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COURTESY: KAMALA KINGSLEY - White Bird Uncaged presents Tahni Holt's 'Sensation/Disorientation,' Jan. 18-22.STAGE

Fertile Ground

We’ll have more coverage in next Thursday’s Tribune, but make plans for the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, which begins in earnest Jan. 19 at various venues. For more: fertilegroundpdx.org. There are some events already beginning, including:

• CoHo Productions presents the world premiere of “db” by Tommy Smith, directed by Isaac Lamb and featuring Rebecca Lingfelter. It’s the staged story of mysterious hijacker D.B. Cooper. It runs Jan. 13-Feb. 4 with stagings at CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St. Tickets are $20-$28. For more: www.cohoproductions.org.

• Milagro Theatre puts on “El Payaso,” a world premiere by playwright Emilio Rodriguez and director Georgina Escobar about an American engineer, Ben Linder, who brought electricity to rural villages in Nicaragua, amidst chaos, confusion and war, before being killed in 1987 by Contras. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 12-21 at Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St. Tickets start at $25-$27 ($30-32 at door). For more: www.milagro.org.

‘The Pines of Rome’

The Oregon Symphony, led by Music Director Carlos Kalmar and featuring cellist Alban Gerhardt, plays Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome,” along with works by Franck, Dutilleux and Haydn.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $23

‘Fly Guy: The Musical’

Oregon Children’s Theatre and Bay Area Children’s Theatre put on the story of Buzz, who thinks he has the smartest pet in the world — a fly named Fly Guy. It features hip-hop elements (by Austin Zumbro) and breakdancing choreography.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 14-Feb. 12, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.octc.org, $18-$32, $14-$28 children

Tahni Holt

White Bird Uncaged presents the world premiere of “Sensation/Disorientation” by Portland-based choreographer Tahni Holt. It’s performed by an all-female multigenerational cast (ages 15 to 60) that celebrates the radical potential of women’s bodies moving in space.

8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 18-19, 7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 20-21, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Diver Studio Theatre/Reed College Performing Arts Building, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., www.whitebird.org, starting at $25

MISC.

Photo exhibit

“The Columbia River: From Source to Sea” is an exhibition of the photography work of Peter Marbach, who spent a decade documenting the sacred landscapes and people of the entire river.

Jan. 13-April 1, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., www.ohs.org

Other happenings

• The Professional Bull Riders Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour stops in Portland for the third year in a row, featuring good bull riders and some perturbed bulls, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Moda Center. Tickets are $15-$150 ($20-$155 day of show). For more: www.rosequarter.com.

• The Bourbon and Bacon Fest takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave. For more: www.omsi.edu.

• Disjecta, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., shows the third exhibition of Curator-in-Residence Michelle Fiedler, “Oh Time Your Gilded Pages” by Adriana Minoliti and Bobbi Woods, a work of magazines, posters, ads, porn, interior design, perfume, jewels, movies and cyborgs. It opens at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and runs through Feb. 26. For more: www.disjecta.org.

• The Portland Bridal Show starts with shows at 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 14-15, at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more/tickets: portlandbridalshow.com.

• From “America’s Got Talent” fame, Piff the Magic Dragon brings his comedy act to Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., for shows 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 13-14 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. For more: www.heliumcomedy.com.

Rose City Classic Dog Show

It’s one of the country’s most popular dog shows, attracting dogs (and their owners) and vendors from throughout the United States. It’s open 7:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 19-22, at Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Tickets are $10-$15 and parking is $8. For more: www.ExpoCenter.org.