PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 5-7, 2018
NO PANTS MAX RIDE DAY
SUN – Leave your pants at home and head to Skidmore Fountain to start the festivities. Donations of pants, hats, scarves and gloves will be collected at the afterparty for local shelters.
FRI-SAT – A fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family. Featuring two teams of professional players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls.
FREE ART MUSEUM ADMISSION
THURS – Visit the Portland Art Museum on Free Days, the first Thursday of every month.
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
FRI – Enjoy a night at Portland’s Children’s Museum for free!
OMSI DISCOUNT DAY
SUN – Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.
Through January 7 – Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.
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
SAT – Fun for the whole family! 1K Cub race, 5k & 10k courses and Polar Slide event.
FRI-SUN – Three days of dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more!
HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR
SAT – Learn how to revamp your life with traditional and new trends in making better food choices, natural nutrition supplements, fitness programs, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, skin care products, and apparel. Relax with a massage, try out essential oils, get a free body scan, talk to a chiropractor, try out horticulture therapy, learn how art & music can help with your health and more.
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
· Insidious: Chapter 4
· Molly’s Game
· Project Eden
· Day of the Dead: Bloodline
· Devil’s Gate
· The Man from Earth
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