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Go for Friday, May 8: Horse Feathers, They Might Be Giants, Addams Family

The Columbian
Published: May 6, 2015, 5:00pm


Bel Canto Women’s Choir,
7 p.m. From Azusa Pacific University, this 45-voice choir will perform gospel, spirituals and a cappella arrangements. East Woods Presbyterian Church, 16210 N.E. 20th St., Vancouver; free. 360-944-5841 or 800-219-9920.

6:30 p.m. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 S.E. 39th Ave., Portland; $23 to $25 through Cascade Tickets, 800-514-3849 or www.cascadetickets.com. 503-233-7100 or www.hawthornetheatre.com

Horse Feathers,
8 p.m. Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., Portland; $17 to $20 through Ticketfly, 877-435-9849 or www.ticketfly.com. www.revolutionhallpdx.com

9 p.m. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., Portland; $18 to $20, through Ticketfly, 877-435-9849 or www.ticketfly.com. 503-284-8686 or www.wonderballroom.com

Joe Bonamassa,
8 p.m. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $94.24 to $143, $75 to $116.50 for students and military. 800-273-1530 or www.portland5.com

They Might Be Giants,
9 p.m. Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., Portland; $22 for ages 14 and older, through Cascade Tickets, 800-514-3849 or www.cascadetickets.com. 971-230-0033 or www.roselandpdx.com

Tipper, Kalya Scintilla,
9:30 p.m. McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., Portland; $20 to $28 for ages 21 and older, through Cascade Tickets, 800-514-3849 or www.cascadetickets.com. 503-225-0047 or www.crystalballroompdx.com


Cash’d Out, 9 p.m. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland; $16.50 to $20, for ages 21 and older. 503-288-3895 or www.mississippistudios.com

Erotic City,
9 p.m. Cascade Bar & Grill, 15000 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver; $5; 21 and older. 360-254-0749 or www.cascadebarandgrill.co

John Nemeth,
8 p.m. Jimmy Mak’s, 221 N.W. 10th Ave., Portland; $12 to $16. 503-295-6542 or www.jimmymaks.com

Karaoke with PMS, 8:30 p.m. Jollie’s Restaurant and Lounge, 17701 N.E. Union Road, Ridgefield; no cover charge. 360-573-3141.

Martha Brooks,
6 to 9 p.m. Moulton Falls Winery, 31101 N.E. Railroad Ave., Yacolt; no cover charge. 360-686-4070 or www.moultonfallswinery.com

On stage

“Varekai” from Cirque Du Soleil, 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 8-9; 1:30 and 5 p.m. May 10. A forest where anything is possible exists at the base of a volcano. It is filled with absurd and colorful creatures; when a young man falls from the sky into the forest, he sets out on an adventure. Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way, Portland; $25 to $150, $13 for parking. 503-235-8771 or www.rosequarter.com

“Who’s the Ross?”
9:30 p.m. Portland talk show host and comedian Aaron Ross will be joined by KOIN 6 anchor Jenny Hasson and KGW anchor Stephanie Stricklen for a special Vancouver edition of the weekly show. Low Bar, 809 Washington St., Vancouver; free. www.facebook.com/WhosTheRoss


7:30 p.m. May 8-9; 2 p.m. May 10. Polaris Dance Theatre presents its annual series featuring productions that push dancers and choreographers to develop unconventional movement. Polaris Studio Theatre, 1501 S.W. Taylor St., Portland; $25, $20 for children or seniors, $17.50 for military or disability. 503-380-5472 or www.polarisdance.org


21st One Act Festival presented by Vancouver Community Theater. Two one-act plays will be performed. In “The Lady and The Kid,” the Kid distracts the lady with amusing stories to stop her from calling the police for his theft. In “Downstairs At the Hall,” an 1816 play, the previously wealthy Maud must work as a maid at Horton Hall. 7 p.m. May 8; 2 and 7 p.m. May 9. Manor Grange, 17901 N.E. 72nd Ave., Battle Ground; $7, $5 for seniors and children. 360-892-4292.

