Cider Summit NW Festival

Put on by SBS Imports and Seattle Beer Collective, the festival moves to the Pearl District for its fourth year; events also are held in Chicago and Berkeley, Calif. The Portland event will feature more than 120 ciders from producers around the country and world, and owners and cidermakers will be in attendance.

2 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Fields Neighborhood Park, Northwest 10th Avenue/Overton Street,, $25 advance, $30 at door, $35 VIP

U.S. Air Guitar Qualifying

It’s always a rockin’ wild time in Portland as contestants try to qualify for the regional and national competition. Rock on!

8 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Dante’s, 350 W. Burnside St.,, $12

Organic beer

The North American Organic Brewers Festival marks its 10th year of celebrating beer and sustaining the planet. This year the theme is “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time.” There’ll be more than 50 organic beers and ciders from nearly 40 different breweries.

Noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 26-28, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Overlook Park, North Interstate/North Greeley avenues,, free, $6 reusable cornstarch cup for tasting, $1 tokens


Gorge Blues and Brews Festival

The 21st annual event in Stevenson, Wash., features music, award-winning craft brews, and food.

6-10 p.m. Friday, June 20, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Stevenson, Wash., (check for complete info), $15 admission Saturday, $1 tokens

Oregon Zoo concerts

The summer concerts get underway with legendary country outlaw Merle Haggard at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21 ($32.50 to $62.50 for tickets). Future concerts include Matt Nathanson/Gavin DeGraw on June 27, Tori Amos on July 18, Pat Benatar on July 27, John Hiatt on Aug. 8, Huey Lewis and the News on Aug. 13, and Pink Martini on Aug. 22-23. For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit or

Chamber Music Northwest

The group puts on its 44th Summer Festival, June 23 to July 27, starting with “The Great French Impressionist: Celebrating the Music of Debussy” by an all-star ensemble of Benjamin Beilman, Melvin Chen, Peter Wiley and artistic director David Shifrin, 8 p.m. June 23, at Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium and 8 p.m. June 24, at PSU’s Lincoln Hall. Week one of five continues with “Music of the French Romantics,” 8 p.m. June 26, at Reed and “Brahm’s Sextet in B-Flat Major,” 8 p.m. June 28, at Reed and 4 p.m. June 29, at Lincoln Hall. For complete information on the festival visit

Rodney Crowell

The singer is touring in support of his CD “Tarpaper Sky,” which came out April 15 and comes on the heels of “Yellow Moon,” his collaboration with Emmylou Harris that was a Grammy Award nominee.

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.,, $25, $30 day of show

Vans Warped Tour

The all-ages Vans Warped Tour, featuring punk, ska and other bands, rolls into town next weekend.

11 a.m. Sunday, June 29, Portland Expo Center lot, 2060 N. Marine Drive,, $46


Jerrod Carmichael

Hollywood Theatre’s “Funny Over Everything” monthly series presents the comedian who appeared in Seth Rogen’s “Neighbors” and recently made an HBO special directed by Spike Lee.

8:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.,, $10

‘J.A.W.Z.: The Musical — in 3D’

The two-act musical comedy by The Saloon Ensemble was a sold-out show last year at the Clinton Street Theater, and organizers plan to do shows in San Francisco and Hollywood this summer.

8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, June 26-29, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.,, $20

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