by: COURTESY OF LAURENT ZIEGLER - White Bird presents two shows in the next week, including Akram Khan. Oct. 17 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.MUSIC

Columbia Symphony

The Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 31st season with “A Season of Firsts” as the theme, using guest conductors for all of its performances as PCSO undergoes a two-year conductor search process to replace Huw Edwards as music director and conductor. Paul Haas conducts and pianist Rosa Li solos.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986, SE. Haley Road, Boring,, $30, $25 seniors, $10 students

Portland Baroque Orchestra

The group tabs 2012-13 as its best season ever, starting with its opener featuring choral masterpieces by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, with Monica Huggett directing PBO and vocal ensemble Cappella Romana. Later in the month, PBO presents the Portland debut of Pacific MusicWorks, directed by Stephen Stubbs, with the resplendent “Vespers of 1610.”

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13 (season opener), First Baptist Church, 909 S.W. 11th Ave., 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Kaul Auditorium/Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.,, $18-$49; 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 (“Monteverdi”), Trinity Episcopal Church, 147 N.W. 19th Ave.,, $26-$54


“The Black Lizard”

It’s Imago Theatre’s season-opening production, an English-language premiere of Yukio Mishima’s play.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.,, $15-$30

White Bird Uncaged

The season starts with the long-awaited return of Trisha Brown Dance Company with the program featuring three decades of work by the post-modern choreographer, including new work.

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $30, $20 student/senior


Northwest Classical Theatre Company, debuting its newly expanded acting company under the direction of Bill Alexander, puts on the William Shakespeare epic, the story of a young marriage complicated by corruption, deceit and jealousy.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 12-Nov. 4, Shoebox Theater, 2110 S.E. 10th Ave.,, $20, $18 students/seniors

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Its season opens with a collaboration with Portland Art Museum’s “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece” exhibition, which explores the human form through objects from British Museum’s Greek and Roman collection. Balanchine’s “Apollo” opens the program, followed by “Orpheus Portrait” and a collaboration between OBT’s Christopher Stowell and visual artist John Grade. It culminates with William Forsythe’s “The Second Detail,” which explores the dancer as superhuman.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay Ave.,, $27-$144

“Vertical Road”

Akram Khan’s world-accliamed production, presented by White Bird, features eight dancers from Asia, Europe and the Middle East, performing a work of catharsis and transcendence. Khan contributed to the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $26-$64


Portland Tattoo Expo

More than 300 artists attend the three-day event, with 30 vendors on hand.

2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, noon Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.,, $20, $40 weekend

Meteorological Society

The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm as part of its annual weather discussion meeting at OMSI.

10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.,, free

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