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,

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