Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 10-13, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 10-13, 2015

CIRCUS SHOW

THURS-SAT DEC 10-12  Alberta Rose Theatre: The 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. http://www.albertarosetheatre.com/

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE

THURS DEC 10-20  Columbia & Willamette Rivers: 50 boats lit up for Christmas cruise the river, check schedule for locations. http://www.christmasships.org/

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

SAT-SUN DEC 12-13 Oregon Convention Center:  200+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods! Goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers Saturday and Sunday! http://craftywonderland.com/events/

NUTCRACKER BALLET

DEC 12-26 Keller Auditorium: No holiday season is complete without a trip to the “Land of Sweets”. Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. http://www.obt.org/index.php/boxoffice/single-tickets/balanchines-nutcracker/

CHRISTMAS TRAIN

SUN DEC 6 through Dec 20  Join Santa as you ride through wilderness in the heart of the city on vintage rail cars pulled by Portland’s steam locomotives.

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 27  Portland International Raceway

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

THROUGH DEC 20  Lights at the Grotto

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN DEC 12-13 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN DEC 11-13 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through DEC 20 Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: This is a great time to pick out your Christmas tree. Santa will be there with a present for each child and complimentary refreshments for all.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE

Through DEC 18 Enjoy wonderful decorated ships traveling the Columbia River.   http://www.christmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
In the Heart of the Sea
• Legend
• The Big Short
• Bleeding Heart
• Boy and the World
• Don Verdean
The Girl in the Book

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 4-6, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 4-6, 2015

 

FESTIVAL OF TREES

FRI-SAT DEC 4-5  Oregon Convention Center: Get your photo taken with Santa, make crafts, decorate cookies, visit the bear hospital and view more than 25 uniquely decorated and themed Christmas trees.

GINGERBREAD JAMBOREE

SAT DEC 5  OMSI: Register now, two sessions available. Gingerbread house decorating with a large candy buffet and lots of frosting.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

FRI DEC 4 Beaverton: http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/index.aspx?NID=474

FRI DEC 4 Tualatin: http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/starry-nights-and-holiday-lights-0

FRI DEC 4 Troutdale: http://www.westcolumbiagorgechamber.com/event/troutdale-tree-lighting/

SAT DEC 5 Hillsboro: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489379448032328/

SAT DEC 5 Alberta Main Street: http://albertamainst.org/whats-happening/lit-up-local/tree-lighting/

SAT DEC 5 Milwaukie: http://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/citymanager/annual-umbrella-parade-and-tree-lighting-sat-dec-5

SAT DEC 5 Oregon City: https://downtownoregoncity.org/event-detail/oregon-city-christmas-tree-lighting/

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 27  Portland International Raceway

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

THROUGH DEC 20  Lights at the Grotto

HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN DEC 3-6  Pioneer Courthouse Square: Enjoy more than 50 winter ales created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season in a large heated tent.

SCANDINAVIAN FAIR

SAT-SUN DEC 5-6  Memorial Coliseum: Celebrate the sights, sounds, taster and traditions of a Nordic Christmas.

CHRISTMAS TRAIN

SUN DEC 6 through Dec 20  Join Santa as you are ride through wilderness in the heart of the city on vintage rail cars pulled by Portland’s steam locomotives.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN DEC 5-6 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN DEC 4-6 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS AT THE PARK

FRI DEC 4  Esther Short Park: Live band and full choir singing your favorite Christmas Carols, giving tree, pictures with Santa, ornament decorating and much more.

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through DEC 20 Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: This is a great time to pick out your Christmas tree. Santa will be there with a present for each child and complimentary refreshments for all.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE

FRI DEC 4-18 Enjoy wonderful decorated ships traveling the Columbia River.   http://www.christmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Krampus
• Macbeth
• MI-5
• Christmas Eve
• Hitchcock: Truffaut
• The Lady in the Van
The Letters
• Life
• My Friend Victoria
• A Royal Night Out
• The World of Kanako
• Youth
• No Peace, No Piece

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 27-29, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 27-29, 2015

MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE

FRI NOV 27  Featuring inflatable floats, local marching bands and nearly 500 costumed characters. Leaves NW Davis to Broadway, turns east on SW Alder, turns north on SW 4th, turns west on NW Flanders to finish in the park blocks. http://social.macys.com/believe/#home/events/details/13884

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29  Portland Expo Center: Americas Largest Christmas Bazaar. Shop handcrafted and commercial holiday items, visit Santa’s Village and much more!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

