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Folk Calendar

See also: PFS Concerts and PFS Events

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

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

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

CONCERTS/PERFORMANCES/WORKSHOPS

Concerts and Performances

Dec 10 (Sun) — Aurora Chorus: Sweet Radiant Mystery (directed by Joan Szymko), 4 pm & 7 pm, this year's annual holiday celebration features music by Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro, First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, $22. Info: www.aurorachorus.org.

Dec 10 (Sun) — Weatherman with Jake William Capistran, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30), intense indie folk rock, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Dec 10 (Sun) — Julien Baker, 8 pm (doors open at 7), alt-rock and indie folk, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukee, $16 advance/$18 day of show, all ages. Info: 503-234-9694 ext. 2 or www.aladdin-theater.com.

Dec 11 (Mon) — Acoustic Guitar Summit Holiday Concert - Mark Hanson, Terry Robb, and Doug Smith, 7 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.

Dec 15 (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 stufuchs.com.

Dec 15 (Fri) — Oregon Symphony String Ensemble featuring The Oregon Chorale, 7:30 pm, special holiday concert concluding with an audience sing-along, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main Sreet, Hillsboro, $25 advance/$30 day of show. For tickets call the box office at 503-615-3485 or go to www.brownpapertickets.com.

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

Dec 16 (Sat) — Winterdance: A Celtic Christmas Celebration, 7:30 pm, an evening of music, song, and dance featuring Molly's Revenge, special guest vocalist Christa Burch, and The Murray Irish Dancers, First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis, ticket prices TBA. Tickets on sale starting Nov 5 at Grass Roots Books, and online at www.tickettomato.com/. Info: www.corvallisfolklore.org.

Dec 16 (Sat) — Holiday Concert, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Dec 16 (Sat) — Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band, 9 pm-12:30 am, blues guitar and bass, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Info: www.lisamannmusic.com.

Dec 21 (Thu) — Matt Brown, 8 pm (doors open at 7), blue-eyed soul, Alberta Rose Theatre *, $12 advance/$15 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Dec 22 (Fri) — Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30), renowned Boulding family performs their 39th annual Yule show. Alberta Rose Theatre *, $22 advance/$23 door, children 12 and under $12 advance/$15 door, premium seating $28 advance/$31 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Dec 29 (Fri) — Mary Flower and The BBQ Boys, 7 pm, upbeat blend of blues, jug band, and swing, Secret Society *. Info: www.maryflower.com.

Dec 30 (Sat) — Ed Haynes Show, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30), quick-witted and playful folk, country, and rock, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, $15. Advance tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com. Info: www.artichokemusic.org.

Dec 31 (Sun) — Mason Jennings, Early Show: 7 pm (doors open at 6), Late Show: 10 pm (doors open at 9:30), simple yet catchy melodies, intimate lyrics, intensely literary and historical themes, and deep tenor voice, Alberta Rose Theatre *, Early Show: $35 advance/$45 door; Late Show: $45 advance/$55 door. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets online through www.albertarosetheatre.com.

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

Gymnasium: The Strange Tones, crime-a-billy music (free)

Theater: Stump City Soul, high-energy dance tunes ($20 advance/$25 day of show)

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

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

Loading Dock: The June Bugs, high-energy folk rock trio ($10 advance/$15 door)

Blackberry Hall: Funktown PDX, a dance band for all occasions ($10 advance/$15 door)

Winery: McDougall, foot-stomping Americana (free)

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

Day by Day

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

Sunday

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

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

CONCERT (Every) — The Not-So-Secret Family Show, 4-6 pm, a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers & showcasing Portland's best singer-songwriters for the grown-ups, Laurelthirst Public House *, $8 per walking human, all ages. Info: www.secretsociety.net

Nov 5: Red Yarn, Lael Alderman

Nov 12: Pointed Man Band, Casey Neill

Nov 19: Tallulah's Daddy, The Don of Division Street

Nov 26: Mo Phillips, Nathan Earle

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

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

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

Nov 5: Collin Stackhouse and McKain Lakey

Nov 12: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Nov 19: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

