This week

Jim Daniels, a Portland-based photographer, is showing images he has taken in his travels around the world at Northeast Hearing and Speech, a nonprofit audiology center at 75 W. Commercial St., Suite 205, Portland. There will be a public showing from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Daniels, 59, a client at the center, will be at Thursday’s reception.

He has also published a book, “Lives of Service,” about missionaries devoted to human rights and social justice.

In 2008, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Following surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, he began weekly therapy at Northeast Hearing and Speech.

For more information, go to www.nehearingandspeech.org or www.jimdanielsphotography.com, or call 874-1065.

Coming up

Portland Ovations presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at 7:30 p.m. May 5 at Merrill Auditorium, Portland.

The company, which couples classical ballet with new work, performs inventive works by today’s foremost choreographers.

The Portland program will include a reconstruction of Twyla Tharp’s 1975 ballet, “Sue’s Leg,” set to Fats Waller music; Jorma Elo’s “Red Sweet”; William Forsythe’s “Slingerland”; and Moses Pendleton’s “Noir Blanc.”

Ovations Offstage will also host a master class for intermediate and advanced dancers with Aspen Santa Fe Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 5 at Portland Ballet. Interested dancers should call Barri Lynn Moreau at 773-3150.