It’s the first week back from break and we couldn’t be any happier the weekend has arrived.

The drag scene has been receiving more and more support by the community. One local bar supports the drag community by hosting a bingo night.

Docs’s Pad is your average downtown restaurant. It offers a juicy stacked burger with your favorite beer (if you’re of legal age, of course), it broadcasts your favorite sports teams every night and now offers a weekly bingo night dedicated to the drag queen community. Hosted by Miss Karress Ann Slaughter, participants can win prizes, enjoy specials on the menu and a new drink special is offered every time “O-69” is called out.

Doc’s Pad is located at 710 Willamette St., and Bingo night begins every Thursday night at 9 p.m.

Here’s what else is going on in Eugene and Portland this weekend:


Jan. 9

Brian Regan at the Hult Center

One of the country’s premier comedians is making a stop in Eugene. Regan is known for his relatable jokes and his ability to combine the right amount of sophisticated writing and physicality.

7th Ave. & Willamette St., 7:30, $42.50.

Yoga Class

Even the first week back brings some stress, return to yoga for free and relieve that stress.

2222 Coburg Rd., 6:45 p.m., FREE.

Jan. 10

Day of Dance

Whether you’re an experienced contra or square dancer, or have never attempted to contra or square dance, the Eugene Folklore Society has the perfect environment for you. Experienced dancers can learn new spins, turns and flourishes while beginners can be introduced to this style of dance.

3411 Willamette St., 3 p.m. for advanced dancers and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for beginners, $8

Jan. 11

Winter Predictor Race

Choose from a 6, 13 or 20K walk/run and try to predict the time in which you’ll finish. You won’t be allowed to wear or carry anything that will tell you your time. And awards will be given to those that were closest or pinpointed their time guess.

2nd Ave. & High St., 12:45 p.m. registration; 2 p.m. start $20.


Jan. 9

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

While taste testing seven of Portland’s best craft beers, get your daily dose of scare with stories from when Portland was known as one of the world’s most dangerous ports in the world. This bar tour is currently ranked No. 1 on TripAdvisor.

112 SW 2nd Ave., 7 p.m., $49.

Norte, The End of History

Presented by the Northwest Film Center, Philippine New Wave director, Lav Diaz presents a film of a young law-school dropout that commits double murder and an innocent man being convicted for the murders.

219 SW Park Ave., 7 p.m., $9

Jan 10.

Chocolate Decadence Tour

Portland is famous for Voodoo Donuts and Portland craft beer, but it offers so much more. This tour will serve chocolates in the form of beans, bars, mousse, truffles, cocktails,  served as a drink and other variations.

701 SW 6th Ave., 3:30 p.m., $49

Jan. 11

10th Anniversary of Oregon Holocaust Memorial

A group of Portland citizens gathered a decade ago to remember and honor the millions of lives that were lost during one of history’s darkest times. Learn more of the tragic events, the building of the memorial and much more.

1953 NW Kearney St., 12 p.m., $4-6

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