PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND PLANNER
FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019
MY MUDDY VALENTINE
SAT – This 5K run allows participants to run through muddy obstacles and has a short challenge for kids. Celebrate with cider, beer, mimosas, food, and music.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
THROUGH FEB 19 – Learn more about the Chinese New Year with colorful festivals, dances and cultural performances. View the lantern evening, or celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Chinese garden.
THROUGH SUN – The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show hosts seminars, fishing, boats, campers, and industry vendors. Bring the family for a kid’s trout pond at the Portland Expo Center.
ROSE CITY ROLLERS
FRI-SAT – Don’t miss the Rose City Rollers Break Neck Betties vs. High Rollers Roller Derby Bout at the Oaks Park skating rink, get your tickets before they sell out!
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.
A DOLL’S HOUSE
THROUGH MARCH 3 – A Doll’s House: Part 2 features a woman starting over on a new journey.
THROUGH SUN – This dance collective features the themes of conformity vs. individuality and contemporary choreography.
PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
THROUGH SAT – Head to OMSI and view dozens of illuminated pieces of art and performance artists on the waterfront for the Willamette Light Brigade event.
THROUGH MARCH 3 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar features hit songs and a powerful story at the Brunish Theatre.
COMIC BOOK MARKET
SAT – Meet other comic book fans at Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap to view comic books, toys, and more!
RAPTOR ROAD TRIP
SAT – Kruger’s Farm Market hosts Raptor Road Trip with guided bird tours, see raptors, falcons, hawks and displays. Bring your binoculars for a spectacular view.
WINE & CHEESE EXTRAVAGANZA
SUN – The People’s Food Co-op in Southeast hosts vendors from McBeth vineyards, J Christopher Wines, Montinore Estate, Finnriver, Fraga Farmstead Creamery, Organic Valley and more. Taste local cheese paired wonderfully with local wines.
JANE AUSTEN PLAY
THROUGH SUN – Portland Center Stage presents Sense & Sensibility, a romantic comedy based on Jane Austen’s novel about the charming Dashwood sisters.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
THROUGH FEB 19 – Learn more about the Chinese New Year with colorful festivals, dances, and cultural performances. View the lantern evening, or celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Chinese garden.
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
I HATE HAMLET
FRI-SAT – Set in a New York City apartment, this performance follows an actor’s struggles taking on a role of Hamlet while being haunted by the ghost of Hamlet.
VALENTINE’S FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
SAT – Surprise your special someone by taking a floral arrangement class, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Each student will be provided items for a small mason jar arrangement.
SAT – The Sweetheart Dance is hosted at the historic Pearson Air Museum hangar. Enjoy live music from the VanPort Jazz Band, World War II uniforms and 1940’s period dress attire is welcome.
FRI – This fun paint class is for any skill level from beginner to expert ages 14 and older. Smocks, supplies, snacks, and a drink are provided with ticket purchase.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The Lego Movie 2 : The Second Part
- The Upside
- What Men Want
- Cold Pursuit
- The Prodigy
- Everybody Knows
- Under The Eiffel Tower