by: COURTESY OF Blaine Truitt Covert, Oregon Ballet Theatre takes the edge off this winter’s chill with a lighthearted retelling of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," starting Feb. 27 at the Keller Auditorium.


Who do you love?

Heads up: George Thorogood has been sliding across the American blues-rock landscape for 30 years now, cranking out his blue-collar rough 'n' tumble music for appreciative crowds. Prepare to ingest one bourbon, one scotch and one beer with Thorogood and The Destroyers.

May 9, Roseland Theater, 503-224-8499 or

Rock of Ages

Another heads up: The 2010 Rock and Worship Road Show featuring Christian performers MercyMe, David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistelli, Fee, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets will play the Rose Garden in March.

March 27,,, $10


Baby Boomer Lifestyle Expo

Gettin' ready to retire? Travel, health and wellness, home amenities and entertainment will be some of the issues discussed.

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 1-866-571-2916, free

'Walking with Dinosaurs'

The popular show returns to Portland, with 15 life-sized mechanical dinosaurs there for the fascination.

7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 24-26, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $29.50-$64.50

Pittock Mansion

The Portland landmark plays host to the architecture exhibit 'At Home in Portland: 1909-1914,' at the time of the mansion's construction and growth in the city.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. through July 11, Pittock Mansion, 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive,, $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children (6-18)


'Defending the Caveman'

A longtime Broadway hit, it's a funny and insightful depiction of how men and women relate, presented by the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Winningstad Theater, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., 1-800-745-3000, $45

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

The Oregon Ballet Theatre and Christopher Stowell present the popular show of hapless lovers, set in Oregon's Opal Creek Forest. It's paired on the program with George Balanchine's classic, 'The Four Temperaments.'

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. March 4-6, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-222-5538, $17-$134

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