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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Psychic Utopia,' Fall Festival of Shakespeare and 'The Humans'

COURTESY: JAN BAROSS - 'Belfast Girls,' staging Nov. 17-Dec. 17 by Corrib Theatre, is a nod toward elites removing undesirables from a country.STAGE

'Psychic Utopia'

Hand2Mouth Theatre puts on a show about intentional communities and the impulse to create paradise on Earth inspired by accounts of people who live off-the-grid in the Pacific Northwest.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 16-Dec. 2, New Expressive Works, 810 S.E. Belmont St., www.hand2mouththeatre.org, $15-$25

White Bird Uncaged

The dance group welcomes Israel's acclaimed L-E-V Dance Company, with Sharon Eyal's riveting "OCD Love," featuring six dancers performing work inspired by complexities of love and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 16-18, Lincoln Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., www.whitebird.org, starting at $25

'Nacho Gold'

The 3rd Floor sketch comedy troupe returns with a new show, which includes sketches about drunken neighbors, visitors from the future, a giant French child, farm animals that are just no good, gullible news anchors, the best Steak Diane and more.

8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 17-Dec. 16, The Miracle Theater, 525 S.E. Stark St., www.NachoGold.brownpapertickets.com, $17, $20 at door

Paula Poundstone

An early show is sold out, but tickets remain for a late-night show from the comedian, who's part of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"

9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $35

David Feherty

The golf celebrity, known for his wit and humor on The Golf Channel, appears in a one-man show in Portland.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $59-$169

Fall Festival of Shakespeare

Portland Playhouse presents two days of Shakespeare's work put on by 300-some students from seven schools. A 10-week program leads up to the productions, including: "Romeo and Juliet" (starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (which gets things going at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18), "Macbeth," "Hamlet," "As You Like It," "Julius Caesar" and "Much Ado about Nothing." The plays take place at Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: $20, $50 two-day pass, www.portlandplayhouse.org.

'Belfast Girls'

Jaki McCarrick's show taps into Irish historical fiction by Corrib Theatre. Five women from Belfast board the ship Inchinnan during the Irish Famine of the 1850s to seek a better life in Australia.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 17-Dec. 10, Shaking the Tree Theatre, 823 S.E. Grant St., www.brownpapertickets.com, $25

Mortified Portland

It's the 10th anniversary show for people willing to get on stage and share their shame.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertastreettheatre.com, $16, $20 at door

'The Humans'

Artists Repertory Theatre puts on Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning play about a small family dinner and a fractured family at its not-so-finest. Artists Rep is one of the first regional theater companies to produce "The Humans" featuring a local cast and design team. It's directed by Damaso Rodriguez.

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 19-Dec. 17, Artists Repertory Theatre Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St., www.artistsrep.org, $50

MUSIC

Portland Baroque Orchestra

The group's "Music from Dublin Castle," part of its Young People's Concerts, features the music of Dublin composers in the 1700s, including Vivaldi, Cousser, Maldere and Geminiani. Guest director Peter Whelan leads PBO.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18, First Baptist Church, 909 S.W. 11th Ave., 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Reed College/Kaul Auditorium, 3203 S.W. Woodstock Blvd., www.pbo.org, $5

Oregon Symphony

With guest conductor Johannes Dubus, the symphony plays Beethoven's "Symphony No. 2" and other pieces, joined by the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $24

MISC.

OryCon

There'll be sci-fi and fantasy authors and artists gathered at Red Lion Jantzen Beach, for panels, workshops, dances, games and vendors, Nov. 17-19. For more: www.39.orycon.org.

'National Geographic Live'

The program welcomes the photographic team of David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes and their photo show "Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice," with images from the tropics to the polar ice.

7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $25-$45

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