January is almost over but the winter fun is ramping up. Fill your weekend with snow play at Mt. Hood, live theater in the city or let your little one try a pair of ballet slippers on. Read on and find out where you can find the perfect weekend activities for your family below.

photo via the Portland Ballet

SE Portland

Dance with Tallulah’s Daddy
Tallulah’s Daddy plays fun, energetic, interactive acoustic music for kids and families! This event is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per child. Fri. Event Details.

Check Out Essentials
ETC and Tempos Contemporary Circus combine dance, theatre and acrobatic circus traditions to craft original live performance work rooted in social issues.

With Underneath, Tempos presents the story of people making the best of what the tides leave them, rebirth and how our underlying fears should not dictate what we choose to see in others.

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In It’s Like This, ETC introduces a collection of delightfully unfamiliar, whimsical creatures that will defy your expectations. Discover what it’s like to bring those who slither, bounce, float, and pounce together into community. A beautiful and comic story suitable for all ages. Fri. Event Details.

Head to Hop to It – a Free Rabbit Themed Event
Meet and hold real rabbits, and participate in a rabbit-themed craft activity. Kids can have their faces painted and snack on carrots, rabbit crackers and carrot muffins. Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Join an Inclusive Storytime
Limited to 15 children, ages 3-5, and their parents and caregivers. Kids with varying learning styles and abilities come together in a safe and supportive environment. Children who may need visual/communication supports, a more predictable routine, or adapted materials due to a motor impairment are welcome. Fri. Event Details.

NW Portland

Witness the Cutting Room
Building on its fruitful history of working in film, BodyVox will embark on expanding its unique brand of dance theater. The Cutting Room utilizes a mash up of cinematic scenes from classic films and cutting edge independent productions. Action films will blend with comedy, drama, and sci-fi to create an architecture for movement motifs that reinterpret the scenes, adding layers of dramatic context. This re-imagined production will journey to an intersection of nostalgia, performance, animation, and innovation. Sat. Event Details.

Gresham

Check Out Drag Queen Storytime
Enjoy a kid-friendly all ages Drag Queen storytime with the fun, entertaining, and sparkly Poison Waters. With her very first visit to Gresham she will read stories about diversity and inclusion and follow it up with a dance party. There will also be time for Q&A and photos! Wearing/bringing of dress up accessories such as feather boas, tiaras, and wings is encouraged but most importantly bring your fabulous self! Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Free Pre-Ballet Series
The Portland Ballet presents a series of free ballet classes in January for ages 6-9! These three commitment-free classes introduce young dancers to the fundamentals of ballet and help them decide if ballet is right for them. We welcome all new dancers! The classes develop motor skills, creativity, confidence, social skills, balance, flexibility and give students the foundations of and an appreciation for dance. The final class acts as a placement assessment for our Curriculum Ballet program. Sat. Event Details.

 

Vancouver

Experience Open Saturday at Pearson Field Education
Pearson Field Education Center is the ideal location for families to experience STEM education through aviation. They feature a flight simulator lab, vertical wind table, historic airplanes and a rotating line up of STEM activities. You can even get in the cockpit of one of the historic airplanes! Sat. Event Details.

McMinnville

Start Reaching for the Stars
The Museum dedicates a full day of fun activities and learning workshops each year to serve people of all ages with special needs. Local Star Wars group, Cloud City Garrison, will be in attendance, and Oregon State University’s rocket team will build and launch rockets! Sat. Event Details.

Mt. Hood

Go on a Guided Snowshoe Tours Weekends at Mt Hood
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon away from the hustle and bustle, and join us for a tour through trees and meadows with a scenic view of frosty Umbrella Falls. Our snowshoe tours are an incredible way for our guests who don’t ski or snowboard to experience the beauty and inspiration of the being on the mountain. Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti