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Weekend Calendar: Oregon football returns with spring game

Here’s what’s happening in Eugene this weekend:

Oregon spring football game: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 30 at Autzen Stadium. Bring non-perishable or canned foods for admission.

This Saturday, students have a chance to preview the upcoming football season’s lineup with the spring game at 11 a.m. Anyone can show up to root on their favorite players and check out the prospects competing for the open quarterback position.

Admission to the game is not a lottery system for students like a typical regular season game. Instead, fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable or canned foods for Food For Lane County. There will also be a time for military appreciation at the scrimmage, paying respect to the U.S. Armed Forces.

Right after the game, baseball will be facing off against Washington State at PK Park, located right next to Autzen. 

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival — Broadway Metro Theater (43 W Broadway) Friday, April 29, 6-11 p.m., all day Saturday and Sunday, $5-10

For the 11th year, the Broadway Metro Theater is hosting the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival. Known as an international social justice film fest, the goal is to deconstruct the media stereotypes concerning Asians and Asian Americans. The volunteer-run festival encourages all to come and see “honest portrayals of the diversity of the Asian and Pacific Islander experience.”

Eugene 5k, Half Marathon and Marathon — Through campus and Eugene, Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. 5k is $40, Half Marathon is $120, and Marathon is $140

Participants are arriving from across the globe to participate in the Eugene Marathon this weekend. Anyone can run in a variety of races that weave through campus, along the Willamette and through the rest of Eugene. The marathon and half marathon courses are USATF certified, meaning that anyone participating can qualify for the Boston Marathon, Olympic Trials and even set an official world record.

A Good Trip with Shane Mauss — WOW Hall (291 W. 8th Ave.), Saturday, April 30, 9 p.m., $10

A star on Conan, Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO and more, Shane Mauss is coming to WOW Hall this Saturday to talk about his longest relationship: with psychedelic drugs. His show aims to share personal experiences while exploring the history of psychedelics and modern scientific research. He has spent the past few years interviewing top scientists about the meaning of life and the drugs he has experimented with, and now plans to share his discoveries with the audience.

Here’s what’s going on in Portland:

Trail Blazers vs. Clippers, Game Six — Moda Center (1 N. Center Ct. St.), Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., $55+

The Portland Trail Blazers will face the Los Angeles Clippers on Portland’s home court for game six of the first round of the Western Conference NBA Playoffs. As of press time, each team has won while at home throughout the series and are now currently tied at two games each. Injuries to Clippers’ key players are sure to affect the best of seven series. Portland last advanced to the second round in 2014. Last season, the Clippers lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the playoffs. 

Zhu — Roseland Theater (8 N.W. 6th Ave.), Saturday, April 30, 9 p.m., $30+

Electronic music producer, DJ and singer Zhu is coming to the Roseland Theater this weekend as part of his Neon City Tour. The Grammy-nominated artist, who nearly won for his hit song “Faded,” can also be recognized for his collaboration with Skrillex, titled “Working for It.” Zhu has released two EPs and will be playing both his own music and new mixes this weekend in Portland.

Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk — Pioneer Square (701 SW Sixth Ave), Sunday, May 1, 7:15 a.m., $39-79

If you want to run a race in Portland rather than Eugene this weekend, you’re in luck. This race is worth it for the afterparty, as participants experience tasty food from Mexican food vendors, celebratory drinks from Lagunitas Brewing and Two Towns Cider, live music on and off the course and prize giveaways. The Cinco de Mayo Run/Walk offers a chance to run in the 5K, 10K or half marathon through urban Portland.


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