The Short List

by: Courtesy of Ken Maydaniuk Rally racing returns to Portland and the scenic Columbia Gorge with the Oregon Trail Rally May 13-15.


PDX Jazz

A new monthly series opens at the Mission Theater on May 19 with Tin Hat, featuring Portland's composer/arranger/guitarist Mark Orton. PDX Jazz is an off-shoot from the Portland Jazz Festival.

8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., 1-800-514-3849, $15


'Reasons to be Pretty'

The Neil LaBute play and love story is directed by Gretchen Corbett.

May 13-June 18, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., 503-205-0715, $25, seniors (60-older)/students $20


Milagro Theatre puts on the play based on the novel 'Lazarillo de Tormes.'

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 25, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.,, $16-$25

'The Last Scratch'

ScratchPDX, a Portland performance lab and cabaret, concludes its fifth season with works-in-progress by performance artists, dancers, musicians and storytellers.

9 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.,

Live Wire!

There are two shows left this season, including Saturday, May 14, with web writer Matthew Inman, filmmaker Peter Richardson ('How to Die in Oregon'), Wunderkind Boaz Frankel, writer Margaret Malone and musical guests Dolorean and Klezmocracy.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $18, $20 day of show

'Assassins' reunion

The cast of the 2006 Portland production of the Stephen Sondheim play reunites for a benefit concert, for Stumptown Stages and Cerimon House, to sing the majority of the score.

6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 17-18, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $40


Fashion Feud

The live apparel design series wraps up Thursday, May 12, with previous Fashion Feud participants, fashionistas, models, trendsetters, hair and makeup artists and apparel designers.

7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, The Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside St.,, free

Oregon Trail Rally

The off-road, 17-stage adventure is returning to Portland and the Columbia River Gorge, featuring X Games star Dave Mirra and points leader Travis Hanson. The Oregon Trail Rally can be seen, via live streaming, at

Fan appreciation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, Pioneer Courthouse Square; fan spectacular, 6 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, Portland International Raceway; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, The Dalles/Hood River/Dufur; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Dufur,

Sesame Street Live

Super Grover needs help re-charging, and it's Elmo and the 'Fabulous Five' to the rescue to help him get healthy in 'Elmo's Healthy Heroes.'

7 p.m. Friday, May 13, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, Memorial Coliseum, 1-877-789-7673, $12-$20

Doggie Dash

An estimated 3,000 dogs will walk, trot, amble and run on Naito Parkway in the 24th annual Oregon Humane Society event.

7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, Waterfront Park,, $25 registration, $30 day of event