Oregon Historical Society
The museum at 1200 S.W. Park Ave. has opened a new exhibit, "Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II." It's produced by the National WWII Museum and features artifacts, photographs and oral histories that highlight African American experiences overseas and on the home front. The exhibit shows through Jan. 12, 2020. For more: www.ohs.org.
The Portland Kennel Club dog show, featuring scores of breeds, fills up the Expo Center this weekend. Details: 8 a.m. Friday-Sunday, July 19-21, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.expocenter.org, free, $10 parking.
• More than 800 artists, along with beverages, live music and more, make up the Gresham Arts Festival, 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 19, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in downtown Gresham. There'll be an all-day Guinness World Record attempt on Saturday for largest display of origami turtles at Arts Plaza, 401 N.E. Second St. Info: www.greshamoregon.gov.
• The Portland Highland Games takes place at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20. For more: www.phga.com.
• Reminder: The Concours d'Elegance car show, featuring 300 vehicles and more, takes place in Forest Grove, Sunday, July 21. For more: www.forestgroveconcours.com.
It's a big week for a life-changing anniversary: It's 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, Saturday, July 20. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., is putting on "Space Day," which includes a Lunar Viewing Party, or Star Party, at Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park. For more: www.omsi.edu.
It's the Outer Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 21. It'll be 4.8 miles of streets open for walkers/runners, bicyclists and skaters. For more: www.portlandoregon.gov. Parks involved include Hazelwood Hydro, Gateway Discovery, Knott City and John Luby.
Oregon Brewers Festival
Heads up: We'll have more later, but make plans for the annual event at Waterfront Park, July 24-27. There'll be more than 100 craft beers, as well as cider and wine, along with food and live music. For more: www.oregonbrewfest.com.
Portland Queer Comedy Festival
It's the third year of the festival, which takes place through Sunday, July 21, at the Funhouse Lounge (2432 S.E. 11th Ave.), Curious Comedy Theater (5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) and four other venues. For more: www.PortlandQueer ComedyFestival.com.
The festival wraps up with the variety show "Summerfest Ruckus," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, July 18-21, at CoHo Theater, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St. Tickets: $25, www.cohoproductions.org. Says publicity: "Dutch accordion divas, heads in handbags, musical eye surgery, spoken word cartwheels, contemporary dance, palindrome machines, life journeys, complex choices, amplified sound, loops stations — it's 'Summerfest Ruckus.'"
'The Golden Girls Live"
Since 2006, four drag queens reenact the comedic stylings of Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty from the hit TV show. Episodes performed are "Long Day's Journey Into Marinara" and "Big Daddy's Little Lady."
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., www.aladdin-theater.com, $30-$60
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