A Piece of My Heart
Shirley Lauro's play about the true drama of six women who served in Vietnam. Four were nurses, one was a Red Cross volunteer, and you guessed it, the sixth woman was a country western singer. Portland Actors Conservatory, 1436 SW Montgomery St, 274-1717, Thurs 7 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through June 29, $13-$20


* Spiderheaddog
At the very least, The 3rd Floor titles their shows better than any company in Portland. They also do the best sketch comedy around. The 3rd Floor, at the Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 258-1681, Opens Fri, runs Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through July 19, $12

Big Belly
Kent McCarty from ComedySportz, solo improviser Phil Incorvia, and All Jane No Dick chick Stacey Hallal present an evening of improv for your viewing pleasure. Big Belly, at the Russell Street Theatre, 4321 SE Hawthorne, 233-5798, Fri-Sat 10:30 pm, $8

* Portland Underground Showbiz Society Y'all
See those zany Famous Mysterious Actor Player do sketch comedy, improv, standup, and music. Also starring Rachael Parenta, The Minor Thirds, and Larry Shaw. Yee haw. Dale Anne's, SE 12th & Clay, Tues, 8 pm, free


* ArtExplosion: A Showcase of Asian Pacific American Performing Arts
An explosion is right! Tonight's lineup features a new dance work by the Vietnamese-American Minh Tran with accompaniment from a Persian lutist; Beijing-style rod puppetry from the Dragon Art Studio; and the absolutely exhilarating sound of Portland Taiko's drums. And that's just for starters! PSU, Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Avenue, 790-ARTS, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, $10-$16.50

Cuban Folkloric Music & Dance
The title of this event explains everything except who the performers are: Juan D'Dios Ramos Morejon, Miguel Angel Bernal Nodal, and the music of Omo Ire. It looks like 10 names, but it's just two. center space, 420 SE Stark St., 810-5194, Sun 7 pm, $10