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by: JAIME VALDEZ, 
The Ninth Annual Northwest Pet & Companion Fair takes place on 
April 17 and 18 at the Portland Expo Center. All well behaved pets are welcome.

MUSIC

Tim McGraw

A heads up: He isn't only Faith Hill's husband, the son of former major league pitcher Tug McGraw has his legion of country music fans, young and old, male and female. McGraw and his band, the Dancehall Doctors, will be joined by Lady Antebellum and Love And Theft at the Rose Garden in May, and tickets go on sale April 10. McGraw has 30 No. 1 singles to his credit.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, Rose Garden, www.rosequarter.com, 1-877-789-7673, $65.75, $49.75

Old souls

Another heads Up: Soul revivalists Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, playing Portland in June, can help you remember a simpler, more innocent era when women and men got down to gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, hip-shaking rhythm 'n' blues - in between civil unrest, an unpopular war and various political scandals, of course.

June 22, Crystal Ballroom, www.mcmenamins.com

'Fabulous Forties'

The latest in the Oregon Symphony's Pops Series, it features 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' to the music of 'Casablanca' and 'Oklahoma!' and much more. Jeff Tyzik conducts, with Dee Daniels and Dan Narducci as vocals.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., www.orsymphony.org, $15-$95

STAGE

'Dreamgirls'

From the Apollo Theatre in New York and Fred Meyer Broadway Across America comes the popular stage production and the rags-to-riches story of a 1960s Motown girl group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. It features music by Academy Award nominee Henry Kreiger and lyrics and book by Grammy-winning Tom Eyen.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, April 13-16, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, $23.35-$73.25

'Frogz'

The show originated in Portland in the 1970s and went on tour and on to Broadway fame in 2000 and 2002 at the New Victory Theatre. It's been called a mastery of mime, dance and acrobatics, and Imago Theatre brings it back in a 100-minute form.

7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 15-May 15, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., 503-231-9581, $29 adults, $26 youth/seniors, $16 kids

SHOW

Pets and companions

Hands-on exhibits, child-friendly activities, events and several vendors and animal welfare groups will be part of the Northwest Pet and Companion Fair.

9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 503-736-5200, $8, $5 students/seniors

FILM

Jewish Film Festival

The Northwest Film Center plays host to the 18th annual collection of films that focus on Jewish identity and how American Jews perceive themselves in the social context.

Various times, April 15-24, Northwest Film Center, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., www.nwfilm.org, $8 general each show