by: JAIME VALDEZ, Five-year-old Seth Sutton of Tigard takes a tethered ride from Lesley and Jesse Spencer in 2008 during the annual Festival of Balloons in Tigard, starting June 25.

MUSIC Duude! Heads up: For 16 years, the Vans Warped Tour has brought together punk and alternative rock’s headliners, not to mention a lot of skateboarders. It’s also had its fair share of controversy, with some of the acts over the years dissing each other, as well as the concept of a massive show like this altogether. Then again, if it’s 90 degrees out and you’re partying with thousands of people, do you really care? Oregon promises to be the last place this summer America’s longest touring show will land. Acts include party rocker Andrew W.K., metalists Dillinger Escape Plan and emo-pop-rockers We Are The In Crowd. 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro, www.vanswarpedtour .com, $30.50 His mama don’t dance Another heads up: Jim Messina worked with Stephen Stills and Neil Young in Buffalo Springfield, helped invent country rock with ex-Springfield member Richie Furay in Poco and enjoyed pop hits with Kenny Loggins. He’s also made significant forays into the Latin music world and is a world-class guitarist. Most important, however, he’s still alive. 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.,, $25 in advance, $30 day of show (minors must be accompanied by parent) STAGE RENT Stumptown Stages puts on the hit Broadway musical, about seven friends living the Bohemian lifestyle in New York City, over the next month. Through July 25, Theatre! Theater!, 3430 S.E. Belmont St.,, $30 Summer Splendors The Northwest Dance Project’s show of four premieres by James Canfield, Sarah Slipper, Carla Mann and Lauren Edison continues. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, Northwest Dance Project Studio and Performance Center, 833 N. Shaver St.,, $25 advance, $30 at door “Lend Me a Tenor” Anonymous Theatre and Theatre Vertigo put on a show cast entirely in secret, as actors rehearse one-on-one with the show’s directors and find out their cast-mate’s identity in front of a live audience. 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, Gerding Theatre, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.,, $25 MISC. Brew fest The sixth annual North American Organic Brewers Festival is designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living and features 50 beers from around the country. Noon-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 25-26, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, Overlook Park, North Fremont Street and North Interstate Avenue,, free Festival of the Balloons The popular event will feature the Funtastic Traveling Show carnival and plenty of air-seeking balloon enthusiasts. 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 25-26, 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, Cook Park, 17005 S.W. 92nd Ave., Tigard, Festival of the Arts The 47th annual event in Lake Oswego features recognized and emerging regional artists. Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St.,, free Yo Gabba Gabba! The official title is “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s a Party in My City” and Portland will be a stop for the music, singing, dancing and animation event on its North American tour in November. Tickets are on sale. DJ Lance Rock and the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! recently performed at the White House and have a chart-topped album. 2 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, Memorial Coliseum, 1-877-789-7673, $35, $49 OMSI’s Einstein “Einstein: The World Through His Eyes” opens at the science museum, with interactive displays, personal letters, artifacts, original manuscripts and learning labs to shed light on the genius. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, June 26 through Sept. 26, OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., 503-797-4000, $12 adults, $9 youth (3-13) and seniors (63-over)

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