Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 25-27, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 25-27, 2015

SHREK THE MUSICAL

WED DEC 23-JAN 3  Join Shrek, Fiona and company as they bumble, blunder and belch their way from one twisted fairytale to another in the rowdy re-telling of the beloved animated film. Northwest Children’s Theater and School

CHRISTMAS CAROL IMPROV

WED DEC 23-31  This adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation. Gerding Theater

ORSON WELLES FILM FESTIVAL

Through JAN 4  Portland Art Museum: Celebrate what would have been Orson Welles’s 100th birthday by enjoying 18 of his films. http://nwfilm.org/screenings/72/714/

NUTCRACKER BALLET

Through DEC 26  Keller Auditorium: No holiday season is complete without a trip to the “Land of Sweets”. Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

HELEN KELLER PLAY

WED Dec 23-JAN 17  A play based on the lives of Helen Keller, who became deaf & blind as an infant, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who enabled her to become one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. Artists Repertory Theatre.

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 31  Peacock Lane in SE Portland

THROUGH DEC 27  Portland International Raceway

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

THROUGH DEC 30 (closed DEC 25)  Lights at the Grotto

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

THURS DEC 24  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

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN DEC 25-27 (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

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

OT5 ARENACROSS

Through JAN 2 An indoor Arenacross facility dedicated to technical, yet fun and exciting indoor motocross racing for riders, fans and sponsors.

LANTERN TOUR: CHRISTMAS AT VANCOUVER BARRACKS

SAT DEC 26 Tour the grounds of Vancouver Barracks by lantern light, connecting attendees to the national park’s military history through thematic storytelling.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Concussion
• Daddy’s Home
• Joy
• Point Break
• The Big Short
• 45 Years
• The Hateful Eight
• The Revenant
• Yellow Day

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