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DANCE / American Choreographers Showcase
7:30 nightly through Sunday, June 8; also2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, Newmark Theatre
This year's two-part program feature six of the most popular contemporary works of Oregon Ballet Theatre's last four seasons. This week, the final one, features Program B with Paul Vasterling's neoclassical ballet 'Seasons' and Trey McIntyre's 'Aliss in Wonderland.'
1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-222-5538, $5-$82
EVENT / Purina Cat Chow Way of Life Experience
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily through Sunday, June 8, Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park
The Portland Rose Festival isn't just for sailors and parade junkies anymore. Cat lovers are invited to head to the waterfront to watch cat training demonstrations, talk with experts about cat wellness, check out celebrity-designed cat bowls and even adopt a new cat. The Purina Cat Chow Way of Life Experience also includes free Purina products. Meow!
Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 503-227-2681, free
ART / Shelley Jordon
Thursday, June 5, through July 3, Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Portland-based artist Shelley Jordon found inspiration for her latest show in the fresh flowers and produce at local markets. In her 'Skies and Still Lifes' exhibit, she juxtaposes these items and domestic objects with broad skies and muted clouds.
207 S.W. Pine St., 503-224-0521, free
EVENT / Bike parade and party
Bike decoration begins at 5:30 p.m. and parade starts at 6 p.m., Jamison Park; art party starts at 7 p.m., Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance celebrates June's First Thursday art event with an arty approach of its own. Bicyclists can decorate their rides for a parade through the Pearl. The alliance will provide recycled materials for decoration. The parade ends with a party featuring an exhibit of bike art.
Jamison Park, corner of Northwest 11th Avenue and Johnson Street; Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, 721 N.W. Ninth Ave., 503-226-0676, Ext. 13, free
Compiled by Tina Satter