Feb 8, 2024 - Things to Do

Weekend Guide: Cocktail bar opening, Mardi Gras, and more

A photo of seven cocktails on a square table.

The cocktails at Love Shack. Photo: Courtesy of Carter Hiyama

We don't know how long this whole "fake spring" will last, so hit up a restaurant opening, prowl a museum late at night, or spend some money on your true love.

🍸 The Love Shack, brought to you by the folks behind vegetable-focused restaurant G-Love, opens Friday and features a bingo-style menu with oysters (of course), milk bun rubens and a gold-flaked martini.

🀣 Comedian Ilana Glazer, of "Broad City" fame, will badger the decent people of Portland at the Newmark Theatre in a back-to-back show Friday, starting at 5:30pm and then 8pm. Tickets range from $60-$80.

πŸ•ΊπŸ½ If you missed high school prom, here's your chance. OMSI is hosting a 21+ "PROMSI" Friday from 6-10pm, where grown adults can conduct science experiments and experience an '80s-themed laser show. Tickets are $25.

πŸͺ© Celebrate Mardi Gras at Wonder Ballroom Saturday with elaborate costumes, Cajun food, King Cake, and dancing. Doors open at 6:30pm, tickets start at $30.

πŸ’Œ Buy your Valentine a gift at the MakerMarket in Sellwood Saturday from 10am-3pm. A variety of vendors will be selling apothecary elixirs, baked goods, jewelry and letterpress cards.

πŸ€ Join the Trail Blazers as the team celebrates Black History Month during their game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

  • There will be special performances from local Black artists and opportunities to engage in community service. The game starts at 7pm and ticket costs vary.

πŸ‘— Give your used clothes a second life at the Plus Size Swap-N-Shop at Midtowners Market on SE Hawthorne from 10am-6pm Saturday.

🌟 Take in the twinkling lights of the Portland Winter Light Festival one last time this weekend before the annual event goes back into hibernation. Check out the schedule here.

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