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.)

Nov 13 (Tue) — Pete Krebs, 7-9 pm, his interests span multiple genres, including punk rock, gypsy jazz, and traditional country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 13 (Tue) — Experience Music Concert Series: Tim Connell and Eric Skye, 7:30 pm, Americana and jazz on mandolin and guitar, 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.

Nov 13 (Tue) Elizabeth Moen, 8 pm, folk, rock, blues, and soul, White Eagle Saloon *, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com (part of the Siren Nation Festival).

Nov 13 (Tue) — AnnaChristie Sapphire & Rebecca Garibay, 9 pm, new measures of folk and Americana with styles more grunge, dreamlike, and enduring, Laurelthirst Public House *, $8, 21+. Info: www.sirennation.org (part of the Siren Nation Festival).

Nov 14 (Wed) — Cascade Blues Association 2018 Muddy Awards, 7 pm (doors open at 6), a annual awards show with lots of music and featuring Rae Gordon and the Muddy All-Star Band, Alberta Rose Theatre *, free for CBA members/$10 for non-members, minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Nov 14 (Wed) — Big Foot Mojo, Belinda Underwood (upright bass) and Josiah Payne (mandolin), Pete Kartsounes (guitar), and Wilhelmina (fiddle). 7-9 pm, original music which defies genre boundaries, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 14 (Wed) — Fox and Bones Album Release Show, 8 pm, a conceptual folk collaboration between Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore, and an archetype for true love in the modern world, $8, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 15 (Thu) — The James Low Irregulars, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), lyrics that are rich with detail and poignancy, Alberta Street Pub *, $5, all ages until 9 pm. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Nov 15 (Thu) — Randy Brown and Carl Solomon, 7-9 pm, an evening of tunesmiths, Spinella's Off The Wall, 436 N Main, Gresham. Info: www.carlsolomonmusic.com

Nov 15 (Thu) — Tony Smiley, 7-9 pm, electro acoustic music, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 15 (Thu) — Garcia Birthday Band, 7-10 pm, not your average tribute band, but something fresh and original, Kennedy School Gymnasium *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 15 (Thu) — Ky Burt, 8 pm, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, White Eagle Saloon *, $10, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 15 (Thu) — Sleepy Eyed Johns, 8-10:30 pm, old-time bluegrass, Muddy Rudder Public House *, no cover, 21+. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Nov 15 (Thu) — Adlai Alexander Trio, 8:30-11:30 pm, jazz and bossa nova, The O'Neill Public House * free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Nov 16 (Fri) — Tin Silver, 6-8 pm, a deep understanding of roots music, free, all ages; The Hillwilliams, 9:30 pm-1 am, traditional bluegrass, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Nov 16 (Fri) — Terry Robb, 7 pm, acoustic guitar master, Skyline Tavern, 8301 NW Skyline Blvd., free. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Nov 16 (Fri) — Folkslinger, 7-9 pm, moody Americana for those heartbroken or in love, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Nov 16 (Fri) — Honey Whiskey Trio, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), telling stories through song and stomp, Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele. Online tickets through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org: $18 PFS members, $21 general admission, $10.50 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Tickets at the door: $22 PFS members, $25 general admission, $12 ages 12-18 (under 12 free).

Nov 16 (Fri) — Albina Soul Revue - Featuring the Unsung Heroes of Portland Soul, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), a diverse lineup of under-represented musicians featuring Shirley Nanette, Gregg Smith, The Legendary Beyons, and many others, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$30 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Nov 16 (Fri) — Thomas Lauderdale, 7:30 pm, classical piano from a Northwest favorite, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro, $32 advance/$37 day of show/$100 premium (Fri concert only). For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com. (This concert repeats on Nov 17).

Nov 16 (Fri) — Never Strangers, 8-11 pm, threads of American folk, bluegrass, old-time, country. and gospel, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Nov 16 (Fri) — Karyn Ann with Pretty Gritty, 9 pm, rock, blues and rootsy Americana, Laurelthirst Public House *. Info: www.karynann.com.

