7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, Oregon Zoo
The lanky, sad-eyed troubadour has come a long way from her pouty, punk-haired days as the lead singer of 'Til Tuesday. Mann morphed her fleeting '80s fame into a more enduring career with the distinct stripped-down pop songs of her solo career.
4001 S.W. Canyon Road, 503-226-1561, $15; also available through TicketsWest (503-224-8499), subject to service charges
9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, Nocturnal
If Bishop Allen's debut disk, 'Charm School,' doesn't charm your pants off, maybe their infectious live energy will. The youngsters fall in the cute, nerdish camp of the indie scene with songs that range in sound from '50s rock 'n' roll to bluesy punk.
1800 E. Burnside St., 503-239-5900, $5
THE BEST OF 2002 PDX FILM
7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 4, Guild Theatre
Peripheral Produce screens local and national audience favorites from last winter's Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival. Catch flicks by Jim Finn, Vanessa Renwick, Elisabeth Subrin and the fest's invitational winner, Trevor Fife.
829 S.W. Ninth Ave., 503-276-4262, $6-$7M
8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 30, Magdelyn Theatre Company
Drammy winner Jared Roylance stars in the romantic comedy about intergenerational conflict in present-day New York. When a grandmother tries to set up her independent granddaughter with the local pickle man high jinks of all types ensue.
403 N.W. Fifth Ave., 971-544-1736, $12-$14
GREAT OREGON STEAMUP
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3, Antique Powerland
Ever wonder where farm equipment goes when it gets real old? Ponder no more. Antique Powerland in Brooks is home to 300 pieces of antique farm equipment. All of it gets revved up and running this weekend. An old-fashioned festival distracts from the vroom-vroom parade with cotton candy, threshing, plowing displays and trolley rides.
Interstate 5 south to Exit 263, travel two blocks to Antique Powerland, Brooks, 1-503-393-2424, $7 (children 12 and under free with adult admission)
PROVIDENCE KIDS PEDAL
7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, Eastbank Festival Plaza
The Providence Bridge Pedal is the second largest community bike ride in the country. Now little rascals in the Rose City can set their own record in an inaugural kids-only ride. On the weekend before the main event, little peddlers can bike a 7-mile course open to children ages 6 to 13.
East end of the Hawthorne Bridge, 503-281-9198, $10-$15