Weekend Warrior: 4/13-4/15
Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.
The Belmont Library presents Women in Music Friday from 3:30 to 4:30. Join performer Lauren Pelon as she traces the story of women in music from around the world. Recommended for older kids/teens. Free!
Enjoy one of the Community Music Center’s monthly Family Friday Concerts this Friday at 7:15. This month's featured performer is the Oregon Renaissance Band. Admission is free, but there is a $5-15 suggested donation.
Check out the Hearing Voices Festival at the Hillsboro Library on Friday from 6:30 to 8, where nationally renowned storyteller Kirk Waller will present his signature musical and movement-infused storytelling style. Free!
Packy the Elephant is turning 50! Help him celebrate this milestone birthday at the Oreogn Zoo on Saturday from 10 to 4. There will be music, games, activities, and even cake. Free with admission.
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) is leading a recycled materials art project at Whole Foods on Fremont this Saturday from 10 to 11. Free!
Bring the kids to one of the Oregon Garden’s Junior Gardner Club meetings this Saturday at 10. The club has fun, educational events each month that teach kids about the outdoors, exercise, music, art, and more. Designed for ages 5-10 plus an adult. $5 plus the cost of admission ($8-10).
Learn more about the languages of chimpanzees at the Belmont Library on Saturday from 3 to 4. The discussion will be led by author and primatologist Andrew Halloran. Recommended for older kids/teens.
Yes folks, it's finally here! Mo Phillips is celebrating the release of his awesome new CD, Monster Suit, with an all-out jam at the Kennedy School aturday from 5-7, doors open at 4. $10/family.
U of P hosts its annual reading fair this Sunday from 11 to 3. Children can head to campus for a day of literacy, arts, and creativity. Free!
As part of the exhibition of A Fine romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs 1910-1965 Central Library is presenting The Making of the Great American Songbook on Sunday from 2-3. The music of Gershwin, Kern, Hammerstein, and Berlin will be featured. Recommended for teens and older.
This one is for parents only – check out one of Café au Play’s monthly Love Parenting Wellness Series this Sunday at 12:30. This month’s topic is on coping with anxiety as a parent, and is led by Sarah Noxoll. Free!
Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.