HARDLY STRICTLY IRISH is a St. Patrick’s concert at Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont, and an intimate evening of songs, stories, tunes and blarney with Lauren Sheehan, Kate Power and  Steve Einhorn., two Irish lasses from New England and a Jewish guy from New York, Saturday March 9 at 7:30 pm. Reserve tickets now by emailing: vnchesler@gmail.com. Suggested donation is $10-$15.

 

LAMENTATIO: MUSIC FOR HOLY WEEK by Cantores in Ecclesia, directed by Blake Applegate, Sunday, March 24, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1112 SE 41st Ave. at 3 pm. The concert features Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah and works by Caldara, Giles, Lassus, Palestrina and Purcell. The group has sung in Mexico, Spain, France, England and Italy. Tickets: $20 general, $15 Students and seniors at the door or in advance from www.brownpapertickets.com. 503.295.2811.www.cantoresinecclesia.org .

 

THREE NEW EXHIBITS AT MILEPOST 5, 850 NE 81st Ave., up through March 31 include Post Political: Large Works for Coming in From the Cold and Building Community by James Halvorson, an interactive installation; Wanderlust: Returning to Portland from Planet Earth, Lori Lazar’s inspirations made in Mexico, Italy, Greece, France, the Oregon Coast and more; and Kelly Heidig’s Landscapes. 503.278.6952/www.milepost5.net .

 

HEAR BELTAINE LIVE, an energetic Portland Celtic band. Celebrate St.Patrick’s with Brian, Kris, Jamie, Judas and John, Saturday, March 16 at The Lodge Bar and Grill, 6605 SE Powell Blvd. for three big sets. Listen in to their latest disc at www.beltainemusic.com and see their full schedule and gig details.

 

THE EVERYONE WELCOME COMMUNITY CHOIR – Singing Class with Anne Weiss, Conductor. Everyone welcome. No auditions, all levels, all ages and wheelchair accessable. 5145 SE Lincoln St. in the Lincoln St. Church. Spring Term: Mondays, March 26-May 6, 2013, 6:30 pm. Cost is $80 (prorated for latecomers) or come one class for $15. Work trade offered to unemployed folks. Info/ RSVP: Community Choir Coordinator Leslie Schockner 503.659.1371.

 

BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND FARM MIDWIVES returns to the Clinton Street Theater, by popular demand Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm. Thur. March 14 at 7 pm, KBOO at the Clinton screens Festival Express about the 1970 train ride across Canada with Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, The Grateful Dead and others. March 8 and 9, REEL Relics presents 80s bands The Fixx, Tears For Fears, early REM and The Smiths. The Clinton Street Theater celebrates its 100th year. www.clintonsttheater.com .

 

PORTLAND STORYTELLERS present an evening of harp-touched stories of evil fairies and heroic young women accompanied by a Celtic harp. Friday March 8, 7:30 pm at Hipbone Studios, 1847 E Burnside St. Tickets are $10, PSG Members and Students with ID $8, Children under 10, $5. Recommended for adults and children 8 years and older.

 

NEW MOON SUMMER CAMP THEATRE take place at Grout Elementary School, SE Holgate & 32nd St. Two, two week long camps for students ages 8 – 18 each day from 9 am to 3 pm , Camp 1 is July 8 – 19 with Law & Disorder: The Case of B. B. Wolf. Camp 2 is July 22 – August 2 with We Open Tomorrow Night?! – A Variety Show. Public performances take place the evening of the last day of each camp. Register with Mary Webber at 503.916.6421, email Mary.Weber@portlandoregon.gov or at www.portlandonline.com/parks Prior experience in theatre classes or shows is recommended.

 

ATHOL FUGARD’S BLOOD KNOT premiered in Johannesburg in 1961 and was the first South African play with an interracial cast. It was immediately shut down by the government. That won’t happen here, but context is everything. Profile Theatre presents the play through March 17. It’s the story of half-brothers Zach and Morris who live together in a Port Elizabeth black housing slum. Talkback with the creative teams March 3,10, 17. Sign-interpreted performance March 7. Box office 503.242.0080 and see www.profiletheatre.org for more information