MUSIC / Josh Joplin

9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Dante's Caffe Italiano

Josh Joplin is making a solo trek across the country in support of the new album 'The Future That Was,' from his band, the Josh Joplin Group. The pop band landed on the map with last year's single 'Camera One.' Singer-songwriter Peter Stuart opens.

1 S.W. Third Ave., 503-226-6630, $8

BOOK SALE / Portland Art Museum Annual Book Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Wednesday, Oct. 23, Cast Room, Portland Art Museum North Wing

The museum's Rex Arragon Library sale includes exhibition catalogs, art books, magazines and books from the Gordon Gilkey collection.

1219 S.W. Park Ave., 503-276-4215, free

LECTURE / Jan Eliot

7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

Jan Eliot's syndicated comic strip, 'Stone Soup,' takes a wry look at single parents and blended families. Eliot, speaking as part of the center's Origin Lecture Series, will discuss her cartoons and the challenges of being a female cartoonist in a male-dominated field.

5340 N. Interstate Ave., 503-823-4322, $10-$15

MUSIC / 'Hits and Myths II'

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, the Old Church

Third Angle Music Ensemble reprises last year's successful season opener with a concert of offbeat tunes from composers Jon Deak, Stacy Garrop and Aaron Jay Kernis. Kernis' 'Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine' is a tongue-in-cheek take on the futurism art movement. OPB radio's Gray Eubanks serves as the 'chef narrator.'

1422 S.W. 11th Ave., 503-331-0301, $15-$25, also available through Fastixx (503-224-8499), subject to service charges