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

Jan 2 (Tue) — Kathryn Claire, 7-9 pm, deep love and respect for traditional music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 3 (Wed) — Local Roots Showcase, 4 pm, featuring Ronnie Carrier - lyrical, raw, and unfiltered, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 3 (Wed) — Kris Deelane, 7-9 pm, exceptionally fine and diverse vocals, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — The Green, 6 pm, ambassadors of aloha, Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, free, all ages.. Info: 503-231-8926 or www.musicmillennium.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — The Brothers Jam, 7-9 pm, rootsy rock and deep rhythm grooves, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — Sundae + Mr. Goessl, 7-9 pm, fresh takes on Golden Age classics, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — Rainbow Electric, 8 pm, electric folk/rock/blues band, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — Sleepy Eyed Johns, 8-10:30 pm, bluegrass, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — Portland Classic Guitar Series: Xavier Jara, 8 pm, first prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America, Wiegand Hall, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. info and tickets: 503-654-0082 or www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Jan 4 (Thu) — Blue Flags & Black Grass, 8:30-11:30 pm, combines jug band, ragtime, bluegrass, blues with hints of Irish and Gypsy twang, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 5 (Fri) — The Barn Door Slammers, 6 pm, western swing band from Portland, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 5 (Fri) — Turtle's Guitar Mafia, 7-9 pm, Turtle VanDemarr with Jimmy Russell, Jay Cobb Anderson, and Steve Wright James, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 5 (Fri) — Beltaine, 7-10 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub *. Info: www.beltainemusic.com. (This concert recurs on Sat Jan 6.)

Jan 5 (Fri) — The Junebugs, 8-11 pm, folk rock and hip hop, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Jan 5 (Fri) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 8 pm, blues guitar and bass, Vinyl Tap, 2099 SE Oak Grove Blvd.,Milwaukie. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Jan 6 (Sat) — Workshop: Getting the Blues (Up the Neck), 1-3 pm, led by Mary Flower, hands-on workshop; get out of first position and increase your improvising options, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $35. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes.

Jan 6 (Sat) — Stumptown Jug Thumpers, 6-8 pm, old-time jug band music, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 6 (Sat) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 7 pm, blues guitar and bass, Top Shelf, 600 Main St., Vancouver WA. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Jan 6 {Sat) — The Columbians, 7-9 pm, acoustic bluegrass and American electric, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 6 (Sat) — Lightnin' Wells & Lauren Sheehan, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), acoustic folk and blues, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 6 (Sat) — Portland Story Theater presents Polar Opposites, 8 pm (doors open at 7 with live jazz by house band Tonight's Special), Lawrence Howard recounts heroic and tragic events in Antarctica a century ago, hosted by Lynne Duddy, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422

SW 11th, $15 advance/$18 door/$5 Arts for All PDX, wine & beer, 21+, wheelchair accessible. Info: www.portlandstorytheater.org.

Jan 7 (Sun) — Red and Ruby, 7-9 pm, original arrangements with a balance of gravity and levity, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 9 {Tue) — Pete Krebs, 7-9 pm, evoking the early days of jazz, both American and European, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 9 (Tue) — Miller & Sasser, 8 pm, honky-tonk, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 10 (Wed) — Mary Flower and Spud Siegel, 7-9:30 pm, exceptional finger-style technique, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 10 (Wed) — Bri Cauz + The Junebugs, 8 pm, a message of hope, joy, and faith, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 11 (Thu) — Hearts of Oak with Sarah Gwen, 7-9 pm, direct, honest, and bold Americana, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

