What to do this weekend in Eugene and Portland: 2/26-28
Weekend Calendar 2/26-2/28:
TroyBoi at McDonald Theater, Friday at 9 p.m., 1010 Willamette St. various prices.
While musician TroyBoi is described by his agency as well adept “extraordinarily unique, versatile and highly musical trap beats,” he has also experimented with producing genres outside of trap. Attendees on Friday night can expect a rave-like atmosphere with TroyBoi as DJ.
Bacon, Bluegrass and Beer Fest, at Bargarden (777 West 6th Ave.) All weekend. Beverages and food individually priced, 21+.
Music from local bluegrass bands Breakers Yard and Alder Street will be playing live through the whole weekend. Breakers Yard will play on Friday from 8-10 p.m. and Alder Street will be playing on Saturday from 8-10 p.m. Other bluegrass bands performing include Acoustic Etoufee, Slippery Slope String Band, Dumpster Joe and His Jungle Juice and South Hills String Band.
Papadosio at McDonald Theater (1010 Willamette St.) Sunday at 7 p.m. $18.
This band is a meld progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica and dance music with jam, and can be appreciated by all music lovers. Without a specific genre, Papadosio’s music is admired by individuals across the music spectrum. The atmosphere of McDonald Theater will be a mix of folk fans and electronica lovers.
Buckman Coffee Factory Tasting (1105 SE Main St.) Friday at 12 p.m. Free.
At Buckman Coffee Factory in Portland, “coffee lovers and food nerds of all backgrounds” can enjoy a free coffee tasting on Friday afternoon. Buckman Coffee experts will tell tasters and customers about their cup’s aroma, flavor profile and regional style.
Festival the Show. (55 NE Farragut St. #9) Saturday at 8 p.m. $20.
This live sketch comedy production will be presented at the Headwaters Theatre to all ages. The show features original show tunes and high-flying acts in a festival-themed exhibition. Festival culture is poked fun at in this satirical comedy show, with situations like awkward interactions in the sauna, horrific port-a-potty encounters, and the “grief of setting up camp.”
Vince Staples at Hawthorne Theater (1507 SE 39th Ave.) Sunday at 7 p.m. $18.50.
Vince Staples, an upcoming rapper from Long Beach, California, is about to hit it big. Featured in electronic music producer Flume’s new chart-topper “Smoke & Retribution,” Staples is becoming more of a recognized artist as a singular rapper. By teaming up with Flume for a song of a completely different genre, Staples demonstrated his own musical flexibility and collaboration skills. His tour will feature music from his debut album Summertime ‘06.
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