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‘The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai’

Portland State University presents the kabuki play, which will be held in the continental United States for the first time, featuring a large company of student performers and outside experts in Japanese music, dance and costuming. Organizers say it is being produced with much anticipation in Japan. It’s performed in English, directed by Laurence Kominz, PSU professor of Japanese, and with music directed by Wynn Kiyama, executive director of Portland Taiko.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27, March 2-5, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.pdx.edu/boxoffice, $15, $12 seniors, $8 students


Steve-O (“Jackass”), 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 26-27, Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., heliumcomedy.com; Lewis Black, “The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour,” 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Arlene Schnitzer Concert

Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, portland5.com; Siren Nation presents “Hell Hath No Funny,” featuring Elicia Sanchez, Emma Arnold and Natasha Muse, 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St., www.secretsociety.net.

‘Return to the Cotton Club’

It’s a night of music, song and dance from Harlem’s legendary jazz club. Tap dancer Ted Louis Levy and singer Miche Braden join the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Jeff Tyzik, and featuring trumpet player and vocalist Byron Stripling.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $23

‘Bad Kitty: On Stage

Oregon Children’s Theatre puts on a colorful, funny and fast-paced world premiere musical, co-commissioned by Bay Area Children’s Theatre, based on the popular book series by Nick Bruel. It stars Kitty, Puppy, Human, and others, as Kitty strives to return life to normal.

2 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 27-March 27, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $18-$28 adults, $14-$24 children

‘Romeo and Juliet

The Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Shakespeare’s tragic star-crossed love story, as James Canfield, the former OBT artistic director, returns to choreograph the three-act classic.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. March 3-4, 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 5, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.obt.org, $29-$146

‘The Screwtape Letters

The funny and provocative stage version of C.S. Lewis’ brilliant novel reveals spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. Max McLean stars and directs.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 1-2, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $39.50-$59.50


Portland Home and Garden Show

Spring is coming, and projects are needing to be done. Get a good start at the Expo Center.

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 25-27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.homeshowpdx.com, $10, $8 parking

Bricks Cascade

The four-day convention for LEGO builders features a private and public element, with the public exposition set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. ($9, www.brickscascade.com).

Polar Plunge

A reminder for people who want to watch crazies jump into cold water, but stay dry themselves: The Oregon Law Enforcement Polar Plunge, the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Oregon, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Northeast Portland’s Broughton Beach on the Columbia River. For more info: www.PlungeOregon.com.

Professional Bull Riders

The PBR BlueDEF Tour showcases elite and young riders and entertaining bull-riding action.

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, $15-$100, $13 parking