UPDATE, from the Rose Quarter: The Eagles concert scheduled for Monday, May 17 at the Rose Garden in Portland has been postponed due to an illness of Eagles bassist and vocalist Timothy Schmit. The rescheduled Portland date has not yet been determined. Tickets for the May 17 concert will be honored at the rescheduled performance (date TBD). Visit www.rosequarter.com for additional information and updates.
Pickin' 'n' grinnin'
Heads up: Over the past decade Pickathon has grown into one of the Portland area's finest musical festivals with its eclectic multigenerational lineups. In August, the indie roots festival will once again boast a quality group of acts, from venerable bluesman T Model Ford to roots hero Jill Andrews.
Aug. 6-8, Pendarvis Farm, Pleasant Valley, www.picka thon.com.
American Idol Live
Another heads-up: The tour of top 10 Season 9 contestants - Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens, Tim Urban - on the hit Fox show entertain at the Rose Garden in August, and tickets go on sale May 15.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $31-$70.50
Miracle Theatre Group's bilingual adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes' novel about the knight-errant Don Quijote and humble squire Sancho Panza.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 29, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., www.milagro.org, $20-$22, $16 students/seniors
The rock violinist and dance group will each perform for 'Bouquet of Hope,' benefitting Rose Haven women's center.
5 p.m. Saturday, May 15, Venue Pearl, 323 N.W. 13th Ave., www.bouquetofhope .com, $75
Chendra, an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, got to temporarily visit with a mechanical Giganotosaurus recently, before the Zoo set up its 'Prehistoric Predators' exhibit. 'It was definitely an enriching experience for Chendra,' says Bob Lee, the Zoo's senior elephant keeper. 'She was quite curious, exploring the dinosaur's mouth and teeth with her trunk.' The dinosaur exhibit, featuring 17 species, runs through Labor Day.
May 22 through Labor Day, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Rd., www.oregonzoo .org, $3.50 per day in addition to regular admission ($10.50 ages 12-26; $9 seniors 65-over; $7.50 ages 3-11)
Mt. Tabor Art Walk
Forty artists will allow people into their homes and studios for the fifth annual juried event.
10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, May 15-16, Mt. Tabor, www .mttaborartwalk.com, free
Local star Matt Lindland returns to the cage to fight on a mixed martial arts card by Strikeforce, which has been sanctioning events since 1995. Other standouts to fight are Tyron 'T-Wood' Woodley and Kerry Vera, the wife of MMA star Brandon Vera.
8 p.m. Friday, May 21, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$100
The music channel's hit show has featured the homes of rock stars and athletes - and this week, 'Teen Cribs' will feature the homes of teenagers in Oregon. A bit on the Pappas estate in Roseburg was to air Wednesday, and the Jantzer estate in Grants Pass will be part of the show's season finale Thursday. The Pappas home has a 300,000-gallon swimming pool and its own casino; the Jantzer estate has a log home with a home theater fit for Hollywood and an indoor basketball court. It was believed to be the first homes in Oregon featured on 'Cribs.'
3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, MTV (Comcast Channel 63)