Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Parnassus on Wheels,' Oregon Symphony and Portland Boat Show



Imago Theatre is restaging "Frogz," the famous mask show that has twice been presented on Broadway and thrilled audiences for year; its final shows are this week.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 5-6, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.,, $17.50-$37.50

COURTESY: TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - Orion Bradshaw and Amanda Soden star in Lakewood Theatre Company's 'Parnassus on Wheels,' Jan. 5-Feb. 12.'Parnassus on Wheels'

Lakewood Theatre Company presents the original play of C.S. Whitcomb's adaptation of Christopher Morley's debut novel. It's about a strong, smart woman trying to find her path and create a worthy destiny for herself in a man's world, the love of good books, and of first love arriving surprisingly in middle age.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, other dates/times, Jan. 5-Feb. 11, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego,, $34, $32 seniors

'Polar Opposites'

Portland Story Theater's Lawrence Howard reprises the tragic story of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott and their race to be the first to the South Pole, which symbolized the struggle of the British Empire and its fading mythology and the Norwegians claiming their power in the world. It'll stage at The Old Church, and then Norse Hall (Feb. 23) and Nordia House at a later date.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave.,, $15, $18 day of show

Oregon Symphony

The symphony has two upcoming events:

• In "Brahms v. Radiohead," the symphony, conducted by arranger Steve Hackman, is joined by vocalists in an exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from two different centuries are fused together. In this case, it's Radiohead's landmark "OK Computer" with such songs as "Paranoid Android," "Karma Police," "No Surprises" and "Let Down," and Brahms' lush "First Symphony."

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $25.

• In a kids concert, it's "Dinosaurs!" with Norman Huynh conducting the symphony, joined by narrator Pam Mahon, the Pacific Youth Choir and Dance West.

The symphony will perform music from "Jurassic Park," accompanied by images of dinosaurs like tyrannosaurus, stegosaurus, velociraptor and more. Details: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $10.


Portland Boat Show

It's five days of wall-to-wall boats at the Expo Center in the 58th annual event.

There'll be more than 40 top boat dealers with 100 brands — fishing boats, runabouts, pontoon boats, ski boats, cruisers, outboard motors, wakeboard boats, yachts, inflatables, paddle boats, personal watercraft and pleasure boats.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 10-12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $10, kids 12 and under are free, $8 parking

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