Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: March 9-11, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MARCH 9-11, 2018

 

FORCES OF NATURE: HISTORIC PORTLAND FLOODS, FIRES, ICE & SNOW

Through July 8 – Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

ENCHANTED FOREST BALL

SAT – A magical costumed ball including music and dancing, a silent auction of desirable and magical artifacts, plus burlesque by Lacy’s Cabaret, and music by Three for Silver.

WINTER BLUES MUSIC

SAT7 bands, 2 stages, 2 bars and a large dance floor. Supporting charities like Children’s Healing Project, United by Music North America, and now Youth Music Project. Bring canned food to help support the Oregon Food Bank.   

SPRING RV SHOW

WED-SUN5-day show featuring hundreds of RV’s! All the best models, including motor homes, easy-to-pull trailers, 5th wheels, vans, campers, tent trailers, and toy haulers from all major manufacturers.

LUCK OF THE IRISH

SAT – Plenty of music, rambunctious entertainment, and stories that are sure to lighten your spirit. Fueled by the legacy of Irish legend, luck, and love, this evening promises to be a rollicking good time for all.

WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN – Featuring the work of some of today’s top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. We also provide space to strengthen the Portland community of women in film by offering year round film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19 with our POWGirls program.

COMEDY SHOW

Through March 24 – A fun, fast-paced, hilarious and clean comedy show that’s great for the whole family.

FRANKENSTEIN’S COMIC BOOK SWAP

SAT – Tri-annual Comic Book Show that focuses on readers of cheap comics.  

CIDER RITE OF SPRING

SAT – An annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique PNW ciders served by 35 different cider makers.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

VANCOUVER WOMEN’S SHOW

SAT-SUN – Find the latest and greatest in fashion, health, beauty, hair and make-up, family help and self-improvement. Stay for cocktail hour with music and dancing!

FABULOUS FROGS, CHARMING TOADS, & LOVELY LIZARDS 

SAT  Uncover the hidden world of creatures that jump, hop and crawl. Discover frogs, toads and lizards in this fun-filled afternoon of activities and investigation. Get an up-close look at some local species and learn about their amazing adaptations in preparation for the Water Center’s annual Critter Count on April 14. 

DRINK THIS

SAT  Your chance to meet the makers of artisan beverages! It is a free event and is open to anyone. No signups, just show up at one of our locations, get your map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance, and you can win prizes along the way!

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 Wrinkle in Time
· The Hurricane Heist
· Strangers: Prey at Night
· Gringo
· Juggernaut
· Bent
· The Forgiven
· Foxtrot
· Hello & Goodbye
· Sheep & Wolves
· 3 Storeys
· 1:54

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: March 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
MARCH 2-4, 2018

FREE ART DAY

THURS  Enjoy our more than 112,000 square feet of galleries reflecting the history of art from ancient times to the present, free the first Thursday of every month.

SE AREA ART WALK

SAT-SUN  A free, self-guided walking tour. Visit the studios, home workspaces, galleries, host homes and businesses within the walkable/bikeable/busable boundaries of SE 9th Ave, SE 41st, SE Powell and SE Hawthorne Blvd.

CHOWDER CHALLENGE

SAT  A blind tasting of a dozen samples of clam chowders by area restaurants and brewpubs. Attendees receive a tray with a dozen numbered two-ounce samples of chowder, then vote for their favorite; the chowder receiving the most votes is named the People’s Choice Winner. 

BLACK OUT BEER FEST

FRI  Featuring two dozen rotating dark beers – including dark lagers, porters, stouts, coffee beers and black IPAs – from Lompoc and more than 20 guest breweries from around the Northwest.  

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

FRI-SUN  Hundreds of booths filled with just about anything you need for your collection. Pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, porcelain dolls, Star Wars collectibles, and much more!

FIRKIN FEST

SAT  Featuring Firkin beers from 20+ of Oregon’s top breweries. Firkin beers are unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature. Artisan cheeses, chocolates, meats, and snacks will be served alongside the beer.  

COOKIE & WINE PAIRING

FRI-SUN  Pairing 5 wines with 4 delicious cookies

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Through SUN  The most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su’s two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more!

A-WOL DANCE COLLECTIVE

Through SUN  Combining aerial arts and dance to weave a fantastical tale suspended between reverie and reality. Floating sleepers, trickster marionettes and lost travelers inhabit an alternate realm where furniture takes wing and dolls scheme in the shadows.

