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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including skinner/kirk ensemble, 'Chitra - The Girl Prince' and Portland Winter Lights Festival

COURTESY: KATE SZROM - Lena Kaminsky plays Suzanne (The Photographer) in 'Kodachrome,' Feb. 3-March 18.STAGE

skinner/kirk ensemble

BodyVox welcomes the work of founding members Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk for the sixth year. The performance will feature two restaged pieces originally commissioned for White Bird and the world premiere of a new duet by Skinner about exploring the relationship between a young protege and a seasoned dancer.

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-3 and Feb. 8-10, 2 p.m. Feb. 10, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave., www.bodyvox.com, starting at $27

Bill Engvall

The comedian of "Blue Collar Comedy" fame brings his act to Portland after competing on season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars." He's known for his catch phrase "Here's Your Sign."

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $36.75-$61.32

'Show Show'

Comedians perform standup and play virtual-reality games based on their jokes. There'll also be crowd gaming, music by Mechlo and hosting by Melody Rowell.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $15, $20 at door

'Chitra — The Girl Prince'

Northwest Children's Theater tells the story of a warrior princess who struggles to stay true to herself while balancing her responsibilities and the call of true love. The play features martial arts sequences and an array of dance styles. NWCT partners with Anita Menon, who co-directed the Indian-dance infused adaptation of "The Jungle Book" in 2015.

Noon and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Feb. 3-25, Northwest Children's Theater and School, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.nwcts.org, $18-$25, $13-$20 youth

'Kodachrome'

It's the world premiere of the play by Adam Szymkowicz at Portland Center Stage, directed by Rose Riordan. Previews begin Feb. 3. It was developed at the JAW Festival. Lena Kaminsky takes on the role as Suzanne (The Photographer), who observes the small, northeastern town of Colchester through her camera lens.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon Thursdays, Feb. 3-March 18, Ellyn Bye Theater/The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, starting at $25

Dark dating

Portland storytellers share their thoughts in "It's Not Me, It's You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating," presented by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon.

7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 6-7, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20, $25 at door

MISC.

Portland Winter Light Festival

There'll be more than 100 illuminated installations, as well as artists, performers and events brightening up the Portland cityscape in the annual event presented by Portland General Electric. The expanded 2018 artist roster is made up almost entirely of Pacific Northwest artists. It's hosted by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, where many of the displays will be shown (1945 S.E. Water Ave.), and the Portland Spirit as an activity of the Willamette Light Brigade. It takes place 6-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 1-3 at OMSI, PGE/World Trade Center and elsewhere. It's free. For more: www.pdxwlf.com.

Seafood & Wine Festival

The 13th annual event, taking place in the middle of the Dungeness crab season, welcomes fans of seafood and wine.

2 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., www.oregoncc.org (check for details)

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show

We'll have more next week, but make plans to attend the big 43rd annual event, Feb. 7-11 at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. It's open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 7-9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 11. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids (6-16) and parking is $8. For more: www.otshows.com.

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