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

Jan 12 (Fri) — Jacob Westfall, 4 pm, hook-laden songs with sophistication and emotional heft, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 12 (Fri) — Tin Silver, 6-8 pm, a deep understanding of roots music, all ages, Off the Cuff, 9:30 pm-1 am, acoustic folk, bluegrass, country and blues, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 12 (Fri) — The Resolectrics, 7-9 pm, ragged yet heart-felt, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 12 (Fri) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 9 pm, blues guitar and bass, Blue Diamond, 2076 NE Sandy Blvd. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Workshop: Mo Better Accompaniment For Your Songs, 1-3 pm, led by Mary Flower, hands-on workshop for those who write songs, perform, or dare to arrange, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $35. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Jenny Finn Orchestra, 6 pm, vintage swing jazz, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Lisa Mann and Jason JT Thomas duet, 6:45 pm, blues guitar and bass, Northwood Public House, 1401 SE Rasmussen, Battle Ground WA. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Jan 13 (Fri) — Jacob Westfall, 7-9 pm, hook-laden songs with sophistication and emotional heft, Edgefield Winery *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Beltaine, 7-10 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 N Main, Gresham. Info: www.beltainemusic.com.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7:30 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main, Ridgefield WA. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono, 8 pm (doors open at 7), great Hawai'ian music, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Larry Pattis & Justin King, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), American guitar masters, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 13 (Sat) — Band of Comerados, 9 pm, acoustic music thay makes you feel good, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 14 (Sun) — Anne Weiss, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), benefit for Artichoke, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 14 (Sun) — Lewi Longmire & Anita Lee Elliott, 7-9:30 pm, that sweet southern sound, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 14 (Sun) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), folk supergroup, O'Connor's Vault, 7860 SW Capitol Hwy, $15 advance (plus fee)/$20 door. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: folks(at)qualityfolk.com.

Jan 15 (Mon) — Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager, 6 pm, blues powerhouse, Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, free, all ages. Info: 503-231-8926 or www.musicmillennium.com.

Jan 16 (Tue) — Trashcan Joe, 7-9 pm, homemade instruments, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 16 (Tue) — The Bluegrass Special presents Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, 7:30-10 pm, dry wit, emotional authenticity, and broad humor, Cerimon House, 5131 NE 23rd Ave., $20. Info: 503-358-0658 or calendar(at)oregonbluegrass.org.

Jan 17 (Wed) — Robert Sarrazin Blake, 7-9 pm, folk-punk, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com. (This concert recurs on Thu Jan 18.)

Jan 17 (Wed) — SVER! with Austin Quattlebaum, 8 pm (doors open at 7), epic Nordic folk, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $20 advance/$25 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 18 (Thu) — McDougall, 7-9 pm, in the tradition of oral history and folklore, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 18 (Thu) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7:30 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Bread and Ocean, 154 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Jan 18 (Thu) — Hot Rize - 40th Anniversary, 8 pm (doors open at 7), bluegrass supergroup, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jan 18 (Thu) — Mark Hummel's Chicago Blues Harmonica Blowout, 8 pm (doors open at 7), featured artists include Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Deitra Farr, and others, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $32 advance/$37 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 18 (Thu) — Kathryn Claire, 8 pm, deep love and respect for traditional music, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 19 (Fri) — The Sportin' Lifers featuring Erin Wallace, 6 pm, rhythm, jive, swing, reefer tunes, jump blues, boogie woogie - it's all here, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Glass of Hearts + The Wanna B-52s, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), tribute bands, $10, 21+, Secret Society *. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 19 (Fri) — Mark Alan, 7-9 pm, warm and unpretentious, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

Jan 19 (Fri) — Misty Mamas and Fadin' By 9, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), home-style bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and country, rock, folk, and more bluegrass, Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens * (one block north of Harrison). $17 PFS members, $20 non-members, $10 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Info: 503-206-8868. Tickets at the door or online through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org/.

Jan 19 (Fri) — Huun Huur Tu, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Tuvan throat singing, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 19 (Fri) — Portland Classic Guitar Series: Michael Nicolella, 8 pm, innovative guitar virtuoso, Wiegand Hall, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. info and tickets: 503-654-0082 or www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Jan 19 (Fri) — Ojos Feos, 9 pm, roots in Africa, Mississippi, Cuba, Jamaica, Spain, and the Andes, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 20 (Sat) — JT Wise Band, 4 pm, roots rock, blues, and Americana, free, 21+, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 20 (Sat) — Portland's Folk Festival, 4 pm, 5 bands: Worth, Pretty Gritty, Fox and Bones, Onward, Etc., Papa Bear and the Easy Love, White Eagle Saloon *, $15 advance/$20 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 20 (Sat) — James Mason & The Djangophiles, 6 pm, Le Jazz Hot, Secret Society, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Secret Society *. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 20 (Sat) — Kaeley, 6-8 pm, a deep connection to the natural world, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 20 (Sat) — Carl Solomon & Project Crow, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), stories about the coming and going of people's lives, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 20 (Sat) — Steve Cheseborough, 8-10 pm (doors open at 7:30), old-time blues, Emanar Cellars, 1113 Se Rasmussen Blvd., Battleground WA, free. Info: chezztone(at)gmail.com.

