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The Short List

STAGE

The Portland Ballet

The ballet troupe and PSU Symphony team up for two magical

ballets — “The Enchanted Toyshop”

and “Firebird” — and offer 100 pay-what-you-will tickets to each show.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.theportlandballet.org, $5-$35 and pay-what-you-will

‘Plaid Tidings

Broadway Rose puts on the follow-up to “Forever Plaid,” with a deceased 1960s guy group returning to Earth on “an undisclosed mission to perform harmonal duties” — sing holiday songs.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 22, Broadway Rose, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard, www.broadwayrose.org, starting at $30

Imago Theatre

The company brings back its signature show, “Frogz,” for the holiday season, Dec. 5 to Jan. 5. “Frogz” put Imago on the international map. Meanwhile, the company continues to expand, and puts on “The Lover,” a one-act by Harold Pinter, Dec. 5 through 21, that examines marriage and relationships.

“Frogz,” Dec. 5-Jan. 5, “The Lover,” 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 5-21, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., 503-231-9581, “Frogz” $16-$31, “The Lover” $10-$20

BodyVox

The dance group presents Arcane Collective’s “Inside Cold Dream Colour,” a dance homage to Ireland’s foremost 20th-century painter, Louis le Brocquy. BodyVox performed the dance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 5-7, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave., www.bodyvox.com, starting at $25

‘A WWII Radio Christmas: 1943 Edition’

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals Company returns with the “Christmas From Home” series, highlighting radio broadcasts during World War II.

7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15, Oregon Children’s Theatre, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-228-9571, $10, $15 at door

MUSIC

Jackie Evancho

The young singing sensation from “America’s Got Talent” (at age 10) comes to Portland to sing with the Oregon Symphony in “Jackie Evancho: Songs from the Silver Screen.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $35

The Doubleclicks

The Webber sisters, Angela and Aubrey, are celebrating a year of putting on their own series of shows, “#NerdNightOut,” bringing acts to Portland. They’ve brought Erik Charles Nielsen (“Community,” “Conan O’Brien”), Joseph Scrimshaw (“Obsessed” podcast, “Comedy of Doom”) and singer/songwriter Sarah Donner of The Oatmeal to the city, and Nov. 30 they’ll feature Super Guitar Bros. The Doubleclicks take pride in their nerd folk, and put out a different music video and song on YouTube every week, and they have 1 million views.

9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, The Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St., www.nerdnightout.com, $8, $10 at door

Black Crowes

The band, which has sold more than 35 million albums and is a great live act, and lead singer Chris Robinson will be appearing in Portland on its “Lay Down with Number 13” tour. It’ll be the last tour for awhile, since band members have planned solo releases and projects.

8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $46.50-$68.50

Christmas blues

The 15th Annual Northwest Women Rhythm and Blues Christmas Concert features Sonny Hess, Rae Gordon, Lisa Mann, Janice Scroggins and many others.

6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Spare Room, 4830 N.E. 42nd Ave., www.nwwomenblues.com, $12, $20 for two

Jai Ho!

DJ Prashant hosts the New Year’s Eve Jai Ho! Bollywood Dance Party featuring henna and dance lessons as well as food and drink specials.

9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Alhambra Theatre, 4811 S.E. Hawthorne St., www.alhambrapdx.com, $10 in ad

MISC.

Professional Bull Riders

The PBR Touring Pro Division, featuring some of the top bull riders in the country, comes to Portland in February, with tickets on sale. These cowboys are striving to compete on the televised Built Ford Tough Series.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Moda Center, 1-877-789-7673, $15-$50