Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 31-Jan. 3, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 31-JAN. 3, 2016

 

**NEW YEARS EVE**

McMenamins Celebration ~ Various locations

The Governors Ball with Patrick Lamb ~ The Sentinel Hotel

Portland’s Grand Ball ~ Pure Space

Inspire Truth ~ Portland Art Museum 

DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid ~ Melody Ballroom

Curious Comedy Theater

First Run 2016

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Through 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

THURS DEC 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/

HELEN KELLER PLAY

Through 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 JAN 3  Zoo Lights

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JAN 1-3 (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

**NEW YEARS EVE**

The White Ball ~ The Vancouver Hilton NYE

OT5 ARENACROSS

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

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT JAN 2  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
Devil and Angel
• Anomalisa
• Yosemite
• The Hateful Eight

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