'Toughened to Wind and Sun'
The Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., is featuring an exhibit of landscape photography created by more than 30 women, from the likes of Sara Cwynar, Wendy Red Star, Penelope Umbrico, Myra Albert Wiggins and Lily E. White. It shows through March 8, 2020. For more: http://www.portlandartmuseum.org.
PDX Adult Soap Box Derby
It's free for spectators to go to watch the gravity-powered vehicles race downhill at Mt. Tabor City Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. For more: http://www.soapboxracer.com.
The annual parade and festival welcomes around 10,000 people, and it starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Multnomah Village between Southwest 31st and 39th avenues along Capitol Highway. The theme this year is "Keep it Pretty in the Rose City." The parade grand marshal is Marianne Fitzgerald, who led the fight to rebuild Capitol Highway; the parade begins at 10 a.m. There'll also be a kid zone, live music, food court, wine garden and more. For info: http://www.multnomahvillage.org.
Oregon Bigfoot Festival
Our favorite elusive furry friend is the focus in the third annual event at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. There'll be guest speakers, merchandise vendors, games and presentations and exhibits. For more: http://www.oregonbigfootfestival.com.
Science On Tap
The lecture series at Alberta Rose Theatre takes on the brain in "Making Memories," an examination of neuroscience and how it uncovers the neural mechanisms of perception and learning. Special guest is Mark Pitzer, Ph.D, a neuroscientist from the University of Portland.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., http://www.albertarosetheatre.com, $15, $8 students
Reminder: Broadway Rose Theatre presents a children's musical production of the classic story of a young woman stuck caring for selfish stepsisters. Will Ella make it to the Royal Ball? Will the prince find his true love?
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Aug. 15-16, and Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 28-30, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 17 and 31, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard, http://www.broadwayrose.org, $12 $10 under 18
Five Feet From Famous
The Tribune wrote about the new show (see portlandtribune.com), which introduces fans to people who knew famous people in a meet-and-greet and music format. The next event features Jennifer Batten and Kat Dyson. Dyson, from Los Angeles, played as lead guitarist with Prince on tour as a member of the New Power Generation, and currently plays alongside Cyndi Lauper. Batten lives the quiet life in Sandy, having played lead guitar alongside Michael Jackson on tour for many years, and then with Jeff Beck. Batten played on Jackson's solo tours and with him at Super Bowl XXVII in 1993. There are still tickets left; they are $30-$50 and available at http://www.fivefeetfromfamous.com. The show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Melody Event Center, 615 S.E. Alder St.