Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: Feb. 26-28, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR FEB, 26-28, 2016

 

LEGO CONVENTION

SAT-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: Lego focused panels, games, vendors and continuous opportunities to interact with peers.

JAZZ FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN  Various Portland Locations: Performances from local acts and jazz legends.

BREWSTILLERY FESTIVAL

SAT  StormBreaker Brewing: 22 local Breweries and 21 Oregon Distilleries teaming up to create the perfect pairings.

ROMEO & JULIET

Through MAR 5  Keller Auditorium: Impossible-to-forget emotional journey intensified by what may be the most sublime music ever written for ballet. Oregon Ballet Theatre proudly returns James Canfield’s signature work.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN  Various Portland Locations: Outstanding new work by our region’s media makers, through 97 features and 62 short films from three-dozen countries.

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

ALL MONTH  Portland Community College: 18 outstanding feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

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.

50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA

ALL MONTH  Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.

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.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND MUSICAL

ALL MONTH  Northwest Children’s Theater: Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey! This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz greats from Davis to Monk.

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

WEDDING SHOW

SAT  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds: Quality, personable vendors that will work with every budget, every vision, and take care of the bridal party at every turn.

“THE WOMEN” PLAY

SAT  Magenta Theater: This brilliant play has assumed the status of a modern classic, immensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine viewpoint set in the 1930’s.

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

• Eddie the Eagle

• Gods of Egypt

• Triple 9

• Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

• King Georges

• The Last Man on the Moon

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