Nov 17, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekend Guide: Zoo lights, witches market, poetry and more

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While fall foliage is fleeting, there's no shortage of fun things to do in our city this weekend.

🐦 Celebrate nature, art and literature at the Wild Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday at Viking Pavilion. A portion of proceeds go toward the Portland Audubon. Tickets start at $12.

📖 Poet Nick Flynn is in conversation with author Mary Szybist Friday at Powell's. The two will discuss Flynn's latest collection "Low" which encompasses feelings of loss and memory. Free.

🦁 You're never too old for a party at the zoo. Oregon Zoo's annual "Brew Lights" festival for the 21+ crowd kicks off Friday with live music, local food carts, and, of course, over 55 beers and ciders to sip on. Find tickets.

ğŸŽ¸ Transport yourself back to the early aughts Saturday night with We Are Scientists, performing the Show Bar at Revolution Hall. Tickets start at $20, doors open at 7pm.

ğŸŽ¥ Watch a double feature of the quirky documentary "Faces Places" that inspired an episode of Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's spoof for "DOC NOW! FEST" at the Tomorrow Theater on Saturday at 9pm.

🧙🏼‍♀️ Act like spooky season never ended at the Witches Wonderland Dark Market on Sunday where vendors will be selling oddities, whimsical fine art and tarot readings at John Fluevog downtown. Free.


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