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Event Management Platform Market Worth $60Bn by 2028 at 11.5% CAGR Led by Cloud-based Deployment (74.6% Market Share in 2021), Global Analysis (18+ Countries, 5 Key Regions, 50+ Companies) by The Insight Partners

Event Management Platform Market Worth $60Bn by 2028 at 11.5% CAGR Led by Cloud-based Deployment (74.6% Market Share in 2021), Global Analysis (18+ Countries, 5 Key Regions, 50+ Companies) by The Insight Partners

New York, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Insight Partners published latest research study on “Event Management Platform Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Component [Hardware (Physical and Hybrid Check-in), Software, and Services (Professional Services, Managed Services)], Deployment (On Premise and Cloud-based), Application (Event Planning, Event Registration and Ticketing, Event Marketing, Content Management, Networking Management, Analytics and Reporting, Audience Management and Communication, Visitor Management, Venue Management, Virtual Lobby Management, and Others  ), End User (Trade Show Organizers, Event Management Agencies, Corporates, Academics, Organizations, Associations/Non-profitable Trusts/Government Bodies, and Others)”, based on component, the market is segmented into hardware, software, and services. The software segment led the market with the largest market share in 2021.

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Report Coverage Details
Market Size Value in US$ 31.23 Billion in 2022
Market Size Value by US$ 60.01 Billion by 2028
Growth rate CAGR of 11.5% from 2022 to 2028
Forecast Period 2022-2028
Base Year 2022
No. of Pages 174
No. Tables 153
No. of Charts & Figures 104
Historical data available Yes
Segments covered Component, Deployment, Application, and End User
Regional scope North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
Country scope US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverage Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Event Management Platform Market: Competitive Landscape and Key Developments
ACTIVE Network, LLC; BigMarker; Aventri, Inc.; Bizzabo; Swapcard; Goldcast; WebEx Events; PheedLoop Inc.; Zuddl; and Airmeet are among the key players profiled during the study of the global event management platform market. In addition, several other essential market players were studied and analyzed to get a holistic view of the event management platform market and its ecosystem.

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In May 2022, ACTIVE Network and accesso entered into a strategic partnership to extend the reach of the company’s solutions to the ski industry. This partnership would allow ACTIVE Network to access the e-commerce ticketing suite of accesso, and the clients of accesso would get an option for real-time transport protocol (RTP).

In January 2022, Aventri merged with MeetingPlay, an innovative solution provider for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. The new event software powerhouse would combine the strengths of both companies to offer a complete full-service solution for meetings and events.

The major stakeholders in the global event management platform market ecosystem include event management platform hardware/software/service providers, system integrators, and end users. With the rising demand for event management platform solutions for event planning, event registration and ticketing, event marketing, content management, networking management, analytics and reporting, audience engagement and communication, visitor management, venue management, virtual lobby management across the globe, the event management platform providers are also experiencing sustainable growth opportunities.

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The major end users of the event management platform market include trade show organizers, event management agencies, corporates, academic, organizations, associations/non-profitable trusts/government bodies, and others. Among end users, the event management agencies segment to have the highest share. Event management agencies help organizations develop and plan events for their clients. The events include creating effective invitations, managing registrations, organizing housing and travel preferences, collecting online payments, and viewing reports in actual time.

Event Management Platform Market: Application Segment Overview
Based on application, the market is segmented into event planning, event registration and ticketing, event marketing, content management, networking management, analytics and reporting, audience engagement and communication, visitor management, venue management, virtual lobby management, and others. The event planning segment led the event management platform market with the largest market share in 2021.

Companies are incorporating videos to create more digital experiences as audiences’ preference for on-demand viewing is growing. Virtually every marketer considers webinars a crucial component of their strategy and the most effective medium for generating quality sales leads. With webinars, companies from all industries are fast turning to digital-first interaction. According to the ON24 Webinar Benchmarks Report 2021, companies are rapidly transitioning to digital-first engagement with webinars. The findings are based on over ~2,000 businesses providing over ~100,000 digital experiences with ~100 participants utilizing ON24 in one of the most comprehensive data investigations of digital events in 2020.

