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Weekend Warrior: 1/4-1/6

 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.

Check out the Waggle 'n Flap Dance Party at the Village Ballroom on Friday from 10 to 11:30.  DJ Acidwash will be spinning the beats, plus there will be an art corner, snuggle corner, and other fun.  $5/family.   

There are two free preschool nature programs happening at Powell's Cedar Hills Crossing on Friday.  At 1, ages 3-6 can learn about owls, and at 2, 4-9 year olds can learn about beavers! 

Free admission to the Portland Children's Museum this Friday from 4 to 8!   

Join Penny's Puppet Productions for a free performance of "And They're Off" at the Central Library on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:15.  Free!  Or see Penny perform the Remarkable Snowflake at the Woodstock Library on Saturday at 1:30.  Free! 

And if that's not enough puppet for you, see Tears of Joy Theater perform a bilingual production of Papagayo at the Northwest Library on Saturday at 3.  Free! 

Join Once Upon a Time Family Theatre for a production of The Golden Goose at Portland Metro Arts on Saturday at 2.  Tickets are available at their website, and are $1/child, $/2 adult.  

Celebrate the O-Shogatsu New Year's Festival at the Portland Japanese Garden on Sunday from 12 to 3.  Try your hand at calligraphy and celebrate this auspicious day.  Admission is free with admission - $0-$9.50, depending on age.   

Only $2 admission to OMSI on Sunday - and your last chance to check out Grossology.  Winter hours are 9:30 to 5:30.  

Jam with the Alphabeticians at Flying Cat on Sunday at 10 - a good  time is sure to be had by all!

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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The symphony is playing a kids' show Sunday at 2, called 'inspector crescendo.' Their shows are usually about an hour long, and really entertaining for adults and kids.

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