Featured Event: NCAA Golf Championships
This year’s NCAA golf championships will be held at the Eugene Country Club and can be easily attended by UO students. Star golfers from Division I universities across the country are flying into Eugene over the next few weekends for both the women’s and men’s championships this month. The women’s competition will be held May 20-25. The men’s tournament will be held May 27 through June 1.
At the men’s Pac-12 championships earlier this month, Stanford took the trophy. Oregon came in sixth and was dropped from the Top-25 as a result. At the women’s Pac-12 championships, USC took the trophy and Oregon came in eighth.
One women’s player to watch is junior Cathleen Santoso, who finished fifth at the Silverado Showdown in Napa this past April. One men’s player to watch is sophomore Aaron Wise, who will be leaving the Ducks in mid-June and will be competing in his last NCAA championship this year. Check out the cover story on page eight for this year’s championships at Eugene Country Club.
Colorado-based band The Magic Beans are performing in Eugene this weekend with their opener Behind The Mind. The group describes their music as “space funk / groove grass / Ameritronica.” Keyboards bring a certain nostalgic feeling to their music, while sprucing up every song with a bit of funk. The combination of electric and acoustic guitar also lends to the band’s unique sound.
Featuring electronic dance club acts Adventure Club, San Holo and Ghastly, Foam Wonderland comes to Eugene as the “ultimate foam party experience.” The rave is full of foam, lasers, bass and some of the most popular EDM DJs today. The Force of Nature tour, founded by CrowdSurf Concerts back in 2013, will be held outdoors this year in the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Alton Baker Park.
This weekend, Sweet Cheeks Winery is hosting its annual half marathon and 5K. The winery is partnered with Noble Estate Vineyard and Winery and Silvan Ridge Winery. The almost completely gravel-paved courses run through the scenic South Willamette Valley wine country allowing participants to run alongside vineyards and farms. At the end, finishers receive a custom wine glass to go tasting.
This Game of Thrones parody improv show is based on audience suggestions, so prepare to participate. The Funhouse Improvisors portray your favorite Game of Thrones characters in made-up-on-the-spot episodes of the hit HBO epic. This show is a musical with a live accompanist and follows the motto “Laughter is coming.”
Gardening aficionados and photographers alike can enjoy the once-a-year exhibition of rare plants being studied and cultivated at the Rare Plant Research Estate south of Portland. Since most of their sales are online, this weekend is the only plant sale of the year open to the public on the grounds. Lunch made by chef Dave Clark, ice cream from Jerad Goodman of Morgan St. Theater and house-made wine by the glass or by the bottle will be available to take home, all in the atrium of the villa.
B.o.B. stops by the Star Theater this weekend on his “STFU” tour. While he has not recently had any chart-topping hits, you can recognize the name from “Nothin’ On You” with Bruno Mars, “Airplanes” with Paramore’s Hayley Williams and numerous other big name collaborations. His name was most recently in the news for his belief that the Earth is flat. This tour will have songs from his recent mixtape E.A.R.T.H and his EP FIRE (False Idols Ruined Egos).