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Goings On – November 2011

Saturday 5
MUSIC
Dan Golden & Larry Alred. World Music 6 – 9pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
Niall. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Denise Drake. Folk Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.
Tony Smiley. Experimental/Indie/Rock. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.
Tom Grant. Jazz piano & songs. $20 at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach. 503-436-2623
Open Mic. 7 – 9pm at the Bay City Arts Center.
Ocean. Down-tempo/Metal/Rock. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.
Sonny Hess. Blues/R&B/Soul. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
ART
6×6 Art Auction. Artworks will be on display in advance of the Auction. Free admission. Silent auction 5 – 8pm, live auction 6pm. At the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA
Trails End Art Association Art Walk Reception. Free, 2 – 5pm at the Trail’s End Art Association Art Center in Gearhart.
First Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 8pm at galleries and businesses in Seaside & Gearhart.
Stormy Weather Arts Festival. All day events at various locations in Cannon Beach. cannonbeach.org/chamber/events/stormy/stormy-weather.html
Holiday Show Artist Reception. 5 – 7pm at the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach.
Artist’s Reception. For the Annual Miniatures Show. 6 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Gallery in Canon Beach.
FOOD & DRINK
5-Course Wild Mushroom Dinner. $50 per person, $95 per couple. Reservations required. 4 – 8pm at the Tuscany Café in Ilwaco, WA  360-642-4899 for reservations.
Wine Tasting. Firriato (Sicilian Wines). 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.
Winemaker’s Dinner. Firriato (Sicilian Wines). Reservations required, 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.  503-325-6600
HAPPENING
Fashion Show & Tea. “Think Pink – Health by Design”Doors will open at 1:30pm so guests can shop at the Retail Boutique featuring local merchants. Proceeds will provide mammograms for women in need and other cancer care. $35, 2pm at the Astoria Elks Ballroom.
Game Day at Your Library. Relax and have fun with friends and family at the Astoria Public Library’s free monthly Game Day.  Choose from a wide variety of games for all ages.  Refreshments will be provided.  Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Astoria Public Library.
Drug Facts Trivia Night. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, Prevention Works and the Astoria Co-op are sponsoring “National Drug Facts Week: Shatter the Myths” with a trivia night at the 14th St Coffee House in Astoria.
Dark & Stormy Beach Weekend. Fun events celebrating fun activities for stormy weekends at the Hoffman Center and other locations in Manzanita.
TFC Holiday Bazaar. At the Tillamook County Fairgrounds in Tillamook. 503-842-2272
LITERARY
Author Appearance. George Brown Wright, author of “Newport Blues: A Salesman’s Lament” will be signing his novel at Beach Books in Seaside from 5 – 7pm.
Manzanita Writer’s Series. New York Times Bestselling author Chelsea Cain read from her new book “The Night Season.” Open mic follows. $5, 7pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.
OUTSIDE
Mysterious Mushrooms of Fort Stevens. Join an Oregon State Parks ranger to learn about local mushrooms. Program covers regulations, uses and identification of wild mushrooms in Oregon, followed by a short hike around the park to look for and identify mushrooms. Some of this is under shelter and some is not, so be sure to dress for the weather. $5 parking fee, at Picnic Shelter A, Coffenbury Lake, at Ft Stevens State Park, Hammond.
THEATER
Beyond McGee & McGrew. An Evening with Robert W Service. $10, 7pm at the Riverbend Room at NCRD in Nehalem.
Saving Grace. Romantic comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 6
MUSIC
Dan Golden. World Music 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Bob Milne. Ragtime. $25, 1pm at the International Kite Museum in Long Beach, WA
Ed Goldfarb. The History of Piano Music. $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $55 season ticket. 2pm at the Raymond Theater in Raymond, WA sundayafternoonlive.org/blog/tickets/
Norman Baker. 2-step/Acoustic/Folk. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.
ART
Stormy Weather Arts Festival. All day events at various locations in Cannon Beach. cannonbeach.org/chamber/events/stormy/stormy-weather.html
HAPPENING
Dark & Stormy Weekend. Fun events celebrating fun activities for stormy weekends at the Hoffman Center and other locations in Manzanita.
THEATER
Beyond McGee & McGrew. An Evening with Robert W Service. $10, 2pm at the Riverbend Room at NCRD in Nehalem.

