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VALENTINE CONCERT SERIES

7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14; 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15; 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, the Old Church

It wouldn't be Valentine's Day, or any other holiday in P-town for that matter, without the piano-soaked songs of Michael Allen Harrison. Harrison will present several new compositions; his brother Brian will join him on acoustic guitar.

1422 S.W. 11th Ave., 503-224-8499, $22-$32; tickets available through Fastixx (503-224-8499), subject to service charges

'BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT'

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, Crystal Ballroom

The nonprofit Artists for the Arts celebrates the romance of Valentine's Day and the importance of arts education with a benefit evening of music and dance. Valerie Day headlines with her big band, the Knights of Swing, joined by Tom Grant and Bottle Blondes' Jessica Hollyfield and Barbara Lusch. In the spirit of support for student artists, Dance West, a troupe of young dancers from Beaverton, also performs.

1332 W. Burnside Ave., 503-225-0047, $25; also available through Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges

ON STAGE

'CHILD OF PLEASURE'

8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through March 15, CoHo Theater

Playwright William S. Gregory trumps his ace 'Mary Tudor' of a couple of years back with a dazzling display of language in his latest work, produced by CoHo Productions. Recently extended into mid-March, it stars Emily Beleele as 17th century courtesan Ninon de L'Enclos, whose salon sparkles with Shavian wit and Oscar Wilde whimsy.

2257 N.W. Raleigh St., 503-220-2646, $16-$18

EXHIBIT

'RAISE THE ROOF: AN EXHIBIT ABOUT BUILDINGS'

Through Wednesday, April 23, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

If walls could talk: OMSI finally lets roofs, doors and buildings' other structural elements have their say in an exhibit highlighting building science from around the world. Highlights include a Mongolian yurt in which children can construct their own miniyurts, a 3-D re-creation of the view from the outside of a 40-story skyscraper and a 'Demolition Theater' that features the explosive wizardry behind the maxim 'what goes up, must come down.'

1945 S.E. Water St., 503-797-6674, $6-$8