Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas



The Northwest Dance Project puts on the classical dance, along with Patrick Delcroix's "Visible Darkness." (See our story on "Carmen" at

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $38-$62


By Octavio Solis and Milagro Theatre and directed by Kinan Valdez, it's the story of a young disabled girl (Ceci) and her caretaker (Lydia), the only person she can communicate with, along the Texas border in the 1970s, a play of family, secrets and magical realism.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 16-April 8, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.,, $27, $32 at door

'Wild and Reckless'

A Portland Center Stage theater concert featuring Blitzen Trapper (featured recently in the Tribune), tells the story of two kids on the run in a futuristic vision of Portland's past.

Assorted times and days, March 16-April 30, The Armory, 128 N.E. 11th Ave., (check for schedule), $25-$75

COURTESY: GARY NORMAN - CoHo Productions' 'Playhouse Creatures' features (clockwise from left) Brenan Dwyer, Jacklyn Maddux, Lorraine Bahr, McKenna Twedt and Dainichia Noreault.'Playhouse Creatures'

CoHo Productions and co-producers Brenan Dwyer and McKenna Twedt put on an April De Angelis story about what it takes to be (or not to be) a woman in theater, going back to when many had to endure poverty, violence, harassment and social ostracism while under pressure to produce new and interesting entertainment.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 17-April 8, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $28, $22.50 (65-over, 30-under)

'Live Wire'

The stage/radio variety shows features Sasheer Zamata, Alonzo Bodden, Ayelet Waldman and more.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20, $25 day of show


Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls — guitarists/vocalists Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — join the Oregon Symphony, conducted by associate conductor Norman Huynh. The Indigo Girls have routinely played the Oregon Zoo summer concert series, but now play with a full symphony.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $25

'Castles and Wizards'

The Oregon Symphony, conducted by Norman Huynh, as well as the Pacific Youth Choir and guest artists play the music of Mozart, Bethoven and John Williams' "Harry Potter" score and more in a kids concert. Musicians, as well as participating BodyVox dancers, will don new wearable technology by Intel — gloves, wristbands, ankle bracelets — to make music through body movement.

2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $10


Portland Roadster Show

The 61st annual show features restored hot rods and roadsters and automotive art.

Noon-9 p.m. Friday, March 17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.,, $16, $8 parking

Shamrock Run

The popular Shamrock Run takes play Sunday, March 19, but there'll be a two-day health and fitness fair preceding the big race. Admission is free and is open to the public, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more:

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