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MUSIC / Ramsey y Los Montunos

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum kicks off a new year of after-work entertainment with an evening of salsa and Latin jazz by Ramsey y Los Montunos.

1119 S.W. Park Ave., 503-226-2811, $4-$7

ART / Kyoko Tokumaru

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, Contemporary Crafts Gallery

Japanese ceramist Kyoko Tokumaru spent six months as the artist in residence at Contemporary Crafts Gallery. Her resulting show, 'Made in Oregon,' highlights her efforts at wrangling 350 pounds of clay into intricate pieces of art. Meet Tokumaru at Thursday's reception; the show runs through Feb. 28.

3934 S.W. Corbett Ave., 503-223-2654, free

SEMINAR / Meditation class

7 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 10, CDM Psychic Institute

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to dust off your aura and align your chakras, then this eight-week class is for you. The CDM Psychic Institute offers straight-forward meditation techniques designed to alleviate stress.

3314 S.W. First Ave., 503-228-0740, $200

MASSAGE / The Comfort Project

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, The Skin & Figure Clinic

Regardless of whether you're still tense over the events of last year or bracing to face a new year, you can get relief via a free, 15-minute chair or table massage as part of 'The Comfort Project.' The event is being sponsored by approximately 10 licensed massage therapists from Oregon and Washington as a fundraiser for Mercy Corps.

1904 N.E. Broadway, 503-287-8700, donations accepted