SEE IT: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza at the Grand Chapiteau, Southwest Moody Avenue, by the Marquam Bridge, 800-450-1480. 8 pm Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 and 8 pm Fridays-Saturdays, 1 and 5 pm Sundays; April-9-May 16. $31.50-$125.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 7
[WORDS] ROBERT HILLARY KING
The only freed member of the infamous Angola 3 shares his disturbing experiences as a U.S. political prisoner. Reed College Student Union, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., 334-6492. 5 pm. Free.
[DANCE] COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET
The 14-member company engineered by Alvin Ailey alums makes its much-anticipated local debut this week with power, speed and plenty of eye candy. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 7:30 pm. $20-$50. Tickets at ticketmaster.com or whitebird.org.
THURSDAY APRIL 8
[WORDS/MUSIC] NORTHWEST PASSAGE SERIES
Munch on a vegetarian dinner and lend an ear to Fred and Toody Cole, speaking on the birth of garage punk and DIY in Portland. The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave., 367-3182, 7 pm. $10-$12.
FRIDAY APRIL 9
[SCREEN] RAN AND SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT
Akira Kurosawa’s feudal epic and Ingmar Bergman’s sex comedy return to theaters. Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., 223-4515, and PSU’s 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St., 725-3551. Multiple showtimes. $2-$8.
SATURDAY APRIL 10
Aaron Mesh’s favorite film of the Portland International Film Festival is a documentary about sheep. NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave., 221-1156. 4:30 and 7 pm Saturday-Sunday. $5-$8.
[MUSIC] BEACH HOUSE
Once a band known for writing slow, gauzy waltzes, Beach House is now a group capable of sublime pop moments. Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
MONDAY APRIL 12
Frontman Bradford Cox is one of indie rock’s most engaging characters. Berbati’s Pan, 231 SW Ankeny St., 248-4579. 8 pm. $15 advance, $17 day of show. All ages.
TUESDAY APRIL 13
[MADNESS] THE ED FORMAN SHOW, WITH ME! ED FORMAN!
This week’s victims of Aaron Ross’ frenetic talk-show host persona are Trail Blazer rookies Jeff Pendergraph and Patty Mills, plus “the free-throw guy.” Dante’s, 1 SW 3rd Ave., 226-6630. 9 pm. $3. 21+.