White Bird kicks off its 22nd season with the "Viva Momix!" show, a celebration of Momix's 35 years and drawing from six of their most recent shows. It blends dance and illusion with physicality, humor, sensuality and spectacular imagery. It's developed by Moses Pendleton, artistic director and choreographer, and includes design elements and puppetry by Michael Curry, the famed theatrical designer based in Scappoose.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5 (also 2 p.m. Saturday), Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $30
Reminder: Local favorites Chantal DeGroat, Dana Green and Lauren Bloom Hanover star in Portland Center Stage's stripped-down, piercing, all-female version of the Shakespeare play about political gluttony and supernatural vengeance. Opening Oct. 4, it features an edited script by Lee Sunday Evans and original music by Heather Christian. Details: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, and 11 a.m. Thursdays (all with exceptions), Friday, Oct. 4-Nov. 24, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, $25-$62.
A couple reminders:
• Harvey's Comedy Club, 436 N.W. Sixth Ave., plays host to the Portland Comedy Festival through Saturday, Oct. 5. For more: www.theportlandcomedyfestival.com.
• The All Jane Comedy Festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 6, at Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. The Rita Rudner show takes place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. ($30 tickets). For more: www.alljanecomedy.org.
'Mother, Come Home'
It's an immersive, multimedia reading adapted from the graphic novel by Paul Hornschemeier, by Third Rail Repertory Theatre, directed by Jennifer Lin and starring Diane Kondrat, Damon Kupper, Darius Pierce and Amber Whitehall. The story: Widower David and his son deal with grief differently, the dad through abstractions of symbolic logic and the son as the masked household defender "The Groundskeeper."
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows, Oct. 5-12, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.thirdrailrep.org, $15-$25
The newest Oregon Museum of Science and Industry exhibit unravels humanity's intimate experience with the natural world, featuring the work of artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley. All of the organisms used in Marley's work are either reclaimed (in the case of vertebraes) or sustainably obtained (such as with insects), using a worldwide network of people and institutions that share his passion for nature. It opens Saturday, Oct. 5, at OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., and shows through Feb. 17. For more: www.omsi.edu.
National Geographic Live
The next show is "Photography Without Borders" and features photographer Annie Griffiths. Some of her subjects have been a beauty pageant with rodents in England and a tribe surviving drought in Namibia. Recently she turned her attention to empowering women and children in the developing world. She's one of the first woman photographers for National Geographic.
7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $32.25-$52.25
• The Portland Fall Home Show is at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $10, parking $10, www.expocenter.org.
• The Portland Greek Festival takes place 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Northeast 32nd Avenue/Glisan Street. For more: www.portlandgreekfestival.com. It's free.
• The Fall Used Book Sale is set for 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St. For more: www.friends-library.org. It's free.
• Portland VegFest is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tickets: $7-$17, www.nwveg.org.
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