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Things to do this week: Spring Dance Loft, Beer Dinner at Falling Sky, Honk! Fest Eugene

Wednesday, June 7-June 17: Bowls Around Town at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E. 15th Ave.), free with sign-up Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is hosting an inclusive and interactive project called Bowls Around Town. Stop by the museum to pick up a bowl kit containing …

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Emerald Recommends: Songs of the summer 2017

As the end of the school year approaches, students will be faced with their first issue of the summer: What songs make it onto a summer playlist? Although the Oregon weather has yet to fully remind us of summer, the Emerald has selected its favorite songs to help put you in …

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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 & …

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Grad Guide 2017: Notable UO alumni

In honor of the upcoming graduation ceremony, the Emerald has a complied a list of notable University of Oregon graduates.  Randy Shilts (1951-1994): After working at the Daily Emerald as an award-winning managing editor, Shilts came out as gay and began lifelong work as a social justice journalist. While he struggled to …

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University Day brings community spirit to campus

On the first sunny day after a mid-May week of rain, the area outside the EMU  was filled with music, pop-up tents and good vibes. Thursday was University Day, where hundreds of students, faculty and community members worked to beautify the campus. Each spring, University Day is hosted by the …

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Things to do this week: May 11-17: Spring Student Dance Concert, Zepparella at Hi-Fi and Dogs at the Duck Nest

Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13: Spring Student Dance Concert (1484 University St.), 8 p.m., students/seniors $8, general admission $12 The University of Oregon’s dance program will present a spring performance in the Gerlinger Annex’s Dougherty Dance Theatre as a culmination of the year’s work from multiple advanced student …

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Kehlani, Ella Mai and Jahkoy deliver an emotional, memorable WOW Hall performance

In what may have been the best night WOW Hall has seen this year, Kehlani blew minds with her soulful music and inspirational words on Friday with her first performance in Eugene. Not only did Kehlani bring her best to the stage for the Eugene stop on her “SweetSexySavage” tour, …

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Things to do this week: ‘The Cuisine of Mali’ exhibit, Futurebirds at Hi-Fi and ‘Mystery’ of Easter Island lecture

Thursday, April 27: Across the Table, Around the World, The Cuisine of Mali (The Museum of Natural and Cultural History), 6 p.m., $35 with pre-registration This weekend presents a unique opportunity to improve your cultural culinary skill at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This event explores the “staples and …

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Things to do this week: Annual Hope Conference, Light Up the Night Bike Ride and Ab-Soul at WOW Hall

Thursday, April 13 through Saturday, April 15: 23rd Annual Hopes Conference at the UO School of Allied Arts and Architecture (1206 University St.), 12-8 p.m., free The theme of the 23rd Annual Hopes Conference is displacement, specifically the global displacement of resources, populations and natural rights. Each panel, workshop, speaker and …

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Things to do this week: Hawaiian Guitar Festival, Cottage Grove Half Marathon and Sam Lachow

Thursday, March 9: Visiting Artist Lecture Sandow Birk: American Quran at Lawrence Hall (1190 Franklin Blvd.) 6 p.m. Artist Sandow Birk will be visiting campus to talk about his American Quran project, which is currently on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. American Quran is an art piece …

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Things to do this week—Feb. 23-Mar. 1: Archaeology lecture, Mardi Gras Masquerade and Datsik at McDonald

Thursday, Feb. 23: Demystifying Media Series: Hackers, Data and Code in the age of Trump at the EMU (EMU, 1395 University St.) 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free With all the political buzz around ideas like hacking and the use or loss of White House data, it’s up to modern-minded …

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Who were the winners and losers of the 2017 Grammys?

In a word, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards show was complicated. This year’s show was filled with both subtle and overt political protests, major snubs to what should have been obvious winners and plenty of Adele; it was overwhelming and genuinely entertaining. James Corden of Late Late Night on CBS, hosted …

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Things to do this week: ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ Lotus and UO Art MFA Exhibit

Monday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 24: UO Art MFA Exhibit: “On The Wall” (44 W 7th Ave.),  free, all ages The University of Oregon Master of Fine Arts program will be hosting an art exhibit this month. The exhibit — which is titled “Off the Wall” — challenges the …

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Netflix’s ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ turns a suburban mom into a flesh-eating zombie

A Netflix original series came out this week with an unusual premise: A suburban mom living with her family in Southern California suddenly becomes a zombie who feeds on human flesh. Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, the horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet is 10 episodes of witty banter, corny jokes and a …

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Kehlani’s debut album ‘SweetSexySavage’ amazes

Oakland-raised artist Kehlani is bringing R&B’s roots back to the industry, with a soul-gripping debut album tracklist that will top the charts if its cool intimacy and dark lyrics don’t intimidate the national audience. SweetSexySavage, a nod to TLC’s CrazySexyCool, is easily one of the best debut albums to come …

