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The Short List

MISC.

Sake Fest PDX

There’ll be about 130 samples of sake, including SakeOne of Forest Grove, at the annual event.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., www.sakefestpdx.com, $50

Recycled Arts Festival

The ninth annual, Portland-centric event features about 120 artists and live entertainment on the other side of the Columbia River.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, Esther Short Park, downtown Vancouver, Wash., www.recycledartsfestival.com

St. Paul Rodeo

One of the biggest events in these parts during the Fourth of July celebration, the 79th annual rodeo actually starts July 1 and goes through July 5. For complete information: www.stpaulrodeo.com.

Gear Con

by: COURTESY OF GEAR CON - Period types, romantics and Steampunkers unite at the fourth Gear Con festival, July 4 to 6 at DoubleTree HotelThe fourth Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers & Romantics Convention once again celebrates steampunk at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, with three days of alternate Industrial Age science fiction and fantasy, neo-Victorian creativity and miscellaneous bohemian anachronism from the Regency through the Great War. There’ll be art salons, workshops, an airship-building competition, tabletop gaming, martial arts symposium, steampunk fashion show, marionette theater, Tesla coil demonstrations, artisan vendors and live music. With Seattle’s SteamCon gone, Gear Con has become a more attractive festival of its kind in the Northwest.

July 4-6, DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St., www.PDXGearCon.com, $20 per day, $40 weekend pass, $7-$10 per night

STAGE

‘The Music Man’

Broadway Rose Theatre puts on the iconic musical, a sparkling homage to a bygone era, as traveling salesman Harold Hill cons people of River City, Iowa, to buy instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize.

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and some Saturdays, June 27-July 20, Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard, www.broadwayrose.org, starting at $30

Moria Chappell

She’s the artistic director of Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars, and she’ll show off her Odissi-style fusion of bellydance in Portland as part of From the Hip magazine’s quarterly dance extravaganza.

7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave., www.startheaterportland.com, $15, $20 at door

CoHo’s Summerfest

The third annual big event will be held over four weekends with four artists and four shows in July: July 3-6 — Eleanor O’Brien’s boisterous and brazen exploration of polygamy, “Lust & Marriage”; July 10-13 — Chris Harder’s family fishing trip adventure, “Fishing for My Father”; July 17-20 — Ben Newman’s “High Plains: A Western Myth,” a shocking spellbinder about the Colorado plains; July 24-26 — Portland polyartist Leo Daedalus broadcasting from a parallel universe in “Death of a Talk Show Host.”

7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, July 3-26, CoHo Theatre, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., www.cohoproductions.org, $15, $50 festival pass

MUSIC

KISS/Def Leppard

The two epic rock bands play the Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash.

7 p.m. Friday, June 27, Sleep Country Amphitheater, 17200 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Wash., www.sleepcountryamphitheater.com, starting at $32.50

Cher

Just a reminder that the legendary diva — a Grammy, Emmy and Academy awards winner — and Cyndi Lauper are coming to Portland next week.

7:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, Moda Center, rosequarter.com, $25.50-$105.50

Steely Dan

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen head “Jamalot Ever After” tour, which stops in Portland. Bobby Broom opens.

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, www.portland5.com, $70.50-$136.50