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The Short List

STAGE

‘Peter Pan’

Northwest Children’s Theater puts on a world premiere of the Disney classic.

2 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. various days, through Jan. 5, Northwest Children’s Theater, 1819 N.W. Everett St., www.nwcts.org, $18-$22 adult, $13-$18 youth

‘Unwrapping the Unexpected’

It’s mythical, personal, poetic and musical stories in the Portland Storytellers’ Guild’s “Tales of Unusual and Extraordinary Gifts.” Stories include a Grimm Brothers fairy tale and a lighthearted look at Santa Claus.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside, www.brownpapertickets.com, $10, $8 students

‘The Shoemaker and the Elves’

Markham Elementary School plays host to Tears of Joy Theatre’s holiday puppet show. It’s the 1940s, and Frankie and Gino the elves arrive in New York City after being kicked out of Santa’s workshop, but they keep busy at Footmeyer’s Shoe Store.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 15 and 22, Markham Elementary School Theatre, 10531 S.W. Capitol Highway, www.tojt.org, $18 adults, $15 students/seniors, $13 youth

‘White Christmas’

Irving Berlin’s classic returns to Lakewood Theatre Company. It’s the story of Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and their successful song-and-dance act after World War II, putting on a show in Vermont, and the beautiful sisters they meet. It features 17 Berlin hits.

7:30 p.m. most nights, 2 p.m. some Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 13-29, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego, 503-635-3901, $36, $34 seniors

by: COURTESY OF PIXIE DUST PRODUCTIONS - Beauty and the Beast, by Pixie Dust Productions, takes to the Newmark Theatre stage, Dec. 14-29.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Pixie Dust Productions puts on the Disney classic, which “tells the tale of an enchanted prince in the shape of a hideous beast and the intelligent woman who enters his life and must learn to love him if the curse is ever to be broken.” Greg Tamblyn directs, Erin Charles plays Belle and Leif Norby plays Beast.

7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 14-29, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.pixiedustshows.org, $42.50-$58.50

Live Wire! Radio

The stage/radio variety show features character actor Stephen Tobolowsky, NPR host Ophira Eisenberg, writer Lindy West and musical guest Blitzen Trapper and more.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.livewireradio.org, $20, $25 day of show, $35 reserved

A Post5 Theatre X-mas

The theater group is doing a traditional Christmas show, the one-man “A Christmas Carol” by Phillip J. Berns, and an off-the-wall observations production, “No One Likes Scrooge.”

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 16-18, Dec. 20-23, 2 p.m. Dec. 21-22; “No One Like Scrooge,” 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21; Post 5 Theatre, 850 N.E. 81st Ave., www.postfivetheatre.org, pay what you can

MISC.

‘Homegrown DocFest’

Music by the Renegade Stringband, as well as food and drink, accompany the fall version of the short-film festival by NW

Documentary.

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., www.nwdocumentary.org, $7

MUSIC

‘Gospel Christmas’

The Oregon Symphony with the Northwest Community Gospel Choir and conductor Charles Floyd perform many high-spirited gospel favorites. It’s a holiday must-see, selling out most shows. Floyd, a regular with Boston Pops, has participated in each of the “Gospel Christmas” shows since 1999.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $25

Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Portland Baroque Orchestra presents its annual holiday concert of Handel’s 18th-century “Messiah,” which includes the Portland conducting debut of Julian Wachner, a Grammy-nominated music director of New York City’s Trinity Church. It features, once again, Cappella Romana, and a roster of world-class soloists.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, First Baptist Church, 909 S.W. 11th Ave., www.pbo.org, $28-$69 reserved

The Dandy Warhols

The Portland band puts on its holiday show with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Modern Kin and Bloco Alegria.

8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside, www.mcmenamins.com, $20, $22 at door

School of Rock

The School of Rock will present “Best! Of Portland 3” featuring local teens jamming with such bands as Gaytheist, Sons of Huns and The Thermals.

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St., www.wonderballroom.com, $13 in advance, $16 at the door

Sharon Corr

Heads up: A member of the Irish pop family The Corrs, Sharon Corr is a singer-songwriter-violinist stepping out for a solo tour.

8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $32.50 advance, $35 day of show