Weekend Calendar 3/4-3/6
Jersey Boys, Friday at 8 p.m., Hult Center (1 Eugene Center) $47.50.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Jersey Boys will be performed at the Hult Center this weekend. Many already know the Cinderella-story plot of four charming Jersey boys who rise from singing under a streetlamp together to being the sell-out crowd pleasing Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Students may know Jersey Boys by the 2014 Clint Eastwood-produced movie of the same title, but now theater and music fans can experience the hit musical live.
Fast Man, BeatRootBand and Coyote, Saturday at 9 p.m., HiFi Music Hall (44 E 7th Ave), $5, 21+.
Want to support Eugene artists? Look no further than the HiFi Music Hall on Saturday. For only $5, you’ll have a night of entertainment from local bands Fast Man, BeatRootBand and Coyote. Fast Man is a high energy, three-piece rock band that “summon adult fairy tales and sprinkle sweat drops on the brave front row.” BeatRootBand will have a more folksy, blues vibe for some low-key rock. Coyote describes themselves as “desert rock/stoner rock.”
Fritos & Cats: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lincoln Gallery (309 West 4th Ave), Free.
This contemporary art exhibition at the Lincoln Gallery is hosted by the Oregon Supported Living Program Arts and Culture Program. The OSLP is a non-profit organization supporting people with developmental disabilities. Art from its open studio, fiber arts, photography and jewelry classes will be included in the exhibition. In addition to this, the Community Room Gallery will feature pieces by local artist Dan Bruce. For this show, OSLP looked to local artist group Tropical Contemporary for “collaboration, experimentation and mutual inspiration.”
POWFest, Friday 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hollywood Theater (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.), Prices vary.
The Portland, Oregon Women’s Film Festival was created to highlight the work of women in film, especially placing a spotlight on female directors. Each fest features the work of today’s top women directors, “Honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.” On Friday, there will be a free Filmmaker Panel on women filmmakers, followed by a night full of short films like Girl Couch, La Fille Bionique (Bionic Girl), and Two Dollar Bill. Narratives and documentaries will be screening all weekend at the Hollywood Theater, along with post-screening Q&A panels.
Craig Ferguson Comes to Portland, Saturday at 8 p.m. Aladdin Theater (3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.), $57.50.
The legendary Scottish-born American television host Craig Ferguson will be performing standup at the Aladdin Theater on Saturday. Now the host of Join Or Die on the History Channel, a panel-based history trivia show, Ferguson has just finished his decade-long run as host of The Late Late Show on CBS. His Emmy-nominated satire comedy may be a bit expensive for a night out for college students, but it may be worth it for the quality.
Portland Timbers Season Opener, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Providence Park (1844 SW Morrison St), $40+.
The Timbers will be facing off against Columbus Crew this weekend in their season opener. The Major League Soccer club team is part of the Western conference and will face their Eastern conference rival from Ohio on Sunday. The last time the Timbers faced Columbus Crew was at the MLS Cup 2015, where Portland won 2-1, earning the teams first MLS Cup trophy. The “Timbers Army” is expected to show up big time for the season opener, creating a loud and rowdy atmosphere for all sports fans to enjoy.
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