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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Death and Delight,' Polaris Dance, David Sedaris and 'The Hip Hop Nutcracker'

COURTESY PHOTO: BLAINE TRUITT COVERT - BodyVox Dance stages 'Dance and Delight,' Nov. 7-16.STAGE

'Death and Delight'

BodyVox Dance's show features a retelling of Shakespeare's classic stories with a double bill that includes Prokofiev's rendition of "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," set to Mendelssohn's score.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23, 2 p.m. Nov. 16, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave., www.bodyvox.com, season tickets starting at $55

White Bird Uncaged

The dance presenter welcomes "Power," by Reggie Wilson's Fist and Heel Performance Group, which explores the rich spiritual traditions and soulful art forms of the African diaspora, including blues, slave and gospel cultures.

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.whitebird.org, starting at $25

'Flash Ah-Ahh'

It's the fifth anniversary — and final show — by StageWorks Ink. It takes the campy script form from the "Flash Gordon" film and marries it with the music of Queen. Several original cast and production team members are returning for the final show.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 7-17, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., www.cstpdx.com, $15-$20

Polaris Dance

The company puts on "Anna," an original dance work by collaborator/all-female dance group ELa FaLa Collective and artistic director Barbara Lima. It's inspired by Lima's experience replanting her roots from Brazil to the United States and the challenges of language and culture change.

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 9-10, Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 N.W. 18th Ave., www.polarisdance.org, $25, $20 child/senior

David Sedaris

The NPR humorist and best-selling writer brings his stage act to Portland. "Calypso" is his latest collection of essays.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $32.50-$57.50

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

Philosophical poet/author Ross Gay, writer Mira Jacob, author Tim O'Brien and musician Edna Vazquez are featured in the stage-radio variety show.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20

'The Hip Hop Nutcracker'

The family holiday mash-up returns to Portland, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber. It's a contemporary dance set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music and features an all-star cast of dancers, a DJ, a violinist and one of hip hop's founders, MC Kurtis Blow.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 12-13, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $35-$65

MISC.

Other events

• The Portland Metro RV Dealers' Fall RV Show of Shows takes place from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 7-8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors (60-over), $10 parking, www.portlandmetrorv.com.

• The annual Veterans Day parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Hollywood District. For more: www.veteransdaypdx.org.

• The 14th annual Northwest Food and Wine Festival takes place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more: www.nwwinefestival.com. General admission tickets are $75.

• OryCon, a science fiction convention held in Portland since 1979, is Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10 at Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive. For more: www.orycon.org. Tickets are $15-$55.


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