Fun for all, this is a presentation of more than 100 artists and organization from all across the Cascadian region. The festival is truly citywide, with Festival Hubs and Affiliate locations showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout Portland. It will be held from Feb. 1 - 3 at various venues. To learn more, go to www.pdxwlf.com.
A fun and memorable event for fathers and daughters of all ages! Show your daughter how special she is by treating her to a wonderful evening of music and dancing at the Pearson Air Museum Historic Hangar. They will have a local DJ, finger foods to munch on, refreshments, temporary tattoo station, and a professional photographer will be on hand to take keepsake photos of your evening together. The annual event is from Feb. 2 - 3 at the Pearson Air Museum: 1115 E. 5th St. in Vancouver. Times are from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Their website is www.cityofvancouver.us.
Join along to sip some of Oregon’s best wines while indulging in all the fresh coastal seafood and culinary delights! What luck that this Portland Tradition falls right in the middle of Dungeness Crab season. Bring the whole family. The festivities are from Feb. 2 - 3 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland. Visit pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com.
The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. Although the films cannot represent an entire continent, we hope to encourage American viewers to become interested in and study African cultures. It is FREE and open to the public. The films will be show from Feb. 2 - March 3 at the Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community College's Cascade Campus in Portland. For details, visit www.africanfilmfestival.org.
It's cold windy and raining...a perfect day for a run!? Gear up and get out with thousands of fun-loving people for the costume run of the year. Limited to 1,500 participants. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at McMenamins Edgefield: 2126 SW. Halsey St. in Troutdale. For more information, go to www.worstdayrun.com.
This is the largest and longest running tango festival in North America. The reasons are simple: friendly community, great teachers, great DJ’s, great classes, great milongas, great ambiance and great opportunities to dance and learn for all levels and types of dancers. ValenTango is held from Feb. 7 - 12 at the Double Tree by Hilton: 1000 NE. Multnomah St. in Portland. Go to valentango.us.
I Like Comic Con is a return to the roots of what made the current state of pop culture great – comic books and their artists and writers. If not for comics we wouldn’t be enjoying the myriad of comic book based movies, television shows, cartoons, swag, or comic cons for that matter. Can you imagine no comic cons? No Avengers movies? No Batman films? No Wonder Woman movie? How could we go on without having our coffee in our favorite Deadpool mug? Can you imagine it? We can’t and thankfully we don’t have to! Join along for a celebration for fans of all genres and ages as we bring you amazing guest writers, artists, creators, comic book related celebrities, cosplay, a huge Artist Alley, exhibitors and so much more! It will be held from Feb. 10 - 11, 10 a.m., at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. For more, go to ilikecomiccon.com.
Held annually, Antique & Collectibles Week features citywide antique specials and deals and an Antique Float Drop on the 7 miles of beaches in Lincoln City. It will be held from Feb. 10 - 18. For details, call (541) 996-1274.
This is an opportunity for couples to renew their vows in a group setting. Married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. The Vows Renewal Ceremony, held annually on February 14, has become a popular fundraiser for The Little Log Church & Museum, located at the corner of W. 3rd and Pontiac in Yachats. Since space is limited, reservations are required. A donation to the museum of $10 per couple is suggested. For reservations, couples should call Mary Crook, Events Coordinator, at (541) 547-4547. Ceremony time is at 5:30 p.m.
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) offers Oregon residents and visitors a full weekend to fish, crab and clam without a license. All other fishing regulations still apply. To learn more, go to www.dfw.state.or.us.
The adidas Presidents' Day tournament returns with 31 NBA lottery picks, 10,000 teams, 48 states and highly touted media attention. Over the years they have worked hard to continue the tradition, and inspire new legacies with each year of the event. This tournament is a "must attend" basketball extravaganza year in and year out. The championship is from Feb. 17 - 19 at various locations. Visit basketball.exposureevents.com.
Rose & Thorn brings you the Rose & Thorn Winter Brewfest! It will feature 17 breweries and cider companies local to the Pacific Northwest, small bar bites available for sale, live acoustic entertainment by Fire Lily, a complimentary tasting glass included with ticket and raffle prizes to win! It will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1 Cowlitz Way in Ridgefield. Times are noon - 4 p.m. and 5 - 9 p.m. Go to ilaniresort.com.