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Weekend Calendar 3/4-3/6

Eugene:  Jersey Boys, Friday at 8 p.m., Hult Center (1 Eugene Center) $47.50. The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Jersey Boys will be performed at the Hult Center this weekend. Many already know the Cinderella-story plot of four charming Jersey boys who rise from singing under a streetlamp together to being …

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Review: Chastity Belt and local acts take the house party to the Boreal

During a break from its grooving surf rock set, VCR singer Chase Clark yelled, “Fuck the Oscars!” That was all that was said — and needed to be said — about the 88th Academy Awards during the group’s opening set for Chastity Belt on Feb. 28 at the Boreal. Also …

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What to do this weekend in Eugene and Portland: 2/26-28

Weekend Calendar 2/26-2/28: Eugene TroyBoi at McDonald Theater, Friday at 9 p.m., 1010 Willamette St. various prices. While musician TroyBoi is described by his agency as well adept “extraordinarily unique, versatile and highly musical trap beats,” he has also experimented with producing genres outside of trap. Attendees on Friday night can …

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Photos: Queerpocalypse dazzles the crowd

The University of Oregon LGBTQA3 hosted Queerpocalypse at the EMU Ballroom in Eugene, Oregon on February 21st, 2016. Queerpocalypse featured many types of performances including lip syncing and contemporary dance. Performers dressed in eye catching costumes that wowed the audiences. UO LGBTA3 also had a special guest and their emcee of the …

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Weekend Calendar: Valentine’s Day Edition

Eugene Friday, February 12: The David Bowie Love Show at Old Nick’s Pub 9 p.m., 211 Washington St, $6.66 for entry, 21+. This show is to be less of a tribute and more of a homage to the late pop legend David Bowie. Guests are encouraged to dress like Bowie, …

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The Queer Film Festival is pushing cultural and cinematic boundaries

The 1993 film Blue depicts director Derek Jarman’s eyesight deteriorating as he undergoes AIDS treatment in a hospital. The movie is a stark shade of blue for 79 minutes with Tilda Swinton narrating. And to Hallie Frost, it’s pure inspiration. “For me it exemplifies the use of film as an …

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What’s going on this weekend – Feb. 5-7

Eugene Friday, February 5 Marv Ellis & WE Tribe, Lynx, Soul Vibrator – 8 p.m. HiFi Music Hall. 44 E 7th Ave. $12 in advance/$15 at the door. 21+. Attending a Soul Vibrator show is a must for anyone who considers themselves a Eugenian. The local soul-funk staple, who won Eugene …

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“Companion” app: A safer way to walk home, and other resources

As students, crime and the overall safety on campus is a concern we’ve all faced. It’s hard not to when you wake up after a night out to an email alerting everyone of a crime report from a place you had been the night before. Because of this, it’s normal …

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Review: Giraffage and Slow Magic put on a high-energy show at the Hi-Fi

Giraffage and Slow Magic represent a sector of electronica that’s as much “ambient” as it is party music.

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Blood, humility, punk-rock and fatherhood: Inside Beach Slang’s ‘Noisy Heaven’

Beach Slang is the most exciting band of 2015. Whether they’re begging the audience for TUMS or rolling with guitars on the stage, its live act is an adrenaline rush. The Emerald spoke with singer James Alex before a recent Portland concert.

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Review: Cold War Kids at HiFi Music Hall

With a live show that could bring any audience to its knees, Cold War Kids are as gritty and inexhaustible as garage-rock gets.

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Review: Robert DeLong, Coleman Hell play at HiFi for a stellar performance

If there’s such a thing as folk-rock electronica, Robert DeLong and Coleman Hell certainly define it.

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What’s going on in Eugene and Portland this weekend (Nov. 6-8)

Mac Miller, Roller Girls Derby, and an improvised Scooby-Doo murder mystery are all going down this weekend.

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Otis Day and the Knights to play EMU this Friday

Otis Day and the Knights, fictional movie band and crusaders of the iconic toga party anthem “Shout!” will perform in the EMU Ballroom this Friday as part of the UO Homecoming week.

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The best Halloween deals at Eugene eateries & bars

From $3 burritos to zombie drag queens, here’s a sampler of what’s going on in Eugene for Halloween.

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Preview: Radio Redux presents a Unique Theatrical Experience with “The Thin Man”

Friday night debuts a new season of Radio Redux’s radio-theater experience, with the show “The Thin Man.”

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Minor’s night out

Not of age? Not a problem. Here are some of Eugene’s most entertaining offerings for those under 21.

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Review: Thievery Corporation goes big on a Monday night in Portland

On Monday, September 28, Thievery Corporation played a sold-out show at the Roseland Theater in the heart of downtown Portland.

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Gourmet, quick-service sushi burrito cart SuBo to open up in Whiteaker

SuBo, which offers gourmet sushi burritos priced from $9 to $16, will open on Oct. 5. at 3rd and Van Buren St. in the Whiteaker neighborhood.

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Review: Tokyo Police Club, one of many shows in town, receives warm welcome

Tuesday night events in Eugene usually do not lead to many fun plans, but this last Tuesday was a big exception. For lovers of live music, this particular night offered a little of something for everyone. Electronic producer Flux Pavilion performed at McDonald Theatre, experimental rock band Man Man jammed at …

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Preview: ‘Beach goth’ group The Growlers to play at Cozmic Pizza on Sept. 17

  The summer months can be spent in a variety of ways, but for many it’s all about the music festival scene, filled with tons of EDM, pop princesses making fashion statements and corporate overlords pressing their labels in your face. The summer music festivals have grown into an unbearable …

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Preview: Tokyo Police Club returns to Cozmic next week

Indie rock is a very hit-or-miss genre. It can easily be generic, overplayed, boring and even straight-up soulless at times. But some bands bring the genre to life and do it justice. Tokyo Police Club is one of those bands. The Canadian group has been churning out energetic, driving, feel-good jams …

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Modest Mouse, Beirut, and more bring the heat to a smoky MusicfestNW

On a gorgeous Friday afternoon, Aug. 21, the second annual Musicfest Northwest graced Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park. A clear sky welcomed two main stages, dozens of vendors and countless indie/alternative music fans. Boasting a wide variety of genres, and with acts both local and national — this was the perfect cap for a …

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Review: Slightly Stoopid, the Dirty Heads and Stick Figure play at Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater

Slightly Stoopid fans are not afraid to dance. Last night, Stick Figure, Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid stopped at Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater as part of their Everything Is Awesome summer tour, and the concert left me with a happy heart and bobbing head. The crowd at this show was unlike …

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Wknd Calendar: Burrito Brigade hosts a variety show for charity, free concerts galore

While most Eugenians’ summer plans include more exercise, reading or outdoor adventures, the volunteers at the local nonprofit organization Burrito Brigade are up to something little different: Each week, they make and distribute about 500 vegan burritos to members of the community facing hunger and homelessness. In an effort to raise the money needed …

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Wknd Calendar: as Oregon Bach Festival comes to a close, Oregon Country Fair ramps up

The Oregon Bach Festival (OBF), which the Wall Street Journal has called “one of the world’s leading music festivals,” is coming to a close this weekend. The donor-supported program of the University of Oregon has received international attention, drawing musicians from all over the world to participate in its events. One of the most …

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Volunteers prepare for the 46th annual Oregon Country Fair

By Andrea Harvey and Emerson Malone Although fewer than 5,000 people inhabit the quaint town of Veneta (about 15 miles west of Eugene) during most of the year, roughly 45,000 people from across the country are drawn to the area each year during the Oregon Country Fair, which takes place every …

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