You'll enjoy over 100 beautiful quilts on display during the "Airing of the Quilts" and get inspiration fro local vendors. It's a chance for quilt enthusiasts and admirers to get inspired by quilting! There will be local vendors and food available. Special guest this year is Cathy Erickson who will be speaking on "Baltimore Goes Modern." The annual event is happening from March 22 - 23 at the Milwaukie Center: 5440 SE. Kellogg Creek Dr. in Milwaukie. Head over to their Facebook page to learn more.
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!
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
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.