Portland, Oregon, 2008 Calendar of Events

Portland, Oregon, 2008 Calendar of Events


Contact: tel.: 1.87.P­ORTLAND (toll-free, 1.877.678.5263); e-mail: [email protected]

FESTIVALS & ATTRACTIONS

SimEx-Iwerks Simulation Theatre at the Zoo - Oregon Zoo

Fun House Express, the Oregon Zoo's newest 3-D thrill ride, takes visitors into a spooky and crazy world. Visitors ride through a broken down fun house on cars that creak and roll and drop through a trap door. The Fun House Express thrill ride runs through ZooLights.

EVENT DAY(S):

12/18/07 - 01/31/08

LOCATION:

Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221

HOURS: 11am-2pm

PHONE: 503-226-1561

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $3.00 plus Zoo Admission Adults $9.75; Seniors 65+ $8.25; kids 3-11 $6.75

2008 Portland Bridal Show

The Portland Bridal Show returns! The Bridal Show is an excellent way for soon to be Brides to meet Bridal Photographers, Bridal Cake Designers, Gowns, Florists and much much more! It is the must see event for all future Brides! Get your tickets now!

EVENT DAY(S):

01/12/08 - 01/13/08

LOCATION:

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard

Portland, OR 97232

PHONE: 503-274-6027

O-Shogatsu (New YearÕs) Celebration - Japanese Garden

This year the Portland Japanese Garden will celebrate O-Shogatsu (New YearÕs) with a special Family Day on Sunday, January 13 from Noon-3pm. The event will be held in the GardenÕs Pavilion and will include tea, sweets, traditional New YearÕs activities for kids, and calligraphy writing.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/13/08

LOCATION:

Japanese Garden

611 S.W. Kingston Ave.

Portland, OR 97201

HOURS: Noon - 3pm

PHONE: 503-223-1321

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $8.00 Adults; Seniors (62+)/Students $6.25; 6-17 yrs $5/25; Under 6 free

Two for One Sundays - Wildlife Safari

Thanksgiving Day kicks-off "Two for One Sundays" at the Wildlife Safari. On Thursday, November 22,23,24 & 25 you are able to Drive-Thru the Wildlife Safari FREE with a paid admission! Then each Sunday after that thru February 24th is "Two for One" Sundays. One drive-thru FREE with a paid admission!

EVENT DAY(S):

11/22/07 - 02/24/08

LOCATION:

Wildlife Safari

1790 Safari Rd

Winston, OR 97496-0231

HOURS: 10am-4pm

PHONE: 541-679-6761

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adult (13 to 59 years) $14.50 (Winter) Child (4 to 12 years) $8.50 (Winter) Seniors (60+) $11.50 (Winter) Under 3 years Free

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Ð THE LIVE EXPERIENCE - Rose Quarter

Dinosaurs return to the earth in a live 90-minute

theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Ð The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. In WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, fifteen roaring, snarling ÒliveÓ dinosaurs mesmerize the audience Ð and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/16/08 - 01/20/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: Wed, Jan 16, 2008 œ 7p

Thu, Jan 17, 2008 œ 11a & 7p

Fri, Jan 18, 2008 œ 7p

Sat, Jan 19, 2008 œ 11a, 3p & 7p Sun, Jan 20, 2008 œ 1p & 5p

PHONE: 877.789.ROSE (7673)

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $69.50, $47.50, and $32.00; prices do not include service charges.

Rose City Classic Series of Dog Clubs - Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon

These are the biggest dog shows in the US with over 4,000 entries on Saturday and Sunday

Animal Planet will film the Variety Groups and Best in Show on Saturday night so there are really two shows the public can attend ; the day time show, and the night time finale:

The daytime show will feature agility, obedience and breed judging;

The nighttime show will showcase Variety Groups and Best in Show judging; and

both will feature wall to wall pet vendors and a fabulous display of art work from local students portraying the theme Magical Dogs

EVENT DAY(S):

01/18/08 - 01/21/08

LOCATION:

Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Drive

Portland, OR 97217

HOURS: 7:30am-6pm

PHONE: 503-761-8962

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets are $10 for individuals: $20 for families up to five (5) and senior citizens are free.

