This week in Eugene:

Monday, July 25 — Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery at Hi-Fi Music Hall (44 E. 7th Ave.) at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door

When Joshua Powell started playing music in Anderson, Indiana, his style was a mix of high school heavy metal and Jimmy Buffett flavor. But Powell’s band is constantly changing, and the musician and poet will bring his more current brand of happy folk tunes to Eugene with his four-man band.


Tuesday, July 26 — Cannabis Science Pub! at Whirled Pies Pizza (199 West 8th Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Free.

Interested in the cannabis industry now that it’s legal? The topic of this monthly gathering is industrial hemp growing and management. This special event offers trivia, educational presentations from a panel of experts and an opportunity to grab a beer and network with other cannabis connoisseurs. All ages are welcome regardless of the 21-and-up topic.

Wednesday, July 27 — Funk Jam at Hi-Fi Music Hall (44 E. 7th Ave.) at 9 p.m. — Free. 21+

It’s easy to get your groove on this Wednesday night at the Funk Jam hosted at Hi-Fi Music Hall. Dressing for the occasion is recommended, so bring your funkiest outfit and your dancing shoes.


Thursday, July 28 — Adult Painting Session with Alan M. Clark at the Emerald Art Center (500 Main St.) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — $15

The Emerald Art Center’s weekly gathering provides aspiring artists with  experience, advice and community. On Thursday, artist Alan Clark will mentor artists with their acrylic work, drawing or any other kind of illustration work. You can bring art that you are currently working on or come ready to start a new piece.


Friday, July 29 — ‘Weird Al’ Yancovic at the Cuthbert Amphitheater (2300 Leo Hariss Pkwy.) gates open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. — Tickets start at $33 for general admission

From his humble start with the accordion at age seven, musical comedy legend Weird Al Yankovic now comes to Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheatre to remind us how “white and nerdy” he really is. The Emerald spoke to Yankovic about his new, record breaking album Mandatory Fun and his North American tour of the same name (see page two).


Saturday, July 30 — Eugene Saturday Market on the corner of 8th Avenue and Oak Street — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Free

This open air marketplace offers fresh produce, handcrafted wares and an international food court boasting the world’s most delicious flavors immigrated to Eugene. Go for breakfast, lunch, gifts or simply to pass the time in the summer sun. The market also invites local artists to perform live, and this Saturday will host six local musical acts.

Monday, July 25 — UOPD Chief Candidate visits Eugene at the Knight Library Browsing Room (1501 Kincaid St.) — 11 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. — Free

The third and final police chief candidate for the UOPD is visiting campus on Monday, July 25. Brenda Trobaugh, current Deputy Chief of Police at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo will be holding a public forum for students from 11 to 11:50 a.m. to kick off the day. She will then give a public presentation and hold a Q&A session from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. These presentations will be held in the Knight Library browsing room.

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