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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'A Grand Night for Singing,' The Deplorables and 'National Geographic Live'

COURTESY: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Kelly Sina and Joe Theissen star in Broadway Rose Theatre's 'A Grand Night For Singing,' March 28-April 28.STAGE


Reminder: The touring Broadway production of the Disney classic continues 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, through April 7 at Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St. For tickets:

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

The stage-radio variety show features author Mitchell S. Jackson, psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, comedian Mohanad Elshieky and musical group Revel in Dimes.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20

'A Grand Night for Singing'

Broadway Rose Theatre's season continues with a collection show that features 30 treasured Rodgers & Hammerstein hits from the likes of "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music," "Carousel," "The King and I" and "Cinderella."

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, March 28-April 28, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard,, $30-$48 adults, $25 ages 19-30, $20 ages 6-18

The Deplorables

Putting a conservative humorous bent on the world around us, the group includes Terrence Williams, Michael Loftus, Steve McGrew, The Deplorable Choir and Brian Haner.

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $53.50-$149

'Object Karaoke'

Hand2Mouth and guest performers put on a show using objects from Artists Repertory Theatre's 2018-19 season, marking the end to the Alder Stage before its demolition. Says publicity: By tuning into the language of things, we can hear how the panel drapes communicate with picnic supplies, turn up the siren song of the disco ball, and finally know the secret whisperings of theater seats. It's developed by Julie Hammond, Jen Mitas and others.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 29-30, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1516 S.W. Alder St.,, $15 suggested donation


Presented by the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy, it's Monty Python's production for youth, based on the 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. It's an irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend, with rude Frenchmen, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits and catapulting cows.

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $15.75-$28.50

Fake Radio

The group that recreates live, classic radio plays will put on the 1944 Lux Radio Theater broadcast of "Casablanca," with special guest star Mindy Sterling from the "Austin Powers" movies. For Fake Radio, characters dress in period costumes and, accompanied by sound effects, perform the old-time radio skits, complete with commericals.

8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., (check for tickets)


Oregon Ghost Conference

The eighth annual event that celebrates spooky, invisible beings takes place Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, at Seaside Civic and Convention Center. There'll be speakers, classes, vendors, ghost tours and social events. For complete info:

'National Geographic Live'

The series continues with "Beauty and the Bizarre" as explorer and science photographer Anand Varma shows his images of the miniature world around us — including the secret life cycle of the honeybee, the lightning-fast behaviors of the hummingbird, and a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $27.25-$52.25

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