OMSIÕS 2008 GALA ÒSCIENCE IN THE KITCHEN: AN EVENING WITH THE NATIONÕS TOP CULINARY ALCHEMISTSÓ - OMSI

Edible Paper. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. Electric Foamers... Science and food continues to collide in restaurant kitchens around the globe as popular gastronomy adopts the role of a working science laboratory.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/19/08

LOCATION:

OMSI

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland, OR 97214

HOURS: Cocktail Chemistry and Appetizer Alchemy - 5:00 p.m.; $100 per person

Gala Dinner/Auction and Cocktail Event - 8:00 p.m.; $500 per person (includes admission to Cocktail Party)

PHONE: 503-797-4574

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Cocktail Chemistry & Appetizer Alchemy $100: Gala Dinner/Auction and Cocktail Event $500

Progressive Dinner BusTour - The Wine Cellar

Jump on the bus at Wine Cellar where you'll start your night with Champagne and appetizers. At the first windery we'll enjoy salad and entree along with wine pairings, of course. At the second winery we'll enjoy dessert with more wine, of course.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/19/08

LOCATION:

The Wine Cellar

13486-A NW Cornell Rd

Portland, OR 97229

HOURS: 5-10pm

PHONE: 503-643-5655

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $185 per couple (couple can be loosely defined as two guest)

22nd Annual Martin Luther KIng, Jr Breakfast - The Skanner

The purpose of the breakfast is to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. In addition, there will be the presentation of awards to local individuals whose community service reflects the mission of Dr. King. Lastly, we present educational scholarships to qualifying journalism and business students.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/21/08

LOCATION:

Hilton Hotel

921 S.W. Sixth Avenue

Portland, OR 97204

HOURS: 8:30am-10:30am

PHONE: (503) 285 5555

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.theskanner.com

2008 Portland International Auto Show - Metro Portland New Car Dealers Assn

The 2008 edition of the ever-popular Portland International Auto Show will feature 34 car lines exhibiting hundreds of import and domestic vehicles, including everything from luxury cars, hybrid cars, economy cars, family cars and sports cars to convertibles, station wagons, minivans, light trucks, 4-wheel drive and sport utility vehicles. And for the first time ever, the Show will fill the entire convention center!

EVENT DAY(S):

01/24/08 - 01/27/08

LOCATION:

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard

Portland, OR 97232

HOURS: Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-7pm

PHONE: 1-800-251-1563

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 5-12 $5

Dinosaurs: ChinaÕs Ancient Giants - OMSI

Travel back in time 200 million years and witness ChinaÕs most spectacular ancient inhabitants in the largest collection of authentic Chinese fossils ever toured. ChinaÕs Ancient Giants features twenty complete dinosaur skeletons (both casts and fossils), interactive touch screens, activity carts, a Òdig pitÓ where kids of all ages can become paleontologists for a day, and a 67 foot long adult Mamenchisaurus, the longest-necked dinosaur ever!

EVENT DAY(S):

02/02/08 - 09/01/08

LOCATION:

OMSI

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland, OR 97214

HOURS: 9:30am-5:30pm

PHONE: 503-797-4000

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adults $9; Youth 3-13 & Senior 63+ $7

Wine Yakima Valley ~ Secret Crush in Portland - Wine Yakima Valley

Your invited to experience the bold, intense wines that characterize this premier wine region and meet 20 of the Yakima Valleys most talented vintners durine one memorable evening of red wine and chocolate indulgence.

The tasting will include hors doeuvres and a very special selection of artisanal chocolate pairings curated by Cacao.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/04/08

LOCATION:

Gerding Theater at the Armory

120 N.W. 11th

Portland, OR

HOURS: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

PHONE: 1-800-258-7270.

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $35

2008 Portland Golf Show

The 15th Annual Portland Golf Show is a three day event! Test your skills at the interactive areas, get free lessons from Pros and Experts, and demo the latest clubs from top manufacturers!

12 and under are free!

