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The Short List

Tommy Davidson

The renowned comedian, going back to his days on “In Living Color” and recently on Showtime in “Chocolate Sundaes,” appears in Portland. He’ll be joined by Sonmore, Bill Bellamy and Tony Rock. He’ll likely do spot-on imitations of Sammy Davis Jr. and President Obama.

8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., www.heliumcomedy.com/portland, $15-$22

Rocco

White Bird concludes its “Uncaged” season with the U.S. premiere of the work by Dutch choregraphers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. It’s based on the famed Luchino Visconti 1960 film, blending boxing and dance, and it’ll be performed in a boxing ring at the Newmark Theatre.

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, $30, $20 student/senior

A-WOL Dance Collective

The dance group returns with its superhero series “Zip Zap ZOOM” and “Zip Zap DOOM” — aerial entertainment inspired creatively by comic books, staged in a warehouse setting resembling the blueprints of Gotham City.

“ZOOM,” 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 10-11, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12; “DOOM,” 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 17-18, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19; A-WOL Warehouse Theater, 2303 N. Randolph St., www.awoldance.org, $13-$30

Appointment with gOD’

Boom Arts presents contemporary theater from Uganda, with a workshop play by Deborah Asiimwe that tackles the U.S. visa process from an African perspective. Among the collaborators is Ghanian drummer Alex Addy of the Obo Addy Legacy Project. It’s directed by Emily Mendelsohn of New York.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, Lincoln Hall Studio Theatre/Portland State University, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.boomarts.org, $12

Pink Martini

The popular Portland group and singer China Forbes team with the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar, as well as special guests The Von Trapps. Pink Martini will perform selections from their recently released CD, “Dream a Little Dream,” which they collaborated on with the Von Trapp family.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $35

Live Wire! Radio

Fresh off news of its affiliation with Public Radio International, the stage/radio variety show welcomes actor/writer Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Big Bang Theory”),

novelist Po Bronson, author Kevin Young, and musical acts Ayron Jones and the Way and Black

Prairie.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20, $25 at door

Oregon Ballet Theatre

by: COURTESY OF JONI KABANA/OBT - Oregon Ballet Theatre is preparing for Celebrate and its big send-off for longtime principal dancer Alison Roper (above).Fans of ballet — or, perhaps, any kind of dance — in Portland will be attending to see the final performances of longtime principal dancer Alison Roper in “Celebrate.” Each show will include “Alison Wonderland,” a multimedia tribute to Roper. Her retirement performance will be April 26. Roper leaves after 18 seasons with OBT. The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre also will perform at the Newmark (1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27). “Celebrate” includes company premieres “Petal” (Helen Pickett) and “Cor Perdut” (Nacho Duarte), as well as “The Lost Dance” (Matjash Mrozewski).

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 17-18, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 24-25, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.obt.org, $25-$142

MISC.

Scrapbook Convention

It’s everything scrapbooking at the Oregon Convention Center, put on by Creating Keepsakes magazine.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.ckscrapbookevents.com, $10 at door, $13 two-day pass

NW Pet & Companion Fair

Exhibitor booths and pet adoption are two of the highlights of the 13th annual event. Pets are welcome.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.nwpetfair.com, free, $8 parking

Filmed by Bike

The 12th annual film festival is filled entirely with bike-themed movies — 45 of them.

April 19-22, Clinton Street Theater, 2516 S.E. Clinton St., www.FilmedByBike.org (check for films and times), $10 per show, $25 unlimited entry