The Short List



Champagne Ball

The 21st annual event, 'Portland's Most Famous New Year's Eve Party,' will feature 5 Guys Named Moe and other bands.

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Portland Hilton and Executive Tower, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave.,, $89-$159

DJ Anjali, Incredible Kid

The duo has moved to the Bossanova Ballroom for their 11th annual party, featuring Bhangra and Bollywood tracks.

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside St., $15, $20 at door


The city's junior hockey team plays Seattle in its annual New Year's Eve game. Fans can skate on the ice with players after the game, and the Rose Garden concourse will provide skeeball, inflatable games and more. The Rose Garden's big screen will count down to the New Year.

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Rose Garden,, starting at $14.25

Tahoe Jackson and Philly's Phunkestra

New Year's Eve means every bar in town is trying to cadge a buck or two out of folks looking to leave 2011 behind. If you're looking for something beyond the average champagne toast and balloons at midnight while the jukebox plays 'Auld Lang Syne,' check out Tahoe Jackson and Philly's Phunkestra. Oft compared to Nina Samone, the soulful Jackson will be singing with the nine-piece funk 'n' soul group knocking out their take on the Philadelphia and Motown sound. The Phunkestra features hard-hitting horns, monster keyboards and funky talkboxing at its best.

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, The Blue Monk, 3341 S.E. Belmont St.,, $10


Evgenia Arbugaeva

Her 'Tiski' photo series is a journey through surreal childhood memories for the photographer in the small village located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Russia.

6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 29, Newspace, 1632 S.E. 10th Ave.,


Boz Scaggs

Heads up: Along with Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, the Eagles and other middle-of-the-road performers, Boz Scaggs helped define the 1970s rock sound, combining rock, blues, jazz and soul in such hits as 'Lowdown' and 'Lido Shuffle.'

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave.,, $37.50, $75

The Disappointments

Portland quartet The Disappointments features Tom Lund on vocals and percussion, Bill Erb on drums, Tino Ferraro on keys and Scott Eave on guitar. Improvising mostly instrumental music, the band has a bit of a Pat Metheny feel, and would appeals to fans of soft rock, fusion and piano-flavored ballads.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, Camellia Lounge, 510 N.W. 11th Ave., (check for price)

Joe Powers

He's often out of the country blowing his chromatic harmonica on such continents as Asia and South America, but one of the world's best tango musicians calls Portland home. He's Joe Powers, and he recently completed his latest CD 'Just Duet!' jamming with tuba players, banjo pickers, violinists and other folks playing instruments the names of which are difficult to pronounce. One of the finest harmonica players in the world today, he'll be signing copies of the CD at this show.

4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, Shogun's Gallery, 1111 N.W. 23rd Ave., 503-224-0328 (call for price)