The Short List
Portland's rock diva teams with the Oregon Symphony in a much anticipated repeat engagement, with Gregory Vajda conducting.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, orsymphony.org, $33-$123.
MarchFourth Marching Band
The eclectic group of musicians, dancers and stiltwalkers celebrates its eighth anniversary with two shows.
6 p.m. Friday, March 4 (all ages), $5-$10 advance/$7-$13 day of show, 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 4 (21-older), $17 advance/$20 day of show, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., marchfourthmarchingband.com, people born on March 4 get in free.
Heads up: Formed in the wake of the Kent State shootings in 1970, by art students Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis, DEVO foresaw the colder electronic age coming upon us and had the sense enough to realize it wouldn't make sense unless they composed its music.
9 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., 503-225-0047, mcmenamins.com, $40, all ages
Another heads up: The country star will be coming to Portland on his 'Goin' Coastal' tour with Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker in July, with tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 25.
7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$75
'Two Gentlemen of Verona'
The University of Portland puts a contemporary spin on Shakepeare's classic comedy about longtime friends Valentine and Proteus and self-discovery, love, friendship, betrayal and a dog.
7:30 p.m. March 3-6, March 9-11 (2 p.m. Sunday, March 6), Mago Hunt Center, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., 503-943-7287, $10
The music/stories/drama tour for young Christian girls hits Portland again with the theme 'Dream On.' Featured guests include singer/ songwriter Britt Nichol, world traveler Courtney Clark Cleveland and Grammy-nominated band Hawk Nelson.
7-10 p.m. Friday, March 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Memorial Coliseum, revolvetour.com, $69/$79
The Architectural Heritage Center features two upcoming painters who produce interesting images of Portland buildings and bridges - Leah Faure in March and Jean Thomas in April. Faure's work documents the old industrial sections of Portland, capturing the moods of time passing and present moments of reflection on details often overlooked.
6 p.m. Friday, March 4 opening, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through March 29, Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave., 503-231-7264, $3
Reed Arts Week
The theme is 'Geographies' for the 22nd annual event, asserting the provisional nature of boundaries, embracing the weeds and suspending the everyday in a space for potentiality and play. The lineup includes Ben Wolf and his large-scale sculptural collage of freight trains and Kathy Westwater's dance.
March 2-6, Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., reed.edu/raw
Smucker's Stars on Ice
It's an all-star cast of figure skating legends at the Rose Garden.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$140
Multnomah Indoor Cinema
Live music by 37th Echo, bottomless bags of popcorn and good company go along with a free showing of 'How to Train Your Dragon' as well as student animation shorts 'Garbage Town' and 'Ninja Wars' at the Multnomah Arts Center.
6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway, 503-823-2787, free
The Bicycle Film Festival
The Clinton Street Theater plays host to six films in 10th annual event.
6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., bicyclefilmfestival .com, $20 pass, $8 each show