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As per the data, the use of webinars climbed 162%, with attendance nearly quadrupling to over ~60 million people. Over ~61 million hours of material were consumed by audiences, representing ~300% growth. As the shift to digital platforms rises, webinars are becoming increasingly necessary in marketing and sales. In a follow-up poll to the benchmarks report, 99% of marketers think webinars are essential to their strategies, with 72% stating they directly influence pipeline and revenue. The benefits of webinars, such as audience analytics, engagement data, and buying signals, allow marketers to claim that 66% of sales teams prioritize webinar leads, making webinars the top digital channel for generating qualified leads and sales leads for 89% of respondents.

Using modern technologies, such as webinars, in the healthcare industry helps to continuously optimize the execution of care and streamline processes that support and enable efficient care delivery. Webinars can also help break down collaborative boundaries, allowing faster clinical discovery. Similarly, educational webinars and web conferencing technologies have recently received more attention. Students do not need to spend money on transportation or lodging to receive an education. Similarly, the educational institution does not need to make significant space or class size investments to accommodate new pupils. Thus, the growing use of webinars is driving the event management platform market growth.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on North America Event Management Platform Market:
The dramatic shift to virtual events created new challenges for event planners, such as rethinking plans and designs, managing remote speakers to deal with new technologies, and finding interesting ways of keeping people engaged. Moreover, the declining gross domestic product (GDP) of the region hampered the event management platform market growth. The COVID-19 crisis has drastically forced event planners to switch from in-person meetings to virtual meetings.

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The COVID-19 outbreak has slightly affected the event platform providers for conducting virtual events. However, the event management platform market is expected to foresee significant growth opportunities in the coming years owing to the rising demand for digital content and live streaming. Thus, the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the North American event management platform market is moderate.

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Panel discussion is part of Pride Month events – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

Published on June 15, 2022

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In celebration of Pride Month, a livestream panel discussion about bringing your authentic self to work will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The discussion will feature LGBTQ city employees and allies.

The event can be viewed live on FWTV and the city’s YouTube channel.

About Pride Month

Pride Month was first celebrated in 1970 to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States, the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as Gay Pride Day, but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation, the day soon grew to encompass a monthlong series of events.

Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally and internationally.

In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), as well as the first March on Washington in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month.


Photo: The City Council presented a proclamation for Pride Month in Fort Worth during Tuesday’s meeting.


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Daphne Bramham: Is paying the high price for mega-events worth it?

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As Vancouver waits to find out how many 2026 World Cup matches it will host, a new study puts the cost of mega-events into perspective.

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There is no doubt that hosting some of the men’s World Cup soccer games in 2026 will provide Vancouver with a spectacle unlike most others we get to experience.

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Soccer fans — especially at matches at this level — are a show unto themselves. They will be wearing outrageous costumes, singing songs, waving flags — hopefully without the hooliganism that has attended some other international matches, and without a similar ticketing debacle that recently resulted in fans being pepper-sprayed by Paris police.

Next Thursday, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association will announce whether Vancouver will get three or five of the 60 matches, and which teams will be playing.

But as people breathlessly await the announcement, a study published recently by three University of Lausanne researchers puts into perspective not only B.C.’s $250-million share of the spectacle, but Vancouver’s potential bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

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Canadian players celebrate after qualifying for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar after beating Jamaica 4-0 in March.
Canadian players celebrate after qualifying for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar after beating Jamaica 4-0 in March. Photo by CARLOS OSORIO /REUTERS

Lead author Martin Mueller and his colleagues looked at the costs and revenues from 14 Summer Olympic Games, 15 Winter Olympics and 14 World Cups held between 1964 and 2018.

With combined costs of more than $120 billion US and combined revenue from broadcast rights, tickets and sponsorships of nearly $70 billion US, the average return on investments was a loss of 38 per cent.

“Are the Olympics and the football World Cup profitable for the IOC and FIFA (who own the rights to these events)? Yes, very much so,” they write.

“Are they profitable for the organizing committees that need to put them on? Sometimes, but not very often. For the host city and government? Hardly ever.”

Here’s how it works:

For World Cup events, all of the revenue goes to FIFA, with the organizing committee bearing most of the operational costs. For the Olympics, revenue goes to both the IOC and the organizing committee (although not necessarily equally), with the costs paid by the organizing committee and the host government.

