All Jane Comedy Festival
The festival showcases the funniest, smartest and most original women working in comedy. It continues through Sunday, Oct. 15, at Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and includes Laurie Kilmartin, Amber Ruffin and Jenny Zigrino. For more: www.alljanecomedy.org and www.curiouscomedy.org.
'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'
The stage/radio variety show welcomes actor/writer Bruce Campbell, singer/actor Loudon Wainwright III and comedian Karinda Dobbins.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20, $25 day of show
White Bird Dance
Paul Taylor Dance Company helped launch White Bird in 1997 and returns for a sixth time with three masterworks — "Arden Court," "Syzygy" and "Piazzolla Caldera."
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 12-14, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.whitebird.org, starting at $26
The 16th season of stage entertainment — vaudeville, juggling, jazz, dance — opens, with proceeds donated to the Crag Law Center.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., www.etix.com, $17, $20 at door
Led by conduct Baldur Bronnimann and featuring cellist Johannes Moser, the symphony plays Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 5" among other works.
7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Oct. 14-16, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $24
Portland Gay Men's Chorus
As part of a movement by nonprofit organizations tackling injustices, the chorus presents its fall concert, "What Unites Us," with the work "Seven Voices of the Unarmed" as the centerpiece. It's about the final spoken words of seven unarmed black men who were killed by authority figures.
3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Reed College Kaul Auditorium, 3017 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., www.pdxgmc.org (see for tickets)
The comedian stops in Portland on her "I'm Fine ... And Other Lies" book tour.
8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $45
Fall Home Show
It's all about homes and more at the 26th annual event.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 12-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.otshows.com, $10, $8 parking
Portland Tattoo Expo
Fans of ink unite at the annual event.
2 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr., www.portlandtattooexpo.com, $18, $38 three-day pass, $8 parking
Portland Open Studios
Nearly 100 Portland artists open doors to their studios to show work and techniques, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22. For more: www.portlandopenstudios.com.
WWE's 'Monday Night Raw'
The flagship pro wrestling show visits the Moda Center, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Tickets start at $20 ($17 parking), and are available at www.rosequarter.com.
Portland Tango Festival
The longest-running U.S. festival dedicated to the Argentinian social and cultural dance returns with the theme "Bite Size Tango." It celebrates 21 years.
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave., www.BiteSizeTango.com (see for registration, tickets)