WEDNESDAY JULY 23OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
[BEER] The state’s biggest kegger begins at noon. See preview here. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, oregonbrewfest.com. Through Sunday. Free admission, $7 tasting glass, $1 tokens.
THURSDAY JULY 24NOTORIOUS
[MOVIES] Hitchcock’s classic about love and deception in wartime shows on the roof of a West End hotel. Hotel deLuxe, Southwest 15th Avenue and Yamhill Street, 221-1156, nwfilm.org. 8 pm. $6-$11.
FRIDAY JULY 25JAW: A PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
[THEATER] Summer is a bleak time for theater, all Shakespeare in the parks and old chestnuts in the suburbs. This is an antidote: four brand spankin’ new plays by playwrights from across the country. Up this year: lesbian atheist muralists, custodians in Antarctica and D.B. Cooper. Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Ave., 445-3700, pcs.org. 4 and 8 pm today and Saturday. Free.
[BIKES] Teams from five cities, including Portland, have been laboring to build the ultimate bike for the urban rider. Tonight, you’ll get to see the Portland whip in person, plus photos and videos of the others. Then the voting begins, with the winner moving into production. Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, 1241 NW Johnson St., oregonmanifest.com. 6 pm. Free.
[MUSIC] The Moon Rang Like a Bell, the second release from the acclaimed L.A.-via-Florida band, is a sweeping saga of crushingly placid melancholia. It’s as if Björk and Aphex Twin got together, listened to a lot of jazz and Dirty Projectors, and decided to make a concept album. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 21+.
SATURDAY JULY 26CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL
[THEATER] Shut out of The Book of Mormon? Consider this a consolation prize: a live stage adaptation of South Park co-creator Trey Parker’s 1993 black comedy about a 19th-century prospector accused of cannibalism. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., 719-6055. 6 and 9:15 pm. $24-$29. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
SUNDAY JULY 27THE BIG FLOAT
[SWIMMING] Swim that river you normally drive over at the fourth annual Big Float. The float once again begins under the Marquam Bridge and ends up just past the Hawthorne Bridge, where there will be food and live music on a barge. Tom McCall Bowl, Waterfront Park, thebigfloat.com. Noon. $9.