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Portland Cello Project
What: The P-town-based collective plays The Triple Door.
Why: Expect everything from classical selections to movie theme songs to Jay-Z covers.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: 216 Union St. (206-838-4333). Tickets ($17-$25) online at tickets.thetripledoor.net.
Columbia City Street Scramble
What: Hit the streets with just a map (the printed kind!) and a compass to hone your urban navigation skills.
Why: Find your way to as many of the predetermined checkpoints as possible within the given time frame.
When: Sat., 9:30 a.m.
Where: Starts at Southside Commons, 3518 S. Edmunds St. Registration (required) online at active.com. Cost is $20.
What: The author and NPR humorist speaks at Benaroya Hall.
Why: His signature sardonic wit and razor-sharp social critiques are not to be missed.
When: Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: 200 University St. (206-215-4747). Tickets ($47) online at seattlesymphony.org.
National Film Festival for Talented Youth
What: Directors 22 years and under take the screen during the next-generation film fest.
Why: More than 250 inspired flicks from 30 states and 20 countries.
When: Thurs.-Sun. Schedule online at nffty.org.
Where: Venues vary. For more information, call 206-905-8400 or go to nffty.org.
Photo: Tarina Westlund / Courtesy of Portland Cello Project