Dec 10: Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots

Dec 17: 7:30 pm, Stringed Migration

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 5 & Dec 3: 2-4 pm, Waverly Heights UCC, 3300 SE Woodward, singing from the Cooper Book

Nov 12 & Dec 10: 5-7 pm, People’s Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Nov 19 & Dec 17: 2-4 pm, Cedar Hills UCC, 11695 SW Park Way

Nov 26 & Dec 24: 3-6 pm, Kennedy School * Community Room

Dec 31: * * * no fifth Sunday singing school * * *

SING (3rd) — Bilingual Folk Songs & Sing-Alongs hosted by Cyndi Turtledove, 2-4 pm, Woodland Park Apartments, #A-213, 280 SE 12th Ave., Hillsboro. Bring a small snack to share; sponsored by non-profit LESTA (Learn Spanish and English Through the Arts). Please RSVP for parking instructions to 503-617-6986, or cyndi(at)lesta.net; more info at www.lesta.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) Intro to Bossa Nova, 11-11:50 am, with Tracy Kim, learn the learn the most popular Bossa Nova songs and playing techniques, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) Sunday Easy Swing Session, 1 pm-1:50 pm, with Tracy Kim, learn the classic jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook at a slow and easy pace, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 5 through Dec 17) Applied Music Theory for All Instruments, noon-12:50 pm, with Tracy Kim, everything you need to know to fully understand the music you are playing, $120 for seven sessions.Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

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

DANCE (Every) — Sunday West Coast Swing Practica, 6-7 pm, a comfortable and fun atmosphere to practice your swing, Carole Duttlinger is DJ and available for instruction, Silver Star Saloon, 6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA. $2 donation requested, 21+, Info: 509-670-0435

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

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

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

Nov 12: music by Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg, and Lisa Scott, caller Ric Goldman

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

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

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

Monday

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

Nov 6: Skip von Kuske's Cellotronik

Nov 13: no guest

Nov 20: Kathryn Claire

Nov 27: Will West

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

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

CONCERT (3rd) — Terry Robb, 7-10 pm, acoustic guitar master, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., no cover. Info: terryrobb.com.

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

SONGWRITER SHOWCASE (3rd) — Doverlaff at the Jade, 7-10 pm, Jade Lounge, 2432 SE Ankeny, no cover. Info: www.jadeloungepdx.com.

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

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

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

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

Nov 6: Choro da Alegria

Dec 4: Stumptown Swing

OPEN MIC (1st) —Latte Da Open Mic, sign-up at 6 pm, 7-10 pm, Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E 39th St., Vancover WA, contact Steve Rapalus at srapalus(at)gmail.com

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Intro to Jazz Uke, 5 pm, led by Tracy Kim, explore the sophisticated sounds of the jazz uke, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Intro to Solo Jazz Guitar, 6 pm, led by Tracy Kim, learn various approaches for creating jazz solo arrangements, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Old-Time Fiddle, 5:30 pm, led by Megan Cronin, for beginner-intermediate players who want to expand their repertoire; ability pre-registration required, $120 for seven classes, NOTE VENUE: This class takes place at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 2828 SE Stephens.

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Beginning Guitar, 5:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, you will be playing a song by the end of the first class, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Intermediate Guitar, 6:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, strumming patterns, bass lines, and other fun guitar sounds (if you know basic chords), $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Folk Ensemble, 7:30 pm, led by Adrian Martin, learn great songs by all the great singers from Woody to Wilco, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichoke, music.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 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: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every -Nov 6 through Dec 18) — Singing for the Vocally Challenged, 6-7 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 6 through Dec 18) — The Everyone Welcome Community Choir, 7-8:30 pm, Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, $100 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 6 through Dec 18) Blues Harmonica, 7 pm, led by Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore, learn the blues harp basics of tongue blocking, note bending, shake notes/trills, octaves, and chords, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE (2nd - Nov 13 only) — Special Monday Contra: Wild Asparagus with caller George Marshall, 7:30-11 pm (7:30 pm lesson, dance starts at 8). 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) — Pagan Jug Band, 6:30-8:30 pm, bluegrass, Americana, Cajun, Ford Building, Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th, Suite 101, free, all ages. Info: www.paganjugband.com

