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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas €' including 'Impulse,' 'Pontypool' and Clowns Without Borders

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Leapin' Louie' Lichtenstein and others perform at the 20th benefit show for Clowns Without Borders on Feb. 9 at Alberta Rose Theatre.STAGE

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

The stage/radio variety show includes storyteller Nora McInerny, music expert Hanif Abdurraqib, comedian Nore Davis and singer Alela Diane.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20

Funhouse Lounge

There'll be a "Date Night Double Feature" coming up: "'Til Death Do Us Part: An Improvised Love Story" and "Secrets, Lies & Alibis: An Unscripted Drama."

7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Feb. 7-23, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave.,, $10, $15 at door


It's the annual improv performance by Oregon Childen's Theatre's Young Professionals Company, with comedic scenes and games all based on audience suggestions.

7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 8-24, OCT Young Professionals Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,, $12, $15 at door


By Tony Burgess and staged by CoHoProductions, it's the story of a small Oregon town named Pontypool, which has been hit with a devastating and mysterious epidemic. A radio shock jock and staff raise the question, "Is this just fake news?" It stars Todd Van Voris and is directed by Gavin Hoffman.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 8-March 2, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $32, $25 under-30/65-over


By Profile Theatre and written and directed by Sara Zatz, it's a storytelling project featuring six Portland residents who manage life with a chronic illness, as told by the people who live through it with resilience, tenacity and hope.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 8-9, Feb. 14-16, 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 S.W. Morrison St.,, $5-$25

White Bird

The presenting dance company welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a leading all-male comedic ballet company.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $30


Sportsmen's Show

Reminder: The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show is a gathering for hunters, anglers, campers and adventurers at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, continuing through Sunday, Feb. 10. For complete info:

Clowns Without Borders

It's the 20th annual benefit show, featuring acrobats, performers and physical comedians, led by "Leapin' Louie" Lichtenstein.

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $28, $38 at door


UPDATE: The Portland appearance of Michelle Obama, the former first lady, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Moda Center, has been postponed because of impending inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. March 19. It's called "Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama." Original tickets will be honored. And, a check of the Rose Quarter website showed some $900 tickets still available. For more:

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