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GO: The Big Float is Sunday, July 29. Register between 10 am and noon at the east side of the Hawthorne Bridge. $5. thebigfloat.com.
WEDNESDAY JULY 25
[MUSIC] Brooklyn-based experimental-rock sextet Dirty Projectors makes some of the most interesting music of our day. The groupâs wonderful new LP, Swing Lo Magellan, makes as little a distinction between pop and the avant-garde as possible. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St. 9 pm. $22. All ages.
THURSDAY JULY 26
[MUSIC] Sees the Light, Katy Goodmanâs recently released second album, draws from the same well of summery hooks and lo-fi bristle as her other band, the Vivian Girls, but her collection of shimmering broken-up-but-not-broken balladry achieves heartfelt, unaffected depths that the Girls never quite reach. Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St. 9 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.
OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
[BEER] The biggest and best of Portlandâs many, many beer festivals. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Noon-9 pm July 26-28, noon-7 pm July 29. Free admission. oregonbrewfest.com.
FRIDAY JULY 27
GLENDI GREEK FESTIVAL
[OPA!] St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church celebrates its annual Greek festival, featuring music, vendors, raffles and, of course, loads of Greek food. This yearâs menu includes gyros, souvlaki, spanakopita, pastries, cookies and desserts. St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 14485 SW Walker Road, Beaverton. Noon-9 pm July 27-28, noon-7 pm July 29. glendigreekfestival.com.
SUNDAY JULY 29
[MUSIC] Those familiar with the sprawling Oldominion crew know much of its output can be classified into categories of âdarkâ and âbrutally fucking bleak.â Good Bye, the latest from Barflyâs new group Wolf Hotel, is the most recent to come down with a hard case of seasonal affective disorder. It sounds great. Mount Tabor Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 9 pm. $7. 21+.
TUESDAY JULY 31
by men named Ben, and âBen-inspiredâ food. The Hop & Vine Bottle Shop, 1914 N Killingsworth St., 954-3322, thehopandvine.com. 5 pm. Free.