by: COURTESY OF Michael Shay, BodyVox’s “Smoke Soup” uses movement, imagery and Grammy Award winner Joe Henry’s distinctly American music to propel a cast through an intensely physical dance theater performance.


Lady Gaga

Heads up: The queen of shock pop is coming to Portland this summer, as Lady Gaga tickets go on sale Friday, March 26. With hits such as 'Just Dance,' 'Poker Face,' 'Paparazzi,' 'Bad Romance' and 'Telephone,' Lady Gaga has combined creative theatrics with her dance-beat music to become one of the world's most popular artists.

8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, , $49.50-$175

Michael Bublé

He's touring in support of his hit, 'Crazy Love,' after his previous tour sold out in 90 cities.

8 p.m. Friday, April 2, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $45-$85

One million less lonely YouTube viewers

Another heads Up: In his YouTube video 'One Time,' Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber almost destroys Usher's house, which should be enough to win over even the most cynical musical listener to Justin's ridiculously catchy songs. However, winning over cynics doesn't matter to Justin, as he is THE sensation amongst millions of teenagers and pre-adolescents who love his cheery hop-pop songs like 'One Less Lonely Girl.' He'll be here in July.

July 14, Rose Garden,, 1-877-789-7673, $29.50-$49.50

John Mayer

The artist and ex-Jessica Simpson boyfriend, on-and-off-again Jennifer Aniston paramour and pretty good guitarist, performs with Michael Franti and Spearhead.

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $36-$61


The band has been nominated for the 2010 People's Choice Award, as voted on by the public for the country's favorite rock band. It appears with Silversun Pickups.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $39.50, $49.50


'Smoke Soup'

The BodyVox Dance Center premieres all new works, incorporating live music, including Grammy Award-winning Joe Henry, into the mix in this creative production by Jamey Hampton and Ashley.

Various times Thursday, March 25, to April 10, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave.,, starting at $36

Milagro play

Sisters leave their native Dominican Republic and plunge into the freewheeling American mainstream of New York City in 1960 in 'How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,' a Milagro Theatre Group production.

Various times Thursday, March 25, to April 17, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.,, $14-$22


Alpenrose hunt

The 48th Annual Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt is a popular festivity for the youngsters. The grand prize will be 14 six-foot Easter bunnies. A 'Just-for-Mom' hunt will feature diamond earrings and a diamond pendant necklace.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road,, free


Better Living

The title says it all, it's the Better Living Home and Garden Show and it'll feature Earth friendly products for better energy efficiency and sustainable outdoor living.

Noon-9 p.m., Friday, March 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 28, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 503-736-5200, free

Beer, wine fest

The 16th Annual Spring Beer and Wine Fest will feature the beverages in a glass or mug for $5-$8 and include the Tour de Cheese, artisan brewers, vintners and distillers, chefs stage and music.

Noon-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday, April 2-3, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,, $5 (free in the first two hours)


Faux Film Festival

It'll be fun nights of counterfeit commercials, phony movie trails, mockumentaries and other celluloid spoofs.

7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 2-4, Hollywood Theatre, 4122, N.E. Sandy Blvd.,, $7

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