by: Courtesy of Jive Records 
Britney Spears makes a visit to the Rose Garden June 28 for her “Femme Fatale Tour.”

Sparkling Britney

Mega-pop diva Britney Spears comes to Portland for her 'Femme Fatale Tour,' 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Rose Garden, and she'll be sporting everything from a diamond Marilyn Monroe-inspired outfit to a Japanese kimono ensemble tabbed 'Japanime Britney' by costume designer Zaldy Goco.

Maligned for her public appearances in recent years, it'll be interesting to see how dynamically Ms. Spears performs on stage. Her tour got started June 16 to rave reviews, and tickets go for $29.50 to $350 (see Nicky Manaj is special guest, joined by Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo.

It's summer!

Weather is warming, and Portland's outdoor public pools opened this week: Creston, 4454 S.E. Powell Blvd.; Grant, 2300 N.E. 33rd Ave.; Montavilla, 8219 N.E. Glisan St; Peninsula, 700 N. Portland Ave.; Pier, 9341 N. St. Johns Ave.; Sellwood, 7951 S.E. Seventh Ave.; Wilson, 1151 S.W. Vermont St.

Info on Portland Parks and Recreation activities can be found at

Rock 'n' Roll, girl!

The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will receive an official Portland City Hall proclamation from Mayor Sam Adams on June 29.

'For 10 years, (the camp) has personified what makes this city great,' Adams says. 'It's organic, gutsy and vanguard. Best of all, it prepares the next generation of Portlanders to carry that torch.'

And, the next day, 'Girls Rock!', a 2008 documentary about the camp, will be screened at Hollywood Theatre, attended by 'Portlandia' stars Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney) and Fred Armisen (Trenchmouth). Made by Portland filmmakers, the film follows five girls through their transformative experiences during Rock Camp.

On to Monterey

Three young area musicians have been named to the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which will go on an 11-day tour through California, Oregon and Washington, starting July 23 (the Oregon stop being July 31 at Mel Brown Jazz Camp in Monmouth).

The musicians are Joonas Lemetyinen, 16, of West Linn (trombone); Kyle Molitor, 18, of Tigard (trombone); and Tree Palmedo, 18, of Portland (trumpet).

A cat story

The Oregon Humane Society likes to publicize these things, and we're OK with it, because we love animals: Milagro, a nearly lifeless, 4-year-old cat found abandoned in an Oregon City storage container in February, entangled in a makeshift leash attached to a shopping cart, has returned to health and been adopted by OHS volunteer Joanne Godfrey.

Meanwhile, Anthony Glenn Johnson was arrested in the neglect case.

Tryon Creek hikes

The Friends of Tryon Creek will lead park visitors on free, nighttime hikes through the forest, at 8:30 Wednesdays, June 29 to Aug. 31, starting at the Nature Center at Tryon Creek Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.

Dew Tour

The stars of the sports action Dew Tour return to the Rose Quarter, Aug. 11-14, and tickets are now on sale (

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