Live score to Charlie Chaplin’s "Modern Times." Violinist James Anderson typically leads the Austin Piazzolla Quintet, which showcases the nuevo tango music of the great Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Now, Anderson and his ensemble the James Anderson Collective play their live original score to one of silent cinema’s classics, Charlie Chaplin’s "Modern Times." The collective features Alan Retamozo on guitar, Phil Spencer on bass and Drew d’Entremont on drums. 8 p.m. Friday. Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. Free (donations appreciated). www.vortexrep.org.
"Anne Siems: Flora and Fauna." Anne Siems explores the landscape of the Pacific Northwest by creating portraits not just of the human figure but also of the forests in the area. Shaman-like trees bear mystical qualities and provide a background for Siems’ dream-like imagery featuring figures in 19th-century costume. In her blended style, Siems pays artistic homage to the European Masters, early American Folk Art and vintage photography. Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Exhibit continues through Aug. 30. Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth St. Free. www.wallyworkmangallery.com