Bits & Pieces
The lineup for the 25th anniversary of the Voices Inc. lectures series has been announced.
Devoted to inspiring, empowering and connecting women, the series takes place at the Tiffany Center, 1410 S.W. Morrison St. Series tickets are $169 for general admission and $186 for reserved. For more: www.voicesinc.com.
The lineup: Lara Logan, "60 Minutes" correspondent, Oct. 4, "Candid Perspective from the Front Lines"; Sue Monk Kidd, author/novelist/essayist, Nov. 15, "An Evening with Sue Monk Kidd"; Ruth Wariner, author of "The Sound of Gravel," Feb. 7, 2018, "Beyond the Sound of Gravel"; Alexandra Fuller," bestselling author, April 11, 2018, "No Whispering Allowed: The Only Taboo is Silence."
The Portland Ballet
The company's cabaret benefit, "Tell Me the Truth About Love," kicks off its fundraising campaign and features mezzo soprano Elizabeth Eklund, pianist Sandra Hyslop, and the music of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie and more. The details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, TPB Studio Theatre, 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway, theportlandballet.org, $45-$65
It's not live music, but it's great music and storytelling on screen. Try to catch "Chasing Trane: The Coltrane Documentary," with the words of Coltrane spoken by Denzel Washington. It opens Friday, April 28, at Cinema 21, 616 N.W. 21st Ave.
Another music movie to try to take in is "Song of Love," presented by All Classical Portland. It's a rare screening of the 1947 classic, starring Katherine Hepburn, with a special live introduction by Edmund Stone, host of All Classical Portland's popular nationally syndicated program "The Score."
Hepburn plays 19th-century piano virtuoso Clara Schumann, who battles to save her husband and composer Robert Schumann's health while resisting the romantic overtures of devoted friend Johannes Brahms. It features the piano playing of the great Arthur Rubenstein.
The details: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.hollywoodtheatre.org.