Mar 28, 2024 - Things to Do

Portland Weekend Guide: Art, noise and boiled eggs

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Watch Laurie Anderson at the Keller Auditorium. TikTok made her. Courtesy: Portland'5

It's Easter weekend and if that means brunch with the in-laws or a trip to the megachurch, bless. Here are some other fun Portland things to do.

Friday

🎭 See Laurie Anderson, who shook up the 1980s art world as a multimedia performance artist, exploring all the feels with technology.

  • TikTokers love talking over her pop hit "O Superman," but here she's backed by a live band, Sexmob. Keller Auditorium. ($54.75 - $95)

🎸 Persuade a teen to descreen and mosh hard at Spring BreakFest, a two-day music event put on by the Friends of Noise, saviors of the all-ages concert scene.

🪺 Go for the low-hanging fruit at the Easter egg hunt at Lee Farms in Tualatin, a great Portland tradition.

  • Note: 10am to 3pm, Friday and Saturday, but not Easter Sunday. ($25 to hunt, $10 to watch)

Saturday

🚣 Alumni group OxCam Oregon is holding a viewing party for the Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race at Yur's.

  • The women's race begins at 7:46am, the men's 8:46am. (No cover)

🏒 Join the crowd before the 6pm hockey playoff game outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Portland Winterhawks Fan Fest.

  • See the Rosebuds Dance Team and get a free Winterhawks tattoo on the Ink Bus. 3pm. (Free)

📚 Mask up and make friends at Reed Zine Fest, a retro print event with "The High Desert" author James Spooner.

Sunday

✝️ Easter Sunday services at the Roman Catholic church The Grotto start with a 6:30am procession, "Jesus Meets His Mother," then mass at 8am, 10am and noon. (Free)

🥻 Work it at the Southern Belles farm-to-table drag brunch, with promises of "hospitality, charm, glamor, and elevated comfort food."

🖼️ Did you catch it? Black Artists of Oregon closes on Sunday. 10am-6pm, Portland Art Museum.

  • $25; kids age 17 and under free.
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