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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Profile Theatre, Northwest Dance Project, 'Les Miserables' and Pride Festival

COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER PEDDECORD - Northwest Dance Project's 'Memory House' includes dancers Andrea Parson and Franco Nieto.STAGE

Profile Theatre

The company's season starts with "The Secretaries," June 14-July 1 at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., which is a look at the warping cultural expectations of femininity and the ways women themselves often are the enforcers of sexism.

The story: Pretty Patty Johnson joins the secretarial pool at Cooney Lumber Mill in Big Bone, Oregon, under the iron-fisted leadership of sultry office manager Susan Curtis. She realizes things aren't right, what with an enforced diet of Slim-Fast shakes, clicking language between girls, and the monthly disappearance of a lumberjack. She discovers murder is part of the office skill set. For info: www.profiletheatre.org.

Northwest Dance Project

The company puts on its "Summer Performances," including: a world premiere by Ihsan Rustem, resident choreographer; "Memory House" by Sarah Slipper, artistic director; and "This Time Tomorrow" by Danielle Agami, artistic director of Ate9 Dance Company.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16, Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.nwdanceproject.org, $34-$58

Kevin Hart

The comedian comes to Portland on his "The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour."

7 p.m. Friday, June 15, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $37, $20 parking

'Les Miserables'

The famed Broadway musical about broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption during 19th-century France comes back to Portland. Cameron Mackintosh's production of the Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schonberg Tony Award-winning play includes new staging and dazzling scenery inspired by paintings by Victor Hugo. It broke box office records on Broadway.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, June 19-22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.BroadwayInPortland.com (check for tickets)

MISC.

Pride Festival

Pride Northwest's annual event features food and exhibitors at Waterfront Park, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 17, and is highlighted by the Portland Pride Parade, 11 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Park Avenue and West Burnside Street. VIP passes are on sale at pridenw.org.

The official fundraiser and dance party, the eighth annual Gaylabration, takes place at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St. Tickets: $15-$20, $25 day of event, pridenw.org.

Also, the Portland Gay Men's Choir puts on a show of Broadway and movie tunes, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. For tickets: www.pdxgmc.org.

Other events

• The 32nd annual International Woodturning Symposium gathers the world's woodturning enthusiasts to the Oregon Convention Center, Thursday-Sunday, June 14-17. For more: www.woodturner.org.

• The Rose City Book and Paper Fair takes place Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland. For more: www.cascadebooksellers.com.

• The "Wings of Freedom Tour" of World War II vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and other planes will appear at the Aurora State Airport, Friday-Sunday, June 15-17. For more: www.collingsfoundation.org.

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