The Home and Garden Show, the Hillsborough Festival, and “My Fair Lady”: 10 Things to Do This Week


It’s still the middle of winter, but spring is just around the corner. If you’re thinking of spring to fit into your living space, take a look at this weekend’s Home and Garden Show. Other options include the Hillsboro District Brew Festival, several dance and theater options, and the Short Film Festival on Sundays.

Although the indoor COVID-19 mask mandate has been lifted statewide, some venues or artists still have restrictions. Check location websites for information on specific COVID safety requirements.

Find out what’s new in home and garden design during the Spring Home and Garden Show. Oregonian file photo. LC-

Spring home and garden show

Portland is still in the middle of winter, but it’s never too early to dream about landscaping, adding some new storage to your garage, or adjusting your home’s decor. The annual Spring Home & Garden Show offers a look at competition gardens, remodeling news, how-to seminars, plant sales, speakers, and events for kids.

10am-7pm Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, Feb 23-26, Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Drive; $15 admission, ages 12 and younger are free; Additional parking

“Illum” – push / fold

Portland push/FOLD curates the world premiere of “Illum,” a new work by composer and choreographer Samuel Hobbs that explores themes of home, acceptance, and belonging. Also in the program are a selection of works from the Push/FOLD repertoire.

7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, February 24-26, Patricia Reaser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent St. , Beaverton; $25 to $55,

– Grant Butler

“Hi, old friends.”

Portland area artists Meredith Kay Clark, Susannah Mars, and Stephanie Lynn Smith paid homage to Stephen Sondheim and his big Broadway hits at Wilfs and Jazz Friday night. Come and listen to a collection of fun music made by good friends who plan to continue these kinds of performances in the future.

7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, Wilfs, 800 NW Sixth Ave. $35;

A glass of beer on a table, with beer taps in the background.

Hillsbrew returns to Wingspan Event Center for its second annual event. André Meunier / Staff

Hillsborough Festival

The Hillsborough area’s largest beer festival is back for a second year bringing together craft breweries and beer enthusiasts for a weekend getaway in a variety of styles. About 40 breweries and filter makers are expected to attend. The drink selection will vary throughout the three days, with up to 60 beers on offer throughout the festival. The Fest celebrates craft brews from every corner of the state, with participants representing the Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, and the Portland area. Three Oregon Craft brews will also be offering samples.

11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat, 11:30am-8pm Sun, Feb. 24-26, indoors at Wingspan Event Center (formerly the Washington County Fairgrounds), 801 NE 34th Ave. , Hillsboro, admission $10 for no drinkers, $30 for mug and drink tickets; 21 and over only;

Organ music by BIPOC and composers

Katie Webb of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will perform music created by composers from around the world, spanning nearly 200 years. The program includes works by Cecilia MacDowell, Mark Miller, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and Thomas H. Webb, and will also play a series of pieces for the church year by Jane Demcio, Adolphus Helstork, Ethel Smith, Evelyn Simpson-Cornton, and others.

7 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Street; A gift;

Orly Shaham

Artist-in-residence and talented pianist Orly Chaham will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in a mini-film under the conductor Salvador Brutons. The program also includes the Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni’s 1905 opera “Amica,” and Puccini’s “Misa di Gloria” featuring the Portland Symphony Choir and soloists Katherine Goforth and Anton Belov. The concert is available via live stream as well as in person.


7pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday February 25-26, Sky View Concert Hall, 1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver; Tickets start at $36 plus fees;

PSU Farmers Market

Find out where your food comes from during the CSA Participation Expo. Oregonian file photo. Sean Meagher/The Oregonian

CSA Post Gallery

The Pacific Northwest Community Supported Agriculture Coalition, a Portland-based nonprofit dedicated to creating a sustainable local food system through Community Supported Agriculture, wants you to meet your farmer. Where does your food actually come from? If you want answers to this question, meet with over 45 area farmers and ranchers, sample seasonal foods, watch cooking demonstrations, and learn how to get involved in CSA programs. There will also be activities for children and raffles for food and spirits.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at The Redd, 831 SE Salmon St. free;

Oregon Short Film Festival

Portland composer/filmmaker Kurt Rosenberg’s work is on display during this festival that celebrates short film. Rosenberg found inspiration from his travels, and his final composition, “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth”, was inspired while eating dinner and looking out the window from his hotel in Falmouth, England. The film will be shown in person during the event. Other notable events include award shows, film introductions, social networking and, of course, film screenings.

Noon – 9 p.m. Sunday, February 26, Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street; tickets. $38;

Three actors on stage

Jonathan Gronnert as Professor Henry Higgins, Madeline Powell as Eliza Doolittle, and John Adxon as Colonel Pickering in the national tour of “My Fair Lady”. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

“My Fair Lady”

Can you convert a person with lessons in etiquette and refinement? The Lerner & Loewe musical, which was a hit movie starring young Audrey Hepburn, brings to Portland her classic hits including “I Can Have Dancing All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the The street where you live. Bartlett Sher directs.

Opens at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 28, and runs at various dates and times through March 5, Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St.; Tickets start at $29.75;

Kyle Abraham’s goal, “Love Untitled”

The second White Bird Festival “We Are One” continues with choreographer Kyle Abraham’s 10-member AIM Company, a show that brings together dancers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines as they delve into personal history and identity. The featured work is Untitled Love by Abraham, co-commissioned by White Bird.

7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway; Tickets start at $32; Or call 503-245-1600 ext. 201

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– Rosemary Stein

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