WEDNESDAY JULY 24
OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
[BEER] The stateâs signature keg party starts on Wednesday this year. Look for pFreimâs wit, Surlyâs OverRated! West Coast IPA, Oakshireâs 26 and Rogueâs surprisingly boring Beard Beer, of which one 3-ounce taster is enough. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, oregonbrewfest.com. Noon-9 pm through Saturday, July 27. Noon-7 pm Sunday, July 28. $7 for tasting cup, $1 per drink token. Under 21 permitted with parent.
THURSDAY JULY 25
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
[THEATER] We know thereâs plenty of Shakespeare at the park, but Portland Shakespeare Project brings the Bard indoors for a production of the more than mildly misogynistic comedy. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St., 313-3048. 7:30 pm. Through Aug. 4. $20-$30.
SATURDAY JULY 27
Behold the Spirit
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 7 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.
[MUSIC] Musically, the Lips peaked 14 years ago with The Soft Bulletin, but their stage shows seem to grow more grandly weird with every tour. Expect inflatable things, laser things, floaty things and joyful, life-affirming racket. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, 669-8610. 6:30 pm. $42-$43. All ages.
SUNDAY JULY 28
EL-P & KILLER MIKE
[MUSIC] The Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez of hip-hop have come together for their first proper group release and made one of the best hip-hop albums of the year. On Run the Jewels, the two rappers go apeshit, trading bars over El-Pâs bass-heavy, synth-laced production, spitting about their greatness while honoring the traditions of vintage hip-hop. Word is, their live shows are even more entertaining. Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd., 233-7100. 7 pm. $18. All ages.
LETTERS FROM ARGENTINA
[TANGO] The late Lalo Schifrin is probably doomed to be remembered only for his immortal Mission: Impossible theme, but the four-time Grammy winner has also composed âclassicalâ concert works for major orchestras, including this tango-charged suiteâled by Laloâs distant cousin David Shifrin on clarinetâthat closes Chamber Music Northwestâs summer festival. Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., 294-6400. 4 pm. $15-$50.