluegrass.org

JAM (1st & 3rd) — Contra & Ethnic, contact Syd Newell at sydnewell(at)mac.com for meeting times and location

JAM (2nd & 4th) — Canby Mountain Dulcimer Group, 6:30 pm, USUALLY at Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 W 3rd St, Canby. beginners welcome. Info: paulamanley(at)canby.com

JAM (3rd) — Upriver Mountain Dulcimer Group, 6:30-8 pm, the Spiral Gallery, 341 Broadway, Estacada, beginners welcome. Info: Sally Smith, 824-2520 or sally(at)colton.com. See also www.pickersporch.com

WORKSHOP (Every) Marimba Workshop (for beginners), 6:30-8:00 pm, $12/class. Intermediate and advanced workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Info: Kite Giedraitis 503-775-9039 or KiteG(at)FoolsInParadise.com

WORKSHOP (Every) Old-Time Fiddle (for beginners), 6-7 pm, $12-20/class sliding scale. Intermediate and advanced workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Info: www.bubbaguitar.com

CLASS (Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Americana for Violin, 4 pm, led by Megan Cronin, for beginner-intermediate players who want to expand their repertoire; ability to read music or learn by ear is required, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

(Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Clawhammer Banjo 2, 5 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people who have completed beginning clawhammer or have comparable skills - but STILL A CLASS FOR BEGINNERS, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Clawhammer Banjo 3, 6 pm, led by Leela Grace, advance your playing to the next level, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Beginning Guitar, 5:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, you will be playing a song by the end of the first class, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Intermediate Guitar, 6:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, strumming patterns, bass lines, and other fun guitar sounds (if you know basic chords), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Protest Songs, 7:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, explore the rich tradition of protest songs (for all instruments and voices), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 27 through Apr 10) Playing Well with Others, 8:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, learn how to jam (all instruments welcome), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (Every) — Irish Set Dancing, 7-8 pm, location varies (we dance at the homes of members), for location, call Rick Russell at 503-452-7544 or Betty at 503-244-1593, free, bring a snack, beginners welcome. Info: www.portlanddancing.com

DANCE (Every) — Tir Eoghain Céilí Class, 7-9 pm, Yeates Studio, 1st floor of Arciform Bldg., 4231 N Interstate (at Skidmore), Sam Keator teaching, $3, age 13+, no exp or partner needed. Info: IrishPDX.com

DANCE (Every) — Norske Runddansere, 7-10 pm, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road (new location), live music; warm-up dancing 7-7:30, lessons 7:30-8:30, open request dancing 8:30-10 pm. $5 each night/$60 yearly membership; for more information, call 503-636-7509 or visit www.norskerunddansere.org

DANCE (Every) — Portland Waltz Eclectic Dance, Lesson: 8-8:30 pm; open dancing: 8:30 pm-10:30 pm. Lenora's Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, $8. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com

STORYTELLING (1st) — The Moth Storyslam, 8 pm (doors open at 6:45), storytelling competition, Secret Society *, $10, 21+ (all tickets sold in advance). Info: www.secretsociety.net

Tuesday

CONCERT (Every) — Jackstraw, 6-8 pm, bluegrass; impeccable musicianship and hard-driving originals, Laurelthirst Public House *, free, all ages. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (Every) — Pagan Jug Band, 6:30-8:30 pm, bluegrass, Americana, Cajun, Ford Building, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th, Suite 101, free, all ages. Info: www.paganjugband.com

CONCERT (Every) — Tuesday Salsa with Lynn and Mark, 8 pm, that vibe you know we bring, Secret Society *, free, 21+. www.secretsociety.net

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (Last) — Anthemtown Artist Showcase, 8 pm, hosted by Wil West, featuring a range of established bands, plus emerging performers and songwriters, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

JAM (Every) — Rock Creek Jam - Intermediate and above, 7–9 pm, bluegrass and associated music, bluegrass instruments only; leave your song books and tab at home please. McMenamins Rock Creek Tavern, 10000 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro. Info: Tim Howell at 503-208-1874 or timhowell74(at)gmail.com

JAM (1st) — TK Revolution Jam, 8:30 pm, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. hosted by veteran keyboard jammer Travers Kiley. Then grab your axe and grind it, or just come to see and hear. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

OPEN MIC (Last) — The Naked Mic, 7:30 pm (signup at 7), open mic for songwriters, no bands; amp. keyboard, DI are provided. We want to hear your songs as naked as the day they were born, The Back Room, Alberta Street Pub *, free

