Event listings for April 27-May 1

Featured Event
Portland Cello Project
The Old Church
Friday, April 29
8 p.m.
Fee: $20–$40
For nearly a decade now, the PCP (as their fans call them) have been regaling us with a growing catalogue of over 8,000 hits transmogrified for strings and woodwinds. I hear that no two shows are ever the same, which means every time they come “back” to town you’ll just have to see them again. What to expect when you get there? Anything ranging from four to 12 cellos, a choir (or two), winds, horns and skins (or drums, if you like). I don’t think even ABBA was that varied.

Wednesday, April 27
Women and Leadership
12 p.m.
Parson’s Gallery
Come and sit in on this two-part series that tells the story of women professionals in a variety of career paths in their own words as well as learning about how to negotiate for wages.

Spring Midterm Stress Relief
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 101
Though it doesn’t feel like midterm week, it certainly is. The Portland State Programming Board invites you to come and unwind with snacks, dog therapy, massages and free coloring books. Make sure to bring your student ID.

Thursday, April 28
Pee Wee’s Burlesquehouse
9 p.m.
Fee: $10–$15
If you were into the colorful, campy, wacky or subversive world of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, just enjoyed the movie, or have the holiday special playing every year for reasons you don’t even understand anymore, you might enjoy this adult take on your favorite clubhouse.

Irish Dance Class
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Winona Grange #271 (Tualatin)
Fee: $5
Feel free to drop in for a classic Irish jig, no matter your skill level. Each week sees a new cast of dancers with a variety of experience learning and making friends in a fun and casual group setting. Drop in any Thursday night that isn’t Thanksgiving.

Friday, April 29
SHIFT: Advanced Sculpture
5 p.m.
Autzen Gallery (NH, second floor)
Today is the last day to view the sculptural creations brought to you by some of the School of Art and Design’s more premiere artist students. This gallery promises mixed media irreverence.

50 Works Project
5 p.m.
MK Gallery (Art Building, second floor)
This is the last day to view the 50 Works Project, which highlights skills of the advanced painters here at PSU. The idea is to create a small work each day for 50 days, showing not just the imperfect skill but also the impromptu creativity of those involved.

Saturday, April 30
Cape Lookout Day Hike
8 a.m.
Outdoor Program Office
Fee: $25 (member), $50 (non-member)
The registration deadline for this activity is April 27. Come and see a stunning ocean view from a 400-foot cliff after a moderate hike. There may be some grey whales, but even if there aren’t, the beauty of Oregon’s nature should be more than enough.

The Amazing Family Race
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Campus Rec
Bring your family and work together to conquer a variety of obstacles in record time! Even if you don’t get the win, you’ll still get a prize and even littler ones will find something fun to hold their skill level and attention while others play ping pong, swim and rock climb.

Sunday, May 1
Adaptive Climbing
8 a.m.
Outdoor Program Office
Fee: $35 (member), $70 (non-member)
The registration deadline for this activity is April 27. If you have a disability or injury but would still like to participate in outdoor hikes and climbs, this journey into Mt. Hood National Forest will show you how you can access your favorite hikes. No experience is necessary.

Used Book Sale
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gresham Station Shopping Center
If you have empty book space or are a collector of CDs and vinyl, then this weekend-long sale is a great way to give back to the community, books start at $2 while adding some literary and musical class to your home.