Happy Valentine's Day from Curbside Press! There is a lot of live, local music to enjoy this weekend, like this shot of Robert Moir from last weekend's show at The Space in West Salem.
Looking for some last minute plans for Valentine's Day? Whether you are single or happily in a relationship, there are events happening around Oregon for everyone!
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Love & Hip Hop: Valentine’s Day Dance Party - $14
Friday, Feb. 14th - 8 pm
Ladd Taphouse - 2239 SE 11th Ave.
Get out your dancing shoes, because there’s a Valentine’s Day dance happening at Ladd Taphouse. This all-ages dance party will be sure to get your heart pumping. With live performances from Marcus McCauley, Scooty, Dante Thomas, and special guest B Knock, you are sure to have an exciting Valentine’s Day.
2nd Annual Rx Fest - $10 - $35
Feb. 14th to Feb. 16th
Wow, this is a big event. Forty bands will be playing across four different locations over the three day event, which is a benefit to support Outside In, Q Center, Planned Parenthood, and P:ear. These groups help so many in the community and benefits like this go so far to help them continue their incredible work. So, come out and listen to many spectacular bands while supporting a great cause. Want to listen ahead of time to some of the artists? Check out our playlist which includes many of the bands playing.
Mo Troper Album Release (21+)
Sunday, Feb. 16th - 8 pm
Holocene Portland - 1001 SE Morrison St.
Mo Troper is celebrating the release of his new album, Natural Beauty, at the Holocene this weekend. Accompanied by Tender Kids, and Phone Voice, the show should be a good way to end the weekend.
Valentine’s Day at Half Penny with Norman Sylvester
Friday, Feb. 14th - 9 pm to 12:30 am
Half Penny - 3743 Commercial St. SE
Oregon Music Hall of Famer Norman Sylvester will be playing at Half Penny for a night of blues, soul, and celebration. Bring your loved one and spend your Valentine’s night in the company of a phenomenal band.
Murder Mystery Valentine's Day Event (21+) - $75 (Reservation Required)
Friday, Feb. 14th - 6 pm
Chateau Bianca Winery 17485 Hwy 22, Dallas, 97338
What could be more romantic than helping to solve a murder? Chateau Bianca is having a special murder mystery event which runs for two hours. You get to help solve the case (or maybe become a suspect yourself) while professional actors help the party through the one-of-a-kind event! Your ticket also includes a bottle of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and even locally made truffles, plus the exciting experience of an interactive mystery!
Matinee: Salem’s Drag Brunch
Sunday, Feb. 16th - 12 pm
The Space Concert Club - 1128 Edgewater St. NW
The Space is hosting an all-ages drag brunch for the first time and it is going to be awesome. If you have never been to The Space or a drag queen brunch show, you should remedy that by going this weekend! While there is no cover, please, be sure to buy food or drinks and tip your queens.
Bourbon Street: A Mardi Gras Celebration - FREE
Feb. 13th to Feb. 16th
The Tap and Growler - 207 E 5th Ave.
The Tap and Growler is having their inaugural Mardi Gras celebration, which is going to be four days of excitement. There will be Louisiana-style food, which will include delicious dishes like shrimp po’boys or gumbo, amazing drinks and music! All ages are welcome to the event until 9 pm.
Valentine's Day Jazz - $5-10
Friday, Feb. 14th - 8 pm
The Campbell Club - 1670 Alder St.
Let's be honest, jazz is great and you should listen to more jazz. Plus, it’s inherently romantic, so take your lovely Valentine to The Campbell Club for a night of great music. The performers are from the University of Oregon, so you are supporting local artists while having your ears seduced by smooth jazz.
Brother Ali Secrets and Escapes Tour - $20 ($25 Day Of)
Saturday, Feb. 15th - 8 pm to 12 am
The WOW Hall - 291 W 8th Ave.
Come out for Brother Ali, Open Mike Eagle, and DJ Last Word for a night of rap and hip-hop. This show is part of Brother Ali’s new tour, Secrets and Escapes, to promote his new album of the same name.
21st Annual Oregon Winterfest - $10
Friday, Feb. 14th - Feb. 16th - 5 pm to 10 pm
Old Mill District - 450 SW Powerhouse St.
Bend is celebrating its twenty-first annual Winterfest this weekend. Three whole days of delicious food and drinks, music and festivities that will keep you busy. Plus, if you have a child who is two or younger, they can get in for free!
Boneyard’s Anti Valentine’s Day Bash
Friday, Feb. 14th - 4 pm to 10 pm (Music Starts at 7:30 pm)
Boneyard Pub - 1955 NE Division St.
If you are not a fan of supporting the corporatized, commercialized, and superfluous holiday that is Valentine’s Day, or you are just single and lonely, Boneyard Pub has you covered with their “Anti Valentine’s Day” celebration. Enjoy some punk music from Poolside Leper Society and pasta.
Paint With Your Sweetheart - $35
Friday, Feb. 14th - 6:30 pm
Creative Art and Picture Framing - 2115 NE Hwy 20, Suite 105
Painting can be such a great bonding experience for couples, so join Creative Art and Picture Framing for a night of champagne, paint, and good ol’ fashioned fun. Supplies will be provided and you don’t need any experience to join!
Dark Arts, Dark Hearts
Friday, Feb. 14th - 3 pm to 10pm
Brut Wine Bar - 240 10th St, Astoria, 97103
If you are not into celebrating Valentine's Day, why not stop by the Brut Wine Bar and drink a few bottles of wine to help you forget what day it is?
Stoplight Party With Passionate Karaoke
Friday, Feb. 14th - 8 pm
Marci’s Bar & Bistro - 1343 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, 97367
Have you ever heard of a “stoplight” party? Well, if you haven’t, this is how it works:
You wear a color of clothing depending on what your mood is. Red for “no romance” or “already taken,” yellow for “unsure” or “open to possibilities,” and green for “single and ready to mingle”. So, get your romance on (or not) with some karaoke and see where the night takes you. Also there will be a limited amount of free glow sticks, which is fun.
Helluva Love (21+)- $15
Saturday, Feb. 15th - 9 pm
South Beach Manor - 411 SE 35th St, South Beach, 97366
The Hoodrich Entertainment group is bringing a party to the South Beach Manor! Who doesn’t love to party? Plus, there will be jello shots and giveaways, which make every event better.
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