A work by Tad Beck showing as part of “Technique/Support.”

Wednesday, July 10 

Technique/Support, a wide-ranging show of Tad Beck’s technically innovative photographic art, as well as one of his video installations, in on view through Aug. 10 at Grant Wahlquist Gallery (30 City Center, Portland); open today 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 245-5732. grantwahlquist.com. And tonight at Empire (575 Congress St., Portland), Próxima Parada plays soulful R&B with African accents after Electric Heart opens at 9 p.m. Tix: $10-$12 (21+). 558-2279. portlandempire.com.