By NR Staff • 

Weekend Tempo 3/1/13

SubmittedYoung guitar-slinger Ben Rice brings his blues show to the Horse Radish in Carlton on Friday night.
 Pot Watcher  by NIls LouLinfield professor Nils Lou is the featured artist at Art Elements Gallery, 604 E 1st Street in Newberg. The Newberg ARTwalk is Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Marcus Larson/News-RegisterGinette (Emily Cutler) chats with love interest Pete (Andrew Floratos) while watching the northern lights in “Almost, Maine,” a play at Mac High.
Chad Lanning photo
Sassparilla frontman Kevin Blackwell rocks out at last year’s Wildwood MusicFest. The Portland punk-roots outfit plays the Wildwood hotel on Friday with Right On John.
Marcus Larson/News-RegisterPioneer women sing about quilting in Gallery Theater’s production of “Quilters,” which runs through March 16.
There's not any act around Oregon like "Loop-Ninja" Tony Smiley, who'll play Hotel Oregon on Saturday night.


Gallery Players presents “Quilters” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.; 210 N.E. Ford St.; Tickets $16, $14 for students and ages 62 and older; visit or call 503-472-2227. (N-R subscribers click here for article.)

McMinnville High School presents "Almost, Maine" Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; 615 NE 15th St.; Tickets $6 general, $4 MHS students. (N-R subscribers clisk here for article.)

Vis Arts

Newberg ARTwalk Downtown Newberg will hold an Artwalk from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Thirty-three locations are open for shopping, art viewing, wine tasting and more. For more information, contact Sally Dallas at 1-503-538-0888 or visit

Live Music


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

Billy D (blues) McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Paragon Room; 7 p.m. 

Broken Tapestry (acoustic pop-rock) Cornerstone Coffee; 7 p.m.

Ben Rice (blues) The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m.

Sassparilla and Right On John (punk-roots, garage folk-rock) Wildwood Hotel, Willamina; 9 p.m.

Phamous Phaces (rock) Spirit Mt. Casino, Grand Ronde; 9 p.m.


Tony Smiley (loop ninja) McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Paragon Room; 7 p.m. 

Leah & Andrew (Gravy) (blues, funky bass & soul) The Horse Radish, Carlton; 7 p.m. 

Phamous Phaces (bluesSpirit Mt. Casino, Grand Ronde; 9 p.m.

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