5 things to do today in Portland: Monday, January 13

Jan 13 2020, 5:00 am

With so much going on in Portland, you don’t need to be plagued by the seemingly inevitable Monday blues.

Here are five fun events taking place today that will turn that frown upside down.

An Evening with Poet and Author Naomi Shihab Nye

What: An evening with Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of more than thirty books of poetry and prose for adults and children.

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: 4270 SW Halcyon Road, Tualatin, Oregon
Admission: Free. Register here

Jarrod Lawson

What: Soul, funk, folk, R&B, rock, jazz… something for everyone at Jarrod Lawson’s Monday night residency at the Pub!

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 9 to 11:30 pm
Where: 1036 NE Alberta Street, Portland
Admission: $10. Register here

Body Home: Fat Dance Drop-In Class with KT

What: Join this calorie-burning dance class and explore joyful movement all the while connecting with a body-positive community!

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: 4050 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland
Admission: $9 to $12. Register here

Paint Night at Happy Valley Food Carts

What: Celebrate winter by getting creative and having fun! Explore your artistic side while painting your own masterpiece. All supplies are included. Get inspired, learn the process and create your own art work! Price is $30 per person painting. You must register online for this event, as space is limited.

When: January 13, 2020
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: 13551 Southeast 145th Avenue, Happy Valley, Oregon
Admission: $30. Buy them here

Nightclub Two-Step Lesson

What: Get a free lesson from Luke Adams, who has been teaching for 20 years and has won dance competitions throughout the US.

When: January 13, 2020
Time: Starts at 7 pm
Where: 10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland
Admission: Free. Register here