Still a rollin' stone
Although just saying the name Bob Dylan conjures up visions of the turbulent 1960s, the truth is few musicians of his fame and stature have ever toured so far and so hard for so long after their initial impact on the scene. Have mercy, it's 2009 and the cat's still on the road! One of the English language's great wordsmiths, Dylan has never stopped sharing his darkest broodings, his brightest insights and his deepest thoughts - not to mention that his poetry is usually set to equally compelling, if often deceptively simple music. He hasn't just created a body of work, he's created a universe all his own, and it's still well worth exploring.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, Memorial Coliseum, www.rosequarter.com, $39.50-$62.50.
PJO plays Rich
The riffs of Buddy Rich will be celebrated as Portland Jazz Orchestra puts on 'Groovin' Hard: PJO Performs Buddy Rich.'
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., 503-432-9477, $19 (students)-$26
58th year celebrating Greeks
Authentic greek food, pastries, music, dance and crafts will all be part of the 58th Annual Greek Festival. Way back when, the ladies of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church began to raise money to pay for the mortage, and the tradition continues. More than 15,000 visit each year.
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 2-3, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3136 N.E. Glisan, free admission, pay for food
PBR rides at Rose Garden
Rodeo stars will try to stay on raging bulls for eight seconds and impress the judges to make the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas, where $1 million goes to the champion. Brazilian Guilherme Marchi (2008 champ), Molalla's Ross Coleman, Summerville's Cody Campbell and Stanfield's Cody Ford are among the stars.
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Rose Garden, One Center Court, 1-877-789-7673, $10-$100
Artisan cheesemakers from the Northwest, California and Utah will present their products in a farmer's market-style event. Features are the Artisan Grilled Cheese Bar and Cheese Wheel Bowling.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Southeast Ninth Avenue (between Belmont and Yamhill), www.oregoncheeseguild.org, free
Portland Fashion Week
Local, national and international designers will show off their 2010 collections in the seventh annual eco-responsible fashion show.
6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 7-9, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Vigor Industrial Shipyards, 5555 N. Channel Ave., www.portlandfashionweek.net, $20-$190 one show, $90-$750 week pass