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The Short List

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‘Gidion’s Knot’

by: COURTESY OF OWEN CAREY - A parent-teacher confrontation is central to the plot of Third Rail Repertorys Gidions Knot, Feb. 21 to March 16.The Third Rail Repertory Theatre play, written by Johnna Adams, follows fifth-grader

Gidion, who has been suspended from school for unknown reasons, leading to a parent-teacher confrontation and a questioning of freedom of expression, the power of language, and the

nature of love and loyalty.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 21-March 16, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.thirdrailrep.org, $20-$27

‘Tartuffe’

Post5 Theatre’sTobias Andersen directs Moliere’s satirical farce. Andersen’s take is a hilarious, Southern-spun exposé on religious hypocrisy set in “Moliere, Texas.” It’s a year of change at Post5, with new associate artists, including Andersen, and an improved organization and structure.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Feb. 21-March 16, Post5 Theatre, 850 N.E. 81st Ave., $15, Sundays “pay what you can”

‘Aida’

The music and lyrics of Elton John and Tim Rice are featured and it’s a modern take on Verdi’s “Aida.” Stumptown Stages puts on the story about a classic love triangle. Joann Coleman plays the title role.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Feb. 21-March 9, Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.stumptownstages.org, $28.65-$49.75

‘Reveal’

Kevin Irving’s first season as Oregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic director continues with the multiworks show — reprisals of audience favorites by James Kudelka (“Almost Mozart”) and Christopher Wheeldon (“Liturgy”), the return of former principal dancer Artur Sultanov in Nicolo Fonte’s “Bolero” (partnering with the retiring Alison Roper), and a world premiere by former artistic director Christopher Stowell.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27- March 1, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.obt.org, starting at $25

‘The Motherf—ker With the Hat’

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play is directed by Portland’s Kevin Jones and put on by Artists Repertory Theatre. It’s a hard-hitting Tony Award-nominated comedy that debuted on Broadway in 2011, starring Chris Rock as a recovering addict and former inmate Ralph D. who’s on a quest for transformation (Victor Mack plays Ralph D. in the Portland production).

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 25-March 30, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., www.artistsrep.org, $25-$55

White Bird

The Portland dance group brings three different companies to the city in the coming weeks, starting with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet with a triple

bill choroegraphed by Canada’s Crystal Pite, Great Britain’s Hofesh Shechter, and Sweden’s Alexander Ekman.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $26

MISC.

‘Ansel Adams: Masterworks’

Works by the late, great photographer are on display at the Oregon History Museum, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., through April 15. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For complete information: www.OHS.org.

Winter Blues Music Festival

Now in its third year, the Winter Blues Music Festival benefits the Oregon Food Bank and Children’s Healing Arts Project and collaborates with the Delta Music Experience and United by Music. The two-day event features a stellar lineup that includes headliner and 2012 International Blues Challenge winner The Wired! Band.

2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 22-23, Bobwhite Theatre, 6423 S.E. Foster Road, www.winterbluesfest.net (see for complete info)