The Short List
Heads up: The pop star is going on a national tour, 'California Dreams 2011,' with a summer stop in Portland. From her album 'Teenage Dream,' the song 'California Gurls,' with Snoop Dogg, was the biggest selling song of 2010. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 28.
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$45
The Crystal Ballroom celebratesits 97th birthday with a doozy of a lineup, including musicians Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Elizabeth Cook, Pancake Breakfast, Tango Alpha Tango and The Lord's Own Choir. The all-ages event features tastings of McMenamin's ales, liquors, wines and coffee.
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 503-225-0047, free
Sarah McLachlan and Friends
Praised as a mini-Lilith tour, it offers fans an intimate evening with McLachlan as she performs classic hits and favorites from her newly released 'Laws of Illusion.' 'Friends' Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland also have their moment in the spotlight.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., pcpa.com, $46-$75
The popular Christian musician plays in Portland on his 'Winter Wonder Slam Tour.' TobyMac has sold more than 10 million albums.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$75
The red-hot pianist makes her Oregon Symphony debut, with conductor Carlos Kalmar, performing Brahms' 'Tragic Overture,' Nielsen's 'Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice' and Rachmaninoff's 'Piano Concerto No. 3.'
7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 5-6, 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7 (also Feb. 4 at Willamette University, Salem), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., 503-228-1353, $20-$90
The Northwest Children's Theater steals from the rich and gives to the poor in this epic tale.
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Jan. 30, and assorted days through Feb. 20, Northwest Children's Theater, 1819 N.W. Everett St., 503-222-4480, $18-$22 adults, $13-$18 youth (13-under)
'Bridge of the Gods'
Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre presents the legendary tale of a fight between two chieftain brothers that caused the great land bridge in the Columbia Gorge to collapse. Join Coyote and She Who Watches as this origin story of the rover and mountains unfolds.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. Feb. 12, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 13, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-248-0057, $18, $15 children
OMSI's 'Lost Egypt'
The museum's newest exhibit, 'Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,' uses cutting-edge technology to take visitors on a journey to experience the mysteries and wonders of ancient Egypt like never before, with hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from archaeologists. Included in the artifacts are a 2,300-year-old human mummy known as 'Annie,' and her sarcophagus, and several animal mummies, forensic facial reconstructions of mummified remains and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of unwrapping.
9:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, opening Jan. 29 through May 1, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., omsi .edu, $12 adults, $9 youth (3-13) and seniors (63 and older), $2 parking
Seafood and wine
The city welcomes wine country and coast vendors for the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival.
2-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., $12