The Best In-Person Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Record Store Day, a Comedy Spectacular, and more
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You'll want to pack a raincoat in case of showers, but this weekend brings plenty of fun things to do outside your house. Read on for our picks, from The Portland Mercury and Rose City Rollers' Comedy Spectacular at Oaks Park to a Portland Pickles pre-game concert with Mood Beach, and from the Oregon Midsummer Festival to our guide to Portland farmers markets.
ARTS & PERFORMANCE
Feed your vinyl habit on Record Store Day. The Mercury's Blair Stenvick has rounded up all the Portland shops participating in Record Store Day this Saturday, including Jackpot, Beacon Sound, Music Millennium (which will also play host to a record signing with Portland-based indie-rock outfit Portugal. The Man at 2 pm!), Exiled, and more. "Your haul could include a special-release yellow vinyl of Lady Gaga's Chromatica; a re-release of an underrated Prince album from 1988; or an archival vinyl of 1960s home recordings and radio broadcasts from Joni Mitchell. Other artists with special Record Store Day Releases include Animal Collective, Cautious Clay, Ella Fitzgerald, Ariana Grande, Al Green, the Grateful Dead, Lupe Fiasco, Perfume Genius, Sublime, and Iggy Pop," writes Blair.