Nov 17 (Sat) — Steve Cheseborough, 10 am-12:30 pm, old-time blues, Hollywood Farmers Market, 4420 NE Hancock. Info: www.stevecheseborough.com.

Nov 17 (Sat) — James Mason & The Djangophiles, 6 pm, gypsy swing, $6, all ages, 16 and under free; Melao de Cuba Salsa Orchestra, 8:30 pm, solid salsa-inspired beats and Afro-Cuban rhythms, dance lesson with Brenda Russell and Jim Vail, Secret Society *, $10, 21+. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Nov 17 (Sat) — Kaeley with special guests, 6-8 pm, Portland-based, nature and spirit infused folk singer-songwriter, free, all ages; The Jumptown Aces, 9:30-1 am, Americana and blues, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Nov 17 (Sat) — Wallace, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), soul, blues, rock, and the singer-songwriter tradition, Alberta Street Pub *, $5, all ages; An Evening with Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher, 9 pm (doors open at 8:30), singer-songwriters, Alberta Street Pub *, $10, 21+. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Nov 17 (Sat) — John Bunzow, 7-9 pm, mixing the rootsy with the revolutionary, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 17 (Sat) — Cosy Sheridan with Michael Shay and Julay Brooks, 8 pm, fine, thoughtful singer-songwriter, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 plus service fee. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Nov 18 (Sun) — Cow Paddy Stompers, 4 pm, original music that sounds timeless and new takes on old gems, White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 18 (Sun) — Larry Wilder and Bellows and Squawk, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), a passion for Americana and neglected gems from the American song book, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 (plus service fee). Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Nov 18 (Sun) — Billy D, 7-9 pm, blues, rock, nuances of country, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 19 (Mon) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Lake Theater & Cafe. 106 N State St., Lake Oswego, $15. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Nov 19 (Mon) — Shelby Texas + Karyn Ann, 7 pm, Bay Area country rock band + pop rock and blues singer-songwriter, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21=. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 20 (Tue) — Julie McCarl, 7-9 pm, groovy roots gumbo, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 20 (Tue) — The Dead To Rights, 8 pm, Southern rock and alt-country, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21=. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 21 (Wed) — Jet Black Pearl, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), world wild accordion diva, Alberta Street Pub *, sliding scale, all ages until 9 pm. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

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

Nov 21 (Wed) — Terry Robb Trio, 7-10 pm, acoustic guitar master, Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Ave, free. Info: www.terryrobb.com.

Nov 21 (Wed) — Lauren Sheehan, 8-10 pm, American songster, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com">www.muddyrudderpdx.com.

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

Nov 23 (Fri) — Worth, 7-9 pm, steeped in the spirit of the blues, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 23 (Fri) — The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a night of music, gags, gifts and some very special guests, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee. Tickets $40 general/$55 VIP Gold Circle. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater,com. (This show repeats on Nov 24).

Nov 24 (Sat) — Josie Wails & the Jazzhams, 3 pm (doors open at 2:30), witty lyrics and unique vocals, Alberta Street Pub *, $5, all ages; Redray Frazier, 6 pm (doors open at 5:30), soulful mix of rock, soul, and blues, Alberta Street Pub *, free, all ages. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Nov 24 (Sat) — Casey Neill and the Norway Rats with special guest Jeffrey Martin, 9 pm (doors open at 8), raucous, melodic Americana. $12-14, 21+. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside. Info: www.caseyneill.org.

Nov 24 (Sat) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 9 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar, Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd., no cover. Info: www.kevinselfe.com.

Nov 25 (Sun) — Joel Swenson, 4 pm, introspective songwriter and cancer survivor; White Eagle Saloon *, free, all ages. Info: www.mcmenamins.com. www.mcmenamins.com (for Local Roots Showcase, please see the Day by Day calendar.)

Nov 25 (Sun) — Klezmer Fiddle and Yiddish Folksongs with Jake Shulman-Ment and Eleanore Weill, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), creatively exploring the boundaries of Yiddish music, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $15 (plus service fee). Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

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

Nov 25 (Sun) — Pagan Jug Band, 9 pm, bluegrass, Americana, Laurelthirst Public House *. Info: www.bandsintown.com.

