Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: March 18-20, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 18-20, 2016

 

KELL’S ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL

THURS-SAT  Kell’s Irish Pub. Portland’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Event, Join the 25th anniversary with live music, traditional Irish dancing food and libations.

EASTER EVENTS

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY, SAT  Bridgeport Village

BUNNY FUN RUN, SAT  Holladay Park

CODE ORANGE EASTER DROP, SAT  Brentwood Park 

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA, SAT  Lloyd Center

WORLD INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

THURS-SUN  More than 600 of the world’s greatest track and field athletes, representing 154 countries from around the globe, will participate in the four-day competition. Oregon Convention Center.

HOT ROD SHOW

FRI-SUN  Portland Expo Center: Meet custom designers at The Portland Roadster Show and view over 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles.

CHICAGO MUSICAL

FRI-MAR 27  Brunish Theatre: This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz.

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 March  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.

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.

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

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.

BREWFEST

FRI-SAT  Ester Short Park. Over 80 beers, cider, mead, 8 NW distillers at the Whiskey Bar, food, March Madness basketball on big screen TVs. Free raffle tickets for a chance to win a TV!!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         The Divergent Series: Allegiant

·         Miracles From Heaven

·         The Bronze

·         The Brainwashing of My Dad

·         Kapoor and Sons

·         Krisha

·        Midnight Special

·         My Golden Days

·        The Program

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