“The 1940s Radio Hour” presented by Battle Ground High School. In a small New York City radio station in December 1942, the radio personalities and crew get ready to record a broadcast for the troops overseas, with commercials, on-stage sound effects and songs from the era. 7 p.m. May 8-9 and 14-16. The Lair at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground; $10, $5 for students and seniors. 360-885-6550 or https://payments.battlegroundps.org

“4000 Miles”
presented by Artists Repertory Theatre. 21-year-old Leo sets out on a cross-country bike trip, unannounced, to his 91-year-old grandmother’s West Village apartment. He learns of his grandmother’s radical, bohemian past, shaking up his own world views. Through May 24: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. May 23. Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., Portland; $41 to $56; $25 for students. 503-241-1278 or www.artistsrep.org

“The Addams Family” presented by Heritage High School. In this Broadway musical, Wednesday has grown up and fallen in love with a young man from a respectable family, much to the shock of her parents. Especially when they host a dinner with her boyfriend and his parents. 7 p.m. May 8-9 and 14-16; 1:30 p.m. May 9. Heritage High School, 7825 N.E. 130th Ave., Vancouver; $8, $6 for students, seniors and children 12 and younger. 360-604-3400.

“bobrauschenbergamerica” presented by Clark College Drama. Inspired by American artist Robert Rauschenberg, who is known for combining found objects into his work. The tribute to his artistic vision is a collage of bizarre events, stand-alone monologues and non sequiturs for a road trip through the American landscape. 7:30 p.m. May 8-9, 15-16, 21-23; 2 p.m. May 16. Decker Theatre, Frost Arts Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver; $13, $11 for seniors, $9 for students. www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp

“On Golden Pond”
presented by Love Street Playhouse. Curmudgeon Norman Thayer and Ethel, his spirited wife, are returning to their summer home on the lake. It’s peaceful until their adult daughter, her uptight fiancé and rebellious teenage son visit. 7:30 p.m. May 8-9, 14-16; 2 p.m. May 10 and 17. Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Ave., Woodland; $13 to $16. 360-907-9996 or www.lovestreetplayhouse.com

“The Lion”
presented by Portland Center Stage. Writer, performer and guitarist Benjamin Scheuer shares his coming-of-age tale about the redemptive power of music in this one-man, six-guitar musical. Through June 14; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sundays, May 12, 19, 26; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; noon Thursdays. Ellyn Bye Studio at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Ave., Portland; $40 to $55; $25 for students and youth. 503-445-3700 or www.pcs.org

“The Little Mermaid”
presented by NW Children’s Theater and School. An original musical adaptation of a girl who longs for a life above the waves. The production mixes in circus performances, vaudeville and the help of the A-WOL Dance Collective. Through May 25; 7 p.m. May 8, 15 and 22; Noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center, 1819 N.W. Everett St., Portland; $18 to $23, $13 to $19. 503-222-4480 or www.nwcts.org

“Little Mermaid Jr.” presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy. The young mermaid Ariel longs to visit the surface world, fascinated by humans who live there. But to leave her home, she must defy her father and make a deal with the sea witch Ursula. 7:30 p.m. May 8-9 and 15-16; 2 p.m. May 9-10 and 16-17. Brunish Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland; $13.25 to $15.25. 800-273-1530 or www.metropaa.org

“Little Shop of Horrors” presented by Hockinson High School Theatre Company. This darkly comic musical follows clumsy florist Seymour, who ends up raising an ever-growing man-eating plant — named Audrey, after his crush and co-worker. Recommended for older children. 7 p.m. May 8-9 and 14-16. Hockinson High School, 16819 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie; $10, $8 for seniors, students and ages 12 and younger. 360-448-6400 or www.hocksd.org

presented by Lakewood Theatre Company. A musical set in New York City during the Great Depression, it follows bohemian Mame Dennis and her collection of eccentric, wealthy society friends. But Mame’s partying life gets interrupted when her nephew Patrick is sent to live with her. Through June 14: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, May 13, 27; 7 p.m. May 10, 17; 2 p.m. May 10, 24, 31, June 7, 14. Lakewood Center of the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, Ore.; $37, $35 for seniors, $20 for students. 503-635-3901 or www.lakewood-center.org

