We're right in the thick of a summer that's going by way too quickly. Time to maximize the fun with an open-air screening of an Oregon classic, live jazz, site-specific theater, an ABBA bike ride, and more. See you there.
Doors 7:30 p.m. Sat, Aug 7, Lloyd Center Rooftop Cinema, $20–30
Who are you to deny the opportunity to hear Michelle Williams deliver the line "Jack Twist? Jack NASTY!" in the open August air? Ang Lee's 2005 masterpiece—hard to divorce from its time but still moving as ever—will play at the NW Film Center's rooftop cinema this weekend, and we'll take any chance to revisit it.
Doors 7 p.m. Mon, Aug 9, The Lot at Zidell Yards, $35–50 per person
Rob Reiner's Oregon-shot coming-of-age classic, replete with River Phoenix and plenty of Willamette Valley foliage, will play the Lot at Zidell Yards early next week, with an opening set by local psych rock band the Shivas. Rescheduled from its original date last month the screening, intentionally or not, will bump right up against the 35th anniversary of the film's release (Aug 22, 1986).
Noon daily (plus additional times, see here) through August, Pioneer Courthouse Square, FREE
Portland artist Bill Will has unleashed a set of more than 100 colorful 12-foot vinyl dots throughout downtown, setting a wide variety of stages for local musicians and artists. The dots, created last summer, were designed to provide a safe entertainment space for Portlanders to enjoy local music during the pandemic.
Noon–9 p.m. Sat, Aug 7, Colwood National Golf Course, $74–175