CLASS (Every - Feb 28 through Apr 11) Mountain Dulcimer, 2 pm, led by Sally Smith, learn to play this simple three-stringed Appalachian instrument, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18) Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 5:30 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for seven sessions. NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18)By-Ear Harmony Singing, 6-7:20 pm, led by Leela Grace, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $175 for seven sessions. NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18) Intro to Gypsy Jazz, 5:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, this class focuses on the guitar style of the great Django Reinhardt, all instruments welcome, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18) Gypsy Jazz Boot Camp, 6:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, this class will allow you to improvise on any chord or chord progression, all instruments welcome, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18) Gypsy Jazz Jam Session Repertoire, 7:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, preparing you to participate in jams, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 28 through Apr 11) Song Forms and Structures, 6 pm, led by Matt Meighan, exploring the variety and history of song forms, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 7 through Apr 18) — Ukulele 3, 6:45-8:15 pm, led by Avery Hill, this NEW class is intended for experienced ukulele players with strong chord knowledge, $150 for seven classes, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at Lincoln Street United Methodist Church, 5145 SE Lincoln. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every, Mar 14 through Apr 4) — Spanish Through the Arts for Adults , 1:30-3 pm, led by Cyndi Turtledove featuring bilingual songs and song parodies, Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro. For more info, contact Cyndi at 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; or go to www.lesta.net. To register, call 503-615-1090 (some LESTA part scholarships available)

DANCE (Every) — Irish Ceili and Set Dance, 6:30-8:30 pm, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, Elisa Chandler teaching, $5. Info: ceiliofthevalley(at)gmail.com

DANCE (Every) — Dancing with Susan Vandervlugt, lesson: 7-8 pm; dance party: 8-9:30 pm, social ballroom & latin dance, Lenora's Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, $9 singles, or bring a friend/$16 couples. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com

DANCE (Every) — Non-competitive Irish Social Dance Class (Céilí), 7:30-9:30 pm, drop-in class at St. Therese, 1260 NE 132nd Ave., sliding scale $3-$5, Info: 503-819-2689 or www.IrishPDX.com

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Leikarringen, 7-8 pm, traditional Norwegian dancing for children in 2nd or 3rd grade and above, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th. Info: Karen Thompson, 367-5014, ktmoonblue(at)yahoo.com

Wednesday

CONCERT (Every) — Suburban Slim with special guest, 7-10 pm, soulful voice and guitar, Trail's End Saloon, 1320 Main St, Oregon City. Info: 503-656-3031 or www.trailsendsaloon.net

CONCERT (1st) — Terry Robb with Albert Reda, 6 pm, acoustic duo, The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver WA. Info: www.terryrobb.com

CONCERT (1st) — Irish Night - New Shilling, 8-11 pm, Celtic music with a 'tude, Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

CONCERT (1st) — Cascade Blues Association General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, $3, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org

CONCERT (2nd) — Irish Night - The Flunkies, Beltaine, and A Fine Mess, 8-11 pm, Irish and American folk music, Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

CONCERT (2nd) — Local Roots Live Series, 6:30 pm, some of the region's best musicians performing live for later broadcast on the "Local Roots" radio show hosted by Robert Richter, Alberta Street Pub *. Info: kmuz.org

CONCERT (3rd) — Terry Robb Trio, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Ave, no cover. Info: terryrobb.com.

CONCERT (4th) — Irish Night - Peter Yeates and Friends - A Fine Mess, 8-11 pm, Irish and American folk music, Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

OPEN MIC (3rd) — 7-11 pm (sign up at 6:30), hosted by Bill Reed, Cascade Bar and Grill, 15000 Mill Plain, Vancouver WA, 21+. For featured artist and other info: 360-253-1479

OPEN MIC (Every) — Hosted by local singer-songwriter Ric Trinkle, 9 pm-12:30 am, Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 109 W 15th Street, Vancouver WA. Info: www.vancouverbrickhouse.com

WORKSHOP (3rd) — Portland Songwriter’s Association, 11 am-2 pm, Buffalo Gap, 6835 SW Macadam Avenue. Members free, non-members $10. More info: www.portlandsong writers.org/calendar.htm

BLUES JAM (Every) — Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore, 6:30-8:15 pm, versatile blues harp performer and teacher, Duff's Roots Jam, 8:30-11:30 pm, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.arthurmoorebluesharp.com

JAM (Every) — Beaverton Bluegrass Jam, 6:30–9:30 pm, newcomer friendly! Round Table Pizza, 10150 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. Info: Jane at janeromfo5(at)gmail.com

JAM (1st and 3rd) — WHUUF Ukers, 6:30–8 pm, West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 246-3351

JAM (2nd) — Jug Band Jam, 7-9 pm, Velo Cult, 1969 NE 42nd Ave., all levels welcome, acoustic only. Info: arlo(at)arlotone.com

CLASS (Every) Blues and Beer, 5-6 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, drink fine ale and learn to play and sing the music of great blues artists of the 1920s-30s. New location in Sellwood. Info: call 843-817-6065 or email chezztone(at)gmail.com

