MUSIC / Canadian Brass
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
The Canadian Brass is regarded as the first group to put the brass quintet on the map as a performing ensemble. Energetic live shows and lively audience rapport have earned the 30-year-old group something of a cult status. Performances run the gamut from formal classical concerts to goofy dialogue and theatrical effects. The quintet announces its musical selections the night of the show.
1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-1353, $28-$72
ROAD RACE / Shamrock Run
7:45 a.m. Sunday, March 16, Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Run for beer! Both the men and women winners of the Shamrock Run's 5k, 8k and 15k runs will win their weight in Henry's Blue Boar Ale. The 25th running of the race includes a 4-mile walk and a 1k kids run. Irish music and food round out the festivities. For a full schedule and to pre-register, access www.ontherun.com/shamrock or call 503-655-4687. Day-of-event registration begins at 6:45 a.m. at Waterfront Park. Proceeds benefit the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation.
Waterfront south of the Hawthorne Bridge, 503-655-4687, $15-$29