FRI & SAT NOV 27-28

Pioneer Courthouse Square: https://thesquarepdx.org/event/tree-lighting-ceremony-presented-smartpark

Lake Oswego: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/holiday-tree-lighting

Nov 28th

Pearl District: http://pdxpipeline.com/monthly-event-list/portland-pearl-district-2015-christmas-holiday-tree-lighting/

Gresham: https://greshamoregon.gov/spiritofchristmas/

LIGHT DISPLAYS

Nov 26-Dec 27  Portland International Raceway

Nov 27-Jan 3  Zoo Lights

Nov 27-Dec 20  Lights at the Grotto

RUN/WALKS

Nov 25  Turkey Trot: http://htcraceseries.com/event/turkey-trot-5k-runwalk/

Nov 26  Turkey Trot at the Zoo: http://orrc.net/events/event-list/turkey-trot-4-mile-run-and-walk-with-kids-tot-trot/

Tofurky Trot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tofurky-trot-2015-in-pdx-tickets-15023191771

Give n’ Gobble: http://www.givengobble.com/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT NOV 28 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 28-29 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

FRI NOV 27 Vancouver: http://rotaryfestivaloftrees.org/festival-schedule

FESTIVAL OF TREES

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29 Enjoy the family scavenger hunt in the trees & new model train exhibit. http://rotaryfestivaloftrees.org/

CLARK COUNTY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WINE TOUR

FRI-SUN NOV 27-29 Taste the Wines of Clark County! Check individual locations for Schedules and Events going on throughout the weekend. Bethany Vineyards, Three Brothers and Gouger Cellars will be teaming up with Nellie’s Double Decker Bus to bring you to their wineries.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Good Dinosaur
• Creed
• Victor Frankenstein
• The Danish Girl
• Janis: Little Girl Blue
• Killing Them Safely

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 20-22, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 20-22, 2015

 

BEAUJOLAIS WINE FESTIVAL

FRI NOV 20 At the 14th annual Beaujolais Nouveau Festival, enjoy wine samples from France as well as Oregon and Washington. Gourmet buffet and live entertainment. Heathman Hotel.

WILD ARTS FESTIVAL

SAT-SUN NOV 21-22 Wild Arts Festival benefiting the Audubon Society of Portland. Celebrate nature in art & books, features 70 artists & 30 authors who are inspired by nature. Montgomery Park.

SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

FRI-SUN NOV 20-22 Visit vendor exhibits, meet sci-fi & fanstacy authors & artists, games, workshops, panels and much more. Portland Marriott Waterfront.

QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW

THURS-SAT NOV 19-21 Free seminars & workshops. Find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art & craft supply exhibits. Portland Expo Center.

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT NOV 21 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 21-22 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 20-22 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CLARK COUNTY HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR

FRI-SUN NOV 20-22 Find vendors with unique gifts and gadgets, arts & crafts, gourmet foods and much more. http://www.clarkcoeventcenter.com/p/getinvolved

“THE WINDING STREAM” DOCUMENTARY

SAT NOV 21 Learn the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and Cashes. Part history, part performance, part family saga, the film illuminates the Carter’s musical and cultural contributions https://www.tickettomato.com/event/3356

LEND ME A TENOR

FRI-SAT NOV 20-21 Set in 1934 at the Grand Opera. Enjoy the hilarious mishaps as the general manager is primed to welcome the world famous Tito Morelli the greatest tenor of his generation. Heritage High School Auditorium.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
• The Night Before
• Secret in Their Eyes
• #Horror
• Carol
• Criminal Activities
• Legend
• Kingdom of Shadows
• The Summer of Sangaile

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner, Nov. 13-15, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 13-15, 2015

 

PORTLAND VEG FEST

SAT-SUN NOV 14-15 Portland VegFest is a 2-day event celebrating plant-based living, with free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, chef demonstrations, Fashion & Beauty Stage presentations, Fitness Stage workouts, restaurants, films, and activities for kids and teens.