EVENT DAY(S):

02/08/08 - 02/10/08

LOCATION:

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard

Portland, OR 97232

PHONE: (206) 367-2420

Michihiro Kosuge: The Quiet Voice of Metal and Stone - Japanese Garden

A special winter exhibition by internationally recognized sculptor Michihiro Kosuge from February 9-24, 2008. Successfully bridging East and West, Kosuge has been a prominent sculptor on the West Coast scene since the 1970s. The work in this exhibition speaks eloquently of his interest in the nature and use of materials and surface, transforming the natural qualities of metal and stone with the carefully considered touch of the stonecutterÕs tools.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/09/08 - 02/24/08

LOCATION:

Japanese Garden

611 S.W. Kingston Ave.

Portland, OR 97201

HOURS: Tues-Sun 10am-4pm; Mon-Noon-4pm

PHONE: 503-223-1321

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adults; $8,Seniors 62+ and College students; $6.25,Youth;$5.25

IN CONCERT

Arctic Light: Orthodox Music from Finland - Cappella Romana

Ivan Moody (recently ordained an Orthodox priest) returns to Portland this January to conduct Finnish choral works never before heard outside Finland that combine shining Northern clarity with Russian sonic richness. Moody is well known for his works for Trio Mediaeval (Words of an Angel, A LionÕs Sleep, and The Troparion of Kassiani), as well as his largest work to date, The Ak‡thistos Hymn, written for Cappella Romana and released on double CD.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/11/08

LOCATION:

St. Mary's Cathedral

1716 NW Davis Street

Portland, OR 97209

HOURS: 8:00pm

PHONE: 503.236.8202

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $15-$30 plus service fee

RIVERDANCE - Fred Meyer Broadway Across America Portland

RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play eight Farewell Performances at Keller Auditorium in Portland. Ò

EVENT DAY(S):

01/22/08 - 01/27/08

LOCATION:

Keller Auditorium

SW 3rd & Clay

Portland, OR 97204

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm

PHONE: 503-790-ARTS

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets $23-$68 plus service fee

"Would you like an aria with those fries?" - Portland Opera

Join General Director Christopher Mattaliano and other members of the artistic staff in this lively bring-your-lunch noontime presentation. Held on the first Friday of each month at the Multnomah County Central Library, you will discover the glories of opera and classical music, glimpse the inner workings of an opera company, chat with members of the chorus and orchestra as well as preview upcoming operas for the season.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/04/08 - 11/07/08

LOCATION:

Multnomah County Library

801 SW 10th Avenue

Portland, OR 97205

HOURS: Noon-1pm

PHONE: 503-241-1802

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is free

Florestan Trio Winter Concert - Florestan Trio

The members of the Florestan Trio will perform two cornerstones of the chamber music repertoire in their Winter Concert at PSU. Following the sublime ÒArchdukeÓ Trio by Beethoven, the Trio will welcome old friend Teddy Arm for a performance of the thrilling and passionate Quartet in g minor by Brahms.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/03/08

LOCATION:

Lincoln Performance Hall

Portland State University

SW Market Street between Park and Broadway

Portland, OR 97207

HOURS: 4pm

PHONE: 503-725-3307

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets: $25 general, $15 seniors, $12 students available through PSU Box Office, 503-725-3307 and TicketMaster

ON STAGE

ZAPATISTA - Miracle Theatre

Teatro MilagroÕs original story, ZAPATISTA, shares the efforts of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos and his comrades of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in this intriguing journey exploring the myth of the man behind the mask who proves that the spoken word is a powerful implement for social change.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/10/08 - 01/19/08

LOCATION:

Milagro Theatre

525 SE Stark St

Portland, OR 97214

HOURS: Thurs 7:30pm; Fri-Sat-8pm; Sun 2pm; 19th 2pm-8pm

PHONE: 503-236-7253

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $18-$20 Opening night $12

Curate Shakespeare As You Like It - Lakewood Theatre Company

A wandering acting troupe rolls into town. The faded grandeur of their properties reveals a past greatness. But now half the company has disappeared and the remaining half dozen are scheduled to perform Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It - a play of nearly thirty speaking parts.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/11/08 - 02/17/08

LOCATION:

Lakewood Center for the Arts

368 S. State Street

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

HOURS: Thurs, Fri, Sat-8pm; Sun 7pm; Matinees 1/20,2/10,2/17 2pm

PHONE: 503-635-3901

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $25 Adults - $23 Student/Senior

WhereÕs My Money?

