Portland Historic Races

The annual showing and racing of classic automobiles features an entry list of more than 250 autos for racing and 700 collector cars and hot rods for display. The event boasts an open paddock at Portland International Raceway.

9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, July 11-13, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., port, $5 Friday, $20 Saturday or Sunday, $30 three-day ticket, $10 daily parking, $15 weekend parking

Mississippi Avenue Street Fair

It’s that time of year! Street fairs get people out and about. On Mississippi Avenue, the 13th annual event features nearly 300 vendors and craft booths, stages of entertainment, food, beer and activities for kids.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, July 12, North Mississippi Avenue from Fremont to Skidmore streets,, free

Antique/collectible show

America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, held three times annually, will feature more than 1,000 vendors, put on by Christine Palmer & Associates.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 13, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.,, $7 daily, $8 daily parking

Portland Zine Symposium

The 14th annual event features independently created publications/artworks from more than 150 people. It’s a celebration of zines, small press and DIY culture. This year’s theme: “Zines in Space.”

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13, The Ambridge Events Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,, free

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Third Rail Repertory broadcasts the National Theatre stage production of Mark Haddon’s popular book, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. It tells the story of Christopher, 15, who has an extraordinary brain and tries to figure out who killed Mrs. Shears’ dog.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, World Trade Center Theater, 121 S.W. Salmon St., 503-235-1101, $20, $18 seniors (65 and older), $15 students

World Cup finale

Soccer’s epic tournament comes to a conclusion on Sunday, July 13, and there’ll be a big-screen showing of the World Cup title match from Brazil, starting at 10 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square. For more info:


Plaza Palooza

Fresh off his appearance in the Waterfront Blues Festival, Curtis Salgado kicks off two months of free outdoor concerts at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. He’ll play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10. The other concerts, all starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays: Blue Ember, July 17; Tony Furtado, July 24; Pepe and the Bottle Blondes, July 31; Keegan Smith, Aug. 7; Ken DeRouchie Band, Aug. 14; Water Tower, Aug. 21; Nu Shooz, Aug. 28. For more info:

Michael Jackson tribute

The “Michael Jackson History Show: Thriller” stars Kenny Wizz, and features Jackson’s greatest hits.

8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $72-$83

Chris Isaak

A heads up: Although not playing, the Oregon Symphony presents a rare summertime event at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, with Isaak and his band performing in late July. He has a new album, “Beyond the Sun,” and he’ll likely play some favorites — “Wicked Game,” “Somebody’s Givin’” and “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” among them.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $35


by: COURTESY OF TRIUMPH PHOTOGRAPHY - (Left to right) Alex Fox, Olivia Shimkus, Leif Norby and Todd Hermanson perform in The 39 Steps at Lakewood Theatre Company, July 11-Aug 17.

‘The 39 Steps’

Lakewood Theatre Company tackles one of Alfred Hitchcock’s classics, directed by Don Alder and based on the 1935 movie. Four actors play more than 100 characters in the suspenseful romantic comedy. Suave hero Richard Hannay, played by Leif Norby, learns about a plot of international espionage from a beautiful spy, who is suddenly killed, and everybody points to Hannay. Three female roles are played by Olivia Shimkus, and Todd Hermanson and Alex Fox play many male roles.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. some Sundays, July 11-Aug. 17, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego,, $32, $30 seniors

Urban Tellers

The Portland Story Theater event takes place at Hipbone Studio for the final time, as six people take their stories to the stage.

8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St., No. 104,, $15, $20 at door

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