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.

See links at bottom for more event calendars.
(see also CAMPS/FESTIVALS and Recurring events below)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

Jan 28 (Sat) — Two Bit Rumor, 4 pm, contemporary, alternative and classic rock, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages; The Low Bones, 9 pm, traveling the back roads of America, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 28 (Sat) —Smut City Jellyroll Society, 6 pm, blues and early jazz, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 28 (Sat) — Jill Khovy, 6-8 pm, guitar and vocals, Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny. Info: www.jadeloungepdx.com.

Jan 28 (Sat) — Kaeley, 6-8 pm, music inspired by nature and spirit, The Aarun & the Jonathan Country Band, 9:30 pm, fiddle tunes, roots, Americana, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 28 (Sat) — McDougall, 7-9 pm, carrying on the tradition of oral history and folklore, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 28 (Sat) — Something To Talk About: A Portland Bonnie Raitt Tribute, 8 pm (doors open at 7), performers include Anne Weiss, David Jacobs-Strain, Ara Lee, and Bre Gregg. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $15 advance/$18 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 28 (Sat) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 8 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, no cover. Info: kevinselfe.com.

Jan 29 (Sun) — Nancy Curtin with bassist Ed Bennett and pianist Vince Frates, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, latin jazz brunch, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd. Info: nancycurtin.com/schedule.

Jan 29 (Sun) — Mouths of Babes, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), insanely infectious modern folk, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Jan 29 Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 29 (Sun) — Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), legendary South African a capella group, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jan 31 (Tue) — Quattlebaum, 7-9 pm, the swampy tones and sweet southern lilt of his banjo, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 31 (Tue) — Eric Johnson, 8 pm (doors open at 7), acoustic guitar and piano, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $30, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 3 (Fri) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 8 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar, Tigardville Station, 12370 SW Main Street, Tigard. Info: kevinselfe.com.

Feb 3 (Fri) — Karl Denson's Tiny Universe: Runnin' with the Diesel Tour, 9 pm (doors open at 8), funk, soul, rock, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $25, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 3 (Fri) — Western Swing Extravaganza, 9-11:30 pm, featuring Deke Dickerson, Scotty Broyles, Ian Miller, Pete Krebs, and others, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com. (This show repeats on Feb 4).

Feb 4 (Sat) — Green Tamborine, 6-8 pm, 60’s tribute with tight vocal harmonies, vibrant energy and vintage costumes, Hill Williams, 9:30 pm, the hard driving sound of traditional bluegrass, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 4 (Sat) — Steve Cheseborough, 7-10 pm, old-time blues dance lesson by Rachel Lidskog of Dance With Joy. Baerlic Brewing, 2235 SE 11th Ave. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com.

Feb 4 (Sat) — Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), a love of traditional music and a wealth of original songs, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Feb 5 (Sun) — Bev Grant & Charlie King with special guest Brian Harrison, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30), a century of song - still going strong, Artichoke Music *, $15. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Feb 6 (Mon) — Mary Flower with The BBQ Boys, 7 pm (doors open at 6), upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Lake Theater Cafe, 106 N State Street, Lake Oswego. For more info: www.maryflower.com.

Feb 6 (Mon) — Rufus Wainwright, 8 pm (doors open at 7), great male vocalist, composer, and songwriter, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $60, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 8 (Wed) — Peter Mulvey, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), amazing singer]songwriter/guitarist, the Tiki Room at Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $29 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.

Feb 9 (Thu) — Masters of Hawai'ian Music, 8 pm (doors open at 7), performers include George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau, and David "Kawika" Kahiapo. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $22 advance/$26 day of show. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 10 (Fri) — Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness, 6-8 pm, evocative vocals and poetic songs, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 10 (Fri) — Annalisa Tornfelt, 7:30 pm, beautiful solos and harmony singing with her sisters, 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.

Feb 10 (Fri) — Portland Story Theater presents Kiss and Tell, 8 pm (music at 7 when the doors open), An ode to St. Valentine hosted by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, 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. (This show repeats on Feb 11.)

Feb 10 (Fri) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 8 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar, CI Bar, 18786 Boones Ferry Rd., Tualatin. Info: kevinselfe.com.

Feb 11 (Sat) — Workshop: Songwriting, noon-4:30 pm, led by Matt Meighan & Beth Wood, enhance your creativity and develop your craft, $80, Ascension Episcopal Parish, 1823 SW Spring. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

Feb 11 (Sat) — Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), special benefit for Artichoke Music, Artichoke Music *, $50. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

Feb 12 (Sun) — Mary Flower and Spud Siegel, 7 pm, playing with a fiery passion, McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Feb 13 (Mon) — Naturally 7, 7:30 pm, 7-man a capella group imitates the sound of instruments with the human voice, Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, $26-$46. Info: www.portland5.com. Tickets at www.ticketswest.com.