Nov 26 (Mon) — Michael Allen Harrison & Friends Holiday Show, 7 pm, bringing the holiday spirit with his super band featuring Julianne Johnson, Lake Theater & Cafe. 106 N State St., Lake Oswego, $25 general, $140 VIP table (seats 4, in lower section closest to stage). Info: www.laketheatercafe.com.

Nov 26 (Mon) — Ingrid Michaelson Trio presents Songs for the Season, 8 pm (doors open at 7), New York-based singer-songwriter, online ticket includes a CD or digital copy of the new album, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $44.50/$54.50/$109.50 VIP/229.50 VIP plus soundcheck party, all ages, tickets from ticketfly.com. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Nov 26 (Mon) — A Side of Soul with Josephine Antoinette, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), soul, jazz, R&B, and pop, Alberta Street Pub *, $5, 21+. More info: www.albertastreetpub.com.

Nov 27 (Tue) — The Soulful Daze, 7-9 pm, soul-filled acoustic jams, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 28 (Wed) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Ave, free. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Nov 28 (Wed) — Crystal Lariza, 7-9 pm, lush and heart-felt harmonies, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 28 (Wed) — Squirrel Nut Zippers + The Holiday Caravan, 8 pm (doors open at 7), delta blues, gypsy jazz, '30s swing, etc., Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $35, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Nov 28 (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.

Nov 29 (Thu) — Michael Berly and the Yellers, 7-9 pm, Americana, rock & roll, alt-country, and folk, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 29 (Thu) — Zen Hunter + Ninja Hippy, 8 pm, an eclectic blend of (mostly) original tunes, free, 21+, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Nov 30 (Fri) — "Klaver & Friends", 6-8 pm, Beatles White Album tribute, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Nov 30 (Fri) — Karyn Ann, 7 pm, pop, soul, rock, blues, Vino Veritas Wine Bar, 7835 SE Stark. Info: www.karynann.com.

Nov 30 (Fri) — Mark Alan, 7-9 pm, country, rhythm & blues, gospel, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Concert * * *

##Note New Concert Venue##

Nov 30 (Fri) — Legends of the Celtic Harp presents A Winter Gift, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynn, and Aryeh Frankfurter, three of the world's premier Celtic harpers, take you on a dramatic musical journey, Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele. Online tickets through Seat Yourself (recommended) at www.portlandfolkmusic.org: $18 PFS members, $21 general admission, $10.50 ages 12-18 (under 12 free). Tickets at the door: $22 PFS members, $25 general admission, $12 ages 12-18 (under 12 free).

Nov 30 (Fri) — Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Mark Hanson, Terry Robb and Doug Smith, 7:30-9:30 pm, masterful and stunning finger-style guitar, Meridian UCC ("Frog Pond") Church, 6750 Boeckman Rd., Wilsonville, $20 advance + $3 service charge ($25 door, if available). For more info: www.AccentOnMusic.com/calendar/asp.

Nov 30 (Fri) — The Old Yellers, 8-11 pm, Americana, rock & roll, alt-country, and folk, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Nov 30 (Fri) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 10 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Jo Bar & Rotisserie, 715 NW 23rd Ave, free. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Dec 1 (Sat) — Green Tamborine, 6-8 pm, 60’s tribute with tight vocal harmonies, vibrant energy and vintage costumes, free, all ages; Julay Brooks, Michael Shay, Chris Kee, 9:30 pm-1 am, globe-trotting cello and traditional American music, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Dec 1 (Sat) — Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Mark Hanson, Terry Robb and Doug Smith, 7:30-9:30 pm, masterful and stunning finger-style guitar, Old Liberty Theater, 113 N Main Ave., Ridgefield WA, $20. For more info: www.AccentOnMusic.com/calendar/asp.

Dec 1 (Sat) — Reverb Brothers, 8-11 pm, a kind of swamp rock that encompasses blues/Americana/country, Muddy Rudder Public House *. Info: muddyrudderpdx.com.

