Folk Calendar

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)
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CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

(NOTE: Some concerts and performances recur on a weekly or monthly basis. To save space, we have moved these, when applicable, to the Day by Day calendar.)

Jan 20 (Sun) — Robt Sarazin Blake, 3 pm (doors open at 2:30), folk-punk, $10 suggested donation, all ages; Kris Deelane and the Hurt, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), righteous defiance coupled with tragic flair, Alberta Street Pub *, $6 cover, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Jan 20 (Sun) — Cow Paddy Stompers, 4 pm, bluegrass band that transcends tradition, free, all ages; Jenny Sizzler, 7 pm, comedy-rock juggernaut, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 20 (Sun) — Danit Chetron and Sean Ramstead, 7 pm (doors open at 6), two local songwriters, benefit for Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 20 (Sun) — David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach, 7 pm (6 pm potluck with bread & soup), humorous, subversive blues, delicate balladry, and swampy rock and roll, Hart House, 18700 SW Hart Road, Beaverton, voluntary donation $15-20, or as you can. Please RSVP to Kim McLaughlin & Stan Davis at 503-704-7037 or minerva(at)europa.com.

Jan 20 (Sun) — Country Side of Sunday (Lloyd Jones, Thad Beckman, Bob Love, Jeff Woodcock, and Kurtis Piltz), 7-10 pm (doors open at 6), roots and more, The Vault, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Jan 20 (Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 22 (Tue) — Swingali, 7-9 pm, acoustic swing and gypsy jazz standards, with a few unique twists, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 23 (Wed) — Crystal Lariza, 7-9 pm, lush and heart-felt harmonies, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 24 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 24 (Thu) — Buddy Mondlock, 7-9:30-pm, folk singer-songwriter, The Vault, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $15 advance/$20 door. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Jan 24 (Thu) — Sway Wild featuring Mandy Fer and Dave McGraw with bassist Tom Lord, 7:30 pm, off-grid low-fi, Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $20 suggested donation. Free snacks. Beer and wine $2 donation. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-730-3189 or doverlaffhouseconcerts(at)gmail.com.

Jan 24 (Thu) — Adlai Alexander Trio, 8-11 pm, singer-songwriter and jazz guitarist, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Jan 25 (Fri) — Eric John Kaiser, 7-9 pm, Parisian Americana from Portland's French troubadour, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 25 (Fri) — Cal Scott Band, 7-10 pm, songwriter, folk, The Vault, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $10. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Jan 25 (Fri) — Kalani Pe'a, 8 pm (doors open at 7), new Hawai'ian singer-songwriter, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 day of show, minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Jan 25 (Fri) — Mexican Gunfight, 9 pm, cosmic Americana + blues grit, $8, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 25 (Fri) — Katie McNally Trio, 9-11 pm, Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle, house concert in the Wee Ceili Room in Tualatin, $20 for the artist, reservations required. To reserve tickets, email to samkeator(at)frontier.com.

Jan 26 (Sat) — The Newport Nightingales, 6-7:45 pm, vintage swing jazz, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Maurice and the Stiff Sisters, Luminous Things, and Daystar, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), Secret Society *, $8, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Jan 26 (Sat) — John Bunzow Band, 7-10 pm (doors open at 6), blues, rock, The Vault, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $8. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Jan 26 (Sat) — To Venezuela With Love - Anne Weiss, Maria Olaya, and The Djangophiles, 8 pm, blues, classical guitar, gypsy jazz; a humanitarian aid benefit, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com (plus service fee). Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

p>Jan 26 (Sat) — Mary Flower & The BBQ Boys, 8 pm, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th.

Jan 27 (Sun) — Trill LeBeau, 3 pm (doors open at 2:30), folky sound and a gypsy vibe, Alberta Street Pub *, $7, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Jan 27 (Sun) — Joel Swenson, 4 pm, introspective songwriter and cancer survivor; White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 27 (Sun) — Espacio Flamenco presents Oleaje Flamenco at Tablao Artichoke, 7 pm (doors open at 6), sublime and haunting melodies and ferocious rhythmic power, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $30 door/$25 advance plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Jan 27 (Sun) — A Fine Mess, 3-6 pm, Irish music, The Vault, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $5. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Jan 29 (Tue) — Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, 7-9 pm, the essence of American roots, plus a few new chestnuts, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 30 (Wed) — Michael Berly, 7-9 pm, original songs, Americana, bluegrass, and folk, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 30 (Wed) — 7 Deadly Sins presents Pants On Fire!, 8 pm, seven storytellers tell seven tall tales: one is lying, White Eagle Saloon *, $8 advance/$13 day of show, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 31 (Thu) — Wanderlodge, 7-9 pm, melodious vistas, lyrical musings, and power blues rock, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Jan 31 (Thu) — Red Bird, 7-10-pm, blues, soul, roots, The Vault, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Highway, $10. Info: www.gastromaniapdx.com.