VETERANS DAY 5K

SUN NOV 15 5K and 1-mile run start at Mount Tabor Park at 8:11 AM. Discount tickets $18

RV SHOW

THURS-SUN NOV 12-15 View the newest RV’s on the market! Portland Expo Center. http://www.portlandmetrorv.com/

LIVING DEAD HORROR CONVENTION

FRI-SUN NOV 13-15 More than just a film convention, meet actors, writers, musicians and artists. Oregon Convention Center. http://www.livingdeadcon.com/

NORTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-TUES NOV 12-17 Pacific Northwest filmmakers continue to create engaging and progressive work that provides a guarantee of ongoing innovation year after year. http://festivals.nwfilm.org/nwfest42/schedule/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT NOV 14 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 14-15 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 13-15 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY NOVEMBER CONCERT

SAT NOV 14 A whole of lot of Beethoven with The renowned Friedhoff Family playing the Triple Concerto in the first half and the incredible Symphony No. 7 in the second half. http://www.vancouversymphony.org/

NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH EVENT

SAT NOV 14 Join us for the annual observance of Native American Heritage Month. Kids will have fun with hands-on crafts and activities. Families are invited to celebrate and learn more about native cultures. Water Resource Education Center. http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/water-resources-education-center

LEND ME A TENOR

FRI NOV 13-21 Set in 1934 at the Grand Opera. Enjoy the hilarious mishaps as the general manager is primed to welcome the world famous Tito Morelli the greatest tenor of his generation. Heritage High School Auditorium.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The 33
• Love the Coopers
• My All American
• By the Sea
• Condemned
• Heist
• Hot Sugar’s Cold World
• Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words
• Kilo Two Bravo
• James White
• Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
• Steve McQueen the Man & Leman

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1, 2015

 

HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN PARTY

SAT OCT 31 Grab your wand, some butter beer, and enjoy HP themed activities, food, games, costume contest, quidditch, a photo booth, a dance, and more. Beaverton Stake Center.

MOTORCYCLE SHOW

SAT-SUN OCT 31-NOV 1 Oregon Convention Center. World’s Largest Motorcycle Show Tour, custom bike show, free gear check, demo rides, speakers & so much more!

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

FRI OCT 30 Newmark Theatre; Author, historian & Pulitzer prize winner David McCullough speaks about his new book The Wright Brothers. Share the information he learned from private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and family letters.

LAS VEGAS SHOW

FRI OCT 30 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 31-NOV 1 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN OCT 30-NOV 1 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, PORTLAND METRO

Haunted Pub Crawl: http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

Halloween Trail: http://www.fantasytrail.com/hallowtrail.htm

Farms on the West Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpnw.php#listings

Farms on the East Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpporteast.php#listings

Haunted Yard: http://davisgraveyard.com/

Haunted House, Fright Town: http://www.frighttown.com/

Haunted House, 13th Door: http://13thdoor.com/

Haunted Ghost Town: http://ghosttownhaunt.com/

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, VANCOUVER METRO

Haunted House, 4 Horsemen: http://fourhorsemenpdx.com/

Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch: http://bizifarms.com/pumpkin-patch/

CCHM Haunted Walking Tours: http://www.cchmuseum.org/haunted-2015/

HALLOWEEN HANGAR

SAT OCT 31 Pearson Field Education Center; Free games, candy & surprises. http://www.fortvan.org/eventdetail/572/halloween-hangar.html

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 31-NOV 1 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors, weekends through Nov. 1st! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Burnt
• Our Brand is Crisis
• Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
• The Armor of Light
• Carter High
• Freaks of Nature
• The Wonders

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 16-18, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 16-18, 2015

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT OCT 17 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

ARCADE GAME EXPO

SAT-SUN OCT 17-18 Oregon Convention Center, Over 200 games available to play and gaming tournaments. http://www.retrogamingexpo.com/

KILLER PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

SAT OCT 17 PDX Green Dragon: Over 40 Pumpkin Beers plus cocktails and sodas. Pumpkin smashing bowling, decorated and carving. Costume contest & much more. Suggested donation of $5 to Camp Ukandu. https://www.facebook.com/events/1477115419250851/

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 17-18 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. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN OCT 17-18 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, PORTLAND METRO

Haunted Pub Crawl: http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

Halloween Trail: http://www.fantasytrail.com/hallowtrail.htm

Farms on the West Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpnw.php#listings

Farms on the East Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpporteast.php#listings

Haunted Yard: http://davisgraveyard.com/

Haunted House, Fright Town: http://www.frighttown.com/

Haunted House, 13th Door: http://13thdoor.com/

Haunted Ghost Town: http://ghosttownhaunt.com/

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, VANCOUVER METRO

Haunted House, 4 Horsemen: http://fourhorsemenpdx.com/

Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch: http://bizifarms.com/pumpkin-patch/

