Short List: Acrobats and circus acts unite for Clowns Without Borders fundraiser
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Reminder: It's the return of "The Sleeping Beauty," based on the original Marius Petipa choreography and created by Christopher Stowell, the former OBT artistic director. OBT star dancers perform along with the OBT Orchestra doing Tchaikovsky's score. Remaining shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; and noon Sunday, Feb. 23, at Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St. Tickets: starting at $29, www.obt.org.
'Never in my Lifetime'
The story by Shirley Gee, staged by Portland Actors Conservatory and directed by Michael Griggs, is a Romeo and Juliet kind of love story set in the mid-1970s amid the backdrop of the English and Irish conflict known as The Troubles.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 1, Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave.,
'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'
The stage-radio variety show welcomes author Lidia Yuknavitch, performer Danez Smith and vocalist Amythyst Kiah.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20
Clowns Without Borders
The group, which provides emotional relief for people experiencing international crisis, puts on its 21st annual benefit variety show with circus artists and physical comedians, live music and more. The performers include Iman Lizarazu, Circus Luminescence, Patrick McGuire, Leapin' Louie, Tiare Valouria, Rhys Thomas, Sayda Trujillo, Paul Gomex, Adam The Great, IZOHNNY and the Shoehorn Hat Band.
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $12-$50
In a co-production of Profile Theatre and Portland State University, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves scenes of "The God of Vengeance" with the imagined conversations of the risk-taking company that brought the script to the stage, a backstage drama filled with music, the history of Jewish theater and stage magic. After previews, it opens 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., and continues through March 8. For more: www.profiletheatre.org.
Here are some other upcoming events:
• The fourth annual NW Black Comedy Festival takes place at Harvey's Comedy Club, 436 N.W. Sixth Ave., Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 20-23. For more: www.harveyscomedyclub.com.
• The Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, will be filled with the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $10, and parking is $10. For more: www.expocenter.org.
• A reminder: The Portland International Auto Show, as featured in the Tribune, is set for 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more, see www.portlandtribune.com.
• The Mardi Gras Ball takes place at Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. For more: wonderballroom.com. And, the Mardi Gras Day Parade will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, on North Mississippi Avenue.
n Brave souls take to the cold Columbia River water for the Polar Plunge in a Special Olympics fundraiser, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Broughton Beach. For more: www.soor.org.
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