9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Berbati's Pan
Local musician Rick Bain returns after joining the Dandy Warhols' sold-out tour and jaunts with the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Influences of the Beach Boys, the Beatles and Pink Floyd are the root of Bains' upbeat psychedelic style. Also performing are the High Violets and Relay.
231 S.W. Ankeny St., 503-248-4579, $5
Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Aladdin Theater
The dance troupe Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses puts a modern twist on the ancient art of belly-dancing. The troupe, kicking off its third North American tour, has performed before thousands on the Lollapalooza tour. It was created by music business impresario Miles Copeland, former manager for Sting, the Police and others.
3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 503-233-1994, $20-$22
'Things of Dry Hours'
7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 5, also noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Feb.3, Portland Center Stage, Newmark Theatre
Naomi Wallace's play about Depression-era Alabama, 'Things of Dry Hours,' is the story of a man who is black, poor and a member of the Communist Party. Directed by Chris Coleman.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-248-4335, $19-$60.50; also available through Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges