Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: August 21-23, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 21-23, 2015

MUSICFEST NW

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 MusicfestNW is a large music festival with 22 performances and food vendors at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

SPIRITS FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT AUG 21-22 Unwind is a Friday evening cocktail event at Ankeny Plaza. Its ticket also gets you into Spiritsfest on Saturday at Waterfront Park. Both have food vendors.

FIREWORKS

SAT AUG 22 Bring a chair to MAX Orange Line Fireworks Spectacular (with live music, food & beverage vendors) to celebrate the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge that opens Sept. 12. Waterfront viewing area is at 3030 SW Moody Ave.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN AUG 23 Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 7 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities and music. Free.

CAR & BOAT SHOW

SUN AUG 23 The Collector Car & Classic Boat Show is spread over three locations in Lake Oswego. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (through Sept. 5) See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

AUG-SEPT 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN AUG 20-23 Since 1998, the festival has attracted visitors from 19 states and Canada. The festival features internationally acclaimed jazz artists, 200 wines, 50 fine artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California; to local restaurants and commercial exhibitors. http://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/

CLARK COLLEGE THEATER PRESENTS “SUBURBIA”

FRI-SAT AUG 21-22 SubUrbia is a play by Eric Bogosian chronicling the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in their hometown and their reunion with a former high school classmate who has become a successful musician. http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

SUMMER TALL SHIP TOUR

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will be sailing into Washougal!  Walk-on tours are hosted by crew members in period costume. On-the-water sailing experiences are available.  http://historicalseaport.org/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRFIELD

SAT AUG 22 This free educational experience is open to the public and features our Flight Simulator Lab, vertical wind tunnel, glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and various ongoing educational programs that will propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. http://fortvan.org/pfec-opensaturdays.html

ROCKY HORROW PICTURE SHOW AT KIGGINS THEATRE

SAT AUG 22 Vancouver now has its very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up! All ages are welcome, however, it is a rated “R” film and parental discretion is advised.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 21 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 21 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
American Ultra
• Hitman: Agent 47
• Sinister 2
• After Words
• Digging for Fire
• Grandma
• Learning to Drive
• She’s Funny that Way
• Some Kind of Beautiful

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