Piff the Magic Dragon
The comedian/magician (from "America's Got Talent" fame) and his sidekick Mr. Piffles appear in Portland.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, April 20, 4 and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., www.heliumcomedy.com, $20-$28
Another reminder: At Portland Center Stage at The Armory, it's the George Bernard Shaw witty and timeless classic that pits a daughter's philanthropy idealism against a father's hard-headed capitalism. It stars Hanley Smith, who makes her PCS debut as Major Barbara. It stages at The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., April 20-May 13. Tickets start at $25 and are available at pcs.org.
CoHo Productions and Danielle Weathers present the suspenseful play about an intra-family custody dispute complicated by drug addiction, questionable allegations and conflicting religious beliefs.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 20-May 12, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, $32, $25 (65-over, 30-younger)
'The Trail to Oregon!'
Funhouse Lounge presents the musical about an all-American family's journey west.
7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, April 20-May 12, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., www.funhouselounge.com, $15, $20 at door
'Live Wire with Luke Burbank'
The stage-radio variety show features Chapman & Maclain Way (of "Wild Wild Country" documentary), comedian Ahmed Bharoocha, author Mary Pilon and musical guest Ron Artis II & The Truth.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20
The Oregon Ballet Theatre School and OBT2 put on their annual school performance.
1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.obt.org, $32, $42
The Northwest Children's Theater and School closes its 25th season with the story of the boy who never grows up.
Noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, April 21-May 20, Northwest Children's Theater and School, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.nwcts.org, $18-$25, $13-$20 youth
'The Wind and the Wild'
BodyVox dancers perform to live accompaniment from Imani Winds in the BodyVox/Chamber Music Northwest event.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, April 24-25, Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., $30-$60, www.revolutionhall.com
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
White Bird presents the famed dance troupe, which performs two programs that include works by Robert Battle, Twyla Tharp, Talley Beatty, Hope Boykin and Kyle Abraham, and concludes with the Alvin Ailey masterpiece "Revelations."
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, April 24-25, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $36
• The Oregon Trail Rally again cuts through our city and into the woods of the Pacific Northwest. The cars will race at Portland International Raceway on Friday, April 20 (gates opening at 4 p.m.), after which it goes to Goldendale, Washington (Saturday), and Dufur (Sunday). Tickets for the PIR portion are $12 (or $10 online). For more: www.oregontrailrally.com.
• Dirt motorcycles race inside as Arenacross takes place at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and noon Sunday, April 22. Tickets are $15-$50 and parking is $13. For more: www.arenacross.com and www.rosequarter.com.