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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Mamma Mia!,' 'The Jungle Book' and Grupo Corpo

COURTESY PHOTO: MICHAEL COE - As part of the Fertile Ground Festival, StoryBuilding presents Randi Douglas' process drama play, '2020 — the New 1920? (Why Vote? Just Ask History!),' Feb. 7-9 at Hand2Mouth/Shout House, 210 S.E. Madison St.STAGE

Fertile Ground

The Fertile Ground Festival of New Works continues at several venues in Portland, through Feb. 9. For full info: www.fertilegroundpdx.org. For more coverage, see www.portlandtribune.com.

'Mamma Mia!'

Reminder: Stumptown Stages closes its 15th season with the popular musical, featuring the hits of ABBA, as a young woman searches for her birth father amid a wedding on a Greek island paradise. Shows continue 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 16 at Brunish Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: $28-$48, www.stumptownstages.org.

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

The stage-radio variety show welcomes endurance athlete Colin O'Brady, musical act The Black Tones and more.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20

Portland Opera

The opera presents "An American Quartet: Four One-Act Operas," featuring works by composers Gian Carlo Menotti ("The Telephone"), Samuel Barber ("A Hand of Bridge"), Douglas Moore ("Gallantry"), and Lee Hoiby ("Bon Appetit!").

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9; and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 13, 15, 20 and 22, Hampton Opera Center, 211 S.E. Caruthers St., www.portlandopera.org (check for tickets)

'Special K'

Imago Theatre puts on a new play by Jerry Mouawad, the co-artistic director, that mashes playwright Luigi Pirandello's reality puzzles with vaudeville, tragedy and time-hopping romps through the black plague of the Middle Ages and back to the dark year of 2020. Anne Sorce stars.

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Feb. 7-22, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.imagotheatre.com, $10-$20

'The Jungle Book'

Northwest Children's Theater & School presents an original adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, telling the story of a mischievous young girl and her adventures in the jungles of India with traditional Indian dance and a dash of Bollywood.

Noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Feb. 8-March 1, NW Children's Theater & School, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.nwcts.org, $19-$21 adults, $15-$17 youth

Grupo Corpo

Led by founder/artistic director Paulo Pederneiras, the famed 18-member Brazilian contemporary dance company brings two new works to Portland — "Bach," inspired by great baroque composer scores, and "Gira," based on the Brazilian religion "Umbanda" — courtesy of White Bird.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $3

'It's Not Me …'

Comedians and storytellers take the stage to tell personel stories as Valentine's Day approaches in "It's Not Me, It's You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating."

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $25, $30 at door

MISC.

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show

Reminder: The popular gathering for fishermen, hunters, campers and more continues through Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. For details: www.TheSportShows.org.

Harlem Globetrotters

The basketball tricksters return to Portland with the likes of Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton and women stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton and Torch George.

2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $23, parking $17

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