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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Evita,' Jefferson Dancers and Ceramic Showcase

COURTESY: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Lakewood Theatre Company's season wraps up with 'Sister Act,' April 27-June 10.
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'Evita'

Stumptown Stages puts on the rags-to-riches story of the first lady of Argentina, with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Tim Rice. The score includes "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "You Must Love Me," the Academy Awards-winning ballad sung by Madonna in the movie. It's directed by Kirk Mouser, with choreography by Eric Zimmer.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 26-May 13, Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.stumptownstages.org, $26-$45

Jefferson Dancers

The elite dance company, led by artistic director Steve Gonzales and based at Jefferson High School, puts on its annual spring performance. For 40 years students have gravitated to the dance team for training.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 26-27, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $16.50-$26.50

'Sister Act'

Lakewood Theatre Company concludes its 2017-18 season with the divine musical, based on the 1992 hit movie. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, select Wednesdays/Sunday evenings, April 27-June 10, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, www.lakewood-center.org, $39, $37 seniors

MISC.

Ceramic Showcase/Gathering of the Guilds

The Oregon Potters Association's 36th annual Ceramic Showcase and the ninth Gathering of the Guilds have reunited to form one big show, featuring artists working in ceramics, as well as metals, glass, wood, beads, fibers, clays and glazes. The guilds are Creative Metal Arts Guild, Oregon Glass Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Portland Bead Society and Portland Handweavers Guild.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.gatheringoftheguilds.com, www.oregonpotters.org, free

Oregon Tattoo Expo

There'll be more than 100 artists from around the country showing their work in the inaugural event in Portland.

3 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, April 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.worldtattooevents.com (check for tickets)

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

The Rose Festival event returns after a one-year hiatus, as it was canceled last year because of the threat of violent protests. The 11th annual event takes place starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Eastport Plaza, 4000 S.E. 82nd Ave., and a carnival continues at Eastport Plaza until 3 p.m. with entertainment, music, vendors and a cruise-in. The parade's route goes on Southeast 82nd Avenue, from Holgate to Yamhill, finishing in the Montavilla business district on Yamhill Street at 78th Avenue. For more: www.rosefestival.org.

'Synchro-Niss With Me'

It's a new show in which five entertainers, comedians and local celebrities go on a serendipitous and spontaneous walk through downtown Portland, followed by a cameraman, and it'll be broadcast live in front of an audience. Participants will play childhood games, compliment random strangers and look for words of wisdom. It takes place Sunday, April 29, as well as June 14 and Thursday (and every fourth Thursday after that), starting at Kelly's Olympian, 426 S.W. Washington St. For more: www.synchro-nisswithme.eventbrite.com.

— Jason Vondersmith

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