PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR FEB, 5-7, 2016
SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT Oregon Convention Center: Enjoy local wine, seafood & live music at the Portland Seafood & Wine Festival.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CULTURAL EVENT
SAT Oregon Convention Center: Family friendly cultural performances, retail/service vendors, various Chinese food and drinks, mini concert, arts and crafts and much more.
MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL
Through FEB 5 Downtown Portland: Eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, soul, opera, classical, avant-garde and everything in between.
AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
ALL MONTH Portland Community College: 18 outstanding feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC & BEER FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN Crystal Ballroom: While psychedelic music covers a range of styles and genres, it is inspired by psychedelic culture and the attempt to replicate the mind altering experiences that started in mid-’60s folk, rock and blues.
GUIDED LARGE BIRD VIEWING
SAT Kruger’s Farm Market: Explore Sauvie Island in search of magnificent eagles, hawks and falcons that spend the winter here.
URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH Smart phone 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.
50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA
ALL MONTH Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.
GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more
PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
ALL MONTH THURS-SUN Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND MUSICAL
ALL MONTH Northwest Children’s Theater: Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey! This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz greats from Davis to Monk.
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.
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS
SAT-SUN Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds: Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands on exhibit that gives you the opportunity to actually see dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs features a walk-through exhibit designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.
ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S BALL
SAT Pearson Air Museum: A fun and memorable event for fathers and daughters of all ages! Local DJ, balloon artist, face painting, finger foods and a professional photographer to take pictures of your special evening together.
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
• Hail, Caesar!
• All Roads Lead to Rome
• 600 Miles
• Pride, Prejudice and Zombies
• The Choice
• The Club
• The Pack
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.