First Thursday

Summer weather greets art lovers Thursday, Aug. 1, for the gallery walk through the Pearl District and elsewhere. For info:

‘Playing with a Full Deck’

by: COURTESY OF GALLERY 6 PDX - Cards bearing images of Elvis Presley are part of the extensive Playing with a Full Deck exhibit at Gallery 6 PDX.It’s billed as the largest collection of original art collaborations created on playing cards, launched in June 2010 by Liz Cohn as an experiment after she inherited 128 full decks of playing cards from her father-in-law’s private collection. More than 235 artists have contributed to the more than 2,000 playing cards.

5 p.m. First Friday, Aug. 2, noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Sept. 6, Gallery 6 pdx, 131 N.E. Sixth Ave.,

Wanderlust Circus

The circus family performs in Portland before heading out on the road again in “Summer Sizzle.” It’s acrobats, aerialists, dancers and pyromaniac prodigies in the combustible cabaret.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3, Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E. Burnside,, $20-$30

Clark County Fair

It’s the big doings north of the Columbia River, with music from the likes of Alan Jackson and Blue Oyster Cult.

8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, gates open 10 a.m. other days through Aug. 11, Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash., (see for complete info), $10, $9 senior (62-older), $7 children (7-12), $6 parking, $1 ride coupons


My Fair Lady’

Jazmin Gorsline, a Vancouver, Wash., native, returns to Broadway Rose after playing Cosette in “Les Miserables,” starring as Eliza Doolittle in one of the greatest musicals of all time. The story: Professor Henry Higgins, curmudgeonly bachelor, makes a bet with his friend Col. Pickering that he can pass off a simple Cockney flower girl (Doolittle) as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with a desirable upper-class accent and imparting proper etiquette.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (and Aug. 10, 17), Aug. 1-Aug. 18, Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard,, starting at $30


Washington Park Summer Festival

Music returns to the beautiful park’s Rose Garden Amphitheater for 10 days. The lineup (all 6 p.m.): Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, Aug. 1; Portland Summerfest Opera, “Otello” by Giuseppe Verdi, Aug. 2; The Carlton Jackson/Dave Mills Band, Aug. 3; Portland Festival Symphony, Aug. 4; Obo Addy’s Legacy, “DiaTribe — From the Village to the Streets,” Aug. 5; Black Prairie, Aug. 6; Vagabond Opera, Aug. 7; Sean Ghazi, Aug. 8; Northwest Dance Project, “In Good Company,” with DJ Anjali and Eden Hana, Aug. 9; Caña Son, Aug. 10. For info: www.portland 446664

Fitz and The Tantrums

Neo-soul indie popsters Fitz and The Tantrums come to town with Hunger Hunted and The Colourist.

8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.,, $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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