Pet shows

A reminder that the Rose City Classic dog show takes place at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr., starting at 8 a.m. each day Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 21 through 24 (, and a heads-up that the International Cat Show will take place at the Holiday Inn, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd., starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31 (


Chocolate and chocolatiers are being showcased in the 11th annual event, a fundraiser for the World Forestry Center. There’ll be 65 chocolate vendors from around the Pacific Northwest.

4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,, $25 VIP, $15 adults, $13 seniors, $8 children/students

‘Run! Jump! Fly!’

The Portland Children’s Museum puts on the national touring exhibit, designed to rediscover the fun in being physically active in a noncompetitive environment. Children explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Members of the Rose City Rollers and Rose Petals roller skating teams will lead storytime at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 to celebrate the new exhibit.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Jan. 23-May 15, Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 S.W. Canyon Road,, $10.75, $9.75 over-55 and military

Homeowners show

It’s almost time for the rain to stop (supposedly), and a lot of knowledge from home vendors and service companies can be gained at the Portland Renovation and Landscaping Show, starting at noon Friday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum


‘Zero Project

The Katsushige Nakahashi exhibit under construction for several weeks at Reed College’s Cooley Gallery is ready to be viewed by the public. It’s a gift of the Peter Norton Collection and part of a larger gift to the Reed College Art Collection. It tranforms the museum into a space of collaborative making. Following Nakahashi’s detailed instructions, the Cooley Gallery built the artist’s life-size photographic sculpture of a Mitsubishi A6M Zero warplane, the aircraft flown by Imperial Japanese Navy kamikaze pilots during World War II. Nakahashi’s Zero consists of 25,000 color photographs joined by various kinds of tape. He did it 19 times in Japan, each time burning the sculpture as part of “a return to zero,” a cleansing release.

Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Jan. 26-Feb. 14, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.,


COURTESY: KATE SZROM - Great Expectations shows at Portland Center Stage, Jan. 22-Feb. 14, with (left to right) Maya Sugarman (Estella), Stephen Stocking (Pip) and Dana Green (Miss Havisham).

‘Great Expectations

Portland Center Stage presents a new Book-It adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic coming-of-age tale.

It was created by Lucinda Stroud for Seattle-based Book-It Repertory. Book-It founder and co-artistic director Jane Jones directs. It tells the story of Victorian orphan Pip, who encounters three people who change his life: escaped convict Magwitch, bewitching Estella, and unhinged Miss Havisham. Stephen Stocking plays Pip.

7:30 p.m. most Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays, noon most Thursdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 14., Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, $25-$70

Oregon Symphony

The symphony, with guest conductor Toma Netopil and featuring pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, plays Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” Honegger’s “Rugby” and Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 6.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $23

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