Portland Boat Show
It's five days of wall-to-wall boats at the Expo Center at the 58th annual event, continuing 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 11-12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Tickets: $10, 12-under free, $8 parking, www.otshows.com/shows/pbs.
The festival of music-themed films takes place at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Jan. 12-30. It starts with "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars," Jan. 12. For more: www.nwfilm.org.
Professional Bull Riders
The Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour features bull riders and their tough bovines, providing adrenaline-filled excitement. Last year's event was won by Kyle Jones.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, $15-$100, $13 parking
Portland Bridal Show
It's everything nuptials — fashions, exhibitors, ideas — with different sessions each day, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 13-14 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more: www.portlandbridalshow.com.
The Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., plays host to two festivals at the same time: Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, which attracts fans of comics, sci-fi, TV and movies, as well as Walker Stalker Con for zombie lovers. A top guest is Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead." They take place Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 13-14. For more: www.oregoncc.org.
Rose City Classic Dog Show
Dogs take center stage in the all-breed show in Portland, starting at 8 a.m. each day Wednesday-Sunday, Jan. 17-21 at Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Admission is $10 for one day, $15 for two days. Parking is $8. For more: www.rosecityclassic.org.
Imago Theatre restages its show about a husband, a wife and an existential comedy of bad manners at a high school reunion.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12-20, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.ticketswest.com, $10-$20
Corrib Theatre and Northwest Children's Theater present Nicole McCartney's true story about two teenagers (Bess Walder, Beth Cummings) and their tale of courage, survival and enduring friendship after their rescue ship is sunk by a torpedo during World War II.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 12-Feb. 4, Northwest Children's Theater, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.corriblifeboat.brownpapertickets.com, $25, $20 student, $15 under 18
'USS Improvise: The Next Generation'
Funhouse Lounge puts on live, unscripted episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" for the fifth consecutive year. Actors use audience suggestions to craft new episodes, complete with improvised songs.
7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Jan. 12-27, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., www.funhouselounge.com, $12, $16 at door
It's the renamed former "A Prairie Home Companion" show, hosted by former Portland resident Chris Thile, who'll be joined by Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four, the Lucas Brothers and duet partner Madison Cunningham.
For more on Thile, see our story elsewhwere at portlandtribune.com.
2:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, starting at $20
'Tesla: Light, Sound, Color'
The Harmonic Laboratory puts on a mixed-media performance to explore the life and work of physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla, with physics demonstrations, digital animation, an electronic/string score and contemporary choreography.
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $30-$50
Miz Kitty's Parlour
It's an all-ages vaudeville show with dance, music, comedy, stories, bubbles, thrills and surprises.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., www.etix.com, $17, $20 at door
The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven presents a show that is part vaudeville and part 1960s variety hour. It takes place every second Sunday.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard/Second Avenue, www.thesteepandthornywaytoheaven.com, $10 suggested donation
'The Poe Show'
The no-holds-barred variety show pays homage to Edgar Allen Poe on what would be his 208th birthday, hosted by co-founder The Klute, and featuring Jonathan Oak and Jessica Standifird.
8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., www.cstpdx.com (check for tickets)