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The stage adaptation to Chaim Potok’s award-winning book “The Chosen” opens at Portland Center Stage on April 7.

STAGE

'Rose'

An 80-year-old woman tells of her survival in the Holocaust and travel to the United States in this triangle productions show.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 1-25, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., 503-239-5919, $15-$28

'Othello'

Artists Repertory Theatre tackles Shakespeare's most compelling and intimate tragedy about love, honor, jealousy and racial tensions.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 6-May 16, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., 503-241-1278, $20-$25

'The Chosen'

Portland Center Stage puts on the popular play, an adaptation from the award-winning book about two boys growing up in two different Jewish New York communities in the 1940s. It is a story of friendship, family and difficult choices that lead to understanding, respect and reconciliation.

April 7-May 2, Gerding Theater, 120 N.W. 11th Ave., 503-445-3700, $32-$67

'U-Theatre'

This should be something to see: Taiwan's revered theatre, dance and music group presenting a combination of athletic drumming, martial arts, Buddhist chanting and movement. It'll be the group's Portland debut, brought to us by White Bird Dance.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 8-10, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., 503-245-1600, $20-$55

MUSIC

'The 2010 Lilith Tour'

A heads-up: The female musician tour has announced its dates, with Portland/Vancouver opening the schedule and tickets now on sale. Stars include Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow.

July 2, The Amphitheatre at Clark County, visit www.lilithfair.com for full lists of artists and tickets, and also www.livenation.com for tickets

CELEBRATION

Buddha's birthday

'Hana Matsuri, the Flower Festival Celebrates the Birthday of Buddha' says it all. Cherry blossoms and the Buddha's birth are traditionally celebrated in Japan on April 8.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 3-4, Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., 503-223-1321, admission $9.50 adults, $7.75 seniors (62-over) and college students, $6.75 children (6-17)

TOUR

Northwest Wine Trail Weekend

Make your plans now for the upcoming tour among 21 wineries in Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Beaverton and Gaston, which include complimentary tastings, a commemorative wine glass and restaurant deals. It's put on by North Willamette Vintners.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, April 10-May 1, various locations, northwillamettevintners.org, $35 advance, $45 day of tour

Trillium fest

The 30th Annual Trillium Festival and Native and Hardy Plant Sale are upcoming, put on by Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The fun also includes guided nature hikes, children's activities, local craft and edibles vendors, a garden art show and sale, environment discussions, live music, a photo contest and food/coffee vendors.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11, Tryon Creek State Park, 11321 S.W. Terwillger Blvd, www.tryonfriends.org, free/donations accepted