The Amazing Bubble Man and Jet Black Pearl have returned from their annual global peregrinations to present their bubblicious Bubble and Squeeze programme again for the fortunate families of Portland of all sizes and ages. The show, a cabaret of soap magic and music is hosted at the Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton St. November 23, 24, 25 at 11 am and 2 pm and December 6 at 7:30 pm.

The Bubble Man is Louis Pearl, who explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks to mesmerize. Square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornados and trampolines and people inside bubbles. See amazingbubbleman.com.

Photo © Miriphoto

Jet Black Pearl is the fabulous and fiery accordion diva from Amsterdam who performs while singing, rapping and beatboxing about slugs in love, criminal gurus and hallucinating butterflies. She says this year their journeys spanned the sphere (you thought your commute was hard…)

“Once a year we perform a week in China. Louis does a tour in the UK 3 or 4 times a year. We spent a month in Edinburgh where Louis has performed at the Fringe Festival every year for twelve years. We did twenty-six family shows in a row in a four hundred seat big top, and every show was sold out. The Scots love bubbles, and the bubbles love Scotland. It’s the most rainy place I’ve ever been – freezing cold, even in August. After the Fringe Festival, he performed in Hong Kong, I played in France, then we met up in Germany again for another festival.”

The Clinton Street box office phone is 503.238.8899. Advance tickets online at tinyurl.com/yckx7v2j.

November 5, Jet Black Pearl plays solo at Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee Blvd. at 7 pm. jetblackpearl.com.