tao_samuraiTuesday, February 2

TAO: Seventeen Samurai is not, sadly, another crazy-ass Wu Tang side project, but the show does involve some killer drumming and dance moves. The “athlete-artists” of TAO perform the traditional Japanese art of Taiko drumming, complete with eye-catching costumes and crack choreography, at Merrill Auditorium (20 Myrtle St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Tix: $38-$54. 842-0800. portlandovations.org.