First Thursday

The monthly arts walk in the Pearl District and elsewhere will be Feb. 6.

Most First Thursday openings start at 5 p.m. For information, go to

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

The show includes the Sport Fishing Boat Show as well, and features big names, brands and selection with more than 800 hunting and fishing and outdoors exhibitors.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 6-7; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $12, $18 two-day pass

‘Worst Day of the Year Ride’

Supposedly it’s a day for riding and rain, but it hasn’t rained on the big day much. The event benefits the Community Cycling Center, and features 18- and 40-mile courses.

8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., (check for registration)



It’s a Portland Center Stage comedy about an American businessman who visits Asia and collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consultant and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat, and it wraps up soon.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 6-9, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,


It’s a story of post-college ennui and 21st-century relationships in Japan’s Lost Decade Generation, by acclaimed playwright Toshiki Okada. It wraps up this weekend.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 6-8, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., (check for ticket prices)

Portland Baroque Orchestra

Monica Huggett, artistic director, will be stepping in to lead the orchestra in “The Classical Concerto,” which features music from Mozart, Haydn and C.P.E. Bach with cello soloist Tanya Tomkins and horn soloist Andrew Clark. Huggett replaces Richard Egarr, who bowed out for personal reasons, as director of the event.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8, First Baptist Church, 909 S.W. 11th Ave.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.;, $19-$64

‘Love Birds

A-WOL Dance Collective puts on two shows as lovers await Valentine’s Day. The troupe tells the story of a shy girl on a search, hoping to find a love she can call her own — and two “lovebirds” subsequently charm her.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $35

Goodnight Moon’

The “Great Green Room” springs to life, with singing bears playing musical chairs and a nervous cow jumping over the moon in the Northwest Children’s Theater and School production.

Noon and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through March 2, Northwest Children’s Theater and School, 1819 N.W. Everett St., $18-$22 adults, $13-$18 youth

‘Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

The Oregon Symphony, led by Mark Wigglesworth, takes on arguably Beethoven’s best work, featuring cellist Johannes Moser.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9; 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $22

‘Ten Tenors

The singing sensations from Australia celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits, including “Impossible Dream,” “Music of the Night” and “Bring Him Home.”

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $29

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