Monday 7
CINEMA
The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships. Filmmaker Maria Brooks, presents her documentary film “The Men who Sailed the Liberty Ships. “  Free, 7pm in the Community Room in the Seaside Library. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday 8
FOOD & DRINK
Iron Chef Goes Coastal. Starts at 5pm at the Seaside Civic & Convention Center.

Wednesday 9
MUSIC
Dan Golden. World Music. 5:30 – 8:30pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
HAPPENING
Team Trivia Tournament. Answer the most questions correctly and win prizes and bragging rights. Provides 99 percent of minimum daily requirement for fun. 6pm at the Seaside Library.

Thursday 10
MUSIC
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. 2-step/Big Beat/Gospel.  No cover, at Fort George in Asstoria.
LITERARY
Lunch with Author Laurie Frankel. Frankel, author of “The Atlas of Love” will be at Beach Books in Seaside at noon.
THEATER
Saving Grace. Romantic comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 11
MUSIC
David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Nick Mostly. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Rindy & Marv Ross. Folk Rock/Pop/Rock. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.
The Beach Boys. Classic Rock/Pop/Surf. $40 – $55, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.
Norman Sylvester. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
Will Keifer. 9pm at Chinook Winds Seafood Grill lounge in Lincoln City.
Tongue & Groove. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
ART
Open House. Noon – 4pm at Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in Tillamook. 503-842-8622
LECTURE
“Ocian in View” Lecture Series. At the Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org/news-events/ocian-in-view-lecture-series/
LITERARY
Book Signing. Dick Lang will be signing books by his father TSGT James Lang.  “Kriegies and Goons:  My Life in Nazi POW Camps.” 11am – noon at Godfathers Books in Astoria.
OUTSIDE
Wild Mushroom Hike. Join an Oregon State Park ranger for a guided hike to look for wild mushrooms. Dress appropriately and bring a basket, pocket knife and mushroom identification book if you have one. You may also bring in mushrooms for identification. Free, 1pm at Battery Russell, Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond.
THEATER
Saving Grace. Romantic comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 12
MUSIC
The Cedar Shakes. Nehalem-based alt.country trio plays at KALA, post Astoria Art Walk. Doors open 7:30. Poet Sarah Archer opens at 8pm. Music 8:30 on. Cover $5.
Beer & Wine Available.
Bill Hayes. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Jeffrey Reynolds & Dan Golden. Celtic/Gypsy/Latin. 6 – 9pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
LG Burger. Classical Rock/Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Wine Bar in Sweet Basil’s café in Cannon Beach.
Stephen Beus 2011. Classical Piano. $15 – $20, 7:30pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.
The Beach Boys. Classic Rock/Pop/Surf. $40 – $55, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.
Turquoise Pride. An inter-tribal drum troupe. 1pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Norman Sylvester. Blues. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
One Way Out. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.
Will Keifer. 9pm at Chinook Winds Seafood Grill lounge in Lincoln City.
ART
Second Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 9pm at galleries and businesses in downtown Astoria.
CINEMA
My Favorite Brunette. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.
FOOD & DRINK
“Ocian in View” Salmon Dinner. The Chinook Tribe will host their Annual Salmon Dinner.  Cost is $15 per person, seniors (55 and over) $13, children under 12 $5.  No reservations are required. 4 – 7pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA
Wine Tasting.  Antinori. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.
Seaside Downtown Wine Walk. $ 7.50 for commemorative wine glass and ID bracelet + nominal tasting fees (can be purchased at the Carousel Mall and Wheelhouse Seafood), 3 – 7pm at businesses in downtown Seaside.
Winemaker’s Dinner. Antinori. Reservations required, 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.  503-325-6600
Lincoln City Chowder Cook-off. Admittance is free, but a token amount will be charged for tastes.  11am – 2pm at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City.
Indian-Style Salmon Bake. 1 – 4pm on the west lawn of the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
HAPPENING
Lower Columbia Pug Socializing Club. Pugs and their people meet monthly for fun & socialization.  Free, 11am at Carruthers Park in Warrenton.
Tillamook County Master Gardener Association Annual Tea. $10 admission includes recipe book & two raffle tickets. 1 – 3pm at the Church of the Nazarene in Tillamook. 503-812-8959
LECTURE
“Ocian in View” Lecture Series. At the Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org/news-events/ocian-in-view-lecture-series/
Baskets, Beads & Regalia: cultural Treasures from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Discussion & artifact display. 2pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
LITERARY
Author Appearance. Laurie Notaro, author of “It Looked Better on The Model” will present from her work and be available for book signing at the Seaside Library at 1pm.
Second Saturday Northwest Author Series. Scott Sparling, author of “Wire to Wire”, will speak at the Cannon Beach Library at 2pm.
Native American Heritage Book Sale. 1 – 4pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Second Saturday Northwest Author Series. Scott Sparling, author of the thriller “Wire to Wire” will be at the Cannon Beach Library at 2pm.
Author Appearance & Book Signing. Author Gloria Linkey discusses her book “Native American Women: Three Who Changed History. 3pm at the Lincoln city Cultural Center.
OUTSIDE
Mysterious Mushrooms of Fort Stevens. Join an Oregon State Parks ranger to learn about local mushrooms. Program covers regulations, uses and identification of wild mushrooms in Oregon, followed by a short hike around the park to look for and identify mushrooms. Some of this is under shelter and some is not, so be sure to dress for the weather. $5 parking fee, at Picnic Shelter A, Coffenbury Lake, at Ft Stevens State Park, Hammond.
THEATER
Saving Grace. Romantic comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 13
MUSIC
Dan Golden. World Music 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Theresa Waters. Classical Piano. $25, 3pm at Winema Chapel at Camp Winema north of Neskowin.
Southern Skies. Americana/Country/Folk Rock. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.  360-795-9996
HAPPENING
Holiday Bazaar Day. At Rosburg Community Hall in Rosburg, WA.  360-484-7723
LECTURE
“Ocian in View” Lecture Series. At the Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org/news-events/ocian-in-view-lecture-series/