Jan 20 (Sat) — St. Vincent, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one of the most distinctive artistic voices and arrestingly original guitarists of her generation, Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St., $39-59, all ages. Info: www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jan 20 (Sat) — The Strange Tones, 9 pm-12:30 am, crime-a-billy music, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com.

Jan 21 (Sun) — Cow Paddy Stompers, 4 pm, roots and bluegrass, modern newgrass and good old-fashioned rock & roll, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

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

Jan 22 (Mon) — Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), powerful a capella vocals, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jan 23 (Tue) — Austin Quattlebaum, 7-9 pm, sleepy southern lilt of the banjo, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 23 (Tue) — Julie McCarl and Bodacious, 8 pm, eclectic blues, Cajun, anything goes!, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 24 (Wed) — Henry Hill Kammerer, 7-9 pm, between a ruckus, a hoot, and a holler, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 24 (Wed) — Sonny Hess with Lisa Mann, 7-9 pm, NW blues legend, known for her guitar, Mcmenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 24 (Wed) — Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Nicki Bluhm (presented by True West), 8 pm (doors open at 7), cutting himself loose from his own and others' expectations, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, $35 advance/$37.50 day of show, all ages. Info: www.aladdin-theater.com.

Jan 25 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 25 (Thu) — Maurice and The Stiff Sisters, 7-9 pm,horn-powered soul and rock'n'roll, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 26 (Fri) — JT Wise Band, 4 pm, roots rock, blues, and Americana, free, all ages; The Brothers Jam + This Years Model, 9 pm, rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 26 (Fri) — Harvest Gold, 6-8 pm, Neil Young tribute band, all ages; Smut City Jellyroll Society, 9:30 pm-1 am, blues and early jazz, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 26 (Fri) — David Grisman Quintet, two shows: 7 pm & 10 pm (doors open at 6), "dawg" music, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $45 advance/$55 door/$65 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 26 (Fri) — Bob Shoemaker, 7-9 pm, the touch of a blues master, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 26 (Fri) — Bill Evans Banjo in America, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, this show covers 250 years of banjo history, showcasing new material as well as old favorites, 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.billevansbanjo.com.

Jan 26 (Fri) — Rio Con Brio, 7:30 pm, Brazilan choro on guitar and mandolin, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Sreet, Hillsboro, $15 advance/$20 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Jan 27 (Sat) — The Newport Nightingales, 6 pm, three-part harmony, $6, all ages, 16 and under free. Secret Society *. For more Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 27 (Sat) — Winterfolk 30, 7 pm (doors open at 6), annual benefit for Sisters of the Road, this year featuring Tracy Grammer, Jim Page with Billy Oskay, Tom May, Sky in the Road, Anna Tivel, and Kate Power & Steve Einhorn. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $30 advance/$32 day of show, 21+. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 27 (Sat) — Brian Copeland Band, 7-9 pm, honest music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 27 (Sat) — Sonny Hammond Memorial Gospel Show, 7-10 pm (amming begins at 5:30), fundraiser for Oregon Bluegrass Association (OBA), featuring Jericho Road, the Dekum Duet, and Whiskey Deaf. Clackamas Bible Church, 15655 SE Johnson Rd., Clackamas, $12 general/$10 OBA members. Info: 503-318-8895 or gospel(at)oregonbluegrass.org.

