Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

It's a 16-day, seventh-annual event where independent film spirit meets the great outdoors, highlighted by the Pacific Northwest premiere of "Frank vs. God." There'll be 224 film screenings — feature-length films, shorts, narratives and documentaries. It'll be held Friday, Aug. 1 through Aug. 17 at venues in Vancouver, Camas and Washougal (Angaelica Farms) in Washington's Clark County and at Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave., in Portland. For a guide and a calendar, go to

'Oregon's Painted History'

Portland artist Anna Magruder's historic surrealist paintings portray some of the hidden stories and people behind Oregon's history.

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through Sept. 30, Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave., continues November-December at Portland Center for Performing Arts lobby, 1111 S.W. Broadway,

Tualatin Crawfish Festival

It's crawfish, music and scores of activities at the 64th annual event in Tualatin.

5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, Tualatin Commons, 8325 S.W. Nyberg St., 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, Tualatin Community Park, 8515 S.W. Tualatin Road,, $4 daily

Fremont Fest

There'll be a parade, live music, vendors and a pub crawl at the 28th annual street fair.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Northeast Fremont Street/42nd-52nd avenues,

MLK Dream Run

The five-, 10- and 15-kilometer runs commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 "Taste of the Dream" festivities, 6 a.m. Sunday race day, Aug. 3, Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Alberta Street, (check for complete info)


The Japanese festival commemorates ancestors as lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide spirits.

3-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Oregon Buddhist Temple, 3720 S.E. 34th Ave.,, free


'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'

It's a boot-stompin' musical good time as Broadway Rose tells the story, based on true events, of the heyday and demise of the Chicken Ranch, notoriously one of Texas' finest bordellos since the 1850s.

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

Mt. Hood Jazz Festival

The Bobby Torres Ensemble is a highlight of the Gresham event, which returned last year from a three-year hiatus and plans to be even better this year.

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 (free jams around town), 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Gresham Center for the Arts Plaza and elsewhere, 401 N.E. Second Ave., Gresham,, $15-$20 Aug. 2

'The Voice Tour'

Stars from the hit NBC singing contest show come to Portland, led by season six champion Josh Kaufman, as well as past standouts Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee and Dia Frampton.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $42-$74

Soulful Giving Blanket Concert

A reminder that Junki and Linda Yoshida's estate in Troutdale will be the site of a full day of music in a fundraiser to battle cancer. Soul Vaccination, The Slide Brothers, California Honeydrops and Lilla perform.

Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Yoshida estate, 29330 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale, shuttle bus available at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. and from Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1141, N.E. Second Ave.,, $25-$100

'Queen — It's A Kinda Magic'

The much-loved tribute show and concert experience has been touring with its new cast, which recreates Queen's 1986 World Tour concert, featuring more than 20 of the band's great hits, such as "We Will Rock You," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions" and "Fat-Bottomed Girls." The show has the endorsement of Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's former personal assistant and biographer. Canadian performer Giles Taylor plays Mercury in the show.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W Broadway,, $56.50-$67.50

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