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) — Ukulele 1, 5 pm, led by Avery Hill, for the absolute beginner, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE VENUE: West Hills Unitarian, 8470 SW Oleson. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) — Ukulele 1.5, 6 pm, led by Avery Hill, a continuation of the previous term's Ukulele I class, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE VENUE: West Hills Unitarian, 8470 SW Oleson. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) Song Craft by Example, 6 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore the craft of songwriting, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) Beginning Mandolin, 6 pm, led by René Berblinger, 120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) Intermediate Mandolin, 7 pm, led by René Berblinger, $120 for seven sessions, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) Intro to Gypsy Jazz, 6 pm, led by Tracy Kim, this class focuses on the guitar style of the great Django Reinhardt, all instruments welcome, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) Gypsy Jazz 2, 7 pm, led by Tracy Kim, this class will review and reinforce the concepts learned in the Intro class, all instruments welcome, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 7 through Dec 19) Gypsy Jazz and Swing Guitar: Strictly Rhythm, 8 pm, led by Tracy Kim, playing gypsy jazz and swing rhythm guitar, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every -Nov 7 through Dec 19) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 6-8 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore songwriting as a means to uncover deeply-felt truths, enrollment limited to 10, all levels of experience welcome, $160 for seven classes. For details and registration, go to artichokemusic.org/classes. NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845.

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

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

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

DANCE (3rd - Nov 21 only) — Special Tuesday Contra: Pete's Posse with caller George Marshall, 7:30-11 pm (7:30 pm lesson, dance starts at 8). Norse Hall, 11 NE 11th, Info: portlandcountrydance.org

Wednesday

CONCERT (Every) — Wednesday Bluegrass, 7 pm, a new band each week, $5 cover unless otherwise noted, O'Connor's Vault, 7860 SW Capitol Hwy. Info: 503-244-1690 or www.oconnorsportland.com

Nov 1: Whiskey Deaf, bluegrass, old-time, and early country

Nov 8: Mountain Honey, driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies

Nov 15: Fern Hill Bluegrass Band, classic '50s bluegrass

Nov 22: Brian Oberlin, bluegrass mandolin

Dec 20: Mountain Honey, driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies

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

CONCERT (1st) — Cascade Blues Association General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, always an acoustic set followed by an electric set, come ready to dance, Catfish Lou's, 2460 NW 24th Ave., $3, free to members. Info: cascadebluesassociation.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLASS (Every -Nov 8 through Dec 13) — Harmony Singing By Ear!, 12:30 pm, led by Anne Weiss, learn 2,3, even 4-part harmonies and to how hold on to your own part, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 8 through Dec 20) Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 5 pm, led by Leela Grace, learn to play the old time banjo from scratch, $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 8 through Dec 20) Clawhammer Banjo 2, 6 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 LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 8 through Dec 20)By-Ear Harmony Singing 2, 7 pm, led by Leela Grace, for people with some singing experience, discover the power of voices raised in harmony, $120 for seven sessions. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 1 through Dec 13, except Nov 22) — Ukulele for Kids Age 7+, 4 pm, led by Avery Hill, kids learn a new song each week; instruction is light, playful, and substantive, $120 for six classes, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 8 through Dec 20, except Nov 22) — Ukulele 1.5, 5:30 pm, led by Avery Hill, a continuation of the previous term's Ukulele I class, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 8 through Dec 13, except Nov 22) — Ukulele Ensemble for Adults, 6:30 pm, led by Avery Hill, for beginners and experienced strummers who want to explore the instrumental realm, $120 for six classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every -Nov 8 through Dec 20) Songwriting As Truthtelling, 6-8 pm, led by Matt Meighan, explore songwriting as a means to uncover deeply-felt truths, enrollment limited to 10, all levels of experience welcome, $160 for seven classes, held in North Portland. For details and registration, go to artichokemusic.org/classes

CLASS (Every - Nov 8 through Dec 20) Body Mapping: What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, 7 pm, led by Stephanie Cooke, introduction to body mapping: increasing facility and preventing injury, $120 for seven classes, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, 503-232-8845. Info: 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 (1st) — First Wednesday Zydeco, lesson: 7:15 pm; CD dance: 8-10 pm, East Portland Eagles, 4904 SE Hawthorne. Sponsored by Cascade Zydeco, $7 general/$5 Cascade Zydeco members

