Happy March, Portland!  Get into the spring of things with Fambly Ramble Concert, seeing Marvel superheroes live or by clearing invasive species from one of ten locations along Johnson Creek. Check out the details on our top picks for your family this weekend.

Fambly Ramble: Red Yarn and The Harmonica Pocket


East Side 

Inaugural Fambly Ramble: Red Yarn and The Harmonica Pocket Concert 
Portland’s adventurous families do not need to look any further than the Fambly Ramble concert series for some good old-fashioned entertainment. Stumptown’s favorite kindie musician and puppeteer, Red Yarn, is launching the first of many rambles, with live music and adventurous activities for kids. For this inaugural show, Red Yarn’s duo with his wife Jessie will be joined by Puget Sound kindie all-stars Harmonica Pocket. Shows in April and May will feature GRAMMY children’s album winners and nominees Tim Kubart and Gustafer Yellowgold. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Sat., 4-5:15 p.m., $8/person advance; $10/person at door, All Ages. Event details. 

See Comic Book Heroes Fly at Marvel Universe LIVE!
Marvel fans, assemble for Marvel Universe LIVE! Watch your favorite Marvel super heroes,  Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk, as well as threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena show. Feel the energy of cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and motorcycles, for what’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Fri.-Sun., various times (see website), $25-$65/person, All Ages. Event details. 

Beautify Nature at the Watershed Wide Family Volunteer Event
It’s time to help beautify 10 different locations along Johnson Creek. Bring out the kids and help remove invasive plants and plant native trees & shrubs for a healthier watershed. Tools, gloves, snacks, and instruction are provided. Afterwards, chown down on a complimentary thank-you pizza lunch at two different locations, one in Milwaukie and one in Gresham. Online advance registration required. Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Free, All Ages. Event details.

Get Nostalgic at America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show
Buy pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios from the 1930’s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys and sports memorabilia. If you’re a fan of collectible toys, this is the show is for you. Look for wind-up mechanical toys, porcelain dolls, Star Wars collectibles, Sci-Fi books and comics. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $7/person, All Ages. Event details.

West Side

Take a Dip at the Dive-In Movie: Inside Out
This isn’t just a summertime activity! Grab your suits, towels and blow up those rafts and jump into the comfort of an indoor pool filled with warm water while watching a movie. Inside Out, tells the story of a hockey-playing girl who moves to a new town and experiences a wide range of emotions played out by fun, memorable characters. Sat., 5:30-7 p.m., $3.75/child; $4.50/adult, All Ages. Event details.

What’s your family up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

—Suzie Ridgway