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In economic terms, these events have a structural deficit. That means they are not financial viable without external subsidies. And it means that the problem is systemic, rather than the result of poor decision-making by the hosts.

But the study’s structural deficit figures likely fall far short of the real losses because security expenses and other “indirect costs” were not included in the calculation, even though the study notes that indirect costs typically range from $1 million to $1 billion.

The study defines indirect costs as Olympic villages, media centres, and other “event-induced costs” such as new public transportation, highways, improved power supplies, and so on.

But indirect costs for the Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Games were far higher: the $2.1-billion Canada Line to the airport, the $883-million Convention Centre built for use as the media centre, and the $883-million expedited improvements to Sea-to-Sky Highway.

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Based on their findings, the authors urge citizens and politicians to think differently about the “opportunity” being offered to host mega-events.

“They are not offering the rights to a profit-making business deal, but asking for subsidies for a loss-making venture.”

Citing other studies, the Swiss authors note that mega-event proponents often fall prey to “optimism bias”. Others engage in “strategic misrepresentation”.

That misrepresentation is possible because of “a principal-agent situation and information asymmetry, in which the agent (for example the city bidding for a mega-event) knows more about the real costs of a mega-event than the principal (the taxpayers), but communicates a lower cost estimate to make hosting the event more palatable to the public.”

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Canadian alpine skier Brodie Seger during training prior to the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Studies such as these, along with more media attention paid to the skyrocketing costs of recent mega-events and a growing number of venues that are never used after the events, have caused taxpayers to be less enthusiastic about being hosts, even if politicians aren’t.

In the past eight years, votes in plebiscites and referenda have quashed Olympic bids in Calgary (2018), Rome (2017), Hamburg (2015), and Oslo (2014).

And it is why the IOC has recently been urging frugality by potential host cities. It has also flattened its lengthy and expensive bidding process, with the (perhaps) unintended consequence that the new system is both shorter and less transparent.

As for the 2026 World Cup, Premier John Horgan withdrew Vancouver’s name in 2018 citing FIFA’s demand that the province “write a blank cheque.”

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Chicago, Minneapolis and Glendale, Calif. also dropped out that year because of cost concerns and what were described as FIFA’s “heavy-handed demands” that included visa-free entry to FIFA representatives and exemptions from taxes and labour laws.

But three months ago, Vancouver was back in, with Horgan telling reporters that FIFA was no longer “looking for the sea and the sky in their ask from host cities.”

However, turfing the fake grass at B.C. Place — literally putting real stuff over top of the fake — was one of FIFA’s non-negotiable demands, even though the Crown-owned B.C. Pavilion Corp. spent $3.1 million completing the installation of artificial grass earlier this year.

So, good luck snagging a World Cup ticket. But even if you don’t, enjoy the party because you’re going to be paying for it.

Twitter: @bramham_daphne

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Event Management Software Industry Worth $14+ Billion by 2026 | Global Market Research Report, 2022 | Gamification of Events to Engage a Larger Audience –

Event Management Software Industry Worth $14+ Billion by 2026 | Global Market Research Report, 2022 | Gamification of Events to Engage a Larger Audience -

DUBLIN–()–The “Event Management Software Market with COVID-19 Impact, by Component (Software (Event Registration and Ticketing, Content Management) and Services), Deployment Mode, Organization Size, End User and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” report has been added to’s offering.

The Global Event Management Software Market is forecast to grow from USD 7 billion in 2021 to USD 14.1 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.9% during the forecast period.

Event management software helps organizations keep track of all of their event’s moving parts to help their event run more smoothly. It also facilitates organizations to automate various processes, including sourcing, coordination, event planning, venue management, expense tracking, marketing, and data analysis, throughout the life cycle of their events. This helps enterprises manage these processes from a centralized platform, enabling them to improve their operational processes and increase their marketing leads from events.

By Component, the Services segment to grow at the higher CAGR during the forecast period

By Component, the Services segment is expected to grow at a higher growth rate during the forecast period. Services are necessary for easy deployment, integration, and proper functioning of the software. The services segment has been further segmented into professional services and managed services. Rising pressure on event management service providers to stay competitive in the market leads to improved quality of service being provided to the customers.

