Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner, January 6-8, 2017

Close-up of child holding colorful wax crayons in hands
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JANUARY 6-8, 2017

 

BEESWAX CRAYON-MAKING WORKSHOP

SAT – Join us for a hands-on, family-friendly workshop to learn about how bees make and use wax, how to make your own beeswax crayons, and for an educational coloring activity.

WILD WOOD WINTER BASH
SAT – A creepy winter wonderland meets a glam downtown soiree. To celebrate Theatre Vertigo’s newly commissioned play, Carnivora, explore the world of the macabre with a night of eerily wonderful entertainment and deliciously wicked beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
BRAVO WEDDING AFFAIR
SUN – The Wedding Affair’s vignette style and intimate format allows for couples to view the latest trends, interact with the wedding professionals that created them, and plan their wedding in one afternoon!
FINDING NEVERLAND
Through SATBroadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical!
JOHN WITHERSPOON AT HELIUM COMEDY CLUB
THURS-SAT – You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in the movie Friday, or as “Pops” on the  syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers…or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show.

FREE ADMISSION, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

THURS – Visit the Portland Art Museum on Free Days the first Thursday of every month.

FRI – Kids’ night: The First Friday Night of each month kids get free admission to the Portland Children’s Museum.

WRESTLESPORT PRO WRESTLING

SATWrestleSport will debut a new look and feel of professional wrestling, formatted specifically for a theater setting. The excitement and athleticism of in-ring action will be accompanied by complex storytelling and theatrical presentation.

FESTIVAL OF CURIOSITIES

SAT-SUNCurious Gallery features exhibits, presentations, hands-on workshops, and special programming for lovers of taxidermy, natural wonders, and strange treasures (wunderkammer) at the Crowne Plaza.

DRINK-N-DRAW

SUN – Drinkers and artists of widely varied skill gather for an evening of collaborative artistry. Live, clothed models will be present. Every month on the second Saturday at Jack’s Tap Room and QB Grill.

NO PANTS ON THE MAX

SUNThe No Pants Ride – Portland mimics the New York version held the same day, but it takes place on the Max with an after party. See website for details.

MURDER MYSTERY

SUN through February 8 – Based on a novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Nile is a whodunit set on a honeymoon cruise down the Nile River at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. Discount tickets $16.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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-SUNCedar 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

MONSTERS DANCE CONVENTION

FRI – Join us at the Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel for a full weekend of dance classes and events, plus auditions, vendors, and our Club Stylz showcase!

CAMAS FIRST FRIDAYS
FRI – Art exhibits featuring local artists, dining, themed shopping events and family activities are part of each First Friday line-up.

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 Monster Calls
·         Hidden Figures
·         Underworld: Blood Wars
·         Lost & Found
·         Railroad Tigers
·         The Bronx Bull

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 30-January 1, 2017

Smiling people at party
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DECEMBER 30-JANUARY 1, 2017

CHAMPAGNE BALL
SAT – Ring in the New Year at the 26th Annual Champagne Ball. Four party rooms, three dance floors & 17 bars! Live bands, DJ’s, hors d’oeuvers buffet, complimentary glass of champagne and much more!

GOVERNOR’S BALL
SAT – An exclusive night of intrigue at Portland’s largest philanthropic New Year’s Eve Gala, join us in your finest black tie and evening gown attire for a night you’ll never forget!

VOTE FOR DANCING
FRI-SUN – A playful New Year’s Eve celebration that encourages us to strive for depth. We see Vote For Dancing as an opportunity to be more playful, to have more fun, and to go deeper at the same time.

FIRST RUN
SAT – 10K, 5K or 1.5 mile run/walks available. The courses take participants along the waterfront and across 2 bridges, with spectacular nighttime views of the lights of our beautiful city. Enjoy the fitness benefits of a run or walk, and a celebration at One World Trade Center with food, beverages, music, dancing, costume contest and much more!

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA
SAT – An amazing 4-hour show filled with improv, sketch, aerial acts and stand up. Appetizers and dessert all night long with a champagne toast at midnight. Please join us on this amazing night to ring in the new year!

JAI HO! BOLLYWOOD NEW YEAR’S EVE
SAT – Music & dance transcend language, nationality, skin color & other labels. Let’s connect on the dance floor to celebrate our unity in diversity. Party Favors for the first 100 to enter, Henna by donation, live music, Indian hor d’oeuvres, professional photography & more.

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH ANJALI AND THE INCREDIBLE KID
SAT – DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid throw their biggest New Year’s Eve party ever. Two-floor Desi Latino Soundclash, two ballrooms on two levels, special DJ guests & more!

PEACOCK LANE LIGHT DISPLAYS

Through SAT – Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas for decades. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.

CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL
Through FRI – Take a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded “Fantasy Trail,” decorated with thousands of lights for your Christmas enchantment.

WIZARD OF OZ
Through MON The Wizard of Oz takes you over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, witches, flying monkeys, wizards, and timeless songs at Northwest Children’s Theater and School. Discount tickets in the side section for $12.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through SUNA dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through SUN – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through FRI – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

MADDOX WOODS
Through SAT – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

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
·         20th Century Women
·         Paterson

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 23-25, 2016

Christmas Scene
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DECEMBER 23-25, 2016

 

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

THURS-SAT – Cirque Dreams Holidaze features flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes, and Santa at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

PEACOCK LANE LIGHT DISPLAYS

Through December 31 – Each house in this quaint southeast neighborhood has been decorating for Christmas for decades. Mostly Tudors, the houses are adorned with not only beautiful sparkling lights, but also nativity scenes, rotating Christmas trees and stunningly life-like replicas of Santa and Frosty.

MICHAEL ALLEN HARRISON—CHRISTMAS AT THE OLD CHURCH

WED-SAT – This special heart-warming holiday concert series features Michael and his musical family, including the fabulous vocalist Julianne Johnson and  many spectacular special guests.

KID’S STORYTIME AT POWELLS

SATPowell’s is reading The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, 11 AM at the downtown location.

PLAID TIDINGS MUSICAL

THURS-SAT – At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Plaid Tidings offers the best of Forever Plaid.

CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL
Through December 30 – Take a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded “Fantasy Trail,” decorated with thousands of lights for your Christmas enchantment.

WIZARD OF OZ
Through January 2 – The Wizard of Oz takes you over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, witches, flying monkeys, wizards, and timeless songs at Northwest Children’s Theater and School. Discount tickets in the side section for $12.

POLAR EXPRESS
THURS-FRI – The Polar Express story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the North Pole.

ZOO LIGHTS
Through January 1A dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through January 1 – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through December 30 – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND
FRI-SUN – Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.

MADDOX WOODS
Through December 31 – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
FRI – Propelled by traditional American songs, marches and spirituals — all revitalized for this production by luminary Portland musicians — A Civil War Christmas is a lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
WED-SAT – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS COMES ALIVE
THURS – Enjoy jazz, gospel, blues and pop versions of some of your favorite Christmas and holiday music, along with some surprises that are sure to delight! Children ages 3 and under are free. Crosswords Community Church.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
·         Passengers
·         Assassin’s Creed
·         Sing
·         Why Him?

Click here for movie times and theatres.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 16-18, 2016

Xmas decoration with glitter and copy space
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DECEMBER 16-18, 2016

CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL
Through December 30 – Take a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded “Fantasy Trail,” decorated with thousands of lights for your Christmas enchantment.

VESPERTINE WINTER BALL
SAT – A white winter formal/costume ball that is elegant, sophisticated, and intimate, while also fostering individual creativity for those that wish to be in costume. Featuring Gothic/Industrial music, professionally catered food, photography and a series of performances honoring the turn of the seasons and the Solstice.

STUMPTOWN SANTACON
SAT – It’s the moving costume dance party with thousands of Santas, reindeer, snowflakes and more! Open street party in “Portland’s Livingroom” with live DJ’s, food carts and more. Costumes are required!

A CIRCUS CAROL
FRI-SUN – The Annual Circus Carol show blends world-class circus arts, musical theater, and world-chamber arrangements of favorite holiday songs by 3 Leg Torso.

TONY STARLIGHT CHRISTMAS
SUN – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas brings back classic holiday TV shows and traditions and puts a fresh, comedic spin on them.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS
Through SUN
Columbia River Schedule – http://www.portlandchristmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river
Willamette River Schedule – http://www.portlandchristmasships.org/schedule/willamette-river

THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Through SUN – Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

POLAR EXPRESS
Through December 23 – The Polar Express story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the North Pole.

ZOO LIGHTS
Through January 1A dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through January 1 – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through December 30 – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Through December 25 – Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.

MADDOX WOODS
Through December 31 – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Through December 23 – Propelled by traditional American songs, marches and spirituals — all revitalized for this production by luminary Portland musicians — A Civil War Christmas is a lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December 24 – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

REINDEER VILLAGE NW
Through December 21 Experience quality family time with your children or friends without hundreds of people to navigate. More than just a visual experience, Reindeer Village NW is the place for families to celebrate the Holiday Season.

CHRISTMAS TEA AT POMEROY FARM
SAT – Enjoy a festive tea luncheon featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea! After your relaxing meal, enjoy a tour through our historic log house, decked out for the holidays!

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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
·         Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
·         Solace
·         Collateral Beauty
·         Manchester by the Sea
·         La La Land
·         A Kind of Murder
·         Neruda
·         The Hollow Point

Click here for movie times and theatres.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events: Dec. 9-11, 2016

Christmas festive sweets
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DECEMBER 9-11, 2016

 

WHITE ALBUM CHRISTMAS
Through December 10thThe Nowhere Band, a full 15-piece Beatles orchestra, plays the White Album in its entirety, while the jugglers, aerialists, clowns and acrobats of the Wanderlust Circus present feats of remarkable strength, focus and dexterity. Guaranteed to blow your mind.

CRAFTY WONDERLAND AND PORTLAND’S ART & CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA
SAT-SUN250+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods! Goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers each day!

GREEN FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – America’s largest and longest running sustainability and green living event. Shop, taste & enjoy from thousands of green products & services for your everyday life.

TOYBOX
SAT-SUNA-WOL Dance Collective’s Youth Company holiday performance. Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun and exciting holiday aerial production!

TONY STARLIGHT CHRISTMAS
SUN – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. It’s a Tony Starlight Christmas brings back classic holiday TV shows and traditions and puts a fresh, comedic spin on them.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS
Through December 18 
Columbia River Schedule – http://www.portlandchristmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river
Willamette River Schedule – http://www.portlandchristmasships.org/schedule/willamette-river

THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Through December 18 – Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

POLAR EXPRESS
Through December 23 – The Polar Express story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the North Pole.

ZOO LIGHTS
Through January 1A dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through January 1 – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through December 30 – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Through December 25 – Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.

MADDOX WOODS
Through December 31 – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Through December 23 – Propelled by traditional American songs, marches and spirituals — all revitalized for this production by luminary Portland musicians — A Civil War Christmas is a lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.

80’S DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC or DJ Skippy.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December 24 – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

REINDEER VILLAGE NW
Through SUN – Experience quality family time with your children or friends without hundreds of people to navigate. More than just a visual experience, Reindeer Village NW is the place for families to celebrate the holiday season.

CHRISTMAS TEA AT POMEROY FARM
Saturdays through December 17 – Enjoy a festive tea luncheon featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea! After your relaxing meal, enjoy a tour through our historic log house, decked out for the holidays!

VANCOUVER WINTER BREWFEST
FRI-SAT – 35 breweries will be pouring their favorite winter brew for you. The festival will include food vendors, music and more!

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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

·         Nocturnal Animals
·         Sugar Mountain
·         Solitary
·         Contract to Kill
·         Office Christmas Party
·         Frank & Lola
·         The Bounce Back
·         Abattoir

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 2-4, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DECEMBER 2-4, 2016

 

GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE
SATJunior League of Portland hosts a gingerbread house decorating event with a large candy buffet and lots of frosting – the best part is that they take care of the mess!

HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL
Through SUN – More than 50 potent winter ales are featured at this year’s event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES
FRI
Beaverton – http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/474/Tree-Lighting
Tualatin – http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/starry-nights-and-holiday-lights
SAT
Milwaukie – https://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/citymanager/annual-umbrella-parade-and-tree-lighting
Oregon City – https://downtownoregoncity.org/event-detail/oregon-city-tree-lighting-ceremony/
Alberta Main Street – http://albertamainst.org/whats-happening/lit-up-local/tree-lighting/

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
SAT – Enjoy shopping with over 100 local art and craft vendors, live entertainment, holiday music, a pancake breakfast and more!

CAT SHOW
SAT-SUN – Over 200 pedigreed cats (up to 40 breeds) and household pets will gather at the Northwest’s largest CFA cat show to compete for top awards. Guests can visit with exhibitors to learn more about their favorite breeds.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS
Through December 18 
Columbia River Schedule – http://www.portlandchristmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river
Willamette River Schedule – http://www.portlandchristmasships.org/schedule/willamette-river

THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Through December 18 – Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

POLAR EXPRESS
Through December 23 – The Polar Express story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the North Pole.

