Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | February 2018

Photo by adrian on Unsplash

Photo by adrian on Unsplash

DARK MATTER'S VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE
February 4th, 7:00 PM | Crush Bar
Laugh at love and make Satan your valentine at this dark, sexy variety show. This unique anti-Valentine’s event incorporates purification rituals from the Roman Festival Februa and a ceremony promoting self-love into a performance full of burlesque, magic, belly dancing, snake charming, and more.  
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IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU
February 6th-7th, 7:00 PM | Alberta Rose Theatre
We’ve all gone on dates that go terribly, hilariously awry. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon brings Portland’s sharpest storytellers on stage to share “tales from the dark side of dating” at this beloved Valentine’s benefit. You’ll leave with gratitude for your current relationship — or with the realization that being single is actually pretty great!  
ppaoregon.org

PROHIBITION PARTY
February 17th, 6:00 PM | Circa 33
Dress in your Gatsby best for Circa 33’s annual nod to our prohibition past. Dance to live jazz music classics by Basso a Deux, and enjoy craft cocktails from bygone days, such as the Tuxedo No. 2 and the Twelve Mile Limit. Period dress is strongly encouraged, so break out your flapper dresses, pearls, suits, suspenders, and fedoras!  
circa33.com

POLAR PLUNGE
February 24th, 8:30 AM | M James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp
Don your craziest costume and run or jump into the frigid waters of the Columbia River at this charity event for Special Olympics Oregon. There isn’t a prize for how cold or how wet you get, but if you’re feeling competitive your silly outfit could land you a prize in the costume contest.
plungeoregon.com

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF MUSIC
February 28th, 7:00 PM | Aladdin Theater
Music does so much more than soothe the soul. This Science on Tap event explores the origins of music and how the brain behaves when we create music. In this multimedia presentation Dr. Larry Sherman, an OHSU neuroscientist, combines musical performance, thought-provoking data, and lively discussion.    
aladdin-theater.com