CLASS (Every -Mar 1 through Apr 12) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, noon, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4 part harmonies and to hold on to your own part, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 1 through Apr 12) — Ukulele for Kids Age 7+, 4 pm, led by Avery Hill, kids learn a new song each week; instruction is light, playful, and substantive, $120 for seven classes, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 1 through Apr 12) — Ukulele for Kids - Intermediate (Age 7+), 5 pm, led by Avery Hill, kids learn more chords and strum patterns and devfelop a stronger sense of rhythm and musicality, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 1 through Apr 12) — Ukulele 1, 5:30 pm, led by Avery Hill, for the absolute beginner, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 1 through Apr 12) — Ukulele 2, 6:30 pm, led by Avery Hill, expand your repertoire of chords and songs, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 8 through Apr 19) — Beginning Mandolin, 6 pm, led by Brian Oberlin, absolute beginners are welcome, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Mar 8 through Apr 19) — Intermediate Mandolin, 7 pm, led by Brian Oberlin, newfound knowledge in chord movement, theory, rhythms, improvision, and more, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every -Mar 1 through Apr 12) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 6-8 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore songwriting as a means to uncover deeply-felt truths, enrollment limited to 10, all levels of experience welcome, $160 for seven classes, held in North Portland. For details and registration, go to artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (Every) — Balkan Folk Dancing, 8 pm, The Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Road. Instruction at 7:30, open dancing following. Call Rich & Jean Gibson at 233-1322 for more information.

DANCE (1st) — Contra Dance, 7:30-10 pm, Polish Hall, 3832 N Interstate, $7, Info: 293-1446 or www.kluberg.com/joyride.html

Mar 1: music by Joyride, caller Karen Marshall

Apr 5: music by Joyride, caller Kelsey Hartman

DANCE (1st) — First Wednesday Zydeco, lesson: 7:15 pm; CD dance: 8-10 pm, East Portland Eagles, 4904 SE Hawthorne. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $7 general/$5 Cascade Zydeco members

DANCE (2nd through 5th) — Zydeco Dance, lesson: 7:15 pm; CD dance: 8-10 pm, Polish Hall, 3832 N Interstate. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $7 general/$5 Cascade Zydeco members

DANCE (3rd) — Newberg Contra Dance, 7:30 pm (lesson at 7), Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan, Newberg, $8 general/$7 members/$5 students/under 12 free. Info: 503-487-6883

Thursday

CONCERT (Every) — Thursday Swing!, 6-11 pm (doors open at 5:30), features a rotating cast of Portland's finest and most danceable swing bands. Secret Society *, $8, all ages until 8 pm, then 21+; under 16 free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Mar 2 & Apr 6: Baby & The Pearl Blowers + The Pepper Grinders

Mar 9 & Apr 13: The Juleps + 12th Avenue Hot Club

Mar 16: Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Mar 23: Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints + Swinging Doors

Apr 20: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Apr 27: Doug & Dee's Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + Stumptown Swing

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough, 6-9 pm, old-time blues and Nawlins food, EaT: an Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams Ave. (at Failing St.), free. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com

CONCERT (Last) — Grateful Buds, 9 pm, Grateful Dead tribute band, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

SING (Last) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, 7-9 pm, McMenamins Kennedy School * Community Room. Songbooks provided, no experience necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (1st) — Three singer-songwriter acts hosted by Richie Bean, 8-10 pm, Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 109 W 15th Street, Vancouver WA. Info: www.vancouverbrickhouse.com

OPEN MIC (1st and 3rd) — Songwriter Roundup allows songwriters to perform an original song; hosted by Matt Meighan and Suzan Lundy, 7-10 pm, Artichoke Music *, $5 Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th) — Acoustic Village features a different theme each week, 7-10 pm, Artichoke Music *, $5 Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

Mar 9: Songs of diversity

Mar 23: Women songwriters

Apr 13: Songs of the earth

Apr 27: International night

JAM (Every) — Ukulele Jam, 9:30-11 am, Practice your ukulele and play songs in this casual drop-in atmosphere. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. $1 per person. Info at 503-653-8100 or ncprd.com/discovery-guide

JAM (Every) — Open Bluegrass Jam with Rich Landar, 4-6 pm, join us outside on the patio for a picker's circle where everyone can play as much as they'd like; bluegrass instrumentation preferred but any instruments are welcome. White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

JAM (1st and 3rd) — West Side Folk Jam (Contra), 9 pm, strictly a traditional session, but we typically play numbers from the Portland Collection, Vols 1, 2 and 3. Insomnia Coffee, 5389 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro. Please RSVP to Ivan at oceanwillpart(at)gmail.com

JAM (1st and 3rd) — Jazz Jam, 9:30 pm, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com

JAM (2nd) — West Side Folk Jam (Contra), 7:30-9:30 pm, Bring your instrument and music stand (a grand piano is available, if anyone wants to play), not strictly a traditional session, but we typically play numbers from the Portland Collection, Vols 1, 2 and 3. Bring a snack to share. Amy Starke's house, 6545 SW Griffin Drive. Please RSVP to Amy at 503-516-9063

DANCE (Every) — Rhonda's Waltz Practica, 5:30-7 pm, Fulton Park Community Center *, a place to develop skill, build confidence, and connect with other dancers at all levels, $5. Info: Rhonda McFaddin at rhondamcfaddin(at)yahoo.com

