The cutting edges of Portland performance are sharpened way out SE Foster way. Long a hothouse for the development of new performance, Performance Works NorthWest(4625 SE 67th Ave) has for some time now hosted the Alembic series of evenings curated by guest artists.

"Distilled"—tonight, Saturday, January 9 at 8 PM—is a fundraiser for the continuation of this series that brings together dancers, performance artists, video artists and more with a cavalcade of 2-5 minute works by Linda Austin, Anne Furfey, Lily Gael + Francoise Renaud, Dora Gaskill, Bethany Ides, Kathleen Keogh + Noelle Stiles, Lois Leveen + Chuck Barnes, Mack McFarland, Meg McHutchison, Mark Owens + Leo Daedalus, Kaj-anne Pepper, Leah Wilmoth, Curtis Walker/Impetus Arts , and Lucy Yim

Performance Works NorthWest(4625 SE 67th Ave)$15-$50 sliding scale.