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Events and happenings taking place in the next week in Portland and surrounding areas - including Washington Park Summer Festival and Fremont Fest

COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION - The Washington Park Summer Festival, Aug. 1-4, includes Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company.STAGE

Park festival

The Washington Park Summer Festival is at the Rose Garden Amphitheater, 410 S.W. Kingston Ave., Aug. 1-4, with the following acts, each starting at 6 p.m.: PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with Saeeda Wright, King Louie and LaRhonda Steele, Thursday, Aug. 1; Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies, Friday, Aug. 2; Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane and Bach, Saturday, Aug. 3; Opera in the Park, "Viva Verdi!," Sunday, Aug. 4. For more: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/489145.

'Clue, an Unscripted Mystery'

At Funhouse Lounge, the fully improvised classic whodunnit is inspired by the beloved board game and movie and involves audience participation. Details: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Aug. 1-17, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave., www.funhouselounge.com $10, $15 at door.

Proscenium Live

The Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal present the fifth annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work with two days of fresh plays, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4, at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall Boiler Room Studio Theater, 1620 S.W. Park Ave. The plays are "The Best Worst Place" by Linda Alper and directed by Jane Unger (7:30 p.m. Aug. 3), "Water From Fire" by Susan Mach and directed by Michael Mendelson (2 p.m. Aug. 4) and "Mercer Island Misalliance" by Carl Sander and directed by Mendelson (7:30 p.m. Aug. 4). Admission is free. For more: www.portlandshakes.org, www.prosceniumjournal.com.

MISC.

Clark County Fair

The annual fair is a big one, and it's just up Interstate 5 from Portland at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield, Wash., Aug. 2-11. Music acts include Carly Pearce (Aug. 2), KC and the Sunshine Band (Aug. 3), Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Aug. 4) and Randy Houser (Aug. 5). For more: www.clarkcofair.org.

Fremont Fest

The festival features music, food, vendors, and a parade of pets and kids on bikes on Northeast Fremont Street between 42nd and 50th avenues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. For complete info: www.beaumontvillagepdx.com.

Other events

• The Tualatin Crawfish Festival features food and libations, music, vendors and, of course, the delicacy of freshwater crustaceans, noon-11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Tualatin Community Park, 8515 S.W. Tualatin Road, Tualatin. For more: www.tualatinoregon.gov.

• Obonfest takes place at Oregon Buddish Temple, 3720 S.E. 34th Ave., 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The Japanese festival includes dance, lanterns, food, beer and sake. For more: www.oregonbuddhisttemple.com.


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