RICH HALLEY QUARTET performs at No Fun, 1709 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Tuesday, March 12, 9:30 pm, 21+ Saxophonist Halley has released twenty+ recordings as a leader and is known for his asymmetrical, rhythmic compositions and fiery playing. His quartet performs two sets and features Andrew Jones, bass; Michael Harrison Gamble, guitar and Alan Cook, drums. Halley co-founded Portland’s Creative Music Guild in 1991 after being disappointed with the lack of performing opportunities for non-traditional jazz musicians. Portland has grown since then. See richhalley.com. Friday, March 8, doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 pm.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC CONCERT! Music Together of Portland hosts a children’s concert featuring recording artist “Uncle” Gerry Dignan and the program teachers. There are two shows March 10, at 3 pm and 5 pm at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St. Bring children ages 0-8 for an hour of singing, dancing, and fun. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children (under 17) and on sale at albertarosetheatre.com. All proceeds benefit the Music Together of Portland Scholarship Fund. “We have been able to give the gift of music to over fifty families a year with the support of the Portland community,” says co-director Bonnie Singer. See musictogether-pdx.com
UNDINE presented by Speculative Drama and Susurrations: Thursdays-Saturdays, March 14-23 at 8 pm at The Steep And Thorny Way To Heaven, SE 2nd and Hawthorne Blvd. The French fairytale seems to be about two women fighting over a shared lover, but the tragic heart of the story is different and has inspired countless adaptations over the last century and a half, including Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. It’s the tale of a bold knight who makes poor decisions, a mermaid with strange behavior and the story of two worlds colliding. Due to the seating arrangement, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for accessibility information. Advance ticket or RSVP is essential and encouraged; $25 seat, $18 GA ($15 advance). No late seating. Not recommended for children under twelve.
DAYLIGHT SAVING EQUINOX CONCERT – Sunday, March 10 at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 4:30 pm, 2828 SE Stephens St. The musicians are Ivona Schacker, Megan Cronin and her ensemble (violin and viola), Gregor McGee (organ), Logan Thane Brown(trumpet) and his Brass Quintet, and Nathan Meckley (voice) in a classical repertoire. Everyone is welcome. This concert is by donation. Contact: Rev. Linda Stewart-Kalen 503.236.2430, or 503.233.4201.
CONFESSIN’ MY DUES – TERRY ROBB RECORD RELEASE with Gary Hobbs, Dave Captein and Adam Scramstad at The Secret Society Ballroom, 116 NE Russell St, March 8 doors at 8:30 show at 9 – 21+over. Tickets are $22 advance / $25 at the door. Praised by Rolling Stone, Vintage Guitar, Down Beat, Acoustic Guitar, Living Blues, Guitar Player, Blues Blast, Guitar World, and countless more esteemed journals, Robb is among the top fingerstyle blues guitarists of our time. In Confessin’ My Dues, his fifteenth solo recording, Robb draws on his deep knowledge of Delta blues, ragtime and swing in thirteen original compositions. See terryrobb.com.
POET LEZLIE AMARA performs with sound designer/percussionist Juniana Lanning and guitarist Brandon Conway at Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE MLK, Thursday March 28, 9:30 pm. passagesbookshop.com.
THE 12TH PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (POW) March 27-31 is at the Hollywood Theater, Clinton Street Theater, and Holocene. It opens March 27, 9 pm at Holocene with the silent masterpiece Salomé, by Russian-born actress and producer Alla Nazimova and presented with new live score by Dolphin Midwives and Indira Valey as part of the Holocene project Fin de Cinema. The 2019 festival honors Kathleen Collins, one of the first African American women film directors and includes a screening of her Losing Ground, at the Hollywood Theatre March 30, at 7 pm, [Hollywood Theatre is at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. hollywoodtheatre.org. Holocene, is at 1001 SE Morrison St. holocene.org] See powfilmfest.com