DANCE (Every) — Portland Waltz Eclectic, 7:30-10 pm, Fulton Park Community Center *, all styles of waltz plus an electic mix of other dance music, DJ Dennis Myers, host Coleen Suzanne, $7, all ages, all levels, everyone welcome. Info: portlanddanceeclectic.com

DANCE (Every) — McMinnville English Country Dance, 7:30–9 pm, Set to Music is a community of people who love English country dance; dance to recorded music, caller varies, McMinnville Grand Ballroom (2nd story), 325 NE 3rd St., McMinnville, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

DANCE (Every) — Non-competitive Irish Social Dance Class (Céilí), 7:30-9:30 pm, 7-9 pm, drop-in class at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, $5, Info: 503-819-2689 or www.IrishPDX.com

DANCE (Apr 6 only) — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dance, 7:30-10:30 pm (7 pm lesson, potluck at 5:30). Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. sliding scale admission: $6-10 members (students with ID get $1 off), $8-10 general ($1 off if arriving before newcomers' session 7 pm). Info: eugenefolklore.org

Apr 6: music by Maivish, caller George Marshall

DANCE (2nd) — Contra Dance Music Teaching Session, 7-9 pm, SW Portland (call 503-233-9091 for directions), George Penk or Dan Compton instructing, $8 students/$10 PCDC members/$15 non-members

SPECIAL DANCE (Mar 9 only) — Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance, 8-11 pm (beginners' lesson 7:30 pm). First Congregational Church, Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis, $7-10 sliding scale; minus $1 for walker/bike rider/student. Contact Jennifer Carlin at 541-231-0008. Info: corvallisfolklore.org

Mar 4: music by Broken Top, caller Woody Lane (part of Cascade Promenade)

DANCE (2nd & 4th) — Beaverton English Country Dance, 7–9 pm, Set to Music is a community of people who love English country dance; dance to recorded music, caller varies, Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Friday

CONCERT (1st) — The Barn Door Slammers, 6 pm, 7-piece western swing band, $5, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

CONCERT (1st) — Lynn Conover & special guest, 6-8 pm, gritty roots rock, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com

Mar 3: John Mitchell

Apr 7: TBA

CONCERT 1st) —Ash Creek, 7-10 pm, acoustic folk bluegrass, Blast Burger, 315 1st St., #101, Lake Oswego, free. Info: 503-305-8088

CONCERT (1st) — Baby Gramps, 9:30 pm, the Seattle surrealist, Laurelthirst Public House *, $6. Info: 503-232-1504 or www.laurelthirst.com

CONCERT (2nd & 4th) — Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys, 6-8 pm, a heavy dose of western swing and hillbilly boogie. Secret Society *, $5, all ages, 16 & under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net

CONCERT (3rd - Apr 21 only) — The Sportin' Lifers, 6 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie -- it's all here, $5, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net

CONCERT (3rd) — Folkslinger, 4 pm, moody Americana for those heartbroken or in love, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (3rd - April 21 only) — Counterfeit Cash, 9:30 pm, Johnny Cash tribute band. The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com (pre-empted by St. Paddy's Day Extravaganza on Mar 17)

CONCERT (4th) — Hammerhead, 9:30 pm, members of Funk Shui, Tree Frogs, and Shannon Tower Band. The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

CONCERT (Last) — JT Wise Band, 4 pm, Mix of Americana, roots, rock and blues, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

COFFEEHOUSE (Every) — Artichoke Music *, 7:30-10 pm (doors open at 7), featuring local and touring artists, Richard Colombo hosting. $5. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

SING (1st) — Shaped Note Singing from the Sacred Harp Songbook, 6:30-9:00 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st, Portland. Songbooks provided, no exp necessary. Info: www.portlandsacredharp.org or Jessica Beer at jessicabeer(at)gmail.com

SING (2nd) — Harmony Song Circle (great songs of the '60s and '70s), 7-9 pm, led by Ted Kaye, Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman), free. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com

SING (3rd) — Folk/Eclectic Song Circle (Rise Up Singing/Rise Again), 7-9 pm, led by Ted Kaye, Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th (at Thurman), free. Info: kandsons(at)aol.com

OPEN MIC (Every) — West Side Acousti-Lectric, 8-11 pm (7:30 sign-up), hosted by Eric Tworivers and Steve Rodin, sound system provided, Jack's Taproom and Quarterback Bar, 4342 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. Info: steverodin(at)rocketmail.com.

OPEN MIC (2nd through Last) — Acoustic Open Mic & Jam, 6-10 pm, hosted by Michael Hatfield, sound system provided, bring your instrument and your appetite, all ages and skill levels welcome, Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd., Vancouver WA. Info: 360-269-6628

OPEN MIC (1st) — North Clark Historical Museum, sign-up 6 pm, play 7-10 pm, sound system provided, 21416 NE 399th St at Rte 503, Amboy, WA, free, donations accepted. Info: 360-247-5620 or wakjh(at)aol.com

OPEN MIC (1st) — Open Mic Night, play 7-9 pm, old-time, country, swing, honky-tonk, all acoustic. To perform, sign up with Linda at community(at)stdavidpdx.org in advance or at the door. St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison, $10 suggested donation. Info: www.taborgrass.com

OPEN MIC (2nd) — Yacolt Open Mic, sign-up 6:15 pm, music at 7 pm, keeping music alive, one note at a time, family friendly, Yacolt Full Gospel Church, corner of Ranck and West Humphrey, Yacolt, WA. Info: 360-539-9099.