Monday 14
HAPPENING
College Night in Oregon. High school students and their parents are invited to attend this free college-planning event. 6:30 – 9pm at the 2nd floor in Columbia Hall at CCC in Astoria.

Tuesday 15
MUSIC
The Lowe Family Christmas Show. $20 – $30, 7pm at the Don Whitney Auditorium in Tillamook.

Wednesday 16
MUSIC
Open Mic Night. All acts welcome. 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.
Open Mic Night. Hosted by Ann Tierney. All levels welcome. 5 – 7pm at Wheelhouse Coffee Company in Astoria.
Dan Golden. World Music 5:30 – 8:30pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
FOOD & DRINK
Ice Cream Social. The public is invited for cake & ice cream + birthday celebration. $1 suggested donation, free if it’s your birthday month. 2pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA
LECTURE
Listening to the Land: Stranded Marine Mammals. Explore why whales, seals and other marine mammals strand themselves on beaches. Scientists are still trying to understand the phenomena, and the staff at the Seaside Aquarium have been assisting in that effort on North Coast beaches since the 1980s. Come learn more about their work, and about how you can help to ensure the health and safety of stranded marine mammals. Free, 9am – noon at the Seaside Library.
LITERARY
Cannon Beach Reads. A monthly book discussion club that is open to the public. This month’s book is “The House of Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Free, 7pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

