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Ten Grands — Michael Allen Harrison has postponed his upcoming summer Ten Grands event, set for the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. It was scheduled for Sept. 11, but it has been moved to July 15, 2023, because of "obstacles" that came up for organizers and participants. Full refunds will be given.

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Portland Sunday Parkways — People who want to walk, ride bicycle or skate on Portland streets without motor vehicles get their opportunity with Portland Sunday Parkways events. And, you can do it for free.

And, for the first time as the next event, there's a 4.5-mile ride Sunday, Aug. 21 that connects four East Portland Parks.

It begins at 11 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. and participants can visit Gateway Discovery, Ventura, Lincoln and Parklane parks via the city streets. There'll be vendors, musical performances, dance classes and activities along the way.

Participants start at Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 N.E. Halsey St., and use surface streets to go to to Parklane Park at Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street.

Sunday Parkways kicked off the 15th season in the Cully neighborhood in June.

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'Black Artists of Oregon' — The Portland Art Museum was awarded grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Meyer Memorial Trust's Justice Oregon for Black Lives initiative to support its "Black Artists of Oregon" exhibit (opening June 10, 2023).

The exhibit will highlight and celebrate the work of Black artists in and outside of the museum's collection, as it serves to deepen awareness of talented artists that have shaped and inspired artists regionally and nationally.

Beginning in the 1920s, through today, the exhibit features the likes of Al Goldsby, Thelma Johnson Streat, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Ralph Cheese, Arvie Smith, Shedrich Willames, Harrison Branch, Adriene Cruz, Charlotte Lewis and Carrie Mae Weems.

It's guest-curated by artist Intisar Abioto.

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Latin American night — Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., hosts the first Latin American Community Ciencias Night, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

There'll be a host of Latin American entertainers, community organizations and artisan food vendors.

Music is by Pa'lante PDX and David Tutmark.

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The Guess Who — The band that gives us "American Woman," "These Eyes," "Share The Land," "No Time," "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature," "Shakin' All Over" and more has been staying busy since its heyday of the 1960s and '70s.

The latest iteration led by founding member Garry Peterson, in fact, plays a free show at Muze Lounge at ilani Resort Casino in Ridgefield, Washington this week. Yep, just visit the Muze Lounge — where they sell beverages, obviously — and watch one of the great rock 'n' roll bands of all time.

The gig starts at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

In addition, the winner of ilani's Battle of the Bands will perform after The Guess Who. Guess who it is? It's Lord Lawrence from Portland, which takes the stage at 11 p.m.

Muze Lounge features free-admission music throughout the year. This summer, shows remaining include Little River Band (Sept. 2) and Skid Row (Oct. 7). Some shows do require admission, check the ilani website at for more.

The Guess Who lineup famously also featured Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman at times. It now currently includes Peterson (drums, vocals), as well as Derek Sharp (lead vocals, guitars), Leonard Shaw (keyboards, flute, sax, vocals), Michael Staertow (guitars, vocals) and Michael Devin (bass guitar, vocals).

COURTESY PHOTO: ILANI - The Guess Who is playing at Muze Lounge at ilani Resort Casino in Ridgefield, Washington, at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.


Montavilla Jazz Festival — A three-day event at four venues and featuring 12 jazz concerts by local artists, the Montavilla Jazz Festival returns for its ninth season, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21.

The Alberta Rose Theatre hosts an 8 p.m. Friday, opening-night performance of "The Heroine's Journey," a double-bill of newly commissioned works for Portland Jazz Composer Ensemble from veteran vocalist Marilyn Keller and alt-jazz singer-songwriter Rebecca Sanborn.

Saxophonist Rich Halley, joined by the Matthew Shipp Trio, highlights Saturday's lineup, 8 p.m. at Portland Metro Arts.

Pianist/composer Kerry Politzer headlines the festival with guest trumpeter Alex Norris joining her quintet Sunday, 8 p.m. at Portland Metro Arts.

The festival includes two late-night sets at The 1905.

The six concerts at Portland Metro Arts will also be livestreamed.

For tickets and more, see the festival website,

Upcoming events — A lot of events coming up:

• Steve Earle brings his outlaw country to Revolution Hall, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

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• Oregon International Air Show, the McMinnville version, takes place Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21 at McMinnville Airport, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

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• Reminder: The Clackamas County Fair runs through Saturday, Aug. 20 in Canby.

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• The PDX Adult Soap Box Derby is always a hit at Mt. Tabor Park, and it'll be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The after party and awards ceremony will be at Gigantic Brewing, 5224 S.E. 26th Ave.

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• Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and Fred Armisen (a drummer), of "Portlandia" fame, play along with Courtney Barnett and Waxahatchee at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

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• The Portland Criterium bicycle race, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, will be run on a six-corner loop circling Northwest Park Blocks, between Flanders and Couch streets in downtown Portland.

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• The Killers perform on their "Imploding The Mirage Tour," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Moda Center.

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• The PDX Pop Now! music festival returns to several Portland venues, Aug. 22-28, featuring more than 60 Portland artists.

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• Backstreet Boys are back on their "DNA World Tour," 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at Moda Center.

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• Two popular acts, Fitz & The Tantrums and Andy Grammer, as well as special guest We Three (from McMinnville), take the stage at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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Souza's pics — Pete Souza made a lot of cool photographs as White House photographer during the Obama administration: 25,000 hours in the White House and nearly two million photos.

The result is the photo book "The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency," which takes you behind the scenes of consequential moments, portraying people, places and traditions.

He returns to Portland, courtesy of Powell's Books, for an author's appearance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Revolution Hall.

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Franken coming — Al Franken, the former Democrat U.S. senator and "Saturday Night Live" cast member, will be coming to Portland on his "Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour" standup tour, performing at Revolution Hall on Dec. 8.

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