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
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.
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
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
• The Hateful Eight
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.