Portland summer has reached fever pitch, and there's simply too much going on for you to loaf around at home. So let's get it on!


For nine years, Jason Brown's been curating art shows at the Goodfoot—everything from quirky outsider art to the popular Art of Musical Maintenance poster show. Tonight marks the release of The Pack Vol: 1, a glossy and gorgeous book collecting work from 12 artists who have shown in the space over the years. (Plus, work from the artists will hang in the Goodfoot all month!) AH

Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark, 5-11 pm, FREE, through Aug 25

Tragedy, illness, and near-death have yet to slow down the mighty Alejandro Escovedo, and after witnessing the legend in action tonight, you'll understand why. His heartfelt alt-country sound is undeniable—I dare you to find a sadder record than Thirteen Years—and even his most recent material (last year's Real Animal) continues to build upon his legacy. EAC

w/Jesse Winchester; Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $22.50-25


Benefiting Special Olympics Oregon, the Trail Blazers Street Jam returns with yet more blazing three-on-three basketball action, in addition to round ball clinics for kids, three-point shoot-outs, and (my favorite) the slamma-jamma-ramma slam-dunk contest! (That's my name for it.) WSH

Rose Quarter, One Center Court, Fri-Sun, 10 am-5:30 pm, FREE


Rogue sponsors the annual Bones and Brew benefit for the Oregon Zoo. Twenty microbreweries and a ton of BBQ make this dog-friendly beer fest worth it. Besides, you can't go wrong with a Kobe Blue Balls-eating contest. Or maybe you can. PAC

Rogue Brewpub, 1339 NW Flanders, Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-7 pm, $3 donation for entry

We are not being ironic or snarky when we tell you that you absolutely must not miss the Washington County Fair this weekend. Why? There will be racing pigs. That's right, an actual pig race, featuring Cook's Racing Pigs, who haven't appeared at the fair since 2001. On your marks... get set... oink! NL

Washington County Fair, 873 NE 34th, Hillsboro, Thurs-Sun 10 am-11 pm, FREE


I don't know how they substantiate this claim, but organizers of the Hottest Day of the Year bike ride allege they have built Oregon's longest Slip 'n Slide at the end of the sweaty 15-mile trek. Please please please let it end in an Olympic-sized pool of Jell-O. SM

Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, 10 am, $30-40


It's never a good idea to cage a panther, but the wee lads of Panther the band can probably squeeze into Valentine's. It's the audience that's going to have to cram. Just try to leave Charlie some room for floor snaking. MS

w/123 Knife; Valentine's, 232 SW Ankeny, 9 pm, donation