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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas

COURTESY: RENATO MANGOLIN - Companhia Urbana de Danca of Brazil makes its Portland debut, March 9-11 at Newmark Theatre.STAGE

Companhia Urbana de Danca

It's the Portland debut of the Brazilian dance troupe that mixes urban hip hop and Brazilian contemporary dance, hosted by White Bird Uncaged. There are eight dancers — seven men, one woman — who bring their experiences from Rio de Janeiro's favelas (shanty towns) and suburbs to vivid life.

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $25

'Golda's Balcony'

Triangle Productions presents the final work from Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson, of "The Miracle Worker" fame. The play set the record for the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history (15 sold-out months). It's the story of Golda Meir, who went from the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset as an Israeli icon of the 20th century. Wendy Westerwelle stars in the lead role.

March 9-April 1, The Sancutary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.trianglepro.org (check for times and tickets)

The Comic Strippers

It's a male stripper parody and improv comedy show that features Canadian improv stars and includes YouTube favorite David Milchard from "Convos With My 2-Year-Old." (There is no extreme nudity, they tell you, just extreme hilarity, but it is for the 21-and-older folks).

8 p.m. Friday, March 10, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $30

The Portland Ballet

The company's nine premier Career Track dancers will star in the Studio Company Performance, featuring the Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe for the first time as special guests. Music includes "Concerto in F," "La Bayadere Shades Trio," "Heartaches" and "Rip/Tide."

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, The Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 6250 S.W. Capitol Highway, www.theportlandballet.org, $10-$25

Alberta Rose Theatre

Two notable events at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

• Back Fence PDX puts on another storytelling show, "Snapshot," stories based on evocative moments and memories, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Tickets are $16, $20 day of show.

• Science on Tap presents "Inside the Feline Mind," exploring what goes in a cat's furry little brain, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. Tickets are $13.

For more: www.albertarosetheatre.com.

Sebastian Maniscalco

The comedian is on his "Why Would You Do That?" tour and stops in Portland.

5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $35.75-$49.75

John Cleese

The "Monty Python" legend visits Portland, presented by the Oregon Symphony, bringing his unique brand of humor for some side-splitting storytelling.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $50

MUSIC

Portland Baroque Orchestra

World-renowned baroque soprano Suzie LeBlanc makes her PBO debut in "Purcell and Shakespeare," a program of 17th-century songs.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 10-11, First Baptist Church, 909 S.W. 11th Ave., 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, Kaul Auditorium/Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., www.pbo.org, starting at $29

Oregon Symphony

The symphony, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and featuring cellist Harriet Krijgh, plays Dvorak's "Cello Concerto in B Minor," as well as works from Samuel Barber and Portlander Kenji Bunch.

7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, March 11-13, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $23

MISC.

Bricks Cascade 2017

It's all about Legos, the builders, their creations and fans of the toys.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., brickscascade.com, $10

Cat videos

Yes, cat videos — the Oregon Cat Video Festival takes place at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, 4-10 p.m. Saturday, March 11. For more: www.oregoncatvideofestival.com.

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