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The Short List

STAGE

‘The Outgoing Tide

CoHo Productions makes its season debut with the Bruce Graham story about a family’s struggle to take care of one another when its patriarch’s mind begins to fail. Stephanie Mulligan directs, Tobias Andersen and Jane Fellows star.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 18-Nov. 9, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., 503-220-2646, $25, $20 seniors/students

‘High Spirits

Lakewood Theatre Company begins its theme of strong women with the first of three Lost Treasures Collection shows, presented in concert/cabaret style, with script-in-hand and minimal staging, no set and no props. It’s about a spiritualist holding a seance that conjures the spirit of a man’s late wife.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901, $20

Live Wire! Radio

Marvel Comics writer/creator Brian Michael Bendis (“Spiderman” and “The Avengers”) will appear at the radio/stage variety show, along with writer Todd Schultz, writer/actor Greg Sestero and musical guests Twin Forks and 1939 Ensemble.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20, $25 day of show, $35 reserved

‘9 to 5: The Musical

by: COURTESY OF PAUL S. FARDIG - Stumptown Stages season opens with the 9 To 5: The Musical, the womens workplace comedy based on the 1985 film with Dolly Parton. It runs Oct. 24 to Nov. 10 at Brunish Theatre.The musical based on the 1985 film takes a hilarious look at the real issues women faced in the workplace of the 1970s and ‘80s, with Dolly Parton’s music and lyrics. Stumptown Stages partnered with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre to bring the production to Portland. Roger Welch directs.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 24-Nov. 10, Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com (check for ticket prices)

MISC.

Astoria International Film Festival

Wanna take a road trip and watch movies? The noteworthy, seventh-annual film festival provides an amazing, private-screening venue for film buffs — the Liberty Theater, built in 1925 vaudeville style.

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20, Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, www.goaiff.com, $5, $40 pass

PIR Automotive Swap Meet

The fall version at Portland International Raceway includes 350 vendors, showing unique, original stock, antique, vintage and custom vehicles and parts and auto-inspired items for display and sale.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., www.portlandraceway.com, $5, $5 parking

Disney On Ice

Magical idols come to life in “Rockin’ Ever After,” which features music and a cast of world-class skaters performing favorite moments from “Brave,” “Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Taylor Firth makes her ice debut, playing Merida from “Brave.”

7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Moda Center, 1-877-789-7673, $18-$62

MUSIC

Cash’d Out

The San Diego-based band channels Johnny Cash, with more than 150 Cash songs in their repertoire.

9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., www.cashdout.com, $15, $18 day of show

Holcombe Waller

The Portland singer/songwriter appears with the Oregon Symphony, a night that also features sets by Mirah and Black Prairie.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, $22-$71

Graham Nash

First he lent his distinct voice to the Hollies, then Crosby, Stills and Nash. Now, he’s coming to our house.

8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $55

Cher

Heads up: Having won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Grammy, and scored hit singles in six consecutive decades, Cher might be the most broadly successful entertainer ever. Make plans to see her in Portland in 2014.

7:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, $25.50-$105.50