“Mary Poppins”
presented by Mountain View High School. In the big house on Cherry Tree Lane, Jane and Michael are in need of a new nanny, and Mr. Banks insists on someone strict. When Mary Poppins arrive on the doorstep. 7 p.m. May 8-9 and 14-16; 1 p.m. May 9. Mountain View High School, 1500 S.E. Blairmont Drive, Vancouver; $10, $8 for students, seniors and ages 12 and younger. 360-604-6100 or http://evergreenps.org/high-schools/mountain-view

“Noises Off”
presented by La Center High School Drama Class. This comic play within a play features the cast of “Nothing On” as they struggle to keep their play together over its ten-week run, with a series of mounting mishaps. The production features a two-story set. 7:30 p.m. May 8-9. La Center High School, 725 N.E. Highland Ave., La Center; $6, $5 for students. 360-263-1700 or www.lchsart.com/drama

“Suite Surrender” presented by Washougal High School’s Panther Players. Set in 1942, this farce follows two famous divas who are feuding over their share of stage spotlight. Things come to a head when the two are accidentally booked the same hotel suite. 7 p.m. May 8-9. Washburn Auditorium, Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal; $5, $4 for students. 360-954-3136.


Richard Waitt, “In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens,” 7:30 p.m. Powell’s Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland; 800-878-7323 or www.powells.com

Fairs & festivals

Bridgetown Comedy Festival,
May 8-10. The eighth annual comedy festival will feature more than 120 national and local comics, from veteran performers to newcomers, at venues on Portland’s inner East Side. Performers include Jonathan Katz, Andy Kindler, Neil Hamburger, Jackie Kashian, Karen Kilgariff, Dave Hill, Jessica Williams, Beth Stelling, Ron Lynch and more. Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside St.; Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St.; Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., Rotture, 315 S.E. Third Ave., Portland; $99 to $124 for passes for ages 21 and older. www.bridgetowncomedy.com


Friday Night at the Art Museum, 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday. Visitors can explore the exhibits of the art museum a bit differently, with special tours and games, a pop-up pub and social events. Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Portland; $5, free every fourth Friday. 503-226-2811 or www.pam.org


Lilac Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through May 10. The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens celebrates the beauty of lilacs in bloom, opening up Hulda’s gardens, Victorian era home and farmhouse to visitors. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland; $3, free for ages 12 and younger. www.lilacgardens.com


Bryan Callen, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., Portland; $20 to $32, for those 21 and older. 888-643-8669 or www.heliumcomedy.com/portland

ComedySportz improv show, 8 p.m. The family-friendly performance features two teams of improv players. ComedySportz, 1963 N.W. Kearney St., Portland; $15, reservations recommended. 503-236-8888 or www.portlandcomedy.com

“Hive Five,”
7:30 p.m. Five veteran improvisers present two different takes to group improv. Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, Portland; $12, $9 for students and seniors. 503-224-2227 or www.brodytheater.com

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“The Comedy Bull,”
10 p.m. Timed stand-up with challenges. Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, Portland; $8. 503-224-2227 or www.brodytheater.com.


Contra in The Couve! 7:30 to 11 p.m. Caller Michael Karcher will lead with music by Cascade Crossing. Hazel Dell Grange No. 1124, 7509 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver; $7, $5 for ages 65 and older and 12 and younger. Free instruction at 7:30 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. 360-750-0113 or www.contra-van-wa.org

Second Friday Ballroom Dance, 7 to 10:30 p.m. The Swing Street Glenn Tadina Band performs. Clark County Square Dance Center, 10713 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver; $10. Rhumba and salsa lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. with Joseph and Julieann Platt; $5. 503-769-5598 or www.swingst.com