ZOO LIGHTS
Through January 1A dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through January 1 – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through December 30 – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Through December 25 – Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.

MADDOX WOODS
Through December 31 – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

PORTLAND’S SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE
Through SUNFeatured art includes the work of painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, glassblowers and more; authors include novelists, poets, photographers and writers of non-fiction.

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Through December 23 – Propelled by traditional American songs, marches and spirituals — all revitalized for this production by luminary Portland musicians — A Civil War Christmas is a lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.

TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
Fridays through November 26 – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.

80’S DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC or DJ Skippy.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December 24 – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

REINDEER VILLAGE NW
Through December 11 – Experience quality family time with your children or friends without hundreds of people to navigate. More than just a visual experience, Reindeer Village NW is the place for families to celebrate the holiday season.

EVERGREEN GIFT MARKET
SAT –  A place where holiday shoppers can go to check everyone off their list in a “green” way. (Green might mean upcycled materials, local, handmade, organic, Fair Trade, etc.) With over 60 vendors, you can buy from your neighbors, feel great about the gifts and get all your holiday shopping done in one stop!

CHRISTMAS TEA AT POMEROY FARM
Saturdays through December 17 – Enjoy a festive tea luncheon featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea! After your relaxing meal, enjoy a tour through our historic log house, decked out for the holidays!

THE NUTCRACKER
FRI-SUN – Enjoy this holiday tradition brought to you by Vancouver Dance Theatre.

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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

· Jackie
· Believe
· Run the Tide
· Man Down
· Siren
· Incarnate
· Anonymous
· The Eyes of my Mother
· The Duelist

Click here for movie times and theatres.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: November 24-27, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 24-27, 2016

 

AMERICA’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
FRI-SUN – This colorful Christmas Bazaar has been produced by the same small local company for 33 years. With innovation and creativity, the show has kept pace with today’s consumers throughout its history, offering a great opportunity to buy unique gifts in all price ranges.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES
FRIPioneer Courthouse Square: This beloved community tradition will feature a holiday sing-a-long with Thomas Lauderdale and members of Pink Martini, the NW Community Gospel Choir, Pacific Youth Choir and friends!
Lake Oswego: This extraordinary evening of cheer includes caroling, performances from Lakeridge and Lake Oswego High School choirs and holiday tunes from Millennium Concert Band.
SATHillsboro: Spend a leisurely Saturday at the winter marketplace in downtown Hillsboro, sipping hot chocolate and nibbling on cookies provided by local businesses. You’ll find crafts made by local artisans, fresh winter produce and live music and entertainment—all of which will culminate in the spectacular tree lighting ceremony in the early evening.
Gresham – Cookie decorating, open houses at local businesses and phone calls to the North Pole are all part of the Spirit of Christmas, a day-long Thanksgiving weekend event in historic downtown Gresham.

THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Through December 18 – Join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride behind Portland’s famous steam locomotives. Vintage rail cars transport you through wilderness in the heart of the city. Round-trip rides run from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

POLAR EXPRESS
Through December 23 – The Polar Express story comes to life when the train departs Hood River for a one hour round-trip to the North Pole.

ZOO LIGHTS
Through January 1A dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN
Through January 1 – An award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market, snowless tubing and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Through December 30 – Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

WINTER WONDERLAND
Through December 25 – Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle.

MADDOX WOODS
Through December 31 – Enjoy a magical walk down a lighted, accessible path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

PORTLAND’S SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE
Through December 4Featured art includes the work of painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, glassblowers and more; authors include novelists, poets, photographers and writers of non-fiction.

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Through December 23 – Propelled by traditional American songs, marches and spirituals — all revitalized for this production by luminary Portland musicians — A Civil War Christmas is a lively reminder for people of all beliefs about humanity’s potential for compassion, reconciliation and hope.

80’S DANCE CRUISE
SAT – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC or DJ Skippy.

TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
Fridays through November 26 – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

POLAR PLUNGE
THURS – Join in on the fun as every year a few brave folks jump into the icy waters of Klineline Pond!

FESTIVAL OF TREES
FRI-SUNLive concerts, dance performances, scavenger hunt through the trees, rides on the Loci train engine and the talking tree. The tree lighting itself features a concert by the Vancouver Pops Orchestra, a visit from Santa’s elves and even an appearance by the big man himself.

