The Short List
The rhythmically beating percussive ensemble returns to Portland with two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. The climatic trash can sequence 'Bins' has been restructured to include a guiro-like new found instrument: strip-lighting recycling containers.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, March 12; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $18.50
The Stravinsky Project
Presented by the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Igor Stravinsky is one of the ballet world's most prolific and influential composers and he'll be honored with a trio of works: 'Rite of Spring,' 'Firebird' and a world-premiere collaboration by OBT principal dancer Anne Mueller, BodyVox's Jamey Hampton and Rachel Tess and Rumpus Room's Rachel Tess.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., pcpa.com, starting at $21.25
'On the Eve of Friday Morning'
Oregon Children's Theatre puts on a magical story about the power of stories themselves, with Nassrin as a young girl in modern Iran whose father has just been arrested for smuggling banned books.
2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Saturdays-Sundays through March 20, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., pcpa.com, $21.25-$29.50
The radio variety show will feature author Wesley Stace, aka musician John Wesley Harding, as well as History Channel investigator Christine McKinley, author Grant Lawrence, writer Kurt B. Reighley and musical guests Chevrona and The Thermals.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., livewireradio.org, $18, $20 day of show
The Portland filmmaker and artist's second solo exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery is a 'scrapbook' created by four friends in 1958, with a video installation and photos titled 'The Great Northwest.'
6 p.m. Thursday, March 3 First Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through April 2, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., elizabethleach.com
The painter's futuristic art 'Universechild' goes on display in the main space at Chambers Gallery.
6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, First Thursday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through April 30, Chambers, 916 N.W. Flanders St., chambersgallery.com
His work 'Romantic Hawaiian Seascapes' will take the gray out of your winter, and the opening will be accompanied by music from violinist Aaron Meyer.
6 p.m. Thursday, March 3 First Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through March 31, Shaffer Fine Art, 308 S.W. First Ave., shafferfineart.com
The artist's work is titled 'In Relation,' and it explores the patterns that make up sweaters, hydrangea, blossoms, leaves and plastic bags, purposely posed to emphasize the complexity and ambiguity of the forms.
5 p.m. Thursday, March 3 First Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through April 2, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, 134 N.W. Eighth Ave., hartmanfineart.net
The Portlander's work, titled 'I Have Nothing To Say To You,' explores commercial advertising and its information through an A-frame inspired sculptural installation.
7 p.m. Friday, March 4 through March 26, False Front, 4518 N.E. 32nd Ave., falsefrontstudio.com