Opening This Week

Looking for Olivia
From La Bodega Productions comes the tale of an unhappy screenwriter whose life is changed "one night while his girlfriend is away," by a chance encounter with his beautiful neighbor. Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, $12-15

One Week Only

Night, Mother
An independent production of the Pulitzer-winning story of the final hours of a woman's life—just before she commits suicide. Coho Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh, 220-COHO, Thurs-Sati 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, $10-15


Renob Control presents: Robert Palmer vs. Sisquo vs. Predator: The Battle of Austin
Support your local comedians at this fundraiser to send sketch comedy veterans Renob Control to a festival in Austin, Texas. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 9:30 pm, $8

Superego: Believe It or Awesome!
Sketch comedy troupes are a dime a dozen, but Superego's smart, pop culture savvy writing is better than most. Fez, 316 SW 11th, 221-7262 ex. 41, Fri 8 pm, $7 (includes admission to Shut Up and Dance)

Support The Portland Mercury

Kent and Phil Do It All
Local faves Kent and Phil promise a night of hilarity and hijinks, by way of their two-man, all-improvised show--plus opening act The Liberators just might be packing some hilarity of their own. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 288-3895, Fri 10:30 pm

Blood Squad Productions Presents... Camp Death
Seattle's Blood Squad rolled on down the I-5 to offer Portland three nights of gore-splattered, improv'd hilarity. The trio produces sketches in the style of teen slasher movies, based on audience suggestions. Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Thurs-Sat 10:30 pm, $10

SLAY Film Fest
In person at the Clinton St. Theater 10/29 & 10/30