Feb 2 (Sat) — Winterfolk 31, 7 pm (doors open at 6), benefit for JOIN PDX (housing assistance), this year featuring Mary Flower, Richard Colombo and Laurie Lynn, Tom May & Friends, Josephine County, Woodlander, Kim Stafford, and The Portlanders, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $30 advance/$32 day of show, 21+. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Feb 2 (Sat) — The Outside Track, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:45), Celtic music, song, and dance, Palmer Creek Community Lodge, 606 4th St., Dayton, $30 door, advance tickets from brownpapertickets.com.

Feb 2 (Sat) — Stand and Sway featuring Beth Wood and Ara James, 7:30 pm, modern-day troubadours, Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $20 suggested donation. Free snacks. Beer and wine $2 donation. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-730-3189 or doverlaffhouseconcerts(at)gmail.com.

Feb 7 (Thu) — Abbey Roadster, 8-11 pm, Beatles tribute band, Billy Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: www.billybluesbarandgrill.com.

Feb 9 (Sat) — Green Tambourine, 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 12 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Dan Balmer Band, 7:30 pmthe model of a contemporary guitarist, PCC Rock Creek A&E Music, 17705 Springville Road, donations appreciated but no one turned away, parking $2. Info: www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rockcreek.

Feb 15 (Fri) — Smut City Jellyroll Society, 9:30 pm-1 am, blues and early jazz, free, 21+, The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theoneillpub.com. (For Daniel Coble, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Feb 16 {Sat) — The Poor Deers + Marilee Hord, 6-8 pm, vocal duo with guitar and mandolin, joined later by Marilee Hord on fiddle, free, all ages, The O'Neill Public House (formerly Biddy McGraw’s) *. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Feb 23 (Sat) — Del Rey and Steve James, 7 pm, hillbilly smarty-pants country blues, Hart House, 18700 SW Hart Road, Beaverton, voluntary donation $15-20, or as you can. Please RSVP to Kim McLaughlin & Stan Davis at 503-704-7037 or minerva(at)europa.com.

Feb 28 (Thu) — West, My Friend (opening act: Richey Bellinger), 7:30 pm, original indie-roots music, Doverlaff House Concerts, 7326 SE Woodward St. $20 suggested donation. Free snacks. Beer and wine $2 donation. Seating is limited; for info and advance registration contact: 503-730-3189 or doverlaffhouseconcerts(at)gmail.com.

Apr 6 (Sat) — Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour, 9 pm (doors open at 8), diverse repertoire of fire-driven instrumentals topical songs, original balled and lullabies, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.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) — Reggie Houston's Box of Chocolates, 11 am-2 pm, fine sax with strings attached, EaT: an Oyster Bar, 3808 N Williams Ave. (at Failing St.), free. Info: reggiehouston.com

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) — The Not-So-Secret Family Show!, 4-6 pm (doors open at 3:45), a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer-songwriters for the grown-ups, Secret Society *, $8 per walking human, all ages. More info: www.secretsociety.net

Jan 6: Pointed Man Band, Mo Phillips (show ends at 5:30)

Jan 13: Red Yarn

Jan 20: Tallulah's Daddy

Jan 27: Mo Phillips

Feb 3: Pointed Man Band, Mo Phillips (show ends at 5:30)

CONCERT (Every) — Steve Cheseborough and (usually) Taizz Medalia, 5-7 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 *. Info: theoneillpub.com

Jan 13: Andrea Wild & the Bad Wolves

Jan 20: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Jan 27: Kinvara

Feb 3: Bellow Bridge

Feb 10: Andrea Wild & the Bad Wolves

Feb 17: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

CONCERT (1st) — "Rhythmic Patterns for Humans" - John Reynolds, 4 pm, playful humor and a passion for great songs, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (1st) — Beyond Little Boxes (Mary Rose/Mark Loring/Jim Cook), 10 am-noon, celebrating the songs of Malvina Reynolds with a renewed resonance for the 21st century, Just Bob Cafe *, 503-467-4656

CONCERT (1st) — First Sunday Songwriter Sessions, 5 pm (doors open at 4:30), hosted by Matthew Seltzer, describing a desolate, yet love-torn America, Alberta Street Pub *, free, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

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

CONCERT (2nd) — Puddletown Ramblers, 7 pm, original compositions, traditional bluegrass, Americana, O'Malley's Saloon & Grill, 6535 SE Foster. Info: 503-244-1690 or www.oregonbluegrass.org

CONCERT (2nd) — Jessa Campbell, 4 pm, creating all-age spaces for musicians who are parents, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

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

CONCERT (2nd) — The Portlanders - Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson, 7 pm (doors open at 6), folk supergroup, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

