Rob Schneider

The comedian and movie star — of “Saturday Night Live” and movies most associated with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison production company — visits Portland.

8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 28-29, Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave.,, $27-$35

Portland Shakespeare Project

Hosted by Artists Repertory Theatre, the third summer season features “The Taming of the Shrew,” a rich and comedic production of love, marriage, transformations, mistaken identities and awakenings directed by Michael Mendelson and joined by theatrical complement “The Tamer Tamed,” by John Fletcher (beginning July 24).

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, July 10-Aug. 4, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $30, $20 students ($15 “The Tamer Tamed”)

The Wiggles

Parents and kids: An all-new lineup of The Wiggles, including the first female member, comes to Portland in September on the “Taking Off” tour. The new lineup, which still features founding member Anthony Field, introduces new music while also performing classic hits. It’ll be joined on stage by beloved characters Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus. Tickets are on sale.

2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Newmark Theatre, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $15.50-$74.25


Sake Fest PDX

Food, fun and spectacular sake are the highlights with performances by Portland Taiko and Dennis Caiazza Trio providing entertainment.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Governor Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave.,, $50

Last Thursday

Northeast Alberta Street usually closes about 6 p.m. and arts galleries and businesses open their doors for the throng of visitors, but Friends of Last Thursday members have resigned amid negotiations with the city for management of the event. The event has degraded because of logistics and oversight, and the city has taken charge. For info:

Portland Historic Races

More than 250 classic cars hit the race track with many more on display in the annual event. Al Unser Jr., two-time Indy 500 winner, serves as the grand marshal.

9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, June 28-30, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd.,, $5-$35

Beer story

The Mission Theater presents a special history night, “The Roots of Beervana and Hoptopia: Oregon’s Thriving Brew and Hop Culture of the 1840s to early 1900s.” It’s also the official Oregon Brewers Guild kickoff toast for Oregon Craft Beer Month (July). Former Gov. Barbara Roberts, among other speakers, and a screening of OPB’s “Beervana” also are part of the night’s activities. 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., free

Backspace anniversary

The Portland all-ages music venue celebrates 10 years in business with a party, with music/performances by Tiananmen Bear, Woodwinds, Fair Weather Watchers, Miss Massive Snowflake, Portland Poetry Slam’s Eirean Bradley, Johnny No Bueno and Robyn Bateman. It’s hosted by Arya Imig. Backspace started as an art gallery in 2003, became a music venue in 2007, and has been a popular spot for MusicFest Northwest.

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Backspace Cafe, 115 N.W. Fifth Ave.,, $5-$10

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