PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JANUARY 13-16, 2017
BOURBON & BACON
SAT @ 7PM – Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon and Bacon Fest at OMSI for age 21+.
MON – Expect a keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at the Hilton Hotel.
JRR TOLKIEN BIRTHDAY BASH
SAT – McMenamins Kennedy School. Elves, wizards, orcs and all others are invited to join in this all-day celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the 20th Century’s most influential authors. We’ll have live music, Willamette Radio Workshop broadcasting live, Hobbit-inspired food specials and more!
PORTLAND BOAT SHOW
Through SAT – See the latest sailboats, sport boats, fishing boats, personal watercraft, and boating accessories at the Portland Boat Show at Portland Expo Center.
APPALACHIAN MUSIC GATHERING
Through SUN – Hear traditional Appalachian-style string-band music at Old Time Music Gathering at the Tiffany Center.
EMILY DICKINSON PLAY
Through January 29 – Set in her Amherst home, The Belle of Amherst tells the story of reclusive poet Emily Dickinson through her words, poetry, diaries, and letters in Milwaukie. Discount tickets $10.
FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through February 5 – Reel Music Festival screens new films and timeless classics with a music theme at Portland Art Museum.
FRIDAY DANCE PARTY
Through February 24 – Giant music videos, colorful lights, and pounding music await you at the ’80s Video Dance Attack in Lola’s Room or McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for age 21+. Discount tickets $6 for two people.
SAT-SUN – Portland Bridal Show is billed as the state’s largest. It features fashion shows and wedding-service exhibitors at the Oregon Convention Center.
FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Winter Music Festival features performances, jam sessions, a pie-baking contest and sale, and an artisan fair with two dozen vendors in Florence.
Through February 8 – Based on a novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Nile is a whodunit set on a honeymoon cruise down the Nile River at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. Discount tickets $16.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH – Smartphone 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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
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.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP
SAT – Tamra Sheline will offer a monthly watercolor on Yupo workshop. This class will allow you to build on your skills in a fun relaxed atmosphere.
QUILTING OPEN WORKSHOP
FRI – Those quilters who love English paper piecing, or those who would like to learn, can join us on the second Friday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm to enjoy a few hours of stitching hexis and other shapes.
NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
· Monster Trucks
· Patriots Day
· 100 Streets
· Live By Night
· The Bye Bye Man
· The Crash
· Sophie and the Rising Sun
· Clair In Motion
· The Book of Life
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