Sardonic and caustic, Where's My Money? vivisects the institution of marriage with John Shanley's inimitable razor-sharp wit. When Celeste, an out-of-work actor who's cheating on her boyfriend with a married man, runs into Natalie, whom she hasn't seen in years, the two have some catching up to do.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/11/08 - 02/09/08

LOCATION:

Theater! Theatre!

3430 SE Belmont

Portland, OR 97214

HOURS: 8pm

PHONE: 503-306-0870

ADMISSION/TICKETS: General admission tickets are $15

RIVERDANCE - Fred Meyer Broadway Across America Portland

RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play eight Farewell Performances at Keller Auditorium in Portland. Ò

EVENT DAY(S):

01/22/08 - 01/27/08

LOCATION:

Keller Auditorium

SW 3rd & Clay

Portland, OR 97204

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm

PHONE: 503-790-ARTS

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets $23-$68 plus service fee

Random Acts of Comedy - Jester Comedy Club

Random Acts of Comedy is a razor-sharp, hilarious exploration of miscommunication between the sexes in four one-act pieces. Language is both weapon and playground, spinning crazily into off-the-wall vocal jazz. A delicious workout for the brain and the funnybone.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/24/08 - 01/27/08

LOCATION:

The Jester Comedy Club

15450 SW Millikan Way

Beaverton, OR

HOURS: 24-26 8pm; 27 2pm

PHONE: 503-626-6338

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $17 general admission, $15 seniors and $12 for children and students.

ON THE TABLE

Progressive Dinner BusTour - The Wine Cellar

Jump on the bus at Wine Cellar where you'll start your night with Champagne and appetizers. At the first windery we'll enjoy salad and entree along with wine pairings, of course. At the second winery we'll enjoy dessert with more wine, of course.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/19/08

LOCATION:

The Wine Cellar

13486-A NW Cornell Rd

Portland, OR 97229

HOURS: 5-10pm

PHONE: 503-643-5655

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $185 per couple (couple can be loosely defined as two guest)

Wine Yakima Valley ~ Secret Crush in Portland - Wine Yakima Valley

Your invited to experience the bold, intense wines that characterize this premier wine region and meet 20 of the Yakima Valleys most talented vintners durine one memorable evening of red wine and chocolate indulgence.

The tasting will include hors doeuvres and a very special selection of artisanal chocolate pairings curated by Cacao.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/04/08

LOCATION:

Gerding Theater at the Armory

120 N.W. 11th

Portland, OR

HOURS: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

PHONE: 1-800-258-7270.

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $35

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Young Alchemists-Ryan Jacob Smith, - Independent Publishing Resource Center

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is proud to host a new art show by nationally acclaimed local artist Ryan Jacob Smith, opening on First Thursday, December 6 from 6 Ð 9 pm.

This event kicks off the IPRC's winter quarter of events, workshops, and presentations. The featured topic is Creative Re-use, an art form that Ryan Jacob Smith is very familiar with. Smith says "I chose the title the Young Alchemists for the show because it goes along with the Re-Use them, taking found materials and turning them to 'gold.' " His narrative work explores themes ranging from the earth and its environment to consciousness, the human body, survival and hurt and healing.

EVENT DAY(S):

12/06/07 - 02/29/08

LOCATION:

The Independent Publishing Resource Center

917 SW Oak #218

Portland, OR 97205

HOURS: www.iprc.org

PHONE: 503-827-0249

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is free

DEBRA BEERS - Mark Woolley Gallery

In a special eight-week show Artist Debra Beers returns with her first solo exhibition consisting entirely of drawings. Long time audiences of BeersÕ work are familiar with her poignant, meticulously drafted depictions of street kids, homeless people and shop keepers, often rendered on unusual surfaces (reclaimed plywood, roofing tar, found sheet metal too name a few). BeersÕ past series reflect her relationships with the wide variety of people living and working in the downtown urban landscape that surrounded her studio and home in the core of Portland.