JAM (Every) — Open Acolustic Jam, 7-10 pm, all levels welcome. Guthrie Park Community Center, 4272-4324 SW Fairview Ave., Dallas, free, all ages. Info: www.guthriepark.org

DANCE (Every) — PCDC English Country Dance, 7:30–9:30 pm, modern English country dance for all; newcomers encouraged to come at 7:15 and introduce yourself to the caller for assistance, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Mar 3: music by Carl Thor, Leslie Hirsch, Laura Kuhlman, Alan Rutherford, caller David Macemon

Mar 10: music by Marjorie Millner and Sean Nolan, caller Mary Devlin

Mar 17: FREE EVENT: music by Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott, caller Erik Weberg

Mar 24: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, Laura Kuhlman, caller Cynthia Stenger

Mar 31: music by Damsel and Fred Nussbaum, caller Nan Evans

Apr 7: music TBA, caller Ric Goldman

DANCE (Every) — Barefoot Blues, lesson: 8:30-9:15 pm; dance party: 9:15 pm-1 am, explore blues movement, Lenora's Ballroom, 615 SE Alder, $6. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com

DANCE (1st) — First Friday Ceili Mor, 7:30-11 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin. $12 general/$10 veterans, seniors, and students. Info: 503-819-2689 or sandairishentertainment.com/events/classes-and-ceilis/

Mar 3: St. Pat's Ceili - Tricia Fairman, Julie Zamudio, and Mike Zamudio

Apr 7: Sam's birth month Irish Ceili - Johnny Connolly and friends

DANCE (2nd) — Zydeco Dance Party, 7:30-10:30 pm, Viscount Studio, 720 SE Sandy Blvd., hosted by Roland Jemerson and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson; instruction on request or just enjoy casual dancing, $5, all ages. Info: 503-226-6232 or www.cascadezydeco.com

DANCE (2nd) — Ceili of the Valley Community Dance Series, 7:30-10 pm, (instruction 7-8 pm), live music, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, $8 members, $10 non-members., $5 students. Info: 503-383-9297 or info(at)ceiliofthevalley.org

DANCE (2nd) — Contra in The Couve, 7:30 pm lesson, 8-11 pm dance, Hazel Dell Grange, 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver WA. $7, $5 under 12/65 and over. Info: www.contra-van-wa.org

Mar 10: music by End Effects, caller Frannie Marr (part of Cascade Promenade)

Apr 14: music by Countercurrent, caller Michael Karcher

DANCE (Mar 10 only) — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dance, 7:30-10:30 pm (7 pm lesson, potluck at 5:30). Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. sliding scale admission: $6-10 members (students with ID get $1 off), $8-10 general ($1 off if arriving before newcomers' session 7 pm). Info: eugenefolklore.org

Mar 10: music by Mulligatawny, caller Isaac Banner

DANCE (3rd) — Hillsboro Contra Dance, 7:30–10 pm dance (lesson at 7 pm), new series, caller and live music at every dance, no partner required, DOOR PRIZES!, Odd Fellows Hall, 267 E Main, Hillsboro, $7 non-members, $5 PCDC members and seniors, $4 students, under 12 free. Info: Ivan Camacho at stringride(at)aol.com

Mar 17: music by Coriolis, caller Noah Grunzweig

DANCE (4th) — Scandia of Salem, 8-11 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 725 Shipping NE, Salem. $6, call Sharon Moore at (503) 364-6713 or sharon.hayloft(at)gmail.com

STORYTELLING CONCERT (1st) — Urban Tellers, 8 pm (music at 7), personal stories crafted in our workshop, The Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont, $15 advance/$20 day of show. Info: www.portlandstorytheater.org

STORYTELLING (2nd) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Potluck and Story Swap, 6:30-8:30 pm, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway. Bring a dish to share and a serving utensil. Brief storytelling workshop and story sharing, free. Info: Ken Iverson at 503-631-2167 or www.portlandstorytellers.org

Saturday

CONCERT (2nd) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, 4-5 pm, a fun music event for the whole family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, $5 per family. Info: landmarksaloon.com

CONCERT (2nd) — King Columbia, 4 pm, Portland folk band, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (2nd) — Redray Frazier & Ezra Holbrook, 6 pm, soulful mix of rock, soul, and blues, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Jenny Finn Orchestra, 6 pm, vintage swing jazz, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net

CONCERT (2nd) — Clinton Street Stomp, 7 pm, hosted by Zach Bryson and featuring acoustic performances by some of Portland's hottest roots music acts, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, $12, all ages. Info: zach.bryson4(at)yahoo.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Second Saturday Community Concert, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), Irish entertainment, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $16-$20. tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