CONCERT (2nd & 4th) — Reggie Houston's C'Ex All-Stars with Ben Jones, Tyrone Hendrix, and Mike Elson, 5-8 pm, Cannon's Rib Express, 5410 NE 33rd Avenue (by New Seasons), free, all ages. Ifo: reggiehouston.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) — Lorna Fossand, 2-4 pm, folk music; wonderful, expressive voice, Back Room, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe, Beaverton Town Square, 2992, 11705 Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., no cover, tips accepted, please consider making a purchase at the cafe. Info: 503-352-0835

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

CONCERT (Last) — Local Roots Showcase, 4 pm, a special show with kids in mind for parents who want to expose their children to various musical styles, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.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 6 & Feb 3: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Jan 13 & Feb 10: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Jan 20 & Feb 17: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Jan 27 & Feb 24: 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-102, 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) — Portland Sings (drop-in), 2-4 pm, led by Mark Bosnian, a monthly community sing-along gathering. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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) — 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 (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) — Bluegrass Slow Jam (Off Key Easy Bluegrass Jam), 2-5 pm, beginner and intermediate levels. The O'Neill Public House *. 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 *. 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 (1st) — 1st Sunday Pick & Play at Quality Folk Dojo, 2-4 pm, led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, bring voices, ukes & stringed instruments you know how to play, Artichoke Cafe, 2207 SE Powell Blvd, $10 (proceeds are shared with Artichoke Community Music). Info: www.qualityfolkdojo.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 (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 (2nd) — Handsome Ladies All-Woman Bluegrass Jam, 3-5 pm, Velocult (in the Community Room), 1969 NE 42nd Ave. Info: he handsomeladies.org/portland

JAM (2nd through Last) — Irish Session, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kells Irish Pub *, free. Info: www.portland.com

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 (4th) — Old Time Fiddle Tunes Instrumental Jam, noon-2 pm, Flipside Coffee Shop, 8 NE Killingsworth. Contact Marian Drake by phone (not text) at 503-236-1736

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

CLASS (Every - Jan 20 through Feb 24)) — Voice I - By-Ear Harmony, 1:30-2:45 pm, led by Leela NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every) — Soldier Songs and Voices, 2-4 pm, music and songwriting lessons for Armed Forces veterans; guitars are available. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, drop-in, free. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every - Feb only) — Danny Barnes Workshop Series, 2-4 pm, led by Danny Barnes, four workshops from a bluegrass banjo master. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $50 each ($80 for two combined). Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

Feb 3: Banjo Basics (combine with Feb 17 workshop for $80)

Feb 10: Getting Good Live Sound for the Acoustic Musician (combine with Feb 24 workshop for $80)

Feb 17: How to Be A Good Side Person (combine with Feb 3 workshop for $80)

Feb 24: Recording Strategies for Acoustic Musicians (combine with Feb 10 workshop for $80)

WORKSHOP (Feb 10 only) — Songwriting Workshop, 10 am-4 pm, led by Matt Meighan, express truth in song with tools to enhance creativity and express craft. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $80. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (1st & 3rd - Jan 6 through Feb 17) — Bossa Nova Workshop, 10-11:20 am, led by Tracy Kim, learn the most common chord voicings of Brazilian guitarists, $120 for four workshops, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (2nd & 4th - Jan 13 through Feb 24) — Gypsy Jazz Boot Camp/Jam Workshop, 10-11:20 am, led by Tracy Kim, learn to improvise, $120 for four workshops, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (1st & 3rd - Jan 6 through Feb 17) — Solo Jazz Guitar Workshop, 11:30 am-12:50 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn to create solo jazz guitar arrangements, $120 for four workshops, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (2nd & 4th - Jan 13 through Feb 24) — Sunday Easy Swing Workshop, 11:30 am-12:50 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn and jam in a relaxed setting, $120 for four workshops, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW VENUE: Happy Valley School of Music, 10555 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

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 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 - on weeks when there is no Waltz Eclectic) — Portland Waltz Scandi-eclectic, Lesson: 10:30 am - 3 pm; old-fashioned social waltzing with the fast-turning elements of Scandinavian folk dancing, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th, $7 (includes brunch buffet). To get in, call 503-724-3097. Info: norsehall.org

DANCE (2nd) — Advanced English Country Dance, 3-5 pm, Renaissance School, 0234 SW Bancroft, $10 suggested donation. Dance shoes required. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 13: music by Fine Companions, caller David Macemon

Feb 10: music by Bill Tomczak, Leslie Hirsch, and Lisa Scott, caller David Macemon

DANCE (2nd) — Gender Free Techno Contra, 6:30-10 pm, supportive, playful, safe, and willing to learn, These are our intentions. Any and all are welcome who are willing to aim for these intentions. None are welcome who refuse, $7-10 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 13: music by DJ Cosmos Kitty, caller Noah Grunzweig

DANCE (3rd & 5th) — 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). To get in, call 503-724-3097. 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, usually 21+, except when noted. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

Jan 7: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Jan 21: Don Henson & Friends

Jan 28: David Lagenes

CONCERT (Every) — Lloyd Jones, 8-10:30 pm, doin' what it takes, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.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 (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 7: Avery Bergstrom

Feb 4: Scott Kritzer

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 (1st & 3rd) — Oregon City Old Time Jam, 7-9 pm, UU Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 6th St., Oregon City (big pink church right across from the library), parking in the lot behind the church. Contact Emily Brault at skypilotemily(at)msn.com to get on the mailing list

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 14 through Feb 25) Clawhammer Banjo II, 5:30-6:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, for players who have taken the beginning class or have gotten started on basic clawhammer skills, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 18) — Beginning Guitar, 5:30-6:20 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: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 18) — Intermediate Guitar, 6:30-7:20 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: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 18) — Lead Guitar for the Rhythm Guitarist, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Adrian Martin, spruce up your rhythm guitar chords, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 18) — 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: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 18) — Singing for the Vocally Challenged, 6-6:50 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn to sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 18) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 7-8:20 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $18 per class or $110 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 7 through Feb 25) — 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 7 through Feb 25) — 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) — 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

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

Tuesday

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

CONCERT (Every) — Reggie Houston Duo, 6-9 pm, fine sax with piano attached, Tapalaya, 28 NE 28th Ave., free. Info: reggiehouston.com

CONCERT (Every) — Live Folk Music, 7-9 pm, Hostel CafÈ, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.com

CONCERT (Every) — The Ben Rice Colossal Organ Trio, 7 pm, deeply rooted in traditional blues, and yet fiercely original, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CONCERT (Every) — Honky Tonk Tuesdays, 7-10 pm, featuring Portland's finest country-swing bands, dance lesson with Connie Jo Collins, Secret Society *, $8, 21+. More info: www.secretsociety.net

Jan 8: The Oregon Trailers

Jan 15: The Desert Dogs

Jan 22: The Oregon Trailers

Jan 29: LP and the Old-Fashioneds

Feb 5: The Desert Dogs

JAM (Every) — Gresham G Strings Ukulele Jam, 9-10;30 am, community ukulele jam, Gresham Senior Center, 600 NE 8th St., Gresham. Info: Barbara Adams at adamsbjw(at)eou.edu

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 (Every) — Live Folk Music, 7 pm, Hostel CafÈ, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.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 15 through Feb 26) — Voice II - By-Ear Harmony, 11:30 am-12:45 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people with some singing experience, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $175 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 15 through Feb 26) — Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 6:30-7:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 12) — Beginning Mountain Dulcimer, 1-1:45 pm, led by Sally Smith, learn to play this simple three-stringed Appalachian instrument, $60 for six classes, Artichoke Music *. Info:503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) — Intro to Ukulele (for the complete beginner), 5:30-6:20 pm, led by Tracy Kim, how to hold, strum, and tune a ukulele, and learn basic chords, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) — Beginning Ukulele 2, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Tracy Kim, picking up where the last class left off, learn new strum techniques and rhythms, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8:30-9:30 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) — Intermediate/Advanced Ukulele: Swing and Blues, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn movable chord shapes and new strum and fingerpicking patterns for blues, gypsy jazz, calypso, rhumba, bossa, and swing, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Song Forms for Songwriters, 6-6:50 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. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) — Beginning Mandolin, 6-6:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, learn how to hold, tune and pick the mandolin with basic chords and tablature, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 8 through Feb 19) Intermediate Mandolin, 7-7:50 pm, led by RenÈ Berblinger, learn more advanced chords and techniques, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Every -Special Demo Class Jan 22 and Feb 5 through Feb 26) — Spanish Thru The Arts, 1:30-3 pm, led by Cyndi Turtledove, song, dance, skits, crafts, active games - intergenerational family fun!, 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

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

DANCE WORKSHOP (Every) — Irish Ceili Dance, 7:30-9:30 pm, St. Therese Catholic School, 1260 NE 132nd Ave., Elisa Chandler teaching, $5. Info: ceiliofthevalley(at)gmail.com

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Leikarringen, 5:30- 7 pm, traditional Norwegian dancing for children in 2nd or 3rd grade and above, Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Street, no charge. Info: David Champion, 971-284-4175, norseherodotus(at)hotmail.com

Wednesday

CONCERT (Every) — Talullah's Daddy, 11 am-noon, Matt Lynch provides a family friendly music show for kids of all ages, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi. Info: mississippipizza.com

CONCERT (Every) — Wednesday Bluegrass, 7-9 pm, a new band each week, $5 cover, Gastro Mania, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy. Info: 503-715-6157 or www.oregonbluegrass.org

Jan 2: Never Come Down, blend of country, folk, and soulful Americana

Jan 9: Fiddle Night, local fiddlers: Annie Staninec, Lillian Sawyer, Kain Dye, and Mike Eisler

Jan 16: The Filthy Skillets, bluegrass standards, some originals, and fun covers

Jan 23: Whistlin' Rufus, bluegrass, rock, and acoustic melodies

Jan 30: Ash Creek, exploring the frontiers between bluegrass, folk, and traditional country

