The weekend is here! Let’s get a little fired up. We’ve got plenty of things to help with that. Here’s our “five things to do” list. Add your suggestions…

Hear That Sound?

That’s the red hot Siren Festival, warming up to rock this weekend at various locations. A few highlights: two full nights of live musical performances at the Alberta Rose Theater with THEESatisfaction, Fault Lines, Shook Twins and many more. McMenamins Kennedy School will host the Nation Art and Craft Sale. And the Hell Hath No Fury comedy night takes place at the Funhouse on Sunday night. All details on the Siren Festival right here.


Philharmonic Fierceness

Philharmonic and fierceness you ask?  Well, yes.  What’s it take to pour your heart into learning and excelling at music?  That’s right. Come celebrate the passion of more than 100 young musicians as they play their hearts out in the Portland Youth Philharmonic Fall Concert.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


Rekindled Fire

The Dan Reed Network rekindles the magic of the ’80s by bringing together the original lineup for a show Saturday night at the Roseland Theater.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
Roseland Theater
Tickets | All ages

Inessa chats with Dan Reed and Blake Sakamoto about music, politics, activism and general WDUP.


Girls on Fire

Girls will be rocking this weekend, as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls holds its fundraising benefit. Presented by legendary Portland punk band the Neo Boys, the event marks the release of the group’s new double album “Sooner or Later.”

Several awesome bands will perform: Cold beat, The Vandies, The Ghost Ease and Busy Scissors, among others, to celebrate RRCG’s mission – teach girls and women how to play instruments and use music to empower and express themselves.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.
Crystal Ballroom
Tickets: $10

Listen in as we chat with kids in the program, camp leaders and parents discussing how the camp has impacted their lives.


A Cause for Fierceness

A landmark film about the environment movement has several screenings in Oregon: “A Fierce Green Fire – Battle for a Living Planet,” billed as the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement.

Spanning five decades of environmental activism, the documentary is narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd and others. The film’s director, Mark Kitchell, is traveling with the film – which has been chosen for Sundance and other influential film festivals. Here’s the schedule for Oregon screenings.