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ASTORIA — Fort George Brewery welcomes Hemlock, a Louisiana and Seattle-based performer. The show happens at 8 p.m. Sunday at Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. All ages are welcome and there is no cover to attend. Read more

ASTORIA — Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller presents a free sing-a-long concert, “Folksongs of the Great American Railroad” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway St. Read more

ASTORIA — The Writer’s Guild of Astoria presents “The eye, the ear, the page, the mic,” a writing workshop happening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Astoria Studio Collective, 372 10th St. The cost is $35 per class, with discounts for members and scholarships available. Read more

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Robert Michael Pyle isn’t exactly a hidden treasure. It’s just that he lives alone in a farmhouse high on a fern-covered hill above the Gray’s River covered bridge in Wahkiakum County in Southwest Washington and spends a great deal of time pursuing his art. Read more

ASTORIA — Known as one half of the HiiH Lights, craftsman and artist Lâm Quãng steps into a new territory of storytelling. On Thursday, 7 p.m. at KALA, 1017 Marine Drive, Lâm Quãng presents “Stand Up Tragedy,” retelling the stories of leaving a war torn country and living the “American Dream… Read more

SEASIDE — The 6th Annual Tillamook Head Gathering for the benefit of the arts at Seaside High School will be held Sunday at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Avenue. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for browsing the silent auction and the program will begin at 5 p.m. Read more

ASTORIA — Folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller presents a free sing-a-long concert, “Folksongs of the Great American Railroad” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway St. Read more

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Robert Michael Pyle isn’t exactly a hidden treasure. It’s just that he lives alone in a farmhouse high on a fern-covered hill above the Gray’s River covered bridge in Wahkiakum County in Southwest Washington and spends a great deal of time pursuing his art. Read more

ASTORIA — Known as one half of the HiiH Lights, craftsman and artist Lâm Quãng steps into a new territory of storytelling. On Thursday, 7 p.m. at KALA, 1017 Marine Drive, Lâm Quãng presents “Stand Up Tragedy,” retelling the stories of leaving a war torn country and living the “American Dream… Read more

SEASIDE — The 6th Annual Tillamook Head Gathering for the benefit of the arts at Seaside High School will be held Sunday at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Avenue. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for browsing the silent auction and the program will begin at 5 p.m. Read more

Born and raised in rural eastern Oregon by a family with deep, homesteading roots, Jackie Shannon Hollis was encouraged by her parents to go to college, even though most of the rest of her large family remained closer to home. As a teen, she had been a good student, but reckless, too — they … Read more

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery will co-host January’s Ales & Ideas and the Wit and Wisdom lecture series. At 7 p.m. Thursday, instructors Rich Beveridge and Seth Tichenor will present “How Real is Math?” Doors open with food and beverage service at 6 p.m. Seasonal … Read more

LONG BEACH, Wash. — The Peninsula Arts Center presents Celtic fiddler Kevin Burke. The show begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at 504 Pacific Ave. N. The concert is $15. Read more

CANNON BEACH — Fisherpoets from the North Coast will read original poetry and sing tunes at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N Hemlock St. This is a free event. Read more

MANZANITA — The Manzanita Writers’ Series presents Cuban-American author Leigh Camacho Rourks who will read from her debut short story collection, “Moon Trees and Other Orphans,” at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave. The event costs $7. Read more

ASTORIA — Grace Episcopal Church presents a free concert featuring music from six centuries at 2 p.m., Sunday at 1545 Franklin Street, Astoria. Read more

ASTORIA — The Astoria Library presents 10th Street Stage: Rainy Season Edition, a free, three-part concert series taking place in the library’s reading room, 450 10th St. Read more

Soon, a group of award-winning writers from around the world will read their work for an audience of students, professors and members of the public in Seaside. Read more

LONG BEACH — Celtic music from Casey Neill and Johnny Connolly comes to Long Beach. The duo will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Arts Center, 504 Pacific Ave. N. The show is $15. Read more

ASTORIA — Enjoy dinner or a drink while jamming to indie rock. Nick Delffs will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. Read more

Some people celebrate the passing of the old year and the welcoming of the new by drinking plenty of bubbly and blowing on party horns. While I’m all in for making a joyful racket on New Year’s Eve, I’m also a sucker for a little reflection around these annual transitions. Read more

ASTORIA — Enjoy an evening of song. The Astoria, St. Helens and Seaside High School choirs will host the Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Drive. Read more

