SEE IT DO IT
MUSIC / Nate Sallie andNikki Cleary
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, Oaks Amusement Park
According to the station manager at Radio Disney (1640 AM), 'Tween is a real word, with a real meaning.' A tween, the station says, is a youngster between 6 and 14. Evidently, tweens have their own lives and tastes, including tween-specific music acts; two of these tween favorites will headline at the amusement park. The cost of admission includes the concert and one free midway ride.
Foot of Southeast Spokane Street, 503-228-4322, $5; available through Ticketmaster (503-224-4400), subject to service charges
LECTURE / 'French Cinema 1960-1980: Marginal Heroes and Fortuitous Heroes'
Noon Wednesday, July 23, Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Multicultural Center
Get a little culture with your fresh veggies. If you're headed up to the South Park Blocks for the farmers market, stop in to hear an actual Frenchman discuss the pivotal period in French film known as the New Wave movement. Professor Jean-Luc Tendil teaches at the University of Avignon.
1825 S.W. Broadway, Room 228, 503-725-8789, free
AUTO RACING & SHOW / Import Motion Summer Jam I
Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Portland International Raceway
Tricked-out sports cars prove their mettle on the racetrack and pro 'drifters' demonstrate sliding techniques ˆ la 'The Fast and the Furious.' In addition to the track action, there will be music, break-dancing battles, a bikini contest and extreme sports demos.
1940 N. Victory Blvd., 360-241-0502, $15 (children youngerthan 6 free)
FASHION SHOW / Fashion Week fund-raiser
8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Blue Monk
Portland fashion czarina Stella Farina coordinates a sneak peek at local designers' fall threads. Proceeds benefit P-town's Fashion Week, coming up in September.
3341 S.E. Belmont St., 503-595-0575, $12-$14
Compiled by Tina Satter