Dec 3 (Mon) — Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band, 7 pm, classic electric blues, Lake Theater & Cafe. 106 N State St., Lake Oswego, $20 general, $100 VIP table (seats 4, in lower section closest to stage). Info: www.laketheatercafe.com.

Dec 5 (Wed) — 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.

Dec 6 (Thu) — Emporium presents Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Jerry Douglas, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Australian Chet Atkins style guitarist and great dobro player, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, $39.50 advance/$45 floor, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com (This concert repeats on Dec 7).

Dec 7 (Fri) — Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, 7:30 pm, Potluck: 6:30 pm, the essence of American roots, plus a few new chestnuts, 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 calebklauder.com.

Dec 7 (Fri) — Oregon Mandolin Orchestra led by conductor Christian McKee, 7:30 pm, annual Christmas concert, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Sreet, Hillsboro, $20 advance/$25 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

Dec 8 (Sat) — Mary Flower, 7-9 pm, hands-on blues and rags workshop, Strum Guitars, 1415 SE Stark, no cover, beer on tap. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Dec 8 (Sat) — Rosanne Cash, 8 pm (doors open at 7), legendary feminist singer-songwriter, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark #110, $42.50 advance/$45 day of show, all ages, tickets from ticketfly.com. Info: www.revolutionhall.com.

Dec 8 (Sat) — Celtic Christmas with The Gothard Sisters, 8 pm (doors open at 7), a special holiday seasonal program, The Old Church Concert Hall, 1422 SW 11th, general admission $25 advance/$30 day of show (plus service fees) dicounts for seniors, students, children, and groups from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.theoldchurch.org.

Dec 9 (Sun) — Tony Starlight Christmas Show, 7 pm (doors open at 6:15), a Vegas-style Christmas variety show, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main, Ridgefield WA, $25. For tickets and more Info: 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Dec 9 (Sun) — Acoustic Guitar Summit Christmas featuring Mark Hanson, Terry Robb and Doug Smith, 7:30-9:30 pm, masterful and stunning finger-style guitar, Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State St., Lake Oswego. For more info: www.AccentOnMusic.com/calendar/asp. Tickets at laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com. (This concert repeats on Mon Dec 10.)

Dec 11 (Tue) — Karyn Ann, 7-9 pm, soul, rock, blues, , Hostel CafÈ, 1810 NW Glisan. Info: 503-417-8143 or www.hostelcafepdx.com.

Dec 12 (Wed) — Mary Flower and Spud Siegel, 7-9 pm, exceptional finger-style technique, Edgefield Winery *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Dec 13 (Thu) — Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, 8-11 pm, deft mastery of the blues guitar, Billy Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: www.billybluesbarandgrill.com.

Dec 14 (Fri) — Saeeda Wright, 7:30 pm, stirring voice and elevating vocals, neo soul, gospel, and jazz, 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.

Dec 15 {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 Hillwilliams, 9:30 pm-1 am, traditional bluegrass, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Dec 16 (Sun) — 13th Annual Winterdance: A Celtic Christmas Celebration, 2 pm matinee and 7:30 pm evening show, a festive evening of music, song, and dance featuring Molly's Revenge and lively Irish dancers, Old Liberty Theater, 115 N Main, Ridgefield WA, $25. For tickets and more Info: 360-887-7260 or www.oldlibertytheater.com.

Dec 16 (Sun) — Finehouse + Prom Queen, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Amy Winehouse tribute band + doom-wop. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $15. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Dec 17 (Mon) — Sugar & Spice, A Holiday Treat with LaRhonda Steele and Julie Amici, 7 pm, jazz, blues, R&B, soul, with a touch of Christmas; all-star band features Carlton Jackson, Dean Mueller, and Dave Fleschner in the backup band, Lake Theater & Cafe. 106 N State St., Lake Oswego, $20 general, $120 VIP table (seats 4, in lower section closest to stage). Info: www.laketheatercafe.com.

Dec 19 (Wed) — Lisa Mann, 8-11 pm, blues guitar and bass, Billy Blues Bar & Grill, 7115 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver WA, no cover. Info: www.billybluesbarandgrill.com.

