8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Artichoke Music
Canadian folk singer-songwriter James Keelaghan comes south for some music-making. Historical happenings are intrinsic to his repertoire, such as 'Cold Missouri Waters,' which references the 1959 Mann Gulch fire in Montana, but he is best-known for the protest song 'Hold Your Ground.' Keelaghan has just released his eighth album, 'Then Again.' Kate Power and Steve Einhorn open.
3130 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., 503-235-3071, $12-$15; also available through TicketsWest (503-224-8499), subject to service charges
'Fairy Tale Fantasies'
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
The Cincinnatti-based Madcap Puppet Theatre presents classic fairy tales Ñ including 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Three Little Pigs' Ñ set to music. Joining the puppeteers are the Oregon Symphony, led by assistant conductor Mei-Ann Chen.
1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-1353, $7-$33; also available through Ticketmaster (503-790-2787), subject to service charges
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Doug Fir lounge
Kevin and Anita Robinson are the voices behind Viva Voce, whose music has gained more widespread recognition of late by being played on WB's 'One Tree Hill' and other TV shows. The local group's new album, 'The Heat Can Melt Your Brain,' was released in the fall.
830 E. Burnside St., 503-231-9663, $8