by: © 2009 Owen Carey, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring Doren Elias as Willy Wonka and Cody Westphal as Charlie Bucket, will run at the Newmark Theater between Oct. 31 and Nov. 22.


German Culture Week

Here's a heads-up on a big event in Portland, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - the great event took place Nov. 9, 1989. The German American Society's event will include German dignitaries and international artists performing around town Nov. 7-14, including the Grotest Maru dance theater group, which will perform 'The Wall' at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 8. Portland will be presented with a piece of the Berlin Wall in commemoration, and the 'After the Wall' photo exhibit will be on display at City Hall starting Nov. 9.

Nov. 7-14, various locations,, 503-775-1585


'Beethoven's Symphony No. 5'

The Oregon Symphony puts on the Beethoven classic, conducted by Claus Peter Flor and featuring Stefan Jackiw on violin. Pieces also will include Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4. The Oregon Symphony also has two exciting shows coming up: 'Video Games Live,' Nov. 7-8, and 'Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull,' Nov. 13.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-1353,, $15-$100, students with ID $10

Rascal Flatts is here, y'all

The group with the 10 No. 1 hits, including 'Here' and 'Here Comes Goodbye' this year alone, plays in front of city dwellers and country folk alike.

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, Rose Garden, One Center Court,, $65, $49.75


'Canta Y No Llores El Dia de los Muertos'

The Miracle Theatre Group presents a lively dance, music and theater show in its annual Day of the Dead celebration.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 29-Nov. 15, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., 503-236-7253, $14-$22

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

The Oregon Children's Theatre puts on the Roald Dahl classic, as Charlie Bucket's golden ticket gets him into Willy Wonka's wacky world.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 31-Nov. 22, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-9571, $13-$24


'Shirley Gittelsohn'

The Oregon Jewish Museum will put on its final exhibition at its current location, 'Shirley Gittelsohn Paintings and Reflections.' The new Oregon Jewish Museum will be at 1953 N.W. Kearney St., opening Dec. 20.

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 29-Nov. 22, (Gittelsohn book signing, 4 -8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8), Oregon Jewish Museum, 310 N.W. Davis St., $3


'Haunted Hospital'

The National Student Nurses Association and Portland Community College are putting on the fourth annual event, where the PCC nursing lab is transformed into a frightful hospital, complete with slime and scary-looking patients in need of care and there to scare.

Noon-5 p.m., PCC Sylvania, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave., HT 217, $4 ($3 with can or box of non-perishable food)

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