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Weekend Calendar: Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj to bring stand-up act to UO

The University of Oregon Students of the Indian Subcontinent will host its 19th annual culture night, Utsav, with special guest Hasan Minhaj this Saturday at 5 p.m. in Straub Hall room 156. Minhaj, a correspondent from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will host a stand-up comedy set.

UO SIS has been hosting Utsav – which means “festival” in Hindi – since 1998. UO SIS member Meghna Agarwal said that Utsav is a night in which SIS highlights South Asian culture by featuring performances from students and community members.

“It’s really exciting to be holding such a different Utsav celebration, and I can’t wait to see Hasan performing live on Saturday,” said Agarwal. “One of our goals with inviting Hasan was to bring together lots of students who might normally not be interested in SIS events.”

Tickets are free for students and $10 for everyone else. Refreshments will be provided after the show. Another Utsav event, which feature dance performances by students and community members, will take place earlier that day at 3-4:30 p.m. in the LLC Performance Hall. It is free for everyone.


Friday, April 15

Bee Weekend 2016 – Glorybee (29548 B Airport Rd.) 9:30 a.m., free

Bee Weekend is a two-day event with beekeeping education, distribution of packages of live bees, live demonstrations, honey sampling and onsite food vendors. GloryBee has been a local honey farm for 40 years, and the annual Bee Weekend is its biggest event of the year. While University of Oregon students may not desire to take home packages of live bees, the honey sampling and beekeeping education may be of interest.

Saturday, April 16

UO Repertory Dance Company Spring Performance – Dougherty Dance Theater (Gerlinger Annex, 1484 University St.) 8 p.m., $12 general admission, $8 for students and seniors

Presented by the UO’s Repertory Dance Company, this annual spring concert serves as the company’s capstone dance event of the 2015-16 academic year. The performance will feature works that will be included in the company’s upcoming tours to Oregon communities later in the spring quarter. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office.

All weekend

Gem Faire – Lane County Event Center (796 W 13th Ave.) $7 weekend pass

To find quality gems, beads, crystals, minerals and earthly treasures, look no further than the Gem Faire coming to Eugene this weekend. Every hour at the fair are lottery drawings for gem prizes. Exhibitors have traveled from around the world to sell at their booths. The Piccadilly Flea Market is also at the Lane County Event Center this Sunday, so shoppers can multitask with their thrifting.


Friday, April 15

Paul McCartney – Moda Center (1 N Center Court St.) 8 p.m., $30+

In his “One On One” tour, the legendary Beatles frontman performs some of his greatest hits for a packed house in the Moda Center. On March 31, McCartney announced the June release of his career-spanning collection Pure McCartney. Fans can look forward to classics from his Beatles days and solo career this weekend in Portland. This will only be the second stop on his North America and Europe tour spanning the summer, so a fresh and energetic performance can be expected.

Saturday, April 16

Pink Collar Comedy Tour – Curious Comedy Theater (5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.) 9 p.m., $12 in advance, $20 at the door

The Pink Collar Comedy crew is an all-female stand-up comedy group from New York City, and they are performing at the Curious Comedy Theatre this weekend. The group prides itself on its “brazen honesty and estrogen-themed jokes.” Belinda Carroll, who can be recognized as a comedy producer from Portlandia, joins the show. The Pink Collar Comedy Tour’s Portland show is also a benefit for Planned Parenthood.

Sunday, April 17

Parov Stelar – Crystal Ballroom (1332 W Burnside St.) 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 on day of show

An incredible mix of jazz, house, and electro, Parov Stelar’s music is genre-spanning and boundary-breaking. The Austrian musician, producer and DJ has a vintage aesthetic straight from the ’20s and a unique, modern sound. Stelar has been releasing an album nearly every year since 2001 and is coming to the Crystal Ballroom in Portland this weekend to perform his electro-swing music.


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Casey Miller

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