The Short List
As they fly
Heads up: The Black Crowes recently released a double album of all acoustic material, 'Croweology,' featuring new arrangements of the band's hits and other tunes. The band will perform a 90-minute 'Acoustic Hors D'oeuvres' set followed by a 90-minute 'Electric Reception with The Black Crowes.' So it will be a sit-down, then shake-your-booty affair.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, pcpa.com, St. $36.75-$64
Bet Jewel be there
Another heads up: From 'You Were Meant For Me' to 'Standing Still,' Jewel has turned pretty melodies with thoughtful lyrics into million-selling hits. And she spends her free time raising money to provide clean water to poor people in other countries. No 'Foolish Games' for her. She appears with Chris Young and Lee Brice.
7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., roselandpdx.com, 21 and over
Martha Graham dance
White Bird's celebration of American women choreographers continues with the Martha Graham Dance Company, highlighting Graham's groundbreaking dances from the 1920s and '30s and a world premiere piece by Portland-based choreographer Josie Moseley. Graham, who died in 1994, was named 'Dancer of the Century' in 1998 by Time magazine and one of the 'Women Icons of the Century' by People magazine. Artistic director of Martha Graham Dance Company is Janet Eilber, who started with the company in 1972.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway Ave., 1-800-745-3000, $22
The University of Portland produces Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. It's directed by Andrew Golla.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 11-13, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19, Mago Hunter Center Theater, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., 503-943-7287, $10, $5 students/ seniors
Mozart and Shakespeare
Oregon Symphony conductor Carlos Kalmar enjoys bringing actors and musicians together for a unique show, and this is a program for lovers of theater and symphony. Ravel's 'Minuet antique,' Mozart's 'Symphony No. 38, Prague,' Elgar's 'Falstaff' (with actors) and Walton's 'Embarkation from Henry V' will be played.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-1353, $20-$65
Brody presents its Standup Comedy Showcase, featuring a bevy of local and regional talent, including Ian Karmel, Tom Johnson and more.
10 p.m. Fridays, The Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway Ave., brodytheater.com, $10, $7 students
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!
It's titled 'There's a Party in My City!' and it features DJ Lance Rock and the rest of the cast of one of the country's most popular music-singing-dancing-animation family shows.
2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, Memorial Coliseum, 1-877-789-7673, $35, $49
Wine and food
It's a spendy ticket, but the Northwest Food and Wine Festival will feature more than 600 wines and 50 restaurants.
4-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, Memorial Coliseum, nwwinefestival.com, $75
The Society of Photographic Education Northwest Conference will be hosted by Newspace, with lectures and panels with regional photographers and educators.
6 p.m. Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m. Nov. 6, 10 a.m. Nov. 7, Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 S.E. 10th Ave., 503-963-1935, spenw.org, $20-$60