If your little bunnies are craving some seasonal fun, this weekend’s events and activities won’t disappoint. Have breakfast with Peter Rabbit and then enjoy hours of fun at his carnival. Hunt for eggs underwater and meet Alice in Wonderland. Read on for the rundown on what you can do and where you should be.
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Join the Celebration of Smiles
Head to the museum on the First Free Friday for their Celebration of Smiles event in partnership with OHSU and PSU dental schools. Your kid will make a tooth pillow, watch a performance in the theater, practice good brushing and flossing habits on their very own Wally Gator, and participate in even more activities that all revolve around keeping our teeth healthy and strong! Dental students are also offering FREE dental screenings during the evening, don’t miss out! Fri. Event Details.
Go On an Underwater Egg Hunt
Join Peter Rabbit for a splashing good time in the Conestoga pool and hunt for prize eggs! There will be additional activities in the gym, including a coloring contest, bunny bingo, a photo booth, indoor play park, a cupcake walk, bouncy house and small crafts. Fri. Event Details.
Attend BRAVO Youth Orchestra
Join the Marsalis Wind Ensemble from BRAVO Cesar Chavez for an outstanding musical performance. BRAVO transforms the lives of underserved youth through intensive orchestral music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where children thrive. Inspired by El Sistema in Venezuela, BRAVO’s vision is to establish in Oregon a network of youth orchestras for social change serving both urban and rural communities with a high concentration of poverty. Sat. Event Details.
Catch Alice in Wonderland
Celebrating, exploring, and uniting Middle Eastern and Western dance for the 21st century, Los Angeles-based Bellydance Evolution presents Alice in Wonderland at Aladdin Theatre in Portland. Bellydance Evolution founder and world renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano created a revolutionary approach to the whimsical and magical tale, re-imagining the colorful, iconic—and dare some say, “mad”—characters through the language of world fusion dance. Presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet, Bellydance Evolution features a cast of 20 international performers who are passionate about their art in the fields of Middle Eastern dance and music, break dance, theatrical hip-hop, contemporary, tribal and fusion dance, each bringing their own unique vision to the production. Sun. Event Details.
Attend the Family Jamboree with Red Yarn
Get in on the live music, games, and crafts while enjoying a show featuring Red Yarn
the dynamic family performer who weaves folk songs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. Sat. Event Details.
Participate in ITSPHUN to Play with Math
This event will spark your kids’ imagination and creativity with…are you ready? Geometry! Shhhhh…don’t tell them but they will be learning mathematical formulas, solving math mysteries, and building shapes called polyhedrons. With masterful skill, PhD in mathematics, Dr. Cristina Draghicescu, will incorporate Common Core State Standards to teach math in a unique, colorful, and engaging way. Sat. Event Details.
Head to the Cedar Mill Pancake Breakfast
Help the 4th graders of Cedar Mill Elementary raise money for their overnight field trip when you fill your plate full of pancakes. The kids will be serving a pancake breakfast to the school and the community from 8am-11am on Saturday, April 8th, an event that is sure to satisfy your family’s big and little appetites. Sat. Event Details.
Attend the 41st Annual Peter Rabbit Breakfast & Carnival
Get your little bunnies over the the Annual Peter Rabbit Breakfast & Carnival. The event includes breakfast as well as hosting a fun-filled carnival, raffle and visits with Peter Rabbit. Some of the raffle prizes include a five night stay in a Hawaiian condo, and a ride in a Lamborghini Gallardo. Sat. Event Details.
Don’t Miss iFLY All Abilities Night
iFLY, Portland’s only indoor skydiving facility, is holding an All-Abilities Night for children and adults with special needs. While iFLY is always willing to accommodate unique needs, this event is specially structured for all-abilities. With the use of a vertical wind tunnel that generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air, participants can experience the thrill of flying in a safe and controlled environment. iFLY instructors will provide support, direction and accommodation to all participants. In addition, the event provides a special rate for those who attend. Sun. Event Details.
What is your family’s favorite early spring event? Share it with us in the comments below.