Jared Stone, “Year of the Cow,” 7:30 p.m. Powell’s Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland; 800-878-7323 or www.powells.com
Fairs & festivals
Portland Rose Festival CityFair, 3 to 11 p.m. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 S.W. Naito Parkway, Portland; $7, free for ages 6 and younger and military members. www.rosefestival.org. For more details, see the go: friday page.
Portland Rose Festival Junior Parade, 1 to 2 p.m. One of the festival’s signature parades, children from all parts of the city parade in colorful costumes, on their bikes, with homemade floats and school marching bands. Hollywood District, Northeast Sandy and 52nd streets, Portland; free. www.rosefestival.org
Fifth annual Portland’s Funniest Person Preliminaries, 7 and 10 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave., Portland; $10 to $18 for those 21 and older. 888-643-8669 or www.heliumcomedy.com/portland.
Public dancing, 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Steel & Velvet. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 107 E. Seventh St., Vancouver; $5. 360-693-8119.