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ART / Last Thursday Art Walk
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, May 29, starting at Southeast Stark Street and 28th Avenue
Another section of the city stakes out a piece of the art action. This little indie area is home to the hipster haunt Beulahland and the delicious Mexican joint Navarre. They and a number of their neighbors have various kinds of art on display. Beulahland hosts a 1930s costume party and the Goodfoot Lounge features DJ Weegee.
DANCE / McMenamins Kennedy School second annual prom
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 29, McMenamins Kennedy School
Don't believe the hype: You can go back. McMenamins Kennedy School gives us a chance to dress up and shake it at an age when, hopefully, we all feel a little more secure and less cliquish. The dance, for guests 21 and older, features a DJ spinning hits from the '80s, a photographer and awards for the best dressed.
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., 503-249-3983, $10
MUSIC / 'Temptations of Springtime in Scandinavia'
4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, First Immanuel Lutheran Church
Members of Portland's Scandinavian community put their old country ways on display at their spring concert. It features dancing, the Scandinavian Chorus of Portland and the Scandia Ladies Chorus. Tradition flows on after the concert with a dessert-laden table bearing sweet delicacies from the singers' own kitchens.
1816 N.W. Irving St., 503-775-5382, free
MUSIC / James DePreist Tribute Concert
7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
James DePreist, the Oregon Symphony's music director and conductor, transcended his job title; in his 23 years with the orchestra he became a beloved cultural icon in the state and gained an international reputation for his dedication to music and to Portland. DePreist performed around the world as a guest conductor and made regular appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic.
To conclude his final season in the Rose City, DePreist will conduct a concert of works that have particular meaning to him, including pieces by Berlioz, Haydn, Strauss and Mahler.
1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-228-1353, $16-$72; also available through Ticketmaster (503-224-400), subject to service charges
Compiled by Tina Satter