Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Oregon Ballet Theatre, 'A Fond Farewell' and Wizard World Comic Con

COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER PEDDECORD - Oregon Ballet Theatre (including Emily Parker and Avery Reiners) puts on 'Man/Woman,' examining gender roles.STAGE


Oregon Ballet Theatre's show features all-female and all-male works that explore gender stereotypes in dance and life, and brings both genders together with one of Nicolo Fonte's most successful works. There'll also be works by James Canfield and Darrell Grand Moultrie.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $29 (check for times/tickets)

'White Rabbit Red Rabbit'

Artists Repertory Theatre presents a limited engagement of Nassim Soleimanpour's experiment in which one local actor plays a role cold. Local actors are Susannah Mars (April 12), John San Nicholas (April 13), Ayanna Berkshire (April 14) and Darius Pierce (April 15).

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $25

'A Fond Farewell'

Six young composers reimagine the late musician Elliott Smith's repertoire in an evening-length performance piece by Hand2Mouth and Third Angle New Music.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $35

'Always ... Patsy Cline'

Sara Catherine Wheatley returns from Nashville to reprise her role on the Broadway Rose stage (originally performing it in 2013) in the musical tribute, and Sharon Maroney, the company's founding artistic director, plays her devoted fan Louise Seger.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, April 12-May 6, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard,, $30-$48


It's Owen McCafferty's story of violence, recon-ciliation and hope following Ireland's decades-long conflict known as the Troubles, staged by Corrib Theatre

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 13-May 6, New Expressive Works, 810 S.E. Belmont St.,, $25


There'll be two shows involving funny men, both at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Hannibal Buress, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., $30-$45; Bill Maher, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, $39.50-$125. For tickets:


Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

There'll be vendors and educational seminars and "make and take" workshops.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 12-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $10, $8 parking

Wizard World Comic Con

Henry Winkler, Sean Astin, Sebastian Stan, Bonnie Wright and Billy Boyd are among the celebrities attending the annual event in Portland. It celebrates movies, TV, gaming, graphic novels and more, and is also big on cosplay. A feature story on Thomas Ian Nicholas ("American Pie," "Rookie of the Year") is on our website,

4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., (check for tickets)

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