Asian food market tour offered
Chef Surja Tjahaja of West Linn is offering a tour of Asian food markets on the west side of the Portland metropolitan area from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Cost is $60 per person, and includes a gourmet lunch. Tour participants will explore Asian markets and learn firsthand about how to shop and cook with a variety of fish, meat, vegetables, noodles, rice, sauces and spices commonly used in Japanese, Korean, Indian, Chinese and southeast Asian cuisine. The tour starts with a buffet luncheon of Indian foods. The tour is not recommended for youth under age 14.
Music Monday concerts continue at Lake Theater
The Music Monday concert series continues at Lake Theater and Cafe, 106 N. State St., Lake Oswego. The lineup includes Devin Phillips' Black & Blue jazz saxophone show on Jan. 27; The Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group on Feb. 3; Heart2Heart Valentines with LaRhonda Steele and Julie Amici on Feb. 10; 3 Leg Torso with Tony Starlight and Ralph Huntley on Feb. 17; Rose City Kings Lundi Gras Celebration takes place Feb. 24, followed by Illegal Smile: The Music of John Prine on March 2. The Trifecta of Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg and Mary Kadderly with Dan Gildea can be heard March 9 and Patrick Lamb Jazz Quintet will present a St. Patrick's Day show March 16.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and all shows begin at 7 p.m.
For tickets and more information visit laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com.
OBT season will include 'The Sleeping Beauty'
Oregon Ballet Theatre's 30th anniversary season will include the return of one of ballet's most beloved and demanding works, "The Sleeping Beauty." Based on the original Marius Petipa choreography, this production was created by former Artistic Director Christopher Stowell and premiered in 2010. Now a new generation of OBT stars invigorate the work with the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's score.
"The Sleeping Beauty" is a ballet for all ages. While respectful of tradition, Stowell's "Sleeping Beauty" is described as being "very American."
Featured in the role of Princess Aurora are Xuan Cheng, Ansa Capizzi and Eva Burton. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 with noon, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows. All performances take place at Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland. Tickets start at $29.
To purchase tickets and learn more visit obt.org or call the box office at 503-222-5538.
Italian chefs to teach at Nicoletta's Table
Nicoletta's Table is offering two days with two professional chefs from Florence, Italy. Laura Franeschetti and Gianluca Somigli of Cooking in Florence will bring their culinary excellence to the local restaurant.
A three course lunch will be the focus of the class scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, and a cooking demonstration and lecture will be held Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A separate coffee lecture will be
given Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Cost of the coffee lecture is $10; either class is $45 and the cost of taking both classes is $130.
Learn more online at nicolettastable.com.
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