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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Washington County Fair, JAW Festival and 'In The Penal Colony'

COURTESY PHOTO: KATE SZROM - JAW, A Playwrights Festival takes place July 26-28 at The Armory.MISC.

Washington County Fair

It's "Big Fair Fun!" at the Washington County Fair Complex, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro, Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28, with carnival rides, farm animals, food booths, motorsports and musical guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (July 25), Chris Janson (July 26) and Old Dominion (July 27). Fair entry is free admission, but concerts do require tickets. For more: www.bigfairfun.com.

Vintage racing

Classic cars of all kinds take to the Portland International Raceway road course, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., in the annual Portland Vintage Racing Festival, Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28. There'll be Lotus, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Porsche and Corvette, mostly from the 1950s-'80s, and a special celebration of BMW. For more: www.svra.com/events/2019-portland-vintage-racing-festival, www.portlandraceway.com.

Basketball tourney

The annual Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament features scores of teams playing on 50 outdoor courts scattered throughout the Rose Quarter, Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28. There'll be fun for spectators. For more: www.ripcity3on3.com.

Street fairs

• The 2019 Division Clinton Street Fair & Parade will celebrate Southeast Portland life, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27. The 27th annual family-friendly event features food from more than 30 local restaurants, more than 100 vendors, live music, sidewalk sales by area businesses, and much more. It will be held along Southeast Clinton Street from 25th to 28th avenues, and along Southeast 26th Avenue from Clinton to Division streets. For more: www.divisionclinton.com.

• Meanwhile, the Montavilla Street Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, includes 120 vendors, music and a kids' area, and takes place on Southeast Stark Street from 76th to 82nd avenues. For more: www.metba.org

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JAW, A Playwrights Festival

The 21st annual festival that showcases new scripts features plays by Kara Lee Corthron ("What Are You Worth?"), Caroline Hewitt ("Howard's End" adaptation) and Roger Guenveur Smith ("Otto Frank"), as well as the New Portland Playwright Slam. It's put on by Portland Center Stage.

8 p.m. Friday, July 26, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, The Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., www.pcs.org, free

'In The Penal Colony'

Portland Opera premieres the Philip Glass opera, as Jerry Mouawad directs the new production. Mouawad is co-artistic director at Portland's Imago Theatre. The story: A visitor is invited to a penal colony to observe the execution of a prisoner at the hands of a nightmarish machine. The show, which will be sung in English, features a string quintet.

7:30 p.m. various days, July 26-Aug. 10, 2 p.m. July 26, Hampton Opera Center, 211 S.E. Caruthers St., www.portlandopera.org, $75

'Tonight Nothing'

Merideth Kaye Clark and Katherine Murphy Lewis put on the two-person music show about friends who must find their way back to themselves and each other — from garage sales to magical encounters in an attic, the journey asks them to unpack the many things that make up a legacy. It's produced by From the Ground UP.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 26-27, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, $20

'Art in the Dark'

The 15th annual show by A-WOL Dance Collective presents its summer show "Art in the Dark: Frost & Fur" among the old growth trees at night at Mary S. Young Park, 19900 Willamette Drive in West Linn. Original music comes from Chet Lyster. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, and Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 1-4. Admission is $17-$37. For more: www.awoldance.org.


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