Oregon Renaissance Festival

It has started and goes through Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday (and Labor Day) at the Washington County Fair Complex, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro. For complete info:

Festa Italiana

For the 23rd year, the festival celebrates Italian-American culture with food (gelato, pizza, pasta, cannoli and more), music (from Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms, Joe De Gennaro, Elio Scaccio and more), marionette shows, grape stomp, beer garden and more.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 21-23, Pioneer Courthouse Square,, free.

Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF VANCOUVER WINE AND JAZZ - Lee Ritenour, a 17-time Grammy nominee, plays at the 17th Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, which takes place Aug. 21-24.The 17th annual event will feature the finest of wines (about 200), arts and crafts and food, as well as music from Blind Boys of Alabama, Lee Ritenour, Don McLean, Stanley Jordan, Coco Montoya, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Dan Brubeck Quartet, and local and regional jazz bands (including Mel Brown B3 Quintet).

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21; 4-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24; Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Wash.,, $20 Friday, $25 Saturday and Sunday, $60 three-day pass

Airshow of the Cascades

Can’t wait for the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro? Don’t mind a road trip from Portland? The Airshow of the Cascades in Madras features plane tricks, skydivers, the Erickson Aircraft collection, family fun, food, beverages and more.

11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23,

Madras Airport, 2028 N.W. Berg Drive, Madras,, $10, $15 both days

Sports events

A couple of participation sports events might be worth watching this weekend: Hood to Coast Relay, Friday and Saturday, from Mount Hood to Seaside (; Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Quarter (

Car Show

The Oregon Garden in Silverton puts on its eighth annual classic and custom car show — there’ll be more than 100 cars from private collections, as well as food and refreshments. If you’re in the mood for a Sunday drive, it could be your


10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, The Oregon Garden, Silverton,, $11, $9 seniors, $8 students, $25 vehicle entry

Portland Film Festival

A reminder of the upcoming 14th film festival, Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. It will include networking events, panels, workshops, music and, of course, films shown throughout the city. On opening night, it’ll be “Sex Ed,” starring Haley Joel Isment, 7 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom with cast and crew in attendance. For complete info:


Pendulum Aerial Arts

The company opens its 15th anniversary season with “High Art/Full Circle,” a signature touring production. Several longtime musical collaborators have been brought to Portland to perform.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 22-23, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, $38.50-$65.25

The Eagles

Remember, they’re coming with their History of the Eagles tour, performing classics as well as songs from the documentary

“History of the Eagles.” The tour began in July 2013. Tickets are still available.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, Moda Center, (check for ticket updates), $49-$189

Waterfront Concert

The Oregon Symphony’s season-opening event returns with shows by Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland Taiko and more.

2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Waterfront Park,, free


The Seattle band, having re-released its seminal album “Superunknown,” which included “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman,” appears in the Portland area.

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash., (check for ticket prices)

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