Three-Ring Circus, Pix Patisserie, 3402 SE Division, Wed Jan 17, 7 pm-midnight

It's Three-Ring Circus time in Pix-land again. For those not in the know, that means a three-course dessert-tasting menu lovingly paired with wine or beer for optimal enjoyment of both sweets and booze. AH

Portland Chef Series, Whole Foods Market, 7380 SW Bridgeport, Tigard, Mon Jan 15, 6-9 pm, $40, reservations at 639-6500

Granted, it's a bit of a drive out to the Pearl of Tigard (Bridgeport Village). If you're a foodie type, though, Whole Foods' Salud! Cooking and Life Chef Series just might be worth a weekly trek—the series features a veritable Who's Who of local chefs, including Chris Israel from Saucebox and 23 Hoyt, and Lisa Schroeder of Mother's. This week, get hands-on instruction from Marco Shaw of NE Fremont's popular Fife restaurant. AH

Siren Nation Women's Music Festival Pancake Breakfast, Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta, Sun Jan 14, 10 am-2 pm, $5-10

The Siren Nation women's music and film festival is banking on the legendary fundraising properties of the pancake to float this Sunday's benefit. Along with stacks of syrup-drenched goodness, you'll be treated to music from the Flat Mountain Girls, Marisa Anderson and the Dolly Ranchers, and Jamie Stillway. Not a bad way to while away a Sunday. AH