Portland Art Museum's roster of renowned contemporary artists explores our social condition and responds to the most compelling issues of the day. Featured artists include Shirin Neshat, Andreas Gursky, Charles Ray, Jaume Plensa, Doug Aitken, Wangechi Mutu, Bill Viola, Tracy Emin and Takashi Murakimi.
Through May 16, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., www.portlandartmuseum.org, $12 adults, $9 seniors (55-over), $9 students, children free (17-under)
The Newspace Center for Photography presents the latest work from Susan Burnstine, as she explores in black-and-white images the fleeting moments between dreaming and waking and the blurred moments in which imagination and reality collide. An artist's lecture will be at noon March 6.
10 a.m.-9 p.m., March 5-28, Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 S.E. 10th Ave., www.newspacephoto.org, 503-963-1935, free
Stir it up
Believe it or not, we have been without Bob Marley - at least his physical presence - for nearly 30 years. But his band The Wailers continues to spread the reggae legend's sensual and socio-politically charged vibrations throughout the land. That includes Portland when the band, led by Marley's old bass-playing chum, Aston 'Familyman' Barrett, shares Jah love at the Roseland Theater.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., 503-221-0228, $49.50 reserved, $36 general admission
This is a musical about a Jewish family as captives in a foreign land, with Esther (Hadassah) being chosen as the new queen.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6, 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 28 and March 7, Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Rd., 503-550-6924, free-donations accepted, $10 reserved
'Motown's Greatest Hits'
The Oregon Symphony's Pops Series presents Spectrum singing some of Motown's favorites - Smokey Robinson, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Four Tops.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., www.pcpa.com, 503-228-1353, $15-$95
The Jewish Theatre Collaborative weaves the story of three generations of women, starting with Eva, a 9-year-old who escapes Nazi Germany to England.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 25-March 21, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org, 503-512-9582, $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students
Oregon Orchid Show and Sale
Local, national and international exhibitors and vendors will be part of the large, 65th annual show.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 7, Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah Blvd., www.oregonorchidsociety.org, 503-590-2872, $7