By Services, the Professional Services segment to hold the larger market size

The Professional Services segment is expected to hold a larger market size. These services include deployment and integration, consulting, and support and maintenance services. The professional services provide an expert level of deployment, integration, consulting, and support and maintenance services for the proper installation of a specific software either on-premises or over the cloud.

By Deployment Mode, Cloud segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The Cloud segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Cloud-based solutions are provided directly through cloud-deployed network connectivity. These solutions help reduce the overall costs while providing highly flexible and scalable access to event management solutions through the IT infrastructure hosted by cloud service providers.

Research Coverage

The Event Management Software Market is segmented by Component, Deployment Mode, Organization Size, End-user, and Region. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been undertaken to provide insights into their business overviews; solutions and services; key strategies; new product launches and product enhancements; partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers; agreements and business expansions; and competitive landscape associated within the Event Management Software Market.

The following key vendors are profiled in the report:

  • Cvent (US)
  • Aventri (US)
  • Eventbrite (US)
  • Ungerboeck (US)
  • Hopin (UK)
  • XING Events (Germany)
  • Bizzabo (US)
  • Certain (US)
  • RainFocus (US)
  • ACTIVE Network (US)
  • Eventzilla (US)
  • Meeting Evolution (US)
  • EventMobi (Canada)
  • Zoho (India)
  • Regpack (US)
  • EventBooking (US)
  • Bitrix24 (US)
  • Arlo (UK)
  • webMOBI (US)
  • Tripleseat (US)
  • Hubilo (US)
  • Circa (US)
  • Hubb (US)
  • Accelevents (US)
  • Glue Up (US)
  • idloom (Belgium)
  • Eventdex (US)
  • Event Temple (Canada)
  • Whova (US)
  • Airmeet (US)

Market Dynamics

  • Drivers

    • COVID-19: A Catalyst to Accelerate the Adoption of Virtual Events
    • Rise in Demand to Manage Large Volumes of Data and Automate Event Management Tasks
    • Compelling Need to Save Time and Money with Real-Time Data Analysis
    • Increase in Demand to Capture Actionable Business Insights from Events
    • Growth in the Use of Social Media for Event Marketing
  • Restraints

    • Difficulty in Integrating Event Management Software with Business Systems
    • High Initial Cost Associated with Event Management Software
  • Opportunities

    • Gamification of Events to Engage a Larger Audience
    • Growth in Inclination Toward Adoption of AI and ML in Event Management
  • Challenges

    • Wide Gap Between Organizers’ Offerings and Attendees’ Needs
    • Lack of Awareness of Event Management Software

Case Study Analysis

  • NEC Corporation Showcasing Proven SaaS Solutions to Customers Through Virtual Events on the Cvent Platform
  • HLB Designed a Virtual Event with Aventri Virtual Event Platform
  • Glassdoor Used Hopin for Its First Fully Virtual Sales Kickoff
  • Acronis Scales Their Hybrid Event Strategy with Bizzabo

Premium Insights

  • Growing Demand for Event Management Software Solutions Would Tackle High Demand from Event Organizers and Planners
  • Software to Account for a Larger Market Share During the Forecast Period
  • The Support and Maintenance Segment to be the Largest Market During the Forecast Period
  • On-Premises Deployment to Account for a Larger Market Share During the Forecast Period
  • Large Enterprise Segment to Account for a Larger Market Share During the Forecast Period
  • Event Organizers and Planners Segment to Account for the Largest Market Share During the Forecast Period
  • Asia-Pacific to Emerge as the Best Market for Investments in the Next Five Years

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Sephora Spring Savings Event: 15 Products That Are Totally Worth the Splurge – E! Online

Sephora Spring Savings Event: 15 Products That Are Totally Worth the Splurge - E! Online

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In case you missed it, Sephora’s Spring Savings Event is on!

Starting today, all membership tiers have access to the sale, which means you can score up to 20% off your purchase with code: SAVESPRING through 4/11. Plus, enjoy same-day delivery, curbside pickup options or score free shipping with code: FREESHIP.

Since there are so many incredible brands and products to choose from at Sephora, we’ve been sharing our top sale picks across categories like skincare and haircare. And today, we rounded up 15 big-ticket items that you’ll definitely want to splurge on during the savings event. 

Scroll below to check out the skincare gadgets, cult-favorite serums, fragrances and more beauty must-haves that are worth every penny!

