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The Short List

STAGE

Do Jump!

The group’s “Seeds of Hope” is an original production featuring the voices of the next generation of artists, with song, aerial dance and acrobatics.

7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 7-23, Echo Theatre, 1515 S.E. 37th Ave., www.dojump.org, $22 adults, $18 seniors, $15 youth (12 and younger)

“Scrooge’s Last Christmas”

It’s the Post5 Theatre’s holiday extravaganza, as old Commedia Dell’arte meets modern-day Portland in the terminally funny visitation of Dickens’ classic — Scrooge is confronted with the end of the world.

10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (adults only), 5 p.m. (family-friendly), Dec. 7-22, The Bar(d)/Milepost 5 Community for Creatives, 850 N.E. Oregon St., www.post5theatre.com, suggested $7 donation

“The Velveteen Rabbit”

Margery Williams’ timeless story of acceptance and love features the Tears of Joy Theatre’s magical puppetry and Hillsboro’s Bag & Baggage Productions’ professional actors

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $21 adults, $17 children

“White Christmas”

Lakewood Theatre Company puts on Irving Berlin’s holiday classic, featuring the song and dance talents of Thomas Lindsley, Tommy Stefanek, Leah Yorkston and Lindsay Michelet. The score for the post-World War II dance-act show features a whopping 17 Irving Berlin hits.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Dec. 22, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901, $35 adults, $32 seniors

by: COURTESY OF DALE BEYER/ORT - The 22 wacky citizens of Tuna, Texas, celebrate the holiday season in Oregon Repertory Theatre's 'Tuna Christmas' Dec. 13-23 at Winningstad Theatre.

“A Tuna Christmas”

Oregon Repertory Theatre will again stage its popular show, a sequel to the hit comedy “Greater Tuna.” The 22 citizens of Tuna, Texas celebrate the 24 hours before Christmas and all comic hell breaks loose as the delightfully eccentric characters attempt to cope with seasonal traumas, such as a disastrous production of “A Christmas Carol” and a sabotaged yard display. Comedians Jeffrey Jason Gilpin and Alan King star; it’s directed by Philip Cuomo.

7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-16, Dec. 18-23, 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 22 and 23, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $20-$42.50

MUSIC

Sugar Ray

The millennium alternative rock group will be performing all the sing-along hits — “Fly,” “Every Morning,” “Somewhere,” “When It’s Over” — at Spirit Mountain Casino.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Spirit Mountain Casino, Grande Ronde, www.spiritmountain.com, $15-$35

“The Most Wonderful Season”

The 140-voice Portland Gay Men’s Chorus gift-wraps a concert with traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas songs, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Wassail” staged as never before and Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Arumque.”

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.tickets.pdxgmc.org, starting at $17

MISC

First Thursday

Despite the colder and wetter weather, Portland’s First Thursday — galleries opening their doors to showcase artists of all kinds — continues Thursday, Dec. 6. For information on many of the participating galleries, go to www.firstthursdayportland.com.

Christmas Ship Parade

It’s the 58th year of the decorated boats — 55 to 60 of them — cruising up the Columbia and Willamette rivers.

Nightly, Dec. 7-Dec. 21, Portland-area waterfront, www.christmasships.org (see for complete info)

“pARTy in the name of Art”

The Regional Arts & Culture Council’s event benefits arts organizations and education programs, and it’ll also pay tribute to outgoing Portland Mayor Sam Adams for his passion and commitment to arts, education, equity and sustainability. Entertainers include Storm Large, BodyVox, The Circus Project, Scott Poole, Julianne Johnson and PHAME Academy.

6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, YU Contemporary, 800 S.E. 10th Ave., www.strangertickets.com, $25 dance party, $175 patron tickets

Storybook Lane

The “Christmas in Dairyville”-themed street at Alpenrose Dairy is filled with 300-plus trees, live animals, old holiday movie screenings at the Opera house, carolers and choirs and dance performances.

3 p.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Dec. 7-9, Dec. 14-16, Dec. 21-23, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, www.alpenrose.com, free