Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner, January 6-8, 2017

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JANUARY 6-8, 2017

 

BEESWAX CRAYON-MAKING WORKSHOP

SAT – Join us for a hands-on, family-friendly workshop to learn about how bees make and use wax, how to make your own beeswax crayons, and for an educational coloring activity.

WILD WOOD WINTER BASH
SAT – A creepy winter wonderland meets a glam downtown soiree. To celebrate Theatre Vertigo’s newly commissioned play, Carnivora, explore the world of the macabre with a night of eerily wonderful entertainment and deliciously wicked beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
BRAVO WEDDING AFFAIR
SUN – The Wedding Affair’s vignette style and intimate format allows for couples to view the latest trends, interact with the wedding professionals that created them, and plan their wedding in one afternoon!
FINDING NEVERLAND
Through SATBroadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical!
JOHN WITHERSPOON AT HELIUM COMEDY CLUB
THURS-SAT – You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in the movie Friday, or as “Pops” on the  syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers…or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show.

FREE ADMISSION, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

THURS – Visit the Portland Art Museum on Free Days the first Thursday of every month.

FRI – Kids’ night: The First Friday Night of each month kids get free admission to the Portland Children’s Museum.

WRESTLESPORT PRO WRESTLING

SATWrestleSport will debut a new look and feel of professional wrestling, formatted specifically for a theater setting. The excitement and athleticism of in-ring action will be accompanied by complex storytelling and theatrical presentation.

FESTIVAL OF CURIOSITIES

SAT-SUNCurious Gallery features exhibits, presentations, hands-on workshops, and special programming for lovers of taxidermy, natural wonders, and strange treasures (wunderkammer) at the Crowne Plaza.

DRINK-N-DRAW

SUN – Drinkers and artists of widely varied skill gather for an evening of collaborative artistry. Live, clothed models will be present. Every month on the second Saturday at Jack’s Tap Room and QB Grill.

NO PANTS ON THE MAX

SUNThe No Pants Ride – Portland mimics the New York version held the same day, but it takes place on the Max with an after party. See website for details.

MURDER MYSTERY

SUN through February 8 – Based on a novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Nile is a whodunit set on a honeymoon cruise down the Nile River at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. Discount tickets $16.

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.

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.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUNCedar 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

MONSTERS DANCE CONVENTION

FRI – Join us at the Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel for a full weekend of dance classes and events, plus auditions, vendors, and our Club Stylz showcase!

CAMAS FIRST FRIDAYS
FRI – Art exhibits featuring local artists, dining, themed shopping events and family activities are part of each First Friday line-up.

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
·         A Monster Calls
·         Hidden Figures
·         Underworld: Blood Wars
·         Lost & Found
·         Railroad Tigers
·         The Bronx Bull

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