CCHM Haunted Walking Tours: http://www.cchmuseum.org/haunted-2015/

FAMILY NATURE FEST

SAT OCT 17 Columbia Springs: Scavenger Hunt, nature hikes, zoo critters, comedian/magician & musician! $5 per child 2 & up. http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/family-field-trip-day/

ZOMBIE BREWFEST

SAT OCT 17 Doomsday Brewing Company: Zombie themed brew festival.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1638072003124168/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 17-18 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors, weekends through Nov. 1st! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Bridge of Spies
• Crimson Peak
• Goosebumps
• Woodlawn
• Truth
• All Things Must Pass
• Beasts of No Nation
• Cut Snake
• Dancin’ On It
• Death Valley
• The Diabolical
• Momentum
• Meadowland
• Room
• Tales of Halloween

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: August 21-23, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 21-23, 2015

MUSICFEST NW

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 MusicfestNW is a large music festival with 22 performances and food vendors at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

SPIRITS FESTIVAL

FRI-SAT AUG 21-22 Unwind is a Friday evening cocktail event at Ankeny Plaza. Its ticket also gets you into Spiritsfest on Saturday at Waterfront Park. Both have food vendors.

FIREWORKS

SAT AUG 22 Bring a chair to MAX Orange Line Fireworks Spectacular (with live music, food & beverage vendors) to celebrate the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge that opens Sept. 12. Waterfront viewing area is at 3030 SW Moody Ave.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN AUG 23 Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 7 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks offer activities and music. Free.

CAR & BOAT SHOW

SUN AUG 23 The Collector Car & Classic Boat Show is spread over three locations in Lake Oswego. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (through Sept. 5) See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

AUG-SEPT 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN AUG 20-23 Since 1998, the festival has attracted visitors from 19 states and Canada. The festival features internationally acclaimed jazz artists, 200 wines, 50 fine artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California; to local restaurants and commercial exhibitors. http://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/

CLARK COLLEGE THEATER PRESENTS “SUBURBIA”

FRI-SAT AUG 21-22 SubUrbia is a play by Eric Bogosian chronicling the nighttime activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in their hometown and their reunion with a former high school classmate who has become a successful musician. http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 21-23 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 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. Old Town

SUMMER TALL SHIP TOUR

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will be sailing into Washougal!  Walk-on tours are hosted by crew members in period costume. On-the-water sailing experiences are available.  http://historicalseaport.org/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 22-23 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRFIELD

SAT AUG 22 This free educational experience is open to the public and features our Flight Simulator Lab, vertical wind tunnel, glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and various ongoing educational programs that will propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. http://fortvan.org/pfec-opensaturdays.html

ROCKY HORROW PICTURE SHOW AT KIGGINS THEATRE

SAT AUG 22 Vancouver now has its very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up! All ages are welcome, however, it is a rated “R” film and parental discretion is advised.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 21 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 21 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
American Ultra
• Hitman: Agent 47
• Sinister 2
• After Words
• Digging for Fire
• Grandma
• Learning to Drive
• She’s Funny that Way
• Some Kind of Beautiful

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: August 7-9, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 7-9, 2015

CLARK COUNTY FAIR

FRI AUG 7- SUN AUG 16 Don’t miss Clark County Fair’s featured exhibits, including Toytopia, Faircon, Family Activities, and the Carnival Midway! Visit the Comcast Kids Park and Westfield Vancouver Mall Kids Stage for kids’ contests, local entertainment acts and pony rides.

BITE OF OREGON

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Taste the best of Oregon food, beer, and wine at the Bite of Oregon, which includes entertainment and a cooking competition at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Morrison Bridge. Friday is least crowded.

WARPED TOUR CONCERT

FRI AUG 7 Hear 90 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day at Warped Tour outdoors at Portland Expo Center.

BIKE OR WALK THE BRIDGES

SUN AUG 9 Bridge Pedal is a 6-mile walk or 3 to 37 mile ride with stunning views from Portland bridges. Register early due to new limits, and bring a helmet. The People’s Preview of Tilikum Crossing is free in the afternoon.

ALBERTA STREET FAIR

SAT AUG 8 Alberta Street Fair focuses on local products, artists, crafts, and foods. It has a beer garden, three stages of entertainment, and children’s activities.

GARLIC FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Elephant Garlic Festival features garlic-flavored foods, arts and crafts, and live music in North Plains. Free.

FOSSIL FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Learn about fossils at Northwest Fossil Fest, which features lectures, displays, kids’ activities, and free entry to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals.

