5 things to do in Portland today: Sunday, December 29

Dec 27 2019, 5:00 am

Portland always has a variety of fun events taking place, no matter what day of the week it is. If your weekend is feeling a little empty, check out these five fun activities taking place today.

Sunday, December 29

What: These hair-raising Portland punks with fuzzy guitars and boundless energy will keep you entertained for hours. Dirty Princess Band creates an intelligent, raw power on stage unlike anything this world has witnessed for some time. This talented trio is made up of three women who go by the names of Jewlz Baptiste (Guitar, raw bending vocals). Francesca Bryk (Primal Percussion) and Mikayla Mayhew (Bellowing Bass-Guitar).

When: December 29, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: $5. Buy tickets here

What: Show some love for your furry best friends, and help out animals in need at the same time! Email a photo of your pet to [email protected]. The photo will then be transferred onto a 12×12 or 11×14 canvas and will be ready for you to paint when you come in.

The price of the event includes transfer, canvas, paint, and instruction. In addition, 10% of proceeds from all Paint-Your-Pet Sundays will be donated to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver, Washington
Admission: $40. Buy tickets here

What: Learn the ancient art of Ayurvedic cooking at this cooking class. You’ll learn everything there is to know about spices and how you can use them to enhance your cooking.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: 2037 N Williams Avenue, Portland
Admission: Donations accepted. Register here

What: The first half of class will be focused on a slow vinyasa flow. Vinyasa means linking breath with movement, and in this way you will practice dropping into the body and learning to listen to its hidden messages, allowing the breath to guide the movement as the ultimate teacher. The second half of class will be a deeper stretch and opening, allowing the body to passively receive the medicine of yin yoga

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: 635 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free. Register here

What: Reiki is a Japanese technique for promoting healing and relaxation. It is a non-invasive and gentle technique that is administered by the laying of the hands of the practitioner.

This group Reiki energy healing will be FREE and open to the public. If you study Reiki and would like to offer healing, you are welcome to aid in helping to heal the community. If you don’t have experience with the healing arts but wish to receive healing, you are more than welcome to join in to learn and experience Reiki. This is an open and safe space to all (POC and LGBTQ+ friendly).

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: 3912 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free. Register here