Feb 6: Whiskey Deaf, bluegrass breakdowns, lonesome ballads, and cajun two-steps

Feb 13: Fern Hill, classic '50s bluegrass sound

Feb 20: The Horsenecks, hardhitting and heartfelt old time and classic bluegrass

Feb 27: JT and Rowdy Mountain, rich tradition of singing and storytelling from the Ozarks

CONCERT (1st) — Marianne Fleming, 4 pm, fine singer, composer, and guitarist, known for her bluesy sound; sponsored by Local Roots, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com

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) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, noon-1 pm, the Western Hummingbird and family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, no cover: usual tip jar for your donations. Info: mississippipizza.com

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, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar, 715 NW 23rd Ave. Info: terryrobb.com

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 (Every) — Blue Wednesday Jam, 8:30 pm, hosted by Marty Henniger & The Uptown Kings, bring your instrument, bring your voice, just bring yourself to this fun-filled jam, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave, no cover. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Feb 20) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, 12:30-1:20 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $18 per class or $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Jan 20) — Blues Harp By Ear, 6-6:50 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, learn to make sweet sounds on this most expressive of instruments, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 9 through Jan 20) — The Music of Mississippi John Hurt, 7-7:50 pm, led by Steve Cheseborough, first of a series of classes devoted to a single blues artist, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 16 through Feb 27) — Sing, Strum and Jam, 6:45-8 pm, led by Leela Grace, for anyone who wants to learn how to play well with others, limited to 12 participants, $170 for six sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Feb 6 through Mar 20) — Absolute Beginning Flamenco Guitar, 7:45-8:45 pm, led by Brenna McDonald, for the complete beginner or those who'd like more time with the classics, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. 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 members (unless otherwise noted below), 21+. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com

Jan 9: special concert with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, $15

Jan 23: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $12

DANCE (1st) — Contra Dance, 7:30-10 pm, Polish Library Association dance hall, 3832 N Interstate, $8/$7 students (octogenarians and beyond free), Info: joyridecontra(at)gmail.com or www.joyride.erikweberg.com

Jan 2: music by Joyride, caller William Watson

Feb 6: music by Joyride, caller Laurel Thomas

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

STORYTELLING (Last) — Open Mic, 7-9 pm, all welcome, led by Ann Rutherford & Norm Brecke, story length is 8 minutes, 13 Virtues Brewing Company, 6410 SE Milwaukie, free. Info: www.annerutherford.com

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 (Every) — Thursday Swing!, 6-11 pm, features a rotating cast of Portland's finest and most danceable swing bands. Secret Society *, $10, all ages until 8 pm, then 21+; under 16 free. Info: www.secretsociety.net

Jan 3: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

Jan 10: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

Jan 17: Reggie Houston's 'B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys

Jan 24: The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies + 12th Avenue Hot Club

Jan 31: The Cherry Blossom Orchestra

Feb 7: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

CONCERT (2nd) — Sonny Hess with Lisa Mann, 7-9 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 *. Info: theoneillpub.com

SING (2nd) — WHUUF Singing Circle, 7-9 pm, while the Choristers take a summer break, some members and friends join together to sing. You're welcome to join them! West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 246-3351

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) — Song Celebration!, 7 pm, share an original or cover song with a community of song lovers; hosted by a rotating cast of Artichoke MCs, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th) — Acoustic Village, 7 pm, hosted by Jon Lee, features a different theme each week, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

OPEN MIC (5th) — Songwriter Spotlight, 7 pm, featuring only original songs and spoken material; Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, donation at the door $5, beer, wine, sparkling water, tea, and light snacks available at the bar. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

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 (Every) — Traditional American Old Time Music Jam, 7-10 pm, traditional American old time music, Hostel CafÈ, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.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) — Jug Band Jam, 7-9 pm, location TBA, all levels welcome, acoustic only. For location and other info, contact arlo(at)arlotone.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 10 through Feb 21) Exploring the Tempo of the World with Drums and Percussion, 6-6:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, introducing the vast world of Afro-Cuban music as it relates to drums and percussion, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 10 through Feb 21) How to Play with a Drummer - The Art of Listening, 7-7:50 pm, led by Max Tucker & Jason Alburger, what works and doesn't work in a variety of styles, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 10 through Feb 21) — Old-Time Fiddle, 6:30-7:20 pm, led by Megan Cronin, for beginner-intermediate players who want to expand their repertoire; pre-registration required, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 10 through Feb 21) — Violin for Absolute Beginners, 7:30-8:20 pm, led by Megan Cronin, learn to play in a low-pressure and supportive group setting, $120 for seven classes, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. 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) — Winds of Donegal Thursday Night Class (CÈilÌ), 7-9 pm, drop-in class, beginners always welcome, at Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca Street, Tualatin, 12 and over $5, Info: 503-819-2689 or www.irishpdx.com/classes-and-ceilis/