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

Nov 1: music by Joyride, caller Frannie Marr

Dec 6: music by Joyride, caller Deb Comly

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

DANCE (3rd) — Newberg Contra Dance, 7:30 pm (lesson at 7), Chehalem Cultural Center (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 (1st, 2nd & 5th) — Thursday Swing!, 6-11 pm (doors open at 5:30), features a rotating cast of Portland's finest and most danceable swing bands. Secret Society *, $10, all ages until 8 pm, then 21+; under 16 free. Info: www.secretsociety.net.

Nov 2: Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands + Baby & The Pearl Blowers

Nov 9: The Cherry Blossom Hot 4 + Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Nov 30: The Libertine Belles + The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies

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

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

OPEN MIC (1st and 3rd) — Songwriter Roundup, 7-10 pm, allows songwriters to perform an original song; hosted by Matt Meighan and Suzan Lundy, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, $5. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

OPEN MIC (2nd and 4th) — Acoustic Village, 7-10 pm, features a different theme each week, Artichoke Music *, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, $5. Info: 503-232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

Nov 9: Harvest, Hearth, and Home

Nov 23: * * * Closed for Thanksgiving * * *

Dec 14: Four Seasons

Dec 28: Friendship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 3: John Whelan

Dec 1: Dale Russ, Johnny B Connolly and Joe Root

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

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

Friday

CONCERT 1st) — Makaena Durias, 4 pm, indie singer/songwriter with quirky songs on the uke, free, all ages, White Eagle Saloon *. Info: www.mcmenamins.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

COFFEEHOUSE (Every) — Friday Night Coffeehouse, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), singer-songwriter performances: four acts performing 30-minute sets, Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2001 SE Powell, suggested donation $5-10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE (Every) — PCDC English Country Dance, 7:30–10:30 pm, modern English country dance for all; newcomers encouraged to come at 7:15 and introduce yourself to the caller for assistance, Burlingame Water Tower (BWT) *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: portlandcountrydance.org

* * * PRE-BALL DANCE - Special Location: Fulton Community Center, 68 SW MIles * * *

Nov 3: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk, Laura Kuhlman, caller Cynthia Stenger

Nov 10: music by Richard Scher, Lori Schaffer, Sean Nolan, caller Erik Weberg

Nov 17: music by Carl Thor, Leslie Hirsch, Laura Kuhlman, caller Mary Devlin

Nov 24: music by Fine Companions, caller Erik Weberg

Dec 1: music by Richard Scher, Leslie Hirsch, Jon Neff, Alan Rutherford, caller Cynthia Stenger

Dec 8: music by Sue Songer, Kathleen Towers, Laura Kuhlman, caller Laura Hatch

Dec 15: music by Damsel, caller Ric Goldman

Dec 22: music by Lisa Scott, George Penk, Laura Kuhlman, caller Erik Weberg

Dec 29: music by Carl Thor and Sean Nolan, caller Ric Goldman

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

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

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

Nov 10: music by Stepwise Trio, caller Tarka Ayres

Dec 8: music by The Euphemists, caller David Kaynor

DANCE (Nov 17 and Dec 8) — Hillsboro Contra Dance, 7:30–10 pm dance (lesson at 7 pm), new series, caller and live music at every dance, no partner required, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2194 SE Minter Bridge Road, Hillsboro, $8 non-members, $7 PCDC members and seniors, $5 students, under 12 free. Info: Ivan Camacho at stringride(at)aol.com

Nov 17: music by Stringride, caller Ric Goldman

Dec 8: music by Cary Novotny and Johnny Connolly, caller TBD

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

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

Saturday

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

CONCERT (1st & 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) — Lorna Miller's Little Kids Jamboree, 4-5 pm, a fun music event for the whole family, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi, $5 per family. Info: landmarksaloon.com