Thursday 17
MUSIC
Cappella Romana. Byzantine. Performing ancient music from St Catherine’s Monastery on Mt Sinai. $15, 7pm at Tillamook United Methodist Church.
FOOD & DRINK
Fundraising Dinner. $7 for adults and $5 for children includes. 5 – 6:30pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA (3nd Thurs)
HAPPENING
Seed Exchange.  Local non-profit Titanic Lifeboat Academy invites you to salvage the last seeds from your garden as the season ends, place them in small envelopes, mark the envelope and comment on the variety. 6:30 – 8pm at Blue Scorcher in Astoria. For further information on the Seed Exchange, contact Caren Black at 503-325-6886 or LifeboatAcademy@aol.com
LGBT Q-Mixer.  QJazz features vocal hosts Dinah Urell and Walt Trumbull and pianist Chuck  Wilder.  Live standards, complimentary apps and social mixer from 8pm to close. Bring a standard  and sing with pianist Chuck Wilder. Every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
LITERARY
Write In. In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), local writers Jan Bono and Janet Bowler will host a NaNoWriMo “Write In. ” Write-ins offer a supportive environment and surprisingly effective peer pressure, turning the usually solitary act of writing into a community experience. 3 – 5pm at Three Cups Coffee House in Astoria. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, go to nanowrimo.org
Author Appearnace. Jan Bono, author of “It’s Christmas” and frequent contributor to “Chicken Soup for the Soul” will be at the Seaside Library at 7pm.

Friday 18
MUSIC
Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Jason Lambert. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Crown Point. Alternative/Pop/Rock. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.
North Oregon Coast Symphony Concert. “Bicentennial”. $10, 7pm at the PAC in Astoria. 503-436-0939
Ted Vaughn Blues Band. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
HAPPENING
Holiday Bazaar. At St James Family Center in Cathlamet, WA
Storyteller. An evening with Turtle Island Storyteller Esther Stutzman. Free, 7:30pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
THEATER
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 19
MUSIC
Dan Golden & Larry Alred. World Music 6 – 9pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
Niall. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Terry Robb. Blues guitar. 6:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s café in Cannon Beach.
Excellent Gentlemen. Funk/R&B/Soul. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.
Jimi Bivens. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.
The Slants. Electro/Punk/Rock. No cover, 9pm at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.
Strangetones. No cover, 9pm ay Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
CINEMA
Windwalker. $2, at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.
FOOD & DRINK
Wines for Thanksgiving. Wine Tasting. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria
HAPPENING
Holiday Bazaar. At St James Family Center in Cathlamet, WA
Holiday Bazaar. 10am – 4pm at United Methodist Church in Seaside.
Gingerbread Tea + Holiday Event. Raffle, old-fashioned Christmas decorations, gingerbread house contest & auction.  1 – 4pm at the Seaside Museum & Historical Society.
Restoration Pow Wow. At Chinook Wins in Lincoln City. FMI 888-CHINOOK
LITERARY
Author Appearance. Author Barton Howe will speak about his new novel “Beach Slapped”. Free, 3pm at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City.
Nye Beach Writers’Series. Poets Henry Hughes and Jennifer Richter will read from their work. Q&A and open mic session following. $6, 7pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center.
OUTSIDE
Saturday Stewardship: Beaver Habitat. Join North Coast Land Conservancy for a morning of stewardship at Stanley Marsh near Seaside.  Help plant hundreds of willows to provide food and shelter for beavers. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, sturdy boots, rain gear, and water. Tools will be supplied. Work continues in the afternoon, so if you want to make a day of it, pack a lunch and stay.  9am – noon and beyond. For directions to the work site, please contact (503) 738-9126
THEATER
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 20
MUSIC
Dan Golden. World Music 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
North Oregon Coast Symphony Concert. “Bicentennial”. $10 (kids 12 & under free with adult), 3pm at the Tillamook United Methodist Church, 503-436-0936.
Renegade Stringband. Americana/Bluegrass/Soul. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.
THEATER/PERF
Joe Pipia and the Magic Chamber. The invisible and original world class magic of Joey Pipia is featured in The Magic Chamber: 30 seats, 60 minutes, one outrageous event,” presented for two show only, Sunday, November 20th, 4 pm and 6 pm at KALA@hipfishmonthly in Astoria. $20. Purchase tickets at Lucy’s Books in Astoria or go to www.brownpapertickets.com
FOOD & DRINK
Pancake Breakfast. All-you-can-eat for $5, 8am – noon at the Bay City Arts Center.
Cannon Beach American Legion Breakfast. $7 adults, $3 children under 6. 9 – 11:30am at the American Legion Hall in Cannon Beach.
HAPPENING
Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company. Free, 2pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
LECTURE
In Their Footsteps Lecture Series. Stiger Linkey, “Native American Women; Three Who Changed History” -1:00 pm Visitor Center Netul River Room at Fort Clatsop.

