SKH Weekend RoundUp: Museums, Waterfalls and BowieVision
We’ve gathered together an interesting assortment of activities to keep you busy this weekend. Keep it weird, Portland…and keep it warm!
First Friday Night
Friday, January 5, 2018
This month the Portland Children’s Museum is the place to be curious, creative, and inventive during Invention Month. Explore how things work and get inspired by wonderful inventions by children. And the First Friday Night of each month everyone gets free admission!
Saturday, January 6, 2018
It’s David Bowie’s birthday and Seattle’s BowieVision is celebrating the life and music of one of rock’s legendary figures at the Doug Fir with a star-dusted retrospective spanning five decades of classics, from Space Oddity to I Can’t Give Everything Away. Special guests SOS open the show with their blistering set of Police hits. BowieVision has sold out all four of their Doug Fir shows in the past, so get your tickets now and help blow out the birthday candles for Mr. Bowie.
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Friday, January 5, 2018
Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. The tour will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the U.S., stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon Viewing Center. This is a half day tour, typically offered from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-4:30 p.m. Best day this week is Friday!
The Art and Science of LAIKA at the Portland Art Museum
Through May, 2018
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Portland’s stop-motion animation scene. At PAM visitors can delve into the world of renowned Hillsboro-based animation agency LAIKA and the Oscar-nominated creators behind Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and The Two Strings. The interactive exhibit (a partnership with the Northwest Film Center) includes workshops, Sunday film screenings, meet-and-greets with artists and more.
Friday-Saturday, January 5 – 6, 2018
ComedySportz is “a fun, fast-paced comedy show that’s great for the whole family” and incorporates audience suggestions.
No Pants Subway
Sunday, January 7, 2018
The No Pants Subway Ride—Portland mimics the giggles-inducing New York version held the same day, but it takes place on the Max with a very cool after party. Started by a improvisational comedy troupe, it’s supposed to be silly. So try your best to keep a straight face on when you do it, okay?