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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including CoHo Productions, 'A Night With Janis Joplin' and Clowns Without Borders

COURTESY: JEREMY DANIEL - Broadway's 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' stages Feb. 13-18 at Keller Auditorium.STAGE

CoHo Productions

The company puts on 'This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,' by Finegan Kruckemeyer. It's the story of three 10-year-old triplets abandoned in the woods by their heartbroken father on a snowy night, and who go their separate ways until reuniting some years later.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 9-March 3, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, $32, $25 (65-over, 30-under)

'A Night With Janis Joplin'

The hit musical about the late great queen of rock 'n' roll hits the Portland stage featuring such songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby" and "Summer-time." Tickets purchased for the original event date, Oct. 17, will be honored.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $35-$65

'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'

Broadway in Portland presents the Tony Award-winning musical about Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by any means necessary, all the while juggling his mistress, fiancee and the constant threat of landing behind bars.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 13-16, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.BroadwayInPortland.com (check for tickets)

'A Date With John Waters'

The famous filmmaker visits Portland for his special Valentine's Day show, in which he discusses early artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy and politics.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $37-$115

MISC.

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show

A reminder: The big 43rd annual event for outdoors enthusiasts takes place this week at the Expo Center. Details: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 8-9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.otshows.com, $15 for adults, $5 for kids (6-16), $8 parking.

Clowns Without Borders

The group holds its 19th annual benefit show with the area's best circus performers, including Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein, and live music by Shoehorn's Hatband.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $28, $38 at door, $15 12-under

Mardi Gras Ball

The annual party is produced by Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, a New Orleans-style social club founded by Louisiana expatriates, and it's crazy, macabre, funny, sexy, rude and high-spirited indulgence. This year's theme is "Rollin' on the River."

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Tiffany Center, 1410 S.W. Morrison St., www.tickettomato.com, $25, $30 at door

Chinese New Year

• The Chinese New Year Cultural Fair, celebrating the Year of the Dog and new fortunes and philosophy, takes place at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. For more: www.oregoncc.org.

• The Chinese Friendship Association of Portland's gala features "Beautiful Tianjin" Art Ensemble from Tianjin, China, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Cleveland High School, 3400 S.E. 26th Ave. For tickets/info: www.cfap.us.

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