Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: April 1-3, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 1-3, 2016

 

TULIP FESTIVAL 

Through APR 22  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

PORTLAND WOMAN’S EXPO

SAT  Oregon Convention Center. Exhibitor categories include shopping, beauty, spiritual healing, full body rejuvenation, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, home décor, and more. Enjoy an amazing makeover, styling, and mini-manicure, as well as Wine & Spirits at the Beauty Bar!

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO

SAT-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: See the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums.

SOUNDS OF BRAZIL

SAT  The Old Church: Come hear the intricate and sultry instrumental melodies of classic choro, the edgy syncopation of modern choro, emotive samba and bossa nova, and other genres.

PORTLAND GRAND TASTING

FRI  Castaway Portland. Sample award-winning wines from over 21 Gorge wineries, all pouring under the same roof for one night only. Socialize with winemakers, learn about our renowned wine region, and win an exclusive Gorge wine experience in the raffle.

CIRCUS & COMEDY FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN  Alberta Rose Theatre. 5th Annual Umbrella Festival brings the entertainment of the circus, comedy, burlesque, drag, dance, music and more all in one.

VARIETY SHOW

Through APR 22  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT in April  Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

HAUNTED PUB TOUR

ALL MONTH  This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

ALL MONTH  Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH  Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

ALPACAPALOOZA

FRI-SUN  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Meet with Alpaca owners, breeders and enthusiast and watch competitions.

FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN (through OCT 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         God’s Not Dead 2

·         Meet the Blacks

·         The Dark Horse

·         Natural Born Pranksters

·         Midnight Special

·         Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

·         Everybody Wants Some

·         Sold

·        Standing Tall

·         Miles Ahead

 

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