Oregon Spirit Chorus will perform at the Tribute to Veterans on Friday. (Courtesy/Oregon Legislature)

Thursday

You’re 6 years old and mom is in the hospital. She finds it hard to be happy, so you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Every Brilliant Thing, a play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love, opens at The Verona Studio Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 plus fees. 189 Liberty St. N.E. 

Friday

Pay tribute to veterans ahead of Veteran’s Day. A Tribute to Veterans will start at noon at the Oregon State Capitol on Friday, with the presentation of the colors by the North Salem High School Army JROTC Color Guard in the rotunda, followed by a performance from the Oregon Spirit Chorus.

For more information, contact Visitor Services at 503-986-1388 or visit www.oregoncapitol.com. 900 Court St. N.E.

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Take a ride through the world, dreams, the past and the future during Chemeketa Community College’s new production 365 days/365 plays. The stops are a way of organizing 20 short plays by theme. Director Jay Gibson-King said “Each short play packs a punch.”

The play runs Nov. 8 through 9 and Nov. 14 through 16 at 7:30 pm. There’s a matinee on Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Building 6 Auditorium. 4000 Lancaster Drive N.E.

Tickets are cash only and cost $20 for non-students and $5 for students and Oregon Trail cardholders. More info about the play is on Facebook.

Saturday

Celebrate the Hindu festival of light with INDUS this Saturday. Salem’s Diwali celebration starts at 4:30 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m. at Blanchet Catholic School. Tickets cost $20 and include snacks, Indian food for dinner, plus music and dance performances. 4373 Market St. N.E. More info in on the INDUS website

Willamette Master Chorus is performing Made in America on November 9 and 10 at 3 p.m. at Hudson Hall, 900 State St. The annual veterans concert features “requiem” by John Rutter with orchestra, chorus and soloist. More info is on the Willamette Master Chorus website.

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