One of the feel-good musicals stages at Broadway Rose in Tigard. Get swept away by the infectious ABBA music, uplifting story and dazzling dance numbers. As a wedding commences on an idyllic Greek island, a young bride-to-be schemes to discover the identity of her father from among three men from her mother's past.
Songs include "Dancing Queen," "Take A Chance On Me," "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," "The Winner Takes It All," "Super Trouper" and, of course, "Mamma Mia."
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, June 29-July 22, Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard, www.broadwayrose.org, $30-$60
The festival showcases new work by indie performing artists from around the Pacific Northwest, blurring the boundaries of independent theater, music, dance and performance art in new and surprising ways.
It's the 11th year of the festival.
The artists and their shows (less than 20 minutes each):
• Bouton Volonte, Portland, "Planet Pink" (modern dance/vogue/queer art)
• Angel "Moonyeka" Alviar-Langley, Seattle, "In The White Frame" (dance/street styles/digital art)
• Cheryl Delostrinos/AU Collective, Seattle, "Bayanihan: A Collection of Physical Tales" (dance)
• Eli Steffen, Seattle, "War" (participatory performance)
• Britt Karhoff, Seattle, "Wonder Full" (dance/theater)
• John Berendzen, Portland, "Air Objects III" (live sound installation).
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 29-30, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 1, Artist Repertory Theatre Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., www.risk-reward.org, "pay what you will"
Homebrew Con 2018
Homebrewers unite in Portland, all day Thursday-Saturday, June 28-30, for the American Homebrewers Association 40th annual National Homebrewers Conference, otherwise known as Homebrew Con. The three-day event is open to anyone interested in homebrewing and beer, mead and cider.
There'll be interactive sessions, workshops and demonstrations. It'll take place at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more: www.HomebrewersAssociation.org.
The Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race returns to Portland International Raceway on Saturday, June 30, with a three-mile race that includes 25 obstacles — walls, slides, fire and mud.
It's for participants and fans, who'll be entertained by bands and beer. It's $89 to enter, and there were still spots open as of early this week. The day's activities start at 8 a.m. For more: www.ruggedmaniac.com.
Oregon Cider Week continues through next week, and it'll include the eighth annual Cider Summit PDX, taking place at 3 p.m. Friday, June 29, and noon Saturday, June 30, at Fields Neighborhood Park in the Pearl District. It'll feature more than 200 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. For info: www.portlandcider.com/orcw-2018.
Fourth of July
We'll have more later, but make your plans for the Fourth of July holiday next Wednesday. There'll be fireworks around the metro area — Corbett, Fort Vancouver, Oaks Park, St. Paul Rodeo, Waterfront Blues Festival, Tigard and West Linn.
The St. Paul Rodeo, the "Nation's Greatest Fourth of July Rodeo," takes place from Tuesday, July 3, to Saturday, July 7, with performances each evening at 7:30 p.m. There'll be a matinee at 1:30 p.m. July 4. Tickets range from $16-$26, and can be purchased at www.StPaulRodeo.com and at the gate.
Included is the Wild West Art Show each day, with live entertainment by the Bronco Billy Band (4 p.m. July 3), cowboy poet Tom Swearingen and cowboy singer Andy Bales (4 p.m. July 5-6).