Dec 20 (Thu) — The Campfire Boys, 8:30-11:30 pm, true bluegrass sound, The O'Neill Public House *, free, 21+. Info: theoneillpub.com.

Dec 21 (Fri) — Magical Strings 40th Anniversary Celtic Yuletide Concert, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), renowned Boulding family performs. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $25 advance/$28 door, children 12 and under $12 advance/$15 door, premium seating $32 advance/$36 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Dec 30 (Sun) — True West presents Railroad Earth and the Shook Twins, 8 pm (doors open at 7), Americana, bluegrass, folk, Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Avenue, $25 floor/$45 balcony, 21+. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Dec 31 (Mon) — True West presents Railroad Earth and the Shook Twins, 9 pm (doors open at 8), New Year's Eve show, Americana, bluegrass, folk, Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Avenue, $45 floor/$65 balcony, 21+. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Dec 31 (Mon) — New Year’s Eve Celebration at Kennedy School, 9 pm -12:30 am, artists include:

Gymnasium: Sonny Hess, local blues legend (free)

Theater: Big Bad Beat, top-40 dance band ($20 advance/$25 door)

McMenamins Kennedy School *, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Dec 31 (Mon) — New Year’s Eve Celebration at Edgefield, 9 pm -12:30 am, artists include:

Loading Dock: Kris Deelane and the Hurt, high-energy folk rock trio ($10 advance/$15 door)

Blackberry Hall: Bridgetown Get Down, top 40 hits ($10 advance/$15 door)

Winery: Big Foot Mojo, original music which defies genre boundaries (free)

McMenamins Edgefield *, one ticket gets you in to both venues, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Dec 31 (Mon) — New Year’s Eve Celebration at the White Eagle, 9 pm -12:30 am, The Parson Red Heads perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours in its entirety, McMenamins White Eagle *, price TBD, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

Day by Day

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

Sunday

CONCERT (Every) — 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

Nov 4: Pointed Man Band, Mo Phillips

Nov 11: Red Yarn

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

Nov 4: Kinvara

Nov 11: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Nov 18: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Dec 2: Sky in the Road

Dec 9: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Dec 16: 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) — 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 (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) — 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 & 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. Info: reggiehouston.com

CONCERT (4th) — Henry & Moggy, 10 am-noon, that downhome country/ragtime sound, 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

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

Nov 4 & Dec 2: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Nov 11 & Dec 9: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Nov 18 & Dec 16: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Nov 25 & Dec 23: 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: thehandsomeladies.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) — Stumptown Strummers Mountain Dulcimer Group, 3:30-5 pm, 2700 SE Harrison Ave, Milwaukie. Contact jamiberry(at)yahoo.com

CLASS (Every - Nov 11 through Dec 16)By-Ear Harmony Singing I, 1:30-2:45 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn how to harmonize easily and joyfully, $160 for six sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE 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: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

WORKSHOP (Last - Nov 25 only) — Klezmer: Eastern European Jewish Folk Music, 3-5 pm, led by Jake Shulman-Ment, open to all instrumentalists from intermediate through professional levels; learn melodies by ear in the traditional way, and also to phrase, ornament, accompany in the Ashkenazic Jewish folk style, and explore improvisation. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $50. Info: 503-232-8845 or 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

Nov 11: music by Fine Companions, caller Cynthia Stenger

Dec 9: music by Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott, and Bill Tomczak, caller Erik Weberg

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

Nov 11: music by DJ Cosmos Kitty, caller Noah Grunzweig

Dec 9: 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

Nov 5: Don Henson and Kathryn Claire

Nov 12: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Nov 19: David Langenes

Nov 26: no guest

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

Nov 5: Mark Hanson

Dec 3: TBA

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 - Nov 5 through Dec 17) Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 5:30-6:25 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 - Nov 5 through Dec 17)By-Ear Harmony Lab/Harmony III, 6:30-8 pm, led by Leela Grace, for those who have taken one or more of Leela's by-ear harmony classes, learn how to create your own harmonies, $180 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW VENUE: Rose City Folk School, 5140A NE 42nd Avenue. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) 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, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) 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 - Nov 5 through Dec 17) — 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, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) — 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 six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. 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 CLASSES (Every - Nov only) — Irish Sean-nos and Set Dancing, 6-9 pm, three classes led by Maldon Meehan, AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, beginners welcome. Info: www.maldonmeehan.blogspot.com

