March 7th-23rd | The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
A smart, funny, and provocative play, Straight explores fidelity, sexuality, and identity in modern society. Funny, sad, sexy, and surprising, this three-character drama takes a hard look at what it means to be labeled or defined by a label through the lens of a love triangle between the protagonists Ben, Emily, and Chris.
TOAST: THE ORIGINAL ARTISAN SPIRITS TASTING
March 9th, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Tiffany Center
The 9th Annual TOAST event is an opportunity to taste a wide variety of spirits from an estimated 50 distillers and producers the Northwest. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond.
WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
March 9th, 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM | Milwaukie Elks Lodge
The “Winter Blues” Music Festival was conceived as an indoor music festival to lift gloomy spirits during the long wait for summer to return. Now in its 9th year, the festival has expanded beyond blues music and this year’s lineup includes seven bands on two stages.
March 12th-21st | Whitsell Auditorium & Regal Fox Tower
A series of seven short film programs for the Portland International Film Festival, Short Cuts features more than 50 memorable snapshots from around the world. Each program highlights a different theme, from the stylistic qualities of documentary and animation to the ephemeral qualities of “Dreams of Escape” and “Lost & Found.”
GHOSTS AT THE COAST
March 29th - 30th | Seaside Civic & Convention Center
The Oregon Ghost Conference is the Northwest’s largest paranormal convention, attracting visitors and speakers from the west coast and beyond. Attendees can connect with and learn from some of the top paranormal experts in the area.