Friday

CONCERT (1st) — Lynn Conover & friends, 6-8 pm, gritty roots rock, The O'Neill Public House *, 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 (2nd) — Lauren Sheehan, 8 pm, American songster, Muddy Public House *, no cover. Info: www.laurensheehanmusic.com

CONCERT (2nd) — Sister Mercy's Mighty Monthly Musical Moment, 9 pm, original Portland rhythm & blues, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CONCERT (2nd & 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

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

CONCERT (3rd) — The Sportin' Lifers Trio 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) — Norman Sylvester Quartet Band, 8-11:30 pm, the original boogie cat, Vinyl Tap Bar & Grill, 2099 SE Oakgrove Blvd., Milwaukie. Info: normansylvester.com

CONCERT (4th) — Lorna Fossand, 2-4 pm, acoustic folk music, Back Room, Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe -Town Square, 11705 Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, no cover but please consider making a purchase at the cafe, tips gratefully accepted. Info: 503-352-0835

CONCERT (4th) — Norman Sylvester Dance Party, 9-11:30 pm, Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant & Lounge, 5474 NE Sandy, no cover. Info: normansylvester.com.

CONCERT (Last) — Two Bit Rumor, 4 pm, classic rock cover band, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

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) — Yacolt Song Circle, doors open at 6 pm, family friendly, all ages and skill levels welcome: come play, listen, or just hang out. Pizza is free as always. Yacolt Community Church, 203 South Ranck (one block west of Railroad), Yacolt, WA, free, donations gladly accepted. For more info, contact Nick Peck at nick.peck(at)gmx.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 (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 (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

JAM (1st) — Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association - District 10 Jam and Snackluck, 6-9 pm, fiddles, guitars, mandolins and other traditional backup instruments welcome. Clark County History Museum - Hidden Brick Room, 1511 Main St., Vancouver WA, museum admission free. Info: contact Paul Deming at prdeming(at)gmail.com or Denice Carter at fidlmom1(at)gmail.com

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, dance shoes only on the maple floorboards, please, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $10 non-members, $8 members, $7 students & seniors. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 4: music by Lisa Scott, Erica Liebert, and Laura Kuhlman, caller Cynthia Stenger

Jan 11: music by Richard Scher, Brooke Bubna, and Sara Goss, caller Erik Weberg

Jan 18: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, Sean Nolan, Fred Nussbaum, caller Nan Evans

Jan 25: music by Damsel, caller Laura Hatch

Feb 1: music by Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, and Erik Weberg, caller Ric Goldman

Feb 8: music by Damsel, caller Cynthia Stenger

Feb 15: music by Lisa Scott, Ellen Hansen, and Leslie Hirsch, caller Erik Weberg

Feb 22: music by Carl Thor, Brooke Bubna, Laura Kuhlman, Alan Rutherford, caller David Macemon

DANCE (1st) — 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 (1st) — Irish Ceili, 7:30-11 pm, Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, $12/$10 veterans, students and 65+. Info: www.IrishPDX.com

Jan 4: music by Elizabeth Nicholson, Bob Soper, and Erik Killops

DANCE (2nd) — Ceili of the Valley Community Dance Series, 8 pm, (doors open at 7; lesson 7:15), live music, no partner or experience required, VFW Hall, 630 Hood Street NE, Salem, $10 non-members, $8 members, $5 students, $30 family, all ages welcome. Info: 503-383-9297 or www.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.ContraInTheCouve.org

Jan 11: music by The Stage Crew, caller Isaac Banner

Feb 8: music by Dan, Fran, and Heather, caller Rich Goss

DANCE (3rd) — 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 (1st) — Urban Tellers, 8 pm (doors open at 7), hosted by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th Avenue (at Clay), $15 advance/$20 day of show. Info: www.pdxstorytheater.org

Mar 1: TBA

STORYTELLING (2nd) — Portland Storytellers’ Guild (PSG) Potluck and Story Swap, 6:30-8:30 pm, Brief storytelling workshop and story sharing, bring a dish to share and a serving utensil, free. Room 30, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway. Info: Eric Foxman at 503-659-2715 or www.portlandstorytellers.org

Saturday

CONCERT (Every) — Pete Krebs and the Rockin' K Ranch Hands, 2-4 pm, a heavy dose of western swing and hillbilly boogie. Podnah's Pit BBQ, 1625 NE Killingsworth, free, all ages, 16 & under free. Info: www.heypetekrebs.com

CONCERT (1st) — Norman Sylvester's Fish Fry, 9 pm-midnight, Portland's original "Boogie Cat" provides some of the funkiest down-home blues anywhere, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.catfishlous.com

CONCERT (1st & 3rd) — Reverb Brothers, 4 pm, a kind of swamp rock that encompasses blues/Americana/country, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

CONCERT (2nd) — Redray Frazier & Ezra Holbrook, 6 pm, soulful mix of rock, soul, and blues, The O'm Public House *, all ages. Info: theoneillpub.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, advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