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

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

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

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

Nov 11: Corral Creek Bluegrass Band - Tribute to our Veterans

Dec 9: MAC, contemporary Celtic band with Ryan McKasson

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

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

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

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

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

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

* * * Portland FolkMusic Society Event * * *

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

Nov 11: 6 pm potluck, 7:30 pm sing

Leo & Bev Kaminski

11625 SW 47th Avenue

503-293-3122

Dec 9: 6-11 pm

Waverly Heights UCC

Jeanene Pratt

3300 SE Woodward

503-888-2556

SING (4th) — Song Circle, 2-4 pm, with John Richter. $5. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

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

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

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

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

WORKSHOP (2nd) — Slow Jam, 3-4:30 pm, with Megan Cronin. Artichoke Music, NOTE NEW LOCATION: 2007 SE Powell, $10. Info: 232-8845 or artichokemusic.org/classes

DANCE (1st) — 1st Saturday Contra, 7:30-11 pm (begins with a teaching session), Fulton Park Community Center *, $8, $6 students. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Nov 4: music by Lanny Martin, Dave Hamlin, Fran Slefer, janet Goulston, caller Woody Lane

Dec 2: TBD

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

Nov 4: music by Broken Top, caller Noah Grunzweig

Nov 18: music by KGB, caller William Watson (venue TBA

Dec 2: music by Penk, Pinney & Lindsay, caller Erik Weberg

Dec 16: music by The nettles, caller Woody Lane

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 *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Nov 11: music by InTentCity, caller TBD

Dec 9: RUSHFEST: music by a wide variety of recordings, caller Emily Rush

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

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

Nov 11: special dance on Thu Nov 9 with music by Wild Asparagus, caller George Marshall

Nov 25: music by Mulligatawny, caller Karen Olsen

Dec 9: music by Treetop, callers Erik Weberg

Dec 23: * * * NO DANCE, Happy Holidays * * *

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 18: music by The BFD, caller Woody Lane

Dec 16: music by Heather Pinney, George Penk & Friends, caller TBD

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

Nov 25: Campaign for Reel Time

Dec 23: TBD

DANCE (5th) — PCDC Contra Dance, 8:00 pm, (7:30 beginners), open mike with open band (and late evening "Techno Contra"), Fulton Park Community Center *, $9 non-members, $7 members, $6 students & seniors, $1 off on dances before 7:30. Info: Rich, 327-6582

Dec 30: music by The Syncopaths, callers Jeremy Korr and 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/shows/60754 . Tickets at door $15 general/$12 PSG members and students. Info: www.portlandstorytellers.org.

Nov 4: Features Holly Robison, Avery Hill Bicknell, and Patrick Gannon (Details TBA)

Dec 2: Whisting in the Dark: Stories of Bravery and Fear, hosted by Gretchen Peterson and featuring Drea Douglas and Brian Rohr with music by Hamid Bennett

* * * CAMPS/FESTIVALS

Dec 15-17, 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 15-23, The Christmas Revels 2017. Nordic Lights, a celebration of the Winter Solstice, featuring dance, music, and costumes of Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. St. Mary's Academy, 1615 SW 5th Avenue. For info and ticket prices, visit portlandrevels.org.

Schedule of Performances:

Dec 15 (Fri): 7:30 pm (special 25% off senior night)

Dec 16 (Sat): 1 pm & 7:30 pm

Dec 17 (Sun): 1 pm & 7:30 pm

Dec 18 (Mon): 7:30 pm

Dec 22 (Fri): 7:30 pm

Dec 23 (Sat): 1 pm

Dec 29-30, Little Lights, a one-hour long mini-revels designed for children 2-7. Performances on Dec 29 and 30, at 11 am and 2 pm each day, Artists Repertory Theater, Alder Stage, 1516 SW Alder. Tickets available at www.portlandrevels.org.

Dec 9, Norske Runddansere's 29th Annual Snoball. Dance Festival on MT Hood featuring dinner, music, dance and traditional Nordic folk music by EJ Landsman, Peter Michaelson and Martha Levenson, Mazama Lodge, near Government Camp (overnight stay optional). For info on registration, visit www.norskerunddansere.org or contact Veronika Newgard at 503-636-7509.

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

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

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

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


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

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