The Short List
- Portland Tribune - Features
The 10-year-old pianist/composer/entertainer prodigy is on his first national headlining tour. He's one of the youngest musicians to have his own PBS special and was the youngest performer on the all-star lineup that recorded 'We are the World 25 for Haiti.' He's also been featured on several TV shows, including 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' four times.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., aladdin-theater.com, $39.50
'Two Much Fun'
Chevrona has been holding residency at Secret Society Ballroom, and the band and The Saloon Ensemble collaborate on a night of masks and music in what has become a monthly Mardi Gras-styled party. Chevrona formed four years ago by immigrants from Russia, Armenia, Kazakh, Poland and Argentina.
9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Secret Society Ballroom, 116 N.E. Russell St., thesecretsocietylounge.com, $8 with mask, $10 without
Portland Jazz Festival
The theme is 'Bridges and Boundaries: Jewish and African Americans Playing Jazz Together,' and headliners include SFJAZZ Collective, jazz master Randy Weston, clarinetist Don Byron, The 3 Cohens, violinist Regina Carter, saxophonist Joshua Redman and dancer Renee Shedroff.
Feb. 18-27, various locations, 503-228-5299, pdxjazz.com, $25-$58.50, $85/$125 packages
'The Comedy of Errors'
It's William Shakespeare, directed by Philip Cuomo, Third Rail Repertory member and Portland Actors Conservatory associate director. PAC students, alumni and guest artists exercise their comic chops.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (preview performances 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 16-17), Feb. 16-March 6, Firehouse Theatre, 1436 S.W. Montgomery St., 503-274-1717, $13-$25
Lakewood Theatre Company puts on the musical revue featuring the words, music and lyrics of Noel Coward's work - 34 songs in all, directed by Steve Knox. Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer known for his wit and flamboyance.
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-19, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901, $20
'The Screwtape Letters'
C.S. Lewis' novel adaptation comes to Portland on a national tour, just after running for nine months at the Westside Theatre in New York. Portland native Jesse Klug is lighting designer for the show, about a spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view.
4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., ticketmaster.com, $29-$89
Oregon's 152nd birthday
The Oregon Historical Society is offering free admission to celebrate the state's 152nd birthday, for the public to take in everything from the permanent exhibit 'Oregon My Oregon' to the newest, 'Perseverance: Black Pioneers in Early Oregon.' Traveling exhibits include: 'Walls of Heritage'; 'Walls of Pride: African American Murals'; and 'Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam.' Kerry Tymchuk, OHS interim executive director, will give a lecture titled 'Laughing All the Way to the White House.'
Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., ohs.org, free
'It's Not Me, It's You'
It'll be 'Stories from the Dark Side of Dating,' with a cast of Portland celebrities hitting the stage for personal stories - a perfect post-Valentine's Day date.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., cascadetickets.com, $15