Wednesday 23
MUSIC
Dan Golden. World Music 5:30 – 8:30pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
HAPPENING
Open Mic. All Acts are welcome. No cover, 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.
LITERARY
Local Author Showcase. Writers and friends are invited to come share and listen to original works being read by local authors. Free, 6 – 8pm at Olde Towne Trading Post in Ilwaco, WA

Friday 25
MUSIC
Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Doug Rupe. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Country Music Jam. Free, 7 – 9pm at the Wickiup Senior Center in Svensen.
Eric John Kaiser. Acoustic/Classic Rock/Pop. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.
Franko & The Stingers. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
Lloyd Jones. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.
ART
Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour. This two-day event encompasses 20 locations, from Chinook to Surfside. PAA artists open their studios to the public for demonstrations, sales and the chance to see art in the making. Tour maps available at beachartist.org.  Free, 10am – 4pm at various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula, WA.
CINEMA
Polar Express. Hosted by Mrs. Claus and special guests. Free, 1pm at the Neptune Theater in Long Beach, WA.
FOOD & DRINK
Special Wine Tastings. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.
HAPPENING
Holiday Bazaar. Two floors of fantastic handcrafted, homemade and brand name items. A perfect place to find that gift you’ve been looking for! Lunch concessions will be available. 10am – 4pm at the Grange Hall in Long Beach, WA.
Seaside Holiday Gift Fair. Features handcrafted items by local and area artisans. From toys to fine art or jewelry to pet clothes – there’s something for everyone. Santa will be there, too! 1 – 7pm at the Seaside Convention Center.
Rockaway Beach Holiday Gift Fair. At Rockaway Beach City Hall. 503-355-2291
Holiday Open House & Christmas Sale. Free admission, 10am – 4pm at the Garibaldi Museum. 503-322-8411
Cape Meares Exhibit & Sale. 10am – 4pm at the Little Red School House Community Center in Cape Meares. 503-842-3581
Big ‘N Better Christmas Bazaar. $2 admission fee applies toward purchase. 10am – 4pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Pacific Power Parade of Lights & Community Tree Lighting. Line up at the Seaside Museum at 6:30pm.
Christmas Tree Lighting. At the Rockaway Beach Wayside. 503-355-2291
Comedy on the Coast. Featuring Paul Ogata, Bob Kubota, and Adam Stone. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.
OUTSIDE
Wild Mushroom Hike. Join an Oregon State Park ranger for a guided hike to look for wild mushrooms. Dress appropriately and bring a basket, pocket knife and mushroom identification book if you have one. You may also bring in mushrooms for identification. Free, 1pm at Battery Russell, Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond.
THEATER
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.
A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Saturday 26
MUSIC
Troll Radio Revue. Americana. $2 for adults, free for children. 11am – noon at the PAC in Astoria.
Bill Hayes. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Jeffrey Reynolds & Dan Golden. Celtic/Gypsy/Latin. 6 – 9pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
The Bar Pilots. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.
Jim Mesi. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.
ART
Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour. This two-day event encompasses 20 locations, from Chinook to Surfside. PAA artists open their studios to the public for demonstrations, sales and the chance to see art in the making. Tour maps available at beachartist.org.  Free, 10am – 4pm at various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula, WA.
CINEMA
Opal. A dramatic narrative film inspired by the life of Oregon native Opal Whitely. There will be a Skype Q&A with the filmmakers. $7, 7:30pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. Special Wine Tastings. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria
HAPPENING
Holidays at the Beach. Catch a magical show with Mrs. Claus, take home a craft activity, and pose for free pictures with Santa. Later, enjoy caroling and the City of Long Beach’s tree lighting ceremony with The Mayor and our special guests. Magic begins at 11am and 1pm, Santa Pictures begin around 2pm. At Pacific Ave & 3rd St S in Long Beach, WA
Saturday Christmas Market. 16 vendors delight the senses and help you find the perfect holiday gifts.  At the Port of Ilwaco, WA
Holiday Bazaar. 10am – 4pm at the Grange Hall in Long Beach, WA.
Christmas Lighting Festival & Festival of Trees. On Main St in Cathlamet, WA
Seaside Holiday Gift Fair. Features handcrafted items by local and area artisans. From toys to fine art or jewelry to pet clothes – there’s something for everyone. Santa will be there, too! 10am  – 6pm at the Seaside Convention Center.
Rockaway Beach Holiday Gift Fair. At Rockaway Beach City Hall. 503-355-2291
Holiday Open House & Christmas Sale. Free admission, 10am – 4pm at the Garibaldi Museum. 503-322-8411
Cape Meares Exhibit & Sale. 10am – 4pm at the Little Red School House Community Center in Cape Meares. 503-842-3581
Big ‘N Better Christmas Bazaar. $2 admission fee applies toward purchase. 10am – 4pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Comedy on the Coast. Featuring Paul Ogata, Bob Kubota, and Adam Stone. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.
OUTSIDE
