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New market

Portland Farmers Market plans to open its first winter market, operating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday from Jan. 7 to Feb. 25, 2012. It's a time that the Portland Farmers Market is normally hibernating, with all six of its weekly markets closed.

The winter market will be at Shemanski Park in the South Park Blocks, between Southwest Salmon and Main streets. Along with winter produce, the market will provide meats, fish, baked goods, cheeses, pickled products, hot foods and sweets, with about 45 vendors in all.

Choo-choo!

Amtrak's 40th anniversary 'Exhibit Train,' a unique traveling display showcasing memorabilia from Amtrak's 40 years, will roll into Portland for a two-day stop, Oct. 29 and 30.

The train is open to the public for free tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Portland Amtrak Station, 800 N.W. Sixth Ave.

'Vigilante, Vigilante'

It's a Portland-centric film premiering 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St.

It's about a new breed of crime fighter stalking the urban landscape - the anti-graffiti vigilante, who stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags and posters. But, several of them become vigilantes, turning to illegal and destructive painting.

Much of the film was made in Portland, and it features Paige Prendergast of Breeze Block Gallery.

'Grant at Grant'

Master pianist Tom Grant returns to his alma mater, Grant High School, for a benefit performance Friday, Oct. 14, joined by singer Shelly Rudolph. The Royal Blues Alumni Choir will also perform. A donation of $10 is suggested.

Oregon artist

Jazz-Minh Moore, 32, who lived in Salem and Portland through her teenage years, is part of Bravo's reality series, 'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,' which premiered this week. She now lives in New York City.