PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
FEBRUARY 14-17, 2019
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER CRUISE
THURS-SAT – The Portland Spirit hosts a gourmet four-course dinner cruise down the scenic Willamette with live music and a champagne toast.
DOOMED VALENTINE’S DAY
FRI-SAT – Listen to comedic stories, diaries, letters, poems and home movies as adults tell stories about their lives at the Alberta Rose Theatre.
THURS – The Valentine’s Day Swing dance is hosted with live music and a DJ at The Secret Society. Bring a partner for a romantic night of dance.
BROADWAY BEST LOVE SONGS
SAT – Listen to a pianist and four singers performing Broadway’s best love song hits in honor of Valentine’s Day.
WINE & CHOCOLATE
THURS-SUN – Taste chocolates and sweets paired with five different wines at Hip Chicks Do Wine.
SAT-SUN – Head to KidFest to enjoy inflatables, games and activities, sports demonstrations, and more.
THROUGH MARCH 3 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar features hit songs and a powerful story at the Brunish Theatre.
HAGG LAKE MUD RUN
SAT-SUN – The Hagg Lake run hosts a 50k and 25k, offering either 31 or 15.5 miles for those with a passion for running.
PROMISES, PROMISES – MUSICAL
FRI-SAT – The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical theatre productions, hosts its musical production from 1968 based on the 1960 film The Apartment. The music is by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and book by Neil Simon. This staged reading production is directed by NW acclaimed director Ron Daum and performed with stars of the local stage. Light food fare, beer, wine and other beverages are available for purchase before and during the show.
RAPTOR ROAD TRIP
THROUGH FEB 24 – Kruger’s Farm Market hosts Raptor Road Trip with guided bird tours, see raptors, falcons, hawks and displays. Bring your binoculars for a spectacular view.
THROUGH FEB 24 – The Starlings Present a family-friendly and interactive puppet show at the Northwest Children’s Theater.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
THROUGH FEB 19 – Learn more about the Chinese New Year with colorful festivals, dances, and cultural performances. View the lantern evening, or celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Chinese garden.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
THROUGH FEB 23 – This comedy murder mystery dinner show brings out your inner detective skills as you enjoy a meal and interact to solve the whodunnit.
AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
THROUGH MARCH 2 – The Cascade Festival of African Films at the Hollywood Theatre hosts films through March 2nd. Watch short films and documentaries by emerging African directors.
A DOLL’S HOUSE
THROUGH MARCH 3 – A Doll’s House: Part 2 features a woman starting over on a new journey.
COSMIC SNOW TUBING
THROUGH MAR 22 – Head to the best party on the mountain with over half a million LED lights, laser light shows and colored lights with a DJ as you enjoy tubing down the mountain. Check online for dates FRI-SAT through March 22nd at Mt. Hood Skibowl.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
VALENTINE’S DAY WINE & CHOCOLATE
SAT-SUN – The Southwest Washington Winery Association hosts the Wine and Chocolate Pairing Tour! A list of the 12 participating wineries are available on the website.
ROLLER DERBY TOURNAMENT
SAT – The Big LeBOUTski Tournament hosts a five game roller derby featuring local and Canadian teams, battling it out in this Big Lebowski themed game.
THROUGH FEB 24 – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Journey Theater takes viewers on a musical journey and a look into the life of fourteen-year-old adventurous Tom.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Isn’t It Romantic
- Alita: Battle Angel
- Happy Death Day 2U
- Cold Pursuit
- Birds of Passage
- Fighting with My Family
- Hotel by the River
- Ruben Brandt, Collector
- Sorry Angel