Mysterious Mushrooms of Fort Stevens. Join an Oregon State Parks ranger to learn about local mushrooms. Program covers regulations, uses and identification of wild mushrooms in Oregon, followed by a short hike around the park to look for and identify mushrooms. Some of this is under shelter and some is not, so be sure to dress for the weather. $5 parking fee, at Picnic Shelter A, Coffenbury Lake, at Ft Stevens State Park, Hammond.
THEATER
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.
A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Sunday 27
MUSIC
Messiah Sing-Along. Sing with the NC Choral. It’s Free and bring a can of food. 4pm at the Astoria Christian Church, 1151 Harrison in Astoria.
Dan Golden. World Music 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s in Seaside.
Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Moonlight Mile. Alternative/Rock. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.
HAPPENING
Holidays at the Beach. Celebrate Frosty the Snowman’s Birthday. Bring a donation of hat, scarves, mittens or other winter clothing for the needy. Enjoy magic with Mrs. Claus and Frosty as well as craft stations and birthday cake. 11am at Pacific Ave & 3rd St S in Long Beach, WA
Seaside Holiday Gift Fair. Features handcrafted items by local and area artisans. From toys to fine art or jewelry to pet clothes – there’s something for everyone. Santa will be there, too! 11am – 3pm at the Seaside Convention Center.
PNPW Pro Wrestling. $10, 5 – 8pm at the Astoria Event Center.
THEATER
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 3pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Thursday 1
THEATER
Amahl and the Night Visitors. The North Chorale presents this Gian Carlo Menoti classic. Featuring Maddox Dancers. 7:30pm at the CCC P{AC, 16th $ Franklin in Astoria.
Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Friday 2
MUSIC
David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Jason Lambert. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Hurtbird. Experimental/Hip Hop/Show Tunes. No cover, 9pm at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. At Taste of Tuscany in Seaside. 503-738-5377
HAPPENING
Holiday Open House. 9am – 5pm at Artistic Bouquets in Seaview, WA
Starving Artist Faire. Hand made gifts, live music, and munchies. Admission $2 suggested donation. 7 – 10pm at the Star of the Sea Auditorium in Astoria.
THEATER
Amahl and the Night Visitors. The North Chorale presents this Gian Carlo Menoti classic. Featuring Maddox Dancers. 7:30pm at the CCC P{AC, 16th $ Franklin in Astoria.
A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 7pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA
Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.
A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Saturday 3
MUSIC
Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Niall. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
ART
First Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 8pm at galleries and businesses in Seaside & Gearhart.
Artist Reception.  For the Annual Volunteer Show. 6 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Gallery.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. Elk Cove. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. Departs from Garibaldi at 4pm. 503-842-7972 for ticket prices.
Wine Maker’s Dinner. Elk Cove. Reservations required, 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.  503-325-6600
HAPPENING
Holiday Open House. 9am – 5pm at Artistic Bouquets in Seaview, WA
Saturday Christmas Market. 16 vendors delight the senses and help you find the perfect holiday gifts.  In the Time Enough Books building at the Port of Ilwaco, WA
Starving Artist Faire. Hand made gifts, live music, and munchies. Admission $2 suggested donation. 10am – 6pm at the Star of the Sea Auditorium in Astoria.
Lighted Boat Parade and More.  Crab Pot Christmas Tree and World’s Shortest Fireworks Display.  Starts at 5pm at the Port of Ilwaco, WA
Game Day at Your Library. Relax and have fun with friends and family at the Astoria Public Library’s free monthly Game Day.  Choose from a wide variety of games for all ages.  Refreshments will be provided.  Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Astoria Public Library.
Gift Bazaar. Emphasizing locally produced food items and handicrafts. 9am – 5pm at the White Clover Grange, on Hwy 53, 2 mi east of 101, near Nehalem.
Alternative Gift Market. Shoppers make a contribution to local nonprofits or worldwide projects. They then receive a beautiful gift card (one for each donation) to give friends and loved ones to let them know a gift was made in their name to a cause that will benefit others. 10am – 4pm at the Pine Grove Community Center in Manzanita.
Christmas Bazaar & Clam Chowder Luncheon. Handmade gifts & crafts, rummage sale, plants, baked goods & candy, plus a special Kids Shopping Area. 1am – 4pm at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem.
Christmas Bazaar. 9am – 4pm at St. Alban’s in Tillamook. 503-842-6192
Habitat for Humanity Holiday Auction. At the TCCA visitor’s center in Tillamook. 503-842-7472
Angels Ball. Evening includes dinner, dancing, & auction. $60, 5:30pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK
LITERARY
Local Authors Book Fair. Showcasing local and regional authors discussing and signing their latest creations. 1 – 4pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA
THEATER
A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 7pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA
Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.
Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

