First Thursday

The monthly art gallery walk in the Pearl District and elsewhere takes place Thursday, Jan. 7.

Portland Boat Show

The 56th edition of the show features boat lines, technology and accessories. There’ll be a huge selection of fishing boats, ski boats, sailing vessels, yachts, pleasurecraft, personal watercraft, off-shore vessels and paddle units, all inside 250,000 square feet of indoor space. There’ll also be previously owned boats, luxury yachts and sailing vessels, and the popular kids boat building class. Two-for-one coupons are available (, and there is free parking the evenings of Jan. 13-15.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 13-15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 16; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $10 (coupon on website), children younger 12 admitted free, parking $8


Oregon Symphony

The symphony, led by music director Carlos Kalmar and featuring oboe player Francois Leleux, plays Richard Strauss’ “Oboe Concerto,” as well as works by little-known American composer John Alden Carpenter, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Liszt.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $23

Portland Old-Time Music Gathering

The 17th annual event features square dancing, fiddling and banjo playing, presented by Bubbaville, a Portland nonprofit that promotes American roots music. There’s a long list of performers involved, including Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms.

Jan. 13-17, Tiffany Center, 1410 S.W. Morrison St., and elsewhere, (check for more info), $20-$25 Friday-Saturday concert/dance, $35 weekend pass


‘USS Improvise: The Next Generation!’

The Funhouse Lounge presents live, unscripted episodes of “Star Trek” for the fourth year, using audience suggestions to craft them and answering such questions as: “Will Captain Picard reveal he always wanted to be a rodeo clown?” It’s directed by Andy Barrett.

7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Jan. 7-30, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave.,, $12, $16 at door

‘Golden Boy’

Lakewood Theatre Company puts on the story of Joe Bonaparte (played by Ty Boice), who is torn between working to become a concert violinist or chasing fame and money as a boxer.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (and Wednesdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 10), 2 and 7 p.m. some Sundays, Jan. 8-Feb. 14, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego,, $32, $30 seniors/students

Pacific Dance Makers

The annual show features the works of seven choreographers in three performances: Anne Mueller, Carla Mann, Eowyn Emerald (the presenter), Anna Conner, Carlyn Hudson, Brandin Steffensen, Dar Vejon Jones.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, Reed College Performing Arts Building, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.,, $20, $15 student/artist

‘Book of Mormon’

COURTESY: JOHAN PERSSON - Book of Mormon returns to Portland for a third time, Jan. 12-24 at Keller Auditorium.The popular touring Broadway show, a story and parody of the Mormon religion and a winner of nine Tony Awards, returns to Portland for the third time. It was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” fame, along with Tony Award-winning Robert Lopez.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 12-24, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., (check for tickets and/or lottery information)

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