by: ©2008 RAYMOND LEE, Members of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, including (clockwise from top) Griffin Gaffney, Brian Ki, Lauren Shin, Kate Davis and Natalie Yu, perform Sunday.


Portland Youth Philharmonic

Members of PYP offer a chamber music concert featuring works by Messiaen, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and others.

- Eric Bartels

2 p.m. SUNDAY, Jan. 13, Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., 503-223-5939,, $10-$12

Philharmonia Quartett Berlin

Friends of Chamber Music presents the veteran quartet, which has become a Portland favorite after visits in recent years.

- EB

7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14-15, Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., 503-224-9842,, $15-$30


'Raymond Carver: Word for Word'

Readers Theatre Repertory offers three short stories by Oregon-born author Raymond Carver, a hard-drinking chronicler of everyday life who died in 1988 at age 50. Cast includes Todd Van Voris and Jill Westerby. David Berkson directs.

- EB

8 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Jan. 11-12, Blackfish Gallery, 420 N.W. Ninth Ave., 503-295-4997,, $8

'Curate Shakespeare As You Like It'

Keith Scales, Christy Bigelow and Jonah Weston star in Don Nigro's comedy about a traveling Shakespeare troupe forced to perform the Bard's 33-character play with a handful of actors. Rebecca J. Becker directs at Lakewood Theatre.

- EB

8 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 7 p.m. SUNDAY, 8 p.m. Thursday, through Feb. 17 (Sunday matinees later in run), Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901,, $23-$25


'Who Stole My Dead Husband?'

New York native Lou Pallotta has touched a nerve with his raucous tribute to growing up in Brooklyn, which he did. His star-filled interactive comedy about a disappearing corpse has been delighting weekend audiences for going on a year and a half.

- EB

7:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, through March 29, Madison's East Wing, 1125 S.E. Madison St., 1-800-966-8865,, $60 includes dinner


'The Ed Forman Show, with ME! ED FORMAN!'

Aaron Ross, a veteran of the improv troupes Kick the Squirrel and Renob Control, is back with a full-blown TV talk show, complete with band, sidekick and guests that may include audience members.


8 p.m. FRIDAY, Jan. 11, AudioCinema, 226 S.E. Madison St., 503-467-4554, $7


A NW Thang

This group show inaugurates the new home of Gallery Homeland in the Ford Building, another piece of flak from the IED that was Disjecta.

A NW Thang features artists from Portland and Seattle including Marc Dombrosky, Saya Moriyasu, Patrick Rock, Paige Saez, Cynthia Star and Jason Wood. Treat it like a new cable channel.

- Joseph Gallivan

Noon to 6 p.m. FRIDAY-Monday, through Jan. 27, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., 503-819-9656,, free

Alicia J. Rose

Rose's new show of sumptuous, medium-format photographs reimagine three of the Grimms' fairy tales, with the accent on the grim.

Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel all get the treatment. For the shoot, a gaggle of drag queens descended on a Sauvie Island farm, and the results are quite breathtaking.

Of 500 shots, Rose was happy with 50 and is showing 20. (More can be seen at ) See it.

- JG

Noon to 7 p.m. FRIDAY-SUNDAY and Wednesday and Thursday, through Jan. 28, Grass Hut Gallery, 811 E. Burnside St., 503-445-9924, free

Chris Haberman

Haberman's new paintings have wordy elements, with writing scrawled in between the cartoonish faces. Works are painted on found materials such as doors, signs and planks.

- JG

Noon to 6 p.m. FRIDAY, SATURDAY and Thursday, through Feb. 2, 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave., 503-927-4409, free

David Jonason

A former magazine illustrator from Mendocino, Calif., Jonason has for the past 10 years made a living painting interesting buildings in what he calls his 'Cubism Lite' style. His take on Portland is conventional - Union Station, the Japanese Garden - but his style is refreshing.

- JG

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. FRIDAY, noon to 4 p.m. SUNDAY, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, through Jan. 30, Bella Perla, 327 N.W. Ninth Ave., 503-222-1862, free

Henk Pander

The senior Dutchman is back with a fine new wave of dramatic landscapes, still lifes and psychological tableaux - all in watercolor. There's always the thrill of seeing what he'll pick as his subject matter, whether it be Oregon or Oregonians.

Also showing is 'Burned and Bloom,' the ceramic sculptures of J.D. Perkin. He's influenced by yoga and meditation poses, and now he's into self-immolating Buddhist monks.

- JG

11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SATURDAY, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, through Feb. 2, Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., 503-226-2754, free


A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln wasn't on Facebook, but fortunately he left quite the paper trail.

Learn about America's best Republican by viewing a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, his letter declining the opportunity to become the governor of Oregon (his loss), and plenty of photos of him, young and old.

Who knew they had, like, cameras back then?

- JG

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, noon to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, through March 31, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave.,, 503-222-1741, $10

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