Jan 12: Nancy Curtin with Cal Scott, Eddie Parente, and Dave Captein ($25 door)

Feb 9: Jim Malcolm - Scottish singer-songwriter ($25 door)

Mar 9: Realta - full-bodied pipe and whistle extravaganza ($20 door)

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

CONCERT (Last) — Hammerhead, 9:30 pm, members of Funk Shui, Tree Frogs, and Shannon Tower Band. The O'Neill Public House *. Info: theo pub.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

Jan 19: James Barrie, featured performer and judge

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

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

Jan 12: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Heather Blackbird

2410 N Lombard

503-860-4776

Feb 9: 6:30 pm desserts and snacks potluck, 7:00 pm sing

Mary Benson

Brookdale at Fishers Landing

17171 SE 22nd Drive

Vancouver WA

contact David Ingerson at 503-459-6050

SING (3rd) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 1-4 pm, ‘60’s-‘70’s folk and more, bring snacks and finger food to share at 2 pm, 1:30 pm sing, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E 4th Plain, Vancouver WA. Info: Ted - 360-883-3030

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

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. Waverly UCC, 3300 SE Woodward (corner of SE 33rd), $15. Info: www.taborgrass.com

JAM (1st) — Beginning Ukulele Jam (drop-in), noon-1 pm, with Avery Hill, for beginners who are ready to put their lessons to work; 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

JAM (1st) — Ukulele Jam (drop-in), 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

JAM (2nd) — Old Time Music Jam, 3:30-5 pm, led by Jane Keefer, bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, or any other traditional acoustic instrument. All comers are welcome. Artichoke Cafe, 2207 SE Powell Blvd, $10. Info: www.artichokemusic.org

JAM (3rd) - PDX Quebecois Jam Session, 1-3:30 pm, share and learn the joyful dance tunes of Quebec in a friendly atmosphere, all acoustic instruments welcome, free, bring a snack to share. Sessions are held in members' homes. For details and to join the Email list, contact Therese at tcvogel(at)comcast.net

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 or steve(at)snclocks.com

CLASS (Every - Jan 12 through Feb 23)Beginners' Drum Set - All You Need to Know to Get Started, 3-3:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, basic history of the drum set; learn how to play your first drum beat, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 12 through Feb 23) Basic Rhythm 101 - Intro to Drumming, 4-4:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, become familiar with the basic rhythms used in popular music and get to try them, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Jan 12 through Feb 23)Intro to Afro-Cuban Music on Drums and Percussion, noon-12:50 pm, led by Max Tucker, covers the following rhythms: rumba clave (3-2, 2-3), 6/8 rhythms, mambo, cha cha, and songo, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (1st) — Beginning Ukulele Jam, noon-1 pm, with Avery Hill, for beginners who are ready to start putting their lessons to work. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10 suggested donation. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (1st) — 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: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Jan 26 only) — Center Stage Voice: 3 Steps to Performing With Confidence, 10 am-4 pm, led by Mark Bosnian, excerises, tools, and tips that will immediately make you a more confident singer, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $97. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Feb 9 only) — Celebrating the Wonderful World of Harmonica, 3:30-5 pm, led by Kim Field with Steve Cheseborough, the fascinating story and legendary music of the harmonica, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $35. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (1st) — 1st Saturday Contra, 8-11 pm (newcomers session 7:30), Fulton Park Community Center *, $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 5: music by The Stage Crew, caller Laurel Thomas

Feb 2: music by Unleashed!, caller Noah Grunzweig

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 5: music by The Alchemists, caller Erik Weberg

Jan 19: music by The Nettles, caller Noah Gruzweig

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) — 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 12: music by Five Euro Tip, caller Janet Trygstad

DANCE (2nd) — 2nd Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 12: music by The Electrodes, caller Jesse Partridge

Feb 9: music by Coriolis, caller Laurel Thomas

Mar 9: Special — Portland Megaband, caller Erik Weberg, conducted by Sue Songer and Gordy Euler, at PSU Smith Center Ballroom, 1825 SW Broadway (part of Cascade Promenade)

DANCE (2nd) — 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 12: music by Campaign for Reel Time, caller William Watson

Jan 26: music by Full Moon, caller Tarka Ayres

Feb 9: music by The Nettles, caller Gordy Euler

Feb 23: music by Thyme Travelers, caller Rich Goss

DANCE (2nd) — McMinnville English Country Dance, 6:30–9:30 pm, we will be doing easier dances, going over basic moves if necessary; dance to recorded music, caller varies, McMinnville Grange, 1700 SW Old Sheridan Road, McMinnville, $5. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

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 19: music by The BFD, caller Woody Lane

Feb 16: music by Jigsaw, caller Susan Michaels

DANCE (4th) — PCDC Fourth Saturday Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 lesson), Fulton Park Community Center *, $6-15 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Jan 26: music by The Euphemists, caller Janet Grove

Feb 23: music by Countercurrent, caller William Watson

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. Tickets at door $15 general/$12 PSG members and students. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org.

