Portland Children’s Museum

Superhero Month continues with free programs throughout June, including Superhero Celebration Weekend June 27 through June 29. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located at 4015 S.W. Canyon Road, across from the Oregon Zoo. Admission is $10 for ages 1 to 54. More info is available at

‘Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine’

Oregon’s wine history is explored — from the earliest vineyards to the industry’s resurgence in the 1960s to what the future brings — in a new Oregon Historical Society exhibit. OHS also will host events throughout the summer in its new tasting room.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 20, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave.,

Rose City Used Book Fair

There’ll be thousands of used and rare books, more than 40 independent dealers, and much more on hand.

2-8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, DoubleTree at Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.,, $2

Buddhist Festival in the Park

It opens with the ringing of a bell 108 times and includes speakers, panel discussions and sing-alongs, as well as children’s activities.

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Colonel Summers Park, Southeast 17th Avenue and Taylor Street,

Portland Pride Festival

It’s a two-day affair, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15 at Waterfront Park. There’ll be exhibitor booths galore at Waterfront Park, with admission a suggested $7 donation. The notable Portland Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. June 15, at Northwest Park Avenue and West Burnside Street. For complete info, go to

Taste of Parkrose

Local ethnic restaurant fare, live music and entertainment, street vendors, kids crafts and games, and more are part of the celebration of the Northeast Portland historic district.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Parkrose/Northeast 106th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard,

Dolly Parton Hoot Night

Siren Nation, the young women’s empowerment group, puts on the ninth annual tribute as some of Portland’s top female singers sing songs by the great country artist.

8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $12

Jewish Film Festival

The 22nd annual event will feature 17 films and celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and identity, but the films and stories confront issues in common humanity, organizers say.

June 15-29, Whitsell Auditorium/Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., (check for complete info), $9 general admission, $8 for students/seniors


by: COURTESY OF JERRY MOUAWAD/IMAGO THEATRE - The Pimento and Pullman show at Imago Theatre, June 12 to 15, will feature (left to right) Stephanie Woods, Carol Triffle and Mark Mullaney.

Pimento and Pullman

Imago Theatre closes its season with two unusual one-acts — a ride like no other by Thornton Wilder (“The Pullman Car,” a metaphorical journey of the American landscape through time, space and emotions) and a clown absurdity by Jerry Mouawad (“Pimento,” with three clowns in innocent, but accidentally lewd behavior).

7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., 503-231-9581, $10-$20

Portland Ballet

The ballet’s youth company will perform a variety of classical and modern works in its spring concert — works by Josie Moseley and Anne Mueller, George Balanchine and others. The headlining piece is Michel Fokine’s turn-of-the-century “Les Sylphides,” set to the music of Frederic Chopin and featuring a dreamy series of musical interludes.

7 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Portland Ballet studio, 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway,, $15

‘Picture This!’

Curious Comedy Theater takes on the popular Los Angeles-based showcase, a show in which artists illustrate the jokes projected live on stage next to the comedians telling them. Andie Main hosts and co-produces the monthly showcase, which will occur at 10 p.m. every second Friday.

10 p.m. Friday, June 13, Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martlin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,, $10

Well Arts

The performing arts company presents the super heroines of Portland Boys and Girls Aid in “Super Heroines Fight For Social Justice.” It features girls just entering the foster care system.

2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Sellwood Playhouse, 901 S.E. Spokane St.,, $10, $5 students/seniors

Shakespeare in the Parks

Portland Actors Ensemble kicks off the 45th summer season of Shakespeare works, as part of the Complete Works Festival. The 10th annual “Twilight Tragedy,” an epic production of “Antony and Cleopatra” directed by Elizabeth Huffman, opens things June 19 and goes through June 26 at Laurelhurst and Woodstock parks. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Douglas Lay and featuring local school children as fairies, opens July 12. See for specific dates, times and locations.

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