Rose City Classic Dog Show
There'll be more than 180 breeds and 3,000 dogs at the show, competing in breed judging (Conformation) and other exciting dog sports — Agility, Obedience, Rally, Canine Good Citizen, Tricks, Junior Showmanship and more. Each day a Best in Show is named.
The theme is "Dogs around the world and the jobs they do," and will be depicted through an annual student artwork contest.
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 17-20, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.rosecityclassic.org, $10 (one day) and $15 (two days), seniors 62 years or older admitted free on Thursday and Friday, parking $10
The New York Times best-selling author, New Yorker writer and comedian comes to Portland with his traveling satirical news column tour.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $30-$125
The 36th annual festival, put on by Northwest Film Center, features movies about music. The festival is Jan. 18-Feb. 16 at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $5-$10, www.nwfilm.org. It starts this weekend with "Mr. Soul," "A Bright Light — Karen and the Process" and "Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda."
Professional Bull Riders
The PBR tour comes back to Oregon in the Velocity Tour Portland Classic, as young-gun bull riders face off against the rankest bucking bulls in the business, going for the goal of staying on for 8 seconds. Edgar Durazo of Moctezuma, Mexico, won in Portland last year.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, $15-$100, $13 parking
The CoHo Productions show is a physical comedic work in progress from the CoHo Clown CoHort, adapted and directed by Philip Cuomo. It asks the questions: "How did the Puritan work ethic inform our social and political institutions? How have these systsems served to repress creativity? Who can beat Satan at musical chairs?" Four dates, Jan. 24-27, are part of the Fertile Ground Festival.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 17-27, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, tickets "pay what you can"
It's an original, off-kilter comedy about a woman stuck in the recurrent horror of making a perfect dating tape with a dash of identity crisis and a touch of existential malaise. It's written and directed by Danielle Vermette, longtime Imago Theatre company member.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Jan. 18-26, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.imagotheatre.com, $10-$20
Portland favorite Nick Cearley reprises his role as a fictional shop-boy — out-of-work actor Alex More — in Barbra Streisand's real-life shopping mall in the Jonathan Tolins comedy. Alex awaits a visit from the ultimate customer, the "Funny Girl" herself. Previews begin Jan. 19 at The Armory for the Portland Center Stage production. Cearley has played the role in theaters across the country. Rose Riordan directs.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, various matinees, Jan. 19-March 3, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, $25-$57
Oregon Children's Theatre
In "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience," the mole rat Wilbur's friends pressure him to give up his clothes-wearing ways.
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 19-Feb. 17, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $15-$34
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