Jan 27 (Sat) — Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, 8 pm (doors open at 7), one of the best live bands, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $25, 21+. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Jan 27 (Sat) — Michelle Alany & the Mystics and Trio Tsuica, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), global folk magic: sephardic, balkan, klezmer and more, Artichoke Music *, NOTE VENUE: St. David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 27 (Sat) — Bilge Rats & Pyrettes, 9:30 pm-1 am, reinventing the classic sea shanty, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com. (For Hammerhead, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Jan 28 (Sun) — Joel Swensen, 4 pm, roots singer-songwriter; cancer survivor, free, all ages; David Luning + J.M. Long, 7 pm, gritty, soulful singer-songwriter, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 28 (Sun) — Julie McCarl and Bodacious, 7-9 pm, eclectic blues, Cajun, anything goes!, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 30 (Tue) — Michael Berly and The Yellers, 7-9 pm, Americana, rock & roll, alt-country, and folk, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 31 (Wed) — Bruce Cockburn, 8 pm (doors open at 7), embracing folk, jazz, rock, and world beat, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $$35 advance/$40 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 1 (Thu) — Rainbow Electric + Seth Walker Trio, 8 pm, electric folk/rock/blues band, White Eagle Saloon *, $10 advance/$12 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Feb 1 (Thu) — Sawtooth, 8-11 pm, post-Americana from Olympia WA, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 2 (Fri) — Del Rey (resonator guitar, ukulele, vocals) & Suzy Thompson (blues fiddle, vocals), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, masterful playing, show-stopping vocals, and humorous repartee, 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.billevansbanjo.com.

Feb 2 (Fri) — Liz Vice, 7:30 pm, dynamic soulful vocals, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Sreet, Hillsboro, $15 advance/$20 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Feb 2 (Fri) — Lisa Mann Power Trio, 8 pm, blues guitar and bass, Vinyl Tap, 2099 SE Oak Grove Blvd.,Milwaukie. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com. (This concert recurs on Sat Feb 3.)

Feb 2 (Fri) — Cosmic Butter, 9:30-11:30 pm, retro-futuristic hillbilly space funk, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com. (For Lynn Conover & friends, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Feb 3 (Sat) — Workshop: Writing Your Way Into Song, 1-5 pm, led by Kelly Brightwell, learn how to transform your stream of consciousness into song, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $50. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes.

Feb 3 (Sat) — Green Tamborine, 6-8 pm, 60’s tribute with tight vocal harmonies, vibrant energy and vintage costumes, all ages, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 3 (Sat) — Beltaine, 7-10 pm, premier Celtic fusion band, featuring hammer dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute, marimbula, bass and drums, Whelan's Irish Pub, 11709 SE Division. Info: www.beltainemusic.com

Feb 3 (Sat) — Kerosene Dream Anniversary Show, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a partially-seated show; there will be dancing down front, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $19 advance/$22 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 8 (Thu) — Portland Classic Guitar Series: Robert Gruca, 8 pm, an exciting guitarist with a wide repertoire, Wiegand Hall, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst. info and tickets: 503-654-0082 or www.portlandclassicguitar.com.

Feb 9 (Fri) — Dogwood String Band, 6-8 pm, high-energy acoustic music, all ages, Special Purpose, 9:30 pm-1 am, jazz/funk, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 9 (Fri) — Open the Door for Three, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), a trio of good friends playing great music together, presented by S&A Irish Entertainment, Sherwood Center for the Arts, 26689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, $20 general/$30 front premium/$12 children 12 and under, all ages. Info: irishpdx.com.Tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com.

Feb 9 (Fri) — Dark Star Orchestra (presented by True West), 8 pm (doors open at 7), continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience, Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., $26.50 standing/$46.50 reserved balcony, 21+. Info: www.aladdin-theater.com. (This concert recurs on Sat Feb 10.)

Feb 10 (Sat) — "That's Nasty", 6 pm, Lisa Mann, Sonny Hess, and Lady Kat sing THEEE NASTIEST blues songs you've ever heard; bring your Valentine, Blue Diamond, 2076 NE Sandy Blvd. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Feb 10 (Sat) — Cabaillito Negro (Tessa Brinkman, flute & Terry Longshore, percussion), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics, 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 cabaillitonegro.com/ensemble.

Feb 10 (Sat) — Steve Cheseborough, 8-10 pm (doors open at 7:30), old-time blues, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Feb 10 (Sat) — Dubious Move, 9:30 pm-1 am, reggae mixes with groove and rock - dubious, indeed!, 21+, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *. Info: theoneillpub.com. (For Redray Frazier and Ezra Holbrook, please see Day by Day calendar.)

Feb 11 (Sun) — Workshop: Performance as Connection, 10 am-4 pm, led by Matt Meighan, make your performances more compelling, Artichoke Music *, $80, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

Feb 11 (Sun) — Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams + Fernando, 7 pm, a riskier slice of Americana, White Eagle Saloon *, $25 advance/$30 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Feb 11 (Sun) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson + very special guest Mary Flower, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), folk supergroup, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, $15 advance (plus fee)/$20 door. Advance tickets at cstpdx.com,seatengine.com. Info: folks(at)qualityfolk.com.

