Home and garden
It's the 70th anniversary of the Portland Home and Garden Show, which has drawn thousands of homeowners with plans and dreams and seeking help. There'll be a landscaping competition, orchid display, plant sale, artisan gallery and more.
11 a.m-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.HomeShowPDX.com, $10, $8 parking (free after 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday)
The 24th annual Portland Golf Show, a three-day consumer golf expo with golf products and equipment for sale, serves as the kickoff event of the season for the some 9,000 who attend.
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.PortlandGolfShow.com (check for more info)
With "The Best Seat in the House," Grammy-nominated rock and roll photographer Ethan Russell brings his one-man multimedia performance to Portland. Coinciding with the event is an exhibit of his work — photos of The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Phil Everly, Linda Ronstadt and Jerry Lee Lewis — at Antoinette Hatfield Hall through Feb. 26. Russell is the only photographer to shoot album covers for The Beatles ("Let It Be"), The Rolling Stones ("Through the Past, Darkly") and The Who ("Who's Next").
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $26-$36
Portland Bridal Show
The rescheduled show, the "wedding event of the year," takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center. For more: www.portlandbridalshow.com.
Want some entertainment? Go watch some hardy souls jump into the frigid Columbia River for charity. It's the Polar Plunge at Broughton Beach, 4356 N.E. Marine Drive, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. For more: www.plungeoregon.com.
A reminder that the monster trucks of Monster Jam roar into the Moda Center for shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. For more: www.rosequarter.com.
The stage/radio variety show and host Luke Burbank welcome comedians Aparna Nancherla and Horatio Sanz, musician Kyle Craft and more.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20, $25 day of show
Erika Anne Sorenson creates a gender-swapped rendition of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" film, about a team of female thieves who try to find out what happened after their jewelry heist goes terribly wrong.
7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Feb. 24-March 18, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., www.funhouselounge.com, $15, $20 at door
'Flora & Ulysses'
Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo and put on by the Oregon Children's Theatre, it's a quirky story about a hairless, poetry-writing squirrel and a cynical 10-year-old girl.
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 25-March 26, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $18-$28, $14-$24 children
The first national tour of "Matilda" makes its stop in Portland, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers. It's the winner of 70 international awards and is the story about an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. It's based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 28-March 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.BroadwayInPortland.com (check for tickets)