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by: COURTESY OF SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE - The Komen 'Race for the Cure,' raising significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, will take place in Portland Sept. 16.


Jackpot festival

This year’s Jackpot Records Film & Music Festival focuses on misunderstood geniuses, from Mudhoney to Jobriath A.D.

8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 24-28, Bagdad Theatre, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., jackpotfilmfestival, $5

Joe Powers, Yosuke Onuma

Portland chromatic harmonica master Joe Powers joins Japanese jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma for “Adventures in Harmonica & Guitar” presented by the Jazz Society of Oregon.

3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., 503-224-0328, $20-$25

Alanis Morissette

The multi-platinum Grammy winner is taking off on her “Guardian Angel Tour,” promoting her new album “Havoc and Bright Lights,” and plays in Portland in October.

8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., mcmenamins.com, $49.50 advance, $55 at door

Wiz Khalifa

The rapper’s “The 2050 Tour” includes special guests Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Berner and Tuki Carter.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1-877-789-7673, $29.50-$39.50

Bruce Springsteen

Get ready, get set, go! Tickets for Bruce and his band on their “Wrecking Ball World Tour” go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, for the November gig at the Rose Garden. As always, getting a ticket will be a big deal. The tour started Aug. 14 at Boston’s Fenway Park.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, Rose Quarter box office, rosequarter.com or Safeway/TicketsWest outlets, $48-$98



The Brody Theater opens its 17th season with one of its signature shows, featuring six separate but intertwined stories — three in monologues, three in improvised scenes.

7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, The Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, 503-224-2227, $10, $8 students

Potty Talk: Series 1

The new sketch comedy project by Potty Talk examines stereotypes and societal boundaries placed on women and such topics as bathroom etiquette, written and directed by Portland native Brenan Dwyer. Its format is similar to “Saturday Night Live.”

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., pottytalkpdx.com, $10, $7 seniors/students



Barbara Tetenbaum, an Oregon College of Art and Craft faculty member, explores the American novel “My Antonia” by Willa Cather, with newly created text and installation from her previous show in 2010.

4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, through Oct. 23, Hoffman Gallery, 8245 S.W. Barnes Road, ocac.edu

Bonsai Clubs 2012 Convention

The Bonsai Society of Portland will play host to the convention that will feature a world-class bonsai exhibit, marketplace, demonstrations and workshops highlighting the unique art of styling and shaping miniature trees in pots. The theme is “Imagine and Create.”

1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16, Hilton Vancouver, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver, Wash., portlandbonsai.org, $5

The Wonderland Circus

It’s a mad tea-party spectacle relating the adventures of Alice (of “Wonderland” fame), with live music by The Wanderlust Orchestra and a slew of acrobats, jugglers, dancers and musicians

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., albertarosetheatre.com, $25

Race for the Cure

The road racing series hits Portland, hoping to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, while also celebrating survivors and their families. There are five different races for runners and walkers. It’s always a feel-good spectator event; a health expo, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15 at Oregon Convention Center, precedes race day.

7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Naito Parkway/Front Avenue/downtown Portland, komenoregon.org (check for further info)