Oregon & SW Washington Weekend Planner: January 20-22, 2023

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PORTLAND:  

STAR WARS VS STAR TREK – OREGON SYMPHONY
Head to Portland for an afternoon of beautiful music! Enjoy unforgettable music from your favorite sci-fi film franchises played by your Oregon Symphony. From John Williams’ iconic Star Wars main theme and “Imperial March” to music from The Wrath of Khan to the newest Star Trek films.


LUNAR NEW YEAR
Gong Xi Fa Cai!- “Wish you good prosperity in the New Year!” Visit Lan Su to experience the most colorful and joyous Chinese festival during the garden’s 16-day Lunar New Year celebration. The festival features cultural performances, festival decorations, craft activities, audio tours, Year of the Rabbit Scavenger Hunts, and much more! 


CHINESE NEW YEAR CULTURAL FAIR
This year’s Chinese New Year Cultural Fair will showcase both traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, including a Lion Dance and other Chinese folk dances, Chinese instrumental music, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, children’s games, and more. 


2023 ROSE CITY CLASSIC DOG SHOW
The Rose City Classic Dog Show is one of the largest and most popular dog events in the United States. That’s why so many of the best dogs in America and even dogs from foreign countries travel to Portland each January to compete.


UKRAINIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL AND FUNDRAISER
Head to the Lloyd center for an amazing Ukrainian Cultural Festival and Fundraiser. The John Daniel Teply Gallery as a part of the Mural by Mail Project, a project devoted to generating cultural exchange through a creative exchange, has curated two Saturdays full of Ukrainian art and heritage.


SHEN YUN
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away.


WINE & WIGS DRAG BRUNCH
Come watch some local Queens and Kings at Wine & Wigs Drag Brunch while you enjoy your favorite Battle Creek Wine! Hungry? Enjoy one of Battle Creek’s fabulous charcuterie boards, or support one of our favorite neighborhood eateries.


PEARL DISTRICT ART GALLERY TOUR
Join The Pearl District Art Gallery Tour for a stroll of some of the Pearl District’s finest art galleries. Start with greetings at Caffè Umbria. Walk to galleries and spend about 15-20 minutes inside each one viewing and discussing the art exhibits. 


VANCOUVER:   

FAMILY NATURE FUN DAY
You’re invited! Head to Columbia Springs for Family Nature Fun Day. A day for hands-on science and nature experiences the whole family will enjoy!


VANCOUVER MALL FUN-FILLED LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Vancouver Mall, a lifestyle shopping center in the heart of Southwest Washington’s “Silicon Forest” will welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a Fun-Filled Lunar New Year Celebration this Sunday. Beginning at noon, a lion dance troupe will hold a spectacular performance in the shopping center’s Center Court, with many more fun activities to follow!


THE COAST: 

SUNDAY CIRCLE OF LIGHT GATHERING
Reconnect with yourself and enjoy a relaxing evening of meditation, soulful gathering, and sharing of spirit at the Sunday Circle Of Light Gathering at Luminous Soul Center.


POP-UP PARK PICNIC
Enjoy a Pop-Up Picnic in the Park for couples’ date nights. During this self-guided event, you will watch the sunset with your sweetheart while playing fun digital activities over a picnic! 


CENTRAL OREGON:

LUNAR NEW YEAR VISION BOARD PARTY
Celebrate Lunar New Year of the Lucky Rabbit with a Vision Board Party hosted by 9 Star Ki Astrology to align with the stars to manifest in 2023!


SOUND BATH MEDITATION
Join The Blissful Boutique for a peaceful and restorative crystal bowl sound bath experience. This is a full mind-body-spirit “tune-up.” The potent vibrations of crystal singing bowls and gongs are used to cleanse away unwanted energies, allowing the body to return to its natural resonant frequency.


DOWNTOWN BEND VOLUNTEER EXPO
Looking for a way to serve your community? Stop by the Downtown Bend Volunteer Expo and visit with community organizations looking for civic-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+

THE PALE BLUE EYE
A world-weary detective is hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case – a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe. (Netflix)


PARASITE
Greed, class discrimination, and a mysterious interloper threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. (Hulu) 


STRANGE WORLD
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed comedy adventure, “Strange World,” introduces us to three generations of the legendary Clade family as they attempt to band together and navigate an uncharted, treacherous land beneath their world.(Disney+)

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