Feb 11 (Sun) — We Banjo 3, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Celtgrass: traditional Irish, old-time and bluegrass, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $$20-25, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 13 (Tue) — Jesse Cook, 8 pm (doors open at 7), global-guitar virtuoso, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $$27.50-42.50, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 16 (Fri) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Skyline Tavern, 8031 NW Skyline Blvd. Info: terryrobb.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

Feb 16 (Fri) — Shanghaied on the Wllamette and BilgeRats & Pyrettes, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), Arrrgh! Songs plundered from land and sea. Prepare to be boarded! Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens * (one block north of Harrison). $17 PFS members, $20 non-members, $10 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 (Sat) What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, 10 am-4 pm, led by Stephanie Cooke, introduction to body mapping: increasing facility and preventing injury, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845, $100. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

Feb 17 {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 17 (Sat) — True North Duo (Kristen Grainger & Dan Wetzel), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, a CD release concert (Open Road, Broken Heart), 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.truenorthband.com.

Feb 17 (Sat) — Jaspar Lepak CD Release with Avery Hill, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), folk/Americana, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Feb 18 (Sun) — John Manns, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), country-flavored folk, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Feb 18 (Sun) — An Evening with Karla Bonoff, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), great singer-songwriter, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $30 advance/$38 door/$45 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 20 (Tue) — Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - Stompin' Ground Record Release Tour, 8 pm (doors open at 7), irresistable comtemporary blues-rock, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $22 advance/$26 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 21 (Wed) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd Ave. Info: terryrobb.com.

Feb 22 (Thu) — Ryan McKasson (fiddle) & Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals), 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, masters of tradition who explore its dark corners, 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.mckassonandmcdonald.com/home-1.

Feb 23 (Fri) — Tony Furtado, 7:30 pm, roots and Americana, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Sreet, Hillsboro, $18 advance/$22 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Feb 24 (Sat) — Adrian Martin, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), jazz night, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Feb 24 (Sat) — Dáimh, 9 pm (doors open at 8), 5-piece band from Scotland, presented by S&A Irish Entertainment, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $25-36, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Feb 25 (Sun) — Tom Swearingen & Notable Exceptions, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), Oregon cowboy poet, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Feb 26 (Mon) — Margo Price, 8 pm (doors open at 7), country underdog, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $20, 21+. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Feb 27 (Tue) — An Evening with Tom Russell, 8 pm (doors open at 7), icon of Americana, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $30 advance/$35 door/$40 preferred. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 28 (Wed) — Altan + Lúnasa + Kevin Burke, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Irish acoustic folk, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $38.50 advance/$45 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com. (This concert recurs on Thu Mar 1.)

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) — Fran & Dan, 6-8:30 pm, Irish music, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

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

Jan 7: Sky in the Road

Jan 14: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Jan 21: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Jan 28: Kinvara

Feb 11: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Feb 18: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Feb 25: Sky in the Road

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Mountain Honey, 6-8 pm, bluegrass band featuring sweet harmony singing, Fire + Stone, 3707 NE Fremont, free, kid-friendly. Info: www.mountainhoneyportland.com.

CONCERT (4th) — JMJ Trio (aka Jane Keefer/Mary Rose/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, labor/woman songs/Malvina Reynolds ditties, Just Bob Cafe *, 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 7 & Feb 4: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Jan 14 & Feb 11: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Jan 21 & Feb 18: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Jan 28 & Feb 25: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

SING (3rd) — 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

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, location varies, for up to date information, see www.facebook.com/portlandragtime/. Contact Chris Goldthorpe at cgoldthorpe(at)yahoo.com

JAM (Every) — Turn Key Bluegrass Jam (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) — 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

CLASS (Every - Jan 14 through Feb 25) Intro to Solo Jazz Guitar, 10 am, led by Tracy Kim, learn various approaches for creating jazz solo arrangements, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 14 through Feb 25) Intro to Bossa Nova, 11 am, with Tracy Kim, learn the learn the most popular Bossa Nova songs and playing techniques, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 14 through Feb 25) Sunday Easy Swing Session, noon, with Tracy Kim, learn the classic jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook at a slow and easy pace, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 14 through Feb 25) Applied Music Theory Part Two, 1 pm, with Tracy Kim, everything you need to know to fully understand the music you are playing, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 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) — Sunday West Coast Swing Practica, 6-7 pm, a comfortable and fun atmosphere to practice your swing, Carole Duttlinger is DJ and available for instruction, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA. $2 donation requested, 21+, Info: 509-670-0435

