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/
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.
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
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
• Daddy’s Home
• Point Break
• The Big Short
• 45 Years
• The Hateful Eight
• The Revenant
• Yellow Day
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