The Short List
It's expected to be the Portland star's last appearance in town before she hits the road for performances in Australia; expect captivating rock and pop music, ballads, monologues and outrageousness. She recently performed her Portland stage hit 'Crazy Enough' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She's featured in the film 'Rid of Me' by Portlander James Westby and is purportedly finishing up her first book.
8 p.m. Friday, June 10, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., ticketmaster.com, $35 reserved, $25 general admission, $40/$30 at door
'American Idol Live!'
Heads up: The tour of the show's biggest stars returns to Portland, but not until the fans choose the winner from the popular Fox show. Confirmed stars are Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery, Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.
7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $45, $65
It's a benefit show for KPSU, Portland's college radio, and includes Lady Stockholm, Lark the Fire Dancer, Fleur De Sel, Sandria Dore, Luka Bazooka, Tucker, Vera Mysteria, Paris and Rian.
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne St., $10
The stage show returns with a cast of angst-ridden Portlanders ready to share their shame.
8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 2-3, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., getmortified.com, $12, $15 at door
The stage/radio show's season wraps up with a repeat guest in author/comedian Lizz Winstead (co-creator of 'The Daily Show'), as well as authors Erik Larson and David Shields and musical guests Alela Diane and Ramona Falls.
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., livewireradio.org, $18, $20 day of show
The artist's 'Our Time' opening is part of Last Thursday activities on Northeast Alberta Street.
Noon-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through June 26, Ampersand Gallery, 2916 N.E. Alberta St., amper sandvintage.com
The collaboration of photographer Bill Aron and multimedia artist Victor Raphael is an inventive set of artwork that takes familiar landscapes in the U.S. and Israel and creates something completely new with them. Also featured is Raphael's 'The Heavens Spread Out Like a Prayer Shawl.'
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 (artists' reception), 5 p.m. First Thursday, June 2 (opening), 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 4, Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 N.W. Kearney St., ojm.org, $6, $5 students/seniors
The theme of the event is in the title: Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition, and it features short films about all things love made by a variety of independent filmmakers.
Noon Friday, May 27, 2 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday, May 28-June 1, The Variant, 4810 N.E. Garfield Ave., lovefilmandart.org (check for movies, times), free
The QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival is coming up, opening with 'Arias with a Twist: The Docufantasy,' a film collaboration between New York cabaret and drag artist Joey Arias and master puppeteer Basic Twist. Arias will be at opening night to introduce the film and conduct a question-and-answer session, followed by an opening-night party at Mother's Bistro, 212 S.W. Stark St.
Various times, June 2-5, Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., queerdocfest.org (check for showing info), $9, $7 students/seniors
Festival of Flowers
The 27th annual event will feature a massive map of the world using more than 22,000 colorful potted flowers, designed by Bill Wall. All the flowers, vegetables and plants have been locally grown and will be available for purchase during the annual Flower Sale, 8 a.m. June 15.
June 3-14, Pioneer Courthouse Square, for info go to pcspdx.org