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Portland Event News Digest: Jan 3-9, 2022

Ticket Alerts, General Announcements, and COVID-19 Resources
January 6, 2022
Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival will return for an in-person romp at Revolution Hall.

After the blur of the holiday season, it can be hard getting back into the swing of things. To help ease the transition back into your usual routine and get you up to speed, we’ve compiled this handy digest that includes the latest event news, assorted announcements you should know about, and COVID-19 resources.


2022 HUMP! Film Festival Add to a List
Revolution Hall (Feb 24-26, Mar 3-5)

Live Wire Spring 2022 Season Add to a List  
(season passes on sale now; individual show tickets on sale Fri Jan 7)
Alberta Rose Theatre and Revolution Hall (Feb-June 2022)


FAN EXPO Portland Add to a List *CANCELLED*
Oregon Convention Center (Jan 21-23)

Neal Francis Add to a List
Postponed and moved from Sat Jan 8 at Doug Fir Lounge to Tues May 24 at Wonder Ballroom

Portland’s Folk Festival Add to a List
Crystal Ballroom (Postponed from Jan 14-16 to Jan 2023)

STRFKR Add to a List
Roseland Theater (Postponed from Fri Jan 21; new date forthcoming)



Portland Music Month Add to a List kicked off this week, presenting over 100 shows in various venues across the city. Check out our picks Add to a List , the full schedule, and Portland Mercury music columnist Jenni Moore’s write up.

Holocene Add to a List has updated their COVID policy in response to the spread of the omicron variant. The venue will require concertgoers to provide proof that they have received a booster shot or a negative professionally administered COVID test result within 24 hours of entry.

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association announced their 2022 Book Award Winners today. You can tune in for the PNBA Book Awards Celebration Add to a List on Tuesday, February 8. 

Today is the final day to submit nominations for the 11th Oregon Poet Laureate. Nominees will then have until Friday, January 14 to complete their applications.


The ski slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline, and Ski Bowl reopened yesterday following a heavy snowstorm.


With omicron cases climbing and general winter malaise setting in now that the holidays are over, you could probably use a drink. Luckily, the Portland Mercury’s Highball Week Add to a List is on the horizon, coming to a bar near you January 31-February 6. 


For folks looking to head East out of Portland, a heads up that I-84 between Troutdale and Hood River is closed due to landslides. Drivers are advised to take SR 14 instead. 


This month, Multnomah County is hosting four weekly vaccine clinics, offering first, second, and booster doses. 

The OHSU COVID testing site at the Expo Center remains fully booked, but Curative mobile testing sites are showing available appointments for next week.

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