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MUSIC / 'Justified and Stripped Tour'

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Rose Garden

Pop tarts Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake hit the road as a double bill. Aguilera recently released her sophomore album, 'Stripped,' while Timberlake is taking a break from his 'Nsync band mates to plug his solo debut, 'Justified.'

One Center Court, 503-224-4400, $39.50-$62.50; available through Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges

LECTURE / 'Portraits of Daily Life in Iraq'

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

Joel Preston Smith is a freelance photographer who recently spent two months in Iraq. Smith documented the lives of Iraqis living under the threat of war. He discusses his position as a Western journalist and the insights he gained into the perspective of Iraqi citizens.

5340 Interstate Ave., 503-823-4322, $5-$10

DANCE / Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe

7 p.m. Friday, June 13, Self Enhancement Inc.

Rolia Monyongai, a teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School, has directed her troupe of young dancers for 20 years. She recently was honored with a Bank of America Hero Award for her work sharing African culture with the greater Portland community. Drummer Caton Lyles provides the musical accompaniment for the performance.

3920 N. Kerby St., 503-287-6272, $6.50-$12.50

MUSIC / 'Friends of Jeff Benefit'

8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Roseland Theater

The tongue-wagging Gene Simmons of the rock group Kiss serves as master of ceremonies for a concert to benefit Jeff Young. Young, who has been involved in the Northwest music scene, is battling Lou Gehrig's disease. Original members of Black 'N Blue, Sequel and Labansky will play.

8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 503-221-0288, $20-$25; also available through TicketsWest (503-224-8499), subject to service charges