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Weekend Tempo 1/24/14

The Lowest Pair (Kendl WInter and Palmer T Lee) will contribute their sweet indie country concoctions to McMenamin s Hotel Oregon 109th Birthday Bash.
Local rockers the Rainbirds step into the big barn that is the Grain Station Brew Works on Friday evening.
Marcus Larson/News-RegisterBrick (Lance Nuttman) talks with Maggie (Julia Sargent) about his deepening depression in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
McMinnville-native Chris Lay performs at the Horse Radish in Carlton on Saturday.
Soulful Americana singer/songwriter Lee Koch returns to McMinnville via Hotel Oregon on Friday night.
Don't forget your dancing shoes if you head out to Willamina on Saturday night.

Performance

Gallery Theater presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" : Play contains adult language and brief strobe lights; Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville; $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older; tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227. ("Gallery's 'Cat' lands on its feet")

Chehalem Players Repertory present “An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf”: Witty comedy; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; Newberg Masonic Lodge, 402 E. Sheridan St.; $20, $15 seniors,; $10 students - plus $2.09 for fees; purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com.

Valley Repertory Theatre presents “Pulse Check”: The first in a series of free interactive community events from Valley Repertory Theatre,  including questions and answers, storytelling workshop and refreshments; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. More info or to RSVP, contact Jordan Beanblossom at 971-263-0837 or Jordan@valleyrep.org.

Maculeles perform at the McMinnville Public Library: Sunday 2 p.m.; the Carnegie Room, 225 N.W. Adams St. More information, contact Kirsten Stoller at kirsten.stoller@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5562. ("Strumming circle")

Live Music

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Dennis Brutke and the Country Gents: country-western; McMinnville Grange Hall; 7:30 p.m.; $5 cover.

Lee Koch: soulful Americana; McMenamins, McMinnville, 7 p.m.

Nathan Ogden: all-Beatles show; Cornerstoen Coffee Roasters, McMinville; 7 p.m.

Sonny Hess: blues, rock; The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m.

Rainbirds: blues, jazz, r&b; Grain Station Brew Works; 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Wizard: rock; Spirit Mountain Sports Bar, Grand Ronde; 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

The ResolectricsThe Lowest PairJon Koonce: bluegrass and country; McMenamins, McMinnville; 7 p.m.

Chris Lay: folk, rock; The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m.

Will West & the Friendly Strangers: acoustic roots grooves; The Wildwood Hotel, Willamina; 9 p.m.

Mr. Wizard: rock; Spirit Mountain Sports Bar, Grand Ronde; 9 p.m.

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