MUSIC / Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins and Jim Black

8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, Fez Ballroom

The Creative Music Guild presents tenor sax man Ellery Eskelin. The jazz favorite is joined by drummer Jim Black, with Andrea Parkins on keyboards, accordion and digital sampler. Based in New York, these avant-garde improvisers have been together for eight years.

316 S.W. 11th Ave., 503-772-0772, $12-$15

FILM / 'The Miles Davis Story'

7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, Guild Theatre

Legendary trumpeter Miles Davis died in 1991 at age 65. To mark what would have been his 75th birthday, British television's Channel 4 commissioned an extensive documentary. Rare interviews with friends, family members and ex-lovers are interspersed with performance footage for insight into a career shaped by illness, drug addiction and extraordinary talent.

829 S.W. Ninth Ave., 503-221-1156, $5.50-$6.50

DANCE / Compagnie Marie Chouinard

8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-11, Lincoln Performance Hall

White Bird hosts Montreal's 10-member dance troupe, led by award-winning choreographer and former soloist Marie Chouinard. The troupe will perform two works: 'Le Cri du Monde,' an intense dervish of bodies and movement, and the more joyful '24 Preludes by Chopin,' inspired by Chopin's Opus 28.

1620 S.W. Park Ave., 503-224-4400, $12-$24

ART / M.K. Guth

Thursday, Jan. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 1, Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Portland artist M.K Guth recently received her master's degree in fine arts from New York University and returns to her hometown to present her latest work in digital video and photography. 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' is a three-minute multiframe video meditation on the idea of heroes. 'Weekend Getaway' imagines Batman and Batgirl as lonely singles trying to meet but stuck in their digital boxes.

207 S.W. Pine St., 503-224-0521, free