MUSIC / Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Crystal Ballroom
Since leaving his gig as Lenny Kravitz's sideman, Karl Denson has toured ceaselessly. His current band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, enlisted the talents of street poet Saul Williams, hip-hop activist Michael Franti and members of Blackalicious for the brand new album, 'The Bridge.'
1332 W. Burnside St., 503-225-0047, $20; also available through Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges
EXHIBIT / 'America Then & Now: 1942 & 2001'
Through Dec. 31, American Advertising Museum
Portland's American Advertising Museum has partnered with the Smithsonian to present an exhibit of more than 100 magazine covers and advertisements that commemorate World War II and the terrorist attacks of last September. Admission is free through Saturday, Sept. 14.
211 N.W. Fifth Ave., 503-226-0000, $4-$5
FUND-RAISER / Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Tens of thousands of walkers and runners will pound the pavement in support of a cure for breast cancer. The event offers a variety of athletic endeavors: a coed 1-mile walk, a coed 5k run, a coed 5k walk, a women's 5k run, a women's 5k walk and even a Row for the Cure on the river. Visit the Web site www.raceforthecure-pdx.org or call 503-553-3680 for the schedule and registration information.
Waterfront south of Hawthorne Bridge, 503-553-3680, $10-$30
MYSTERY TOUR / Portland Saturday Market Old Town Mystery Tour
Noon Saturday, Sept. 14, Old Town
Put your sleuthing skills to the test for the Old Town Mystery Tour. Obtain a clue packet at Saturday Market's information booth and set out to solve a whodunit. Clues will be scattered throughout businesses in Old Town, and costumed characters will provide hints along the way. The solution will be unveiled at 4:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 319 S.W. Pine St.
Saturday Market, under the Burnside Bridge, Southwest First Avenue, 503-222-6072, $5