Give your family a heavy dose of global culture this weekend. You can explore international art, music, and dance without leaving Portland—from hula dancing and Celtic jams to Asian tea parties and opera music. There’s a whole world of new experiences waiting for your family to discover!
Youngster Yoga at The Warehouse
An hour-long class of movement, breathing, stories and fun! Yoga will help your child with flexibility, strength, imagination and coordination. Sun., 10:00 am – 11:00 am, $20 for 3 classes or $8 drop-in. Event details.
Introduction to Natural First Aid
An introduction to the use of natural remedies (homeopathy, herbs, supplements, etc.) for first aid situations such as cuts, bruises, bites, burns, food poisoning, etc. Perfect for parents edging toward a safer, less toxic way to address their families’ health. Sat, Café au Play, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, free. Event details.
Lorna Miller’s Little Kid’s Jamboree
An interactive event for kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends. Pick up an instrument and have fun with your kids while playing music together. Sat, Mississippi Pizza, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, all ages, $5/family. Event details.
Prince and Princess Party
Dress up as your favorite prince, princess or amphibian, and head to the Oregon Zoo for crafts, games, enchanted fairy “tails” and more froggy fun. Frog-kissing is optional, but having a hopping good time is a must! Sun., noon – 4:00 pm, free, ages 2-10. Event details.
Portland Art Museum: Learning to Look Together
Join a museum educator on a guided exploration of the galleries, learning simple tips and techniques for making art approachable and enjoyable to investigate as a family. Limited space; pre-registration strongly recommended and available online Sat., 10:00 am – 10:45 am, ages 3-5, 11:00 am – 11:45 am, ages 6–11 $5 members and children, $12 non-members. Event details.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Join Green Frog Toys for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Create a Lucky Shamrock hat. Sing and dance with Beltaine, Portland’s own traditional Celtic band. Face painting available during the celebration! Sat., 10:30 am – noon, free, all ages. Event details.
Portland Opera to Go: Elixir of Love (pictured)
Got kids? Intimidated by the idea of opera? Introduce opera to the whole family with a rollicking, 50-minute, English-language version of Donizetti’s brilliantly funny coming of age tale, The Elixir of Love. Sun., Edgefield’s Blackberry Hall, Troutdale, 2:00 pm, free, all ages. Event details.
Asian Tea Party
Take your kids to an Asian Tea Party where you can enjoy your tea and relax while your kids are playing and having fun! Pre-registration is required. Sun., The Place to Be Cafe, Canby, 10:00 – 11:00 am. $7-$15, Ages 1-5. Event details.
Trial Hula and Tahitian Lessons
Head to Aloha for a little bit of aloha spirit. Children 3-14 years old can take a free trial hula lesson. Sun., Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo‘oko‘a inside Bally’s Total Fitness, Aloha, 2:45 – 3:15 pm ages 3-6, 3:15 – 4:00 pm ages 6-14, Tahitian classes 4:00 – 4:30 pm free. Event details.