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The Short List

STAGE

‘pool (no water)’

Theatre Vertigo puts on Mark Ravenhill’s story about a highly successful artist who invites her friends to a reunion where a sudden accident changes everything.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through May 10, Shoebox Theatre, 2110 S.E. 10th Ave., www.theatrevertigo.org, $20

‘The Bikinis

by: COURTESY OF CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE - (Left to right) Laurie Campbell-Leslie, Sharon Maroney, Emily Sahler and Lisamarie Harrison are The Bikinis, the subject of a Broadway Rose musical, April 18-28.  Lisamarie Harrison Broadway Rose continues its season of “brass ‘n’ sass” with a 1960s musical beach party revue — a girl group from the ‘60s brings back the sun, fun and the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore. “The Bikinis” — sisters Jodi and Annie, Karla and Barbara — got their name from winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just bikinis. The songs include “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and “Under The Boardwalk” and “I’m Every Woman” and “It’s Raining Men.”

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, April 18-May 18, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard, www.broadwayrose.org, starting at $30

Chelsea Handler

The comedian and late-night talk show host brings “Uganda Be Kidding Me Live” tour to Portland.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $75, $96.50

‘Within The Lines

Eric Skinner’s dance ensemble will use a dynamic, interactive set to manipulate and transform the performance space.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 17-19, April 24-26, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave., www.bodyvox.com, $25-$59

MUSIC

by: COURTESY OF DARK STAR ORCHESTRA - Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra, which plays the Crystal Ballroom on April 18, is always a favorite in Portland.

Dark Star Orchestra

A reminder that the famed Grateful Dead tribute act will be playing in Portland just before it actually surpasses the total number of shows played by the Dead later this year (2,318).

7 p.m. Friday, April 18, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., www.mcmenamins.com, $25, $27 day of show

Ten Grands’

Some tickets remain for Michael Allen Harrison’s popular fundraiser for the Snowman Foundation, an event that features world-class pianists playing on 10 grand pianos.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.tengrands.org, $30-$90

Doc Severinsen

The Oregon native and former trumpet-playing bandleader on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show” comes to Portland in “A Tribute to Norman Leyden with Doc Severinsen,” a big band affair, along with conductor Paul Ghun Kim and The Leyden Singers.

7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, starting at $35

Ellie Goulding

by: COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP - Exquisite singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 22.The talented singer/songwriter impressed with “Lights.” Her new record, “Halycon,” describes a journey out of heartache and toward hope.

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $49.50

MISC.

Big garage sale

The Expo Center hosts two Portland’s Largest Garage Sale events each year, including one in April.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.portlandgsale.com, $5-$20, $8 parking

Beer/wine festival

The 20th Spring Beer and Wine Festival will feature about 80 Northwest libations — beer, wine, spirits — as well as food, chocolate, cheese and chef seminars.

Noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 18-19, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.springbeerfest.com, $8, glasses and tokens extra; packages available