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Bits & Pieces: Kelly's anniversary


The third oldest drinking establishment in Portland, Kelly’s Olympian, 426 S.W. Washington St., will be celebrating its 111th anniversary with a musical gala, Feb. 15 and 16.

The history of Kelly’s stretches through the days of street cars, sailors, Shanghai Tunnels, speakeasies and horse drawn carriages. The name came from an original owner and the Olympia Brewing Co. It has been known for its collection of vintage motorycles, and it opened up a music venue in 2008.

Both nights of music are free, starting at 8 p.m. For info: www.kellysolympian.com.

Ships Ahoy!”

The Portland Spirit has completed the sizzle reel for its proposed reality show “Ships Ahoy!” and plans to present it to networks for airing. The sizzle reel, by Cinesational Communications, will be shown for the first time at The Portland Spirit dockside, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

“News from the Hip”

The Portland-based belly dance journal will be presenting four nights of performances this year as a way to showcase the art form. The first performance is 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Someday Lounge, 125 N.W. Fifth Ave. (admission $12, newsfromthehip.com). It’ll feature Claudia from Bellydance Soulfire, Ms. Bellydancer USA 2011 Fanina, Jasmine Rain of Bridgetown Revue, Deviant Dance Company, guru Grace Constantine, Nina Nightshade and music by Ritim Egzotik.

Theater! Theatre! closing

The permanent home of Profile Theatre and Theatre Vertigo and venue for many other productions will be closing this year. Theater! Theatre! is located at 3430 S.E. Belmont St. Theatre Vertigo will produce “The Velvet Sky” and “Aloha, Say The Pretty Girls” at the theater to finish its 2012-13 season.

OBT schedule

Oregon Ballet Theatre is searching for an artistic director — Anne Mueller is serving in an interim capacity — but released its 2013-14 schedule.

The schedule: Oct. 12-19, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” including the fiery “Le Corsaire Pas de Deux” and a Mueller world premiere; Dec. 14-24, “The Nutcracker”; Feb. 22-March 1, 2014, “Bolero,” including “Almost Mozart” and “Liturgy” and a Christopher Stowell world premiere; April 17-26, “Bold Beginnings,” including “Adin” and “The Lost Dance” and a world premiere by the new artistic director; May 2014, “In the Works.”