This weekend is packed with entertainment done Portland style. Forget watching flicks indoor. There are plays in parks, drive-in family movies, farmer’s markets waiting to be explored. Pack your day bags and get ready to spend our day outside. Read on to find out more.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Falstaffe woos two wives simultaneously hoping they will shower their husbands’ money on him. Discovering this, they teach him a lesson using their wits and a jealous husband. Meanwhile, three suitors compete for Anne who, defying her parents, chooses for herself. All plots uncovered in a fairy filled finale. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a free event for all ages! Event Details.

Skatemobile Pop-up

By popular demand we’re extending our SKATEMOBILE series through July! Our unique, socially-distanced outdoor skating events will be coming to the North Park Blocks.Skate rentals available, or BYO gear and join us for some sunny-day skating fun! Event Details.

Hawthorn Farmers Market

The Hawthorne Farmers Market is conducted by Sunnyside Farmers Market. Support your local market and get to know your neighbors. You’ll find friendly vendors, hot on-site prepared foods, live music, and more. Over 50 vendors sell unique gift items. Event Details.

Julius Caesar

War, conspiracy, omens, assassination, and a ghost! The too ambitious Caesar is killed by a group of high-ranking political conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius. Fleeing Rome, they are defeated in battle by Antony and Octavius, Caesar ‘s heir; but it’s only after the battle that the bodies start piling up…. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival’s production of Julius Caesar is a free event for all ages! Event Details.

August Mushroom Hunt Series

Join local mushroom expert Jason Roberts on a hike through our permit area locating and recognizing mushrooms found on Mt. Hood. This is not a hike to forage for mushrooms, but it will educate and inform you on how to find some of the most delicious varieties of mushrooms. Jason will also provide tips on where to find these yummy morsels for yourself. These hikes will be more specific to the bolete or porcini mushroom family as they are the easiest to identify for beginning mushroom hunters. There are 20 spots available for each day so make sure to register in advance! Event Details.

Paint Your Own Pottery

Join daily for Paint Your Own Pottery! Walk-in any time or reserve an Open Studio table online to save your seat. Join us daily for Paint Your Own Pottery! Walk-in any time or reserve an Open Studio table online to save your seat. Choose from hundreds of different ready-to-paint pottery items. Whether you’re looking for something functional like dishware or mugs, to decorative vases or figurines, there is something for everyone. Event Details.

The Water Man Drive-In

Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest — but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and in the process will discover who his son really is. Event Details.

St Johns Farmers Market

Enjoy perusing local vendors, at The St. Johns Farmers Market (SJFM). The SJFM supports a local, sustainable food supply while providing opportunity for emerging farmers, contributing to the health of all local residents, encouraging cross-cultural connections and dialogue, and enhancing the community and business vitality of St. Johns. Event Details.

DRIVE-IN: the Wizard of Oz

Experience the 7th annual PDX Drive-In spectacular. Dorothy Gale is swept away from her home in Kansas to the magical Land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home and help her friends as well. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti

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