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 Blvd., Vancouver WA. Free, 21+ beginning lessons always available, no partner necessary. Info: twops(at)q.com

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

Jan 14: music by George Penk, Bill Tomczak, and Lisa Scott, caller David Macemon

DANCE (2nd) — PDX Techno Contra, 6:30-10 pm, Wayfinding Academy (Main Hall), 8010 N Charleston, $7-10 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 14: music by PDX Techno, caller Noah Grunzweig

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

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 *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

Jan 1 : Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Jan 8: no guest

Jan 15: Will West

Jan 22: Rob Wynia and David Langenes

Jan 29: The Adequates

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 (Last) — Global Folk Club, 7 pm, hosted by Andrea Wild. Acoustic music acts from diverse regions presented English folk club style, featuring sing alongs, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (3rd) — Doverlaff at the Jade, 7-10 pm, 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

Jan 8: Doug Smith

Feb 5: Berto Boyd

OPEN MIC (1st) —Latte Da Open Mic, sign-up at 6 pm, start as soon as we can get the sound system up, until 10 pm, Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E 39th St., Vancover WA, contact Steve Rapalus at srapalus(at)gmail.com

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

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Old-Time Fiddle, 5:30 pm, led by Megan Cronin, for beginner-intermediate players who want to expand their repertoire; ability pre-registration required, $120 for seven classes, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens.

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Strumming Patterns (for stringed instruments), 7:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, rhythm is the heart beat of music: bring your guitar, uke, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, bouzouki, lute or whatever, 120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichoke, music.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Playing Well with Others, 8:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, learn how to jam (all instruments welcome), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) — 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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) — Monday Night Waltz and More, Lesson: 8-8:30 pm; dance to a varied program waltz, swing, blues, Latin, and more: 8:30 pm-10:30 pm. Lenora's Ballroom at Waverly Commons, 3300 SE Woodward, $8. Info: www.lenorasballroom.com

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) — Ben Rice Band, 7 pm, deeply rooted in traditional blues, and yet fiercely original, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., no cover. Info: terryrobb.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 - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Beginning Mandolin, 6 pm, led by René Berblinger, 120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Intermediate Mandolin, 7 pm, led by René Berblinger, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Intro to Gypsy Jazz, 6 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Gypsy Jazz Boot Camp, 7 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Song Forms for Songwriters, 6 pm, led by Matt Meighan, exploring the variety and history of song forms, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 7 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore songwriting as a means to uncover deeply-felt truths, enrollment limited to 10, all levels of experience welcome, $120 for seven classes. For details and registration, go to artichokemusic.org/classes. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845.

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) — Non-competitive Irish Social Dance Class (Céilí), 7:30-9:30 pm, drop-in class at St. Therese Catholic School, 1260 NE 132nd Ave., $5, Info: oregonirishclub.org/tir-eoghain-dance-group/

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 (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, come ready to dance, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., $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 (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

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) — 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

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, 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 10 through Feb 21) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, 12:30 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 17 through Feb 21) Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 5 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for six sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 17 through Feb 21) Clawhammer Banjo 3, 6 pm, led by Leela Grace, for players who have taken the beginning class or have gotten started on basic clawhammer skills, $120 for six sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 17 through Feb 21)By-Ear Harmony Singing 2, 7 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people with some singing experience, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $120 for six sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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 (Every) — Wednesday Night Zydeco, lesson: 7:15 pm; CD dance: 8-10 pm, Secret Society *. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $10 general/$8 Cascade Zydeco members

DANCE (1st) — Contra Dance, 7:30-10 pm, Polish Library Association dance hall, 3832 N Interstate, $7/$6 students (octogenarians and beyond free), Info: joyridecontra(at)gmail.com or www.joyride.erikweberg.com

Jan 3: music by Joyride, caller David Kaynor

Feb 7: music by Joyride, caller Susan Michaels

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

Thursday

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) — Sonny Hess with Lisa Mann, 7-9:30 pm, NW blues legend, known for her guitar, Edgefield Winery *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.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