6 pm: Irish Sean-nos Dance Intermediate

7 pm: Irish old-style Step Dance

8 pm: Irish Sean-nos Dance Beginners

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

DANCE (2nd - Nov 12 only) — Special Monday Contra: Wild Asparagus with caller George Marshall, 7:30-11 pm (7:30 pm lesson, dance starts at 8; show up before 7:30 for $1 off admission). Norse Hall, 11 NE 11th, Info: portlandcountrydance.org

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) — 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 pm, featuring Portland's finest country-swing bands, dance lesson with Susha Dore, Secret Society *, $8, 21+. More info: www.secretsociety.net

Nov 6: The Desert Dogs

Nov 13: The Waysiders

Nov 20: Matt Buetow & The Western Stars

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 - Nov 6 through Dec 18)By-Ear Harmony Singing II, 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 - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Clawhammer Banjo II, 7:30-8:25 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 - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Clawhammer Banjo III: Intermediate/Advanced Banjo Repertoire, 7:30-8:25 pm, led by Leela Grace, for more advanced players who want to expand their repertoire and hone their technical skills, limited to 12 participants, $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 - Nov 6 through Dec 4) Mountain Dulcimer, 1-1:45 pm, led by Sally Smith, learn to play this simple three-stringed Appalachian instrument, $50 for five classes, Artichoke Music *. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) 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, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) 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, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) 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, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Gypsy Jazz Jam Workshop, 8:30-9:20 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 - Nov 6 through Dec 18) 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, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) 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, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every -Nov 27 through Dec 18) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 7-9 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore songwriting as a means to uncover deeply-felt truths, enrollment limited to 10, all levels of experience welcome, $100 for four classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes.

WORKSHOP (Every - Nov 13 through Dec 4) — 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

WORKSHOP (2nd - Nov 13 only) — Jamming For Dummies: Everyone Can Improvise!, 7-9 pm, led by Don Julin, open to instrumentalists of all levels, this workshop explains some of the basic elements of the language of the improviser, including two common types of improvision, melodic and harmonic, used in a variety of common styles. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $50. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

DANCE (1st & 3rd) — Leikarringen, 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

DANCE (3rd - Nov 20 only) — Special Tuesday Contra: Buddy System with caller George Marshall, 7:30-11 pm (7:30 pm lesson, dance starts at 8; show up before 7:30 for $1 off admission). Norse Hall Grand Ballroom, 11 NE 11th Street, Info: portlandcountrydance.org

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

Nov 7: Fernhill, classic '50s bluegrass

Nov 14: JT and Rowdy Mountain, Western swing, country and bluegrass

Nov 21: The Lillian Sawyer Band, bluegrass fiddle, mandolin, and guitar

Nov 28: The Horsenecks, hard-hitting and heartfelt old-time and bluegrass

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

CONCERT (3rd) — Jessa Campbell, 4 pm, creating all-age spaces for musicians who are parents, free, all ages; #Women Crush, 8 pm, rising women songwriters, White Eagle Saloon *, free, 21+. Info: www.mcmenamins.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 -Nov 7 through Dec 19) — 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, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

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 - Nov 7 through Dec 19, except Nov 21) Clawhammer Banjo By Ear (Intermediate Level), 5:30-6:40 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn a tune or song from scratch, completely by ear, $120 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 - Nov 7 through Dec 19, except Nov 21) 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 - Nov 7 through Dec 19)Basic Rhythm 101 - Intro to Drumming, 6-6:50 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, 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 members (unless otherwise noted below), 21+. Info: www.cascadezydeco.com

Nov 7: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15

Nov 14: special concert with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, $15

Nov 21: special concert with Swamp Thang!, $15

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

Nov 7: music by Joyride, caller George Marshall

Dec 5: music by Joyride, caller TBD

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 (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.

