PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
OCTOBER 19-21, 2018
THROUGH SUN – Taste from a variety of over 60 kinds of pears and apples. Learn how to make cider, listen to live music, and enjoy the kids area at the Portland Nursery.
DANCE FILM FEST
THROUGH SUN – Head to the opening night celebration of dance, take how-to classes, and watch a panel discussion.
PORTLAND VEGETARIAN FEST
SAT-SUN – Veg Fest is Oregon’s premier plant-based food and lifestyle event. Learn about plant-based living, enjoy free samples, learn from fitness experts, chef demos and more!
THROUGH OCT 30 – Walk through this family friendly Halloween castle with a tunnel, bridge and a maze at the Wenzel family farm.
SAT-SUN – Taste test hundreds of varieties of your favorite fruits at the All About Fruit Show.
HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO
THROUGH OCT 28 – Bring the kids for the fun scavenger hunt, prizes and more at the Oregon Zoo.
RUN FOR BEER
THROUGH NOV 3 – Fun run along park trails with live entertainment and a celebratory drink at the Oregon Brewery Running Series.
THE 13TH DOOR
THROUGH NOV 3 – Creep through the oldest Halloween attraction in Portland as actors and creepy creatures haunt guests.
THROUGH OCT 31 – View two attractions at Tigard’s haunted house! Sunday offers “not so scary tours.
LOST TREASURES COLLECTION SERIES
FRI-SUN – The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical theatre productions, opens its ninth season at Lakewood Theatre Company with its production, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, in three performances: Friday, October 19 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. On A Clear Day… is a musical from 1965 with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner (Brigadoon, My Fair Lady) and music by Burton Lane (Finian’s Rainbow). This staged reading production is directed by NW acclaimed director Ron Daum and performed with stars of the local stage including, Alan Anderson and Corey Brunish. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.
PUMPKIN REGATTA FESTIVAL
SAT – Cheer on floating oversized pumpkins at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Dress up for the costume contest, pumpkin race, carving and more!
PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS
THROUGH OCT 21 – Tour work from 100 Portland artists while learning about techniques and use of space.
THROUGH OCT 28 – Watch the beloved Motown musical Dreamgirls, a rags to riches story with phenomenal music.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
NIGHTMARES ON ELK ST.
THROUGH OCT 28 – Only the brave are welcome to visit a haunted attraction hosted by the Vancouver Elks.
THROUGH NOV 3 – Clark County Scaregrounds holds three haunted houses, carnival rides, and more on the 170-acre campus in Ridgefield.
ONGOING – Take in an evening at Fort Vancouver with a guided lantern tour. Led by a Park Ranger, head through the Counting House, Fur Store, Chief Factor’s Home and the Bake House, as you learn aspects of each working area.
FRI – Taste Doomsday Brews dressed as a zombie! Win prizes from the costume contest, enjoy live music, and visit with Rojo the llama.
VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET
THROUGH OCT 28 – The Downtown Market is home to over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Advocates
- Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- The Guilty
- Change in the Air
- High Voltage
- Nigerian Prince
- Viral Beauty
- What They Had
- Apollo 13
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