The Short List
'Anon and On and On: Shakespeare from Scratcheth'
The Brody Theater's 15th anniversary celebration continues with its Shakespearean improv smash hit.
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, The Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, 503-224-2227, $10, $8 students/seniors
'Ebenezer Ever After'
Stumptown Stages weighs in with its version of the famed Christmas story - a funny, suspenseful and celebratory version for the whole family.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 25-26, various days, Dec. 1-24, Brunish Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-381-8686, $19.25-$34.25, $14.25 students
The dance group stages aerial artistry, hilarious holiday hijinks, dazzling spectacles and daring feats with 'Ahhh HA!' It debuted last year as 'Great Hits for the Holidays,' but it was renamed and picked up a three-week run on Broadway. It's choreographed by Robin Lane, with original music by Klezmocracy.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, noon and 4 p.m. Nov. 27, various times/days through Jan. 1, Echo Theatre, 1515 S.E. 37th Ave., 503-231-1232, $32, $26 seniors, $20 youth
The popular show returns for a third year to Portland Center Stage for the holiday season, featuring Jim Lichtscheidl in his PCS debut. It's based on the true chronicles of writer and commentator David Sedaris' experience working as a Christmas elf named 'Crumpet' in a Macy's department story in New York City.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, some 2 p.m. matinees and 10 p.m. late-night shows, Nov. 29 to Dec. 31, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, starting at $31
Trey McIntyre Project
White Bird presents the return of one of the most in-demand and acclaimed dance companies in the United States. McIntyre has choreographed more than 90 works for ballet companies around the world, including six for Oregon Ballet Theatre. The evening begins with 'In Dreams,' set to Roy Orbison's spare, romantic ballads. 'Gravity Heroes,' the newest work, revolves around the theme of defying physical security; 'The Sweeter End', created in collaboration with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, makes New Orleans its subject.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, $26-$60
The radio/stage show welcomes Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, as its special guest, with musical guests Viva Voce and Telekinesis.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $18, $20 at door
Portland's own critically acclaimed roots-pop band Blind Pilot is currently on a national tour in support of their sophomore album release, "We Are The Tide." They make a home-stop at the Crystal Ballroom with Point Juncture, WA.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, www.mcmenamins.com, $18, $20 at door
The blues legend is joined by Portland's Curtis Salgado.
8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.pcpa.com, $43-$85
The Rock Theater originators will light up the Rose Garden during their world tour, showcasing their unique combination of story telling, virtuoso musicianship and over-the-top production.
3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, Rose Garden, www.rosequarter.com, $29-$59.50
Pink Floyd tribute
Portland musicians will gather to perform Pink Floyd's classic 'The Wall,' all on acoustic instruments, in an upcoming show at Dante's. It'll include performances by The Decemberists' Chris Funk, Floater's Robert Wynia, Water Tower Bucket Boys, Sneakin' Out, Twisted Whistle, Billy Shear's Orchestra, Portland Cello Project's Skip vonKuske and the Portland School of Rock.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Dante's, 350 W. Burnside St., www.cascadetickets.com, $12, $15 at door
The power-pop-garage-psychedelic troublemakers will be rocking their hometown in upcoming shows.
9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10, Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave., 503-248-4700, $15
America's Largest Christmas Bazaar
The Expo Center plays host to the 28th annual big event on consecutive weekends.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.expocenter.org, $7, $6 seniors, $3 children
Literary Arts presents an evening with the legendary news journalist and best-selling author. He has authored four books, including the latest, 'The Time Of Our Lives.'
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $22-$63
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