Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Risk/Reward Festival, 'Cabaret' and beer events

COURTESY: JOAN MARCUS - Roundabout Theatre Company stages its acclaimed 'Cabaret' at Keller Auditorium, June 27-July 2.STAGE

Risk/Reward Festival

The festival of new performances marks its 10th anniversary, and highlights six artists from Portland and beyond: Linda Austin Dance, Queen Shmooquan, Pam Tzeng, Pepper Pepper, Donal Mosher & Shannon Stewart, Kiana Harris.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 23-24, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St.,, pay-what-you-will

'The Tempest'

The Experience Theatre Project puts on William Shakespeare's tale as an all-ages "A Magical Steampunk Adventure" in an outdoors Beaverton venue. It features the steampunk artistry of reality TV star Lord Charles Mason ("Steampunk'd") and "real magic" of historical conjurer Danny Schreiber.

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, June 23-July 8, The Round Amphitheater, 12500 S.W. Crescent St., Beaverton,, free

'On Common Ground'

Artists Repertory Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival play host to the Theatre Wallay from Pakistan. It explores the lives of contemporary young people in Islamabad and their relationship to public spaces such as schools, squares, mosques, parks, wedding spaces and safe spaces, and what it means to lose them due to terrorism. It's supported by a Cultural Affairs grant from the U.S. embassy in Islamabad.

7:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, free


Broadway In Portland presents the Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production that features such memorable songs as "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." It's set in the famous Kit Kat Klub, where the emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble leave their troubles outside to tantalize the crowd.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., (check for tickets)


Beer and more

Some upcoming events for lovers of libations:

• The Portland International Beerfest will sport about 200 world-class beers. Details: 4 p.m. Friday, June 23, noon Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, Pearl District North Park Blocks, 210 N.W. Park Ave.,, $25-$35

• BrewFest in the Park, formerly the Organic Craft Brewfest, features more than 60 organically brewed beer, cider and mead and more. Details: Noon Friday-Sunday, June 23-25, Overlook Park, 1599 N. Fremont St.,, $25.

• There'll be more than 100 handcrafted spirits and more at the Oregon Distillers Festival. Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale,, $35 for 10 tokens.

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

The festival for comics, sci-fi, TV and movies also will include Walker Stalker Con for zombie lovers. It takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more:,,

Sunday Parkways

The street fair for walkers and bicyclists is taking place in North Portland on Sunday, June 25. For more:

Milk Carton Boat Races

The Rose Festival event, put on by the Royal Rosarians, takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 25, at Westmoreland Park, 7530 S.E. 22nd Ave. It's free to attend. For more:

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