WEDNESDAY FEB. 27BEER BRAWL IV
[BEER] Concordia Ale House hosts a blind tasting to pick the best of 12 beers from Oregon, California, Washington and Colorado. Concordia Ale House, 3276 NE Killingsworth St., 287-3929. 11 am-2:30 pm. Through Sunday, March 3. 21+.
[DANCE] Imaginative, colorful and athletic, Botanica offers a kaleidoscopic vision of nature, unfolding to a score encompassing everything from birdsong to electronica. Aided by creative costuming and Portland artist Michael Curry’s puppetry, Momix’s 10 dancers become birds, beasts and blooming branches. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 245-1600. 7:30 pm. $26-$64.
THURSDAY FEB. 28VARSITY CHEERLEADER WEREWOLVES FROM OUTER SPACE
[THEATER] But doesn’t the title explain it all? Written and directed by Steve Coker, this cabaret-comedy performance features roller-derby girls, parasitic aliens and laser-shooting feline puppets as it pays homage to ’80s-era movies. Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave., 228-7605. 7:30 and 9:30 pm. $5.
[MUSIC] They don’t call him the God MC for nothing. Any disciples of the church of hip-hop who skip seeing the man who first elevated rap lyricism to high art might as well excommunicate themselves. Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St., 226-6630. 9 pm. $18. 21+.
SATURDAY MARCH 2SKI THE GLADE
[SKI] Long ago, skiers went from the Timberline ski area to Government Camp without taking off their boots. Once a year, the historic 3-mile Glade Trail is opened and groomed. $100 includes breakfast, lunch and shuttle. Register at 272-3301. mthoodmuseum.org.
SUNDAY MARCH 3YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! GET THE SILLIES OUT!
[EDUTAINMENT] Indoctrinating children into the hipster lifestyle since 2008, every alt-parent’s favorite kids show brings its colorful cast of characters (and Biz Markie) to the stage, educating youngsters in person about the things that really matter—namely, DJ-ing, indie rock and Biz Markie. Theater of the Clouds at Rose Garden, 1 N Center Court, 235-8771. 2 and 5 pm. $26-$46.
MONDAY MARCH 4OMSI SCIENCE PUB
[SCIENCE] Dr. Daniel L. Marks, a professor of pediatric endocrinology at OHSU, discusses high-fructose corn syrup. Leave the Big Gulp in the car. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-9234. 7 pm. $5. Minors permitted with guardian.