'Do Jump! for the Holidays'
The imaginative acrobatic troupe entertains with a high-flying extravaganza that includes dance, juggling, klezmer music and the works of painter Marc Chagall. Good fun for all ages.
- Eric Bartels
7:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 28-30, Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-248-4335, www.dojump.org, $25-$29.50
After its latest trip abroad, Imago Theatre's popular, long-running creature spectacular returns home for the holidays.
Calling this show puppetry is like calling Dr. Seuss a guy who wrote children's stories. It's great all-ages entertainment.
3 p.m. FRIDAY, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. SATURDAY, noon and 3 p.m. SUNDAY, 3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, through Jan. 5, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., 503-231-9581, www.imagotheatre.com, $16-$31
'Scandal in Bohemia'
Leif Norby stars as Sherlock Holmes in this adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle novel. Grant Turner, artistic director of the Northwest Classical Theater Company, provided the adaptation; Bibi Walton directs.
7 p.m. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 2 p.m. SUNDAY, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, through Jan. 6, Shoe Box Theater, 2110 S.E. 10th Ave., 971-244-3740, www.nwctc.org, $12-$18
'The Holly Jolly Holiday Hullabaloo … Again'
Integrity Productions updates Little Red Riding Hood's adventure-filled trip to grandmother's with silliness and songs.
7 p.m. FRIDAY, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. SATURDAY, Dec. 28-29, Theater Theatre, 3430 S.E. Belmont St., 503-286-3456, www.integrityproductions.org, $10, age 12 and under $5
'Who Stole My Dead Husband'
New York native Lou Pallotta has touched a nerve with his raucous tribute to growing up in Brooklyn, which he did. His star-filled interactive comedy about a disappearing corpse has been delighting weekend audiences for going on a year and a half.
7:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, through March 29, Madison's East Wing, 1125 S.E. Madison St., 800-966-8865, www.whostolemydeadhusband.com, $60 includes dinner
'Mars on Life: The Holiday Edition'
The popular Portland song stylist Susannah Mars offers her holiday extravaganza of music and good cheer.
As in the past, she plays host to a tasty menu of special guests. Pop/folk artists Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado, song and dance man Kirk Mouser, and jazz singers Mary Kadderly and Nancy King visit this weekend.
7:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, 2 p.m. SUNDAY, Dec. 28-30, Artists Repertory Theatre Mainstage, 1516 S.W. Alder St., 503-241-1278, www.artistsrep.org, $20-$47
'Gone in 60 Sketches'
Watch an episode of 'Saturday Night Live.' Then watch this latest outpouring of irreverence from the 3rd Floor, Portland's smartest, funniest sketch comedy troupe. See which makes you laugh more.
8 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, Dec. 28-29, Miracle Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., 503-627-9847, www.the3rdfloor.com, $10
She's young, she's well-connected (Oprah-style) and she makes a mint. Check out her popular tropical scenes including a seven-panel depiction of a rain forest: $500,000.
- Joseph Gallivan
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY and SATURDAY, noon to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Dec. 31, Lawrence Gallery, 903 N.W. Davis St., 503-228-1776, free
This must-see display of Close's prints and explanations of how he makes them has only a week left to run. Here's your chance to see how he makes giant prints with woodblock, lithograph and spitbite, and a few spitbite techniques he invented himself. Vitrines contain materials both he and the master printers used, such as grids drawn on paper with numbers penciled in.
Also showing is Seattle painter Ann Gale's nonflattering portraits, whose intense brushwork shows she learned a thing or two from Lucian Freud.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. FRIDAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SATURDAY, noon to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (closed Jan. 1), Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., 503-226-2811, www.portlandartmuseum.org, $10
A NW Thang
This group show inaugurates the new home of Gallery Homeland in the Ford Building, another piece of flak from the IED that was Disjecta. A NW Thang features artists from Portland and Seattle, including Marc Dombrosky, Saya Moriyasu, Patrick Rock, Paige Saez, Cynthia Star and Jason Wood. Treat it like a new cable channel.
Noon to 6 p.m. FRIDAY to Monday, through Jan. 27, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., 503-819-9656, www.galleryhomeland.org, free
A House Divided
Abraham Lincoln wasn't on Facebook, but fortunately he left quite the paper trail.
Learn about America's best Republican by viewing a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, his letter declining the opportunity to become the governor of Oregon (his loss) and plenty of photos of him, young and old.
Who knew they had, like, cameras back then?
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, noon to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, through March 31, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., www.ohs.org, 503-222-1741, $10