Short List: OCT's 'Dragons Love Tacos' features some innovative (puppet) dragons
A champion on "America's Got Talent," season 13, Shin Lim is the self-proclaimed "Sleight of Hand Artist" who does close-up card tricks and more.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $55-$195
Profile Theatre presents Lynn Nottage's drama about the devastating impacts of the decline in American manufacturing through examining Reading, Pennsylvania, and its citizens.
It premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015. It's directed by former OSF artistic director Christopher Acebo and is part of the "Generations" series.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 16-17, and 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 2, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.profiletheatre.org, $20-$52
Portland dance/choreography star Andrea Parson weaves personal stories, oral history and myth to unlock the doors of her Sicilian lineage of spirituality, magic and witchery.
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 16-18, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, $20, $25 at door
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!
The humorous movie/TV critics — creator and host Joel Hodgson and movie-riffing robots Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy — are on their "Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour" and will take on the movie "No Retreat, No Surrender" (1986). It's Hodgson's final live tour.
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $35, $45
The comedy actors are touring for a completely improvised show. Thomas Middleditch worked on "Silicon Valley" and "Godzilla: King of Monsters" and Ben Schwartz on "Parks and Recreation" and "House of Lies"
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.portland5.com, $29.50-$49.50
The Young Professionals Company at Oregon Children's Theatre returns with quick wits for the Impulse improv show.
7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 17-Feb. 2, OCT Young Professionals Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.octc.org, $12, $15 at door
Based on The New York Times best-selling children's book by Adam Rubin, it's a funny and dance-filled journey into the field of "Dragonology" by the Oregon Children's Theatre. The story: A young boy and his dog encounter a quartet of dancing dragons, each one with different styles and personalities, and they're all hungry. Jessica Wallenfels directs. Dragons, designed by Sydney Dufka and others, will be supersize and innovative.
2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 18-Feb. 16, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $20-$32 adults, $15-$28 children
Rose City Classic Dog Show
Reminder: There'll be scores of breeds and judging, continuing 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 16-19, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Tickets: $10, $15 two days, $10 parking, www.rosecityclassic.org.
The rodeo stars and burly bulls return to Portland on the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour for the sixth consecutive year. Returning champ Aaron Kleier and others will perform.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $15, parking $17
Portland Bridal Show
Spring and summer are coming, which means ... weddings! It features "movie theater"-type fashion shows, along with vendors and more.
10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.oregoncc.org (see for tickets)
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