PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FOR MAY 26-29, 2017
FRI-MON, June 2-4, & June 9-11 – Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off May 26th and run three consecutive weekends at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Enjoy carnival rides, exhibits, beer, food fair & fireworks opening night.
METERORITE & FAMILY FUN DAY
SAT – Learn exciting facts about meteorites, fireballs, and outer space. Large collection of meteorites for visitors to touch and hold. Family activities will also take place throughout the day. Children and adults alike can make impact craters like those on the moon and figure out how our solar system formed.
MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY
SAT-MON – One of the region’s longest-running events where more than 150 wineries and tasting rooms will kick off the summer wine tasting season and celebrate our statewide Oregon Win Month. Taste new wines from your favorite labels, sample from the barrel with winemakers, or savor specialty food pairings and live music.
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.
Through June 11 – The show won instant acclaim for its gentle but very powerful message. Godspell is a celebration that is spirited, loving, sprinkled with wry humor and bolstered with a rousing selection of songs—rock, folk, country, and pop—all neatly woven in and around the parables and teachings of Jesus.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Through June 11 – An all-female, all-star Portland cast leads this production of Oscar Wilde’s magnificent 19th Century comedy of manners and social status.
Through SAT – This adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel follows the love story of pragmatic Anne Elliot and passionate Captain Wentworth.
80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK
Through June 9 – Grab your favorite 80’s outfit and head to Lola’s Room. Enjoy your favorite 80’s hits playing all night on multiple giant screens.
OMSI: THE ART OF THE BRICK EXHIBITION
Through MON – Named one of CNN’s Top Ten “Global Must-See Exhibitions,” The Art of the Brick exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO bricks from child’s toy to sophisticated art form and beyond.
FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s! Get on the dance floor as our DJ’s play the hits of decades gone by.
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.
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-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
MEMORIAL DAY SPRING WINE RELEASE WEEKEND
SAT & MON – Visit participating wineries over Memorial Day Weekend and be entered to win prizes. Pick up a passport at your first winery, ask for a stamp/punch at each winery you visit, and leave it at the last. This is the weekend to taste new releases for the summer.
RUN TO REMEMBER WASHINGTON
SAT – Let us honor the brave men and women who have or are currently serving in our Armed Forces, and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. This Memorial Day Mile and 5k/10k running or walking event will benefit Battle Buddies, an organization that provides Service Dogs for our Veterans.
RACE TO REMEMBER MEMORIAL DAY
MON – The Race to Remember Memorial Day run honors those men and women that have so bravely made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Choose between a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or participate in the Honor A Hero Mile.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
SAT – The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie. Audience participation is encouraged. Feel free to dress up!
HEISEN HOUSE: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Through September 29 – Enjoy summer concerts among the vines every Friday night at Heisen House Vineyards.
GUIDED WALKS AT COLUMBIA SPRINGS
Through October 18 – Each guided walk consists of an easy stroll or tour with themes such as plants, animals, geology, local history, and the fish hatchery. These events are appropriate for all ages and no registration is required. Spots are available at a first come, first served basis to the first 30 visitors.
VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET
SAT through Oct 29 – You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.
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
· Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
· Dear Other Self
· Black Butterfly
· Berlin Syndrome
Through June 16, 2017, enter for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize to renovate your home. AND we’re giving away 12 weekly prizes of $2,500! Enter up to two times each day at www.LoveYourHomeSweeps.com
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