Musical bar fighting

Important facts about Patrick Swayze: His professional debut was as a Disney parade dancer, he was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine almost 20 years ago and in 1989 he starred in the hilariously awful movie Road House wherein he “lives like a loner, fights like a professional and loves like there’s no tomorrow.”

Viva la vulva!

Dance Naked Productions’ new show, Inviting Desire 2010: Pleasure. Permission. Possibility… is confusedly promoted. One would likely expect naked dancing, for example, and following descriptions of the show as a “theatrical aphrodisiac” one might expect very erotic and engaging naked dancing.

The Breakfast Club meets again

John Hughes fans, get ready: Local production company Blue Monkey Theater has adapted Hughes’ best-known Brat Pack flick, The Breakfast Club, to the bounds of a small room on Southeast Foster Road.

Playing (and dancing) in the streets

In Portland, a warm, clear Sunday afternoon is something to celebrate. When the clouds part, there is no shortage of roller-bladers, dog-walkers, bicyclists, tourists, leashed children and good old weekenders out to soak up the sun.

The barber will see you now

Ever seen a cartoon of Bugs Bunny or Woody Woodpecker posing as a barber, singing along to an orchestra? Ever heard someone belt out, “Figaro! Figaro! Fi-gar-o!” as if you’re supposed to get the joke?