LECTURE / 'Film Music Into Concert Music'
6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, Music Millennium
When a piece of music written for a movie is scored for symphony orchestras, does that make it a masterpiece Ñ or a fraud on the classical music audience? Oregon Symphony President Tony Woodcock hosts a discussion for people who are interested in classical music but have little or no formal music education.
801 N.W. 23rd Ave., 503-228-4294, free
FILM / 'Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly'
7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, Mission Theater
Vancouver, Wash., filmmaker Beth Harrington's documentary focuses on the pioneer women of rockabilly music, including Brenda Lee and Janis Martin, who was once billed as 'the female Elvis.'
1624 N.W. Glisan St., 503-221-1156, $5.50-$6.50
LECTURE / Crime scenes
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
This is better than reading Patricia Cornwell. The Friends of Mystery's Bloody Thursday lecture series for dabblers in crime brings Brian Ostrom, supervisor of Oregon's largest state-run crime laboratory, to explain crime-scene investigations, DNA analysis, and fingerprint and ballistic evidence Ñ strictly for academic interest, of course.
1819 N.W. Everett St., 503-241-0759, free