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Things to do this week: Masquerade Ball, Drew Shirley/Switchfoot and Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Friday, Jan. 27: Blues to Cure the Blues at Ninkasi Brewing Company (155 Blair Blvd.) 7 p.m., $60, 21+ This weekend, Ninkasi Brewing Company will host a live blues performance to raise money to benefit a local nonprofit called WellMama. The night will consist of live country blues and bluegrass music, …

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How to stay mentally healthy during Eugene’s rainy winter

It’s that time of the year when winter break ends and extreme stress from the second quarter begins. College students begin to experience academic ruts, pressure to perform in extracurricular activities and the compulsion to maintain a positive attitude through it all. But it can be argued that Oregon students …

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Emerald Recommends: The best songs of 2016

Although 2016’s musical legacy is bound to be remembered more for the stars that died than the actual music itself, there was no shortage of great songs created. The Emerald’s music writers have selected their favorite songs of the recently concluded year. Craig Wright’s top songs: 5. “Easy Eating” by Naked Giants …

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J. Cole addresses race in America with ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

J. Cole’s new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, was released this week with little publicity (only one tweet from Cole himself), yet songs from the album instantly rose to the tops of the charts. 4 Your Eyez Only is Cole’s fourth studio album, and it is a major deviation from his extremely popular …

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How to show a future Duck the real student experience

Many of us have younger friends or siblings applying to the University of Oregon during this college application season. Our Student Ambassadors do an amazing job giving on-campus tours, but applicants should know what we do outside of school too. For the real University of Oregon experience, take your future …

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How to host a Friendsgiving feast

“Friendsgiving” is upon us! Whether you can’t go home for the short holiday break or you just want to celebrate Thanksgiving twice, Friendsgiving is the best way to eat, drink and be merry with friends while still in Eugene. Friendsgiving, also known as friends coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving, can …

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Things to do this week Nov. 17-23: Eugene Symphony, Holiday Market and Winona Laduke at the EMU.

Thursday, Nov. 17: Eugene Symphony: Hough plays Beethoven at Hult Center for the Performing Arts (7th and Willamette), 8 p.m., $23-$71.50, student discounts available This week the Eugene Symphony will be presenting a three-part piano performance at the Silva Concert Hall, featuring composers and pianists of varying age and experience. The …

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Goldroom and Autograf Perform for a Small Audience in an Intimate Venue

The small gathering of only 23 people made Goldroom and Autograf’s concert at HiFi Music Hall very intimate and lighthearted on the day after the 2016 election. While protests have been occurring around town and certainly across the nation last night, the mood inside of HiFi was carefree and friendly …

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Things to do this week Nov. 10-16: Cheese tasting, EUCON, Change Food Festival Viewing, Saturday Market

Friday, Nov. 11: Noble Cheeses of France at Provisions Market Hall (296 E. Fifth Ave.), 5:30 p.m., tickets $30 Provisions Market Hall is hosting a talk, tasting and discussion class with cheese-monger Sam Rollins for those interested in the process of making artisan cheese. With a focus on French cheeses, …

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Zeds Dead gives lackluster performance at McDonald Theater

Just picture this: two hundred coked-up, Molly-d out ravers waiting for forty minutes between sets. That’s what happened on Saturday night at the McDonald Theater after the second act, Big Wild, finished his set. It took Zeds Dead forty minutes to appear on stage. To make matters worse, Zeds Dead’s …

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‘Lady Wood’ shows Tove Lo’s new maturity, with the same honesty

Swedish recording artist Tove Lo just released her second album Lady Wood, an uncensored and honest celebration of raw sexuality and the ups and downs of relationships. While the lyrics tell a beautiful, melancholy tale of failed romances, the repetitive rhythms and similar choruses make this a pop album with what …

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The ultimate Halloween costume etiquette guide

Halloween weekend is almost upon us, and girls are busy running to Hirons to grab tutus and cat ears, while still trying to not be the most basic bitch on the block. Meanwhile, the guys are waiting until Friday evening to decide which costume will take the least amount of effort possible; …

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Review: Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ crosses genres and expands fan base

After the comparative failure of Artpop to 2011’s smash hit Born This Way, Lady Gaga is officially coming back in a big — and very different — way with Joanne. Gaga’s new genre-crossing album has the dance-pop singer experimenting with country while focusing on stripped-down emotion in her lyrics.  The album title …

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SNL provides great parody for a nasty election

This election year, the Saturday Night Live writers’ room is likely littered with thousands of Post-it notes, many of which would read “Hillary,” “Trump” or “debate.” With such a wild, dirty election between two big personalities, there’s almost too much material for the legendary satire show’s premiere episodes of the …

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Things to do this week Oct. 20-26: Medieval Sensorium, club hockey, Bad Religion and giant pumpkin carving

Friday, Oct. 21: The Hidden Histories Of Art: Sights and Sounds of a Medieval Sensorium at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 12 p.m., free Music and art have a strange power to inspire and create emotional responses in people, and since medieval times, the two have paired …

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