OPEN MIC (1st and 3rd) — Songwriter Roundup, 7-10 pm, allows songwriters to perform an original song; hosted by Matt Meighan and Suzan Lundy, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th) — Acoustic Village, 7-10 pm, features a different theme each week, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

Jan 11: Once in a Blue Moon

Jan 25: American Political Circus

Feb 8: New Orleans

Feb 22: TBA

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 (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 11 through Feb 22) — Ukulele 1, 5 pm, led by Avery Hill, for the absolute beginner, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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.sandairishentertainment.com/events/classes-and-ceilis/

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

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

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 (3rd) — Mick Overman, 4 pm, bluesy folk & roll with jazz attitude, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

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

CONCERT (3rd) — Daniel Coble, 6-8 pm, from Counterfeit Cash, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw's) *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.com.

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

COFFEEHOUSE (Every) — Friday Night Coffeehouse, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter performances: four acts performing 30-minute sets, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. 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 (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.

OPEN MIC (Last) — Acoustic Open Mic & Jam, 6:30-10 pm, hosted by Michael Hatfield, sound system provided, bring your instrument and your appetite, all ages and skill levels welcome, Barberton Grange, 9400 NE 72nd, Vancouver WA. Info: 360-269-6628

JAM (Every) — Open Acoustic 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, 7:30–10:30 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, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 5: caller David Macemon

Jan 12: caller Cynthia Stenger

Jan 19: caller Ric Goldman

Jan 26: caller Erik Weberg

Feb 2: caller Cynthia Stenger

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/

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 students and under 12. Info: www.contra-van-wa.org

Jan 12: music by The Bridgetown Boys, caller William Watson

Feb 9: music by Full Moon, caller Laurel Thomas

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, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 SE Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro, $8 non-members, $7 PCDC members and seniors, $5 students, under 12 free. Info: Ivan Camacho at stringride(at)aol.com

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 (2nd) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Potluck and Story Swap, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 30, 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 (series resumes in September)

Saturday

CONCERT (1st) — The Libertine Belles, 6 pm, femme-fatale jazz trio, Secret Society *, $6, all ages, 16 and under free, Info: www.secretsociety.net.

CONCERT (1st) — 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 (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) — 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

Jan 13: Biddy on the Bench

Feb 9: * * * pre-empted by Open the Door for Three * * * (see Concerts & Performances)

CONCERT (2nd) — Norman Sylvester Blues Party, 9:15 pm-1 am, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com.

CONCERT (4th) — James Clem, 7:30-11 pm, acoustic blues and Americana, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com

CONCERT (Last) — 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

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

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

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

Jan 13: 6 pm dessert & snacks potluck, 7 pm sing

Deborah Lee

4700 SE 71st

503-777-2771

Feb 10: 6:30 pm dessert & snacks potluck, 7 pm sing

Mary Benson

Brookdale at Fishers Landing

17171 SE 22nd Dr.

Vancouver WA

503-459-6050 (David Ingerson)

SING (4th) — Song Circle, 2-4 pm, with John Richter. $5. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. 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 (2nd) — Ukulele Jam, 1-2:30 pm, with Avery Hill, for all levels; fun and familiar songs in a joyful atmosphere. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (2nd) — Slow Jam, 3-4:30 pm, with Megan Cronin. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $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 *, $8, $6 students. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Jan 6: music by Unleashed!, caller David Kaynor

Feb 3: TBD

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 (unless otherwise noted), $7-10 sliding scale; minus $1 for walker/bike rider/student. Contact Jennifer Carlin at 541-231-0008. Info: corvallisfolklore.org

Jan 6: music by Campaign for Reel Time (The Quarks revisited), caller Mary Devlin

Jan 20: music by Cascade Crossing, caller Ric Goldman

Feb 3: music by Broken Top, caller Rich Goss

Feb 17: * * * pre-enpted by 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

Jan 13: music by Betsy Branch and Sue Songer, caller Amy Carroll

DANCE (2nd) — 2nd Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Jan 13: music by Betsy Branch and Sue Songer, caller Laurel Thomas

Feb 10: TBD

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 (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 (season ends Jun 10, resumes in the fall)

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 20: music by The BFD, caller Erik Weberg

Feb 17: TBD

DANCE (4th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 beginners), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Jan 27: music by Stepwise, caller Rich Goss

Feb 24: TBD

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE (1st) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Monthly Storytelling Performance, 7:30-9:30 pm (doors open at 7), Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton. Advance tickets $12 general/$10 PSG members and students available at cstpdx-com.seatengine.com/shows/60754 . Tickets at door $15 general/$12 PSG members and students. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org.

