John Coltrane tribute

It’s top-shelf jazz at Jimmy Mak’s, as the Azar Lawrence Quintet, as well as Devin Phillips, George Colligan, Alan Jones and Eric Gruber play “Classic Coltrane 1964-65” on two nights.

8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, Jimmy Mak’s, 221 N.W. 10th Ave.,, $18, $22 reserved

‘Cole Porter Meets the Gershwins’

A night after being scheduled to perform at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center fundraiser, Rocky Blumhagen and Susannah Mars join violinist Lindsay Deutsch for a night of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, presented by the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

7 p.m. Monday, June 3, Jimmy Mak’s, 221 N.W. 10th Ave., 503-771-3250, $25

‘Dolly Parton Hoot Night’

Some of the Northwest’s finest musicians will take part in the

annual Dolly Parton tribute night, benefitting the Siren Nation Festival.

8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $10, $12 at door

The Postal Service

Heads up: The Indie-tronica duo, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, will reunite with Jerry Lewis, who appeared on the debut 2003 album, for this show. Laura Burhenn of Mynabirds and Bright Eyes also will perform with the group.

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Rose Garden,, $29.50, $34.50, $44.50


‘A Bright New Boise’

Third Rail Repertory introduces Portland to Samuel D. Hunter, and his bright new comedy about America’s love-hate relationship with religion.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 31-June 1, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 23, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $34, $42

‘Michael Jackson HIStory’

This is a unique tour that starts in Portland, a musical biography of Michael Jackson’s life, featuring more than 20 songs performed by Las Vegas star Kenny Wizz, together with a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes and theater-quality production. The tour will include 15 other shows, including June 9 in Eugene.

8 p.m. Friday, June 7, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $45.50-$67

‘Summer Splendors’

The annual Northwest Dance Project choreographers home-venue showcase features Minh Tran’s second new work for the company, Sarah Slipper’s revival of her spellbinding duet “MemoryHouse,” Loni Landon’s “Covered,” and Carla Mann’s moving and mysterious


7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, June 12-15, 4 p.m. June 9 and 16, Northwest Dance Project Studio and Performance Center, 833 N. Shaver St.,, $30, $40 at door


by: COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER PEDDECORD/NWDP - Dancers Lindsey McGill and Elijah Labay perform in Summer Splendors, a choreographers showcase by Northwest Dance Project, June 7-16.

Rose Festival

The PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade lights up downtown at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, as Portland’s annual Rose Festival party continues. For more information on the festival, see Page 3 or go to

‘Swan Lake’

NCM Fathom Events, with partners that include Cameron Pace Group (“Avatar”), puts on another night of entertainment on the big screen with “Swan Lake Mariinsky Live,” a stunning re-interpretation from Russia’s world-renowned ballet company led by Artistic Director Valery Gergiev and principal ballerina Ekaterina Kondaurova.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Lloyd Center 10 with IMAX, 1510 N.E. Multnomah St.,, regular admission

Presidential exhibit

A heads-up about an upcoming exhibit at the Oregon History Museum, a world-class collection of presidential history never before shown to the public. It’s the Mark Family Collection and it focuses on presidential leadership and major turning points in U.S. history — more than 120 documents, images and objects, including many from Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and the Roosevelts.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, June 15-Oct. 15, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave.,, regular admission

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