Mar 15–17 What would you get if you crossed the puppetry of Being John Malkovich and Broadway’s The Lion King, with the eerie feel of fantasy dance webseries The LXD? Probably something like Kidd Pivot’s Dark Matters, which comes to the Newmark tomorrow courtesy of White Bird. The ominous title probes the more troubling corners of the human psyche, also describing a characteristic of the piece: areas of the stage that seem to simply be bathed in darkness, are actually peopled by shadowy puppetmasters. As any physicist or little kid will tell you, darkness isn’t empty; there are things in it.

For more about Portland arts, visit PoMo’s Arts & Entertainment Calendar, stream content with an RSS feed, or sign up for our weekly On The Town Newsletter!