By Milta Ortiz, Milagro Theatre presents the true life story of Xiomara Torres, who went from undocumented immigrant to esteemed Multnomah County judge.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10-19, Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St., www.milagro.org, adults $27, $32 at door, assorted other prices
'An Evening With C.S. Lewis'
It's a one-man show featuring actor and author David Payne. Shows were added due to high demand.
8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 10-11, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $60
'Sense & Sensibility'
Portland Center Stage brings Kate Hamill's hit adaptation of Jane Austen's classic book to Portland. Presented by Bedlam theater company, it combines a traditional regency setting with a fast-paced, kinetic, theaterical staging that fills Austen's iconic romance with warmth, wheels and some surprises. Eric Tucker directs, and it stars Portland favorites Danea C. Osseni as Elinor Dashwood and Quinlan Fitzgerald as Marianne Dashwood. Previews begin Jan. 12.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, various other times/dates, Jan. 12-Feb. 10, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, starting at $25
Led by Carlos Kalmar, the symphony plays Rossini's "Overture to Tancredi" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter Festival Overture," as well as Zimmermann's "Music for the Suppers of King Ubu" and — joined by artist in residence/cello player Johannes Moser — Shostakovich's fiery "Cello Concerto No. 1."
7:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Jan. 12-14, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.orsymphony.org, starting at $24
It's been 17 years, some 375 performance groups and 150 shows and counting for the vaudeville event that includes music, sketch comedy, puppetry, poetry and more.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., www.mizkittysparlour.com, $17, $20 at door
The voice legend from "Pinky and the Brain" (Pinky), "Animan-iacs" (Yakko) and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Ralphael and Donatello) comes to Portland for his "Animaniacs in Concert" show. Emmy Awards-winning composer Randy Rogel joins him.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $32-$60
Portland Boat Show
Reminder: At the 59th annual Portland Boat Show, through Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, there'll be a full array of Northwest boating from small inflatables and nonmotorized vessels to fishing, pleasure, ski and wakeboard boats, cruisers, pontoons, sailboats and yachts. For more: www.PDXBoatShow.com.
Portland Bridal Show
It's everything for the bride and groom, involving some 150 wedding professionals, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 12-13 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more: www.portlandbridalshow.com.
Rose City Classic Dog Show
It's all about the dogs in the annual event at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 17-20. Judging begins at 8 a.m. each day. Tickets are $10, $15 (two days). For more: www.rosecityclassic.org.