Newport, Depoe Bay Winter February, March Events Calendar
Ongoing Exhibit: Shipwrecks on Oregon's Coast. An exhibit on shipwrecks along Oregon's coast with photographs and objects. Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burrows House Museum. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org
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Open Weekends: Coastal Tuscan Tasting Room, Newport. A kind of mini-wine bar and wine shop. It's called the Coastal Tuscan Tasting Room, featuring a small selection of wines in a lovely Oregon coast setting – right off Highway 101, near the Yaquina Bay Bridge in its historic Deco District. The tasting room will feature four to five wines for tasting from boutique and favorite wineries, which will change each month. The Coastal Tuscan Room is near Hwy 101, at 715 SW Hurbert St., Suite D – the first stop light north of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. 541-867-6621. www.stonecrestbb.com Part of Stone Crest Cellars BnB, south of Newport.
Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay.. Join state officials at the Depoe Bay seawall for help in spotting whales. Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. www.whalespoken.org
Every Friday. Traditional high tea at the Grand Victorian. High tea includes a pot of tea, savories, scones, Devonshire cream and desserts. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15. 105 N.W. Coast St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4490 or 800-784-9936..
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Go behind the scenes on a popular encounter to shake an octopus’ hand … er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet. (No event on February 2.) Noon - 1 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Day. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for a 500-pound sea lion and what it looks like above the Passages of the Deep. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 1-1:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Day. Seal and Sea Lion Kisses. This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo opportunities. Ages 8 and up. $30 members, $35 nonmembers. 2:15 - 3 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
February 7. Met Opera: The Merry Widow. Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman. $20 general, $17 senior, $10 student, available by calling 541-265-2787. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org.
February 7. Hand Meet Puppet Workshop. Break from the mold of the ordinary and become a puppet. This informative and fun-filled workshop that will be taught by the very talented Cyn Wilkes. 2 p.m. Free. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org. 541-265-2787.
February 8 and 9. Winter Film Series: Pride. A warm "feel-good" movie about U.K. gay activists who work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mine workers in the summer of 1984. Based on a true story that made history. Adults $7.50, Senior, Students, OCCA members $7. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org. 541-265-2787.
February 10. Literary Flicks - A Midsummer Night's Dream. 1935 film based on William Shakespeare's play. Starring Ian Hunter, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Olivia de Havilland, Joe E. Brown, Dick Powell, and Victor Jory, the movie centers on the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. 6:30 p.m. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon.
February 11. Aquatots. Discover the secrets of sand and the animals that live there. This interactive education experience for preschoolers and their families is included with admission. No registration is required. 10:30 a.m. Free with admission. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
February 13 – 15. Dances from the Heart - Pacific Dance Ensemble. Free performance, music and benefit auction. 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org. 541-265-2787.
February 15, 16. Winter Film Series: Force Majeure. While on a skiing vacation in the French Alps a family’s dynamic is shaken to the core when an avalanche nearly wipes the lodge’s patrons lunching on an outdoor patio. Adults $7.50, Senior, Students, OCCA members $7. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org. 541-265-2787.
February 14. Chocolate for Charity. You too can taste the most delicious cake, the most creative taste sensation and any manner of delectable chocolate concotions from the culinary crew and kitchen at Oceanview Senior Living. Donations accepted. 2 p.m. 525 NE 71st Street. RSVP at 541.264.5542.
February 19 – 22. 38th Annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. The last weekend of every February, the central Oregon coast resort town of Newport, swells to well over 17,000 visitors coming to the Festival! for a weekend of wine, wonders in the culinary world, seafood and arts & crafts. South Beach Marina. 2320 SE Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon. www.seafoodandwine.com.
February 21. Fossil Fest. Bring your fossils and other beach finds to be identified by local experts. Enjoy a day full of presentations and exhibits on fossils including displays and hands-on activities. Programs by Newport's own Kent Gibson, Dr. Orr, Guy DiTorrace, Bill Sullivan. Free. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hatfield Marine Science Center. 2030 Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-0167.
February 21. Met Opera: Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle. An intriguing double bill. Anna Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in "Iolanta," while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. $20 general, $17 senior, $10 student, available by calling 541-265-2787. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org.
February 28 and March 1. Newport Symphony. David Ogden Stiers, conductor Rachmaninoff Symphony no. 2. Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m. $34 Preferred seating. $20 General seating. $10 Students (with ID). $20 general, $17 senior, $10 student, available by calling 541-265-2787. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org.
March 10. Literary Flicks - Elmer Gantry. 1960 film based on the 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis. Gantry (Burt Lancaster), is a drunken, dishonest street preacher allegedly patterned on Billy Sunday, who wrangles a job with the travelling tent ministry conducted by Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons). Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon.
March 14. Girl Scout Sleepover. Have the Aquarium to yourself as you travel through the exhibits on a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on, age appropriate activities, and experience early morning behind-the-scenes tours. 6:00 pm - Sunday, 9:00 am. $55 per person for members, $60 per person for nonmembers. To register call (541) 867-3474. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
March 21. Canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. $20 general, $17 senior, $10 student, available by calling 541-265-2787. Newport Performing Arts Center. 77 W. Olive Street, Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.org.
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