Hello, weekend! Warmer weather always welcomes more activities for everyone to enjoy. This weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy so many different events, and most of them are family friendly! Keep reading to learn more about Nike’s Basketball tournament, Wizard World Comic Con, Design Week, March for Science, and home-brewed kombucha.
Nike Hoop Summit – April 13th
Portland, Oregon is no stranger to the Nike Hoop Summit. For it’s 11th year in a row, Nike is hosting an annual basketball game for senior high school boys against others aged 19 and under from around the world. There will only be one game, so if you want to see budding talent from Oregon and beyond, head to the Moda Center on Friday evening.
2018 Wizard World Comic Con Portland – April 13th – 15th
Want to meet Sebastian Stan from Captain America or Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy? This is your chance! There will be hundreds, if not thousands of fans who want to meet their favorite heroes, attend special movie screenings hosted by stars and directors, and more. The Wizard World Comic Con Portland welcomes everyone who from those who are mildly curious all the way to raving fans. Special events are happening throughout their extended evening hours all weekend long, so don’t be afraid to come more than once!
Design Week Portland – April 14th – 21st
The appreciation of the process, craft, and practice of design will not be lost during Design Week Portland. This week-long event is taking over the city, with a mission to increase appreciation and awareness about design. There will be hundreds of free and low-costing events available throughout Portland. For more info, click here.
2018 March for Science – April 14th
The 2018 March for Science‘s hub is in Washington, D.C., but this is a world-wide event. Similar to other marches, the Portland march aims to achieve 5 things in order to build a better, more informed society. First, “humanize” science. Second, partner with the public. Third, advocate for open, inclusive and accessible science. Fourth, support scientists. Last but not least, the march aims to affirm science as a democratic value. In other words, they want to encourage political leaders to be honest, fair, and conduct themselves with integrity. If this speaks to you, come participate at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland.
Outside the Cup: Kombucha Home Brewing
Portland loves kombucha, but how amazing would it be if you knew how to make it at home? As it turns out, the co-founder of Lion Heart Kombucha loves to spread the word about kombucha home brewing. He will be teaching curious kombucha lovers how to brew it safely at home, all while maximizing healthy benefits and minimizing sugar content. By the end of his class, you’ll have the all the tools and skills to make more on your own.