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The Short List
It's a Halloween-themed world premiere that will feature vampires, spiders, blood and the newest dancers with BodyVox. The BloodyVox Ball caps performances, with proceeds going to BodyVox's education and outreach programs (7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, tickets $25-$125).
Various times, Thursday, Oct. 21 through Oct. 30, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave., 503-229-0627, starting at $20
'Hansel and Gretel'
Portland Opera presents Humperdinck's frighteningly delicious feast for children of all ages, possessing underlying themes of hunger and abuse in the story of the two young people lost in the woods.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Nov. 11, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $20
Turkish Star Wars
Filmusik kicks off its late-night series with 'Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam,' the legendary Turkish take on the American blockbuster movie. It's dubbed in English with a live score and sound effects. In all, 22 performers turn the Hollywood Theatre into a movie sound stage.
10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-281-4215, $12, $10 students/seniors
Trailer Park Boys
Their act can be a bit raunchy - three characters from the Canadian HBO series on stage, starring Mike Clattenburg, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., aladdin-theater .com, $35
'Alice in Wonderland: A Rock Opera'
Oregon Children's Theatre presents the musical for the whole family, with White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and more in a singing and dancing adventure.
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 30-Nov. 21, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-9571, starting at $13
Readers Theatre Repertory
It presents David Berkson's madcap play 'The Penguins of Ithaca.'
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 28-29, Blackfish Gallery, 420 N.W. Ninth Ave., 503-295-4997, $8
The CMA Vocal Group of the Year stops in Portland on its 'Need You Now 2010 Tour,' highlighting its biggest hits 'Need You Now' and 'American Honey.' Special guest is David Nail.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., pcpa.com, $47.50
They'll take you there
Heads up: It's a match made in socially conscious tuneful heaven - 'The Hope, Love and Justice Tour' features gospel queen and civil rights activist Mavis Staples and Britain's best leftist folkie ever, Billy Bragg. Both singers can carry a tune, break your heart and warm it, all in one verse.
9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St., mcmenamins.com, $35
Another heads up: The rock legend will be coming to the Pacific Northwest in February, along with Slash. Tickets are now on sale.
Saturday, Feb. 5, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash., Ticketmaster outlets or 1-800-745-3000, $29.50-$79.50
Disney on Ice
'Let's Celebrate' is the theme of the ice show featuring: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party, the Mad Hatter, a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch, a Royal Valentine's Day Ball with the Disney Princesses and more.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 28-29, noon, 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Oct. 30, noon, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $11-$62