WINTER of 2020

Calendar of Events for Oregon & SW Washington
(Event Listings are Updated Regularly)

   Cascade Festival of African Films
January 31 - February 29

In celebration of Black History Month, the Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. It's five weeks of more than 30 feature, documentary and short films by established and emerging African directors from 18 countries.  The films celebrate Africa's achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.  The annual festival is from Jan. 31 - Feb. 29 at two locations in Portland: PCC Cascade's Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building, Rm. 104 at the Hollywood Theatre.  More online at africanfilmfestival.org


Antique & Collectibles Week
February 8 - 17

With the Lincoln City Chamber Super Auction to be a fun kick-off to Antique & Collectibles Week.  Be sure to grab an Antique & Collectibles Week map and get them signed off from each one of the listed businesses to put into a drawing for a grand prize!  Also, Vintage Valentine crafting at the Cultural Center on Feb. 9th.  There will be a special Japanese Glass Float drop along the Lincoln City 7 Mile Beach.  The Antique & Collectibles Week runs from Feb 8th - Feb 17th, 2020!


Zwickelmania
February 15 & 22

Beer lovers rejoice! Zwickelmania returns for its 12th year on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Portland, and statewide on Saturday, Feb. 22.  Zwickelmania is a celebration of the Oregon craft beer scene.  More than 100 breweries across the state open their doors for tours, tastings, meet-the-brewer sessions, and, of course, free samples.  This FREE event runs from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. both Saturdays.  This year, Zwickelmania will run concurrently with Oregon Craft Beer Month.  This month-long celebration will include tap takeovers, beer festivals, panel discussions and more.  For details, go to oregoncraftbeer.org


PDX Jazz Festival
February 19 - March 1

The PDX Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland.  You can enjoy performances of international, national, regional and local jazz artists on six stages.  They will also have educational workshops, jazz conversations, jam sessions, and student art.  The festivities are from Feb. 19 - March 1 at various venues throughout the Portland metro area.  More online at pdxjazz.com.


Portland International Auto Show
February 20 - 23

The Portland International Auto Show is the largest auto show in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 480,000 square feet of exhibit space you will find over 600 vehicles from 35 manufacturers, the latest in car design and technology plus exotics from around the world.  Get behind the wheel in one of our many Ride & Drives, watch live custom car builds, explore the latest advancements in electric vehicles and autonomous technology that will be here before we know it.  There is truly something for all ages including a kid’s zone, virtual reality simulators, motorcycles and so much more.  As always, an opportunity to win a new car and talk with industry experts.  It will be held from Feb. 20 - 23 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go to portlandautoshow.com.


Little Art Camas
February 21 - 22
(Southwest Washington)

Join your art-loving friends for Little Art Camas! Come enjoy, buy and support local art!  What is Little Art Camas? It’s a 2-day community exhibition of original small-scale artworks created by local artists. All ages and skill levels welcome.  All artists will create art on 3 “little” panels and these will be showcased at the exhibit on February 21st and 22nd and all sales benefit downtown public art efforts!  The event will have music, drinks, goodies, art demos and an art silent auction to to add to the fun. This event celebrates local art, providing artists a place to showcase their creativity and making art accessible to all.  Enjoy live music by local musician, Bret Malmquist!  The event is from Feb. 21 - 22 at Fuel Medical Lobby: 314 NE. Birch in Camas.  More online at downtowncamas.com.


Medford Sportsmen's Show is Packed with Adventure
February 21 - 23

The 20th annual Newswatch 12 Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show, presented by Bi-Mart, will be packed with adventure at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point, February 21 - 23, 2020.  The show features the Megabirds live daily shows; Combat Hero Bike Build will bring an incredibly unique bike for a severely wounded combat veterans; and guests can sign up to win our Greatest Giveaways ever including a Polaris Rzr; Smoker Craft boat, motor, trailer; package; Apex travel trailer; Gold Beach Fishing Getaway; Fishing Kayak Package; Surf Perch Fishing Adventure and many more.  The show is jam-packed with 100s of exhibits, displays and attractions representing the breadth of the outdoor recreation industry including fan favorites: the Seven Feathers Big Game Room with the latest Oregon Record Book display, new Tour of NW Big Game and the 2020 Head & Horns Competition. Youngsters will enjoy the new Kid's Adventure Zone with the BB Gun Range, Live Trout Pond, Inflatable Archery Range and Ax Throwing, Shooting Gallery and Zipline.  Everyone will enjoy the Anglers Showcase, Giant Fish Tank, guides from Alaska to Africa, Tuff Shed Dream Starter and expert seminars.  It's lots of fun for the whole family!  Hours: Friday, Noon-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Admission: $8 for adults or $6 with a Bi-Mart $2 off coupon good Friday and Sunday only.  Children under 12 are $1 and under 5 are FREE.  Seniors 65 and up admitted FREE from 5 - 9 p.m.  Friday courtesy of the Medford Mail Tribune and Seven Feathers Casino Resort. 


McMinnville Short Film Festival
February 21 - 23

For its 9th year, the McMinnville Short Film Festival – frequently rated one of FilmFreeway’s Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals – has even more films and events.  But it’s still the same great celebration of short film you’ve grown to love: amazing screenings, a gorgeous locale, incredible filmmakers and delicious wine.  The event is from Feb. 21 - 23 at McMinnville Cinema: 300 NE. Norton Ln. in McMinnville. For a schedule of films, visit msff.film.


Art in Nature: Camerata in a Cave
Saturday, February 22

Super talented local a Cappella group Bend Camerata will perform at Pronghorn Resort inside a cave!  After a 3/4 mile walk, we’ll arrive at a stunning 80,000 year-old cave in a location most have never witnessed. One will be greeted by crackling bonfires and a guided interpretive tour of the cave.  We’ll settle inside this magical acoustic wonder for a vocal concert. Bend Camerata’s spectacular 12-person a Cappella performance will bounce off the cave ceiling with crispness that delights the soul!  After the concert enjoy locally produced wine and other tantalizing locally-crafted libations while mingling with Bend Camerata members.  The Art in Nature event is on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Pronghorn Resort: 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr. in Bend.  For details, go online to wanderlusttours.com.

Brazilian Carnaval Ball
Saturday, February 22

The 8th installment of the Brazilian Carnaval Ball takes over the Crystal Ballroom with the first-ever all-ages installment of the annual Portland celebration.  This year's theme of "Infinite Light" brings music from Bloco Alegria, Mandela Dance, Maracatu PDX, and DJ Dìgo Dalí, along with an appearance from the Oregon Country Fair costume group, Risk of Change, as well as a few special guests.  The special event is on Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at 1332 W. Burnside in Portland.  Go to crystalballroompdx.com


Mt. Hood Skibowl: Powder for Pups
Saturday, February 22

A fundraising event for the Pixie Project animal adoption and rescue center, you can enjoy beer, games, raffles and a good time all to benefit your furry friends!  The Beer Stube at Skibowl West and the 70 Meters Bar & Grill at Multorpor Lodge at Skibowl East will be hosting Powder for Pups from 6 - 9 p.m.  It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 87000 E. Hwy. 26 in Government Camp.  More online at skibowl.com.


The Big LeBOUTski Tournament
Saturday, February 22
(Southwest Washington)

Watch five games of WFTDA sanctioned roller derby at the Clark County Event Center.  Doors open at 9 a.m. Game 1: Avalanche City Roller Derby vs. Treasure Valley Rollergirls; Game 2: reigning BLT champs Gorge Roller Derby vs. Palouse River Rollers; Game 3: 3rd place game between losers of Games 1 & 2; and the championship game between winners of Games 1 & 2 is at 6 p.m.  The event is located at 7402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.  Visit their Facebook page for more information. 


Bandon Crab Fest
February 22 - 23

Let's get crabby!  Join your fellow seafood lovers for a crab dinner and fun.  As an alternative, prime rib available for those with seafood allergies.  Crabbing is an integral part of the Bandon community.  To celebrate and honor this tradition, the second annual Bandon Crab Fest is extended this year as a two-day event.  Some of Bandon’s favorite musicians will entertain throughout each meal.  Saturday night dinner is enliven with dancing music, while Sunday afternoon brings easy-listening.  Whichever your preferred time, meal, and listening pleasure, the Crab Fest is not to be missed!  The Bandon Crab Fest is from Feb. 22 - 23 at Old Town Marketplace: 250 1st ST. SW. in Bandon.  Go to bandoncrabfest.square.site.


Fisher Poets Gathering
February 28 - March 1

The FisherPoets Gathering is an authentic, creative celebration of life in the commercial fishing industry. A hundred fisher poets from coasts near and far share original stories, songs and poetry with each other. Enjoy storytelling, workshops, a self-guided cannery tour film and visual arts. It will be held from Feb. 28 - March 1.  Numerous venues throughout downtown Astoria will be hosting FisherPoet Gathering events, so check the website for locations at www.fisherpoets.org.


Portland Golf Show
February 28 - March 1

The West Coast's longest-running consumer golf expo returns, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1!  Take advantage of the lowest prices of the year on name-brand clubs from the industry's leading manufacturers, hit balls on a free driving range stocked with the year's hottest new clubs, play fun skills contests to win stay-and-play vacations, receive FREE lessons from top pros, enjoy beer and distillery tastings, plus special areas for kids, golf fitness and more.  In addition, a $15 ticket includes up to four rounds of golf and more! It will be held at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Hours, exhibitors and activities at PortlandGolfShow.com.


