Hello, Weekend! Feb 16th – 18th

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On February 15, 2018

Looking for plans this weekend that don’t include Valentine’s Day celebrations?  We’ve got some less amorous options for you.  Celebrate kids, Horror movies, Professional Wrestlers and Chinese New Year…oh my!  A little something for everyone…..

Chinese New Year – Friday 2/16  through 2/4

2018 is the Year of the Dog – Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden‘s two-week celebration.  This is the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals featuring lion dances, cultural performances, and more! The celebration kicks off Friday, February 16 with “Rolling in the Wealth,” a traditional good fortune activity of rolling oranges and gold coins symbolizing prosperity in the new year.

The evenings end with Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and a lively dragon procession. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities.

WWE Live:  Road to WrestleMania – Friday 2/16

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will visit the Moda Center on the “Road to WrestleMania” this weekend! This will be your chance to see your favorite WWE RAW Superstars live! Featuring: The Shield, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman, Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Finn Balor, Alexa Bliss, Kane, Matt Hardy, Sasha Banks and many more.

KidFest – Saturday 2/17

Celebrate all things family this weekend at the Northwest’s largest family expo at the Portland Expo Center Saturday from 10-5pm! KidFest has an entertainment stage, sports demos, inflatables, laser-tag, Iron Kid chef competition, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, food exhibits, science experiments and vendors.

Oregon Scream Week – Friday 2/16 & 2/17

Oregon Scream Week is a horror film festival event taking place this weekend.  If you love to be scared – the Avalon Theater is the place for you!  They will screen 52 scary submissions including short horror films, animated horror films, scary science fiction as well as psychological thrillers from over 12 different countries.  The Oregon Scream Week judges are looking for films that will make people jump, scream and react to the action on screen.

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