Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland

The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland is back this year Friday-Sunday, July 2-5, with a few twists because of the continuing COVID pandemic. Instead of being held on the waterfront in downtown Portland, it's moving less than a mile away to The Lot at Zidell Yards and changing its name to Upriver 2021. The festival's … Continue reading Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland

Alberta Rose Theatre streaming 14th annual tribute to Billie Holiday April 3

Billie Holiday (photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) On April 3 at 7 p.m. Pacific time, the the Alberta Rose Theatre is hosting its 14th annual tribute to jazz vocalist and songwriter Billie Holiday, nicknamed "Lady Day". This year, the tribute is streaming due to safety concerns and state restrictions from the COVID pandemic. The featured performers … Continue reading Alberta Rose Theatre streaming 14th annual tribute to Billie Holiday April 3

2021 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest taking flight in June

A red-winged blackbird bathes in a pond in Central Washington. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Organizers for the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest decided to fly ahead with an event this spring. It's scheduled Thursday-Sunday, May 13-16. In a post on the festival's Facebook page, the organizers wrote: "We are currently planning for a hybrid festival model … Continue reading 2021 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest taking flight in June

2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events

Tulips from Roozengaarde Flowers & Bulbs in Mount Vernon, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Because of ongoing safety concerns and state restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in northwestern Washington State will be a combination of virtual and in-person events. The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 1, with a … Continue reading 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events

The 2021 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books celebrates online

Meet the world's best writers, poets, and artists from the comfort of your home at the 26th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The 2021 event runs from Saturday, April 17, until Friday, April 23. Here's the schedule in Pacific time. Saturday, April 17 10 a.m. - Festival of Books Kickoff 10:30 a.m. - … Continue reading The 2021 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books celebrates online

Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl continues through March 14

Image by Alicja from Pixabay The annual Rose City Yarn Crawl welcomes knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, felters, and anyone else who loves the fiber arts explore the shops in the Portland metro area. This year's event is different because of the COVID pandemic but still offers fun and excitement for fiber crafters. Participating shops in … Continue reading Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl continues through March 14