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Weekend Warriors: 10/5-10/7

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 61st Annual Greek Festival is this weekend at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in NE Portland.  Experience Greek culture, traditions, food, music, and dance.  Kids-friendly activities include face painting, gold medals, ivy wreaths, coloring, and puppet shows.  Admission is free, but there is a fee of $2 to the children's area.  Food is an additional cost.  Friday and Saturday from 10 to 10, Sunday from 12 to 8.   

Enjoy free admission to the Children’s Museum this Friday from 4 to 8, where you can check out the new exhibit Chagall for Children.  

Check out a free, all-ages performance by the Shakespeare Liberation Army at MAC on Friday at 7 of  "Over the Cliff Notes on Macbeth."  If you didn't get Shakespeare before, you will now!  

Opera Theater Oregon is performing The Old Maid and the Thief, a vintage radio opera, at the Mission Theater.  Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2.  Tickets are $17-20 for adults, $14 for students, and free for children 12 and under.  


Reed College's Fall Canyon Day is Saturday from 9 to 3 at the east end of the canyon closest to the Studio Art Building.  The event welcomes all ages to help protect and restore the natural vegetation in the canyon.  Tools and food are provided.  

October brings Family Harvest Days to the Oregon Garden every Saturday from 10 to 4.  Enjoy educational harvest activities, crafts (like pumpkin painting) and games.   Free with garden admission of $0-11.  There are lots more ideas for kid-friendly fall fun by PDX Kids Calendar here

Have fun and use that brain at the Portland Youth Spelling Bee at Mississippi Pizza on Saturday from 1 to 2:30.  Kids ages 5 to 18 are welcome to participate. 

Oktoberfest celebrations continue at St John’s Theater and Pub on Saturday at 1.  Enjoy live music, food, and general revelry.  Free!  

Cheer on your favorite runner at the Portland marathon and half marathon this Sunday!  Runners will be going through downtown, over the St Johns' Bridge, and through many other locations around town. Course maps are here.  Race starts at 7.  And there's still time to sign up for the kid's run on Saturday from 9 to 12. 

Admission to OMSI is only $2 on Sunday.  Hours are from 9:30 to 5:30.  

Check out the kid-friendly performance of Trains, Trams, and Trolleys by the Oregon Symphony on Sunday at 2 at the Schnitz.  Tickets start at $10.   

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.



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