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Things to do this week: ‘The Cuisine of Mali’ exhibit, Futurebirds at Hi-Fi and ‘Mystery’ of Easter Island lecture

Thursday, April 27: Across the Table, Around the World, The Cuisine of Mali (The Museum of Natural and Cultural History), 6 p.m., $35 with pre-registration This weekend presents a unique opportunity to improve your cultural culinary skill at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This event explores the “staples and …

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Concert preview: Jahkoy says he can be the face of a new genre of music

At just 23 years old, Toronto-native Jahkoy Palmer has already tasked himself with creating the next popular genre of music. His wide variety of musical influences, international perspective and everyday life experiences all contribute to his unique genre-blending sound that he says will help him achieve his ambitious goals. “I …

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Review: Solange Knowles brings her triumphant stage show to Portland

The unsinkable Solange Knowles played the headlining slot for Soul’d Out Music Fest, a soul and R&B music festival based in multiple venues around Portland, on Friday, April 21, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The festival’s events from April 19–23 have included Travis Scott (who brought Drake out to get …

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Coalessence Dance group offers a transcendent experience for participants

As people trickled onto the dance floor at WOW Hall, they were welcomed by a couple sweatily practicing “touch improv.” The couple looked like two playful puppies nudging and touching each other, but they were two full-grown adults rolling on the ground. Beside them, a large, burly man with long, …

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Appreciating the planet during Earth Week

When you live in Oregon, it is easy to see just how beautiful the Earth is. From breathtaking waterfalls to peaceful forest hikes, this lush state offers a variety of ways to immerse yourself in nature and appreciate what the Earth provides. With Earth Day right around the corner on …

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Q&A: Alex Luciano from Diet Cig talks writing while touring and ‘Swear I’m Good at This’

Sometimes you need to scream about all that’s wrong with the world. Diet Cig, a two-piece band from New York, will be there when you need to let it all out. It’s hard not to dance when singer and guitarist Alex Luciano yelps and Noah Bowman’s drumming provides a cathartic …

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Things to do this week: April 20-26: Let’s Talk Food, Duck baseball, Record Store Day, Ira Glass, Quack Chats

Thursday, April 20: Let’s Talk Food: Conversations with Oregon food writers at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., $5-10 If you’re a foodie who holds a genuine interest for where your food is sourced, join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History this …

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Ab-Soul and Nick Grant gave Eugene a taste of “real hip-hop” Saturday night

When DJ Kerosene took the stage at WOW Hall on Saturday night, he introduced himself then asked the crowd, “Eugene, are you ready for some real hip-hop tonight?” Only half the venue was full at that point, but those who arrived early were in for a treat. Opening act Nick …

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Review: The Damned bare it all in a stellar Portland performance

According to The Damned’s guitarist and founding member Captain Sensible, the last time the band played in town — a July 29, 2003 performance at the Crystal Ballroom — he ended the set by mooning the audience and walking offstage with his pants down. Some things just never change. After …

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Photos: of Montreal’s exotic, erotic ball at Hi-Fi Music Hall

Good news: the Soviet Union and the United States have made up. They also made out. All it took was of Montreal’s candy-pop and a little help from LGBT rights. Of Montreal’s Friday night show at the Hi-Fi Music Hall was a well-orchestrated theatrical performance that regularly featured the band’s …

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Things to do this week: Annual Hope Conference, Light Up the Night Bike Ride and Ab-Soul at WOW Hall

Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15: 23rd Annual Hopes Conference at the UO School of Allied Arts and Architecture (1206 University St.), 12-8 p.m., free The theme of the 23rd Annual Hopes Conference is displacement, specifically the global displacement of resources, populations and natural rights. Each panel, workshop, speaker and …

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Review: Moon Hooch bring their cracked-out jazz to Hi-Fi

Apart from the novelty riffs of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and its countless copycats — Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” — there isn’t enough saxophone in modern pop. Luckily, Moon Hooch — which just played at the Hi-Fi Music Hall Saturday night — is …

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Preview: Solange, Giorgio Moroder and more coming to Portland for Soul’d Out

Spring term means music festival season, and the most impressive lineup of them all may be at the eighth annual Soul’d Out Music Festival. Multiple Portland venues will host a remarkable array of talent for the music festival, which will take over the city from April 19-23. Solange Knowles, The …

