PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
FEBRUARY 1-3, 2019
CHINESE NEW YEAR
FRI-SAT – Enjoy folk dancing, instrumental music, martial arts, and authentic Chinese cuisine while celebrating the Year of the Pig.
SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – View over 175 exhibitors and fresh seafood with wine, craft brew and more at the Oregon Convention Center.
AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
THROUGH MARCH 2 – The Cascade Festival of African Films at the Hollywood Theatre hosts films through March 2nd. Watch short films and documentaries by emerging African directors.
FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
FRI-SUN – The Princess Promenade includes dancing, music, snacks, and artful face painting in a semi-formal celebration.
$5 AFTER 5
FRI – Head to the Portland Art Museum for $5 admittance after 5 pm. Pizza and beer will be available for purchase.
SAT – The 13th Annual Ho’Ike night of entertainment features a Lu’au with Ohana (family) style dining, Polynesian dancing, and a silent auction.
BARBRA STREISAND PLAY
SAT – Gerding Theater at the Armory features Buyer & Cellar, a play about a gentleman working as a clerk in Barbra Streisand’s shopping mall built in her basement.
A DANGEROUS JOY
THROUGH SAT – Listen to a staged reading of Terry Lomax’s play based on WWII pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
PORTLAND FOLK FEST 2019
FRI-SAT – Head to Mission Theatre for Folk Fest, featuring The Parson Redheads, Bart Budwig, The Hackles, Brother Not Brother, Three for Silver, and many more!
JANE AUSTEN PLAY
THROUGH FEB 10 – Portland Center Stage presents Sense & Sensibility, a romantic comedy based on Jane Austen’s novel about the charming Dashwood sisters.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
THROUGH FEB 23 – This comedy murder mystery dinner show brings out your inner detective skills as you enjoy a meal and interact to solve the whodunnit.
THROUGH MAR 3 – Watch A Doll’s House, Part 2 follows a woman as she pursues a new life of an author.
COSMIC SNOW TUBING
THROUGH MAR 22 – Head to the best party on the mountain with over half a million LED lights, laser light shows and colored lights with a DJ as you enjoy tubing down the mountain. Check online for dates FRI-SAT through March 22nd at Mt. Hood Skibowl.
VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS:
BANFF FILM FESTIVAL
FRI-SAT – Mountain Gear hosts the Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing the spirit of outdoor adventures to the screen.
FATHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S BALL
FRI-SAT – Celebrate the bond between fathers and daughters with the Valentine’s Ball. Admission includes a souvenir photo, refreshments, a live DJ and temporary tattoos.
FRI – Head to the First Friday Artwalk and enjoy glass-blowing demonstrations from Firehouse Glass.
PAINT YOUR PET
SUN – Become a master artist with paint, canvas, and instruction with 10% of proceeds to the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. Email your favorite picture of your pet and organizers will transfer your photo to a large canvas, ready for you to paint!
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- Miss Bala
- Then Came You
- The Least of the These
- The Wild Pear Tree
- The War With Grandpa
- The Gandhi Murder
- Daughter of Mine