OK, Summer officially arrived Thur/Fri, but we're still waiting for proof. Maybe next weekend we'll get some sunshine?
Just in time for the big shutdown on SE Chavez Blvd (aka SE 39th). It's gonna be closed for 3 weeks starting Fri between Hawthorne & Division. Could be a major mess! Will definitely affect TriMet bus lines 66 & 75. Go to trimet.org for details. PEEK AT THE WEEK:
Avoid the area and take in some theatre with your out-of-town guests: Last week for Portland Center Stage's production of "Somewhere in Time". Portland Actor's Ensemble kicks off its summer season of FREE Shakespeare in the Park Thurs-Sat Terry Schrunk Plaza with "The Merchant of Venice".
Take the kids to the Portland Childrens' Museum for "Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice".
The musical comedy version of "The Addams Family" Tues-Sun at the Keller.
Up for a little road trip? The Maryhill "Festival of Speed" - downhill skateboarding world cup Wed-Thurs in Goldendale. FREE to watch!
One of my favorite authors - Carl Hiaassen will read from his new book "Bad Monkey" at Powell's City of Books Mon.
For laughs, there's Rob Schneider of SNL at the Helium Comedy Club Thurs. The North American Organic Brewers Festival converges on Overlook Park Thurs-Sun.
New at the movies, "World War Z" with Brad Pitt.
And for music, two huge shows - STEVE MILLER BAND outdoors at McMenamins Edgefield Thurs and FLEETWOOD MAC at the Rose Garden Arena on Sunday. Join KGON for the preconcert party before the FMAC show. BIRTHDAYS this week: MICK FLEETWOOD, JEFF BECK, Portland's own RINDY ROSS of QUARTERFLASH, PATTY SMYTH (singer & wife of John McEnroe), COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, and IAN PAICE from DEEP PURPLE. Listen to Shannon for This Day in Rock for more. STUFF YOU CAN WIN THIS WEEK: From the Junk Drawer 7:15 am with JEFF MITCHELL: Tickets to see "Mercury Rising A Queen Tribute" at the New Copper Penny Classic Rock Showcase on Fri. My 3 Songs with IRIS Noon hour - Paul McCartney's Rockshow DVD and tickets to see SoulVaccination at Duff's Garage on July 5th; Classic Rock Trivia with SHANNON 3:45pm 4 pack of tickets to the St Paul Rodeo on July 5th.
And don't forget this week PINK FLOYD is the KGON Featured Artist. Listen for a Pink Floyd two-fer for your chance to win CDs from our favorite record store, MUSIC MILLENNIUM.
Have a great week,