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Weekend Calendar 4/1-4/3

UO Stand Up Society presents: Hilarity for Charity U

Hilarity for Charity comedy show at Villard Hall’s Pocket Playhouse, Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m., 102 Villard Hall, $5-12

The UO Stand Up Society is hosting a three-night comedy event benefiting Alzheimer’s research. The event began on Thursday, March 31. Friday’s show will feature improvisation comedy, and Saturday’s show will feature stand up comedy sets from university students and Eugene comics.

“It’s a good opportunity to showcase the talent of the comedians on this campus and in Eugene, with the proceeds going to charity,” said Charlie Craft, member of the UO Stand Up Society.

Hilarity for Charity was created by comedian Seth Rogen as a way to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, and has now expanded into Hilarity For Charity U, a nationwide fundraiser at universities across the country. This is the third year the event has taken place at UO. The school that raises the most money will receive an in-person visit from Rogen himself.

“Going around promoting the event, I’ve been surprised by how many times people shared stories about how Alzheimer’s has affected their lives,” Craft said. “It’s opening my eyes to how widespread the disease is.”

Tickets cost $5 at the door for each show, but a $12 pass will allow entry to all three nights. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. each night with the show beginning at 8 p.m.


Rockabilly Ukulele Workshop, 7 p.m., 791 W. 8th Ave., $30

Ukulele master Stuart Fuchs is returning to Eugene to teach a ukulele workshop in rock ‘n’ roll style. Participants will learn the “tricks of Rockabilly rhythm” including 12 bar blues form, boogie-woogie bass lines, fingerpicking backup, stage presence, showmanship tricks and single note and double stop solo-ing. Afterwards, Fuchs will play a short set of his own music and then host an informal meet-and-greet. All ukulele skill levels are welcome.

Underwear Party at the Wayward Lamb, 10 p.m., 150 West Broadway, $5, 21+

Under a blacklight, body-positive people can dance together at the Wayward Lamb this weekend. Glowing body paint will be provided to all of those who come to join in on the “queer fest,” as described by the hosts. Equal opportunity exotic dancers will be present, along with other surprises. Space-themed underwear is encouraged. The night of fun will continue until 2:30 a.m.

The Price is Right Live Filming, 7 p.m., 7th Avenue and Willamette Street, $45-60

The Price is Right is filming live at the Hult Center in little old Eugene this weekend, and you (yes you, broke college student) can win big. Contestants on The Price is Right Live are selected entirely at random among those in the audience who have registered.  Registration takes place at the Hult Center on the day of the show starting at 4 p.m. Prizes include appliances, cash, vacations, or even a brand new car.


Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy, all weekend, 3000 NE Alberta St., $80 weekend pass or $25 per show

The fifth Annual Portland Umbrella Festival will appeal to all fans of circus, comedy, burlesque, drag, dance and music. On Friday, the Caravan of Glam presents a “queer cabaret” and what they claim is the “biggest, baddest drag circus this town has ever seen.” Saturday presents a “Naughty Nautical Night,” and Sunday’s performance is simply titled “Circus Finale.” Some shows are 21+, but most can be attended by all ages.

80s Video Dance Attack, 9 p.m., 1332 W Burnside St., $6, 21+

For over 10 years, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room have been hosting ’80s Dance Video Attack to “keep the fires of MTV’s golden era burning.” Guests are encouraged to wear 80’s-themed clothing like neon mesh shirts and striped leg warmers, and ladies should crimp their hair to “travel back to the 1980s.” Classic music videos will be projected, along with a light show and thumping sound system.

Ellie Goulding at the Moda Center, 7 p.m., 1 North Center Court Street, $35-60

Grammy award nominee and Billboard chart topper Ellie Goulding has come to the U.S. for her Delirium World Tour, and Portland is on her itinerary this weekend. “On My Mind” and “Love Me Like You Do” are hits many will recognize, especially with Goulding’s signature raspy voice in her fast-paced pop songs. The Delirium album debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It earned Goulding a Grammy nomination for “Love Me Like You Do.” Take advantage of the international pop star’s stop in Oregon this weekend at the Moda Center.

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Casey Miller

Casey Miller