PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 4-6, 2016
SAT-SUN SE Area ARTWalk is a self-guided tour of artists’ studios, home work spaces, galleries, and businesses in SE Portland. Free.
DUELING PIANO SHOW
Every FRI & SAT in March Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.
FRANK OLIVER’S “TWISTED CABARET”
FRI-SUN Alberta Rose Theatre: A one-man show with a cast of a dozen characters, each more talented and demented than the last.
WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
THURS-SUN Hollywood Theatre: 9th Annual POWfest, 50 films celebrating the fantastic contributions women have made for over a century, with Guest of Honor Catherine Hardwicke.
ROMEO & JULIET
Through MAR 5 Keller Auditorium: Impossible-to-forget emotional journey intensified by what may be the most sublime music ever written for ballet. Oregon Ballet Theatre proudly returns James Canfield’s signature work.
AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Through MAR 5 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.
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.
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.
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
HAWAIIAN SLACK GUITAR FESTIVAL
SUN Artists will be touring the PNW with their extraordinary talents in this unique classical guitar genre of Hawaii. Sway to the soothing sounds of LT Smooth, Stephen Inglis, Bobby Moderow, and more!
VDA’s FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN
SAT Every first Friday of the month throughout the year, participating art galleries, merchants and restaurants open their doors to celebrate opening night of various art exhibits.
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
• London Has Fallen
• Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
• Cemetery of Splendor
• Knight of Cups
• The Wave
• The Other Side of the Door
• Mekong Hotel
For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.