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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'The Brothers Paranormal,' 'Redwood' and Disney on Ice

COURTESY PHOTO - Brittany K. Allen wrote and stars in 'Redwood,' a story about family history, identity and DNA at The Armory, Oct. 26-Nov. 17.STAGE

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

Comedian Dave Hill, author/cartoonist Emily Flake, and musical act Giants in the Trees are guests for the next stage-variety radio show.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20

The Second City

Sketch comedy, original songs and world-famous improv are all part of "The Second City's Greatest Hits (Vol. 59)."

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $25, $35

'The Brothers Paranormal'

Staged by CoHo Productions and Media Rites' Theatre Diaspora, it's a Prince Gomolvilas story about brothers Max and Visarut, who launch a ghost-hunting business to capitalize on the nationwide increase in sightings of "Asian-looking ghosts." They investigate the home of an African American couple, and everyone involved must reevaluate their notions of sanity and superstition.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 25-Nov. 16, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, $20-$35, $60-$84 CoHo three-show pass

'DNA'

The Oregon Children's Theatre Young Professionals Company opens its season with the story by British playwright Dennis Kelly. When a local teen is presumed dead, a group of peers begins a dangerous spiral into guilt and panic.

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 25-Nov. 10, Young Professionals Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.octc.org, $12, $15 at door

'Madama Butterfly'

Portland Opera opens its season with Puccini's story of a young wife and mother named Cio-Cio-San, in Nagasaki, Japan, in the early 1900s, who waits for the return of her beloved B.F. Pinkerton, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. It stars Hiromi Omura, who's making her U.S. debut.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portlandopera.org (check for tickets)

'Redwood'

Portland Center Stage presents the hip-hop dance-infused family drama about history, identity and DNA, starring playwright and actor Brittany K. Allen. The story: A black woman's relationship with her white boyfriend is thrown into turmoil when her uncle's exploration of their family's lineage reveals that her ancestors were enslaved by the boyfriend's ancestors. Previews begin Saturday, Oct. 26.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, some exceptions, Oct. 26-Nov. 17, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, $25-$87

MISC.

Disney On Ice

The troupe puts on "Mickey's Search Party," featuring world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, unexpected stunts, and a slew of Disney's favorite stories and characters.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $22

Antiques and collectibles

America's Largest Antique and Collectible Show returns with many mementos from yesteryear.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 (early buyers day), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.christinepalmer.net, $8 Saturday and Sunday, $30 early buyers badge, $10 parking


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