Things to do this week: Jan. 19-25: Inside Science with Robert Krulwich, Eugene Women’s March, Hell’s Belles with Brownout, and The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told
Saturday, Jan. 21: Inside Science with Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich at Hult Center for Performing Arts (1 Eugene Center), 8 p.m., $23-43, all ages
Robert Krulwich from NPR’s Radiolab will be giving a talk at the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for Performing Arts, detailing his work on the radio show. His talk will explore a variety of topics, ranging from early drafts of Radiolab stories to those that went completely wrong. With audio clips, experiments in theatre and a multitude of other visual aids, Krulwich’s talk might function as a nice extension of his work on Radiolab. This event is perfect for those who tune in to Radiolab regularly or would like an introduction to the show’s style.
Buy tickets here or call 541-682-5000.
Saturday, Jan. 21: Eugene Women’s March at Wayne Lyman Morse U.S. Courthouse (405 E. 8th Ave), 12 p.m., free, all ages
Don’t let the name fool you — this march is not just for women. This Saturday, Eugene will host one of 616 sister marches in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, a stance taken in support of women’s health, safety and rights. Taking place during our newly elected government’s first day in office, the Women’s March will remain a nonviolent, community-gathering form of empowerment for women and their supporters (that includes you, men!) Before the march begins, speakers will make a few remarks; participants will then embark on the 0.6-mile-long walk to the final destination, WOW Hall, where tables will be set up as an opportunity for people to learn and network about local organizations. Rain is in the forecast, so dress appropriately.
Saturday, Jan 21: Hell’s Belles with Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath at McDonald Theatre, (1010 Willamette St., Eugene, OR), 8 p.m., $19
Black Sabbath might have played their last tour in 2016, and AC/DC shows might be too expensive for a college student’s budget, but their music can still be experienced live this Saturday with tribute bands Hell’s Belles and Brownout. Hell’s Belles is an all-female group and one of the most notorious AC/DC tribute acts. The band is known for delivering high energy and passionate performances — and even have an endorsement from Angus Young himself.
Brownout is a nine-piece Latin funk band who reimagines Black Sabbath songs with horn arrangements and funky Latin-infused guitar breakdowns. Primarily an original band who won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album in 2011, Brownout decided to create a tribute to Black Sabbath in the mid-2000s. They have released two albums of Black Sabbath material, Vol. One and Vol. Two. These have met critical praise from Pitchfork, Classic Rock Magazine and NPR Music.
For tickets and more information, visit the McDonald Theatre webpage.
Sunday, Jan. 22: The Greatest Pirate Story (N)Ever Told at Hult Center for the Performing Arts (7th and Willamette), 2 p.m., tickets $28-31.75
If you’ve ever wanted to go on a pirate adventure, then the perfect opportunity to get yourself shanghaied will be sailing into the Hult Center for the Performing Arts this weekend. The Greatest Pirate Story (N)Ever Told is an interactive stage performance straight from Off-Broadway in New York. They’ll be making a stop in Eugene this weekend as part of their nationwide tour. The story involves your typical friendly pirate crew being flung into the far future by the accidental spell of an airheaded sea witch — and what’s worse is that they’ve also misplaced half the script. That means they’ll have to wing it with a little help from the audience. This quirky tale of time-lost mariners promises a host of impromptu and interactive storytelling that’s fun for all ages.
Learn more on the show’s website.
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Gay Storytelling Started Here: Memories of Randy Shilts at Ford Alumni Center (1720 E. 13th Ave.), 6:30 p.m., free
Randy Shilts, a University of Oregon alumnus and former writer for Emerald Media Group, was the first openly gay reporter for a major newspaper in the U.S. Shilts’s New York Times bestseller, And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic, is a culmination of his time at the San Francisco Chronicle covering the LGBTQ community and the AIDS crisis. In 1994, Shilts passed away from the AIDS virus.
The UO School of Journalism and Education is supporting his profound legacy through this event, which will feature guest speakers from SOJC faculty. In addition, one of Shilts’s former colleagues from Emerald Media group, Graham Kislingbury, will be present to revive stories of his time working with Shilts.
To find out more about Randy Shilts, visit UO’s calendar.
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