WEEKLY

Friday
MUSIC
Bill Hayes. Rock/Folk/Bluegrass. No cover, 5 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Cookie Company.
Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6– 9pm at the Shelburne Restaurant & Pub in Seaview, WA.
Asleep at the Switch. Blues, Country, 40’s, & 50’s. Free (donations accepted), 6 – 8pm at the City Hall in Garibaldi.
Richard T. Jazz/Blues/Classic Rock.  No cover, 6pm at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Saturday
MUSIC
Musician’s Jam. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Tillamook Library.
Jennifer Goodenberger. Classical/Improvisational/Contemporary piano music. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Restaurant in Seaview, WA
The Honky Tonk Cowboys. Country. No cover, 7 – 10p at the Astoria Moose Lodge.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting Special. $9 for 4  2-oz pours + complimentary appetizers. 4 – 6pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Sunday
MUSIC
All That Jazz. Jazz. No cover (donations accepted). 2pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.
Honky Tonk Cowboys. No cover, 3 – 6pm at the Astoria Moose Lodge.
Brian Johnstone, Flamenco/Jazz/Blues. 5 – 7pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

Tuesday
MUSIC
Richard T. Blues. No cover, 5:30 – 8:30pm at T Paul’s Supper Club in Astoria.
Brian O’Connor. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6pm at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA
Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6:30pm at the U Street Pub in Seaside.

Wednesday
MUSIC
Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Rio Café in Astoria,
Dan Golden. Jazz. 7:30 – 10:30pm at McKeown’s Restaurant & Bar in Seaside.
Suzanne Knutzen. Piano. No cover, 7 – 8pm at the Shelburne Restaurant & Pub in Seaview, WA
HAPPENING
Ecstatic Dance. Spirit-filled, freestyle, yogic trance dance. $5 – $7, 6:30 – 7:45pm, at Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita
Open Mic Night. 7 – 9pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach. (every Wednesday except 1st of the month)

Thursday
MUSIC
Live Music. No cover, 6pm at U Street Pub in Seaside.
Basin Street NW. Jazz. No cover, 6:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.
Randy Weese. Bluegrass/Country. 6:30 – 9pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.
Jam Session. No cover, 7pm at the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.
Jim Wilkins. 7pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.
Salty Dogs. Folk/Blues/Classic Rock. No cover, 9pm at Sam’s Seaside Café in Seaside.
ART
Knitting/Spinning Group. 3 – 5pm at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy.
HAPPENING
Poet & Songwriters Circle. If you are interested in writing poetry/songs, please drop in and join the group. 7pm at the Bay City Arts Center.
Poetry Open Mike. No cover, 8:30pm at the Wine Bar at Sweet Basil’s Café in Cannon Beach.

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