Mar 11: Cal Scott in a rare solo appearance

Apr 8: Dreos

CONCERT (3rd) — Reverb Brothers, 4 pm, a kind of swamp rock that encompasses blues/Americana/country, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (3rd) — Pin & the Horn-its, 9 pm, 13-piece power big band blues, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com

CONCERT (4th) — The Ukeladies, 6 pm, Portland's finest 11-piece female ukulele band, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

CONCERT (Last) — Kris Deelane, 9 pm, exceptionally fine and diverse vocals, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com

PERFORMANCE (3rd) — Oregon Pipers' Society, 4:30 pm for piping and drumming competitions, 6:30 pm, food service, 7:30 pm performances of pipe bands and soloists, Oddfellows Hall, 10282 SE Main, Milwaukie. $10 non-members, $5 members, kids 12 and under free. Info: opspdx.org

SING (1st) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 5:15 pm, bring snacks and finger food to share, 6 pm sing, Clark County Genealogical Society, 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, ‘60’s-‘70’s folk and more. Info: Ted, 360-883-3030

or Nancy, 360-694-3419

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

SING (2nd) — Portland Folk Music Society’s Song Circle

Mar 11: 6:00 pm potluck, 7-11 pm pm sing

Helene Rippey

9207 N Mohawk

503-477-8844

Apr 8: 6-11 pm 7:00 singing only

CNA Community Room at Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave..

NOTE: A small donation to cover the cost of this room is appreciated)

SING (4th) — Song Circle, 2-4 pm, with John Richter. $5. Artichoke Music *. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

OPEN MIC (3rd) — Washington Old-Time Fiddlers Assn, 2 pm, Fisher's Grange Community Center, 814 NE 162nd Ave, Vancouver, WA. Info: www.wotfa.org

CLASS/JAM (Every) —Taborgrass Bluegrass Class & Jam, 10 am-1 pm for beginning class and jam, 1-4 pm for the intermediate; all instruments, no registration required, drop-ins welcome; knowledge of basic chords and ability to execute the chord changes is required. St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison, $10. Info: www.taborgrass.com

JAM (3rd) - Hammer Dulcimers Tune Circle, 2-4 pm, Celtic, Folk, and Traditional. Solo and group playing, all levels, focus on learning new songs. 4736 Quartz Court, Camas, WA Info: 360-210-7295 / steve(at)snclocks.com

WORKSHOP (1st) — Ukulele Jam, 2-3:30 pm, with Avery Hill, for all levels; fun and familiar songs in a joyful atmosphere. Artichoke Music *, $10 suggested donation. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (2nd) — Slow Jam, 2-3:30 pm, with Martin Hill. Artichoke Music *, $10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (1st) — 1st Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Mar 4: music by The Stage Crew, caller Ric Goldman

Apr 1: music TBA

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance, 8-11 pm (beginners' lesson 7:30 pm). First Congregational Church, Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis, $7-10 sliding scale; minus $1 for walker/bike rider/student. Contact Jennifer Carlin at 541-231-0008. Info: corvallisfolklore.org

Mar 4: music by In Tent City, caller Erik Weberg

Mar 18: music by The Euphemists, caller Eric Curl

Apr 1: music by The Nettles, caller Kelsey Hartman

* * * Apr 15 dance at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe * * *

Apr 15: music by Countercurrent, caller Michael Karcher

DANCE (2nd) — PCDC Family Dance, 4:30-6:30 pm, followed by potluck dinner, Fulton Park Community Center *, $6 adult, $5 child, $20 maximum per family

DANCE (2nd & 4th) — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dance, 7:30-10:30 pm (7 pm lesson, potluck at 5:30). Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. sliding scale admission: $6-10 members (students with ID get $1 off), $8-10 general ($1 off if arriving before newcomers' session 7 pm). Info: eugenefolklore.org

Mar 11: see Special Dance on Fri Mar 10: music by Mulligatawny, caller Isaac Banner

Mar 25: music by The Nettles, caller Lindsey Dono

Apr 8: see Special Dance on Thu Apr 6: music by Maivish, caller George Marshall

Apr 22: music by Chico Schwall & Friends, caller Karen Olsen

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Hungarian Tanchaz, 8-11 pm (teaching 8-9 followed by recreational dancing), sponsored by menbers of Aratas Hungarian Folk Ensemble,The Chalet, 7045 SW Taylors Ferry Road. $2 donation requested to help defray costs. Call Steve and Susan at 503-297-4279 for more information.

