Happy Father’s Day! If you’re looking for activities to keep dad entertained while hanging with the littles, you’re in luck. This weekend, the family can ride through the car-free streets of NoPo on bikes for Sunday Parkways, attend a Frozen Fun Magic Show, celebrate the Olympics or see Red Yarn’s Deepwoods Revival show. Read on to discover what’s tops for pops and kids this weekend.
photo: Red Yarn
Boot Stompin’ Fun at the Red Yarn: Deepwoods Revival Show
This star of the kindie family music scene, will host two Father’s Day concerts at the Old Church. These highly interactive shows will feature special musical guests and a full band, plus Red Yarn’s suitcase full of puppets to celebrate the release of Red Yarn’s second album filled with acoustic Americana music, Deep Woods Revival. Sun., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., $8/person, Ages 2 & up. Event details.
Get Your Fitness Fix at the Olympic Day Celebration
Oregon Gymnastics Academy hosts their annual event to commemorate modern Olympic Games as well as promote fitness and well being. Highlights include a Special Olympics guest, open play time, bounce house, face-painting and relay races. Sat., 3-5 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Roll and Bounce With Sunday Parkways – North
Celebrate the kickoff to summer by biking, walking or skating under your own power around 9.5 miles of car-free city streets through North Portland. Take pit stops at Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Peninsula, Columbia Annex and McCoy parks along the way for food, live music, bike repair and sales, as well as activities galore, including a rock wall, an inflated bounce house and hula hoops. Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Frozen Fun Magic Show
See the Snow Queen and her sister perform winter and summer magic right before your eyes. Face painting and animal balloons are available after the show for an additional small fee. Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $8, All Ages. Event details.
Plants vs. Zombies Comic Book Signing
Leave your brains safe at home and come celebrate a release of the new Plants vs. Zombies comic book miniseries with artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew J. Make your own flower or zombie mask and take a picture in a special photo booth. Free snacks and beverages will be provided. Sat., noon-3 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Pop On Over to See the Amazing Bubble Man
The Amazing Bubble Man, aka Louis Pearl, has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. Louis explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. Sat., 2-3 p.m., $6-$11/person, All Ages. Event details.
What’s your family up to this weekend? Let us know in the Comments below!