Oregon Symphony

The final concert of the symphony’s classical series opens with Franz von Suppé’s overture, “The Beautiful Galatea,” includes Béla Bartók’s “Violin Concerto No. 2” (with Jennifer Koh, solo) and closes with Johannes Brahms’ epic “Symphony No. 1,” which he composed over the course of 21 years.

7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $21-$95

Warped Tour

Heads up: Skater punks unite, the Vans Warped Tour is coming here earlier in the summer than usual and will feature such acts as We Came As Romans, The Chariot, New Beat Fund and Alvarez Kings.

11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, Expo Center parking lot, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $35


The Art of Portlandia

Peoples Art of Portland, Po Boy Art/Jason Brown and Chris Haberman present an event that features local Portland art used by the show “Portlandia” in Season 3, from 60-plus artists, and an appearance by nationally recognized poster artists from DKNG studio.

5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, noon-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through June 9, Peoples Art of Portland Gallery, 700 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 4005 (Pioneer Square Mall),

Kenton Street Fair

Outdoor celebrations are starting, and the fourth annual Kenton Street Fair features all-day fun for the family.

10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, Kenton neighborhood, North Denver Avenue between Schofield and Willis,, free


Portland-based From the Hip magazine produces quarterly showcases featuring celebrated performers in the world of bellydance. Organizers want to see the dance form grow in Portland and are putting on “Danse du Ventre” as the second of four performances in 2013. It hosts renowned 20-year-old French bellydancer Illan Riviere.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, starting at $25

Rose Festival Art Show

The Rose Festival is right around the corner, and it gets under way, somewhat, with the opening of the 31st annual event. The juried art show features works exclusively by Pacific Northwest artists in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, collages and mixed media. Arts will be entered in categories “Roses” and “Portland’s Party,” the latter the theme of this year’s Rose Festival.

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2 opening, through June 28, Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place,, free


Wanderlust Circus

The circus is joined by The Underscore Orkestra for a night of gypsy jams, hokum swing and bohemian cabaret.

9 p.m. Friday, May 17, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $12 advance, $15 at the door


It’s a gala performance of short works by all nine of Playwright West’s playwrights, and the evening will include a world-premiere excerpt from “Licking Batteries,” Playwright’s West upcoming 2013 performance by Ellen Margolis.

6 p.m. Monday, May 20, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $40 (limited seating)

‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’

The Brody Theater presents the female improv comedy/monologue showcase each Saturday throughout May.

8 p.m. Saturdays through June 1, Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway,, $10, $8 students

‘Rock of Ages

by: COURTESY OF KATE EGAN - Lead character Drew and company perform I Wanna Rock and other 1980s rock anthems and ballads in Rock of Ages, May 28-June 2 at Keller Auditorium.A reminder that the musical about young people seeking rock ‘n’ roll glory on the Sunset Strip of L.A. in the 1980s comes to Portland, thanks to U.S. Bank Broadway Across America. The show features 28 classic rock tunes, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Harden My Heart,” “Can’t Fight this Feeling,” “Renegade” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $23.75

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