The Short List
Celebrating in the streets of Belmont
Free trolley rides will help keep the Belmont Street Fair moving. Scheduled activities include live music, a crafts fair, free paint recycling, an alternative transportation expo and tours of the historic firehouse at 900 S.E. 35th Ave. The annual event is sponsored by the Belmont Business Association.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, Southeast Belmont from 20th to 47th avenues. For more information, visit www.belmontbusiness.org.
MusicfestNW 2009 commands next week
The ninth annual, five-day festival features local, national and international bands - more than 200 in all - at 18 local venues. The festival starts Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Berbati's Pan (10 S.W. Third Ave.) with Fences, Portland Cello Project, Damien Jurado and Will Sheff of Okkervil River. It concludes Sunday, Sept. 20, at Crystal Ballroom (1332 W. Burnside) with Morning Teleportation, Mimicking Birds, Love as Laughter and Modest Mouse.
Night shows, Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 16-20, 18 locations, see www.musicfestnw.com for bands, locations and times, tickets 503-224-8499, $60 all-shows wristband
'La Luna Nueva'
The Miracle Theatre Group helps celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of dance, music, poetry, songs, open mic nights and staged readings at the Milagro Theatre.
Sept. 12-25, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., 503-236-7253, www.milagro.org, free to $20
'Cirque de la Symphonie'
It'll be acrobatics, aerialists, dancers and jugglers set to music from the full Oregon Symphony in this unique event.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12; 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-1353, $35-$130
The classic Lionel Bart family musical about the orphan boy who simply wanted more starts its run in Lake Oswego on Friday, Sept. 11. All the Charles Dickens characters come alive.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays (Sept. 13, 20, 27) and 3 p.m. Sundays (Sept. 20, Oct. 4, 11, 18), Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901, $30 adults, $28 seniors/students
The Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon presents one of the most relevant and powerful plays by Euripides in the classical world in an outdoor setting. Euripides wrote the play about 2,000 years ago, and the endless cycle of war and its devastation still plays out today.
4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (Sept. 12-27), noon Thursday-Friday, Sept. 17-18, noon Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 23-25, Cerf Amphitheatre, Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., 503-258-9313, $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students
A musical presented by the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.
8 p.m., Sept. 17-20, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-248-4335, $62.75
Le Tour Des Plants
The Oregon Association of Nurseries will put on its fourth annual show, 'Le Tour des Plants, a Gardener's Excursion,' celebrating fall gardening. More than 30 garden centers will be involved and showcase 100 events.
Sept. 12-20, various locations including Al's Garden Center, 7505 S.E. Hogan Road, Gresham, 503-491-0771 and 503-682-5089, free