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MUSIC—Portland keyboardist/composer Ben Darwish holds down the fort this week at Al's Den, performing nightly with a variety of special guests dropping by (including a secret guest band on Saturday, January 18). One of Portland's most adventurous musicians, Darwish will play jazz, pop, funk, and R&B (sometimes all at once), plus material from his recent multimedia project, The Lonely Night. NL
Al's Den, 303 SW 12th, Sun Jan 12-Sat Jan 18, 7 pm, FREE

FILM—Besides some of the best short films and music videos ever, director Spike Jonze has a bulletproof feature film record: Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation. His latest, Her, stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with his phone's OS (voiced, as all OSes should be, by Scarlett Johansson). EH
Various Theaters, see Movie Times and our review