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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including PDX Golf Show, Monster Jam, Bricks Cascade, 'The Journal of Ben Uchida' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

COURTESY PHOTO: ALEXANDRE GAILLEZ - Cirque Alfonse's 'Tabarnak' will stage at Feb. 27-29 at Newmark Theatre.MISC.

PDX Golf Show

The annual event serves as the unofficial start of the golf season with clubs and other equipment for sale and more. It's been held at the Oregon Convention Center for 27 years.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 9 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.PortlandGolfShow.com, $15, $14 seniors (60-over), kids 12-under free

Monster Jam

The big monster trucks and racers of the Triple Threat Series take to the dirt track inside the Moda Center.

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $20, parking $17

KidFest! — SportFest!

It's tabbed as the Northwest's largest family expo, and it includes activities galore — live stage entertainment, sports demonstrations, inflatable fun zones, rock climbing, zipline, bowling, paintball, music, ice cream, and plenty of ideas for summer family and kid fun.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.kidfestnw.com, $6-$7, $25-$30 family pass, parking $10

Bricks Cascade

The big Legos show features opportunities to build and play with Legos, amazing creations and specialty Lego vendors.

10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 29-March 1, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.brickscascade.com, $11, $40 four-person family pass

'National Geographic Live'

The series features photographer Tim Laman and biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and their adventures among orangutans, as they share stories from 25 years of following them in Borneo.

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $32.25-$52.25

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'Tabarnak'

White Bird presents the West Coast premiere of Cirque Alfonse's rollicking contemporary circus show from the Quebec troupe that brought "Timber!" to Portland four years ago. It's a fiesta of circus, music and nonstop movement.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-29, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $30

'The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559'

Oregon Children's Theatre puts on the play that details a dark chapter of the country's history — the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II — focusing on young Ben Uchida and his family. (The play contains period language, including racial slurs, and bias-motivated violence, and addresses suicide without using the word).

2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 29-March 22 (and 7 p.m. March 6 and 13), Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $20-$32, $15-$28 children

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Previews start Friday, Feb. 29, for the anticipated, Tony Award-winning show by Simon Stephens based on the 2003 Mark Haddon best-selling novel. It follows Christopher, an exceptionally intelligent (and honest) 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, who is under suspicion of killing his neighbor's dog, but he's determined to find the true culprit. By Portland Center Stage, it's directed by Marissa Wolf, the company's artistic director. Jamie Sanders, one of many artists from Kansas City Repertory Theatre in the show, plays Christopher. Previews continue through March 5.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday, Feb. 29-April 5 (some exceptions), The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, $25-$92

'The Bachelor on Stage'

Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin host a spinoff of the television show, as a local bachelor gets his first impression of 10 women as he tries to find compatability. There'll be fun challenges and, yes, rose ceremonies; audience members will have their say in who moves on.

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, portland5.com, $39.50-$175

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