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$4 Family Movies: The Great Muppet Caper

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    Stop the presses! Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are on the case this month at THE JUDY, so grab a seat (or a beanbag) and head on down to The Family Cinema. What’s the Movie About? Fearless journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo snag an assignment reporting on a British jewel heist. Arriving in England, the trio

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    Junior Roller Derby Exhibition

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      Rose City Rollers Juniors hit the track for the first time in 2024! Join in on February 25th to experience the thrill of junior roller derby. The 7-12-year-old Petals skate first in game one, and the 12-18-year-old Buds take the track for the headliner! With interactive halftime games and tasty concessions, it’s fun that the

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      A Year with Frog & Toad

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        Wake up from hibernation with this delightful musical based on Arnold Lobel’s treasure characters. Join best friends Frog and Toad as they hop, sing, and dance through a year of adventure. As the seasons change from spring to fall, the cheerful Frog and the more timid Toad plant a garden, go swimming, fly kites, and

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        St. Johns Spring Fling

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          The weather is warming and people will be swarming to celebrate the Spring Fling in the historic St. Johns neighborhood on April 27th! Art, activities and music from 11 AM to 2 PM in the St. Johns plaza, district-wide celebration with specials from local businesses all day. Pick up a drawing entry form to win

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          Olive and Dingo Show @ Uplifted

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            Treat your kids to our weekly Tueday family fun kid rockin’ good time: It’s Story Time with Olive and Dingo, where we sing our dreams, wiggle, and perform delightful and wild stories for kids. We crack jokes, read books, make music, and bring the best out in your kiddos. At the end of the 35ish

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            Party for CASA

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              Join CASA for Children’s Ambassador Board for a night of fun  as we raise funds for children in foster care in Multnomah, Washington, Columbia, and Tillamook Counties.  Party for CASA is a family-friendly event with door prizes, raffles, arcade games, karaoke, bowling, and more! So bring yourself, your family, and friends to learn about and

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              Olive and Dingo Love Show @ Musical Monsters

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                Valentines day show! We’ll sing, rock and roll about love In a magical bookstore in SE PDX we’ll perform a rousing musical story time show with a loving theme: we’re Olive and Dingo! Songs and stories and then you can take home a heart shaped balloon creation made by Olive and Dingo too! Ticket$: pay

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                Olive and Dingo Show @ Musical Monsters

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                  Let’s rock! In a magical bookstore in SE PDX we’ll perform a rousing musical story time show: we’re Olive and Dingo! Songs and stories and then you can take home a balloon creation made by Olive and Dingo too! Ticket$: pay at the venue $5-10 per child. Your kids will get to venture behind the

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                  They Called Him Duke; His Mother Called Him Edward

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                    Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is a cultural giant and a musical pioneer who passed away 50 years ago in 1974. Yet his influence remains pervasive, fresh and ceaselessly modern. But why, and how? How many appreciate that he not only created the music that defined (and even named) the Swing era, but that he elevated

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                    Winterreise Portland

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                      Join PSU faculty, baritone Harry Baechtel and pianist Chuck Dillard, for a multimedia performance of Franz Schubert’s late, tragic masterpiece Winterreise. The performance will feature English translations as well as black and white images of Portland that augment the journey by photographer So-Min Kang.

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                      PSU Valentine Celebration

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                        Ken Selden conducts the PSU Orchestra with the music of Takemitsu, Ravel, Clara Schumann, and The Mamas & The Papas with special guests Li Kuang and Chuck Dillard of the PSU faculty. Each year, the PSU Orchestra presents a series of concerts throughout the Portland area. Recent highlights include music of Mahler and Frank Zappa

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                        Easter Egg Hunt at DIG PDX

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                          We’re thrilled to invite you to DiG PDX’s inaugural Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny on March 26 & 27. Brace yourselves for a sandy adventure as little explorers embark on a thrilling sand egg scavenger hunt, digging for hidden treasures amidst vibrant eggs scattered throughout the sandboxes. Don’t miss the chance to find

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                          Spotlight: A Family Arts Festival

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                            Portland is a treasure trove of incredible art. For one weekend only, you can see it all in one place! Music, dance, theater, and visual art will fill every corner of THE JUDY, Portland’s downtown hub for youth arts. Tickets start at just $10! The amazing lineup of artists includes: Becky Hawkins (Visual Art) Brick Bending

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                            $4 Family Movies: Newsies (1992)

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                              “I’m the king of New York!” Brave newsboys take on journalism giants this month at THE FAMILY CINEMA.  What’s It About?  Estimated run time: 125 minutes Rated PG  The Family Cinema is celebrating stories that appear on both stage and screen. Also playing: Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Wizard of Oz. 

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                              Sensory Friendly Concert with WindSync (presented by Chamber Music Northwest)

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                                WindSync’s signature concert program for children and families celebrates storytelling through music. The cornerstone is Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf. The musicians do triple duty as narrators, characters, and soundtrack in this fully staged adaptation, complete with costumes and choreography. Young people learn how the instruments produce sound through an old-fashioned Texas hoedown, and

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