Life in Portland

December 2014 Picks

North Portland Santacon
Dec. 6th, 12:30PM Onwards | Paul Bunyan Statue, Kenton
A rogue offshoot of Portland's more traditional Santacon, the NoPo Santacon - or, NoPdx Anti-con - is a friendly, festive romp of funloving Santas who have gifts for those both naughty and nice! nopdxanticon.wordpress.com

Da Vinci Arts Fair 2014
Dec. 6th - 7th | Da vinci Arts Middle School
Featuring boutique arts and crafts by more than 70 juried local artists, this popular holiday fair offers the ideal shopping venue for handcrafted gifts, including ceramics, clocks, clothing, sculptures, and paintings, with live music and activities to keep everyone feeling festive. pps.k12.or.us

A Bubbly Spectacular
Dec. 14th, 4 - 7PM | Bar Vivant
Celebrate the art of making (and drinking) bubbles! Bar Vivant is hosting an afternoon exclusively dedicated to sparkling wine. White or rose, sweet or dry, inexpensive or over-the-top - over 60 corks will be popped, oysters will be slurped, and prizes can be won!  pixpatisserie.myshopify.com

The Dandy Warhols' Pagan Christmas
Dec. 20th, 7PM Onwards | Crystal Ballroom
For the third consecutive year, the Crystal Ballroom hosts one of The Dandy Warhols' two annual holiday events with an all-ages show - and for every ticket sold, one dollar will be donated to the Ethos Music Center, benefiting music education for students age 2 and up. crystalballroompdx.com

Miracle On 43rd Street: A Holiday Radio Massacre
Through to Dec. 23rd | The Venetian Theatre
Over the past 7 seasons, Bag&Baggage Productions has gained a reputation for producing tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top, farcical holiday shows, and A Miracle On 43rd Street: A Holiday Radio Massacre will be the company's most outrageous and hilarious yet! bagnbaggage.org