Nov 1: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

Nov 8: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

Nov 15: Reggie Houston's 'B' Swingsters + Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys

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 (Part of the Siren Nation Festival).

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

Nov 8: Home

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, except Nov 22) — 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. n 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 - Nov 8 through Dec 20) 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 8 through Dec 20) 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: 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/

DANCE (Every, Nov 1 through 15) — Hillsboro/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

DANCE (2nd - Nov 8 only) — Special Tuesday ContraWild Asparagus with caller George Marshall, 7:30-11 pm (7 pm lesson), 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

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 (Nov 9 & Dec 21) — 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) — Fall Concert Series, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), a monthly concert series dedicated to bringing a diverse array of live music and dance to Newberg, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan St., Newberg. Info: www.chehalemculturalcenter,org.

Nov 17: Portland Opera presents The Barber of Seville, $5 adults, free for youth under 18

Dec 21 & 22: Eclectic Christmas, $10 adults, $5 Arts For All, free for youth under 18

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) — 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 (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

Nov 2 * * * Special Ball Friday Dance (see below) * * *

Nov 9: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Erik Weberg, caller Cynthia Stenger

Nov 16: music by Carl Thor, Jon Neff, Sean Nolan, and Alan Rutherford, caller Ric Goldman

Nov 23: music by Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, and Laura Kuhlman, caller Mary Devlin

Nov 30: music by Fine Companions, caller Brooke Friendly

Dec 7: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Erik Weberg, caller Cynthia Stenger

Dec 14: music by Damsel, caller David Macemon

Dec 21: music Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Maia Hoffman, caller Ric Goldman

DANCE (Nov 2 only) — Portland Ball Friday English Country Dance, 7:30–10:30 pm, welcome to our ball guests; the program will include some of the ball dances plus other delightful dances, Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th St., Oregon City, $10 non-members, $8 members, $7 students & seniors. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Nov 2: music by Carl Thor, Leslie Hirsch, and Laura Kuhlman, caller Laura Hatch

DANCE (Aug 3) — 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. Info: www.winonagrange271.org

Nov 2: George Penk, Heather Pinney, and Brad Johnson

Dec 7: TBA

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

Nov 9: music by Coriolis, caller Noah Grunzweig

Dec 14: music by Hands4, caller David Kaynor

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

Nov 2: Immigrants & Refugees 6 immigrants & refugees tell their real, true stories

Dec 7: 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 (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, $22. tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

Nov 10: Mary Flower & The BBQ Boys

Dec 8: Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms (benefit for the Tualatin Schoolhouse Pantry)

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) — Jacob Westfall, 7-9 pm, hook-laden songs with sophistication and emotional heft, Edgefield *, free, 21+. 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

SING (1st) — Vancouver Folk Singers Sing-Along, 5 pm, bring snacks and finger food to share, 6 pm sing, Clark County Genealogical Society Annex (located in the strip mall on the east side of the street between Mill Plain and Evergreen), 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

Nov 10: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Paul & Helene Rippey

9207 N Mohawk

503-860-8863

Dec 14: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

TBA

11625 SW 47th Avenue

503-860-8863

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 - Nov 10 through Dec 22)Beginners' Drum Set - All You Need to Know to Get Started, 11-11:50 am, 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, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 10 through Dec 22)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

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

Nov 3: music by The Stage Crew, caller Noah Grunzweig

Dec 1: music by Unleashed!, caller Rich Goss

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

Nov 3: music by The Weisenheimers, caller Woody Lane

Nov 17: music by Joyride, caller William Watson

Dec 1: music by Countercurrent, caller Lindsey Dono

Dec 15: music by Uncle Farmer, caller Susan Petrick

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

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

Nov 10: music by Hands4, caller Sherry Nevins

Dec 8: music by The Nettles, caller Abigail Hobart

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) — 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

Nov 10: * * * NO DANCE - Special Thursday Dance with George Marshall * * *

Nov 24: music by Stepwise, caller Karen Olsen

Dec 8: music by Bridgetown Boys, caller Woody Lane

Dec 22: * * * NO DANCE - Happy Holidays * * *

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

Nov 17: music by The BFD, caller Michael Karcher

Dec 15: music by Jigsaw, caller Lindsey Dono

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

DANCE (5th) — Big Dance at Norse Hall, 7:30 pm (live bands to 10:30, then techno recordings until 11:30), Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Street. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Dec 29: music by Joyride and Countercurrent, callers Deb Comly and Michael Karcher

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.

