It’s time for one of Portland’s favorite musical celebrations: the annual MarchFourth Marching Band show on March 4th. They will be doing a special family show in the afternoon at the Crystal Ballroom. Or, head to Forest Grove for another anniversary celebration at McMenamins Grand Lodge. If you love owls, come out to Tryon Creek State Natural Area for an evening of Owl Celebration. If your tastes run more classical, this weekend is your chance to enjoy a special children’s showing of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Giselle.

West side

Tryon Creek Owl Fest
Activities for the entire family including owl pellet discussion (Ewww!), snacks by Clif Bar, owl crafts, guided hikes and up close encounters with the Audubon Education Owls, Hazel and Julio! Guided hikes require pre-registration. Sat. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

MarchFourth Marching Band Family Show
Stilt walkers, acrobats, fire-eaters, clowns. MarchFourth is taking their spectacular spectacular to the Crystal Ballroom stage for this 9th birthday spectacle. Sun. 3:00 pm. $8.00 and up. Kids 4 and under free. All. Event details.

OBT Children’s Show: Giselle
Introduce your kids to the ballet in a welcoming, enchanting, and family-friendly environment with this special one-hour matinee version of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Giselle. Sat. 2:00 pm. $13.75 and up. Kids 3 and under free. All. Event details.

East side

Cooking with Kids: Science of Taste
Zenger Farms Kids’ cooking series continues with a class about the five basic tastes, and the science behind them. Conduct taste experiments, and learn how we can use this knowledge to be better cooks. Sat. 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. $40 for adult/child (additional children $15). Event details.

Portland Lindy Exchange
The Portland Lindy Society is hosting a day of free jazz music from local and out of town bands. Spend the afternoon listening (and dancing) to some great music from the 1920s thru the 1950s. Sat. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Director Park. Free. All. Event details.


The Lorax Pop-Up at Powell’s
Dr. Seuss’s bestselling ecological parable, The Lorax, is as timely today as it was when it was first published in 1971. Now, this classic has been transformed into an elaborate pop-up book by master paper engineer David Carter. Carter has enhanced Seuss’s powerful message and brought to life the Lorax, the Bar-ba-loots, the Truffula Tree Tufts, and all the rest for a new generation. Sat. 2:00 pm. Powells at Cedar Hills Crossing. Beaverton. Free. All. Event details.

Grand Lodge’s 90th Birthday
Bring the whole family out to Forest Grove to celebrate the Grand Lodge’s birthday. They’ll have kids’ stuff, food and beer specials, and live music. Sat. 12:00 pm. Forest Grove. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen