Oregon State Fair

The big doings in Salem continue through Labor Day weekend.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 30-31; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday-Monday, Sept. 1-2; Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th St. N.E., Salem,, $11 adults, $6 children/seniors

Art in the Pearl

The 17th annual Labor Day weekend gathering of artists — more than 100 showing and selling work — in the Pearl District has been named by Art Fair Source Book as one of the top 10 arts and crafts festivals in the country.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, Northwest Park Blocks

(between West Burnside and Northwest Glisan Street at Northwest Eighth Avenue),, free

OWCA Showcase

The juried exhibition features 27 artists with the Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art from Oregon and Washington, working in many

art forms from mixed media to photography.

Sept. 1-Oct. 31 (5 p.m. First Thursday reception, Sept. 5), Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway,, free


One of Broadway’s biggest hits ever comes to the Portland stage, a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 3-6; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8; Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., 503-241-1802, starting at $35.25

by: COURTESY OF RINGLING BROS./BARNUM BAILEY - The circus is coming to town! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus puts on Fully Charged - Gold Edition, Sept. 12-15 at Moda Center.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Plan now, as tickets for the “Fully Charged — Gold Edition” tour stop in Portland are on sale, and the family show promises new twists with an international cast of elite performers that generate eye-popping thrills.

7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 12-13; 11:30 a.m, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15; Moda Center,, $20-$50


Taylor Swift

One of America’s sweethearts comes to Portland on her “Red” tour.

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Moda Center,, $29.50-$84.50

Richard Marx

The heartthrob from the 1980s comes to Portland. He had seven hits in the late ‘80s, including “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Hold On to the Nights,” “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.”

8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.,, $34, $37 at door

ABBA — The Concert

The Oregon Symphony’s season kicks off, as resident conductor Paul Ghun Kim leads the symphony along with the world’s finest ABBA tribute band, Waterloo, doing the hits from “Dancing Queen” to “Mamma Mia.”

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, starting at $21

Bonnie Raitt

Tickets are on sale for the famed singer/songwriter’s October appearance in Portland, still basking in the glow of her hit albums “Nick of Time” and “Luck of the Draw.” Raitt has won 10 Grammy awards, and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She toured throughout 2012 and into ‘13, recharged with a batch of new songs from her 19th album, “Slipstream,” which earned her the 10th Grammy of her career. Marc Cohn joins her in Portland.

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Moda Center, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway,, $55-$112.50

Triple threat

Heads up: This concert’s a doozy — Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson, all on the same bill.

8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. $39.50 to $79.50. Info:

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