Norma (a professional cuddler/reluctant dog-rescuer) and Norm (an anonymous amateur ribbon-dancer/attentive barista) navigate loneliness, vulnerability, the music of Whitney Houston and a collection of eccentric characters in search of the healing power of human connection. A sweet and funny Pacific Northwest curiosity by Reed College alum Dominic Finocchiaro, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance merges Portland Weird and relatably awkward romantic comedy. Puppy lovers, sweethearts and lonely hearts are all welcome here!
This "jukebox musical" has around 35 tunes from the 1950s and 1960s sung by four American beauties, who also happen to be best friends in the show: Cindy Lou, Betty Jean, Suzy and Missy. Beaverton resident, Nicole Rayner portrays Missy - a lovestruck teenager with her sights set on a man she can't keep her eyes off every day at school. Lauren Scher, Portland resident, is the unforgettable Betty Jean who loves to tease her friends with inappropriate outbursts. Hailing from Vancouver, Honor Stevenson portrays the prettiest girl in school, Cindy Lou (and knows it), with Jessica Johnson playing the always-smiling Suzy, who is infatuated with the lighting operator. This hysterical but poignant piece of theatricality was written and created by Roger Bean and is performed with permission of Steele Spring Stage Rights.
With 30 exhibits displaying more than 2,500 species of underwater life, there's plenty to keep you and your family engaged at the Portland Aquarium. Explore and observe a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish in settings that mimic their natural habitats. You're encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds and fish, or to get up-close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Touch a stingray, visit a tropical rainforest filled with exotic creatures, marvel at a giant Pacific octopus and much more. Your little ones might just leave with dreams of a career in marine biology.