CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2016

by Melanie Davis
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goldbeach floatFEBRUARY 1-29 The treasure hunt continues at Lincoln City with the Finders Keepers campaign. Be safe while you look for glass floats donated by artists to be found and kept by the beach’s visitors during daylight hours above the high tide mark, from the Roads End area to Siletz Bay. Gold Beach also sets out thousands of floats during the month of February. Gold Bay through Feb. 29, 2016 Lincoln beach through May 30, 2016
  FEBRUARY3-4 It’s time for the 2016 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC), a two-day convention about the fast-growing cannabis industry. More than 80 cannabis industry speakers, including a keynote address from former Blazer and current cannabis advocate Cliff Robinson, the CCC also expects to host more than 90 exhibitors. February 3 9am to 6pm February 4 9am to 4pm Portland Expo Center 2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217
  FEBRUARY 6 Take your pick of a great crab event: the Elgin crab Feed and the Florence Crab Crack take place on the same day! Head for the coast and gorge yourself. Stampede Hall Elgin, OR 97827, (541) 910-6095; and Florence Events Center Florence at 715 Quince St., Florence, (541) 997-9599
  FEBRUARY 6-7, 13-14 Hip Chicks Do Wine, along with Tamami Chocolate and Fudgelandia present a fun chocolate and wine pairing of 4 of locally crafted truffles and 1 wine infused fudge with 5 wines. February 6, 7, 13, & 14, 2016 11am – 5pm $12 in advance, $15 at the door More info: hipchicksdowine.com
  AcadiaFEBRUARY 9 This February 9 at Acadia Bistro enjoy a Fat Tuesday feast for $45 a person, prepared by chef Seamus Foran, an expert on Cajun cuisine. February 9, 2016 5-10pm Reservations: 503-249-5001 1303 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212
  FEBRUARY 11 The radio personality Contessa de la Luna celebrates her 10 Year Anniversary with a live variety show featuring a David Bowie kazoo tribute, human shadow puppets, prizes for the audience and so much more. $10 per person. February 11, 2016 7-9:30pm Clinton Street Theater 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202 More info: contessaluna2016.brownpapertickets.com
  Contessa FEBRUARY 13-14 Here’s a different idea for Valentine’s: a haunted Portland tour... with beer! 7 beer samples, stories of Portland’s wicked past and a tasting of chocolates by local makers, in the course of 3 hours. February 13 & 14 2016 3 PM, 7PM Must purchase $59 ticket in advance at beerquestpdx.com
  FEBRUARY 14 You don’t need a sweetheart to get lucky at Pix Patisserie. Find the pair of one carat black and white diamond stud earrings on Valentine’s Day hidden in one of their gift boxes. February 14, 2016 10 a.m. – Midnight 2225 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 (971) 271-7166 More info: pixpatisserie.com
  FEBRUARY 25 Baker City celebrates the cinematic arts the last Thursday of every month at the historic Eltrym Theater. Each month features a different art film and begins with a half hour storytelling time before the featured film. Tickets are $6 adults or $4 seniors and students. Storytelling 6:30pm, screening at 7:00pm. Eltrym Theater 1809 First Street Baker City, OR 97814 541-523-2522
  fantastiqueFEBRUARY 26-28 The Gerry Rempel Ensemble plays live with the internationally-famous Irish musician Eliot Grasso, accompanying the Ballet Fantastique’s retellings of traditional mythical characters such as Morgan le Fay and the Dragon King. Hult Center 1 Eugene Center (7th & Willamette), Eugene, Oregon 97401 More info: http://balletfantastique.org/ or (541) 342-4611