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Chef2Go offering tour of Asian food markets

Chef Surja Tjahaja, owner of Chef2Go, will lead a tour of Portland's eastside Asian food markets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

Tjahaja will lead participants on an exploration of some of the mom-and-pop markets to shop for fresh produce, seafood, spices and other Asian foods. He will also share recipes and tips on purchasing the right ingredients for making great-tasting Asian dishes. The tour begins with a gourmet Chinese banquet.

Cost is $50 per person. To register and learn the itinerary, visit chef2go.biz or call 503-656-8910. Reservations must be made by Feb. 1.

Peregrine Literary Series to honor Stafford

Joan Maier, founder of the Peregrine Literary Series, invites all to bring a favorite story or poem written by or about William Stafford to Stickmen's Brewery, 40 N. State St. in Lake Oswego at 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Stafford was one of Oregon's poet laureates and the event is in honor of his birthday. An open mic will be available for attendees to share works in honor of Stafford.

Art educator and poet David Rutiezer and Maier will also read at the event.

The event is free, however attendees are encouraged to bring cash or canned food donations for the local food bank.

For more information call 503-344-4449.

Ten Grands concert set for March 31

Michael Allen Harrison will present Ten Grands, a concert of 10 grand pianos featuring world-class pianists playing classical, jazz and modern music, March 31 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway in Portland.

The concert is a benefit for the Snowman Foundation and the Play it Forward Program, which helps bring music education and instruments to organizations that serve disadvantaged children in the Northwest and hurricane damaged schools in Texas. Tickets and more information can be found online at tengrands.com or by calling 503-746-1080.

PYP performances planned for Jan. 27-28

In a landmark collaboration with Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland State University alumna Carolyn Gage will present the award-winning one-woman show "The Second Coming of Joan of Arc" Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. in PSU's Lincoln Hall. The play is part of A Dialogue Series Event, presented by PSU's University Studies, Pan-African Commons and the School of Music and Theater.

The PSU performance is part of a larger project focused on Joan of Arc. PYP's chamber orchestra, Camerata PYP, will present Voices of Light in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Jan. 26. The 7:30 p.m. performance will feature multiple local vocal artists collaborating with oratorio by Richard Einhorn, to accompany Carl Dreyer's iconic 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc."

"The Second Coming of Joan of Arc" is free to Voice of Light ticket holders. A $5 donation will be asked of all others at the door, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Tickets for "Voices of Light" start at $5 for students of any age. Visit portlandyouthphil.org to purchase tickets and get more information.

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