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Things to do this week: Talbott Brothers, fly fishing and Pioneer Cemetery Memorial Service

Thursday, May 25: Introduction to Fly Fishing: Basics of Fly Fishing & Casting, (part one: 444 W 3rd Ave., part two: Alton Baker Park), 6:30p.m., $55 for both classes, $45 for casting class

Eugene sits in a prime location for those who love the outdoors. Home Waters Fly Fishing & Guide Service is offering a two-part class to teach anyone and everyone how to fly fish. Part one of the class will take place on May 24 and will focus on safety, etiquette, equipment, technique, bugs and resources. Part two is all about casting and will follow on May 25 or June 1. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 541-342-6691. All equipment will be provided so there is no need to bring your own gear.

Saturday, May 27: The Talbott Brothers perform at Sweet Cheeks Winery, (27007 Briggs Hill Rd.),1 p.m., tickets are free

The Talbott Brothers are a Portland-based, Nebraska-born folk duo consisting of Nick and Tyler Talbott. The brothers often use a mixture of guitar, harmonica and kick drum to achieve the modern-sounding style of folk and blues music they have become known for throughout the Northwest. Their sound is derived from many famous folk and indie artists before them — they list Neil Young, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and Simon & Garfunkel as some of their biggest musical influences. Although they use a variety of instruments, the sound of their music is simplistic and transparent, which allows listeners to focus on the duo’s impeccable vocal harmonies.

The brothers — who are known for their engaging and intimate live performances — are currently touring throughout the Northwest in promotion of their third studio album, “Grey,” which was released in February.

Monday, May 29: Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Memorial Day Service (Civil War Veteran’s Plot, 18th and University), 11 a.m., free

This Memorial Day service will be held right on campus at the Civil War Veteran’s Plot in the Pioneer Cemetery across from MacArthur Court. The annual ceremony will include members of the Sons of Union Veterans, dressed in Civil War Military uniforms and a Three-Volley “Black Powder Salute.” According to their national headquarters, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of heroes who fought and worked to save the Union in the 19th century. The ceremony is performed every year by the Sons of Union Veterans, in honor of all veterans buried or memorialized at the cemetery. Shasta Middle School Band and Choir will perform patriotic songs to pay respects to the veterans. This event is free and all are welcome to join in observance of the holiday.

Conrado Moya. (Courtesy of Conrado Moya)

Wednesday, May 31: Conrado Moya marimba performance at Aasen-Hull Hall (961 E 18th Ave.), 7:30 p.m., free

Conrado Moya is an internationally recognized marimba soloist. He has received multiple awards during his artistic career, including winning first place at the ConUCOpercusión International Marimba Competition. In June, after several U.S. performances, Moya will be traveling to Germany to present his work and help teach others. His performance at the University of Oregon on Wednesday will also include a master class. Moya has spent extensive time training others in the art of marimba and often collaborates with symphonies and bands around the world. For more information about the events, visit the UO Events Calendar or Moya’s personal webpage.

Thursday, May 25: TV Broken Third Eye Open at Hi-Fi Music Hall, (44 E 7th Ave.)10 p.m., $5 at door, 21 and over

If psychedelic funk, eclectic jazz and tribal beats sound like they might be your jam, you can join TV Broken Third Eye Open for a live performance at Hi-Fi Lounge this week. The group performs with a variety of exotic and national instruments, including sitar, didgeridoo, harmonica, banjo and more. The group has performed at festivals like Burning Man and each of their shows features a custom designed and built TV totem “3-D projection mapping stage,” which involves four 15-foot totem poles constructed from broken TV sets. To learn more, visit the group’s website:

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Mathew Brock

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