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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including White Bird, swap meets and Trillium Festival

COURTESY: LOIS GREENFIELD - White Bird welcomes the New York City company Parsons Dance to Newmark Theatre, April 4-6.STAGE


Reminder: The touring Broadway production continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, April 4-5, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St. For tickets: >

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

The stage-radio variety show features comedian Naomi Ekperigin, author Pam Houston, youth activist Nadya Okamoto, and musical guests The Shook Twins.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20

'Avenue PDX, the Musical'

It's the hilarious and heartfelt story of Jack, an optimistic college grad who's going to change the world, but first he needs to find an apartment in Portland. His neighbors are quirky Portlanders. It's audience-suggested improvisation involving human and puppet characters directed by Andy Barrett.

7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, April 4-May 4, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave.,, $16, $20 at door

White Bird

• The presenting company welcomes the eight-member New York City group Parsons Dance, led by David Parsons, that will put on a six-part program, featuring signature works alongside an exciting tribute to New Orleans jazz. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 4-6, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $30.

• Savion Glover returns to White Bird with a new show that will showcase his percussive genius. He's accompanied by a six-piece band and tap dancers. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, April 9-10, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $26.

Oregon Symphony

Pianist Emanuel Ax brings his musicianship to the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar, to perform Haydn's "Piano Concerto in D Major" and Stravinsky's "Capriccio" and more.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7; 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $24


Swap meets

It's that time of year for the two big events for car lovers in North Portland:

• The PIR Auto Swap Meet presents five miles of booths filling the course at Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 4-6. Admission is $7 and parking is $10. For more:

• The 55th annual Portland Swap Meet takes place inside and outside at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 5; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Admission is $7 Friday/Saturday and $4 (2-for-1 coupon) Sunday. There is no on-site parking. For more:

Trillium Festival

The Friends of Tryon Creek (FOTC) celebrates the flowers' return with the Trillium Festival, and the 39th annual celebration takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd. It's free and open to all.

This year's Trillium Festival focuses on birds and the importance of ensuring a healthy habitat for them.

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