PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MARCH 9-11, 2018
FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW
Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.
ENCHANTED FOREST BALL
SAT – A magical costumed ball including music and dancing, a silent auction of desirable and magical artifacts, plus burlesque by Lacy’s Cabaret, and music by Three for Silver.
WINTER BLUES MUSIC
SAT – 7 bands, 2 stages, 2 bars and a large dance floor. Supporting charities like Children’s Healing Project, United by Music North America, and now Youth Music Project. Bring canned food to help support the Oregon Food Bank.
SPRING RV SHOW
WED-SUN – 5-day show featuring hundreds of RV’s! All the best models, including motor homes, easy-to-pull trailers, 5th wheels, vans, campers, tent trailers, and toy haulers from all major manufacturers.
LUCK OF THE IRISH
SAT – Plenty of music, rambunctious entertainment, and stories that are sure to lighten your spirit. Fueled by the legacy of Irish legend, luck, and love, this evening promises to be a rollicking good time for all.
WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – Featuring the work of some of today’s top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. We also provide space to strengthen the Portland community of women in film by offering year round film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19 with our POWGirls program.
Through March 24 – A fun, fast-paced, hilarious and clean comedy show that’s great for the whole family.
FRANKENSTEIN’S COMIC BOOK SWAP
SAT – Tri-annual Comic Book Show that focuses on readers of cheap comics.
CIDER RITE OF SPRING
SAT – An annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique PNW ciders served by 35 different cider makers.
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
VANCOUVER WOMEN’S SHOW
SAT-SUN – Find the latest and greatest in fashion, health, beauty, hair and make-up, family help and self-improvement. Stay for cocktail hour with music and dancing!
FABULOUS FROGS, CHARMING TOADS, & LOVELY LIZARDS
SAT – Uncover the hidden world of creatures that jump, hop and crawl. Discover frogs, toads and lizards in this fun-filled afternoon of activities and investigation. Get an up-close look at some local species and learn about their amazing adaptations in preparation for the Water Center’s annual Critter Count on April 14.
SAT – Your chance to meet the makers of artisan beverages! It is a free event and is open to anyone. No signups, just show up at one of our locations, get your map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance, and you can win prizes along the way!
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 Wrinkle in Time
· The Hurricane Heist
· Strangers: Prey at Night
· The Forgiven
· Hello & Goodbye
· Sheep & Wolves
· 3 Storeys
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