WEDNESDAY AUG. 13
GOOSE ISLAND TAP TAKEOVER
[BEER] Chicagoâs Goose Island makes some amazing limited beer, very little of which makes it to Oregonâbut thanks for all that Honkerâs Ale! Well, now theyâre bringing the biggest of guns: Proprietorâs, Bourbon County Coffee, Backyard Rye and more. Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark St., 5-9 pm. Prices vary.
THURSDAY AUG. 14
STUMPTOWN IMPROV FESTIVAL
[COMEDY] Portland loves standup. But mention improv and youâll meet a chorus of groans from people imagining family-friendly schlock or scatological juvenilia. Thatâs not the deal at this fest, where the 15 groups donât base their improv on hackneyed games or goofball gags about three-armed babies. Miracle Theatre, 425 SE 6th Ave. 7 and 9:30 pm through Aug. 16; schedule at stumptownimprov.com. $13-$55.
[LECTURES] As your Facebook feed fills with Israel-related posts, maybe youâd like to hear an NPR reporter explain what she saw in Gaza. Emily Harris of the Attic Institute will discuss the events she witnessed during her reporting in the Middle East before returning to Jerusalem to continue her work. Itâs sure to be an interesting question session. Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave., 224-3640. 7 pm. Free.
SATURDAY AUG. 16
[MUSIC] Itâs a little festival on the waterfront, maybe youâve heard of it. Girl Talk and Future Islands are Saturday, Spoon and Haim are Sunday. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Naito Parkway between Morrison and Hawthorne bridges. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17. $65-$175, free for children under 8. All ages. See musicfestnw.com for complete schedule and ticket info.
SUNDAY AUG. 17
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
[ICE CREAM] One day a year, Pix Patisserie rooms out the fancy macarons and stocks its freezer with novelites such as banana splits, sundaes, housemade Push-Ups and Habanero Nut Crunch ice cream. Pix Patisserie, 2225 E. Burnside St., 971-271-7166, pixpatisserie.com. 2-10 pm.
MONDAY AUG. 18
[THEATER] Each summer, Anonymous Theatre puts on a production in which the actors audition and rehearse individually and in secrecy. They show up at the theater in street clothes and donât encounter their castmates until the first line is shouted from the house. Up this year is Arthur Millerâs The Crucible, because nothing says âmayhemâ like witch trials. Gerding Theater, 128 NW 11th Ave., theatrevertigo.org. 7 pm. $25.