15 things to do in Portland this weekend: January 10 to 12

Jan 9 2020, 1:00 pm

It’s never a boring weekend here in Portland. If you are at a loss for how to spend your time, fear not. We’ve got you. Check out these 15 fun events taking place from January 10 to 12.

You won’t be disappointed.

Friday, January 10

TOC’S MOON SERIES: Tommy Graven / Jan Michael Looking Wolf

What: Portland Oregon‚Äôs own up and coming Native American flutist and guitarist Tommy Graven brings his live band for an intimate and very special performance playing music off his traditional album ‚ÄúThe Coyote & the Heart if the Monster‚ÄĚ and music from his upcoming debut album. Guitarist Patrick Brewer, bassist Bobby Gossett, and percussionist Rob Cline along with Tommy Graven on Native American flute and guitar make up the Tommy Graven band and are sure to leave you breathless

When: January 10
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Tickets start at $15. Buy them here

What: InSpirit weaves together an experience for you to rejuvenate and rejoice through connection, libations, workshops, dance, and music. Every second Friday of the month they gather to play, dance, stretch, laugh, and learn.

When: January 10
Time: 7 pm to 1 am
Where: 116 Southeast Yamhill Street, Portland 
Admission: $17 to $35. Buy tickets here

Portland QTBIPOC Job Fair

What:¬†A job fair specifically for Portland’s QTBIPOC community! Hosted by Q Center – Portland’s LGBTQ2SIA+ Community Center.

When: January 10
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 4115 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: Register here

Brewer’s Grade Band

What: Brewer’s Grade Band continues to blaze their own trail, bringing a unique brand of Northwest Country music to the next level.

When: January 10
Time: Events starts at 9 pm
Where: 10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland
Admission: $15 to $20. Buy tickets here

Half Moon Run

What: A Blemish in the Great Light Tour. With special guest Taylor Janzen, the band Half Moon Run is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec.

When: January 10
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: 128 NE Russell Street, Portland
Admission: $19. Buy tickets here

Saturday, January 11


What: Enjoy a night of dancing with Italian DJ and remix producer, Benny Benassi

When: January 11
Time: 10 pm to 2 pm
Where: 315 SE 3rd Avenue, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Comedy Night With Nazareth!

What: Nazareth, originally from the Holy Land, has been honing his talents as a comedian for 25 years. Prior to moving to the United States to attend college at the University of Toledo Ohio, he uprooted from Kuwait with nothing other than a passion to make the most of the life he has been given.

When: January 11
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: 13405 SW Hall Boulevard, Portland
Admission: $15 to $20. Buy tickets here

Theo Katzman

What: Theo Katzman is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in California. Enjoy an evening of his music that ranges from pop to indie rock.

When: January 11
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm
Where: 128 NE Russell Street, Portland 
$25. Buy tickets here

Your Smith

What: Minneapolis native Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith), relocated to Los Angeles after signing to Pulse Recording (DRAM, Miike Snow, Gallant, et. al). Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through a city that‚Äôs been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk / R&B ‚ÄúMinneapolis Sound‚ÄĚ of her roots and the classic songwriting of the LA folk heroes

When: January 11
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: 830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $13. Buy tickets here

January 2020 Portland Beachbody Super Saturday Featuring Raina O’Dell

What: Work that body! This epic event at the Oregon Convention Center is the perfect way to enjoy time with your friends or family, and work out at the same time.

When: January 11
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 777 NE Martin Luther King, Portland
Admission: $10 to $35. Buy tickets here

Sunday, January 12

Eric Johnson Classics: Present and Past

What: Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross-pollinates genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical, and even country.

When: January 12

Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: $35. Buy tickets here

Dating Pool: The Game Show

What: Dating Pool is an inclusive live dating game show where your favorite Portland weirdos get a chance to meet the date of their dreams, or at least have fun trying. The host Stella Harris will guide the contestants through a series of challenges to win the heart of an eligible Bachleorx, while the audience weighs in on their favorites.

Audience members will also get the chance to splash into the dating pool, where they can meet dates of their own and consensually slide into their DMs.

When: January 12
Time: Doors open at 6 pm
Where: 830 E. Burnside Street, Oregon
Admission: $12. Register here


What: The sixth annual Girl Fest, founded in 2014 is a celebration of women and non-binary artists in the Pacific Northwest

When: January 12
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: 1001 SE Morrison Street, Portland
Admission: $15. Buy tickers here

Alcohol Inks Workshops January

What: Learn how to paint at this workshop. Materials, supplies, and instruction are all provided.

When: January 12
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver, Washington
Admission: $42. Register here

Winter Cookie Class

What: Come learn to decorate 6 cookies to take home with you. Tips and recipes included.

When: January 12
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: 11448 Southeast Linwood Avenue, Portland 
Admission: $45. Buy tickets here

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