Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas

COURTESY: DAVID STRAUB - An all-female cast at Artists Repertory Theatre takes on Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Earnest,' May 16-June 11.STAGE

'Live Wire'

The next show features author Ariel Levy, actor/author/musician Stephen Tobolowsky and authors/podcasters/filmmakers The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus).

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20, $25 day of show

'Double Feature'

Two shows by Action/Adventure company members — "Ghost Town" by Aubrey Jessen and "Amaranthine Night" by Greta West — exist in one world of Pacific Northwest gothic, where nothing is quite what it should be.

8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, May 12-June 4, Action/Adventure Theater, 1050 S.E. Clinton St.,, $15, $18 at door

Wanderlust Circus

The circus troupe and 3 Leg Torso present "Memories of Mom" in celebration of Mother's Day.

7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 14, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20, $30 day of show


"Grimm" star Silas Weir Mitchell and Portland favorite Dana Green are featured in Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse. Previews start May 13.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (some exclusions), May 13-June 11, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, starting at $25

'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Artists Repertory Theatre wraps up its season with Oscar Wilde's quick-witted comedy, featuring an all-female Portland cast in the 19th century comedy of manners and social status.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, May 16-June 11, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $50, $25 student/under 25

'An American in Paris'

Broadway in Portland features the highly acclaimed musical inspired by the Academy Award-winning film about an American solider, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable city in the aftermath of war.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, May 16-19, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., (check for tickets/prices)

Northwest Senior Theatre

"The Winner Is ..." features Academy Award-winning songs through the years.

2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, May 17-20, Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road,, $5

'The Language Archive'

Presented by Portland Playhouse, it's Julia Cho's story about the lives of five people who are imaginatively weaved together as they discover that, beyond words, it's the heart's language that matters most. Because of renovations at Portland Playhouse's theater, it stages at CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., May 17-June 11. For more:


This and that

• The character Tape Face from "America's Got Talent" puts on his (word-free) performance at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. Tickets are $29.50. For more:

• The 43rd annual Quilt Show will include more than 300 quilts on display. Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 12-13, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $8, $8 parking.

• The Doggie Dash includes an untimed walk/run, ending at Waterfront Park, and a pet festival and vendor booths at Waterfront Park, Saturday, May 13. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more:

• Nandita Shenoy's hit "Washer/Dryer" is about two newlyweds who must go to great lengths to hide their marriage in order to keep their single-occupancy New York City apartment. Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, $10, $5 students.

• With "Showpig," YouTube star Chris Fleming, best known for his alpha housewife character Gayle, brings his new standup show to Portland, covering such topics as polyamory, bats, fitness couples, tech bros and more. Details: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.,, $29.

'Quest for Beauty'

The architecture, landscapes and collections of the late John Yeon are featured in an upcoming Portland Art Museum that opens May 13. He was an architect who designed a series of houses — most prominently the 1937 Aubrey Watzek house — that drew an international spotlight to regional modernism in the Pacific Northwest. He also was a planner, conservationist, historic preservationist, urban activist and connoisseur of elegance and craft. The exhibit features original and newly developed models and drawings, as well as images and a wide selection of art, decorative art and historic materials. For more:

St. Johns Bizarre

The 11th annual event features an eclectic lineup of musical talent (headlined by The Thermals), an expanded craft fair with more than 100 vendors, more family-friendly offerings and a beer garden, all following the 55th St. Johns parade.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, North Lombard Street/Philadelphia Avenue, St Johns,, free

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