FOLK CITY: THE MUSICAL

Through SUN  Following the story of six young people who are drawn to Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and find a home at a little restaurant-turned cabaret, Gerdes Folk City, which eventually becomes the historic and iconic epicenter of popular music. 

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

Through SAT – Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

 

WASHINGTON STATE HORSE EXPO

FRISUN – Saddle up for the largest show of its kind in the Pacific Northwest! Offering equine enthusiasts the chance to take part in exhibits, stage shows, rider fashions and vendor booths.

FIRST FRIDAYS EVENING MARKET

FRI – Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. An adventurous retail evening awaits!

FIRST FRIDAYS

FRI – Participating merchants and restaurants stay open late with special programming, live music, and pop-ups. Also, downtown art galleries lead the First Friday Art Walk featuring rotating exhibits from local artists.

CAMAS FIRST FRIDAYS

FRI – Held in charming, historic Downtown Camas and hosted by the DCA and the downtown merchants, Camas First Fridays are monthly themed passport events featuring games, art, dining, and after hours shopping.

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
· Red Sparrow
· Death Wish
· Blink
· Goldstone
· Alpha
· Submission
· Souvenir
· Dance Academy: The Comeback
· Don’t Talk to Irene
· Oh Lucy!
· Gnome Alone
· The Faculty: Urban Legend

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 Event Planner: February 23-25, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018

PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL

Through SAT  A rich and robust Jazz experience with upwards of 100 paid and ticketed events, there are ambitious programs that will warm the heart and swing your soul.

PORTLAND SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW

THURS-SUN  Giving homeowners the opportunity to learn about the latest home and garden products and services from more than 300 local companies.

BREWSTILLERY FESTIVAL

SAT  20 breweries & 20 distilleries teaming up to create the perfect pairings.  

RAPTOR ROAD TRIP

SAT  Explore Sauvie Island in search of magnificent eagles, hawks and falcons. Naturalists and hawk experts host activities at four sites around the island. Enjoy guided bird viewing, meet live raptors and see hawk identification displays. 

RUN FOR BEER

SAT  Participants walk, jog, or run approximately 3.1 miles, then drink beer! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, great food, giveaways and activities with partners and sponsors. Everyone receives a craft brew, and collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Through March 4  The most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su’s two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more!

A-WOL DANCE COLLECTIVE

Through March 4  Combining aerial arts and dance to weave a fantastical tale suspended between reverie and reality. Floating sleepers, trickster marionettes and lost travelers inhabit an alternate realm where furniture takes wing and dolls scheme in the shadows.

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Through March 1  An exhibition of nearly 90 feature films and 40+ short films, PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats through our celebration of the world’s filmmakers and cinephiles.

FOLK CITY: THE MUSICAL

Through March 4  Following the story of six young people who are drawn to Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and find a home at a little restaurant-turned cabaret, Gerdes Folk City, which eventually becomes the historic and iconic epicenter of popular music. 

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

Through March 3 – Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

WASHINGTON BEER OPEN HOUSE

SAT  Visit some of our state’s many innovative, esteemed, and downright friendly craft brewers. Participating brewers have some tasty treats in store for you, ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases, to savory food pairings and other unique surprises.

VANCOUVER LAKE HALF MARATHON

SUN  The course is very flat and begins on Reiger Road in front of the park. Finishers medals will be presented to all half marathon finishers.

JEEVES INTERVENES

Through SAT – 1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves?

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
· Game Night
· Annihilation
· Every Day
· Beast of Burden
· Curvature
· 7 Guardians of the Tomb
· The Lodgers
· The Cured
· Half Magic
· The Chamber
· Death House
· Agenda: Payback

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: February 16-18, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FEBRUARY 16-18, 2018

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Through March 4  The most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su’s two-week celebration featuring lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly craft activities and much more!

LUNAR NEW YEAR DRAGON DANCE

SAT – Usher in the Year of the Dog in Downtown Portland. Drummers, dancing lions, and a 100-foot dragon will parade from Chinatown, through downtown Portland, and up to the Oregon Historical Society for an afternoon of performances and festivities. 

KIDFEST

SAT-SUN – Featuring live stage entertainment, interactive sports demos, inflatable fun zones, game truck video, laser Tag and Bubble Soccer, Paint Ball Arena, Stunt Jump, Character Appearances by Star Wars, Super Heroes and Disney Princesses, the Iron-Kid Chef Competition, Mad Science, Exotic Animals and more.

BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL BALL

FRI – Experience the real Rio Carnival! Enjoy a samba band, dancers and a DJ at BossaNova Ballroom.

ZWICKELMANIA

SAT – All participating breweries offer events like meet-the-brewer, beer tastings, brewery tours and food & beer pairings. 

A-WOL DANCE COLLECTIVE

Through March 4  Combining aerial arts and dance to weave a fantastical tale suspended between reverie and reality. Floating sleepers, trickster marionettes and lost travelers inhabit an alternate realm where furniture takes wing and dolls scheme in the shadows.

RUN FOR BEER

SAT – Participants walk, jog, or run approximately 3.1 miles, then drink beer! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, great food, give aways and activities with partners and sponsors. Everyone receives a craft brew, and collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item.

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Through March 1  An exhibition of nearly 90 feature films and 40+ short films, PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats through our celebration of the world’s filmmakers and cinephiles.

PIPE DREAM – PART OF THE LOST TREASURES COLLECTION SERIES

FRI-SAT – The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical theatre productions, continues its eighth season at Lakewood Theatre Company with its next production, Pipe Dream, the seventh musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It had its Broadway premiere on November 30, 1955. The work is based on John Steinbeck’s short novel Sweet Thursday, a sequel to his novel Cannery Row. This staged reading production is directed by NW acclaimed director Ron Daum.

FOLK CITY: THE MUSICAL

Through March 4  Following the story of six young people who are drawn to Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and find a home at a little restaurant-turned cabaret, Gerdes Folk City, which eventually becomes the historic and iconic epicenter of popular music. 

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

Through March 3 – Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

CLARK COUNTY WEDDING EXPO

SAT – A unique trade-show style event showcasing wedding professionals from Southwest Washington and the Portland-Metro area. Brides and Grooms will have the opportunity to meet vendors and sample products and services, learn about the latest trends and get expert advice.

THE BIG LEBOUTSKI ROLLER DERBY

SAT – Come see four roller derby teams battle it out in this WFTDA sanctioned tournament, plus a Special Big Lebowski themed Storm City game.

JEEVES INTERVENES

Through February 24 – 1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves?

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
· Black Panther
· Early Man
· Aiyaary
· Samson
· Hidden Light
· Looking Glass
· The Party
· The Scent of Rain & Lightning
· Nostalgia
· Loveless
· The Monkey King 3

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: February 9-11, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMEN’S SHOW

Feb 7th – 11th

The largest sportsmen’s show west of the Mississippi and undoubtedly the region’s most anticipated annual event for outdoor adventurers and sportsmen of all ages.

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE

Feb 11th

Pick the distance you want to ride 42, 15 or the new 4 mile family ride.  Dress up for the costume contest and enjoy warm treats and an after party.

MARDI GRAS BALL

Feb 10th

For those of us who can’t make it to New Orleans, it’s the next best thing! Live music, fun costumes, King Cake, Mardi Gras Royalty, costume contest, second line parading, and all manner of surprises await.

CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS BENEFIT SHOW

Feb 9th

Many of the area’s finest circus performers come together at the Alberta Rose Theater to present an amazing and hilarious circus variety show to benefit Clowns Without Borders-USA.

PORTLAND VALENTANGO

Feb 7th – 12th

The largest and longest running tango festival in North America. Friendly community, great teachers, great DJ’s, great classes, great milongas, great ambiance and great opportunities to dance and learn for all levels and types of dancers….and all at a great price!

KISS & TELL

Feb 10th

Real, true love stories — KISS & TELL delivers on the promise of a romantic evening — young love, old love, queer love, true love, and lovesick love, all woven together in an intimate evening of story theater. Music, drinks, photo booth, raffle prizes & much more.

RUN FOR BEER

Feb 10th

Participants walk, jog, or run approximately 3.1 miles, then drink beer! Everyone is invited to enjoy the day’s entertainment: live music, great food, giveaways and activities with partners and sponsors. Everyone receives a craft brew, and collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item.

MY MUDDY VALENTINE

Feb 10th

Looking for something different to do for Valentines Day?  If so this is it!   Individual and couple’s categories for all age groups.  20+ fun and challenging obstacles, beer or cider, food, music, bonfires and much more.

