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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Funhouse Lounge, 'The Found Dog Ribbon Dance' and OBT's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

COURTESY PHOTO - Breweries in Oregon give tours for Zwickelmania, including in the Portland area Saturday, Feb. 15.STAGE

'James X'

Corrib Theatre presents the play by Gerard Mannix Flynn about the justice system's systemic abuse and cover-ups. It's an Ireland-specific story of institutional abuse and neglect that offers relevant parallels to the current U.S. child welfare, incarceration and immigration system that turns its back on powerless people.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 13-March 1, New Expressive Works, 810 S.E. Belmont St., www.corribtheatre.org, $30, $20 35-under

Funhouse Lounge

With love in the air for Valentine's Day, the improv/audience participation company puts on two shows: "'Til Death Do Us Part: An Improvised Love Story" and "Secrets, Lies and Alibis: An Unscripted Drama."

7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Feb. 13-29, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., www.funhouselounge.com, $10, $15 at door

'Special K'

Imago Theatre puts on a new play by Jerry Mouawad, its co-artistic director, that mashes playwright Luigi Pirandello's reality puzzles with vaudeville, tragedy and time-hopping romps.

7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through Feb. 22, Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave., www.imagotheatre.com, $10-$20

BodyVox

The dance company welcomes the Darveyon Jones Dance Ensemble as its resident artist. The ensemble examines through dance the many facets of love, interconnectivity and social responsiveness, featuring a cast of 12 (five men, seven women).

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15, BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 N.W. 17th Ave., www.BodyVox.com, starting at $27

'The Found Dog Ribbon Dance'

CoHo Productions tells the story of Norma, a professional cuddler and reluctant dog rescuer, and Norm, an anonymous amateur ribbon dancer and barista, as they navigate loneliness and vulnerability, the music of Whitney Houston and a collection of eccentric characters in search of the healing power of human connection. It's a play by Reed College graduate Dominic Finocchiar.

Feb. 14-March 7 at CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St. Tickets: $20-$35, www.cohoproductions.org

Oregon Ballet Theatre

OBT's 30th season continues with the return of Christopher Stowell's "The Sleeping Beauty." It's based on the original Marius Petipa choreography and created by Stowell, the former OBT artistic director. OBT star dancers perform along with the OBT Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's score. Xuan Cheng, Ansa Capizzi and Eva Burton perform the role of Princess Aurora.

2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22; noon Feb. 23, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.obt.org, starting at $29

'Mortified'

The show about a cast of Portlanders sharing their shame on stage returns to Portland for three shows.

6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., www.albertarosetheatre.com, $18, $22 at door

MISC.

Zwickelmania

The statewide celebration of Oregon's craft beer scene involves an open house of some 100 breweries during Oregon Craft Beer Month. The 12th annual event features Portland-area breweries from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and others around the state Feb. 22. For more: www.OregonCraftBeer.org/Zwickelmania.

Pro wrestling

WWE presents "NXT TakeOver Portland," the first pro wrestling pay-per-view event in Portland since 2008.

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Moda Center, www.rosequarter.com, starting at $20, parking $20

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