THURSDAY APRIL 4
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
[DANCE] Paul Taylor is one of the most lauded and influential modern American choreographers, and tonight White Bird presents three works that mix classical scores with asymmetrical movement and disparate sources of inspiration. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 245-1600. 7:30 pm. $26-$64.
[BOOKS] Following the colossal success of her novel Swamplandia!, Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell releases a new collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Powellâs Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., 228-4651. 7 pm. Free.
FRIDAY APRIL 5
[YOGA] Get into the groove and shake your asana with Portland instructor-DJ duo Chris Calarco and DJ Shakermaker. Material girls and enlightened yogis vogue at this all-levels class. Snacks and Sokol Blosser wine served post-savasana. Yoga Pearl, 925 NW Davis St. 7:30-9 pm. 525-9642, yogapearl.com. $20.
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
[PSYCH FUNK] On UMOâs sophomore effort, II, the funky, cut-and-paste sound experiments of the Portland trioâs debut have been replaced by 7-minute stoner jams and tricky pop songs that could almost pass as late-period Beatles B-sides. Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., 234-9694. 9 pm. $15 advance, $17 day of show. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
SUNDAY APRIL 7
[BIKES] Break out the tweed and wax your mustache for a classy, leisurely ride from Mount Tabor to the Velo Cult after-party. Now in the eventâs fourth year, dapper Victorian garb is required. Meet at Mount Tabor Park basketball court at 2 pm. tweedpdx.net. Free.
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
[ELECTRONIC ICONS] The English synth-pop pioneers have pulled off the rarest of coups in the music world: staging a reunion of the original lineup and producing new music that sounds as vibrant and vital as the groupâs well-known work from the â80s. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St., 284-8686. 8:30pm. $27 advance, $29 day of show. 21+.
TUESDAY APRIL 9
[BOOKS] Author Mary Roach talks about a smorgasbord of taboo food topics in her newest book, Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal. She promises to answer burning questions: What makes crunchy food so addicting? Why donât terrorists hide bombs by swallowing them? And how much can you eat before you burst? Powellâs City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.