LECTURE / Brown Bag Lecture: 'American Choreographers Showcase'

Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 21, Newmark Theatre

Nancy Killough, a former dancer with the Oregon Ballet Theatre, previews OBT's upcoming production. Killough shares an insider's knowledge of James Canfield's final production, the dancers and the history of the company. Bring a lunch; reservations are recommended. The choreographers showcase runsMay 27 through June 8 at the Newmark Theatre.

1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-227-0977, free


FILM / 'Donnie Darko'

9 nightly through Thursday, May 22, Clinton Street Theater

This is the type of movie that people either think they might have heard of or are obsessed with. The riveting film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a suburban teenager haunted by a giant rabbit named Frank who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. The plot is like the weirdest dream you ever had, alternately frightening and exhilarating, with an unexpected turn involving Patrick Swayze as a creepy self-help guru.

2522 S.E. Clinton St., 503-238-8899, $4-$6

8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, Roseland Theater

Portland rock-star-turned-soccer-dad Art Alexakis leads his mates on a national tour to support their new album, 'Slow Motion Dream.' Feel the local love at their two-night stand in the Rose City.

8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 503-221-0288, $24; also available through TicketsWest (503-224-8499), subject to service charges


CULTURE / 'Know Portland: The Northwest Tour'

7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, Republic Cafe; 9 p.m. at Liminal Group

Bryan Suereth and Gavin Shettler's nonprofit arts organization, Portland Center for the Advancement of Culture, ends its series of nights on the town. This tour begins with dinner at the Republic Cafe and continues to the show 'Three Plays Five Lives,' by Liminal Group. Make reservations by calling 503-231-9393 or by e-mailing laura Compiled by Tina Satter

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