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Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene

This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the national “Road To Sonic Bloom” tour  to give people a taste of the festival’s vibe.

WOW will host Russ Liquid, an improvisational electronic artist whose music features a range of sounds and styles, including a signature trumpet riff. He has been on the Coachella lineup for the past two years, in addition to having performed at festivals in Australia and Costa Rica. Also playing is Jamie Janover, a percussionist who has paired with reSUNator to combine ancient percussion instruments with electronic music to create electroacoustic sets better for swaying to than waiting for a beat to drop. Janover has played over 50 festivals internationally.

Joining them will be Birds of Paradise, who could score a “Survivor” episode or an updated Oregon Trail game with their tropical marimbas that fuse with synthesized beats. Minneapolis-based Mumukshu is the most psychedelic of the lineup, while also fitting in with the rest of the electronic artists.

Satisfy your craving for an electronic show, while checking out a slice of Sonic Bloom.

March 15 The Road to Sonic Bloom: Russ Liquid, Janover with reSUNator, Birds of Paradise and Mumakshu; WOW Hall (291 W. 8th Ave.), tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door, 9 p.m.

On Campus

March 14 Graduate Dance Loft: See the original choreography of seven graduate students’ from the UO Department of Dance; Dougherty Dance Theatre, on the third floor of Gerlinger Annex (1484 University Street), tickets $3 for students, 8- 9:30 p.m.

Off Campus

March 15 What Makes Gatsby Great: Head to the library for a talk by F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar Jackson Bryer about why “The Great Gatsby” is so highly acclaimed; Eugene Public Library (100 W 10th Ave.), free admission, 2 p.m.

March 14-16 Nikon Small World: Check out Nikon’s exhibit of winners from its 2013 Photomicrography Competition, which showcases scientific microscopic images; The Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome (2300 Leo Harris Pkwy), $4 admission, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

March 15 Emerald City Rollers Girls’ Derby: Enjoy a night of roller derby as the Emerald City All-Stars take on Corvallis’ Sick Town Derby Dames; Lane Events Center (769 W. 13th Ave.), tickets $12 in advance, doors open at 5, bout begins at 6 p.m.

March 14 Vagabond Opera and Chervona: Check out the exotic sounding five-piece Vagabond Opera  who play in a bohemian cabaret style  with Chervona, who plays traditional Eastern European hits with a modern sound; WOW Hall (291 W 8th Ave.), tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 8:30 p.m.

In Portland

March 14-15 “Buffy! A Parody Play”: Throwback to “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” with this spoof based on the 1992 film; Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave), tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 7 p.m.

March 14 Con Bro Chill: Get your dance on with this pop party power group; Wonder Ballroom (128 NE Russell), tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door, 8 p.m.

March 14-15 Laser Gaga: Enjoy a laser light show choreographed to 11 of Lady Gaga’s hits; OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave.), tickets $7.50, 8:15 p.m.

March 15 Bicycle Film Festival Portland: See 11 short films dedicated to the bicycle in this uniquely Portland event; Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St.), tickets $10, shows at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

March 15 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Check out Malkmus — the former frontman of the 90s band Pavement — with his newest band, along with groovy-sounding Sun Foot; Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave.), tickets $24, 21 and over, 9 p.m.

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