Friday, July 24, 2015

Something everywhere you turn ... that's summer in PDX!

Sometimes there so much going on I have no idea where to begin, so it's easier not to write at all. I know ... weird. But it becomes rather time consuming and I'd rather be doing something else - like spending time in the glorious weather, or needing to pay attention to a very busy income-producing job (have I mentioned I'm getting a bit envious of friends who retire?). But I diverge.

This weekend has much to offer ... the Brewers FestivalPDX Pop Now, the Clinton/Division Street Fair, the NE Sunday Parkways, The Big Float, and the final three days of Chamber Music Northwest's 45th Summer Festival ... this is the city's summer in full swing.

Music highlights for the weekend?
One more chance to catch James Low in Portland on Saturday before he heads back to Malaysia ... at the Laurelthirst ... 6 pm, no cover

Saturday also has my pick show of the weekend - Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, and Amy Helm at the Zoo ... Mavis is one of those transcendent talents that has remained strong and vital since the early days of the civil rights movement. And to be supported on the bill by Griffin and Helm (daughter of Levon) is some of the tastiest icing on the cake ... 7 pm, $35

Oh ... and Friday night it's Bruce Hornsby at the Zoo (7 pm, $ 28) ... quite the weekend with the animals!

Remember to check for the summer music and movies in the parks ... here's a link back to my post about many of those happenings ... 

Check the local calendars ... head out to catch something ... there's a whole lotta stuff happening out there! Keep enjoying summer in Portland.

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