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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Oregon Symphony, 'Cinderella' and Beijing Dance Theater

COURTESY: YATIANA WILLS/OBT - Xuan Cheng dances the lead role in 'Cinderella' by Oregon Ballet Theatre, Feb. 16-23 at Keller Auditorium.STAGE

Oregon Symphony

• The legendary Smokey Robinson plays with the Oregon Symphony on Valentine's Day at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets start at $35.

• The symphony plays the score to "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" while the movie shows on the big screen, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Schnitz. Tickets: start at $35.

For more: www.orsymphony.org

Mortified Portland

Portlanders share their shame on stage, Valentine's Day-style, in the latest Mortified session.

6 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $18, $22 at door

Women and men

The one-man, Off-Broadway hit comedy "Men Are From Mars — Women Are From Venus Live!" comes to Portland. It's based on the bestselling book by John Gray. Host Peter Story tackles dating and marriage issues.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $65

'Cinderella'

Oregon Ballet Theatre stages the classic fairy tale with choreography by Ben Stevenson; the OBT Orchestra plays Sergei Prokofiev's music. OBT previously performed the rags-to-riches story of the sister, her stepmother and stepsisters and fairy godmother in 2015. Xuan Cheng dances the lead role.

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.obt.org, starting at $29

Beijing Dance Theater

White Bird presents one of China's most acclaimed contemporary dance companies. Led by artistic director Wang Yuanyuan, the 13-dancer company is known for strong movement and striking visual designs.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $30

MISC.

Listen Up Festival

The citywide pop-up podcast festival, founded by Shauna Noah and presented by Travel Portland, features podcasters tackling such topics as crime, cannabis, food and drink, sports, business and culture. It takes place Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 14-17, at several Portland venues. For complete info: www.listenupportland.com.

KidFest! — SportFest!

It's tabbed the Northwest's largest family expo and is two shows in one, featuring a slew of activities — entertainment, physical fun such as a zipline and rock wall, cooking, arcades and art.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.kidfestnw.com, $6, $25 family pass, $10 parking

Zwickelmania

Breweries in Portland (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16) and around the state (Feb. 23) offer tours, samples, specials and more in the 11th annual Oregon Craft Beer event. It's free to attend the breweries. For complete info: www.oregoncraftbeer.org/zwickelmania.


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