by: COURTESY OF Breath of Cultures, 


Tall 'n' Hanson

Heads up: If you were a tween in the late 1990s, you may have fallen in love with three bright-eyed singing brothers known as Hanson. To their credit, the bros have stuck together long after they MMMBopped their way into America's heart in 1997, and have put out some workable pop rock 'n' roll music, as evidenced by 'Thinking 'Bout Somethin',' the first cut off their newest album 'Shout It Out.'

7 p.m. Sept. 22, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.,, $30. All ages.

Kick lass show

Another heads up: Celtic Woman, whose videotaped performances are a staple of public TV telethons, has cornered a market in America hungry for beautiful melodies sung by fetching Irish ladies in flowing dresses. We hope other ethnic groups catch onto the idea, as almost everybody the world over has a cousin in Brooklyn by now.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, Rose Garden,, $70, $45

Music from the Heartland

The Pride Festival is June 19-20, and a highlight will be a combined show featuring the Heartland Men's Chorus of Kansas City and Portland Gay Men's Chorus. Together, they will sing 'America the Beautiful' and 'This Land is Your Land.'

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 503-226-2588, $16-$45

Neil Young

Get your tickets now, or they could be gone by July.

8 p.m. July 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 1-800-745-3000, $60-$150


Portland Underground Film Festival

P.U.F.F. begins Thursday, June 10 with 'The Corners,' a movie shot in Portland, and continues Saturday, June 12 with 'Heart Garden,' shot in Oregon.

June 10-13, Clinton Theater, 2522 S.E. Clinton St., 503-238-8899, (check for times), $8 opening night, $6 other shows


'Breath of Portland'

The event features a fashion show with Janeane Marie of Season 7 of 'Project Runway, Dawn Sharp and Kate Spade. The Hugs will also perform, as will a dance group. It's put on by Breath of Cultures, which empowers recent college graduates through cultural exchanges.

7-11 p.m., Saturday, June 12, Sandbox Studio, 420 N.E. 9th Ave.,, $20


'Primal Compulsion'

It's a Brody Theater production in the mold of 'Fatal Attraction,' 'Basic Instinct' and 'Unfaithful,' embracing and parodying the exotic thriller genre.

8 p.m. Saturdays, June 12-26, The Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway Ave., 503-224-2227, $10, $7 students


NASA astronauts

OMSI welcomes astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenberger and Jim Dutton for special speaking engagements as part of the institute's 60th anniversary celebration of Kendall Planetarium.

Dutton, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12; Metcalf-Lindenberger, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., June 19; OMSI, 503-797-4677, free

Milk Carton Boat Race

It's presented by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon, which had a special showboat made - 100 percent milk carton-powered, seven feet wide, nine feet long and weighing 250 pounds. The race was revived last year, after a long run from 1973 to 2002.

11 a.m. Sunday, June 13, Westmoreland Park

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