The Short List

by: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT Volunteers work day and night in a Northwest Portland warehouse getting the finishing touches done on floats for Saturday's Grand Floral Parade.



3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 9-10, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, Waterfront Park

Fleet Week

Ship viewings, tours through Sunday, June 12, Waterfront Park

123rd Annual Spring Rose Show

1 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, Lloyd Center Ice Chalet

Royal Rosarian Knighting Ceremony

10 a.m. Friday, June 10, Washington Park

Queen's Coronation

8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11 (KGW-TV), Memorial Coliseum

Grand Floral Walk

9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, Memorial Coliseum

Grand Floral Parade

10 a.m. Saturday, June 11 (KGW), Memorial Coliseum to downtown

Grand Floral Float Showcase

3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 12, Waterfront Park

Dragon Boat Race

8 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, Waterfront Park/Willamette River

Rose Cup Races

8 a.m. Friday-Sunday, June 17-19, Portland International Raceway

More information can be found at

And, correcting information from a Tribune story last week, unlimited admission to CityFair can be purchased when people buy the Rose Festival souvenir pin for $5 at area Fred Meyer stores, Dennis' 7 Dees, the Rose Garden Store or the Rose Festival office. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for $30 at CityFair or $25 if pre-purchased online.


'Mary Poppins'

One of Portland's most eagerly anticipated stage productions arrives, with native Oregonian Steffanie Leigh playing the title role. Opening on Broadway in 2006, and based on P.L. Travers' stories and the 1964 Walt Disney film, 'Mary Poppins' is one of the biggest musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years, winning 36 major theatre awards around the globe. The full casting will be in Portland, with the original Broadway company member Nicolas Dromard assuming the role of the affable chimney sweep 'Bert.'

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, June 22-July 10, 2 p.m. matinee June 23, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay Ave., 503-241-1802, starting at $26

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt

The two are teaming up for a series of acoustic shows that will feature both artists side-by-side and alternating songs.

8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $40-$68.50


The Brody Theater has extended its hilarious elimination improv show through July.

8 p.m. Fridays, through July 29, The Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, 503-224-2227, $12, $8 students



The Portland Underground Film Festival starts with 'Felony Flats' by Bob Moricz, about a mentally ill man barely getting by on his own in a nightmarish world, on opening night, and continues for three more days.

Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., info at

Lipizzaner Stallions

The world famous horses are put through the traditional movements and exercises at the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Also featured is the forefather of the Lipizzaner, the Spanish Andalusian.

2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $11.25-$32.50

Photo workshops

The Newspace Center for Photography is taking registration for special summer workshops with renowned American photographers Jock Sturges (June 19-23), Eddie Soloway (July 23-24) and Shelby Lee Adams (Aug. 8-12). For info, go to