WEDNESDAY APRIL 16DJ QUESTLOVE
[MUSIC] Ain’t no party like a Questlove party ’cause at a Questlove party, you might learn something. The new Tonight Show bandleader is a walking music encyclopedia, and his DJ sets are educational seminars in funk, jazz, hip-hop and R&B. Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 610-0640. 10 pm. $20. 21+.
THURSDAY APRIL 17OREGON BALLET THEATRE
[DANCE] After 18 seasons, ballerina Alison Roper, known for her fluid stoicism, takes her final bows. In this Celebrate program, she’ll dance the company premiere of Nacho Duato’s Cor Perdut, a pas de deux set to music by great Catalan singer Maria del Mar Bonet. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 222-5538. 7:30 pm. $25-$142.
WILLIAM L. SULLIVAN
[BOOKS] William Sullivan’s series of 100 Hikes books are the hiking guides for Oregon. The Oregon Variations is a collection of short stories and essays examining the state’s quirks. His presentation includes a slide show of Oregon’s oddest travel destinations. Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 228-4651. 7:30 pm. Free.
FRIDAY APRIL 18A KENJI BUNCH RETROSPECTIVE
[MODERN CLASSICAL] Violist Kenji Bunch, one of America’s finest emerging composers, moved back to his hometown last year. This all-Bunch show features a string quintet that embraces Appalachian fiddling and Texas swing and an amplified sextet inspired by everything from comic-book graphics to heavy metal. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. 8 pm. $10-$35. Under 21 permitted with guardian.
SATURDAY APRIL 19MASSIVE GARAGE SALE
[SHOPPING] Forget spring cleaning. What you really need to do this weekend is accumulate some Celine Dion cassette tapes, a few electric-blue ski suits and a used stationary bike. Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Drive, 736-5200. 8 am-5 pm. $5.
SUNDAY APRIL 20EASTER/420
[HOLIDAYS] Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and/or marijuana.
MONDAY APRIL 21SEX ED THROUGH THE AGES
[BIRDS AND BEES] An interactive trip down mammary—excuse us, memory—lane focusing on the history and current state of sex education. Maybe you’ll finally learn where boners come from. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 7:30 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.