With Winter Break still in effect, and loved ones still in town for the holidays, we’d like to share some family-friendly events happening this weekend. From arts and magic to music and laughter, you’re sure to find something everyone can enjoy.
December 28 – 29th – Highland Stars
Presented by the Portland Revels, Highland Stars is a mini-Christmas celebration designed for children ages two to six. The production is a fun and beautiful story with three silly clowns, a raven and a friendly dragon. This delightful 50-minute show features Scottish choral music from the Portland Revels Children’s Chorus, the fantastic fiddling of Revels Associate Music Director, Betsy Branch, and fabulous life-size dragon and raven puppets. You and your youngest family members can join in the show, learn a traditional Scottish tune, and dance with the children’s chorus to bring back the light. The event takes place downtown at the Brunish Theater and the admission price is $15 for kids and $25 for adults.
December 29 – 30th – The Wandmakers House
The Wandmaker’s House is an immersive photo and game experience, hosted at the Meridian Adventure Co. in Southeast Portland. When you arrive, your magical host has vanished into thin air. There’s been a mysterious accident, arcane energy spills into our realm unchecked. Now, the rooms in her house have become twisted and strange! You’ll have 45 minutes to explore a series of unique rooms, take photos, and discover what happened in the house. Tickets are only $10 for children and $15 for adults.
December 28 – 29th – Comedy Shows
No kids, just family to entertain? The Funhouse Lounge is hosting two incredibly hilarious events his weekend that you won’t want to miss. Becky with Good Jokes End of Year Smash Show is an over-the-top, happiness-filled comedy show featuring spectacular comedians, prizes and yes, a confetti finale. And who wouldn’t want to see Die Hard: The Musical Parody complete with original songs that are sure to get stuck in your head for months to come. Tickets are going fast and last years presentation of the Die Hard show sold out, so reserve your seats soon!
December 30 – 31st – Big Band and Beethoven
This show is presented by the Oregon Symphony, and will take place at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall. Ticket prices start as low as $35 so it’s a deal you can’t beat! Ring in the New Year with a bang by witnessing Duke Ellington’s delightfully cheeky twist on Tchaikovsky’s classic, followed by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and its glorious Ode to Joy. A little bit smart, a little bit sassy and thoroughly exhilarating.