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The Short List

STAGE

'Hamlet'

Post5 Theatre puts on the Shakespeare classic, starring Ty Boice, Jeff Gorham and Tobias Anderson, directed by Paul Angelo, and conceptualized and edited by artistic director Boice. It's an abridged and multimedia vision of "Hamlet," with a fast pace and here-and-now approach to the masterpiece. Post5 also will introduce its "Experience Hamlet" project, an all-inclusive theater production learning experience for students.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, March 27-May 4, Post5 Theatre Black-Box Theater, 850 N.E. 81st Ave., www.postfivetheatre.wix.com/post5-theatre, $15, pay-what-you-can Sundays

Live Wire! Radio

The radio/stage variety show features writer Vendela Vida, actress/author Annabelle Gurwitch, former Nike show designer D'Wayne Edwards, and musical guests Cumulus and Love Gigantic.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20, $25 at door

by: COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS - The Broadway musical 'Sister Act' comes to Portland, with the nuns rockin' Keller Auditorium, April 1-6.

'Sister Act'

The movie starred Whoopi Goldberg, who worked with Stage Entertainment and Troika to put on the stage version of the nuns who rock, which has won Tony Awards for best musical, original score, best book of a musical, best actress in a musical (Patina Miller), and best featured actress in a musical (Victoria Clark).

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, April 1-4, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $29

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

Yes, the men in tutus are returning to Portland (after seven years), and the program features a hilarious version of "Swan Lake." They have won fans all over the world because of their knowledge of classical ballet, their comic timing, and the fact they can dance en pointe. Uh, ouch! The Trocks will present four dances in Portland: "Le Lac des Cygnes," "Pas de Deux," "Le Grand Pas de Quatre," "Raymonda's Wedding." The company has been entertaining fans for 40 years.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $26

Northwest Dance Project

The dance company celebrates its 10th anniversary with "Director's Choice," which it calls "the biggest dance performance in Portland, ever!" The opening night show at 8 p.m. April 3 will be simulcast live on the side of the Jive Building at Southwest 10th Avenue and Stark Street. It'll air again at 10:30 p.m. and also can be seen at nwdanceproject.org. The anniversary show features original works by Sarah Slipper (world premiere; "A Fine Balance"), Ihsan Rustem ("State of Matter"), and Patrick Delcroix ("Harmonie Defiguree").

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 3-5, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.nwdanceproject.org, $5-$49

'Raven Stories'

Tears of Joy Theatre's world premiere puppet production is based on three Native American folk tales, focusing on the lore of the trickster.

Various times and days, April 4-13, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.tojt.org (check for show info), $18 adults, $15 students/seniors, $13 youth

MUSIC

Chanticleer

Presented by Friends of Chamber Music, The Grammy-winning San Francisco group of 12 male voices sings "She Said/He Said," which includes music and texts ranging from Maurice Ravel to Joni Mitchell (with a new arrangement of "Both Sides Now").

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, Kaul Auditorium/Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., 503-224-9842, $30-$47

Seattle Symphony

The symphony from up north makes its Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall debut, led by conductor Ludovic Morlot and playing Luther Adams' "Become Ocean," Edgard Varese's "Deserts" and Claude Debussy's "La Mer."

3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, $22-$98

MISC.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

The 30th annual festival gets going near Woodburn, with nearly 150,000 people expected to frolic in the fields. Special events are held April 19 (Easter egg hunt), April 20 (Easter service), April 26 and 27 (wine/beer and entertainment) and May 3 (farm loop dinner).

9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, March 28 through May 4, Iverson Family Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn, www.woodenshoe.com, $5 per bike or motorcycle, $10 per carload, $20 per buses and $30 for season passes

Better Living Show

Nearly 300 exhibitors showcasing home, garden, lifestyle, energy and healthy eating will be in attendance. The focus will be on the technology behind sustainable living, and there'll be an eco-fashion show by Semper Fashion.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 29-30, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.betterlivingshow.org, free

PIR Automotive Swap Meet

The 10th annual Portland International Raceway-hosted event will feature more than 1,500 vendor stalls and more than two miles of automotive-related gear.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 3-5, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., www.portlandraceway.com, $5, $10 parking