Pie Day isn’t officially until Monday, January 23, but several Portland pie purveyors will be celebrating this weekend – visit Make Me Some Pie for a detailed list. For more weekend events, check out the lovingly and carefully curated list below!
All Weekend or Ongoing
The Portland Area Theatre Alliance presents Fertile Ground: A City-Wide Festival of New Works, January 19 through 29, 2012.
“This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature world premiere projects, staged readings and a myriad of other arts events from the Portland creative community.” [more]
The 7th annual Portland ChocolateFest, a benefit for the World Forestry Center takes place this Friday through Sunday, January 20-22, 2012. The fest moves to bigger digs this year – exhibit hall A at the Oregon Convention Center.
“ChocolateFest promises you the opportunity to sample, taste, savor, and delight in some of the finest chocolate from the Northwest and beyond.” [more]
Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
This Friday, January 20, 2012 is now exception: Offbeat Belly Dance! Inaugural 2012 Edition! Fun! Fabulous! Free Show! [more]
Updated for 2012: season 2!
Don’t have a TV? Don’t have the Independent Film Channel? Watch Portlandia, if you’re into that sort of thing, at the Portland venues listed below.
Portlandia season 2 airs of Fridays, beginning on January 6, 2012. [more]
The Stumptown Stash & Beard Collective presents the 2012 West Coast Mustache & Beard Championships this Saturday, January 21 at the Crystal Ballroom (1332 W Burnside).
“If you made it out last year, then you saw a packed house, with friendly folks (even those without face fur!) sharing drinks, and showing off some fantastically creative beards and mustaches.” [more]
The 3rd annual CellerFest at Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Broadway) takes place this Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 4pm to 11:30pm.
Some of the high octane, rare beers making an appearance at this year’s fest:
Alameda ’09 Papa Noel’s Moonlight Reserve (Old Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels – 7.5%)
Alaskan ’09 Baltic Porter (9.8%) . . . [more]
Come out to the old stomping grounds this Saturday, January 21, 2012 when the Timbers Army Third Saturday returns to the Bitter End (1981 W Burnside).
Yes you get to try to ease off that sense of Timbers withdrawal by supporting one of our greatest game day drinking holes!! [more]