Feb 15 (Wed) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 8 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar, Billy Blues, 7115 NE Hazel Dell, Vancouver WA. Info: kevinselfe.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Feb 17 (Fri) — Del Rey & Suzy Thompson, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), vituosos of acoustic roots 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/.

Feb 17 (Fri) — Lily Afshar, 8 pm, musical innovator of Persian heritage, St. Anne's Chapel, 17600 Pacvific Hwy., Marylhurst, $20-$52. Info and tickets: www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Feb 18 (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.

Feb 19 (Sun) — Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, 8 pm (doors open at 7), focusing on songs collected by Alan Lomax. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $18 advance/$21 day of show. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 23 (Thu) — Mariachi Flor de Toloache, 7:30 pm, all-woman mariachi group, Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, $20-$25. Info: www.portland5.com. Tickets at www.ticketswest.com.

Feb 23 (Thu) — Hot Tuna, 8 pm (doors open at 7), legendary acoustic spinoff of the Jefferson Airplane, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $39.50 advance/$42 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 24 (Fri) — The Irish Rovers 2017: Boys of the Emerald Isle Tour, 8 pm (doors open at 7), final tour of the Celtic superband, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $43.50 advance/$45 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 24 (Fri) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 9 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar; Kevin's last Portland area show!, The Gemini, 456 N State St., Lake Oswego. Info: kevinselfe.com.

Feb 25 (Sat) — Copper & Crow, 6-8 pm, rich melodies and infectious musical hooks, Zindu, 9:30 pm, progressive jazz-jam music with Latin/West African drumming, sensual saxophone, and funky guitar riffs, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 26 (Sun) — Nancy Curtin with bassist Dave Captein and pianist Vince Frates, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, latin jazz brunch, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd. Info: nancycurtin.com/schedule.

Feb 26 (Sun) — Mary Flower and Spud Siegel, 7-9 pm, playing with a fiery passion, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Feb 27 (Mon) — David Francey, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), manual laborer turned revered singer-songwriter, the Tiki Room at Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $29 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.

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

Jan 8: Katie Jane: fiddle on fire!

Jan 15: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Jan 22: Sky in the Road

Jan 29: Richie Rosecrans & Conor O'Bryan

Feb 5: Kinvara

Feb 12: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Feb 19: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Feb 26: Dram & Go

CONCERT (1st) — KingniK, 10 am-noon, a tub, a saw, 2 ukes & songs galore, Just Bob Cafe *, formerly Anna Bannanas, 503-467-4656

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 (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

Jan 1 & Feb 5: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Jan 8 & Feb 12: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Jan 15 & Feb 19: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Jan 22 & Feb 26: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

Jan 29: 2-3 pm, Peninsula Baptist Church, 2653 N Lombard

SING (Jan 22 & Feb 19) — 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, 3-6 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) — Bluegrass Slow Jam, 2-5 pm, beginner and intermediate levels. The O'Neill 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) — Kevin Selfe 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 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 & 4th) — String Along Music Acoustic Jam, 2:15-5:30 pm, Happy Valley Library Community Room, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, Clackamas. 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, 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

Jan 8: music by Bill Tomczak, Leslie Hirsch, Lisa Scott, caller Ric Goldman

Feb 5: TBA

DANCE (Jan 15 & Feb 12) — 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

Jan 15: music by Clatonic & Noah G, caller Noah Grunzweig

Feb 12: music by Bill Tomczak, Betsy Branch, and Mark Douglass, caller Erik Weberg

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 (Feb 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

Jan 2: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Jan 9: Rob Wynia (of Floater)

Jan 16: Kathryn Claire

Jan 23: Sneakin' Out

Jan 30: 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 - Jan 9 through Feb 20) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 6:30-8 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $16 drop-in fee per class, $95 for the term; full details and registration at www.anneweiss.com. Questions: Choir Coordinator Leslie Schockner at 503-659-1371 or leslieschockner(at)gmail.com

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

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 - Jan 2 through Feb 13) 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

CLASS (Every - Jan 2 through Feb 13) Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 5 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 2 through Feb 13) Clawhammer Banjo 2, 6 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

CLASS (Every - Jan 2 through Feb 13) 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 - Jan 2 through Feb 13) 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 - Jan 2 through Feb 13) 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 - Jan 2 through Feb 13) 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

