Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'An Act of God' and Portland Cello Project

COURTESY: JEFF HAYES - Shows for 'The Humans' have been added at Artists Repertory Theatre.STAGE

Current theater

• Artists Repertory Theatre has added three performances of "The Humans," about a small family dinner where old wounds surface and tensions bubble over: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Tuesday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Morrison Stage, 1515 S.W. Morrison St.. For tickets/info:

• Hand2Mouth Theatre puts on "Psychic Utopia" at New Expressive Works, 810 S.E. Belmont St., through Dec. 2. It's 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. For more:

• In "Nacho Gold," through Dec. 16 at The Miracle Theater, 525 S.E. Stark St., the 3rd Floor sketch comedy troupe does 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. For more:, $17, $20 at door.

• As a nod to a country forcing out its undesirables, "Belfast Girls," by Jake McCarrick and presented by Corrib Theatre at Shaking the Tree Theatre, 823 S.E. Grant St. through Dec. 10, is about five women who leave Belfast aboard the ship Inchinnan during the Irish Famine of the 1850s to seek a better life in Australia. For more:

'An Act of God'

Triangle Productions puts on the David Javerbaum story about "The One" who has finally arrived on Earth to set the record straight. After many millennia, God (assisted by his devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation. James Sharinghousen, Norman Wilson (as God) and Leah Yorkston star; Donald Horn directs. The comedy was a hit on Broadway with two different actors playing God — Jim Parsons ("Big Bang Theory") and Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace").

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 24-Dec. 16, The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,, $15-$35

'New Worlds'

Presented by the Oregon Symphony, Bill Murray — yes, that Bill Murray — appears on stage, along with cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang, and pianist Vanessa Perez, bringing his charisma to American songs, poetry and prose.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $50


Willamette Week's fifth annual Funniest 5 Showcase features Portland's best fresh faces in standup comedy.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $10


Portland Cello Project

The genre-bending cello collective is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Radiohead's iconic album, "OK Computer," by performing the album in its entirety with a full ensemble and special guests. Featured vocalists are Kyleen King and longtime PCP collaborator and fan favorite Adam Shearer.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., (check for tickets)


In your post-Thanksgiving and post-Black Friday spare time, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24-26, consider a wine-tasting road trip. The Columbia River Gorge wineries feature special releases/sales on Thanksgiving Wine Weekend. See And Willamette Valley wineries put on events as well as special offers in Wine Country Thanksgiving. See

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