5 things to do in Portland today: Wednesday, February 12

Feb 11 2020, 5:23 pm

There’s nothing quite like an awesome local event to help get us beyond hump-day and usher us into the second half of the week.

There’s still plenty of time to get outside and wander the streets of Portland before the inevitable spring showers arrive, so here are five wicked things to do in Portland on Wednesday, February 12 to give you a reason to stay out late.

Grupo Corpo

 

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What: All the way from Brazil, catch the emotional dance troupe Grupo Corpo as they showcase two performances in partnership with White Bird live at the Arlene Schnitzer concert hall in Portland.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall — 1037 SW Broadway, Portland
Admission: $30-$75. Buy tickets here

Mark Haber Reads

What: Part of the ongoing love-affair between Portland, Powell’s City of Books, and authors of all kinds, catch Mark Haber on Wednesday as he reads from his latest novel, Reinhardt’s Garden.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s City of Books — 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: Free

Alexandra Savior w/ Pearl Charles

 

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What: Inarguably one of the smoothest and soulful voices to continuously grow an indie cult following, Alexandra Savior is everything you wish Lana Del Rey is, with more Dee Dee Bridgewater and a literary punch. This may be the best ten bucks you’ll spend all year!

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: Doors at 7 pm; show at 8 pm
Where: Lola’s Room — McMenamins 1332 W Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Get them here.

Exquisite Creatures

 

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What: It may have opened back in October, but if you haven’t had the chance to see Christopher Marley’s Exquisite Creatures exhibit at OMSI, you’ve only got a few more days. The show explores the intricate designs found in the natural world.

When: Now until February 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm daily
Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry — 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Admission: Adult, $15; senior, $12; child, $10.50; get them here.

Hannah Gadsby

What: Catch one of the most hilariously self-deprecating stand-up comedians on Earth in Portland on Wednesday. Performing a few shows on their tour, Gadsby brings modern flair and gut-wrenching jokes to the stage at Brunish Theatre.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Brunish Theatre — 4th Floor, 1111 SW Broadway Avenue, Portland
Admission: $52.50. Get them here.

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