SEASIDE — The Listening to the Land speaker series kicks off its 2020 season with a lecture from Sarah Henkel titled “Listening to the Crabs.” Read more

ASTORIA — January's Second Saturday Art Walk takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Visit local galleries, chat with friends, artists and art-lovers and enjoy refreshments. Read more

ASTORIA — Check out a new book and a mini-concert from musician and author August Watters. Watters will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at WineKraft, 80 10th St. Read more

ASTORIA — Enjoy an afternoon of flute, piano and violin from the combined efforts of popular local musicians Jennifer Goodenberger, Shelley Loring and Kim Angelis. Read more

MANZANITA — The Hoffman Center for the Arts is sponsoring a poetry contest this month. Read more

ASTORIA — Time to start dancing at the center with the first contra dance of the new year this Friday. Suggested donation is $5-$10. The AAMC is located at 342 10th St. Read more

Contemporary fantasy has a top-flight new writer with the debut of “The Library of the Unwritten.” A.J. Hackwith is the pen name of the Seattle author who previously has written science fiction/romance e-books as Ada Harper. Read more

If you have middle grade readers in your household, and you haven’t yet heard about the Explorer Academy action/adventure books written by Trudi Trueit of Everett Washington and published by National Geographic, beat a quick trip to your local bookseller and snap up the series to date. Read more

CANNON BEACH — Writers from the North Coast and beyond will be able to read their stories, poems, essays and more on the theme, “Views From the North Coast” during the Cannon Beach Library’s Writers Read Celebration on Feb. 28. Read more

This Friday, the Liberty Theatre in Astoria will play host to an upbeat, Radio City Rockettes-style show designed to spread holiday cheer and help raise funds for the Encore Performing Arts Foundation. Read more

CANNON BEACH — Jennifer Goodenberger is a local pianist who has been performing around the North Coast for the past 40 years. Her mission as a musician is to “bring healing through music through peace and beauty,” she said. Coast Weekend editor Lucy Kleiner sat down with Goodenberger for a Q… Read more

ASTORIA — The 2019 LightBox Members Group Exhibit is on display now at the LightBox Photographic Gallery, 1045 Marine Drive. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the current exhibit will be shown until Jan. 30. Read more

ASTORIA — Celebrate the year at the Kerfuffle Kountdown: A New Year’s Eve Vaudeville Revue. The event kicks off at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Labor Temple of Astoria, 934 Duane St. Read more

LONG BEACH — Enjoy an evening of blues of bass guitar presented by West Virginia musician Lisa Mann. Mann will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Arts Center, 504 Pacific Ave. N. Tickets are $15. Read more

CANNON BEACH — Check out the Tolovana Arts Colony's annual holiday gift bazaar, packed full of one-of-a-kind, locally made gifts. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at  Tolovana Hall, 3779 S. Hemlock, and continues Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Read more

If the holidays put stress on your closest family relationships, fear not. Victorian author Satenig St. Marie offers a lesser known remedy. With a glimpse into yesteryear wisdom, St. Marie claims holiday plum pudding has “magical powers” to reconcile estranged loved ones and that husbands an… Read more

ILWACO, Wash. — Kathryn Claire presents ‘Winter Songs,’ inspired by the season with music to honor the shortest days and longest nights. The show will happen at 7 p.m. Saturday at the River City Playhouse, 127 Lake St. Read more

ILWACO, Wash. — Catch some toe-tapping tuba tunes at the annual Tuba Christmas concert, happening at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St. Read more

ASTORIA — Musicians, jammers, bands, soloists and more are invited to play at a new start-up, bi-monthly Music Jam at KALA, 1017 Marine Dr. The first event will happen from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and is hosted by singer/guitarist “Raizz the Bar” Victoria Kingsbury. Read more

A fifth generation Oregonian, Marcy Cottrell Houle has chronicled her work as a wildlife biologist in a handful of books including “The Prairie Keepers,” about raptor conservation efforts on Zumwalt Prairie in northeastern Oregon and “One City’s Wilderness” about Portland’s Forest Park. Read more

“The reindeer were excited. They pranced and paced, ringing the silver sleigh bells that hung from their harnesses. It was a magical sound, like nothing I’d ever heard.” — Peter, character in “Polar Express.” Read more

ASTORIA — December’s Second Saturday Art Walk takes place 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Visit local galleries, chat with friends, artists and art-lovers and enjoy refreshments. Read more