Upcoming Events

Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Neuroscience of Music

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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

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

Prohibition Party

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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

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Feb
6
to Feb 7

It’s not me, it’s you

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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

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Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

NW Coffee Beer Invitational

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This cozy celebration of coffee beer will feature 20 breweries, live music, and food at the Goose Hollow Inn. Talented brewers meld together our two favorite beverages in surprising and tasty ways. Be sure to check out the special collaboration beer featuring past fest-favorite brewers.   
facebook.com/events/1821309711492551

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Jan
8
to Feb 2

Illuminated Wilderness: Memory

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This multimedia exhibition explores the intersection between science and art. Navigate your way through an imagined wilderness of the brain within a space filled with LED-illuminated neurons. Dendritic arms made of fabric-wrapped wire reach out to create an immersive experience of neuroplasticity.
kindracrick.com

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Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

BRAHMS V. RADIOHEAD

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The Oregon Symphony orchestra is joined by vocalists and arranger/conductor Steve Hackman in this not-to-be-missed exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from different centuries are fused together. The performance takes eight Radiohead tracks to a deeper level, seamlessly interweaving them with Brahms’ lush First Symphony.
portland5.com

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Dec
22
to Dec 23

Renegade Craft Fair

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 Celebrate the holidays with Renegade, one of the world’s largest showcases of independent craft and design. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, discover top independent maker talent from around the country, and enjoy local food vendors, seasonal cocktails, music, DIY workshops, photo ops, and more.
renegadecraft.com

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Stumptown SantaCon

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Don’t miss this annual moving costume dance party! This year’s theme is ‘Illuminated Misfit Toys’ so dress up in your favorite Santa or holiday toy costume and light up the night with thousands of other attendees. Santas will dance from location to location before converging in the NW Entertainment district for a massive celebration including fire pits, DJs, and fun.
facebook.com/events/1709891856000702

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Dec
8
to Dec 30

Twist Your Dickens

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A complete send-up of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, this adult comedy is rich with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City. Twist Your Dickens includes zany holiday sketches and uproarious improv based on audience participation — it’s never the same show twice! 
pcs.org

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Nov
24
to Nov 26

Wine Country Thanksgiving

  • Willamette Valley Wineries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Every year wineries in the Willamette Valley open their cellars and tasting rooms over Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate friends, family, and the completion of harvest. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare and provides its own experience with special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts, and more. 
willamettewines.com

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Wild Arts Festival

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Mingle with famous authors and artists, meet beautiful birds, and bid on fabulous artwork and gifts for your favorite naturalists in a silent auction. The Wild Arts Festival is an annual fundraising event for the Audubon Society of Portland and a celebration of nature in the works of national and regional artists and authors.
wildartsfestival.org

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Nov
2
to Nov 30

Mumvember

The Chinese have long been masters at chrysanthemum cultivation; they developed more than 20 cultivars by the 10th century and 2,000 by the early 19th. Lan Su Chinese Garden will display more than 750 potted chrysanthemums to celebrate this beloved flower during the month of November. 
lansugarden.org

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Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Vampire Orienteering

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Enjoy the impressive fall foliage of Magness Tree Farm at this fun, family-friendly orienteering event with a Halloween twist. Navigate your way between as many of the points on the map as possible, while vampires try to steal your points. The catch is that you won’t know who’s a vampire until it’s too late!   
croc.org

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Pumpkin Beer Festival

  • Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This year’s Killer Pumpkin Festival celebrates more than 30 pumpkin beers. Pair your pumpkin brew with a delicious sampling of snacks from a special pumpkin menu, or try a pumpkin cocktail or pumpkin spiced soda. Pumpkins will available for smashing, bowling, carving, and other activities.  
facebook.com/events/125210071468950

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Oct
9
to Oct 10

The Coming Out Monologues

This inspiring event features coming out stories told by people in our community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or as straight or cisgender allies. The stories run the emotional gamut — humorous, poignant, serious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, creative, painful, and hopeful.  
basicrights.org

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Oct
6
to Oct 15

Villains & Vixens

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Take a walk on the dark side with Cruella, Ursula, Maleficent, and more of your favorite baddies in this sinister show. This musical cabaret is rich with hilarious parody songs written by the Torchsong crew that feature villains from Beetlejuice, The Shining, Batman, and The Exorcist to name a few.  
torchsongentertainment.com

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Sep
30
to Oct 1

Manhattan Short Film Festival

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Join over 100,000 film lovers as they gather in over 250 cities in cinemas, museums, and universities to view and vote on the finalist’s films in the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. With screenings in Sydney, Mumbai, Vienna, Cape Town, and all fifty states the festival brings great films to great venues and allows the audiences to select their favorites. cstpdx.com

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Sep
22
to Sep 24

Flock & Fiber Festival

  • Clackamas County Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival celebrates the full spectrum of natural fibers, from the animal or raw fiber to the finished product. The event includes three days of workshops, fiber craft demonstrations, a goat obstacle course, livestock shows, a crafting and spinning circle, seminars, and kids’ activities.  
flockandfiberfestival.com

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Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

100 Years of Roses

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the International Rose Test Garden. Learn more about roses with one of the Rose Garden Tours or use the Rose Finder, a discovery guide to the most interesting blooms in the garden. Wander the garden and discover music, art, and fun for the whole family among the roses.  
portlandoregon.gov/parks/73446

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