BARREL TASTING
FRI-SUN – This is a peak at “wine in process.”  Winemakers taste their wines periodically to “check-in,” make decisions about blending, and determine whether a wine is ready for bottling. This one weekend a year, we give you a chance to participate in this process. You may or may not like what you taste, but you will learn something!

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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

·         Moana
·         Allied
·         Bad Santa 2
·         Dear Zindagi
·         Rules Don’t Apply
·         Evolution

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Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: November 11-13, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 11-16, 2016

 

HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
FRI-SUN – One of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest, with over 300 exhibitors. The festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight.

PORTLAND BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
SAT – Try unlimited samples of over 50 craft beers, wines, and spirits. Live bands, DJ’s, great food and much more!

NORTHWEST FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Through SAT – The festival brings the highest quality regional wines, spirits, beers, foods and prominent chefs and restaurants. It’s designed to present a rich and rewarding experience for wine lovers, gourmet food enthusiasts and industry experts.

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE
FRI – Join us in honoring our Veterans! Floats, marching bands, vehicles and much more! Starting point is on NE 40th and Tillamook and proceeds along NE 40th.

FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY

FRI – In honor of America’s Veterans, all parks will have free admission. Get out and enjoy fall in the beautiful Northwest.

PORTLAND METRO DEALERS RV SHOW
THURS-SUN – Visit dealers and exhibitors to show the latest RV products.

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE ZOO

SATComedy Night at the Zoo includes hors d’oeuvres, adult drinks, a silent auction, live music, and a performance by Caitlin Weierhauser in the banquet room at the Oregon Zoo.

TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
Fridays through November 26 – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE WATER CENTER: NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH
SAT – Learn more about our local Native American community, watch dancers in native regalia, play games, paint feather and much more!

CLARK COUNTY OPEN STUDIOS
SAT-SUN – A free self-guided tour where local artists open their studios to the public and share how, why and where their art is created. This is a unique opportunity to visit artists and artisans, view diverse works and buy pieces specifically created for this event.

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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

· Arrival
· Shut In
· Elle
· Almost Christmas
· Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
· National Bird

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 4-6, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOV. 4-6, 2016

 

WORDSTOCK BOOK FESTIVAL
SATWordstock will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.

WOMEN’S ROLLER DERBY
FRI-SUNInternational WFTDA Championships are at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Support Portland’s Rose City Rollers!

A TASTE OF FRANCE
SAT – Enjoy music, tastes of French wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres made by a French chef at Wines of France in Lake Oswego.

VERBORT SAUSAGE DINNER
SAT – Come join in the tasting of handmade sausage, sauerkraut and applesauce made solely by hundreds of community volunteers and generations of families that have been in Verboort for over 150 years.

FRIGHT TOWN
Through November 5th3 Haunted Houses in one location! New Grimthorne Manor: overrun by angry spirits, vampires, werewolves and maniacs. The Witch House: a burnt-out skeleton of a building where a demonic cult has holed up to practice their witchcraft in the dark, secret halls. Museum of Horrors: the cacophonous cornucopia of creepies, crawlies, werechickens, evil clowns and so much more.

TONY STARLIGHT SHOWROOM
Fridays through November 26 – Portland’s premiere dinner and show venue and is the closest thing to a Vegas show in Portland. A truly memorable dinner and show experience, one that you will want to share with friends and family.

TERROR BY GASLIGHT
THURS-SAT – Filled with suspense and sudden shocks, this cleverly-constructed thriller will both enthrall and terrify an audience as it traces its tale of body-snatching, explosive jealousies and murder.

HAUNTED PUB TOUR
ALL MONTH – A spine-tingling excursion. Hear first-hand accounts of recent paranormal encounters while sampling 7 award-winning local beers. The route includes stops at two historic pubs for beer tastings as well the old Merchant Hotel, known as Portland’s most haunted building.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

OPERATION PILLOW TALK: A TIME TO CARE & SHARE
FRI-SAT – This project is in its 5th year designing, sewing, or dyeing pillowcases for deployed military personnel. Over the course of 2016, community residents, sewing clubs, Girl Scout troops, senior living centers, elementary school teachers and students have contributed to this project. The resulting pillowcases will be shipped to troops around the world in time for the holidays.