Bricks Cascade
February 29 - March 1

The Bricks Cascade event showcases products like custom-made plastic elements and old or vintage LEGO sets and many more related products and services and in the Sporting Goods, Toys & Games industry.  The event is for all ages, from the expert builder to those who just appreciate seeing the creations.  It will be held from Feb. 29 - March 1 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go online to brickscascade.com


Music Lanterna Concert Series Project:
David Kalhous
Saturday, February 29
(Southwest Washington)

Musica Lanterna Concert Series Project presents the fourth concert of the season in an intimate setting of Tandem Hall, Downtown Vancouver Washington. Join Florida-based Czech-American concert pianist David Kalhous in a program of solo piano music from Baroque to Contemporary styles. An evening is accompanied by an art exhibition of an award winning fluid artist Joanne Cavallaro. Special guest: 14 years old pianist Jeffrey Tso. Audiences are invited to join an after concert Talk/Conversation. You will be able to share your impressions, ask questions and get to know more insights directly from our artists. Drinks and refreshments are provided by Boomerang Bistro.  Where? Tandem Hall at Boomerang Bistro, 808 Main Street, Vancouver, WA.  When? February 29th, doors open at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets and info at www.musicalanterna.com

Portland Christian Science Lecture Series:
A New View of God and Its Effect on Well-Being
Thursday, March 5

Hosted by the Portland Christian Science Lecture Series, their third speaker this season is Phillip Hockley, CS of Chesterfield, Missouri.  Phillip will share how the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting. You will learn how Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery in the nineteenth century is still relevant to our lives today because of what it reveals about God’s great love for each of us and its powerful, life-transforming effects.  His talk is on Thursday, March 5, 7:15 p.m. at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center: 1422 SW. 11th Ave. in Portland.  More online at pdxcslectureseries.com.

Coastal Celtic Music Festival
March 6 - 8
(Coastal Washington)

This year, the 3-day festival will bring 12+ bands, new venues, dancers and workshops!  It will be held from March 6 - 8 at the Crown Alley Irish Pub: 21712 Pacific Way in Ocean Park.  For details, visit their Facebook page

Nehalem Winterfest
March 6 - 8

The 2020 Nehalem Winterfest at NCRD is made up of three shows, from March 6 - 8.  On Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Marlin James Band will be performing.  They are one of the Northwest's most requested Country/Rock bands! They have been recognized as Band of the Year by 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis and recorded the hit song 'That Old Familiar Pain' on the hit TV Show 'Supernatural'. They are influenced by Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels and other well known names in country music.  Eagle Eyes will take the stage on Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m.  They are a tribute band to the legendary music of the EAGLES. Eagle Eyes has taken great care in recreating the harmonies and capturing the live true magic that the Eagles were renowned for. Hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the four members of Eagle Eyes have over 120 years of combined experience as professional touring musicians.  And the third within the lineup of performers is The Mel Brown Quartet on Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m.  They came together in the fall of 2002 at Jimmy Mak's, a popular jazz club in Portland, Oregon. All seasoned jazzmen, the group has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene playing to enthusiastic, full capacity crowds at every appearance. In the 1999 Brown was inducted into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of fame.  The Nehalem Winterfest is located at 36155 9th St. in Nehalem.  Go online to ncrd.org.


10th Annual Washington State Horse Expo
March 6 - 8
(Southwest Washington)

The 10th Anniversary of the Washington State Horse Expo is March 6th through 8th at the Clark County Event Center: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield, Washington.  Don’t miss a weekend gathering of horse experts, vendors, a kid’s corral and clinicians like Stacy Westfall, Steve Rother, Evan Bonner, Robert Eversole and many more! Advance discount tickets are available ONLINE and at participating Wilco Farm stores February 3rd through March 5th.  Follow their page on Facebook and visit WashingtonStateHorseExpo.com for more details.


Winter Music Festival
Saturday, March 7

Every year the Winter Music festival offers bands that you would see on big outdoor festival stages across the country.  It has featured artists such as Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Bill Rhoades, Cee Cee James, and Jim Gustin & Truth Jones from California.  This year there will still be big name acts but with one exception.  They will be all cultivated from the northwest region.  Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee Norman Sylvester has been entertaining audiences for years.  This multi-award winning “Boogie Cat” is known for being the ultimate showman and giving back to the community.  The Strange Tones is Portland’s Premier Crime-a-Billy band and are in the Muddy Award Hall of Fame for winning Best Contemporary Band four years running.  Seattle based songstress Lady A is a national and international sensation with her performance that is rooted in blues and gospel.  Local multi-talented musician and visual artist Chris Hamann Band is inspired to play and draw by passionate performers around the area, including fellow guitarist Norman Sylvester.  The Rae Gordon Band features a powerhouse blues and soul singer, searing slide guitar, a tight pulsing rhythm section and soaring horns.  The Generator band is a high energy act that highlights brilliant 5-part harmonies with an infectious groove and tight arrangements.  The Winter Music Festival is on Saturday, March 7 and held at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge & Ballroom: 13121 SE. McLoughlin Blvd. in Milwaukie with music on two stages. The venue also offers a large dance floor, a full service bar and food menu, parking and is across the street from the MAX Orange line.  Doors open 2:00 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m. with raffle and silent auction items.  For more, visit winterbluesfest.net.




ONGOING EVENTS: TBA