Did you know that the Chinese New Year takes place on Saturday? There will be festivals, dancing and traditional foods being served across the city. Find out where the festivities along with other fantastic weekend events are taking place and then fill your family’s weekend calendar with tons of fun.

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NE Portland

Check out Penny’s Puppets
Penny’s Puppet Productions is a professional one-woman puppet company dedicated to making the world a better place, one puppet show at a time! Offering joyful programs that ignite the imagination and fill the room with excitement and laughter, Penny’s live performances use puppets, story, and song to inspire and entertain children of all ages. Penny is a Professional storyteller who specializes in puppet shows for kids. Fri. Event Details.

Check out the International Cat Show Meow!
If you and your little animal lovers  adore cats then you won’t want to miss this show. You will see breeds of cats you didn’t even know existed. Better yet, we got word that you just might see cats feed people. Fri., Sat., & Sun. Event Details.

Attend the 18th Annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show
Every year the Northwest’s top artists in Comedy, Circus, and Variety Theatre put on a very special show to benefit Clowns Without Borders! Exciting and family friendly with live music too. Featured performers include: AWOL Dance Collective, Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein, A Little Bit Off and more! Fri. Event Details.

SE Portland

Attend Math In Color Day Camp
Have fun with math with this day camp full of crafts, games, books and more! We’ll use math ideas to explore a day of animal themed projects. Topics will include shapes, Venn diagrams, charts, and measuring. Math In Color provides day camps just for girls to help bridge the gender gap in STEM and provide a creative space to build confidence. Great for girls who struggle with math, love it, or those in between! Fri. Event Details.

Get Creative with Felted Acorns and Oak Leaves
Fall is here! Celebrate by making a festive garland of felted acorns. The acorns will be wet felted wool balls attached to real acorn tops. Make your own or gather your the little art lovers in your family and creative friends and work together on a bigger garland. All ages welcome. Fri. Event Details.

NW Portland

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su’s two-week celebration.  The celebration kicks off on Saturday, January 28 with “Rolling in the Wealth,” a traditional good fortune and prosperity activity of rolling oranges and gold coins through Lan Su’s front door. “Rolling in the Wealth” is followed by a lion dance performance , and much more! Every guest visiting on January 28 will also receive a hong bao, or traditional lucky red envelope.Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Join the Portland Aerial Tram 10th Anniversary Celebration
This January the Portland Aerial Tram is hosting a special Community and Family Day to celebrate ten years of service. They’ll have activities for the kids, historical displays, presentations on the construction of the Tram and the future of South Waterfront, samples from local restaurants and more. They’ll also have guided walks, expert talks and special Tram Anniversary memorabilia. Join for this once-in-a-decade event. Sat. Event Details.

Join a Family Fiesta
Spin the wheel and show off your game-playing skills at the first-ever City of Hillsboro Family Fiesta.The Family Fiesta will have games, music, art, and fun activities for all ages, including a photo booth, goodie bags, and prizes. The lively marketplace also has food and market vendors. While you’re there, get to know the City of Hillsboro employees who provide essential services for all Hillsboro residents, including from Hillsboro’s Library, Parks & Recreation Department, Fire Department, and many more. Sat. Event Details.

Experience Mochitsuki 2017
The 21st annual Mochitsuki event is a family-friendly festival offering a feast for the senses, with food, art, performances, and many exceptional hands-on cultural experiences for all ages. New this year is a kimono dressing area, where families can dress in traditional Japanese attire for photos provided by Newcon PDX.Enjoy food with rich cultural significance. There will be mochi pounding demonstrations with Utsuki-Kai throughout the day, free mochi samples by Konko Church, and children’s bento cooking classes with Daizu Kitchen. Indulge in appetizing Japanese fare. Plus, take advantage of the opportunity to purchase these foods to enjoy at home! Sun. Event Details.

Try Out Cymatic Marbling
Capture sound waves in paint!  Explore the interplay of music and visual art and make and take home your very own cymatic marbling painting. Presented by CymaSpace, making cultural events accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through education, outreach, and innovative technology. Sun. Event Details.