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The Short List

STAGE

“War Horse”

by: COURTESY OF BRINKHOFF/MOGENBURG - 'War Horse,' the World War I tale of courage, loyalty and friendship between a man and his horse, shows at Keller Auditorium, Feb. 26-March 3.The winner of five Tony Awards — and the story in the acclaimed Steven Spielberg film version, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s novel — it’s produced by Bob Boyett and The National Theatre of Great Britain, and presented in association with the Handspring Puppet Company. The life-sized puppets bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life in the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I; Joey ends up in enemy crossfire and landing in no man’s land, with Albert going on a mission to find him. It’s brought to Portland by Broadway Across America.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 26-March 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $28.75

“The Whipping Man”

Portland Center Stage puts on the Civil War drama by Matthew Lopez, as three men are tied to each other by history and faith and secrets — a Jewish Confederate soldier and two freed slaves raised as Jews.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays and select Saturdays, Feb. 26 to March 24, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., 503-445-3700, starting at $39

MISC.

“Desert Air”

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new National Geographic Photo Gallery — by George Steinmetz, which features photos from his aerial journey on a foot-launched, motorized paraglider above the world’s deserts. It was inspired by a 1997 assignment for National Geographic on the Central Sahara, and Steinmetz spent the past 15 years surveying and photographing remote and inhospitable desert environments around the globe.

Regular hours through Aug. 18, OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., www.omsi.edu, regular admission

Portland Golf Show

The 20th annual event kicks off the Pacific Northwest golf season, with 120 exhibitors providing bargain-basement prices on clubs, equipment and apparel. The first 1,500 people in the door each day receive a free round of golf at Camas Meadows Golf Club. Fiddler’s Green will provide an indoor driving range.

Pros will give free lessons.

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.portlandgolfshow.com, $11, $9 seniors

Harlem Globetrotters

The basketball tricksters are making another Portland appearance, with their “You Write the Rules” World Tour allowing fans to, er, make the rules for the games. Go to harlemglobetrotters.com to make a rule.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $15-$121

MUSIC

Norman Leyden

Portland Chamber Orchestra will honor the 95-year-old former conductor with Oregon Symphony with the Boris Sirpo Lifetime Achievement Award, during the Orchestra’s performance of “Music of Film,” a program of Oscar-nominated films hosted by movie expert Edmund Stone. “Laura,” “Colonel Bogey’s March” and “Moon River” are among the Leyden arrangements that will be performed. Leyden will make an appearance with singer Susannah Mars.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Scottish Rite Center, 709 S.W. 15th Ave., 503-771-3250, $100

Spiritualized

The brainchild of Jason Piece, aka J. Spaceman, the dream-pop-space-rock band’s never-ending quest for a post-modern take on blues-gospel-folk rock that would please invading aliens touches down in Portland.

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., www.wonderballroom.com, $18-$20

Chris Tomlin

The contemporary Christian musician has a couple handfuls of No. 1 singles, as well as a platinum and three gold albums to his name.

7 p.m. Friday, April 19, Rose Garden, www.rosequarter.com, $25, $35

Fleetwood Mac

It’s official: After Rhino Records reissued the landmark “Rumours,” the group has added a tour stop in Portland in June, with tickets now on sale.

8 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $49.50-$149.50