CHEATERS, SCOUNDRELS, HEROES & ORDINARY PEOPLE at the monthly Portland Storytellers Guild show, Friday, May 10 at Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside, beginning at 7:30 pm. Adults, $10, Members and students with ID, $8, children (8 and older) $5. Doors open at 7 pm.
DANIEL SKACH-MILLS reads for an evening of poetry and tea at The Tao of Tea, 3430 SE Belmont St., Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. A 2012 Oregon Book Award Finalist, Skach-Mills reads from The Hut Beneath the Pine and his latest, In This Forest of Monks, was a Trappist monk from 1987 to 1992. For information call 503.736.0119.
TE QUIERO ~ SING TO LOVE, LOVE TO SING is Portland Peace Choir’s Spring concert celebrating love and peace through songs from all over the world, Saturday May 18, 7:30 pm at Unity of Portland 4525 SE Stark St. The concert is free, family-friendly and followed by a bake sale. 503.482.9630 /www.portlandpeacechoir.org .
BLUE CRANES celebrate the release of their new LP/CD Swim, Friday, May 24 at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave with supporting acts Billygoat and Golden Retriever. Doors open at 8 pm, music at 9 pm. $10. 21+. Swim is produced by Nate Query of The Decemberists / Black Prairie. on Cuneiform Records and available on colored vinyl and CD. www.bluecranesmusic.com
BEAUX ARTS CLUB, Carol Triffle’s original comedy about three women fated to meet yearly to untangle men, art and chocolates runs May 24 through June 9 Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm at Imago Theatre 17 SE 8th Ave. Matinee is Sunday June 9 at 2 pm. Tickets are free or with a suggested donation of $10 to $20. Reservations are suggested as each show is limited to 100 seats. Recommended for teens and older. Info 503.231.9581. www.imagotheatre.com/beaux.html .
MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! BY ATHOL FUGARD by Profile Theatre through May 26 at Theater! Theater! 3430 SE Belmont St. The story takes place in 1985 in apartheid Africa as teacher Mr. M chooses black student Thami and white Isabel from a neighboring school for an English competition. Loyalty and friendship are put to the test.The conflict between youth and old fashioned ideals is examined. May 23 is a sign-interpreted performance. Reservations and info at 503.242.0080/ www.profiletheatre.org .
THERE IS A PLACE IN THE THROAT THAT HAS NO VOICE 8:0:8, a new high octane Sci-Fi fantasy novel by Oregon’s Jacob Young is presented in a reading and a puppet show May 14 at Backspace Cafe, 115 NW 5th Ave., 8 pm. The evening is open to all ages and free.www.ritualtheater.org .
LAURELTHIRST PUBLIC HOUSE, 2958 NE Glisan, has live music each night. May highlights include Fri 5/10, Joe McMurrian & Woodbrain at 6 pm, The Fall to Pieces, Raina Rose, Rebecca Loebe at 9:30 pm; Weds. 5/22, Conjugal Visitors at 9 pm; Fri. 5/24, Alice Stuart at 6 pm, Thurs. 5/30 Ridgerunners: Lynn Conover, Dan Haley, Tim Acott at 9:30 pm; Fri. 5/31, Bingo Band at 6 pm, Alexa Wiley & the Wilderness, Sloe Loris at 9:30 pm; Sat. 6/1, Blue Lotus, Dark Matter Transfer 9:30 pm. Every Sun: Freak Mountain Family at 6 pm; Every Tues. Jack Straw at 6 pm.Every Thurs.Lewi & The Left Coast Roasters 503.232.1504.
ARI MARIA – a new musical about opera star Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis (once the world’s richest man), and their nine year love story. Amy Jo Halliday is Callas and Bruce Blanchard is Onassis. Staged at The Sanctuary, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd., the show runs through May 26, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. For tickets call: 503.239.5919 or at: www.tripro.org .