EVENT DAY(S):

12/04/07 - 02/02/08

LOCATION:

Mark Woolley Gallery

120 NW 9th, Suite 210

Portland, OR 97209

HOURS: 11am-6pm and by appointment; Dec 6 6-9

PHONE: 503-224-5475

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is free

Portland Building Installation Space 2007 - 08 - RACC

Tore Djupedal, September 10 - October 5, 2007

Noah Nakell, October 15 - November 9, 2007

Gary Wiseman and T. Reginald Bluebell, November 19 - December 14, 2007

All the Art that Fits (city/county employee art exhibit), December 21, 2007 - January 25, 2008

Becca Bernstein, February 4 - 29, 2008

Marie Watt, March 10 - April 4, 2008

EVENT DAY(S):

09/10/07 - 04/04/08

LOCATION:

Portland Building

1120 S.W. Fifth Avenue

Portland, OR

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PHONE: 503.823.5111

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Free of charge

The Living Room - Museum of Contemporary Craft

Challenging notions of how a museum typically displays its collection, The Living Room re-contextualizes objects from the MuseumÕs collection within a contemporary domestic setting.

EVENT DAY(S):

10/11/07 - 03/23/08

LOCATION:

Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 Northwest Davis Street

Portland, OR 97209

HOURS: Tues-Sun 11-6; Thurs 11-8

PHONE: 503-223-2654

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is Free

DANCE

Third Friday Ceili Dances 2007/2008 - Portland Ceili Society

The Portland CŽil’ Society (PCS) is a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, educate and encourage the practice of traditional Irish folk dances, songs and music in the Portland metropolitan area.

EVENT DAY(S):

09/21/07 - 05/16/08

LOCATION:

Portland Policeman's Athletic Association

618 SE Alder

Portland, OR

HOURS: Lesson 8pm, Dancing 9pm

PHONE: 503-206-9311

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $8 students/seniors, $10 non-members, members $2 off

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Framing á The Art of Jewelry - Museum of Contemporary Craft

Art jewelry is made in relation to the body Ð yet is often presented in formats that do not have a physical relationship to the viewer. With this exhibition, the Museum questions how art jewelry is presented for the public to experience.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/19/08 - 05/10/08

LOCATION:

Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 Northwest Davis Street

Portland, OR 97209

HOURS: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm; Thurs 11am-8pm

PHONE: 503.223.2654

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is free

Touching Warms the Art - Museum of Contemporary Craft

Many of the concepts inherent in pieces of art jewelry remain vague or abstract until the viewer becomes the wearer. But this transmission, and subsequent transformation, is typically not possible in a museum setting. For this exhibition, jurors Rebecca Scheer, Rachelle Thiewes and Namita Gupta Wiggers asked artists to put aside preciousness and create work that audiences are invited to touch, try on and engage.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/19/08 - 03/22/08

LOCATION:

Museum of Contemporary Craft

724 Northwest Davis Street

Portland, OR 97209

HOURS: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm; Thurs 11am-8pm

PHONE: 503.223.2654

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is free

DANCE

Tango Fire - White Bird Dance

ÒIncendiary artistryÑA stunning dance company that knows how to make the temperatures soar.Ó The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

At last, White Bird is thrilled to present tango in all its sizzling and seductive glory. TangoÑArgentinaÕs gift to the worldÑis one of the most alluring and exciting dance forms, evoking sensuality and intrigue, lust, raw energy and knife-edge precision. Estampas Porte–as, Buenos AiresÕ most acclaimed tango company, will make its Portland debut with their intoxicating Tango FireÑa journey from the red light district of Buenos Aires, to the glamour of the Roaring Twenties, into the world of contemporary ballroom dance.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/23/08

LOCATION:

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

SW Broadway & Main

Portland, OR 97205

HOURS: 7:30pm

PHONE: 503-790-2787

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets $20-$55 plus service fee

Josie Moseley Dance - White Bird Dance

"original, heartfelt and full of the stuff that makes me love dance in the first place." - Trey McIntyre, choreographer

One of the Pacific NorthwestÕs finest choreographers, Josie Moseley has captivated audiences for over twenty years with her solo performances and group pieces set on various artists and companies worldwide. White Bird is excited to bring her company Josie Moseley Dance to the White Bird stage for the first time.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/24/08 - 01/26/08