DANCE (3rd) — Portland Third Saturday Contra Dance, 8:00 pm (teaching session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *. $8, $6 students & seniors. Info: Dan Compton, 233-9091

Mar 18: music by Jigsaw, caller Rich Goss

DANCE (4th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 beginners), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors. Info: Rich, 327-6582

DANCE (5th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 beginners), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors. Info: Rich, 327-6582

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE (1st) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Monthly Storytelling Performance, 7:30-9:45 pm (doors open at 7), Hipbone Studio, 1847 E Burnside #104 (enter building from parking lot side). recommended for adults, advance tickets: $10 adults/$8 PSG members and students with ID, at the door $2 more. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

Mar 4: Tall Tales, Short Tales and "Porky Pies" (downright lies) features tongue in cheek storytellers Ann Penfound, Holly Robison, and Thomas Schroyer

Apr 1: TBA

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Mar 11) — Finding Your Path as a Storyteller: Your Own Hero's Journey, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (doors open at 9), all welcome, presented by Pam Maben and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, explore your own hero's journey, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Feb 24-26, Fisher Poets Gathering. A celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song, including Shanghaied on the Willamette, Spud Siegel, and Mary Garvey, held at various venues in Astoria. Info: www.fisherpoets.org.

Mar 8-12, Cascade Promenade. A grand concantenation of contra dancing stretching from Seattle to Eugene and spanning five days. For a listing of events, including Portland Megaband and the Roadhouse contra dance, see www.cascadepromenade.org.

Mar 11, Winter Blues Music Festival, performers include Cee Cee James & the Mission of S.O.U.L., CD Woodbury, Jim Gustin & Truth Jones, Lloyd Jones, Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings ending with all-star performers Rae Gordon & The Backseat Drivers, and showcasing the Youth Music Project. We ask that you bring 6 cans of food or purchase an emergency food box for only $10. All proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank and the Youth Music Project. Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, Advance tickets available from www.tickettomato.com. For further info: www.winterbluesfest.net.

Mar 16-Apr 30, Wild & Reckless. A new concert event with Blitzen Trapper. Expect the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater, Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Avenue. For further info and tickets: 503-445-5766 or www.pcs.org.

Mar 17-18, Saint Patrick's Day Across the Land (Kennedy School *), with live music and Irish food; artists on Friday include Kathryn Claire, The Murray irish Hooley, Biddy on the Bench, the Molly Malone Irish Dancers, the River City Pipe Band, Elizabeth Nicholson & Bob Soper, Cory Novotny, and Corner House. For further info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 17-18, Saint Patrick's Day Across the Land (Edgefield *), with live music on three stages, Irish food and the roaming entertainers Irish Dancers and The River City Pipe Band; artists include Corner House, The Stomptowners, Na Rósaí, Cul An Ti, Elizabeth Nicholson & Bob Soper, Sky in the Road, The Strangetones, and many others. For further info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Mar 17-19, Annual St. Patrick’s Irish Festival. Experience world-class entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable foods, educational displays, and magical surprises at every turn of the path. Performers include Beltaine, Grafton Street, Peter Yeates, Beglan & Murray, Shana Morrison, Cul An Ti, and many others. For further info: www.kellsportland.com.

Mar 18, Oregon State Fiddle Championships. A competition for fiddlers of all ages and skill levels, held from 8 am to 10 pm in the Building 6 Auditorium at Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, open to the public, $7 general, $6 seniors, $3 students and free to members of the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association. For more Info contact Eileen Walter at 503-701-1578 or gdaewalt(at)comcast.net.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

March 24-26, Portland FolkMusic Society presents the 33rd Annual Singtime Frolics. A weekend of folk singing and instrumental music featuring guest artist Dan Weber. Held at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, less than an hour from Portland, with views of the Columbia Gorge. For more info and to register at portlandfolkmusic.org/singtime.php.

Mar 27-31, 7th Annual Ukulele Band Camp. Four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2017 Instructors are James Hill, Kevin Carroll, Del Rey, and Aaron Keim. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. Artistic Director: Marianne Brogan. To register, go to menucha.org/programs/uke-band-camp. (this camp is full; join the waiting list!)

Apr 5-8, Columbia River Gorge Mountain Dulcimer Festival, featuring artistic director Janita Baker, and instructors Lorinda Jones and Tull Glazener. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact 503-695-2243 or menucha.org/programs/dulcimer-festival.

April 7-9, Eugene Folklore Society Cascade Contras, contra dance weekend in Oregon with a Polka Dot theme. Music by Maivish and The Syncopaths, with callers George Marshall and Erik Weberg. Accomodations at Sky Camp, Lowell OR. Registration forms available at eugenefolklore.org/Cascade Contras.

Apr 7-9, 2017 Northwest Guitar Festival, join us for three days of fantastic classical guitar events - concerts, master classes, a luthier's showcase, workshops, and a guitar orchestra. Festival artists include Hilary Field, Elizabeth Brown, Michael Partington, Scott Kritzer, Michael LeFevre, and more. Held at the Portland State University School of Music. For info, contact nwguitarfestival.org.

Apr 7-9, Fanning the Embers, a northwest storytelling retreat, sponsored by South Sound Story Guild, Olympia WA. Held at St. Andrew's Retreat House, Union WA. For info, contact www.fanningtheembers.org.

