Rose City Classic Dog Show
A reminder: Dogs take center stage at the all-breed show in Portland, starting at 8 a.m. daily Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 18-21 at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Admission is $10 for one day, $15 for two days. Parking is $8. For more: www.rosecityclassic.org.
It's the third exhibition by Julia Greenway, curator in residence at Disjecta, featuring Portia Munson's meditation on archive, materiality and mass consumption.
Opening reception is 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Disjecta Community Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave. For more: www.disjecta.org.
Life, death in Oregon
The Museum of the Oregon Territory will present the exhibit "Life & Death in the Oregon Territory," coinciding with the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.
Discover how perceptions of life and death changed in Oregon between 1840 and 1920, and what the journey west meant for the people living and dying in Oregon.
It opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the museum, 211 Tumwater Drive, in Oregon City. For more: www.clackamashistory.org.
Ami Vitale shares her photos and experiences as a National Geographic photographer with "Rhinos, Rickshaws and Revolutions." Vitale's work has taken her to more than 90 countries.
7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $25-$45
'Think and Drink'
The Oregon Humanities event features Rural Organizing Project's Jess Campbell, writer/activist Jacqueline Keeler, and community organizer Scot Nakagawa onstage in conversations about how community organizations, corporations and religious groups work to change the structures and policies that govern society.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $10
Portland welcomes some famous comedians in the next week, both at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway: Lewis Black, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 (tickets $39.50-$75); Adam Sandler, along with David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider on the "Do-Over Tour," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 (tickets $75-$250). For more: www.portland5.com.
'Pete the Cat: The Musical'
The Oregon Children's Theatre show, directed by Jessica Wallenfels and based on the best-selling book series, will feature a live band performing the musical score. The story: Pete moves in with the perfectly normal Biddle family. The cat rocks their world with his electric guitar strumming and strutting.
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 20-Feb. 18, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $18-$32 adults, $14-$28 children
It's the second play based on Peter Stark's best-selling book, "Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival," adapted by Portland Center Stage's Chris Coleman. Previews begin Saturday, Jan. 20, and the stage run goes through Feb. 18. Both parts of "Astoria" will be staged on Feb. 11, 15 and 17.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Jan. 20-Feb. 18, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, starting at $25
'The Book of Mormon'
The satirical history of the Mormon religion returns to Portland, with lottery tickets available for each performance. Tickets for $25 are available at the Keller Auditorium box office; entries for lottery tickets will be accepted at the box office 2 1/2 hours before each performance.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Jan. 23-26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.BroadwayInPortland.com, $25 lottery tickets