15 things to do in Portland this weekend: February 21 to 23

Feb 21 2020, 5:00 am

That’s it, you’ve pretty much made it through the week. It was kind of easy, right? Well, the short week will play with your mindset a little bit. However, that doesn’t mean that we all can’t still head out on Friday even though we’ve only made it through four workdays.

Here are all of the can’t-miss events in Portland this weekend, February 21 to 23.

Friday, February 21

Catana Chetwynd

 

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What: By far one of the most popular online relationship comics, author Catana Chetwynd brings the Catana Comics tour to Powell’s Books at Cedar Hill Crossing.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hill Crossing — 3415 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard, Beaverton
Admission: Free

Dead Comics Society

What: One of the most prolific collectives of comics in Portland gather at Rogue Ales for a night of laughter and beverages.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogue Ales & Spirits — 1717 SW Park Avenue, Portland
Admission: Cover

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Portland Trail Blazers

What: Portland’s premiere hometown major-league sports team the Portland Trail Blazers return from a lengthy all-star break to re-ignite their playoff push against the Pelicans.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Moda Center — 1 N Center Court Street, Portland
Admission: Box Office / Online

Divas Dinner Party

What: Drag brunch, at night? Well, that spells a night of debaucherous laughter and all sorts of cocktails. It’s bound to be a hoot for all those in attendance.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Night Light Lounge — 2100 SE Clinton Street, Portland
Admission: Box Office / Online

Special K

What: A near-supernatural journey through time, Imago Theater and Luigi Pirandello merge classic play structure with adventurous forays into storytelling through unique and unmatched delivery.

When: February 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Imago Theater — 17 SE 8th, Portland
Admission: Box Office / Online

Saturday, February 22

Minority Retort

What: Portland’s true comedic flavors brew to the surface this weekend during the premier Black comedy event of the year.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Harvey’s Comedy Club — 436 NW 6th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Box Office / Online

Oregon Distilled

What: Hundreds of spirits and distilled beverages will take center stage this weekend at the Redd on Salmon in Portland. This is one of the most attended artisanal drink shows in the state.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 5 pm
Where: The Redd on Salmon — 831 SE Salmon, Portland
Admission: Online

A Tribute to Toni Morrison

What: In celebration of Black History Month here in Portland, readers pay tribute to one of the most decorated writers and lyricists to have ever lived: Toni Morrison.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: North Portland Library — 512 N Killingsworth Street, Portland
Admission: Free

Bone Thugs – N – Harmony

What: Catch quintessential 90s-00s hip hop and R&b group Bone Thugs – N – Harmony as they bring their tour through the Rose City this weekend. The Chicago-based act is sure to bring nostalgia and rhymes to the Roseland Theater.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Roseland Theater — 8 NW 6th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Zwickelmania

What: What better way to spend a few hours this weekend than traveling from one free craft beer sample to another? How about the addition of Cornhole? Zwickelmania returns to Portland as a celebration of the local brewery scene.

When: February 22, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Various Locations
Admission: Free

Sunday, February 23

Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic in Portland

What: Smokes, boys! Let’s go! This is the must-attend event for all of you Canadian-transplants and Trailer Park Boys fans in the Portland area. Join Randy in this fan meet-and-greet picnic.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 8:15 pm
Where: Bossanova Ballroom — 722 E Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Moon Shy / Shutups

What: Enjoy one of the most prolifically catchy psychedelic rock bands around as the Moon Shy with special guests Shutups hit the stage at Rontoms.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rontoms — 600 E Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: Free

Black Futures Ball

What: Come together at the Ball to celebrate multiple categories of black excellence in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Black Futures Ball has an epic lineup of competition and fashion.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Portland Center Stage — 128 NW 11th, Portland
Admission: Online

Hometown Heroes

What: Milan Patel and Simon Gibson throw one of the best underground comedy nights for Portland’s pleasure. Join them, and more, as they blow the roof off with laughter.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Siren Theater — 315 NW Davis Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Devin Devine

What: Join up with Portland’s biggest collection of poets and slam lovers, during the Portland Poetry Slam open mic with very special guest Devin Devine.

When: February 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Tiny’s Coffee — 2031 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Donation