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE
SAT This year marks the 30th anniversary of the community celebration honoring Veterans of all service branches.

NW’S LARGEST GARAGE & VINTAGE SALE
SAT Community Sale with over 500 indoor booths. Find antiques, new & used items and everything in between. Furniture, jewelry, clothing, baby & kids’ items, hunting, fishing, electronics & much more.

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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

·         Dr. Strange
·         Trolls
·         Hacksaw Ridge
·         Army of One
·         Dog Eat Dog
·         The Charnel House
·         Stagecoach
·         Keep in Touch

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 28-31, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCT. 28-31, 2016

THRILLER DANCE
SAT – Practice dancing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in advance, and then show up (ghoulish costume optional) for Thrill the World Portland.

INDOOR TRICK-OR-TREATING
Through MON – Keep those costumes (and face paint) dry this year by taking the fun indoors at one of the many events happening around town.

WHERE TO TRICK OR TREAT
MON – Top ranking Portland neighborhoods and suburbs for trick-or-treating.

PUMPKIN BEER FESTIVAL
SATKiller Pumpkin Festival offers 40 pumpkin beers and cocktails, pumpkin bowling and smashing, and live street music at Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub.

EEK WEEK
THURS-MON – Visit the Portland Children’s Museum for different fun Halloween events going on each day.

BOO CRUISE
SAT – Put on your most creative and/or scary costume and come on board for live music from The Groove, dancing and costume contests.

PUMPKIN PATCHES
Through SUN – Find a pumpkin patch near you!

PUMPKIN FEST
FRI-SUN See pumpkins shot from a cannon, take a hayride, navigate a corn maze, try archery & paintball, and choose a pumpkin during Pumpkin Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

13TH DOOR HAUNTED HOUSE
Through November 5th – Portland’s best haunted attraction, highly detailed sets help you become part of the horror as you journey among animated creatures and theatrical actors.

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SHOW
FRI-SUN – There will be hundreds of outstanding antique collectors and dealers with more than 900 booths available to view!

KUMORICON
FRI-SUN – Back for its 14th year of showcasing anime and Japanese culture. Stretching across generations, anime fans are gathering together for this amazing annual event.

BENDING THE BARD: CINEMATIC TWISTS ON SHAKESPEARE
Through SUN – Seventeen “unconventional” cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Freed from restrictions of a certain time, location, or even language, the filmmakers in this series have created works that both reflect and transcend their immediate cultural origins.

FILMS OF SCANDANAVIA
Through SAT – At New Scandinavian Cinema, watch dramas, comedies, and thrillers from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. Portland Art Museum.

FRIGHT TOWN
Through November 5th3 Haunted Houses in one location! New Grimthorne Manor: overrun by angry spirits, vampires, werewolves and maniacs. The Witch House: a burnt-out skeleton of a building where a demonic cult has holed up to practice their witchcraft in the dark, secret halls. Museum of Horrors: the cacophonous cornucopia of creepies, crawlies, werechickens, evil clowns and so much more.

HAUNTED PUB TOUR
Through MON – A spine-tingling excursion. Hear first-hand accounts of recent paranormal encounters while sampling 7 award-winning local beers. The route includes stops at two historic pubs for beer tastings as well the old Merchant Hotel, known as Portland’s most haunted building.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

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.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
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.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CLARK COUNTY SCAREGROUNDS
Through MON – The Northwest’s premier all-ages Halloween event located on the 170-acre Clark County Event Center. 4 haunted houses, carnival, games & much more!

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
SAT – Once seated, be ready for a crazy time! Our emcee will initiate you into the wonderful world of Rocky through Rocky virgin “sacrifice,” share the rules with you, and give you some helpful hints about the movie. Some people dress up, some don’t. Extravagant costumes are highly encouraged!

HAUNTED WALKING TOUR
FRI & SAT – Experience a spooky slant on history on a Clark County Historical Museum walking tour on a dark night.

DINE THE COUV
Through SUN – Foodies and beer drinkers unite! For the entire month of October, original Vancouver USA eateries, breweries and tasting rooms will serve up some special items.

FARMER’S MARKET – DOWNTOWN
SAT-SUN (through October 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more at 6th & Ester in downtown Vancouver.

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY 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

·         Inferno
·         Crosscurrent
·         The Windmill
·         New Life
·         American Pastoral
·         The Unspoken

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

For a monthly online listing of upcoming Portland metro events, click here.


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