LOCATION:

Lincoln Performance Hall

Portland State University

SW Market Street between Park and Broadway

Portland, OR 97207

HOURS: 8pm

PHONE: 503-725-3307

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adults $26 Students/Seniors 62+ $16

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

ChocolateFest Third Annual 2008 - World Forestry Center Discovery Museum

WhatÕs big, brown, weighs 250 lbs and is edible? A giant chocolate truffle, of course. On Feb. 2 & 3, visitors to ChocolateFest will have the opportunity to see the World Forestry Center attempt to break the Guinness Record for the WorldÕs Largest Truffle. Prepared by local chef Steve Gazda with chocolate donated by Guittard Chocolate Company, and 16 gallons of cream donated by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon, the truffle will be available for visitors to sample Sunday afternoon. The current record is held by Alain Benier (France) who made a chocolate truffle which weighed 100 kg (220.4 lb) on November 30, 2001.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/02/08 - 02/03/08

LOCATION:

World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221

HOURS: 10:00 am Ð 5:00 pm

PHONE: 503-228-1367.

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $7.00 adults, $6.00 seniors (62+), and $5.00 for children ages 3-18. Members are free.

The Dancer: Degas, Forain, and Toulouse-Lautrec - Portland Art Museum

This landmark exhibition, organized by the Portland Art Museum, will focus on the work of three French 19th century artists for whom the dancer was a subject of intense concentration: Edgar Degas, Jean-louis Forain, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition will bring together some 125 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints by these legendary artists. A catalogue will accompany this exhibition and will be available in the Museum Shop.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/02/08 - 05/11/08

LOCATION:

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue

Portland, OR 97205

HOURS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

PHONE: 503.226.2811

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $10 adults, $9 seniors and students, $6 children, free for ages 4 and under

Memories Marching Fourth: Photographs by Motoya Nakamura - 23 Sandy Gallery

Photographs of PortlandÕs MarchFourth Marching Band capture the bandÕs roughly 30-member troupe of musicians and performance artists both on stage and behind the scenes. MarchFourth includes a great horn section and a zany, burlesque-dancing, stilt-walking, fire-breathing cast of characters.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/07/08 - 03/08/08

LOCATION:

23 Sandy Gallery

623 N.E. 23rd

Portland, OR

HOURS: Thurs-Sat Noon-6pm; First Friday 6-9pm

PHONE: 503.927.4409

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission is free

FILM

Reel Music 25 - Northwest Film Center

Reel Music, the Film Center's celebration of music on film, treats music lovers to some of music's most intriguing artists (both celebrated and little known) offering a filmic take on sounds, roots and personalities from bossa nova to indie rock. Live music is scattered throughout this year's Reel Music Festival at various venues

www.nwfilm.org

EVENT DAY(S):

01/11/08 - 02/03/08

LOCATION:

Northwest Film Center

1219 SW Park Ave

Portland, OR 97205

HOURS: Various times and locations see web site www.nwfilm.org

PHONE: 503-221-1156

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission/ticket price : $7 regular admission, $6 students and seniors

KID FRIENDLY

SimEx-Iwerks Simulation Theatre at the Zoo - Oregon Zoo

Fun House Express, the Oregon Zoo's newest 3-D thrill ride, takes visitors into a spooky and crazy world. Visitors ride through a broken down fun house on cars that creak and roll and drop through a trap door. The Fun House Express thrill ride runs through ZooLights.

EVENT DAY(S):

12/18/07 - 01/31/08

LOCATION:

Oregon Zoo

4001 SW Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221

HOURS: 11am-2pm

PHONE: 503-226-1561

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $3.00 plus Zoo Admission Adults $9.75; Seniors 65+ $8.25; kids 3-11 $6.75

Winter Hawks vs Spokane - Portland Winter Hawks

Portland Winter Hawks Hockey

EVENT DAY(S):

01/11/08

LOCATION:

Memorial Coliseum

One Center Court, next to the Rose Garden

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 7:30 p.m.