Jan 5: stories by Janice Alexander, Kelly Hoffman, Rick Huddle, and Chuck McConnell

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Jan 12) — Step Into Storytelling: An Introduction to the Basic Principles of Storytelling, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, all welcome, led by Barbara Fankhauser and Ken Iverson and sponsored by the Portland Storytellers Guild, try something challenging, Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7668 SW Capital Highway, $30/$25 members, plus service fee. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Jan 25-27, 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.

Jan 25-27, Bellingham Folk Festival, three days of inspiring workshops, performances, dances and jams for all ages and abilities. Performers include Flip Breskin, Shauncy Ali, Choroloco, Coty Hogue, Quattlebaum, Neil Pearlman and many others. Held at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham WA. Info: www.thebellinghamfolkfestival.com.

Feb 14-17, Olympia Old-Time Music Festival, dedicated to teaching, learning, and participating in the sharing of old-time music. Performers include Nic Gareiss and Allison de Groot. Held at various venues in downtown Olympia WA. Info: olyoldtime.weebly.com.

Feb 15-17, 2019 Corvallis Contra Weekend, music by Genticorum and KGB, with callers Cis Hinkle and Michael Karcher. 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 15-18, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop Winter Retreat, come play music with old and new friends over President's Day weekend. To register, contact Flip Breskin at flip(at)breskin.com.

Info: www.pugetsoundguitarworkshop.org.

Feb 21-24, Wintergrass Music Festival, promotes, encourages and supports the performance of bluegrass and other closely related music.Performers include Sons of the Pioneers, Billy Strings, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue Square, Bellevue WA, . For tickets and Info: wintergrass.com.

Feb 22-24, Fisher Poets Gathering, a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song, including Shanghaied on the Willamette, Spud Siegel, and Mary Garvey, held at various venues in Astoria. Info: www.fisherpoets.org.

Mar 16, Oregon State Fiddle Championships, 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 503-701-1571 or gdaewalt(at)comcast.net.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

March 22-24, Portland FolkMusic Society presents the 34th Annual Singtime Frolics, a weekend of folk singing and instrumental music. This year's guest artist is Linda Allen. 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 25-29, 8th Annual Ukulele Band Camp, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2017 Instructors are Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Tracy Kim, Nicole Keim, Matt Weiner, Nova Devonie, and Aaron Keim. Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, 38711 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett. Artistic Director: Marianne Brogan. To register, go to <http://menucha.org/programs/music programs/uke-band-camp>.

Apr 8-11, Menucha Mountain Dulcimer Festival, featuring artistic director Janita Baker, and instructors inda Brockington and Don Pedi. 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 12-14, Sean-nós Northwest Festival, two full days of workshops on Irish singing, traditional sean-nós dancing, fiddle, accordion, and Irish language and culture. Instructors include Dale Russ (fiddle), Shannon Dunne (dance and concertina), and Colm MacCárthaigh (guitar and Irish language). State College, Olympia WA. $125 full weekend pass including concert and two lunches; single-day, no concert, and no lunch options also available. For info, contact www.seannos.org.

Apr 17-20, 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 2-5, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop Spring Retreat, this retreat is very relaxed, like an old-fashioned weekend house party, with lots of folks to play with and plenty of space to play with them. To register, contact Flip Breskin at flip(at)breskin.com. Info: www.pugetsoundguitarworkshop.org.

May 3-5, Westwind Weekend, music and dance at Camp Westwind, on the beautiful Oregon coast at the mouth of the Salmon river, just north of Lincoln City. Rustic accommodations (cabins), vegetarian food, participants provide music and dance. Contact Alan alkanaskie(at)gmail.com. Info: westwindweekend.org.

May 23-Jun 9, 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: kerrvillefolkfestival.org.

Jul 27-Aug 16, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, three independent week-long sessions designed for adults ranging from bare-bones beginners to professionals. Teachers include Carol McComb and Jere Canote (session 1), Eric Thompson, Flip Breskin and Nina Gerber (session 2), Del Rey and Sylvia Herold (session 3). Registration are processed beginning Mar 15. Held at a sylvan camp/retreat in the tall pines near Bremerton WA. Info: www.pugetsoundguitarworkshop.org.

Sep 11-15, Port Townsend Ukulele Festival, four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making. 2017 Instuctors include Daniel Ho, Bryan Tolentino, Cynthia Kinnunen, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Brook Adams, and Abe Lagrimas, Jr. 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
artichokemusic.org/calendar
bubbaguitar.com/calendar/
cascadezydeco.com
concertsinyourhome.com
www.doranproductions.com
dougfirlounge.com
mississippistudios.com
mississippipizza.com/calendar
oregonbluegrass.org/calendar
portlandcountrydance.org
portlanddanceeclectic.com
portlanddancing.com
portlandsongwriters.org/calendar.htm

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