CLASS (Every - Jan 2 through Feb 13) Irish Session 2, 7 pm, led by Dan Compton, learn the skills of traditional Irish music, $120 for eight classes. Contact Dan at 503-233-9091 or danfran(at)glencottagemusic.com about which class is right for you, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 2 through Feb 13) Irish Session 1, 8 pm, led by Dan Compton, learn the skills of traditional Irish music, $120 for eight classes. Contact Dan at 503-233-9091 or danfran(at)glencottagemusic.com about which class is right for you, 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) — 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 (3rd) — 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 - Jan 10 through Feb 21) — 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, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont. Info: www.averyhilltunes.com and register at artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 10 through Feb 21) — Kids Jam Class (age 7+ - guitar, ukulele, piano), 5 pm, led by Avery Hill, playing together in a band setting, $120 for seven classes, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont. Info: www.averyhilltunes.com and register at artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 3 through Feb 14) 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 - Jan 3 through Feb 14) 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 - Jan 3 through Feb 14) 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 - Jan 3 through Feb 14) Songwriting - Lessons from the Poets, 6 pm, led by Matt Meighan, learning inspiration and technical knowledge from poetry, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 3 through Feb 14) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 7-9 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, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 10 through Feb 21) — 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, 5125 SE Lincoln. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every, Feb 7 through Feb 28) — 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 (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 - Jan 4 through Feb 15) — 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 - Jan 11 through Feb 22) — Ukulele for Kids - Intermediate (Age 7+), 4 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, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont. Info: www.averyhilltunes.com and register at artichokemusic.org/classes

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 - Jan 11 through Feb 22) — 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 - Jan 11 through Feb 22) — 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 - Jan 11 through Feb 22) — Beginning Mandolin, 6 pm, led by Brian Oberlin, absolute beginners are welcome, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 11 through Feb 22) — 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

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

Jan 4: music by Joyride, caller David Kaynor

Feb 1: music by Joyride, caller William Watson

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.

Jan 5: Baby & The Pearl Blowers + The Pepper Grinders

Jan 12: The Juleps + 12th Avenue Hot Club

Jan 19: Trashcan Joe + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Jan 26: 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 (2nd) —Zach Bryson & Meat Rack, 9 pm, what happens when honky-tonk hillbillies get the blues, Duff's Garage *, no cover. Info: www.duffsgarage.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

Jan 12: Songs of peace, liberty, and justice for all

Jan 26: Pete Seeger tribute

Feb 9: Songs of kindness, compassion, and generosity

Feb 23: Jazz and blues 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. 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

CLASS (Every - Jan 5 through Feb 16) — Singing for the Vocally Challenged, 6:30 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn to sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $120 for seven classes, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Preregister at artichokemusic.org/classes; location details will be sent upon paid registration.

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) — The Winds of Donegal Céilí Class, 7-9 pm, drop-in class at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, $5, 13 & older, no experience or partner needed, Info: 691- 2078 or IrishPDX.com

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 PDC members/$15 non-members

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

Jan 6: John Mitchell

Feb 3: Little Sue

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Warthog Stew, 6 pm, under our patented business method, this musical ensemble show band delivers the finest variety of sonic styling the law allows, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.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) — 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) — Counterfeit Cash, 9:30 pm, Johnny Cash tribute band. The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com

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

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.

DANCE (Every) — The Winds of Donegal Céilí Class, 7-9 pm, drop-in class at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, $5, 13 & older, no experience or partner needed, Info: 691- 2078 or IrishPDX.com

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

Jan 6: music by Fine Companions, caller Andreas Nettleton

Jan 13: music by Marjorie Miller, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg, Jon Neff, caller David Macemon

Jan 20: music by Carl Thor and Sara Goss, caller Ric Goldman

Jan 27: music by Lanny Martin, Lori Schaffer, Sean Nolan, Jon Neff, caller Cynthia Stenger

Feb 3: music by Carl Thor, Laura Kuhlman, Lori Schaffer, Alan Rutherford, caller Erik Weberg

Feb 10: music by Richard Scher, Goerge Penk, and Erik Weberg, caller Laura Hatch

Feb 17: music by Carl Thor, Leslie Hirsch, Laura Kuhlman, Alan Rutherford, caller David Macemon

