PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
DEC 28, 2018 – JAN 01, 2019
WHALE WATCHING WEEK
THROUGH MON – Volunteers among the beach will help you spot whales at over 24 spots along the Coast as nearly 20,000 Gray Whales migrate to the warm waters of Mexico.
TRUMAN CAPOTE’S CHRISTMAS MEMORY
THROUGH SUN – This play and concert reflects famous writer Truman Capote’s upbringing in Alabama paired with musical talents that celebrate winter.
LIGHTS AT THE GROTTO
THROUGH SUN – Head to the Christmas Festival of Lights to saunter through light displays while listening to carolers, choirs, watching puppet shows and interacting with a puppet show.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
THROUGH SUN – Watch as this recreated story comes to life in the form of a radio play!
NEW YEAR’S CONCERT CELEBRATION
SUN-MON – The Big Band and Beethoven: New Year’s Celebration showcases the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Repertory Singers performing a twist on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
A MCMENAMINS NYE PARTY
MON – McMenamins is hosting a night to remember at various locations, enjoy live music and delicious food.
NYE GOVERNOR’S BALL
MON – Enjoy a three-course dinner, drinks, champagne toast and live music at The Sentinel Hotel.
NYE BOLLYWOOD MASQUERADE
MON – This live DJ hosts a dance party with music from India, performers, a dance lesson and more at Hawthorne Theater.
NEW YEAR’S EVE COMEDY
MON – This extravaganza hosts sketch, stand up, improv and aerial art, paired with hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a celebratory champagne toast.
THROUGH MON – Bundle up and drive or walk through the Lights on Peacock Lane open to see homes covered in lights and boasting the holiday spirit.
CHRISTMAS AT THE PITTOCK MANSION
THROUGH MON – Stroll through the Pittock Mansion with decorated rooms from professional designers and a rich touch of history woven into the home built in 1909.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT TRAIL
THROUGH MON – Walk down a lighted path of festive trees through the Maddax Woods to the Willamette waterline in a tradition 15 years in the making.
CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL
THROUGH MON – Enjoy a lighted Christmas Fantasy trail and a bonfire at Wenzel Family Farm.
DISCOVER KING TUT
THROUGH JAN 27 – Take on a once in a lifetime experience viewing the treasures and tomb of famous King Tut at OMSI.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS
A NIGHT IN BLACK & WHITE
MON – Head to Warehouse 23 for musical guests on the beautiful Vancouver Waterfront.
THE 12 BEERS OF CHRISTMAS
THROUGH JAN 4 – Northwood Public Brewing House showcases limited casks every day for 12 straight days.
THE JAZZY REVUE
FRI – Washington’s Dance Creative invites you to a night of Jazz in its first concert inspired by iconic Jazz music.
MATT BROWN PERFORMANCE
SAT – Musician Matt Brown performs at the Confluence Vineyards and Winery in Ridgefield!
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SKAMANIA LODGE
MON – Celebrate New Year’s and the 25th Anniversary of the Lodge! Doors open with a concert by the Design band, snacks and libations will be provided with a midnight champagne toast.
WILD THINGS: THE POWER OF NATURE IN OUR LIVES
THROUGH SEPT 2019 – The Museum of Vancouver and Nature Vancouver present the exhibition Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives. Dives into life stories of local plants and animals and how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Shop Around The Corner
- Take Point
- Kill Mobile
- Stan & Ollie
- The House That Jack Built
- It Happened
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