Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including 'Live Wire' and Reel Rock 12

COURTESY: CHRISTOPHER JUE/GETTY IMAGES FOR DISNEY - Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' which opens in theaters Friday, Dec. 15.MISC.

Reel Rock 12

The film series premieres five new short films about climbing, which include films about Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15, and Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist.

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.,, $20

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

The eagerly anticipated newest "Star Wars" movie hits the big screen Friday, Dec. 15. Buy tickets early for the first weekend's shows, and prepare to enjoy it (it's 2 hours, 32 minutes long). It stars Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher and is directed by Rian Johnson. Fisher finished filming her parts before her death on Dec. 27, 2016.



A reminder: Over the next month, Imago Theatre will revisit "Frogz," the famous mask show that has been staged on Broadway twice and thrilled audiences for years.

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 7, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.,, $17.50-$37.50

Owen Benjamin

A regular on MTV's "Punk'd" and "Inside Amy Schumer," Benjamin does his standup act in Portland.

8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 15-16, Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave.,, $15-$32

John Mulaney

Shows have been added for the Portland appearance of John Mulaney, an Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian who most recently starred in the Broadway hit "Oh, Hello on Broadway" with Nick Kroll. He's been hailed as a top standup comedian. He's here on his "Kid Gorgeous" tour.

7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $25, $35

'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'

The stage-radio variety show continues with comedian Andy Kindler and more.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20, $25 day of show

'Santiago Sent Us'

The truTV "Impractical Jokers" stars New York-based comedy troupe The Tenderloins. It showcases their public pranks with hidden cameras on their "Santiago Sent Us' tour. "Impractical Jokers" is now in its sixth season.

7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, Veterans Memorial Coliseum,, starting at $49.50

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