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WKND Calendar: Smell the tulips, put on some heels or laugh with comedian David Sedaris

Take a visit to stunning views, refreshing smells and delicious tastes – before it’s too late. May 3 is the final day of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, home of a colorful 40-acres of tulips.

Gabrielle Mueller, University of Oregon student and social media coordinator for Wooden Shoe, explained that although the blooms are near their end, there’s still plenty of fun to be had.

“It’s so fun to go up with a group of friends, take pictures and even pick your own tulips. There’s tons of different food and rides that are even fun for college kids – nothing like laughing at your friends while they zip line or jump from 20 feet into a giant stunt mat,” Mueller said. “There’s also free wine tasting every day from 12-5!”

Check out their Instagram at @woodenshoefarm to get a preview of the beauty that awaits.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 
33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., $5.


April 30 Campus DJ Competition

The nationwide collegiate competition comes back to the University of Oregon! There will be an appearance from last year’s winners Sokko & Lyons, guest judge tyDi and host Dylan Landon (ULTRA).

13th & Olive, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

May 1 Spring Carnival

There will be games, prizes, music, free food and even rides! Bring your UO student ID for admission.

EMU Ampitheater, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

May 1 Jay Ownenhouse, Authentic Illusionist

This elaborate show might just blow your mind. Ownenhouse can be seen on the Fox television show “Magic On The Edge” and the special “Masters of Illusion” that showcases the best magicians in the world. You’ll see audience members floating, getting sawed in half and even receive a visit from a few tigers.

Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m., $32.50-$72.50.

May 1 Oregon Ducks baseball vs. Stanford Cardinals

Watch our Oregon Ducks (25-19) take on the Stanford Cardinals (18-23) in a game that will be dedicated to sexual violence prevention.

PK Park, Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., Sunday at 12 p.m.

May 1 Violence & Islam

The Muslim Student Association puts on their annual event, providing an Islam perspective on violence and urging students to learn more about the misconceptions portrayed by the media. There will be food and special guests, including: a comedian, a PhD candidate, and a special “Nasheed” performer.

Ford Alumni Center6:30 p.m.

May 2 Intro to Music Industry Workshop

Peter and Evynne Hollens and other music professionals host this all-day workshop that aims to prepare students for a career in music and entertainment. Learning topics include: how to brand yourself as an artist, the current rules of music publishing and licensing, tips on DIY recording and video editing, how to set up your own YouTube channel, audition techniques and more.

Lillis Business Complex, Room 211, 10 a.m. $40 for students.

May 3 In Her Shoes

Put on by sorority Alpha Chi Omega, In Her Shoes is a domestic violence awareness walk in high heels through campus (with a special pair of shoes for men wanting to participate!) The walk will feature intermittent learning stations and a post-walk celebration at the AXO house, including a raffle, photo booth, Dutch Bros., food, small Domestic Violence Awareness activities and a guest speaker from Womenspace – where all proceeds will go.

May 1-3 UO Women of Color Conference: Intertwined

Intertwined is a free students and other community members come together to discuss strategies of change and celebrate unity. This year’s panelists will put on discussions around multiple topics, including: LGBTQIA, academia, Indigenous environmental resistance, feminism, internalized oppression and more. Register to participate.

Global Scholars Hall


May 1 Storm Large and the Oregon Symphony

Portland’s beloved songstress will be performing with the Oregon Symphony, taking on American Songbook standards.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 p.m., $35-$127.

May 2 An Evening with Comedian David Sedaris

With humor is described as “sardonic wit,” Sedaris focuses on social critiques, political and cultural euphemisms and satire regarding the current human condition. Sedaris has previously been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 8 p.m., $45,50-$62.

May 1-3 Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebration

Enjoy drink specials, a chile pepper eating contest, live music and dancing!

May 1: Music from Buddy Jay’s Jamaican band at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy buckets of beers and our signature Danny’s margarita.

May 2: Live Puerto Rican music by Los Borikuas at 8:30 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes!

May 3: Corn Hole and Cuervo tournament at 9 p.m. Everyone’s a winner. Receive Cuervo swag and house prizes.

Santa Fe Taqueria, 
831 NW 23rd Ave.

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