Apr 8-9, Sean-nós Northwest Festival. Two full days of workshops on Irish singing, traditional sean-nós dancing, fiddle, accordion, and Irish language and culture. Evergreen State College, Olympia WA. $110 weekend pass including concert and two lunches; single-day, no concert, and no lunch options also available. For info, contact www.seannos.org.

April 21-24, PCDC presents the Ninth Annual Portland Raindance, an urban contra dance weekend in Oregon. Great Bear and Stringrays will play, with callers Beth Molaro and Sarah VanNorstrand, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Avenue. Registration forms available at portlandraindance.org. For more information, contact Kim Appleberry at 503-319-1717 or raindance.PDX(at)gmail.com.

April 22, Sixth Annual Inner City Blues Festival. "Healing the Health Care Blues", 5 pm-midnight (doors open at 5): Norman Sylvester, Steve Cheseborough, and others perform in this benefit for Health Care for All Oregon, North Portland Eagles Lodge, 7611 N Exeter, $20. Tickets available at www.tickettomato.com. Info: Bob Gross at 503-235-9800 or www.hcao.org.

April 28-30, Northwest Women's Music Celebration 2017: this year's theme: one world, many voices. Guitar, mandolin, ukulele, marimba, drumming, banjo, accordion, pennywhistle, songwriting, harmony singing and more. YMCA Camp Collins, 3001 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham. For more information, go to www.nwmusiccelebration.com.

April 29-30, Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit, exhibition held in the Marylhurst Commons with concert and demonstrations in Wiegand Hall. Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. Info: nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org.

May 5-7, Willamette Valley Old-Time Social. The home for old-time music and square dancing in Eugene. Info: www.mudcityoldtime.org.

May 5-7, Salem Folklore Community's 31st Annual Westwind Weekend, a weekend of music and dance provided by participants - no paid staff, rustic cabins, vegetarian food. Held at Camp Westwind, just north of Lincoln City. For more information, or to request registration material, contact Alan at alkanaskie(at)gmail.com, or visit www.westwindweekend.org.

May 26-29, 46th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival. Massive festival organized to celebrate, share, and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts at the Seattle Center in Seattle WA, free. For further info: nwfolklife.org/festival/.

May 26-Jun 11, Kerrville Music Festival. The nation's oldest and largest folk festival in Kerrville TX. Daily charges vary from $25-$40, camping available. Advance discounts on gate prices. For further info: kerrville-music.com.

Jun 2-3, Tenor Guitar Gathering 2017 TGG8, two days of tenor guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and all things four strings - workshops, concerts, jams, and merchandise. Performers include Grant Flick, Tyler Jackson, Tim May, and more. Held at various venues in Astoria. For complete information, go to tenorguitargathering.info.

Jun 18-21,Weiser Banjo Camp & Contest. Competitions in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. The camp is led by resident instructors Jason Homey and Gary "Slim" Eller plus guest instructors Janet Beazley and Mark Thomas. Held at Slocum Hall on the grounds of the historic Intermountain Institute, Weiser ID. For info, contact www.fiddlecontest.org/event/banjo-camp.

Jun 18-24, National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest & Festival (Weiser), where fun happens! Continuous free entertainment at City Park Bluegrass Village. To register for the festival, go to weiserfestival.com. The national finals of fiddling are held at Weiser High School, 690 W Indianhead Road, Weiser ID. For contest info, call 208-414-0255 Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm or go to www.fiddlecontest.org.

Jul 27-30, NorthWest Autoharp Gathering, the music festival that's all about the autoharp! Concerts, workshops, jamming, open stages, and an outstanding lineup of award-winning autoharpists like Rick Fitzgerald, Ann Norris, Les Gustafson-Zook, and Laura Gregg. Furnished dormitory rooms, tent & RV camping, meals included. Ananda College, 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd., Gaston. For complete information, call 503-312-1186 or go to www.nwautoharp.org. Sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society.

Sep 8-10, Sisters Folk Festival 2017, three days of the best American music from blues to bluegrass. Performers to be announced in April; Festival passes are available now. For further info, call 541-549-4979 or go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

Sep 27-Oct 1, Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2017 Instuctors include Daniel Ward, Jason Ross, Jason Arimoto, Matt Weiner and Nova Karina Devonie. Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend WA. To register, go to centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival. (This festival sells out quickly).

Oct 6-8, Coastal Creativity Weekend. Join Kate Power & Steve Einhorn for a weekend of creativity. Hosted by Melany Berry (of Tunes in the Dunes) at a location on the Oregon coast. There is room for 10 participants, $385 including meals, lodging, and beach access. For more info and to register, contact folks(at)qualityfolk.com.


See also:
aladdin-theater.com/
albertastreetpub.com/music/ calendar
artichokemusic.org/calendar
bubbaguitar.com/calendar.html
cascade-zydeco.com
concertsinyourhome.com
www.doranproductions.com
dougfirlounge.com
mississippistudios.com
mississippipizza.com/calendar
oregonbluegrass.org/all_calendar.php
portlandcountrydance.org
portlanddanceeclectic.com
portlanddancing.com
portlandsongwriters.org/calendar.htm

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