'That's No Lady'
Reminder: The musical about legendary drag queen Darcelle, aka Walter Cole, stars Kevin C. Loomis as Darcelle/Cole. It looks back at Darcelle's 50-plus years on stage and Cole's personal life, and features original music. It stages at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 5 (and 2 p.m. Sept. 29), at Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $35, http://www.trianglepro.org.
By Dominic Finocchiaro and staged by Theatre Vertigo, something strange is happening at an apartment complex, where residents turn up dead in gruesome ways and tenant Todd tries to figure things out. The play originally was presented at the 2013 JAW Festival. It's directed by Connery McRae and stars Blake Stone as Todd.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Sept. 26-Oct. 26, Shoebox Theatre, 2110 S.E. 10th Ave., http://www.theatrevertigo.org, $25, $20 seniors (65-over), $10 students
'Live Wire With Luke Burbank'
The stage-radio variety show features author Chuck Klosterman, writer Tiffany Midge and musical act Tacocat.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., http://www.albertarosetheatre.com, $20
NW Dance Project opens its season with works by Patrick Delacroix (world premiere), Ihsan Rustem ("Le Fil Rouge") and Luca Veggetti ("Ensemble for Somnabulists").
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, http://www.nwdanceproject.org, $29-$59
Union PDX Festival of Contemporary Dance
Commissioned Portland choreographers Amy Leona Havin and Carlyn Hudson join Artistic Director Samuel Hobbs in presenting world premiere works on a round stage at the Hampton Opera Center, 211 S.E. Caruthers St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $30-$40. For more: http://www.unionpdx.org.
Local favorites Chantal DeGroat, Dana Green and Lauren Bloom Hanover star in a piercing, stripped-down version of the Shakespeare play about political gluttony and supernatural vengeance for Portland Center Stage. It features an edited script by Lee Sunday Evans and original music by Heather Christian. Previews start Sept. 28.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 11 a.m. Thursdays (all with exceptions) Sept. 28-Nov. 24, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., http://www.pcs.org, $25-$62
Portland Fresh Hops Festival
The 16th annual festival returns to Oaks Amusement Park with new features, including collaboration beers from farmers and breweries, conversations with innovative brewers, live music, food trucks and more.
5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, http://www.oregoncraftbeer.org, $25 Friday (limited), free Saturday, $35 both days, $20 tasting package
Northwest Quilting Expo
It's everything quilting this week at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 26-27, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets are $10 ($27 three-day ticket) and parking is $10. For more: http://www.nwquiltingexpo.com.
• The Oregon Burlesque Festival features comedy, circus and more at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28. There'll be different attractions each night. Tickets are $25 ($40 for both nights). For more: http://www.albertarosetheatre.com.
• The Portland Juggling Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, Sept. 27-29, at Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd. Info: http://www.portlandjugglers.org.
• Newsman Anderson Cooper will talk about what inspires him and more at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets: $62.55-$104.95, http://www.portland5.com.
• The Bloody Mary Festival takes place at The Redd, 831 S.E. Salmon St., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Tickets: $45, see event page on Facebook.
• It's Halloween time, and some attractions open in the next week, including the Davis Graveyard, Tuesday, Oct. 1. It's a popular attraction at 8703 S.E. 43rd Ave. in Milwaukie. For more: http://www.davisgraveyard.com.
• Harvey's Comedy Club, 436 N.W. Sixth Ave., plays host to the Portland Comedy Festival, Oct. 1-5. There'll be more than 70 comedians converging on Portland for the festival. For more: http://www.theportlandcomedyfestival.com.