The Short List
Security detail will surely be tight, especially since Musharraf, the former Pakistani president amid the United States' war on terror, has had two assassination plots on his life as he has worked closely with the U.S. and alienated Islamic fundamentalists. He's here as part of the World Affairs Council International Speaker Series.
7 p.m. Monday, March 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., 503-274-7488, $90-$500
'Tall in the Saddle'
City slickers and country folk alike can experience 100 years of the famed Pendleton Round-Up, with photos, artifacts and more among the 400 items on display.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through July 14, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., 503-306-5198, $11 adults, $9 students (18 and older) and seniors (60 and older), $5 children (6-18)
'Lettice and Lovage'
An eccentric tour guide adds dramatic tales of murder and intrigue into an otherwise boring English household.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, March 12-April 18, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901, $26-$30
'Live Wire! Radio'
The stage group's sixth anniversary show will feature creator Andras Jones and guest Adam Shearer from Seattle's Radio 8 Ball - Radio 8 Ball is a dazzling radio-live-experimental theater show, Ben Darwish and his 10-piece Michael Jackson tribute band and Breathe Owl Breathe folk music.
8 p.m. Friday, March 12, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 503-234-9694, $30 reserved, $20
Portland Women's Film Festival
Women filmmakers from around the world will be celebrated with exhibitions of films, moderated filmmaker panels and workshops in the third annual festival. It's especially significant given Kathryn Bigelow's historic win of Best Director for 'The Hurt Locker' at the Academy Awards. Forty-four films have been selected from more than 450 entries.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.powfest.com, 503-267-1126, $7 per screening, $25 festival pass
Northwest Dance Project
The group puts on its spring performances - a world premiere by Nederlands Dans Theater's Maurice Causey, a Portland premiere of 'Flying E' by the project's artistic director Sarah Slipper, 'Ensemble for Somnambulists' by international choreographer Luca Veggetti and Slipper's 'A Fine Balance.'
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 12-13, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., www.nwdanceproject.org, starting at $20
Metropolitan Youth Symphony
The symphony will play 'Beowulf-An Heroic Trilogy for Band,' 'Danza Final' and Dvorak's Eighth Symphony.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., 503-239-4566, $12-$35
Taste of Bublé
Heads up: Grammy Award-winner Michael Bublé is coming to the Rose Garden in April. Touring in support of his No. 1 selling release, 'Crazy Love.' Bublé is this decade's first real crooner sensation, singing his nu jazz and old standards in a confident, listenable baritone voice designed to break hearts and warm them, too.
April 2, Rose Garden, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $45.