ART / Roger Friedel
Through Sunday, March 23, Talisman Gallery
Oil painter Roger Friedel focuses on colorful renderings of abstract realities such as light refraction. Also on exhibit is the work of pastel artist Rob Ramage.
1476 N.E. Alberta St., 503-284-8800, free
PERFORMANCE / 'New Work & Fork'
7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Performance Works NorthWest
Catherine Egan and Joan Findlay present an evening of creative works with short videos, new dances and a movement theater piece. The dance pieces include 'Fiction,' choreographed and performed by Egan and Findlay to the score of a child's bedtime prayer and the preamble to United States Constitution. Among the films is a work by Imago Theatre mask performer Danielle Vermette titled 'Pharmaceutical Rx.'
4625 S.E. 67th Ave., 503-232-9749, $10
MUSIC / Rob Scheps & Salon des Refuses
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Alberta Arts Pavilion
Sax man Rob Scheps fronts a bebop combo bristling with a variety of instruments. Poets Dan Raphael and Margareta Waterman and painter Gage Mace supply some bohemian beatitude on the side.
2315 N.E. Alberta St., 503-282-7700, $6
FILM / 'Waiting for Happiness'
6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, Broadway Metroplex
This French entry in the Portland International Film Festival has gained international praise and earned inclusion in a number of major festivals including Cannes. The soft and languid film follows the yearnings of a young man living in a tiny seaside village on the Mauritanian coast.
1000 S.W. Broadway, 503-221-1156, $5-$7