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The Short List
Sherwood Robin Hood Festival
Its the 60th festival, one of the oldest in the state, and includes the 58th Annual International Archery Tournament between Sherwood and Nottingham, England. The festival begins with the annual knighting ceremony, and it includes live music and a production of Little Mermaid Jr. and performances by the Sherwood Renaissance Singers. A parade takes place at 10 a.m. July 20. A beer and wine garden and 100-booth vendor village are offered.
5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, July 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Old Town Sherwood, archery tournament 8:30 a.m. July 20-21, Ely Ridge Elementary School, 21472 S.W. Cooper Terrace, Sherwood, robinhoodfestival.org, free
Bill OReilly, Dennis Miller
The Fox talk show host and comedian entertain about current topics on their Bolder and Fresher national tour.
7 p.m. Friday, July 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, pcpa.com, $91-$552.25
The Oregon Zoo puts on the 14th annual dine-and-dance fundraising party, toasting the zoos first 125 years. Monte Carlo-style games and magicians and party band Cool-Ade and food from more than 30 top restaurants are part of the fun.
7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, oregonzoo.org, $125 zoo members, $150 general public, $250 VIP
The fifth annual Northwest Dance Project show features the two winners of the companys International Choreographic Competition: Simone Orlando and Yin Yue, whose work was created in just 18 hours working with 29 professional dancers selected for NWDPs eighth innovative Launch project.
7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20, Northwest Dance Project Studio and Performance Center, 833 N. Shaver St., nwdanceproject.org, $10 suggested donation
Springsteen & I
The documentary film about the iconic musician Bruce Springsteen and his fans hits the big screen, put on by NCM Fathom Events and Arts Alliance Media. It incorporates video submissions from more than 2,000 fans from across the world and includes Springsteen performing some of his great hits.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave., Beaverton, Clackamas Town Center with XD, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Happy Valley, Lloyd Center 10 with IMAX, 1510 N.E. Multnomah St. (also showing at 7:30 p.m. July 30), fathomevents.com, regular admission
Oregon Brewers Festival
Beer lovers unite for the 26th annual event, with 82 craft breweries offering more than 30 styles of handcrafted brews. An extra day has been added to the festival to accommodate more people. Live music and homebrewing demonstrations are part of the activities.
Noon-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, July 24-27, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, Waterfront Park, oregonbrewfest.com, free, $7 tasting glass, $1 tokens
Hood River County Fair
The old-fashioned county fair, within driving distance of Portland, features activities, food and fun and a variety of music, including headliner Darryl Worley on July 27, in a scenic location. Musical performances are free with admission.
Noon Wednesday-Saturday, July 24-27, Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wyeast Rd., near Odell, hoodriverfair.org, $7 adult Wednesday-Friday, $10 Saturday ($2 ages 6-12)