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


UFO Festival

It's all things flying discs, aliens and mysteries at the 18th annual McMenamins event at Hotel Oregon and around town, 310 N.E. Evans St. in McMinnville, Thursday-Sunday, May 18-21. For more:

Armed Forces Day

The national Armed Forces Day and 21st Living History Day at Camp Withycombe, Saturday, May 20, allow visitors to see historic and current military vehicles, uniforms and equipment at the Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum, 15300 S.E. Minuteman Way, Clackamas. For more:

Mt. Tabor Art Walk

The 12th annual, free event, in which artists open up their studios for visits, takes places 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21. For more:

Sunday Parkways

The popular gatherings begin 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, with Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, in which people walk, bike or skate on seven miles of streets closed to cars. The route includes Laurelhurst, Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers and Ivon Street parks. It's the 10th year of Sunday Parkways. For more:

COURTESY PHOTO - Russell Howard, a comedy star in England, performs at Alberta Rose Theatre, May 18.STAGE


Two upcoming shows from funny people:

• British comedian Russell Howard, on his "Round The World" tour, performs at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Amy Miller also takes the stage. Tickets are $25, $30 day of show. For more:

• Nicole Byer, a young comedian and producer of MTV's "Loosely Exactly Nicole" and formerly of "Girl Code," appears at Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 19-20. Tickets are $16-$23. For more:

'Mortified Live'

It's the latest show that features folks taking the stage and sharing personal (and funny) stories.

7 p.m. Friday, May 19, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $16-$23, $20 at door


Cascadia Composers

The group presents "New Pearls from the Antilles," works by composers, performed by the Fear No Music Ensemble. It celebrates Cuban art and music, and five composers who visited Cuba in 2016 will share stories. Havana composer Guido Lopez-Gavilan leads his Cuban string quartet, and Cascadia Composers also welcomes composer Jose V. Gavilondo Peon for a premiere work.

8 p.m. Friday, May 19, Temple Baptist Church, 1319 N.E. Seventh Ave.,, $20

Oregon Symphony

The symphony plays Mahler's "Symphony No. 2" and more to conclude its 120th anniversary season.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $23

Jake Shimabukuro

The famed young ukulele player stops in Portland, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. For tickets: For a full story, see

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