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RACING—Portland Meadows, Portland's 67-year-old horse track, wasn't even sure if it would re-open this year. But with a little help from Oregon lawmakers—new gambling machines!—and the goodwill of its Canadian owners, the ponies are back in Delta Park until January. Have another julep. DVH
Portland Meadows, 1001 N Schmeer, live racing most Sundays and Wednesdays through Jan 26, times vary, FREE, portlandmeadows.com

MUSIC—I like to imagine Yeah Yeah Yeahs got their name from adoring early audiences who slipped into beatnik-speak to egg on the band's bombastic performances. The trio is touring their fourth album, Mosquito, which is full of the blood-pumping, grimy, danceable tunes you've come to expect from the New York hepcats. Most importantly, what will Karen O be wearing? CF
w/Har Mar Superstar; Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 6:30 pm, $38-43, all ages