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Portland area churches offer singing and music, vendors, food, and family activities at International Praise Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

AUGUST – SEPT 5 See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

VANCOUVER BREWFEST

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Featuring more than 90 beers, ciders, mead, spirits and wine at the beautiful Esther Short park, downtown Vancouver, WA. This event includes Gluten Free and Organic beers, art/craft vendors and merchants, outstanding food from the best restaurants in Vancouver and Live Music. The Vancouver Brewfest is a 21 and over event. Identification will be checked at the gate.

COLUMBIA GORGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THURS AUG 6-SUN AUG 16 Visit the event website for more information about a film festival celebrating independent films from around the world. http://www.angaelica.com/

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 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. Old Town

COSMO 7K RUN/WALK

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 Ladies get ready for a fun filled day with running, your girlfriends and a Cosmo! This race will start at the beautiful Fort Vancouver National Site. This is a 21+ only event. The course if a perfect 7K run/walk (4.35 miles). After your beautiful summer run stay and enjoy a tasty Cosmo at the after party. http://energyevents.com/cosmo7k

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT AUG 8-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 7 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Fantastic 4
• Cop Car
• Dark Places
• Harbinger Down
• Assassination
• The Algerian
• The Falling
• The Gift
• The Runner
• The Diary of a Teenage Girl
• Catch Me Daddy
• Dragon Ball Z
• Shaun the Sheep Movie
• Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: July 24-26, 2015

Young boy jumping into lake
PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 24-26, 2015

 

FLOAT DOWN THE RIVER

SUN JULY 26 Jump in the Willamette River with lifejacket and inner tube for The Big Float downstream to a beach party with a live music barge, food carts, and a beer garden.

LENTS STREET FAIR

SUN JULY 26 Founder’s Day Parade is 11:15 a.m. Lents Street Fair at noon has live music, food, beer, a kids’ area, a chicken beauty pageant, and the Belmont Goats.

INDIE CRAFT FAIR

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 Renegade Craft Fair Mini Market offers indie crafts, artisan food, and music outside Rejuvenation. Free.

BOOK FAIR

SAT JULY 25 One hundred authors display their latest books and sign autographs at NW Book Festival, which also has publishers at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

SAT JULY 25 Rip City 3-on-3 is for all ages at the Rose Quarter.

PEOPLE IN THE STREET

SUN JULY 26 Walk, bike, or roller-skate on 8 miles of streets when most cars are banned for Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways. Nearby parks have activities & music. Free

JAZZ FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JULY 17-19 Hear local and international jazz and blues heroes in a beautiful setting under the historic St. Johns Bridge at the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. Free.

SHAKESPEARE ROMANCE

FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (through Aug. 8) Cymbeline is the story of a brave princess: full of comedy, drama, action, and romance, live at Milagro Theatre. Synopsis. Discount tickets $11.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

JULY – SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

3 DAYS OF ALOHA & HO’IKE HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL

THURS-SAT JULY 23-25 More than 10,000 visitors have swayed to the rhythm of hula dancers and Polynesian and the heartbeat of their cultures. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will round out this three-day long festival which culminates in the Ho’Ike and Hawaiian Festival at Esther Short Park. http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.com/

CAMAS DAYS

FRI-SAT JULY 24-25 Arts & craft vendors, a gated wine & microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, two parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky derby, the camas days kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous bathtub races in front of City Hall. http://www.cwchamber.com/cwdata/CamasDays/tabid/68/Default.aspx

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JULY 24-26 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 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. Old Town

TIDEWATER COVE BOAT SHOW

THURS-SUN JULY 23-26 Tidewater Cove Marina is inviting boat enthusiasts to its first annual Boat Show this weekend. All are welcome to this free event where you can view a range of boats and cruisers. http://www.tidewatercovemarina.com/

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JULY 25-26 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER ART SHOW & SALE

THURS-SUN JULY 24-26 Meet the artists and enjoy wine for sale from Koi Pond Cellars, appetizers provided by Latte Da, and music by Larry K. McCullough of In2N, View art both indoors and on the covered patio and watch the artists create works of art, including oil and acrylic paintings, handcrafted jewelry, and photographs. http://www.fvrlf.org/

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT JULY 25-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI JULY 24 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Paper Towns
• Southpaw
• Pixels
• 10 Cent Pistol
• Big Significant Things
• Phoenix
• Samba
• Unexpected
• The Vatican Types

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