82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

It’s the first sanctioned event of the Rose Festival, featuring business entries, school groups, community leaders and diverse cultural participants. There’ll be carnival rides and a classic car cruise-in at Eastport Plaza after the parade.

9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 26, Eastport Plaza north to Southeast Washington Street,


Disjecta sees the close of its biennial of contemporary art with a closing reception and performance by Flock Dance Center, which soon will be inhabiting Disjecta Contemporary Art Center.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.,, free


It’s the sixth annual clash of the best pinball players from Portland and beyond.

11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, 511 N.W. Couch St., free

Stephen Stills

Heads up: The legendary singer-songwriter of CSNY, Buffalo Springfield and Manassas comes to town in May.

8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.,, $56


Portland Story Theater

Founders Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, in the tradition of Stiller and Meara, share the story of their marriage, dreams, disasters and down-right delights in “33 and 1/3,” the title indicating how many years the couple has been together.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside, No. 104,, $15

The Grrrl Front PDX

The music/comedy festival features headliners The Doubleclicks and Palo Verde and supports women’s causes.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, Tonic Lounge, 3100 N.E. Sandy Blvd., $15

CollegeHumor Live

Three comedians associated with the website — Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, Streeter Seidell — appear in Portland.

8 p.m. Friday, April 25, Hawthorne Theatre, 3862 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.,, $10

Live Wire! Radio

The radio and stage variety show welcomes actress Wendi McClendon-Covey (“Reno 911”), author Barbara Ehrenreich, former “Jeopardy” contestant Ken Jennings, and musical acts The Minus 5 and Ages and Ages.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20, $25 day of show, $35 reserved

‘The Last Five Years

It’s a powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in love, put on by Portland Center Stage.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon Thursdays, April 26-June 22, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., (check for tickets)

‘The Giver

The original Oregon Children’s Theatre script, based on Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel and adapted by Broadway playwright Eric Coble, has been used in more than 200 productions. The plot:

Jonas lives in a seemingly perfect world with no emotion. But while training with The Giver, the community’s keeper of memories, he shoulders the burden of memory and learns harsh truths of what it means to live a life of sameness.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 26-May 18, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $18/$28 adults, $15/$24 children

‘Little Red Riding Hood

The Northwest Children’s Theater presents the world-premiere, modern-day story of the girl who only wants to take shop class and race cars, and has Grandma in her corner and the Wolf in front of her. The play is set to 1950s doo-wop music.

Noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 26-May 26, 2 p.m. Monday, May 26, Northwest Children’s Theater and School, 1819 N.W. Everett St.,, $18-$22 adults, $13-$18 youth

Visions & Voices

Portland Center Stage presents its Visions & Voices Annual Playwriting Showcase, featuring staged readings from top high school students, performed by actors Chantal DeGroat, Ben Newman, Jennifer Rowe and James Sharinghousen.

7 p.m. Monday, April 28, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, free

Ballet Hispanico

White Bird’s 16th season concludes with the invigorating, New York-based contemporary dance group, led by artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, featuring top choreography from Spain and the Americas while exploring, preserving and celebrating Latino cultures. Ballet Hispanico, which will perform four pieces, last appeared with White Bird in 2003. It includes among its 14 company dancers Portland native Jessica Alejandra Watt, who began her training with The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre.

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

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