Portland Storytellers Guild presents “Off the Rails” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Café Artichoke, 2007 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland, featuring storytellers Maura Doherty, Sarah Stein and Eric Foxman. Occasionally things go very, very wrong — when your community organizing turns nightmarish, when the fun festival suddenly involves a rampaging mob and colored elephants or when the outside world suddenly crashes in on you and your childhood friends. Tickets are $15 at artichokemusic.org; watch in person or via Zoom. Doors open at 7 p.m.