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Weekend Warriors: 1/25-1/27

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.

Celebrate the Japanese New Year at Mochitsuki 2013.  There will be free mochi samples, demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages including mochi pounding, calligraphy, games, and more.  Plus there will be Taiko drumming, dancing, music and other entertainment.  Sunday from 11 to 4 at the Scottish Rite Center.  Tickets are $4-10 in advance, $5-12 at the door. Free for children 3 and younger.

World Sounds continues at the Children's Museum through this weekend.  On Friday, check out Natya Leela Academy, on Saturday see Fools in Paradise, and on Sunday it's DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid.  All shows are at 11 and 12 and are free with admission. 

Admission is free to the Portland Art Museum this Friday from to 8.

The Community Music Center hosts its monthly Family Friday concert on Friday at 7:15.  This month, hear Classical Revolution PDX.  Tickets are free, but there is a suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family. 

Author Tom Angleberger will be reading from his newest book "The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book" at Powell's on Saturday at 2.  Free!

Learn about the Incredible World of Bugs with the Bug Chicks at the Woodstock Library on Saturday at 2.  Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance. 

Local musician Cat Doorman is releasing her new CD at Mississippi Studios on Saturday at 3.  Tickets are $6-8 in advance, $8-10 at the door. 

The Portland Youth Philharmonic is performing music by Wagner, Deems Taylor, and Bloch at the Widen & Kennedy Building on Sunday at 4.  Tickets are $15-20. 

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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