PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 19-21, 2018
REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Through January 30 – Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture. Various locations around Portland.
FERTILE GROUND ARTS FESTIVAL
THURS through January 28 – Discover compelling indoor landscapes of many hues and disciplines cultivated in Fertile Ground. This 11-day sampling illuminates the verdant and abundant acts of creation that bubble and catalyze yearlong in Portland.
PORTLAND’S MINI MUSICAL FESTIVAL
THURS through January 21 – Check out six-brand new 15-minute musicals by local writers and composers. Join us for the perfect night out for every musical theater lover! Part of the 2018 Fertile Ground Festival.
ROSE CITY CLASSIC
WED-SUN – One of the biggest dog shows in America that attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties. Fun for the whole family, come early and plan to stay all day.
STRANGER THAN FICTION
Through January 28 – Various short pieces performed by a multi-generational cast, combining circus arts, narrative, dance, and physical theater. (Part of the 2018 Fertile Ground Festival)
FRI – One of the angriest men in the history of stand-up makes his annual pilgrimage to Portland as part of his “The Joke’s on Us” tour.
80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!
PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY
EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
HAUNTED PUB TOUR
All Month – This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW
FRI-SUN – Stroll 400 booths filled with estate jewelry, vintage clothing, period lighting, furniture, 40s kitchenware, old tools, toys, prints, old watches, BB guns, and more.
ROSE & THORN WINTER BREWFEST
SAT – Featuring 17 breweries and cider companies local to the Pacific Northwest, small bar bites available for sale, live acoustic entertainment by Fire Lily, a complimentary tasting glass included with ticket and raffle prizes to win!
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
· 12 Strong
· Forever My Girl
· Den of Thieves
· Mom and Dad
· Showdown in Manila
· The Leisure Seeker
· The Final Year
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