Nov 3: Monsters features Steven Henegar, Holly Robison, , and Julie Strozyk for an evening of chilling, occasionally amusing and always provocative tales

Dec 1: features Barbara Fankhauser, Rob Luck, Jack Wildenauer, and Patrick Gannon

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Nov 1-13, Siren Nation Festival. Siren Nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. There will be events at various venues, including Laurelthirst Public House, Alberta Street Pub, The Old Church, White Eagle, Winningstad Theatre, and Secret Society. For more info, go to www.sirennation.org.

Nov 16-17, Tellabration!, nationally acclaimed storyteller Oba William King presents We Are Connected: Coming Together As A People Of The Human Race on Saturday evening, a master workshop Friday evening on We Are Connected - Becoming One With Your Audience, and a public workshop Saturday morning on The Art of Storytelling - Words Flying High, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SE Capital Highway. For info and ticket prices, visit www.portlandstorytellers.org.

Nov 23-25, The Next Waltz, A lineup of Portland All-Stars play the music from The Band's legendary Last Waltz to benefit the Jeremy Wilson Foundation and Oregon Food Bank, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $28 advance/$32 door (patrons are encouraged to bring two non-perishable food items). Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Nov 29-Dec 2 and Dec 5-7, The 11th Annual White Album Christmas, A holiday circus spectacular, a tribute to the Beatles, and an annual reunion of the Cascadian Freak Family, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $35 advance/$45 door/$55 premium. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com (get tickets early - Dec 8 concert already sold out).

Dec 14-16, NW Natural Christmas with the Trail Band, A holiday concert reminiscent of the parlour orchestras and town-square brass bands of the past, benefits Friends of the Children - Portland. six concerts in three days (matinees every day). Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie. For info and ticket prices, visit www.aladdin-theater.com.

Dec 14-16, Celebrate the Season with Do Jump and 3 Leg Torso with Pepe Rafael, laughter, love, juggling, acrobatics, dancing, music & mayhem, directed by Robin Lane, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $33 advance/$38 door/$50 preferred/$25 seniors 65+/$17.50 youth under 12. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Dec 14-22, The Christmas Revels 2018: Highland Voyage, a Scottish celebration of the Winter Solstice. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. For info and ticket prices, visit portlandrevels.org.

Schedule of Performances:

Dec 14 (Fri): 7:30 pm (senior discount night)

Dec 15 (Sat): 1 pm & 7:30 pm

Dec 16 (Sun): 1 pm & 7:30 pm (family night)

Dec 20 (Thu): 7:30 pm

Dec 21 (Fri): 7:30 pm

Dec 22 (Sat): 1 pm

Dec 15-16, Norske Runddansere's 30th Annual SnoBall, Scandinavian folk dancing Event on Mt. Hood featuring dinner, music, dance and live music by Hapsala with special guest Ellen Hansen, Mazama Lodge, near Government Camp (overnight stay optional). For info on registration, visit www.norskerunddansere.org or contact Veronika Newgard at 503-636-7509.

Dec 28-29, Highland Stars, A Chidren's Celebration of Light, a a special Revels with song, dance, and story for ages 2-6. Performances at 11 am and 2 pm both days, Brunish Theatre, 4th floor, 111 SW Broadway. Tickets available at www.portlandrevels.org.

Jan 10-14, Portland Old-Time Music Gathering, A grassroots volunteer-run festival that aims to celebrate and enrich the community of traditional old-time Appalachian string band musicians. Dances, jamming, workshops and concerts are held at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison (and various venues around Portland). Info: www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering.


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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