Every week is another chance to transcend the humdrum of everyday life. Especially those weeks that have event lineups like this.

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival

Get your claws on some prime Dungeness crab and wash it down with fine Oregon wine. What a way to spend a winter afternoon.

2-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 and noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4; Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; $11-$13; pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com

Sarah Silverman

One of the most visible, envelope-pushing comics in the game brings her special brand of sarcasm to the Keller. Make sure to condition your gut ahead of time to prepare for a couple hours of hard laughs.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8; Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St.; $45-$55; portland5.

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

It’ll take a whole pack of grizzly bears to keep you from heading outside after surrounding yourself with the latest gear for fishing, hunting and just tooling around in the woods.

Various times Wednesday, Feb. 8-Sunday, Feb. 12; Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Dr.; $5-$12; thesportsshows.com

Chinese Lantern Viewing

The Chinese New Year comes to a close at Superbahis Lan Su Chinese Garden with traditional lanterns reflecting in the lake, dancers and an illuminated dragon procession.

5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7-Sunday, Feb. 12; Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 N.W. Everett St.; $15-$55; lansugarden.org

Raptor Road Trip

Search for eagles, hawks and falcons with the help of naturalists and bird experts on this driving trip around Sauvie Island. Brink your binoculars and check in at Kruger’s Farm Market, 17100 N.W. Sauvie Island Rd.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4; Sauvie Island; $10 per car; oregonmetro.gov

Winter Lights Festival

Illuminated installations break up the winter doldrums along the Eastbank Esplanade. The second year of this festival of light brings new meaning to the phrase “It’s lit” with a lantern parade, illuminated bike ride and free trips on the Portland Spirit.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, and 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4; Eastbank Esplanade near OMSI; free; pdxwlf.com

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