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Wknd Calendar: Big name comedians, Scottish dinner and comic con

This weekend, your funny bone will have a great time — even though a hit to the funny bone is no laughing matter.

In Eugene, Paula Poundstone is paying the Hult Center a visit. Poundstone is known for saying “no two shows I do are the same.” The material she uses might be repeated, but each show has a unique engagement with the audience. Poundstone is also known for being a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.

The Hult Center is located at 7th Ave & Willamette St, show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $35.

In Portland, Chris Hardwick is making a stop at the Aladdin Theater. One of the better known “nerds” Hardwick is recognized for hosting shows like Talking Bad, which both aired after AMC’s hit series Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Hardwick also hosts his late-night show @Midnight on Comedy Central. Hardwick will be doing two stand-up shows in one night.

The Aladdin Theater in Portland is located at 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., doors open at 7 and 9:30 p.m. with shows starting at 8 and 10:30 p.m., tickets start at $35.

Here’s what else is going on in Eugene and Portland:


Sat. 24

Burns Night Dinner and Ceilidh Dance

For the second year, Eugene will be celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. If you’re looking for a new and interesting idea for a date, this is it. Feast on a traditional Burns Night supper, whiskey tasting, poetry reading and a bagpipe performance and Ceilidh.

2621 Augusta St, 6-10 p.m., $35 per meal $60 for couples.

Sun. 25

Oregon Truffle Marketplace

The native Oregon Truffle is celebrated each year in Portland and in Eugene. The marketplace offers tastings, fresh truffles, artisan foods and a truffle dog demonstration.

66 E 6th Ave, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., $15 and $20 includes a wine tasting.

Dash ‘n Dine 15K/5K Race

After crossing the Willamette river via the Autzen, Greenway and Kinckerbocker Bridges, enjoy free refreshments provided by Sporks A la Carte, some local craft beer from Claim 52 Brewing, and Dutch Bros. Beverages will available to participants for $1.

2117 Franklin Blvd, 10 a.m., $20 before race day $5 extra on race day.


Fri. 23

Wizard World Comic Con

Starting Friday and continuing on through the weekend, the Oregon Convention Center will be housing the Wizard World Comic Con featuring guest like Lou Ferrigno and Stephen Amell, star of the CW’s Arrow – based on the DC comic book series.

777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fri.: $39.95; Sat.: $49.95; Sun.: $44.95.

‘80s Video Dance Attack in the Crystal Ballroom

Before MTV had a long list of reality shows, they used to play music videos. VJ (video jockey) Kittyrox will take over the Crystal Ballroom and play music videos of Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar and many more.

1332 W. Burnside St., 8 p.m., $6.

Sat. 24

Diana Markosian – Inventing my Father

After moving form Moscow to California at the age of 7, Markosian was separated from her father, and in 2013 she went on a search to find him. This gallery is the journey she took and the actual reacquaintance.

122 N.W. Eighth Ave., Noon – 5 p.m., free.

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Mike Mendoza

Mike Mendoza

Mike is an Arts and Culture reporter covering campus events while dabbling into the entertainment side of things. His free time is spent listening to Taylor Swift and researching Richard Nixon.