PUPLANDIA VALENTINE’S SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

Feb 3rd

50 Vendors – selling glass art, soaps, toys, dog treats thie list goes on and on … JUST in time for Valentines day ALSO helping us at Puplandia Dog Rescue.

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

Through March 3rd

Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.

80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every Friday & Saturday

Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every Friday & Saturday

The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

Every Saturday

Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

HUNTED 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 Thursday – Sunday

Cedar 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. Discount tickets

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

All Month

Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city.  Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

GEEKS WHO DRINK’S PUB QUIZ

All Month

Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

 

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

 I LIKE COMIC CON

Feb 10th & 11th

A celebration for fans of all genres and ages as we bring you amazing guest writers, artists, creators, comic book related celebrities, cosplay, a huge Artist Alley, exhibitors and so much more!

WINE & CHOCOLATE

Feb 10th & 11th

Skip the traffic and stay local for Valentine’s Day. Join your participating Southwest Washington wineries for a weekend of Wine and Chocolate.

JEEVES INTERVENES 

Through Feb 24th

1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves?

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

Feb 10th

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.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The Female Brain
  • Pad Man
  • The Next Big Thing
  • Aiyaary
  • Monster Family
  • Bomb City
  • Permission
  • Entanglement

 

 

 

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: February 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018

PORTLAND SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

Taste some of Oregon’s best wines from over fifty wineries and munch on deliciously fresh seafood at the peak of Dungeness Crab season.  Bring the whole family, face painters, balloon artists and so much more!  http://pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com/

 

PORTLAND WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL

FEB 1ST – 3RD

Presenting more than 100 artists and organizations from all across the Cascadian region. The 2018 festival is truly citywide, with Festival Hubs and Affiliate Locations showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout Portland.  https://www.pdxwlf.com/

 

WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN

FEB 3RD

Enjoy Columbia River views on this 5k run starting at McMenamins Edgefield.  Packed gravel course with short rolling hills. http://www.worstdayrun.com/

 

HOIKE

FEB 3RD

Authentic Hawaiian food, live music, Polynesian dancing, silent auction and much more!    https://kiako.org/hoike

 

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

THROUGH FEB 2ND

Featuring concerts by seven talented artists at The Old Church Concert Hall. https://scnmf.org/

 

PUPLANDIA VALENTINE’S SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

FEB 3RD

50 Vendors – selling glass art, soaps, toys, dog treats the list goes on and on … JUST in time for Valentine’s day ALSO helping us at Puplandia Dog Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/events/155453938408765/

 

PRINCESS PROMENADE

FEB 3RD

Princess themed Daddy Daughter Dance.  An evening of dancing, music, snacks, face painting, a commemorative photo and gift bag, and meet a few real princesses! Dress is semi-formal. Girls grade K-8 welcomed along with their fathers, guardians, or male relative. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/princess-promenade-2018-tickets-40897331018

 

CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS

THROUGH MARCH 3RD 

Films showing Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. https://www.africanfilmfestival.org/

 

80’S VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!  http://www.videodanceattack.com/#0

 

DUELING PIANO SHOW

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy and some of the best players in the U.S. https://barrelroompdx.ticketleap.com/

 

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SATURDAY

Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.  https://www.portlandcider.com/

 

HUNTED PUB TOUR

ALL MONTH

Portland:   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.  http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

 

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURSDAY – SUNDAY

Cedar 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. Discount tickets  http://pdxpipeline.com/2015/12/02/portland-escape-rooms-holiday-christmas-gift-puzzles-promo-discount-coupon-code/

 

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH      

Smart Phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city.  Start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a journey through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.  https://www.urbanadventurequest.com/tours/things-to-do/portland_oregon/default.aspx

 

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 – five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.  http://shanrockstrivia.com/

 

GEEKS WHO DRINK’S PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH      

Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.  http://www.geekswhodrink.com/

 

Vancouver, Washington

 

FATHER DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S BALL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

Celebrating the bond between daughters and their dads, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures. Local DJ, finger foods to munch on, refreshments, temporary tattoo station and a professional photographer will be on hand to take keepsake photos of your evening together. https://www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/annual-father-daughter-valentine%E2%80%99s-ball-1

 

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

FEB 2ND & 3RD

The largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world.  Each evening will have a different selection from this year’s films.  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070610

 

FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

FEB 2ND

Uniting creativity and great art with food and inspiration. Stop by to shop local, network, and meet local business owners. https://www.nightmarketvancouver.com/

 

LANTERN TOUR: WALKING VANCOUVER BARRACKS

FEB 3RD

Tour through the grounds of Vancouver Barracks by lantern light, connecting attendees to the national park’s military history through thematic storytelling.  https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/news/lanterntours201718.htm

 

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

FEB 3RD

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.

http://fortvan.org/Education/upcoming-programs.html

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

  • Winchester
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Living Among Us
  • Braven
  • Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
  • The Music of Silence
  • Lies We Tell
  • Street Lights

Click here for movie times and theaters.

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: January 19-21, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 19-21, 2018

 

REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through January 30 – Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture. Various locations around Portland.

FERTILE GROUND ARTS FESTIVAL

THURS through January 28  Discover compelling indoor landscapes of many hues and disciplines cultivated in Fertile Ground. This 11-day sampling illuminates the verdant and abundant acts of creation that bubble and catalyze yearlong in Portland.

PORTLAND’S MINI MUSICAL FESTIVAL

THURS through January 21  Check out six-brand new 15-minute musicals by local writers and composers. Join us for the perfect night out for every musical theater lover! Part of the 2018 Fertile Ground Festival.

ROSE CITY CLASSIC

WED-SUN  One of the biggest dog shows in America that attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties. Fun for the whole family, come early and plan to stay all day.

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Through January 28  Various short pieces performed by a multi-generational cast, combining circus arts, narrative, dance, and physical theater. (Part of the 2018 Fertile Ground Festival) 

LEWIS BLACK

FRI  One of the angriest men in the history of stand-up makes his annual pilgrimage to Portland as part of his “The Joke’s on Us” tour.  

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

FRI-SUN – Stroll 400 booths filled with estate jewelry, vintage clothing, period lighting, furniture, 40s kitchenware, old tools, toys, prints, old watches, BB guns, and more.

ROSE & THORN WINTER BREWFEST

SAT – Featuring 17 breweries and cider companies local to the Pacific Northwest, small bar bites available for sale, live acoustic entertainment by Fire Lily, a complimentary tasting glass included with ticket and raffle prizes to win!

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
· 12 Strong
· Forever My Girl
· Den of Thieves
· Mom and Dad
· Showdown in Manila
· The Leisure Seeker
· The Final Year

Click here for movie times and theaters.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S OPEN HOUSES

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Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: January 12-14, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 12-14, 2018

 

REPTILE SHOW

SAT – If you are looking for a quality reptile as a new pet or are just want something fun and unique to do, this is it. Our shows are fun and unique for all ages, young and old. From a $20 bearded dragon to a $4,000 rare python morph, there is something for every level of hobbyist.

PORTLAND BOAT SHOW

WED-SUN  More than 40 of the area’s top boat dealers and over 100 brands, you’ll find any kind of boats your looking for along with a full selection of products and services tailored to local boaters.  

BOURBON & BACON FEST

SAT  Nosh your way through some of the best bourbon and food the Pacific Northwest has to offer with OMSI After Dark Bourbon and Bacon Fest! You’ll get sips of bourbon from distilleries large and small and tastes of bacon from tried-and-true to ways you’d never expect.  

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS

SAT  Some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see.  

WALKER STALKER CON

SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Walker Stalker guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from Arrow, Gotham, and more at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest! One ticket gives you complete access to BOTH shows!  

HEROES AND VILLAINS FANFEST

SAT-SUN – Spend the entire weekend with your favorite Heroes and Villains guests, or head across our newly expanded venue to meet cast members from The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchcy, and more from Walker Stalker Con! One ticket gives you complete access to guests, vendors, and panels from BOTH shows! 

REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Through January 30 – Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture. Various locations around Portland.  

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

BOOKAPALOOZA 2018

THURS-SAT  It’s our first used book fundraiser of the year! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to find the books you’ve wanted to read and to stock up on reading material for those cold winter nights!  

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE WATER CENTER

SAT  Not only fun, they’re free! Kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubbles! Make a piece of art from reused materials!  

