Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 30-January 1, 2017

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DECEMBER 30-JANUARY 1, 2017

CHAMPAGNE BALL
SAT – Ring in the New Year at the 26th Annual Champagne Ball. Four party rooms, three dance floors & 17 bars! Live bands, DJ’s, hors d’oeuvers buffet, complimentary glass of champagne and much more!

GOVERNOR’S BALL
SAT – An exclusive night of intrigue at Portland’s largest philanthropic New Year’s Eve Gala, join us in your finest black tie and evening gown attire for a night you’ll never forget!

VOTE FOR DANCING
FRI-SUN – A playful New Year’s Eve celebration that encourages us to strive for depth. We see Vote For Dancing as an opportunity to be more playful, to have more fun, and to go deeper at the same time.

FIRST RUN
SAT – 10K, 5K or 1.5 mile run/walks available. The courses take participants along the waterfront and across 2 bridges, with spectacular nighttime views of the lights of our beautiful city. Enjoy the fitness benefits of a run or walk, and a celebration at One World Trade Center with food, beverages, music, dancing, costume contest and much more!

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA
SAT – An amazing 4-hour show filled with improv, sketch, aerial acts and stand up. Appetizers and dessert all night long with a champagne toast at midnight. Please join us on this amazing night to ring in the new year!

JAI HO! BOLLYWOOD NEW YEAR’S EVE
SAT – Music & dance transcend language, nationality, skin color & other labels. Let’s connect on the dance floor to celebrate our unity in diversity. Party Favors for the first 100 to enter, Henna by donation, live music, Indian hor d’oeuvres, professional photography & more.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH ANJALI AND THE INCREDIBLE KID
SAT – DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid throw their biggest New Year’s Eve party ever. Two-floor Desi Latino Soundclash, two ballrooms on two levels, special DJ guests & more!

PEACOCK LANE LIGHT DISPLAYS

Through SAT – Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas for decades. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.

CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL
Through FRI – Take a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded “Fantasy Trail,” decorated with thousands of lights for your Christmas enchantment.

WIZARD OF OZ
Through MON The Wizard of Oz takes you over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, witches, flying monkeys, wizards, and timeless songs at Northwest Children’s Theater and School. Discount tickets in the side section for $12.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through SUNA dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through SUN – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through FRI – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

MADDOX WOODS
Through SAT – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH  Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE
SAT – 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
·         20th Century Women
·         Paterson

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