Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: March 4-6, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR MARCH 4-6, 2016

 

ART WALK

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.

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.

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

• Zootopia

• Cemetery of Splendor

• Emelie

• Knight of Cups

• The Wave

• The Other Side of the Door

• Mekong Hotel

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