Opening This Week

La Carpa Calavera: El Dia De Los Muertos Festival
The Miracle Theater celebrates the Day of the Dead with a vaudeville style performance that takes a "satirical look at issues of immigration and assimilation." The Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 236-7253, Opens Fri, runs Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, $15-18

One Week Only

Cabaret Boris and Natasha
Boris and Natasha strike again! This time around, look for the Dim Sum Puppet Opera, Mona Huneidi, and Wobbly Dance—plus the Boris and Natasha Dancers, as per usual. Performance Works NorthWest, 4625 SE 67th Ave, 249-0989, Sat-Sun 8 pm, $13-15 sliding scale

Closing This Week

Miss Witherspoon
Integrity Productions brings you a quirky metaphysical comedy from playwright Christopher Durang. Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, $15 (sliding scale on Thursdays)

Current Runs

Insight Out examines the relationship between art and responsibility by way of the ever-fascinating Leni Riefenstahl, who made propaganda films for the Nazi Party. The Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark, Thurs-Sat 8:30 pm, $15 (Thurs sliding scale)

The Pavilion
Top-notch company Third Rail Repertory kicks off their new season with a play about a high school reunion in small town Minnesota. Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstate, 235-1101, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $15-24

An American Daughter
Profile Theatre tackles Wendy Wesserman's Pulitzer Prize-winning script about a woman who finds herself on the receiving end of unwelcome media attention after she is nominated to be Surgeon General of the U.S. Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, $10-28

Dora's Box
Tabuki Theater peers through the cracks of the soccer mom experience. Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne, 784-7316, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, $15


Scary Movie
The Brody's annual Halloween Horrorfest is back again, complete with wacky improvised horror "films," prizes, and other treats. Don't miss the huge display of vintage horror movie memorabilia in the lobby. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th, 224-0688

The Weekly Armenian
After Hours at the ComedySportz Arena brings you a one-man comedy show from Third Floor alum Bryan Coffee. Directed by professional funnyman John Breen. ComedySportz Arena, 1963 NW Kearney, 236-8888, Sat 10:45 pm, $5


White Bird Presents "Three"
Israel's Batsheva Dance Company rolls into town to present their artist director Ohad Naharin's newest work, Three. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335, Tues 7:30 pm, $19-43