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WKND Calendar: Stress Less Week, Yelawolf and puppies

With dead week comes stress, but the University of Oregon Student Mental Health Advocates have organized a series of events this week, called Stress Less Week, aimed to get your heart rate back to normal. This could not come at a better time. The SMHA is focused on relieving stress and promoting healthy lives.

On June 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. SMHA is teaming up with People and Animals who serve to bring dogs to the heart of campus on the corner of 13th and University. These puppies are eager to play and are the perfect companions for a little de-stressing. Free snacks will also be provided.

After that, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., UO National Alliance on Mental Illness and NAMI of Lane County is hosting a comedy show in the EMU’s Walnut Room. What better way to relax than laughing ’til your sides hurt, right? Free food will be provided at this event, as well.

If you prefer exercise as a means of de-stressing, head over to the free kick boxing class for all levels of experience. It will be held in room 41 of the Rec Center at 5 p.m. today.

And June 5 brings even more ways to stress less. Stop by art therapist Sara McDonough’s workshop in JSMA’s art studio from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 41 at the Rec Center will host one last free class for dead week — but this time it’s Vingasa Yoga. No matter your skill level, you’re invited to go relax and learn some new, muscle-stretching poses

A team of advocates will be available at the events this week, ready to assist anyone with stress-related issues if you need it.

For more information on SMHA events, times and locations, visit the SMHA’s website.


June 4 — Dirtwire concert

This band is a mix of Americana, Electro and many other inspirations. The duo has graced the stage of both Coachella and the Oregon Country Fair.

HiFi Music Hall, doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are available online.

June 5 — Spring Dance Loft

Check out the student dance showcase for spring in the Dougherty Dance Theatre.

The performances begin at 8 p.m. and the theatre is located on the third floor of the Gerlinger Annex. Tickets for students are $3 and general admission is $5.

June 5 — Yelawolf concert

The show will take place at McDonald Theatre with Hillbilly Casino opening.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently $20, and if they don’t sell out you can purchase at the door at 5:30 p.m.

June 5 — Kris Lager Band

These guys are on their Good Vibes tour, so it’s only natural they would come to Eugene. The sound is a mix of soul and boogie trance.

The show starts at 10 p.m. at HiFi Music Hall. Admission is free.

June 5 On the Rocks presents “In the Dark”

The University of Oregon’s male a capella group celebrates 15 years strong with their biggest show of the year. The event is open and free to everyone. Warm blankets and cuddling are advised.

Show starts at midnight at the EMU amphitheater. Admission is free.

June 6 — Campus Block Party

If you went last year, you know that this is one of the best ways to end the school year. The event will be hosted by Ethos Magazine and take place at West University Park.

The event begins at 12 p.m. and will feature artists such as Electric Mantis, Face For Radio and YamaYama. Admission is free.

June 6 — The Green Garter Band’s Final Concert

The band is comprised of band members from the Oregon Marching Band and the Basketball Band. They arrange musical pieces from Santana to Beyonce and have an extensive list of songs in their book.

The show starts at 7 p.m. at WOW Hall.

June 7University Film Organization Spring Film Festival

Celebrate the best UO student films of the year at this free event. There will be a screening, followed by voting and presentation of the Audience Award. (Plus free food) All members of the community are welcome.

Doors open at 5 p.m., show begins at 5:30 p.m. In the EMU Ballroom.


June 5 Best Coast concert

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno formed Best Coast back in 2009, and have since released three albums with a laid-back, garage-band sound. Opening for them is Bully.

The show starts at 9 p.m. at Alhambra Theatre (4811 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd.) Tickets range from $20-$25.

June 6 — Portland Timbers vs New England Revolution

If you haven’t taken in a Timbers game yet, this is the time to do it. The weather is going to be amazing, and there’s nothing like screaming soccer chants, cold beer and hot dogs to get you ready for summer.

Game starts at 7:30 p.m. at Providence Park. Tickets range from $18-$142.

June 6 — Dolly Parton Hoot Night

Singers and performers pay homage to their favorite singer/ songwriter Dolly Parton. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Show starts at 8 p.m. at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

June 6 — Walk Off The Earth concert

Kink On The Waterfront presents Walk Off The Earth for an outdoor show. The Rock/ Ska group does an amazing Taylor Swift cover and always brings a great performance.

Show starts at 5:30 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Tickets range from $25-$69.60.


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