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The Short List

MISC.

“Hustle & Bustle”

Portland Saturday Market is putting on its first charity fashion show and DJ music event. Independent designers have created an eclectic showcase of popular fashions from Portland.

8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside St., bossanovaballroom.com, $15-$20

Portland Opera

The Opera opens with its second spectacular “Big Night,” with Jonathan Boyd, Michael Todd Simpson, Jennifer Forni and the Opera resident artists joining the Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by George Manahan. There’ll be favorite opera arias, duets and choral pieces from Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Wagner. Fans will be treated again to a free simulcast of the night’s events on an outside big screen. A pre-concert street fair, which includes food carts, will feature an appearance by “Grimm” star Sasha Roiz, as well as Vagabond Opera and Rose City Swing Band. The post-concert movie will be Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera.”

5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., portlandopera.org, starting at $25

“Industry & Art”

A Swan Island shipyard is turned into an art gallery for the second annual event, curated by Brenda Smola, owner of Tabula Rasa Studio, in cooperation with Regional Arts and Culture Council and showcasing 35 Pacific Northwest artists who celebrate the workers of Portland’s working waterfront. Paint, metal, wood and even found objects, including a giant sculpture from scrap metal bales — pieces of cars, radiators, brass valves, wire and venetian blinds — are used for the art. Patton Miller is a featured visiting artist.

Noon Thursday-Friday, Sept. 20-21, 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 22-23; Vigor Shipyard, 5555 N. Channel Ave., industryandart.com, $5 suggested donation

“Build It Green!”

The 11th annual home tour and information fair features green remodels and new homes in a self-guided tour with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors.

11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 home tour, 10 a.m. info fair at Green Depot, 819 S.E. Taylor St., portlandoregon.gov/bps/builditgreen (check for complete tour info), $15, $10 students/seniors

Portland Polish Festival

It’s two days of Polish food, dance and music for families, adults and children. It takes place between the historic Polish Library and St. Stanislaus Church on North Interstate Avenue.

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 3900 N. Interstate Ave., portlandpolonia.org, free

Pumpkin festival

The tulips are gone, but the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn will play host to another big event, the third annual Fall Pumpkin Festival, which runs through Halloween at the Iverson family farm in Woodburn. Halloween hauntings will take place in the all-new “American Gothic”-themed corn maze, starting at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October.

10 a.m. each day, Sept. 29-Oct. 31, Iverson family farm, Woodburn, 33814 S. Meridian Road, woodenshoe.com, $6

MUSIC

“Uproar Festival”

Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way and others are part of the festival, which will take place on two stages at Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash., sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink.

1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, Sleep Country Amphitheater, 17200 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash., rockstaruproar.com, $19-$79

Joe Powers, Yosuke Onuma

Portland chromatic harmonica master Joe Powers joins Japanese jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma for “Adventures in Harmonica & Guitar” presented by the Jazz Society of Oregon.

3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., 503-224-0328, $20-$25

STAGE

“Sweeney Todd”

Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” put on by Portland Center Stage, is set among London’s seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically brilliant wit and dark humor.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon Thursdays, through Oct. 21, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., pcs.org

“Legally Blonde”

Pixie Dust Productions puts on the story of Elle Woods, who takes off on a legal career after her boyfriend dumps her. It’s based on the book by Heather Hach and the movie starring Reece Witherspoon.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 4-6, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, pcpa.com, $20-$51.50