by: COURTESY OF Chris Blakely, The Portland Art Museum’s Beaux-Arts Ball on Feb. 6 will be electrified by unbridled creativity through interactive art and performance, featuring Seattle burlesque star Lily Verlaine (above) and New York rock band Morningwood.



More than 45 vendors will offer presentations and demonstrations in the third-annual event for those with sweet tooths.

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 30-31, World Forestry Center, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-228-1367, $8 adults, $7 seniors (62-older), $5 children (3-older)


Beaux-Arts Ball

Seattle based-artist and performer Lily Verlaine, who trained in classical ballet and is now a solo burlesque artist, will highlight the third-annual show with her performance of her popular 'Picasso Piece.' It incorporates movement and body painting in homage to Pablo Picasso. New York rock band Morningwood also performs. The theme of the evening is 'Icon: Come as You Art,' as guests and performers will be in body paint.

8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.,, $125


Kronos Quartet

The Friends of Chamber Music presents the contemporary and world music ensemble.

7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, Kaul Auditorium, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., 503-224-9842, $32, $40, half-price for students

Chris Botti

The Oregon native brings his superior trumpet talents back to his home state for one night only of cool jazz, presented by the Oregon Symphony.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave.,, $25-$130

Taylor, King

A heads-up: James Taylor - no slouch as songwriter himself -was also smart enough to cover a Carole King song, namely 'You've Got a Friend.' King, whose 'Tapestry' captured the early 1970s feel in America almost better than anyone else's work, also wrote plenty of hits in the 1960s you've heard by everybody from the Monkees to Aretha Franklin. They're both coming to Portland.

May 7, Rose Garden,


'Giggle Giggle Quack'

The Oregon Children's Theatre puts on the musical show about Farmer Brown putting his brother Bob in charge of the farm.

2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, starting Jan. 30, and also on Sundays through Feb. 21, Newmark Theatre, 503-228-8571, $13-$24

'Twelve Angry Men'

New Century Players performs the play about a young man standing trial for the fatal stabbing of his father, with the jurors becoming the story.

Starting 7:30 p.m. Feb 5 through Feb. 14, Ainsworth House, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City, 503-367-2620, $10-$12


Zoomtopia opening

The group tEEth will perform at the opening of a new dance studio on Southeast Belmont Street.

6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, Zoomtopia, 810 S.E. Belmont St., free


Multnomah Indoor Cinema

Live music, bottomless bags of popcorn, a free movie ('Star Trek 2009') and more will be part of the festivities for the opening of the cinema, a collaboration of Multnomah Arts Center, Portland Parks and Recreation, Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. and Multnomah Neighborhood Association.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway, 503-823-2787, free

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