‘Solo Summer 2013’

CoHo Productions puts on its annual event, with five of Portland’s finest solo artists performing their smash hits. The lineup, in order: “GGG: Dominatrix for Dummies” (June 13-16, Eleanor O’Brien); “Threads” (June 20-23, Tonya Jone Miller); “My Mind Is Like An Open Meadow” (June 27-30, Erin Leddy); “Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII” (July 5-7, Tara Travis); “Mr. Darcy Dreamboat” (July 11-14, Camille Cettina).

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, June 13-July 14, CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St.,, $15, $50 festival pass

Tracy Morgan

The comedian and actor of “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” fame visits Portland on his “Excuse My French” Tour.

8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $43


Festival of Flowers

Pioneer Courthouse Square has been decorated with nearly 20,000 begonias, impatiens and pansies with the design “Tattoo Portland,” created by architecture firm Lango Hansen. The details: through June 11 (sale begins 8 a.m. June 12), Pioneer Courthouse Square,

First Thursday

It’s June, and more people are going to be roaming the galleries during the popular art walk in the next three months. The June 6 First Thursday — galleries generally open at 5 or 6 p.m. — includes up-and-comers Sahar Fattahi, Jo Hamilton, Ruth Lantz, Loren Nosan, Ahmad Rafiei and Samantha Wall with “New Views” at Laura Russo Gallery (805 N.W. 21st Ave.), David Carmack Lewis’s oil paintings at Attic Gallery (206 S.W. First Ave.) ,and featured artist Ford Smith at Shaffer Fine Art Gallery (308 S.W. First Ave.). For a list of participating First Thursday galleries, go to

Rose Festival

The big weekend of Portland’s party approaches. Here’s the refresher: CityFair, 3-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 6-7, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, Waterfront Park; Fleet Week, continues through Monday, June 10, waterfront/downtown; 125th annual Spring Rose Show, 1-9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, June 7, Lloyd Center; Grand Floral Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, downtown; Queen’s Coronation, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, Veterans Memorial Coliseum; Grand Floral Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, Memorial Coliseum through downtown. For complete info, go to

Portland Beer Week

The third annual festival features nearly 50 events around the city, and starts with a kickoff party 5 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 N.W. Quimby St. There are four festivals within the festival: Rye Beer Festival, Portland Fruit Beer Festival, George Jones Tribute Beer Fest and Portland Beer and Cheese Fest. The details: June 6-16, various locales in city, (see for complete schedule)


Portland’s bicycle bonanza goes throughout June, with more than 240 events scheduled, including the kickoff party, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Holladay Park, Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street. The details; June 6-29, various events around city, (see for complete schedule).


Design meets the bicycle as the Portland Art Museum features the collection of more than 200 bikes of Michael Embacher, who will deliver the opening lecture at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, discussing such things as his creative, rare, offbeat and even unsuccessful models that led to the creation of his collection.

June 8-28, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.,, regular admission

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