Photo above The characters of Liminal

MAGNOLIAS CORNER, 4075 NE Sandy Blvd. features live music from 7 to 9 pm each Friday/Saturday. Dec. 2 is Friday Jazz with Elena Welch; Saturday Dec 3, Bees In A Bottle; Fri. 9, Friday Jazz with Natalia K Burgess and Friends; Sat. Dec 10, Maria Webster; Dec 16, Friday Jazz with The Lost Hawaiians and Sat. Dec 17; Ky Burt. Wine and microbrew and food too. Tell the bartender the word “Decanter” and get $2 off your first drink.

MESSIAH PART ONE BY GF HANDEL – Portland Chamber Orchestra’s signature Holiday program featuring Part One of Handel’s “Messiah”. PCO partners with the Resonance Ensemble and soloists, directed by Katherine Fitzgibbon on Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 pm at New Song Community Church, 2511 NE Martin Luther King Blvd; Friday, December 16, 7:30 pm at All Saints Catholic Parish, 3847 NE Glisan St; and two performances at Lewis and Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Agnes Flanagan Chapel Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:30 pm, Sunday, Dec. 18, 3 pm.

WILD WOODS: AN EERIE WINTER BASH – Celebrate Theatre Vertigo. Explore the world of the macabre in a night of eerily wonderful entertainment, wicked beverages and live performances by The Pulp Stage, tarot readings by Lisa Spiral Ducret, face painting by tattoo artist Lindsey Chamberlain Strong, and music by Hayley Lynn & Friends. The fête is at  One Main Place,  101 SW Main St., Saturday January 7 from 7:30 pm-10 pm. Advance tickets $10 ($15 at door). Proceeds benefit Theatre Vertigo’s 2017 season.

PORTLAND FOLKMUSIC’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT is Wednesday, December 14, 7 (doors at 6) at Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway and featues live music from Mary Flower, The Portlanders (Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Mick Doherty, Kevin Shay Johnson and Lauren Sheehan), Avery Hill and the legendary Joe Hickerson. Admission is free with beer available for purchase and pizza and salad available for a contribution.

MARILYN MONROE CONTRE LES VAMPIRES aka PHOEBE ZEITGEIST aka BLOOD ON THE CAT’S NECK is Liminal’s operatic update of the 1972 black comedy by R. W. Fassbinder. In this satire, Phoebe Zeitgeist is a singing alien agent sent to Earth to investigate human democracy in action. She learns the language, but can’t figure out the inhabitants. Then vampires show up… The show combines performance art, video, and opera into an immersive experience. With no central stage, audiences are invited to walk around the 360-degree videoscape. Seating is provided for those who need it. For one weekend only – Thursday – Sunday, December 8 – 11 with two shows a night at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, Sundays 5:30 and 7:30 pm at Disjecta Gallery  8371 N Interstate Ave. Directed by John Berendzen with Carissa Burkett, soprano and 15 other voices. $20 general with student and artist rates available. Mature content is recommended ages 14+ Seating is limited and tickets available at