PHONE: (503) 236-HAWK (4295)

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.winterhawks.com

Portland LumberJax vs New York - Portland LumberJax

The first meeting between these two teams and game one of four against the Eastern Division. This match-up also features a clash between brothers Ryan Powell and Casey Powell.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/12/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 7:30pm Plaid and Proud

PHONE: 503-797-9619

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.portlandjax.com

Two for One Sundays - Wildlife Safari

Thanksgiving Day kicks-off "Two for One Sundays" at the Wildlife Safari. On Thursday, November 22,23,24 & 25 you are able to Drive-Thru the Wildlife Safari FREE with a paid admission! Then each Sunday after that thru February 24th is "Two for One" Sundays. One drive-thru FREE with a paid admission!

EVENT DAY(S):

11/22/07 - 02/24/08

LOCATION:

Wildlife Safari

1790 Safari Rd

Winston, OR 97496-0231

HOURS: 10am-4pm

PHONE: 541-679-6761

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adult (13 to 59 years) $14.50 (Winter) Child (4 to 12 years) $8.50 (Winter) Seniors (60+) $11.50 (Winter) Under 3 years Free

Winter Hawks vs Everett - Portland Winter Hawks

Portland Winter Hawks Hockey

EVENT DAY(S):

01/13/08

LOCATION:

Memorial Coliseum

One Center Court, next to the Rose Garden

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 5:00 p.m.

PHONE: (503) 236-HAWK (4295)

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.winterhawks.com

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Ð THE LIVE EXPERIENCE - Rose Quarter

Dinosaurs return to the earth in a live 90-minute

theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Ð The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. In WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, fifteen roaring, snarling ÒliveÓ dinosaurs mesmerize the audience Ð and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.

EVENT DAY(S):

01/16/08 - 01/20/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: Wed, Jan 16, 2008 œ 7p; Thu, Jan 17, 2008 œ 11a & 7p; Fri, Jan 18, 2008 œ 7p; Sat, Jan 19, 2008 œ 11a, 3p & 7p Sun, Jan 20, 2008 œ 1p & 5p

PHONE: 877.789.ROSE (7673)

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $69.50, $47.50, and $32.00; prices do not include service charges.

Rose City Classic Series of Dog Clubs - Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon

These are the biggest dog shows in the US with over 4,000 entries on Saturday and Sunday

Animal Planet will film the Variety Groups and Best in Show on Saturday night so there are really two shows the public can attend ; the day time show, and the night time finale:

The daytime show will feature agility, obedience and breed judging;

The nighttime show will showcase Variety Groups and Best in Show judging; and

both will feature wall to wall pet vendors and a fabulous display of art work from local students portraying the theme Magical Dogs

EVENT DAY(S):

01/18/08 - 01/21/08

LOCATION:

Expo Center

2060 N. Marine Drive

Portland, OR 97217

HOURS: 7:30am-6pm

PHONE: 503-761-8962

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets are $10 for individuals: $20 for families up to five (5) and senior citizens are free.

RIVERDANCE - Fred Meyer Broadway Across America Portland

RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play eight Farewell Performances at Keller Auditorium in Portland. Ò

EVENT DAY(S):

01/22/08 - 01/27/08

LOCATION:

Keller Auditorium

SW 3rd & Clay

Portland, OR 97204

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm

PHONE: 503-790-ARTS

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Tickets $23-$68 plus service fee

ChocolateFest Third Annual 2008 - World Forestry Center Discovery Museum

WhatÕs big, brown, weighs 250 lbs and is edible? A giant chocolate truffle, of course. On Feb. 2 & 3, visitors to ChocolateFest will have the opportunity to see the World Forestry Center attempt to break the Guinness Record for the WorldÕs Largest Truffle. Prepared by local chef Steve Gazda with chocolate donated by Guittard Chocolate Company, and 16 gallons of cream donated by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon, the truffle will be available for visitors to sample Sunday afternoon. The current record is held by Alain Benier (France) who made a chocolate truffle which weighed 100 kg (220.4 lb) on November 30, 2001.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/02/08 - 02/03/08

LOCATION:

World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221

HOURS: 10:00 am Ð 5:00 pm

PHONE: 503-228-1367.

