15 things to do in Portland this weekend: January 24 to 26

Jan 24 2020, 5:00 am

Rose City is one of the most happening places in the world. No matter what day of the week it is, there is a plethora of exciting activities taking place. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all that you can do this upcoming weekend, we’ve made your life a whole lot easier with this list.

Check out these 15 fun events taking place from January 24 to 26.

You won’t be disappointed.

Friday, January 24

Ozomatli

What: The 24-year history of Ozomatli notably contains many firsts for culture and music at large. The three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Los Angeles six-piece consistently breaks boundaries with an uplifting and uniquely multi-cultural American world style.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland
Admission: Tickets start at $25. Buy them here

Dopapod

What: Taking place live at the Wonder Ballroom, this American rock band from Boston will rock your socks off.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 128 NE Russell Street, Portland 
Admission: $16. Buy tickets here

Flamenco Pacifico

What: Based in the majestic state of Oregon, Flamenco Pacifico is a dynamic, professional performance group dedicated to bringing the art of flamenco music and dance to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Led by virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer, Berto Boyd, the group’s guitar-driven performances feature original modern flamenco compositions rooted in the time-honored forms of traditional flamenco.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm
Where: 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Eddie Berman

What: Poetic, soulful Portland songwriter with naturalistic new LP, Frontiers.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: Events starts at 7 pm
Where: 635 North Killingsworth Court, Portland
Admission: $12. Buy tickets here

Find Your Own Northern Star

What: If you’re interested in meditation and tarot reading, then this event is just what you’re looking for.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: 665 North Tillamook Street, Portland
Admission: $45. Buy tickets here

Saturday, January 25

The Lil Smokies

What: Drawing on the energy of a rock band and the Laurel Canyon songwriting of the ‘70s, The Lil Smokies are reimagining their approach to roots music on Tornillo, named for the remote Texas town where the album was recorded. Produced by Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses), Tornillo is the band’s third studio album.

Formed in Missoula, Montana, The Lil Smokies have built a national following through constant touring. They have performed at Red Rocks, LOCKN’, High Sierra, Telluride, Bourbon & Beyond and more.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Rhett Miller

What: Rhett Miller is a heartfelt, Dallas-based American songwriter and Old 97’s frontman who’ll blow your socks away.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Red Gala PDX 

What: This year’s gala benefits the wonderful girls and boys of the Shadow Project, which serves and benefits 1,600 children in local school districts with disabilities and learning challenges.

Hosted at the iconic Doug Fir Lounge basement, the event will include two special guest DJs and dancing until the morning hours.
When: January 25, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm to 1 am
Where: 830 East Burnside Street, Portland 
Admission: $35. Buy tickets here

Tualatin Winter Brew Festival 2020

What: If you are a connoisseur of craft beer, northwest ciders, and wine, mark your calendar for the last Saturday in January, because this is an event you don’t want to miss! Featuring seasonal and specialty offerings from 20+ local brewers, cider houses and vineyards, plus great food from local restaurants and a full line-up of live entertainment, the stage is set for a fun event and all for a good cause.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Noon to 9 pm
Where: 19475 Southwest 118th Avenue, Tualatin, Oregon
Admission: $25. Buy tickets here

Tour and Tasting Freeland Spirits

What: Freeland Spirits is one of very few women-owned and -run distilleries in history. Come for a Tour and Tasting and treat yourself to a unique gin and whiskey experience.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: 2671 Northwest Vaughn Street, Portland
Admission: $20. Buy tickets here

Sunday, January 26

School Of Rock Portland Performs the History of Funk

What: Come watch student musicians perform the History of Funk!

When: January 26, 2020
Time: Doors open at 1:30 pm
Where: 830 E. Burnside Street, Portland
Admission: $12. Buy tickets here

Hannah Glavor

What: Hannah Glavor is a Portland-based singer-songwriter with a cinematic range of indie pop and folk rock. Her solo single releases and upcoming full-length record beckon a new chapter of sound and give language to hope; having weathered losses, difficult transitions, and surviving brain surgery.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue
Admission: $10. Buy tickets here

Burncycle with Bumble

What: BurnCycle is a place where the most hardworking, positive people in the PNW find each other and sweat, inspire, and connect. Somewhere people come to tap into the boundless positive energy infused into every aspect of the studio. At the center of it all, their signature 45-minute indoor cycling workout incorporates drills to target your entire body.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: noon to 1 pm
Where: 910 Northwest 10th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Free. Register here

Lantern Workshop

What: This event is part of the Portland Winter Light Festival. Join us for a family-friendly DIY workshop and make your own lantern! This takes place on Sunday, January 26.

This workshop, led by artist Tessa Winiarski, will lead you through creating your own one-of-a-kind lantern. This year’s lantern design, by Tessa Winiarski, is constructed out of recycled wooden boxes and plastic sheeting, making it durable and water resistant. Along with the crafting of the structure, creativity will be encouraged through color choice, painting style, and illustration.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: 1736 Southwest Alder Street, Portland
Admission: $10. Register here

An Evening with Luis Gallo, Guitarist

What: Luis Gallo is one of the most acclaimed guitarists in the flamenco scene and hails from Madrid, Spain. Well versed in jazz, classical, and flamenco genres, Gallo performs on an international circuit while remaining firmly rooted in his Spanish origins. His latest project — Caminos de la Guitarra (“Paths of Guitar”) — traces the historical journey of the guitar, which dates back to 15th-century Spain.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: 5300 SE Foster Road, Portland
Admission: $5. Buy tickets here