Wizard of Oz
There was a stage adaption made from the books long before the movie “Wizard of Oz” became popular, but this story revamped is apparently an updated adaptation of the movie with new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (the “Phantom of the Opera” guy). If you’ve never seen the musical in person, the message of home is even more beautiful than what you see in the movie; the heart-wrenching effects are exquisite. For being an almost century-old story that’s spawned retellings from Muppet to sci-fi, the iconic “Wizard of Oz” is something to truly experience.
Wednesday, March 9
We Are Proud to Present…
Artist Rep Theatre, Morrison Stage
Fee: $25 to $55
With performances through April 3, you don’t want to miss this revolutionary and humorous story about the Herero of Namibia, formerly known as South West Africa from 1884-1915 by playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury.
Trump v. Bernie 2016
Fee: $16 to $20
You’ve seen the viral sketch video, now see the real deal “debate” between the blowhard and the democratic socialist, live!
Thursday, March 10
Track and Field Indoor Championships
Oregon Convention Center
If you like hurdles, indoor track running and all kinds of Olympian feats of endurance, then you’re not going to want to miss the best of the best going foot-to-foot in this annual track and field race. (Different events throughout the week.)
Alberta Rose Theatre
Ignite is the love child of Ted Talk and Mortified. You have five minutes, you have the mike, you have the stage. Come and lead a mini-revolution and then hear from the hearts of others as well. Powerpoints are encouraged!
Friday, March 11
Batman: the Movie (1966)
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Fifth Avenue Cinema
Free with student ID
What’s the best way for Batman to keep from being attacked by sharks while chasing after Penguin’s submarine? Why with Bat Shark Repellent, of course! This original camp fest answers even more burning questions on Saturday at the same time and during a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Health and Fitness Fair
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
Free (but registration required)
As part of this weekend’s Shamrock Run, this fair will serve as a way to pick up your Shamrock bib/T-shirt but also to let you sample fitness products and to enter for prizes. (Kids welcome.)
Saturday, March 12
Coffee, Beer, Doughnuts
Admission includes samples of 13 coffee beers and 13 donuts with options for additional drinks. A doughnut decoration station and breakfast sandwiches will also be available. Groove out to live music while on your sugar high.
Winter Blue Music Fest
3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Elks Lodge (Milwaukie)
Fee: $25 (at door)
Join seven bands in one indoor venue to celebrate American art form that’s sure to make you forget your gray winter doldrums.
Sunday, March 13
Fee: $25 to $28
Appearing over the next couple of weeks, don’t miss this ode to murder and vaudeville in the most sensationalistic “Fosse” musical ever created. If you’d rather catch a matinee, there are 2 p.m. Sunday matinees available as well. And a soundtrack that will never leave your brain.
Rainbow Brunch Potluck
Fee: $5 (with RSVP)
Bring your own vegan dish and get tips from the Vegan Iron Chef!