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January 2013 Events

Where to Go and What To Do in Portland, January 2013


Updated January 14, 2013

1/1 - 1/6
The Book of Mormon

What: The musical smash hit from the creators of South Park has taken home nine Tony Awards and the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Now it's coming to Portland, and it's a must see.
Where: Keller Auditorium
When: 7:30 p.m.
Website: pcpa.com

First Thursday in the Pearl, NW, SW, Old Town
What: Enjoy art gallery openings throughout the Pearl District and surrounding neighborhoods on the first Thursday of every month.
Where: Pearl District, Portland
Website: firstthursdayportland.com

1/4 - 1/6
Portland Build, Remodel and Landscape Show
What: Meet with renowned remodeling and building experts and get up to speed on design techniques and the latest materials to dial in your home's interior, exterior and landscaping and gardens.
Where: Oregon Convention Center
When: Friday, Noon-8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Website: homeshowcenter.com

1/6 and every Sunday
Portland Poetry Slam
Eight poets do battle, no holds barred, every Sunday.
7:30 p.m.
Where: Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave
Website: facebook.com/portlandpoetryslam

O-Shogatsu New Year's Festival at the Japanese Garden

What: O-Shogatsu, the Japanese New Year, is a time to get together with family and friends and start things off right for an auspicious year to come. Visitors will have the chance to ink a year-starting letter of calligraphy and sip O-matcha tea.
Portland Japanese Garden
When: Noon-3 p.m.
Admission: Included with general Japanese Garden admission
Website: japanesegarden.com

1/9 - 1/13
Portland Boat Show
What: Hundreds of boats and accessories fill the Portland Expo Center, and new for 2013 there's also a used boat expo.
Where: Portland Expo Center
When: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Robin Williams
Robin Williams, one of the world's preeminent comedians, will be performing along with David Steinberg for a night of laughs.
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Website: pcpa.com

1/12 - 1/13
Portland Bridal Show

What: Dresses, cakes, music and tastings are all on full display so that you can find just what will make your perfect day truly perfect.
Where: Oregon Convention Center
Website: portlandbridalshow.com

Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Tour
What: The five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga hits Portland.
Where: Rose Garden Arena
When: 7:30 p.m.

Rose City Classic Dog Shows
What: See the dog-eat-dog (actually quite civilized) battle for proper dogginess and Best in Show 2013
Portland Expo Center
Website: rosecityclassic.org

1/18 - 1/20
Get your chocolate fix -- and then some -- by sampling some of the best chocolates from the region and beyond. Past fests have included non-traditional adventures such as chocolate fettuccine!
Oregon Convention Center
Friday Premiere Party, 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Portland International Auto Show
What: Learn about greening your ride at the ECO show, maximize your vehicle's longevity at the Healthy Life Garage and, of course, see all the latest makes, models and aftermarket products.
Oregon Convention Center
When: Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: portlandautoshow.com

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