The Short List: Jan 12 – 15

With a long, mostly dry (!!) weekend coming up, we’re looking at some ways to break out of our post-holiday cabin fever. Here are a few options:

All Weekend

2018 United Way MLK Weekend of Service

Join your friends and neighbors in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering over MLK Weekend! For the eleventh year in a row, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to make it easy for you to take action across Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties and make a difference through volunteer service. Various locations throughout the weekend. Check the Hands On Website to view opportunities and sign up!

Jan 12

Tallulah’s Daddy @ Warehouse Cafe and Market

Head to SE Portland to see Tallulah’s Daddy put on a rockin’ show in the back of the cafe. Listen to some great music and learn about music while you’re at it! 10:30-11:15am, 3434 SE Milwaukie. Free


Jan 13

American Indian Cultures in Oregon @ Oregon Historical Society

The first Family Saturday program on January 13 will highlight American Indian cultures in Oregon. The event will showcase performances by Native musical trio Cedar Rose and traditional Kalapuya/Coos storytelling by Esther Stutzman and Shannin Stutzman. Hands-on activities will be going on throughout the day. 12-4pm, 1200 SW Park Ave. Free


Kiki’s Delivery Service @ OMSI

The Empirical Theater’s Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective runs January 11 through January 21 and features a collection of some of the finest films from Japan’s most renowned animation studio. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world. 4pm, 1945 SE Water Ave. $6-7



About Mary Brady

Mary Brady was born and raised in the PNW and has been in Oregon since 2006. She currently lives on the westside of the river with her two children and has dreams of drinking Earl Grey tea and snuggling with baby animals. Mary is the Web Editor for NW Kids.

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