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The Short List

MISC.

Multnomah County Fair

The 108th version of the fair returns to Oaks Amusement Park, a three-day free affair with animals, flowers, crafts, food, entertainment and much more.

Noon-7 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 24-26, Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, www.multnomahcountyfair.org, free

The Art of Dr. Seuss

The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum exhibit celebrates the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and his nearly 70 years of creativity with classic illustrations such as “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Yertle the Turtle” and “The Lorax,” as well as magazine covers, advertising pieces, war commentary, taxidermy and bronze sculptures. It starts with Museum by Moonlight, a preview from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22 ($25 at door).

10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, May 24-June 17, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, www.worldforestry.org, $6-$9

Oregon Wine Month

It’s coming to an end — boo! — but more than 150 Willamette Valley wineries and tasting rooms will hold special events for Memorial Day weekend. It starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, and goes through 5 p.m. Monday, May 26. See willamette

wines.com for complete information, and to download “Guide to Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country.”

Oregon Encyclopedia

The OE continues its free History Night Series with “Abraham Lincoln and the Oregon Country: A New View,” led by Richard W. Etulain. As president, Lincoln was closely connected with the West and Oregon, especially since several of his friends moved to the Northwest and kept in touch with him. Lincoln supported the transcontinental railroad, Homestead Act and Land-Grant College Act, which affected the West, and he was heavily involved in politics that impacted Oregon.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, McMenamins Edgefield Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, www.oregonencyclopedia.org, free

STAGE

Kyle Dunnigan

The comedian serves as a writer on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” and has the voice of Internet favorite character “Craig” (8 million YouTube views). He comes to Portland on a tour.

9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.hollywoodtheatre.org, $15

‘Two Houses

The Brody Theater brings back creator/director Domeka Parker’s audience favorite, an original improvised story about falling in love and staying in love that brings two crazy families together. The show takes you from the proposal to promise with honest comedy and poignant drama.

8 p.m. Saturdays, May 24-June 14, Brody Theater, 16 N.W. Broadway, $12, $9 student/senior

The Beatles (tribute)

by: COURTESY OF ABBEY ROAD - In My Life - A Musical Tribute to the Beatles, June 6 at Newmark Theatre, tells the story of the Fab Four from manager Brian Epsteins perspective (left, a Cavern Club scene from show).This year is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles taking the United States by storm. “In My Life — A Musical Tribute to the Beatles” is a musical retelling of the band’s story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road. The tribute band features Nathaniel Bott (John), Christopher Overall (Paul), Jesse Wilder (George) and Axel Clarke (Ringo), all age appropriate, 22 to 32 years of age.

They connect with the audience through humor, cheeky banter and, of course, their rendition of The Beatles’ classics. Alxander Jon (yes, it’s a correct spelling of his name) plays Epstein and narrates the story from the band’s discovery at the Cavern Club in Liverpool through “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which came out just before his death in 1967. The show also relives the band’s appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” their concert at Shea Stadium, and intimate studio moments.

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $40-$60

MUSIC

James Taylor

The singer/songwriter comes to Portland with his band and kicks off his U.S. tour, continuing a career that includes hits from “Sweet Baby James” in 1970 to “October Road” in 2002. Great tickets are still available.

8 p.m. Friday, May 30, Moda Center, One Center Court, www.Portlandrosequarter.com, $59.50, $79.50