Weekend Guide: Folk music and MLK events
Snow or not, enjoy the long weekend with music, fandom and service.
🎶 Luxuriate in the sound of Portland soul singer Blossom in a free show at Rontoms, Sunday at 8pm.
Clock the Portland Jewish Film Festival which continues with Nathan-ism and The Anne Frank Gift Shop at 7pm on Saturday, and on Sunday at 2pm with Irena's Vow, plus talk-back sessions. Tickets $10 to $55, Lincoln Performance Hall.
🪄 Fan the flames of desire at Fan Expo Portland, Friday to Sunday, at Oregon Convention Center.
- What was once a Harry Potter-driven event now hits horror, cosplay, anime and gaming, and includes celebs such as Rainn Wilson. Tickets $38 single day, $89 all three days.
✝️ Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday and there are several events memorializing the civil rights leader.
Reclaim Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Get ahead of the marches with Saturday's art-making and sign-making classes, plus a lecture by antiracist educator Ernest Crim III, organized by Don't Shoot PDX.
- 11am-3pm at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Keep Alive the Dream: 1-4pm on Monday, Highland Christian Center, 7600 N.E. Glisan Street, $5.
SOLVE MLK Jr. Day of Service: Pick up litter at metro area parks on Monday (times and locations vary).
The Skanner Foundation Breakfast: The 38th annual breakfast has a bigger venue and is at 8:30-10:30am on Monday, Oregon Convention Center, $95.
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