MUSIC / Mia Nicholson Jazz Quintet

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Portland Classical Chinese Garden

The Portland Classical Chinese Garden is a topiary and aesthetic oasis amid the harsh contours of the cityscape. Its Tuesdays by Twilight concert series offers an opportunity to hear diverse music in the garden's soothing atmosphere. This week features local jazz singer Mia Nicholson joined by musicians Steve Christofferson, Ron Steen, Dave Captein and David Evans.

239 N.W. Third Ave., 503-228-8131, Ext. 2001, $8-$10

EXHIBIT / Daniel deMoulin

Friday, July 11, through Wednesday, July 30, Gallery 7126

Portland photographer Daniel deMoulin stumbled upon art photography when he was 12 years old. He sneaked out with his father's camera and unknowingly took pictures with a broken shutter. The resulting images inspired deMoulin to delve deeper into the craft, and he has traveled around the world capturing images. An artist's reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 11.

7126 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 503-238-7126, free

MUSIC / 'Cancer Cabaret'

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Wilf's Restaurant and Piano Bar

Seven local residents who moonlight as lounge singers are coming together to benefit the American Cancer Society. The one-night-only revue features Renee Cleland, a former Miss Oregon; Doug Zimmerman, a producer for Fox News; and event producer Laurie Campbell-Leslie, among others.

800 N.W. Sixth Ave., 503-223-0070, $15

MUSIC / Brongane Griffin

5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday nights, Elephant & Castle

Portland Celtic fiddler Brongane Griffin has started an evening of free Irish traditional music with guitarist Cary Novotny.

439 S.W. Second Ave., 503-222-5698, no cover

Ñ Compiled by Tina Satter