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Who is Michael Buffer? Major events, net worth of boxing announcer

Who is Michael Buffer? Major events, net worth of boxing announcer

“Let’s get ready to rumble.”

Those words have become synonymous with boxing events, as has the voice and creator of that catchphrase, Michael Buffer.

Buffer has been a ring announcer since the 1980s. During that time, he has been ringside for a number of major sporting events like boxing matches, Stanley Cup playoff games, World Series games, Indy 500 races and many more.

But there’s been one event Buffer has said he’s always wanted to call: the Super Bowl.

“A Super Bowl would be great,” Buffer told Sports Illustrated.

Buffer announced the start of the Rams’ wild-card matchup against the Cardinals. He then kicked off the NFC Championship for Los Angeles against the 49ers. Could this year’s game be next?

“I think it’s all decided what’s going to happen right down to every split second,” Buffer told SI.


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Michael Buffer’s major events

Buffer has primarily deployed his catchphrase and iconic voice at boxing matches. He began his announcing career in the early 1980s, and quickly became the announcer for Top Rank events. By the late 1980s, he was the primary announcer at casinos owned by Donald Trump.

Buffer has announced fights featuring some of the sport’s most prominent boxers, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez. Buffer has been the ring announcer for DAZN fights since 2018, and has previously had deals with HBO and NBC Sports Network.

But Buffer has also announced the start of several major sporting events. He was an announcer for the 1999 Indianapolis 500, 2017 NBA Finals, 2017 United States Grand Prix, the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals and 2019 National League Championship Series, among others.

He has also made appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “American Idol” and “Deal or No Deal.”


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Michael Buffer net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Buffer has a net worth of $400 million. It says that he makes between $25,000 and $100,000 per fight, though occasionally he has made up to $1 million.

The majority of his career earnings have actually come from a trademark on his catchphrase. ABC News reported that his trademark has earned him more than $400 million in revenue by selling it to music, video games and merchandise.

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Portland Is Filled With Black History Month Events. Here Are Six Worth Your Consideration.

Portland Is Filled With Black History Month Events. Here Are Six Worth Your Consideration.

Cascade Festival of African Films

The longest-running African film festival in the country opens with DiaTribe, a documentary that traces hip-hop dance moves back to African dance traditions. More movies continue into March, both in theatrical screenings and with virtual events. DiaTribe screens at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. 7 pm Friday, Feb. 4. For full schedule, visit Free.

In My Shoes

Over the next month, young Black men will lead 45-minute walking tours through their neighborhoods, including Cully, Kenton and Parkrose. Presented by the nonprofit Word is Bond, the ambulatory storytelling sessions are designed to show Portlanders—including police officers—why these neighborhoods matter to the young men who live there. Nine neighborhoods, Saturdays, Feb. 5-29. Free.

All Power to the People

A three-day tribute honors Kent Ford, a founding member of the Portland chapter of the Black Panther Party. The event opens with a staged reading of a new solo play about Ford, Walking Through Portland With a Panther. On the second evening: a history of the Panthers guided by Ford himself. Cerimon House, 5131 NE 23rd Ave. 6 pm Friday, 2 pm Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 11-13. Free.

The 6th Annual NW Black Comedy Festival

For four days, two Northeast Portland venues host more than 60 Black comics, with individual showcases dedicated to local performers, women and the raunchiest jokes. Plus: live recording of two podcasts. Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St.; Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Thursday-Tuesday, Feb. 17-22. $20 per show.

Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition

In the months after George Floyd’s murder, Jordan D. Schnitzer established a granting program that awarded $2,500 grants to 60 artists in Oregon and Washington. A jury representing PSU selected 20 Black and Indigenous artists and their resulting works—considerations of Black trauma and healing on a scale that covers walls—are now on display. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, 1855 SW Broadway. Tuesdays-Saturdays through April. Free.

We Had Jazz

If you’re attending the Portland Jazz Festival this year, consider making a stop at the Multnomah County Central Library, where 30 photos of Portland’s golden age of jazz are on display. The photos, taken by Carl Henniger, include Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie performing in Portland nightclubs. Multnomah County Central Library, Collins Gallery, 801 SW 10th Ave. Through Feb. 28. Free.