by: RONALDO SCHEMIDT, The Pride Parade kicks off this Sunday in downtown Portland.


CoHo Productions

The theater company is putting on its summer of "Solo," with solo performers featured in a six-week series. "The Centering," with Andy Lee-Hillstrom (directed by award-winning original actor Chris Harder), has been extended to June 17. "Mormon Redneck Thespian," by Cory Huff, examines "how to overcome a life of drugs, abuse and being a redneck," and will run June 21 to 24. The others: "You Belong to Me" (Elizabeth Huffman, by Steven Wolfson), June 28 to July 1; "Irregardless" (Stacey Hallal), July 5 to 14.

8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 14, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $15, $50 for four shows

Jane Lynch

Third Rail Rep and Powell's Books present an evening -- a "Behind-The Scenes" discussion with OPB's Dave Miller -- with the actress who has Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards in her trophy case for her portrayal of the high school track suit-adorned teacher on FOX TV's "Glee." She is a veteran of comedy troupes and many roles, including a lesbian dog trainer in "Best In Show" and in movies such as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Newmark Theater, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $27

Risk/Reward Festival

It's the fifth running of Hand2Mouth's micro-fest of dance, theater and music pushing the boundaries of live performance in new and innovative directions. The lineup includes Tracy Broyles and Corrie Befort (dance), "Decepticons" by Kaj-anne Pepper and Anthony Hudson and Queen Shmoquan (performance art) and Hand2Mouth and Cat Main and Jamie Nesbitt (theater).

7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24, Artists Repertory Theatre/Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $14-$18 advance, $20 at door


"Evil Dead: The Musical"

The comedic musical takes elements of the films "Evil Dead," "Evil Dead 2" and "Army of Darkness" and combines them into one crazy show, including a "splatter" zone.

6 and 10 p.m. Friday, July 13, 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., 503-284-8686, $25, $30

Jack White

The multi-talented performer is playing his second round of tour dates in support of solo album "Blunderbuss." He'll also appear at Lollapalooza just before the Portland stop. He's touring with two bands -- one all-male, one all-female --  and has been mixing songs from his other bands, White Stripes, Raconteurs and Dead Weather.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $34-$65


"In The Game"

The Oregon Jewish Museum exhibit traces the origins of athletic pursuit within the Oregon Jewish community and emphasizes the impact of sports on our everyday lives. It's a rich variety of film, photographs, objects and documents.

Through Sept. 30, Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 N.W. Kearney St., .

"Writing Myself"

Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom's documentary is about PlayWrite Inc. and it debuts in the Rose City.

7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, Cinema 21, 616 N.W. 21st Ave., 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St.,, $5-$6

Portland Pride Week

Waterfront Park is home to the annual LGBTQ event, with booths and exhibits throughout the weekend. The highlight of Pride Week is the parade, with the theme "Beautiful People," starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17.

6 p.m. Friday, June 15, noon Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, Waterfront Park,, $7 donation to Waterfront Park.


The city's bicycle festival runs through June 20 (complete info at, with the highlight being the Naked Bike Ride, 10 p.m. Saturday, June 16, starting at Southeast Salmon Street and Water Avenue. "As bare as you dare" is the motto. This year's event will be exposed, as a film crew will be preparing a documentary about the Naked Bike Ride and the diverse Portlanders who participate.

Portland Art Museum

"California Impressionism" portrays 19th- and 20th-century artists from the Golden State, their some 60 pieces of art capturing the special light and color of the state's landscape, which helped define modern landscape painting. Also, the pivotal American artist Ellsworth Kelly's abstract prints, more than 80 of them, are on display from the collection of Jordon D. Schnitzer. This summer, PAM also features works by Monet and Francis Bacon.

June 16-Sept. 16, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., .

Mark Steinmetz

His "Summertime" is a poignant body of work, taken between 1984 and '91 in Boston and New England, Chicago and rural Illinois and Knoxville, Tenn., embracing space between artist and subject with a curiosity that is empathetic and enigmatic.

June 20-July 28, 5 p.m. First Thursday, July 5, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, 134 N.W. Eighth Ave., .

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