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The Short List

MISC.

Washington County Fair

Four days of fun are to be had in Hillsboro, which should be quite busy, with the Oregon International Air Show also taking place this weekend.

Opens 10 a.m. Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28, Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro, www.bigfairfun.com (see for complete info), free, $5 parking

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema

The ninth annual, popular series of movies, presented by the Northwest Film Center, returns to the top of the Hotel deLuxe parking structure (Southwest 15th Avenue and Yamhill Street), with food, beverages and music also part of each Thursday night. The lineup (doors open at 7 p.m.): “Jour De Fete,” July 25; “Dancing Outlaw I and II: Jesco Goes To Hollywood,” Aug. 1; “Zelig,” Aug. 8; “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” Aug. 15; “The Hunger,” Aug. 22; “Swing Time,” Aug. 29. Admission: $9 adults, $8 seniors/students. For info: www.nwfilm.org

Portland Festival Symphony

The ensemble’s 33rd season features free classical concerts in parks for the entire family. The lineup: Cathedral Park, 6 p.m. July 27; Laurelhurst Park, 6 p.m. Aug. 3; Washington Park, 6 p.m. Aug. 4; Grant Park, 6 p.m. Aug. 11; Peninsula Park, 6 p.m. Aug. 18. For info: www.portlandfestivalsymphony.org.

‘The Tale of Cymbeline

Portland Actors Ensemble’s free classical production comes to Portland-area parks and venues for the rest of the summer. The lineup: 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28, Laurelhurst Park; 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego; 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, Columbia Park, Troutdale; 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, Post5/Portland Outdoor Shakespeare Festiival; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11, Washington Park; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 17-18, Gabriel Park; 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25, Fernhill Park; 3 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Reed College. For complete info, go to www.portlandactors.org.

Division/Clinton Street Fair

Music, food, shopping and plenty of kid-friendly activities are part of the event, which also features the “Celebrating Change”-themed parade.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Southeast Division Street from 12th to 60th avenues/Southeast Clinton from 20th to 27th, www.divisionclinton.com, free

The Big Float 3

The annual gathering of inner-tubers on the Willamette River, put on by Human Access Project, expects about 2,000 participants. The day will include three bands playing live on a barge, a beach party, a children’s play area, wine and beer garden, food carts and free chair massages. Participate or go watch the Willamette River enthusiasts, who’ll launch at Marquam Beach.

9 a.m. registration, noon start Sunday, July 28, Waterfront Park/Willamette River, www.thebigfloat.com, $8 registration

MUSIC

Play Me

The Neil Diamond tribute outfit comes to Portland, with Chris Waggoner singing Diamond’s hits backed by the 10-piece band. They’re big in New Mexico, their home state, and are embarking on their maiden national tour.

8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.pcpa.com, $41.50

Pearl Jam

The Northwest band that went big during the grunge era returns to Portland for the first time in 10 years, with a stop on its 24-date North American tour. Fans are awaiting Pearl Jam’s next album, it’s 10th after 2009 “Backspacer.” Tickets are on sale Saturday, July 27.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, Rose Garden, 1-877-789-7673, $69.50