Jan 6: Karma, Self-determination or ___? features Pearl Steinberg, Edward Hershey, and Anne Penfound

Feb 3: The Ties That Bind features Wink Harner, Janet Liu, and Steven Henegar

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Jan 13) — Dropping the Fourth Wall, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, all welcome, led by Brian Rohr and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, explore the ancient role of the storyteller as one who is interacting directly with the listener, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Jan 8, Knut Dance 2018, dance the old tree out at with lively Scandinavian music by Fossegrimmen, folk costumes are encouraged, bring finger foods to share, Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd., free for members of Norske Runddansere and Leikarringen/$12 non-members/listening only $5. For more info, visit www.norskerunddansere.org.

Jan 11-15, Portland Old-Time Music Gathering, a grassroots volunteer-run festival held at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, that aims to celebrate and enrich the community of traditional old-time Appalachian string band musicians. Info: 503-206-0657 or www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering.

Jan 19-21, Bellingham Folk Festival, a celebration of folk music at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. in the heart of Bellingham WA, offering three days of inspiring workshops, performances, dances, and jams for all ages and abilities. Info: www.thebellinghamfolkfestival.com.

Jan 26-28, 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 14-18, Folk Alliance Conference and Music Camp, 30 years of community and song featuring guest speakers Mary Chapin Carpenter and Richard Thompson. 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. Held in Kansas City MO. For info, contact www.folkalliance.org.

Feb 15-18, Oly Old-Time Festival, dedicated to the teaching, learning, and participating in the sharing of traditional old-time fiddle music, evening events at the South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater Kinney Rd. NE, Olympia WA, afternoon workshops at two venues in downtown Olympia. Info: olyoldtime.weebly.com.

Feb 16-18, 2018 Corvallis Contra Weekend, music by The Free Raisins and Uncle Farmer, with callers Will Mentor and Susan Petrick. 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 23-25, Fisher Poets Gathering, a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song, including Shanghaied on the Willamette, Will Hornyak, and Mary Garvey, held at various venues in Astoria. Info: www.fisherpoets.org.

Mar 17, Oregon State Fiddle Contest, a competition for fiddlers of all ages and skill levels, held from 8 am to 10 pm at Building 6 Auditorium at Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, open to the public. For more Info contact Eileen Walter at 503-701-1578 or gdaewalt(at)comcast.net.

Mar 26-30, 8th Annual Ukulele Band Camp, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2018 Instructors are Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, 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 https://menucha.org/programs/uke-band-camp.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

March 30-April 1, Portland FolkMusic Society presents the 34rd Annual Singtime Frolics, a weekend of folk singing and instrumental music with guest artist Avery Hill. 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

Apr 5-8, East Vancouver Old Time Social, celebrate traditional music in a fun and inclusive atmosphere with dancing concert, workshops, jamming, and family programming. Performers include Squirrel Butter, Horsenecks, The High Waisted Ramblers, Jack Dwyer, and The Heretics Old Time String Band. Callers are Paul Silveria, John Luna, and Kelsey Nelsen. Held at various venues in Vancouver BC, Canada. Info: www.eastvanoldtime.com.

Apr 11-14, Columbia River Gorge Mountain Dulcimer Festival, featuring artistic director Janita Baker, and instructors Karen Mueller and Aaron O'Rourke. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact 503-695-2243 or menucha.org/programs/dulcimer-festival.

Apr 22-25, Bluegrass in the Gorge with Laurie Lewis & Friends, featuring Laurie Lewis (guitar and voice), Tom Rozum (mandolin), Brandon Godman (fiddle), and Justin Hiltner (banjo). Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. For info, contact 503-695-2243 or menucha.org/programs/dulcimer-festival.

May 3-6, Willamette Valley Old-Time Social, the home for old-time music and square dancing in Eugene. Info: www.mudcityoldtime.org.


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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