Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: March 31-April 2, 2017

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR MARCH 31-April 2, 2017

 

WHALE WATCHING WEEK

Through FRI – Volunteers will help you spot whales at 24 sites during Whale Watching Week. Mileage shown is to Depoe Bay Whale Center in Newport. Repeats in December.

EASTER BUNNY WELCOME PARTY
SAT – Help welcome the Easter Bunny with music, games and prizes, balloon artistry, cupcake decorating, crafts and the opportunity to meet Rojo the lama and Napolean the alpaca.

OREGON GHOST CONFERENCE

FRI-SUNOregon Ghost Conference features guest speakers, classes, vendors, ghost tours, and social events in Seaside.

UMBRELLA FESTIVAL
THURS-SUNCircus, burlesque, vaudeville, music, dance, and physical comedy have a home under one big umbrella.

TULIP FEST
Through April 30 – 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!

DUALITY: DANCE BALLET OF INDIA
SAT – With an international cast of professional dancers from Delhi, Chennai and the U.S., this performance features Indian dance forms Bharatha Natyam and the martial arts-based dance form Chhau, as well as local modern dancers in an elegant contemporary dance production.

TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
SAT – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.

SHAFTY: PORTLAND’S TRIBUTE TO PHISH
SATShafty is the country’s finest Phish tribute band! What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – ultimately lit a spark under the Phish fans in the Portland music scene.

FESTIVAL OF COLORS: RANG BARSE 2017
SAT – Come and celebrate the Festival of Colors with your friends and family and make new friends as well.

FEATHERS AND TEETH
Through SUN – This fairytale concoction of teen angst and devastating loss make for a grisly good time in this crackling stew of dark comedy, family drama and fantastical carnage.

OMSI: THE ART OF THE BRICK EXHIBITION
Through May 29 – Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO bricks from child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s! Get on the dance floor as our DJ’s play the hits of decades gone by.

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.

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.

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-SUNCedar 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

THE RABBIT HOLLOW
Through April 16 – Enjoy a relaxed and fun family-filled experience as you wander through the forest which is home to a number of bunnies. You’ll find a number of interesting rabbits along the bunny trail and gather treats and great photos along the way.

SPRING FLING
SAT – Join in the fun and laughter with your friends and family! Enjoy games, crafts, bunny sack races, surprise guests and more. Bring a festive treat, snack or drink to share.

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through Oct 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.

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
· Ghost In The Shell
· Boss Baby
· The Zookeeper’s Wife
· The Discovery
· The Void
· Live Cargo
· The Blackcoat’s Daughter

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