‘Ken Kesey

OPB’s all-new “Oregon Experience” will feature the achievements of Ken Kesey, the late Oregon author (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”; “Sometimes a Great Notion”) and will take a fresh look at his Oregon farm life, which came after his famous travels with the Merry Pranksters. The details: 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, OPB TV. An advance screening of “Ken Kesey” will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. It will feature a Q&A session with producer Eric Cain. For info:

International Fly Fishing Film Festival

The Mission Theater plays host to the Portland inaugural event, which will include an appearance by a distinguished Oregonian — angling icon Frank Moore, from the Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua River. Moore stars in “Mending the Line,” which follows the World War II veteran as he retraces his footsteps on the beaches of Normandy and beyond with his fly rod in hand. Moore served as part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944. He and his wife, Jeanie, purchased the Steamboat Inn in 1957. There are many other movies as part of the Portland stop on the international festival tour.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., $12 advance (purchase at Mission Theater),, $15 at door

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It’s coming up — Monday, Jan. 20 — and, per usual, Portland will be home to several activities honoring the late civil rights leader. See page 3 for some highlighted events.

International Cat Show

The annual event features more than 300 cats, including several breeds — long-legged Savannah, British Shorthair, Pixie-bob, Maine Coon, Bengal and Peterbald (a naked Russian cat from St. Petersburg, Russia). There will be judging throughout each day of the three-day show. Several rescue groups will be at the show with cats and kittens available for adoption. The event also serves as a food drive for the Oregon Food Bank.

3 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 25-26, Holiday Inn/Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd.,, $7, $5 with two cans of food

NW Coffee Beer Invitational

Two of our favorites beverages are combined at this first annual event as 12 breweries create fresh beer with locally roasted coffee. Music throughout the day will be provided by The Austin Stewart Quartet and Whistle Trap Johnson and the Logger’s Daughter. The event is the brainchild of local brewer Dave Fleming.

1 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 S.W. Jefferson St.,, $12

‘Stars on Ice’

The Winter Olympics are coming up in Sochi, Russia — a good time to watch the ice skaters who will be part of the touring program May 17 at the Moda Center. Some notable skaters expected to take part: U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, silver medalist Gracie Gold, and veteran ice dancers Meryl

Davis and Charlie White. “Stars on Ice” was founded and produced by Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton. Tickets are on sale.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, Moda Center, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$145


‘The Living Newspaper’

The folks at Brody Theater proclaim, “Print is not dead!” The improv company explores newspaper headlines, from the most explosive top stories to the seemingly benign.

7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 8, 16 N.W. Broadway,, $12, $9 students/seniors

Phillip Adams Balletlab

The next White Bird Uncaged event features the Australian dance company performing Adams’ masterwork “Amplification,” which uses sci-fi design to show the human body in chaos. The 60-minute piece, by five versatile dancers, is meant for mature audiences, with nudity and potentially disturbing imagery — including actual body bags — in the work that evokes mental and physical disassociation, collision, suffering, healing, reality and futility. White Bird debuted Adams in Portland in 2007 with “Origami.”

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 23-25, Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave.,, $30, $20 students/seniors

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