There’s a chill in the air. A dusting of snow. And plenty to keep the season brighter than the stars in the clear skies we’ve seen this last week. Here are a few choice ideas to keep the fires burning bright for you and for others.
Sing to Feed
The second annual Sing to Feed will take place at The Historic Old Church on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. This year, they’re stripping down the concept and going “sponsor free” so they can focus on the music, and more importantly, our community.
Portland Bazaar at The Sandbox
Mark your calendars and get ready for the 3rd Annual Portland Bazaar on December 6, 7 and 8.
Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m. will be an early opening where you’ll be able to browse in a more relaxed atmosphere for a small $10 admission with a free drink ticket from House Spirits Distillery included. They’ll have music, drinks and food for you while you enjoy less crowds and easier access to vendors and makers. Regular programming resumes with free admission Saturday and Sunday. They’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for some great shopping and that great holiday atmosphere.
da Vinci Arts Middle School Art Fair
The popular da Vinci Arts Fair offers the ideal shopping venuefor out of the ordinary gifts made from all sorts of art forms. Shop more than 70 juried artists showcasing ceramics, clocks, clothing,sculptures, paintings, pottery, photos, soaps and wearable art. There is also live music, hands-on activities, small batch ediblesand a selection of student artwork for sale. Free admission
December 7 & 8 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2580 NE Everett St. , OR 97232
Since John Waters is sold out at the Aladdin Friday night… what is a cynic to do? Head for Artists Rep to see what ART’s new artistic director, Domaso Rodrigquez, has cooked up for seasonal delights and it’s not chestnuts. It’s a twofer of contemporary works that happen to be set on Christmas Eve. (Mature audiences!)
Portland’s Christmas Ships Parade
2013 marks the 59th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Ore. The Christmas Ship Fleet averages about 55 to 60 boats between the two Columbia and Willamette River fleets. Both fleets will be out most every night for two weeks beginning Dec. 6, 2013 and running nightly through Dec. 21, 2013 (with the exception of Monday, Dec. 9, when the Christmas Ships will not run).