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Portland Juggling Festival

It celebrates 20 years and includes special guest performers, vendors and plenty of props by the jugglers. Jugglers from around the world will attend.

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; Reed College Sports Center, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., www.portlandjugglers.org, $35 adults, $28 students, $20 children (12 and younger) and seniors (62 and older)

Wooden Shoe Pumpkin Fest

The tulips are gone, but the Iverson Family Farm near Woodburn welcomes more revelers as the Halloween season approaches. Activities planned: tube slides, hay tent, paintball gallery, calf roping, giant spider web, hay wagon and Iverson pumpkin cannon. Hauntings in the all-new pumpkin patch are held Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, and Oct. 26-27, and feature a zombie hunt.

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 28-Oct. 31, Iverson Family Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn, www.woodenshoe.com, free, $5-$6 attractions, $6 haunting, $10 zombie hunt/haunting combo

Ralphie May

The comedian comes to Portland. His show at the Newmark Theatre will be filmed live for a TV special. He has recorded four previous specials for Comedy Central.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $31.50


‘Sweet and Sad’

Third Rail Repertory Theatre’s season gets under way with the Richard Nelson story, which examines our responses to Sept. 11 with the Apple family in Rhinebeck, N.Y., who catch up on politics, tell ghost stories, tease one another and confront the difficulties of loss.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 20, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.thirdrailrep.org, $20-$43

‘You Are Here

It’s an all-new production by The Brody Theater, whose ensemble spontaneously creates engaging stories, fully realized characters and a balance of hilarious and dramatic theater.

7:30 p.m. Fridays, starting Sept. 27, The Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, www.brodytheater.com, $9-$12

‘James and the Giant Peach’

by: COURTESY OF DAVID KINDER/NWCTS - Northwest Childrens Theater and Schools puts on James and the Giant Peach, Sept. 28 to Oct. 27.Take to the skies on the wings of a peach, when young James Trotter discovers a magical escape from his dreary life with aunts Spiker and Sponge in this Northwest Children’s Theater and School presentation.

Noon and 4 p.m., Sept. 28-Oct. 27, Northwest Children’s Theater and School, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.nwcts.org, $18-$22, $13-$18 youth

Dave Chappelle

Tickets are on sale for the popular comedian’s appearance in Portland in October.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $55

American Idiot’

Tickets are on sale for the Broadway Across America show about three boyhood friends searching for meaning in the post-Sept. 11 world, told through Green Day and lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong songs.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 12-15; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17; Keller Auditiorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $29