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by: COURTESY OF LEONARD COHEN, 
Leonard Cohen extends his world tour with a stop Dec. 8 at the Rose Quarter’s Theater of the Clouds.

STAGE

'The Sleeping Beauty'

It's a world premiere by Christopher Stowell, with three acts set to Tchaikovsky's three masterful scores for ballet. Stowell's rendition retains the most famous passages of Marius Petipa's original.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 14-15, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-222-5538, obt.org, starting at $20

'An Iliad'

Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare and director Lisa Peterson make the western world's oldest extant work of literature relevant and fascinating. Joseph Graves stars.

Through Nov. 31, Ellyn Bye Studio, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, $18-$30

MUSIC

Cohen's koans

Heads up: A lot of great songwriters have graced our era, but there's no question all of them would gladly yield the stage to Leonard Cohen. From 'Suzanne' to 'Hallelujah,' he's repeatedly proven his ability to say it better than anyone else, so consider yourself one of God's chosen few if you score a ticket. In fact, more tickets have been made available because of overwhelming demand.

Leonard Cohen, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, starting at $49.50

ART

Daniel Robinson: Close to Home

The Oregon photographer presents his third solo show at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, exploring the landscape of Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, through Oct. 30, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, www.hartmanfineart.net, regular admission

Festival of Earth

Lan Su Chinese Garden continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a farmers market with Asian vegetables and fruits, plant sale, gourd painting, fruit tasting and lectures and demonstrations.

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 14-31, Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 N.W. Everett St., 503-228-8131, admission $8.50 adults, $7.50 seniors (62-over) and students (6-18, college students)

MISC.

Rose Quarter

There are still tickets remaining for big upcoming shows in the next month at the Rose Quarter: Alice in Chains (7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9), WWE Smackdown (6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12), Bill Gaither (7 p.m., Oct. 15) and Jimmy Buffet (8 p.m., Oct. 19), as well as Disney on Ice (Oct. 28-31), Celtic Thunder (Nov. 1), So You Think You Can Dance (Nov. 7), Skate America (Nov. 12-14), Yo Gabba Gabba (Nov. 14), and Trans Siberian Ochestra (Nov. 15). Call 1-877-789-7673 for tickets.

FrightTown

The Rose Quarter Exhibit Hall offers spooks for people wanting to celebrate Halloween early and often, featuring three horrifying haunted houses packed into 40,000 square feet.

Oct. 8-10, Oct. 14-17, Oct. 20-24, Oct. 27-31, Rose Quarter Exhibit Hall, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $20