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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Northwest Dance Project, 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Big 500 Art Show'

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Northwest Dance Project

The company puts on "Bolero & Billie," six new interrelated works created by dancers William Couture, Kody Jauron, Elijah Labay, Lindsey McGill, Franco Nieto and Andrea Parson, all set to the music of Billie Holiday, along with "Bolero" by resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9, Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.nwdanceproject.org, $34-$58

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Frogz' returns at Imago Theatre.Imago Theatre

The theater company will be restaging "Frogz" in the next month, the famous mask show that twice has been staged on Broadway and thrilled audiences for years. Details: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 8-Jan. 7, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.imagotheatre.com, $17.50-$37.50.

Also, the company puts on "Hotel Gone," a dance show with live music, for six 7:30 p.m. shows, Dec. 14-23. See www.imagotheatre.com for more.

Also, it'll stage "The Reunion" and "La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton" next year.

Shirley Gnome

The Canadian cabaret/musical comedian returns to Portland, after being part of Dan Savage's live podcast show at Revolution Hall last year. Her latest album "Taking It Up The Notch" was No. 1 on iTunes in Canada.

9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.curiouscomedy.org, $12-$15

'Beauty and the Beast'

Pixie Dust Productions will be putting on the beloved tale for the final time as the Beast, Belle, Gaston, Le Fou, Lumiere and friends embark on a grand journey filled with adventure, cheer and learning to love.

2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-17, 2 p.m. Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-23, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, noon Dec. 23, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,www. portland5.com, $25-$55

MISC.

'The Big 500 Art Show'

The group art show turns 10 this year, and it's put on by Chris Haberman Presents and features 500 regional artists creating an average of 10 pieces of art each for sale. Yes, that's 5,000 pieces of art, all on 8x8-inch wood and sold for $40 each. The art is hung together in a random grid pattern among three pop-up gallery spaces in the Pioneer Place mall's second-floor atrium.

Details: Dec. 9-24, second floor of Pioneer Place, 700 S.W. Fifth Ave., Portland, www.facebook.com/Big500ArtShow.

The opening reception is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; a second reception is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

Hillary Clinton Live

The former presidential candidate and U.S. senator and secretary of state hits the stage in Portland on her "What Happened" book tour. Tickets appear to still be available.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $155-$600

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