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
· Paddington 2
· The Post
· Proud Mary
· The Commuter
· Acts of Violence
· Freak Show
· Vazante
· Condorito: The Movie
· Blur Circle

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: January 5-7, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
JANUARY 5-7, 2018

NO PANTS MAX RIDE DAY

SUN – Leave your pants at home and head to Skidmore Fountain to start the festivities. Donations of pants, hats, scarves and gloves will be collected at the afterparty for local shelters.  

COMEDY SPORTZ

FRI-SAT A fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family. Featuring two teams of professional players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls.   

FREE ART MUSEUM ADMISSION

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

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

FRI Enjoy a night at Portland’s Children’s Museum for free!  

OMSI DISCOUNT DAY

SUN  Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.  

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

RESOLUTION RUN/WALK

SAT – Fun for the whole family! 1K Cub race, 5k & 10k courses and Polar Slide event.  

MONSTER DANCE

FRI-SUN Three days of dance workshops instructed by its world renowned faculty of choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more! 

HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR

SAT  Learn how to revamp your life with traditional and new trends in making better food choices, natural nutrition supplements, fitness programs, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, skin care products, and apparel. Relax with a massage, try out essential oils, get a free body scan, talk to a chiropractor, try out horticulture therapy, learn how art & music can help with your health and more.    

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
· Insidious: Chapter 4
· Molly’s Game
· Project Eden
· Django
· Day of the Dead: Bloodline
· Devil’s Gate
· Stratton
· The Man from Earth
Click here for movie times and theaters.

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: December 29-January 1, 2018

PORTLAND METRO WEEKEND EVENTS PLANNER
DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 1, 2018
NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS
 

CHAMPAGNE BALL

Time to dress up, dance and have fun! Enjoy an awesome band, three DJs, four individually themed party rooms, 17 bars, food, party favors and a video countdown on three dance floors. 

NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA

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.   

GOVERNOR’S BALL

An exclusive night of intrigue at Portland’s largest philanthropic New Years Eve Gala. Dress in your finest black tie and evening grown attire for a night you’ll never forget. Complementary signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres followed by a three-course gourmet dinner, complimentary wine at your table, followed by Billboard Charting artist Patrick Lamb & original blues brother Curtis Salgado.  

NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE PORTLAND

Come uncover the mystique of Bollywood & revel in carefree playfulness at the last Jai Ho! party of 2017 in Portland. Two dance floors, 5 top class DJs, 4 mesmerizing performers under one roof to dance you into 2018.

GET LOUD AT THE LIBRARY

Come dance the night away with DJ and event host Doc Titus from Party Doctor and enjoy delicious food and drinks from locally owned Uptown Market. Entertainment also includes mini golf, ping pong, games, and a midnight balloon drop in the library’s grand staircase. While the party is intended for adults, all ages are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Beaverton Library Foundation in support of the library’s Summer Reading and other programs. 

LIGHTS ON PEACOCK LANE

Through SUN  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.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Through SAT – A Playhouse tradition, therefore it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve and guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. Hopeful, musical, and above all fun.

ZOO LIGHTS

Through January 7  Walk through dazzling displays of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Through SAT – Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. 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.

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Through SUN  charming European-inspired event featuring ice skating, snowless tubing, an artisan vendor market, photos with Santa, fire pits, live music and more!

CINDERELLA

Through January 1 – This holiday musical is perfect for the whole family and will keep your toes tapping until the stroke of midnight.

LIGHTING OF MADDOX WOODS

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

80’s VIDEO DANCE ATTACK

Every FRI & SAT – Dig out your neon mesh shirts, crimping iron and striped legwarmers to travel back to the 1980s! Classic music videos projected on giant screens complimented with a thumping sound system and light show, this dance extravaganza is sure to get the blood pumping!

PORTLAND CIDER HOUSE’S CIDER-MOSA SATURDAY

EVERY SAT – Enjoy a liquid brunch and try a variety of delicious and fun cider-mosas.

FLASHBACK DANCE CRUISE
Through SAT – Gather your crew & rock your best retro threads from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!

DUELING PIANO SHOW
FRI & SAT (All Month) – The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours. They boast a Vegas style, request driven, interactive show complete with bits, games, sing-a-longs, comedy and some of the best players in the U.S.

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.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES
EVERY DAY – Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more.

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.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ
ALL MONTH – Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS
All Month THURS-SUN – Cedar 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

SILVER & BLACK BASH: NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE

SAT – Ring in 2018 with an evening of live music, dancing, light refreshments, party favors and beer and wine. 

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.

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