SHOP: Cheeky B, the high-design gift shop in the Pearl, will close March 27. In the meantime, everything in the store is 40 percent off. 906 NW 14th Ave.,

PICK-UP CHICKS: Learn the ropes of chicken husbandry at Urban Chicken Keeping 101. People's Coop, 3029 SE 21st Ave., 6-8 pm Tuesday, March 17. Free.

GET EARNEST Portland Center Stage is offering three free theater dates to any couple who pops the question at the Armory. Photographic evidence of the engagement is required. 128 NW 11th Ave.,

WORK IT: Studio X will give a free four-week intensive group exercise program to 12 people who've recently lost their jobs. To enter, apply by March 23 at 2839 SE Stark St., 236-7114.