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The Short List

MISC.

Skateboard movies

Stephen Slappe presents two 90-minute programs of 16mm films, “Rolling Deep: Skateboarding Films, 1965-1980,” tracing skateboarding’s history from clay wheels to pig boards, featuring early appearances by several well-known skaters. Slappe, a lifelong skater, is chair of the video and sound department at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 3 and Jan. 10, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.hollywoodtheatre.org, $7

Portland Boat Show

by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND BOAT SHOW - Hundreds of boats, both new and used, will be on hand for viewing and purchase at the Portland Boat Show, Jan. 9-13 at the Expo Center. Five days of boating excitement await at the 53rd Annual Portland Boat Show, where shoppers can search among a large selection of boats to buy — sailboats, sport boats, wakeboard boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft and personal watercraft. And, an enormous houseboat will be on display. New this year will be a huge hall filled with previously owned boats.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 9-12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.otshows.com, $10, $8 parking (free, after 5 p.m. Jan. 9-11)

ART

(The initial First Thursday of the new year will be Jan. 3, and information on participating galleries can be found at www.firstthursdayportland.com)

Crow’s Shadow

The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts of Umatilla Indian Reservation has an upcoming exhibit, the Ford Family Foundation “Golden Spot Award” Print Release and Exhibition, featuring promising residency artists Pat Boas, Arnold J. Kemp, Eva Lake, Susan Murrell, Jenene Nagy and Storm Tharp. Each collaborated with Frank Janzen, Crow’s Shadow master printer, on lithographic editions.

6 p.m. First Thursday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 19, PDX Contemporary Art, 925 N.W. Flanders St., www.crowsshadow.org, free

STAGE

“Slipped Inbetween Things”

Well Arts and REACH Community Development presents stories of Portland seniors in stage readings honoring their lives, by professional actors. It was a six-week workshop, “Voices of Our Elders,” at REACH to help connect low-income senior residents with each other, and with the Portland community.

7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 4-11, Portland Actors Conservatory Firehouse Theatre, 1436 S.W. Montgomery St., www.wellarts.org, $8, $10 day of show, $5 students/seniors

“The Lost Boy”

It’s the world premiere by Portland playwright Susan Mach at Artists Repertory Theatre, about the true story of the Charley Ross kidnapping of 1874 that became a media circus. The 4-year-old boy was snatched and ransomed by down-on-their-luck roustabouts, and loved ones and P.T. Barnum tried to outsmart the captors with newspaper headlines, trains and death-defying trickery. Mach says she got the idea for “The Lost Boy” after the disappearance of Oregon City teenagers Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis. “The Lost Boy” is part of the upcoming Fertile Ground Festival of New Work. It’s directed by Alen Nause.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8-Feb. 10, Artists Repertory Theatre Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., www.artistsrep.org, $25-$50

“Natasya Filippovna”

It’s an improvisational performance by Moscow New Drama Theatre, based on “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Presented by Artists Repertory Theatre and University of Portland.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8-13, Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., www.artistsrep.org, $25

MUSIC

MLK tribute

Heads up: More than 15 well known area jazz, blues, R&B and folk artists will perform for a NAACP fundraiser in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., including Reggie Houston, Shirley Nanette, Lloyd Jones, Janice Scroggins and Mic Crenshaw.

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20, $10 students

Portland Soundcheck

Another heads up: This show highlights new local rock 'n’ roll, hip-hop, acoustic folk, indie, soul and jazz artists, including Brant Colella, Patrick Hammond, Haley Johnsen, Sarah Billings, David Martin, Katie Carlene, Xile, Enric Sifa, Alessandra Rose and Talilo.

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $15