Circus, comedy

The Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy includes Wanderlust Circus and scores of other troupes in 11 different shows. You can see it in Portland, Eugene and Corvallis in the next two weeks. There also will be master workshops in clowning, art creation, aerial skills, hula hooping, acrobatics and contortion from visiting artists (see

Various times, Friday-Sunday, April 19-21, April 26-28, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $50-$70 festival passes

‘Always ... Patsy Cline’

Broadway Rose puts on a funny and touching tribute to the great country musician, featuring Sara Catherine Wheatley as Patsy Cline and Sharon Maroney as her friend Louise Seger. The story is based on the true story of Cline’s relationship with Houston housewife Seger, one of her biggest fans through the years of “I Fall To Pieces,” “Crazy,” “Walking After Midnight,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “Stupid Cupid.” The show played before sold-out crowds in 2009.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, April 19-May 19, Broadway Rose, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard,, starting at $20

Diego Pinon

The international dance artist performs a butoh-ritual dance project, “Marrow within Madness,” with ensemble performers from Seattle, Portland and Colorado. It’s contemporary performance with deeply primitive roots.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, Headwaters Theatre, 55 N.E. Farragut St., No. 9,, $18, $15 students/artists/disabled/seniors

Ciudades Northwest Flamenco Tour

The one-night-only presentation of Spanish flamenco is the 15th stop on dancer Savannah Fuentes’ latest tour. Fuentes has brought internationally recognized flamenco artists to diverse communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho for five years. She’ll be joined by gypsy singer Jesus Montoya of Seville and guitarist Pedro Cortes.

7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, Star Theatre, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave.,, $20, $35 VIP

by: COURTESY OF KYLE FROMAN - Emily Padgett plays blue-collar worker and dancing dreamer Alex Owens in the musical 'Flashdance,' starting April 23 at Keller Auditorium.


Broadway Across America presents the unforgettable story of Alex Owens, the working class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. The musical is directed by Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Addams Family”), stars Emily Padgett and features the popular score from the original movie from 30 years ago — “Maniac” and “I Love Rock & Roll” and others.

7:30 p.m. April 23, April 25-26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 27, 1 and 6 p.m. April 28, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $34.75

‘Ten Chimneys

Damaso Rodriguez, Artists Repertory Theatre artistic director, makes his ART directing debut with the West Coast premiere play by Jeffrey Hatcher. It’s a revealing comedy that peers into the backstage lives of Broadway power duo Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and summers spent at their legendary Wisconsin estate “Ten Chimneys,” with love triangles and family dysfunction unfolding during rehearsal for the 1938 production of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 23-May 26, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., 503-241-1278, $25-$50


Homegrown DocFest

It’s a great lineup of short documentaries, NW Documentary organizers say, and the night will include a dance performance from A-WOL Dance Collective. The locally made films were created during the spring Do-It-Yourself Documentary workshop.

7 p.m. Friday, April 19, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St.,, $7

The Bite of Mount Hood

Feel like a little drive for fun and food? The fourth annual event is returning to The Resort at The Mountain and features chefs, restaurants and businesses from the Mt. Hood area, as well as silent and live auctions of art, travel and recreation experiences. There also will be live music.

5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, The Resort at The Mountain,

68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches,, $5 ($2 tasting


‘Fanfare for the Common Man’

The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and featuring James Ehnes on violin, will perform George Antheil’s “Jazz Symphony,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade” and Aaron Copland’s “Symphony No. 3.”

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $21-$95

Earth Day

It’s April 22, and Friends of Portland Community Gardens is putting on a benefit screening of “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” There also will be a sneak preview of “Seed: The Untold Story” and a discussion with the director and producer.

5:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.,, $8 advance, $9

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