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Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 18–21

All in one weekend: Australian pop royalty and aboriginal abstract art, free concerts for the summer solstice, wading pools the size of ice rinks, and one very confused private eye.

06/18/2015 By Ramona DeNies

PRIDE WEEK

5 Rad Reasons to Kick off Pride Week at Flare

Salt-n-Pepa's Spinderella. Massive geodesic domes. "Justice juice." Here's what you'll find at Portland Monthly's BIGGEST. PARTY. EVER.

06/04/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Fest: Know Before You Go

The world-famous annual Bard-off kicks off tomorrow in Ashland ("It is on, people! It is so on!" gushed one blogger). Should you believe the hype? Yes—and we've got four reasons why.

02/19/2015 By Rene Bermudez

PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Jazz Fest Insider: What Would Chris Brown See?

With last night's super sold-out Bebel Gilberto concert, the 2015 PDX Jazz Fest is on deck. We asked some of Portland's hottest musicians what shows headline their list.

02/19/2015 By Ramona DeNies

COMEDY RECORDING

Ian Karmel on Splitting Life Between LA and PDX

The once-local comedian is back in town from LA (and a new gig on the Late Late Show with James Corden) to record an album this Saturday at Mississippi Studios.

02/04/2015 By Cervante Pope

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

SEE THIS NOW

Meet Cameron Esposito, Our New Comedy Crush

An LA-based comic shows Portland the love, and we show off her funniest tweets.

12/29/2014 By Aaron Scott

SLIDE SHOW

The World's Best Beards and Mustaches Compete In Portland (and Defy the Laws of Gravity)

The burliest beards from around the world converged on PDX, and a Portlander took home the prize. Check out our slide show of the winners and facial wonders.

10/27/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FALL EVENTS

The Ultimate Guide to Northwest Pumpkin Patches

We've scouted dozens of the best places to search for your perfect pumpkin, plus plenty of other family-friendly activities—from corn mazes to hay pyramids.

09/30/2014 By Anna Loh

PDX INDEX

Pedalpalooza, By the Numbers

The annual bike event offers way more than the World Naked Bike Ride, no butts about it.

06/02/2014 By Greg Young

SPECIAL EVENTS

Pick Your Perfect Pride Experience

Our fab LGBT celebration is here. Want to thrive, not just survive? Answer these questions to choose your own Pride adventure.

06/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Macklemore Added to TEDx Portland—Win Tickets

The Seattle rapper joins Saturday's blow out lineup. Tickets still available—and we're giving away a pair!

04/09/2014 By Salish Davis

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: January 2014

Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the region’s most vividly inventive Native American artists, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

01/02/2014

EVENTS

Guide to 2013's New Year's Eve Parties and Concerts

Count down to 2014 at one of these 18 epic events, from classy dancing with Pink Martini to cosmic raving at the art museum to killer concert lineups.

12/26/2013 By Roxanne Davis and Kristin Leigh

EVENTS

Do This Now: December

What's going on this month, from the 23rd annual Tuba Christmas Concert to the 26th annual SantaCon

11/21/2013 By Haley Martin

CULTURE

OMSI Recreates Sherlock Holmes's HQ

This month, OMSI debuts a touring exhibition exploring the science and history behind fiction's greatest detective. What goes into the show's full-scale "re-creation" of Sherlock's imaginary headquarters at 221B Baker Street?

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

EVENTS

Do This Now: October

Our picks for your calendar this month, from the Portland Zombie Walk and Tattoo Expo to the Wordstock Festival.

10/01/2013 By Katie Gourley

EVENTS

Do This Now: September

Our picks for your calendar this month, from Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest to the Rose City Comic Con.

09/03/2013 By Katie Gourley

SPECIAL EVENTS

8 Reasons to Brave the State Fair

The Oregon State Fair takes place in Salem Friday through September 2. We give you eight ridiculous reasons to go despite the drawbacks.

08/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

DESIRABLES

Japanese Garden Moon & More

The Behind the Shoji art show and sale is a summertime rite of passage.

08/02/2013 By Kristin Belz