ADMISSION/TICKETS: $7.00 adults, $6.00 seniors (62+), and $5.00 for children ages 3-18. Members are free.

Dinosaurs: ChinaÕs Ancient Giants - OMSI

Travel back in time 200 million years and witness ChinaÕs most spectacular ancient inhabitants in the largest collection of authentic Chinese fossils ever toured. ChinaÕs Ancient Giants features twenty complete dinosaur skeletons (both casts and fossils), interactive touch screens, activity carts, a Òdig pitÓ where kids of all ages can become paleontologists for a day, and a 67 foot long adult Mamenchisaurus, the longest-necked dinosaur ever!

EVENT DAY(S):

02/02/08 - 09/01/08

LOCATION:

OMSI

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland, OR 97214

HOURS: 9:30am-5:30pm

PHONE: 503-797-4000

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adults $9; Youth 3-13 & Senior 63+ $7

Michihiro Kosuge: The Quiet Voice of Metal and Stone - Japanese Garden

A special winter exhibition by internationally recognized sculptor Michihiro Kosuge from February 9-24, 2008. Successfully bridging East and West, Kosuge has been a prominent sculptor on the West Coast scene since the 1970s. The work in this exhibition speaks eloquently of his interest in the nature and use of materials and surface, transforming the natural qualities of metal and stone with the carefully considered touch of the stonecutterÕs tools.

EVENT DAY(S):

02/09/08 - 02/24/08

LOCATION:

Japanese Garden

611 S.W. Kingston Ave.

Portland, OR 97201

HOURS: Tues-Sun 10am-4pm; Mon-Noon-4pm

PHONE: 503-223-1321

ADMISSION/TICKETS: Adults; $8,Seniors 62+ and College students; $6.25,Youth;$5.25

SPORTS

Blazers vs Golden State - Rose Quarter

Trail Blazer 2007-2008 Season Begins

EVENT DAY(S):

12/12/07 - 01/09/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 7:00 p.m.

PHONE: 503-234-9291

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.trailblazers.com

Blazers vs Houston - Rose Quarter

Trail Blazer 2007-2008 Season Begins

EVENT DAY(S):

01/25/08 - 04/03/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS:

1/25 7 p.m.

4/3 7:30 p.m.

PHONE:

503-234-9291

ADMISSION/TICKETS:

www.trailblazers.com

Blazers vs Atlanta - Rose Quarter

Trail Blazer 2007-2008 Season Begins

EVENT DAY(S):

01/27/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 3:00 p.m.

PHONE: 503-234-9291

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.trailblazers.com

Blazers vs Cleveland - Rose Quarter

Trail Blazers 2007-2008 Season Begins

EVENT DAY(S):

01/30/08 - 04/12/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS:6:00 p.m.

PHONE: 503-234-9291

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.trailblazers. com

Winter Hawks vs Tri-Cities - Portland Winter Hawks

Portland Winter Hawks Hockey

EVENT DAY(S):

01/30/08

LOCATION:

Memorial Coliseum

One Center Court, next to the Rose Garden

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 7:00 p.m.

PHONE: (503) 236-HAWK (4295)

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.winterhawks.com

Blazers vs New York - Rose Quarter

Trail Blazers 2007-2008 Season Begins

EVENT DAY(S):

02/01/08

LOCATION:

Rose Garden Arena

One Center Court

Portland, OR 97227

HOURS: 7:30 p.m.

PHONE: 503-234-9291

ADMISSION/TICKETS: www.trailblazers. com

URBAN TOURS

O-Shogatsu (New YearÕs) Celebration - Japanese Garden

This year the Portland Japanese Garden will celebrate O-Shogatsu (New YearÕs) with a special Family Day on Sunday, January 13 from Noon-3pm. The event will be held in the GardenÕs Pavilion and will include tea, sweets, traditional New YearÕs activities for kids, and calligraphy writing.

EVENT DAY(S): 01/13/08

LOCATION: Japanese Garden

611 S.W. Kingston Ave.

Portland, OR 97201

HOURS: Noon - 3pm

PHONE: 503-223-1321

ADMISSION/TICKETs: $8.00 Adults; Seniors (62+)/Students $6.25; 6-17 yrs $5/25; Under 6 free

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