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Ashley Swanson

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Save the Date: Outdoor events for all interests

By Ashley Swanson August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Cheer on the professional, club and amateur teams competing in the Western Region Dragon Boat Racing Championships this weekend at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, 6801 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver. The Pacific Dragon Boat Association holds championships every two years, and selects winning regional teams to represent the United States in the world championship. Races run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Admission is free. www.paddlewest.net

Go, Ideas for your weekend: Hot August Days, Vancouver Symphony

By Ashley Swanson July 31, 2015 6 a.m.

Get out and about this weekend

Go, Monday: 'Move Live On Tour,' Science Pub Portland

By Ashley Swanson July 31, 2015 5:56 a.m.

"Move Live On Tour," 7:30 p.m. Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough are best known for their wins on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." The pair and the Move Company dancers will showcase different styles in a choreography showcase. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland

Go, Tuesday: Steve Miller Band, Eastside Community Picnic

By Ashley Swanson July 31, 2015 5:55 a.m.

Steve Miller Band, 6:30 p.m. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, Ore.

Go, Wednesday: 'Wicked,' Summer Movies at Camas Library

By Ashley Swanson July 31, 2015 5:54 a.m.

"Wicked," presented by Broadway in Portland. The internationally popular musical looks at the time before Dorothy arrives in the land of Oz. Two girls — one smart and misunderstood, the other popular and ambitious‚ grow up to be the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Go, Thursday: Top Down Rooftop Cinema, 234th Army Band

By Ashley Swanson July 31, 2015 5:53 a.m.

Top Down Rooftop Cinema, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 27. Northwest Film Center hosts a night of music, food and art house movies atop Hotel deLuxe's parking structure. "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" from director Pedro Almódovar will be shown. Hotel deLuxe, Southwest 15th and Yamhill streets, Portland; $9 to $11, $8 to $10 for students and seniors. www.nwfilm.org/festivals/topdown

Go, Friday: EmmyLou Harris, Floater, movies in the park

By Ashley Swanson July 29, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, 7 p.m. Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland

Go, Saturday: Fall Out Boy, Midsummer Train Ride, Rover Romp

By Ashley Swanson July 29, 2015 5:58 a.m.

Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, 7 p.m. Amphitheater Northwest, 17200 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.

Go, Sunday: Columbia River Concours d'Elegance, Hello Kitty's Supercute Friendship Festival

By Ashley Swanson July 29, 2015 5:57 a.m.

Columbia River Concours d'Elegance, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 150 classic cars and motorcycles will be displayed along Officers Row and judged for their historical accuracy and condition. See everything from American Mustangs to the Ford Model T, Alfa Romeos, Mercedes-Benzs and Ferraris as they compete for Best in Class and Best of Show. Officers Row, 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver

Save the Date: Hawaiian Festival, live music events on tap

By Ashley Swanson July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Spend Saturday in the smells and sounds of the Pacific Islands, as the annual Hawaiian Festival takes over Esther Short Park, West Eighth and Columbia streets, Vancouver, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Dancers and Polynesian singers will take the park stage to showcase the variety of cultures and styles, and there will be plenty of children's activities, arts and crafts and food vendors. http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.com

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