The Short List

by: COURTESY OF Marek Szpunar, 
Vancouver, B.C.’s Polonez Dance Group has been the highlight of the Polish Festival for the past six years with vivid dances from different regions of Poland.


Celebrating all things Polish

Revelers of all ages unite for food, music and dance in the annual Polish Festival, a two-day party in north Portland. A polka contest and Polish food and beer are the highlights.

11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 3900 N. Interstate Ave. (on Failing Street, between the Polish Library and St. Stanislaus Church), 503-287-4077, free


La Boheme at the Keller

Milwaukie native Gustav Andreassen plays a role as love blossoms between Mimi and Rodolfo in the bohemian life of 1830s Paris in this Portland Opera production.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct., 3, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, $10 (student rush)-$135

Just cry 'Bingo' at Broadway Rose

Colorful, diehard Bingo players and friends encounter a stranger who makes them confront their past, while enjoying the game they love in this Broadway Rose play-along production.

Various times, Sept. 24 to Oct. 25, Broadway Rose New Stage Auditorium, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard, 503-620-5262, $20-$30

'A Chorus Line'

Stumptown Stages presents the Broadway classic on the main stage at Jefferson High School.

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 2-17, 5210 N. Kerby Ave.,, $18, $15 seniors/students

Jason Mraz at Rose Garden

The songsmith stops in the Rose City on the second leg of his 'Gratitude Cafe Tour,' along with G. Love and Special Sauce and Bushwalla. A portion of the proceeds go to VH1's 'Save The Music Foundation.'

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Rose Garden Arena, One Center Court, 1-877-789-7673, $25-$45


Carol Burnett reflects

The woman who hosted one of television's most entertaining programs, 'The Carol Burnett Show,' reflects and laughs with audiences in a Portland Center for the Performing Arts event.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., 503-248-4335, $59.75-$98.50

It's 'Uncalled For'

Montreal's premier comedy troupe, a hit at festivals across Canada, performs in Portland for the first time, bringing 'Today Is All Your Birthdays' at Curious Comedy.

10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3, Curious Comedy, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.,, $10 all ages


Columbia Trail Fest

The event, a benefit for Forest Park, will feature activities for all ages, including hiking, biking and running, a seniors walk, and even the Diaper Rash Dash for parents with infants.

7:30 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Wallace Park, Northwest 25th Street and Raleigh Avenue., $40 event registration


17th Annual Portland Juggling Festival

It's touted as the biggest regional juggling festival in the country, drawing jugglers from all over the world.

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27, Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.,, $20-$35 weekend passes. $10-$15 day passes.