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Things to do this week: April 6-12: Swing dance, crystal healing, Radio Redux, coloring party, The Write Time

Thursday, April 6: Learn to Swing: Dance Workshop at Eugene Public Library (100 W. 10th Ave.), 6 p.m., free If you’ve ever wanted to learn swing dance, now is your chance. The upbeat and groovy dance, which is derived from swing-style jazz music in the ‘20s, will be the focus …

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Benefit concert to raise money for Ugandan motorcycle ambulance

On Friday, the University of Oregon Students for Global Health Club is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for a rural Ugandan village. The club is working with a Ugandan organization called the Kigezi Healthcare Foundation to raise $5,000 for a motorcycle ambulance. The concert will be held at …

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Six ways to celebrate spring

Spring break is over and the final term of the school year is here. The new season is a great time to check in with yourself and enjoy the beautiful weather. Whether you want to take stock of your winter clothes, cook new foods or just enjoy the sun, here are …

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Seek out some extra fun during ‘silly week’

Nicknamed ‘silly week’ because of the many class periods devoted to passing out a syllabus and the general lack of homework, the first week of the term is perfect for enjoying a few extra moments of free time before the school work starts piling up. Spring term in particular provides …

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Emerald Recommends: The best spring concerts in Eugene (that aren’t sold out)

With the arrival of spring term comes a new season of concerts and events across Eugene. Unfortunately, many of the best shows are already sold out, but if you missed a chance to score Snoop Dogg tickets, never fear. The Emerald has compiled a list of the best spring concerts and …

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UO’s hip-hop dance club to compete in the national championship this weekend

Brad Quiseng waits outside the dance studio on the second floor of the Student Recreation Center, greeting his fellow team members with a smile as they arrive for practice on the quiet, rainy night in Eugene. As the rest of the team begins to warm up, he goes over the …

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STRFKR to play the Roseland Theater on Saturday night

On Saturday night, indie-pop band STRFKR will perform a hometown show in Portland at the Roseland Theater. Brooklyn duo Psychic Twins will open the show. The band’s frontman, Joshua Hodges, originally founded the band as a solo project in 2007. Hodges added bassist/keyboardist Shawn Glassford and drummer Keil Corcoran after …

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Q&A: Cameron Avery, Tame Impala touring bassist, is ‘totally uncompromising’ on first solo record

On Friday night, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Avery will perform at the Holocene in Portland in support of his first solo record, “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.” Avery is best known as the current touring bassist for Kevin Parker’s main project, Tame Impala, and as the former drummer of Australian psych-rock band POND. Unlike his …

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Things to do this week: Duck Chuck Disc Golf, Alton Brown Live and K. Flay at WOW Hall

Monday, March 20 -Thursday, March 30: Modern Love Exhibit at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave.), weekdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free “Modern Love,” an exhibit that opened on Feb. 3 in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, is a community art showcase that features artwork from Eugene’s community …

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Duck Days attracts prospects near and far

Duck Days attracted people far and wide as every available spot was filled Friday afternoon. Students and their families milled around the EMU Green, visiting tables set up by an array of campus groups. The campus recruiting program is designed to bring high school juniors and seniors to campus. Friday’s was …

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Things to do this week: March 16-22: Fish Tales, Zero Waste Crafting, Beard and Mustache Competition, Reggae Night, Healing Gardens

Thursday, March 16: Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., free for UO students with I.D. and museum members The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is sponsoring a conversation on Oregon seafood as …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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Things to do this week: Hawaiian Guitar Festival, Cottage Grove Half Marathon and Sam Lachow

Thursday, March 9: Visiting Artist Lecture Sandow Birk: American Quran at Lawrence Hall (1190 Franklin Blvd.) 6 p.m. Artist Sandow Birk will be visiting campus to talk about his American Quran project, which is currently on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. American Quran is an art piece …

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NALSA host 11th Annual Indigenous Peoples Reception

Hundreds of people gathered at the Many Nations Longhouse on Friday to attend the 11th annual Indigenous Peoples Reception as part of a four day conference put on by the Public Interest of Environmental Law Conference.The Native American Law Student Association hosted the reception. The four day conference brought speakers, activists, students and …

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