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Broadway Rose

Six awkward tweens vie for the coveted spelling championship in the fast-paced, Tony Award-winning comedy “The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” put on Broadway Rose.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, Jan. 28-Feb. 28, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., www.broadwayrose.org, $30-$44

‘Late Nite Catechism

The series puts on its latest class, “’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3,” as Sister now offers hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her weekly “The Newlywed Game.” Classroom participation is a must.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $39.50, $44.50

‘Alice in Wonderland

Go down the rabbit hole to visit the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts as the NW Children’s Theater and School presents the jazz musical conceived and composed by Ezra Weiss, based on the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” by Lewis Carroll.

Noon and 4 p.m., Jan. 30-Feb. 28, NW Children’s Theater and School, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.nwcts.org, $18-$23, $13-$19 children


COURTESY: CRAIG SCHWARTZ - Dael Orlandersmith brings her self-reflecting one-woman show Forever to Portland Center Stage, Jan. 30-March 20.Writer and performer Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful memoir play comes to Portland Center Stage for the first time. The story: Having visited the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where strangers make pilgramages to the graves of artists Frederick Chopin, Marcel Proust, Richard Wright, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison, Orlandersmith is moved to investigate the complex legacy received from her mother. Previews start Jan. 30.

7:30 p.m. select Tuesdays through Sundays, 2 p.m. select Saturdays/Sundays, noon select Thursdays, Jan. 30-March 20, Gerding Theater, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, starting at $25

‘You For Me For You’

Portland Playhouse presents San Diego-based Mia Chung’s fantastical journey through North Korea and the United States, following two sisters — Minjee and Junhee — who have nothing left but each other as they explore a supernatural and emotionally visceral universe that Chung creates.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 3-28, Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St., www.portlandplayhouse.org, $20-$36


‘A Mortal Song

The art installation, sculpture, works on paper and sounds uses traditional folklore from Norway and America as departure points to explore symbol systems developed by Norwegian artist Tori Wranes and Portland artist Caley Feeney to produce contemporary folk-art languages that draw from pop culture — Internet memes, dreams, noise and plastics technologies.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, noon Fridays-Sundays through March 6, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., www.disjecta.org, free


The 20th anniversary Mochitsuki, the Japanese-American New Year’s celebration, features rice pounding and mochi, entertainment (including dance, drumming and music), hands-on activities, ikebana, calligraphy, games and Japanese foods.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, Smith Memorial Student Union/Portland State University, 1825 S.W. Broadway, www.boxofficetickets.com, www.mochipdx.org, $4-$12

SANDY POST: MATT RAWLINGS - Sandy receiver Chaise Carmony finds his way through traffic for a big gain in the teams 47-33 home win over Hillsboro on Friday.

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