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/

Jan 6: New Year Ceili - Eddie Parente, Conor O'Brien, and Thom Dudley

Feb 3: Valentine Ceili

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

Jan 13: music by Switching Protocols, caller Amy Carroll

Feb 10: music by The Bridgetown Boys, caller Rich Goss

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

Jan 20: music by Cary Novotny and Eddie Parente, caller Laurel Thomas

Feb 17: music by Stringride, caller Sue Baker

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

Jan 6: On the Road

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) — 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) — 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. tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

Jan 14: Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising, $20

Feb 11: DAIMH, $25

CONCERT (Jan 14 & Feb 18) — Pin & the Horn-its, 9 pm, 13-piece power big band blues, Duff's Garage *. Info: www.duffsgarage.com

CONCERT (4th) — La Peña Flamenca Presents: An Evening of Flamenco, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), based out of Espacio Flamenco, Artichoke Music *, $20. Info: www.artichokemusic.org. Seating is limited - call 503-232-8845 for reservations.

CONCERT (4th) — James Clem, 7:30 -11 pm, acoustic blues and Americana. Muddy Rudder Public House *, 21+ after 8 pm. Info: www.jamesclem.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

Jan 14: 6:00 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Holly Hoffnung

4114 SE Salmon

503-459-6050 (David) or 503-459-6276 (Kathleen)

Feb 11: 6:30 pm desserts & snacks potluck, 7:00 pm sing

Mary Benson

Brookdale at Fishers Landing

17171 SE 22nd Dr.

Vancouver WA

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

Jan 7: Pre-empted by special New Year Dance Celebration with Rodney Miller & Friends

Feb 4: music by Unleashed!, caller Erik Weberg

DANCE (Jan 7 only) — New Year Dance Celebration, 7:30 pm- 1 am, three floors of dancing; waltz eclectic upstairs, blues downstairs, on the main stage music by Rodney Miller & Friends, callers Frannie Marr and William Watson, Norse Hall, 1111 NE 11th Ave., $15 general, $12 PCDC members, $9 students & seniors. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

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

Jan 7: music by KGB, caller Andrea Nettleton

Jan 21: music by The Bridgetown Boys, caller Tarka Ayres

Feb 4: music by BFD, caller Gordy Euler

Feb 18: special dance Sun Feb 19 featuring performers from CORVALLIS CONTRA WEEKEND

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

Jan 14: music by Switching Protocols, caller William Watson

Jan 28: music by Wisenheimers, caller Rich Goss

Feb 11: music by Coriolis, caller Woody Lane

Feb 25: music by Treehouse, caller Tarka Ayres

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

Jan 21: music by Jigsaw, caller Susan Petrick

Feb 18: music by The Stage Crew, caller Ric Goldman

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, 7:30-9:30 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

Jan 7: Ordinary and Extraordinary Heroes features Patrick Gannon, Edward Hershey, and Eric Foxman

Feb 4: Last Laugh presents Gideon For-mukwai, Steven Henegar, Kriya Kaping, and Rob Luck

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Jan 14) — Woids. Woids? Woids! What's Wid Dem Woids?, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, all welcome, presented by Eric Foxman and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, dissect your words - What to say? What not to say? Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Jan 27-29, Rainy Camp. A weekend of folk singing: Friday evening song circle, Saturday evening concert, workshops Saturday and Sunday. Held at Lake Retreat and Conference Center, Ravensdale WA. For info, contact www.rainycamp.org.

Feb 15-19, Folk Alliance Conference and Music Camp. Conference theme: Forbidden Folk with keynote speaker Billy Bragg, celebrating activism in art. The music camp offers beginning, intermediate, advanced and master classes featuring the finest players and teachers on the planet. There will be a one-day folk festival on Sunday featuring Billy Bragg, the Okee Dokee Brothers, and David Wilcox. Held in Kansas City MO. For info, contact www.folkalliance.org.

Feb 16-19, Olympia Old-Time Music Festival. Dedicated to teaching, learning, and participating in the sharing of old-time music. Held at various venues in downtown Olympia WA. Info: wwwolyoldtime.weebly.com.

Feb 17-19, 2017 Corvallis Contra Weekend, music by The Mean Lids and The Quarks, with callers Gay Fifer and Wendy Graham. Dances held at Gatton Hall at the First United Congregational Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis, a fragrance-free event. Registration forms and more info available at corvallisfolklore.org/ccw.

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.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

March 24-26, Portland FolkMusic Society presents the 33rd Annual Singtime Frolics. A weekend of folk singing and instrumental music. 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. Warm comfortable rooms. 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/music programs/uke-band-camp.

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 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.

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

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: www.kerrville-music.com.

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).


See also:
aladdin-theater.com/
albertastreetpub.com 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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