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Where to find fireworks near Eugene for the July 4 weekend

The apex of summer is coming. It’s time to don your most comically large Uncle Sam hat, take care of your dogs, and sport some red, white, and blue. Use the map below to find out where to buy fireworks in Eugene and where to watch them at night.  It’s taken from the list of everyone in the Eugene area …

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A Viking’s Laboratory

This past Saturday, Eugene’s only braggot brewery celebrated its second anniversary. Despite being located in the remote sprawl of west Eugene, any attendee of Viking Braggot’s special event wouldn’t realize its secluded locale, given its bustling attendance; the taproom offered air-conditioned refuge from the punishing midday sun for its bacon-braggot-sipping patrons. …

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The happiest of ‘happy hours’ can be found at Eugene local favorites

As the temperature continues to rise in anticipation of summer, locals make the most of their long afternoons by getting a jumpstart on evening festivities. In this iconic college town, one of the best kept secrets are the unique “happy hour” specials served up at your favorite bars. Get your …

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Eugene’s 10 best karaoke and open mic nights

Here are some of Eugene’s best places for karaoke and open mic nights. Stop by the Webfoot for karaoke or Growler Underground for open mic.

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Hi-Fi Music Hall soon to open in Eugene

HiFi, a new concert hall is opening soon in downtown Eugene.

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New management at Taylor’s means big changes for spring

Taylor’s in under new management. With it come new bartenders, new benches and a new layout. But don’t worry, dollar beers are here to stay.

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“Hands Up” concert to honor victims of police brutality

Ten different artists, among others, will perform on Feb. 26 to raise awareness about police brutality.

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Cider gone wild: Eugene’s first “cidery”

Everyone is always looking for a new alcoholic concoction aside from their normal drink of choice. Wildcraft Cider Works has stepped forward with a vast arrangement of ciders from cherry to peach flavors. A taste of their experimental cider flavors at their new restaurant will increase your taste buds.

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Sir-Mix-A-Lot will keep you from falling into the void of despair

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and if nothing else can distract you from the sense of loneliness and overwhelming despair that follows you around, you might as well be dead. Alternatively, you can let Sir Mix-A-Lot help. The Grammy-winning MC and producer, straight out of Seattle, WA, is making a stop at Eugene’s Cozmic Pizza …

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Here's where you can 'shake it off' in Eugene

Dance is everywhere. Our TV screens and Twitter feeds are saturated with Miley twerking, Taylor Swift “shaking it off,” and Beyonce achieving perfection. Abby Lee Miller yells at talented little girls on Dance Moms. So You Think You Can Dance always seems to find its way into late-night Youtube binges, and …

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What to actually visit in Los Angeles while in Southern California for the 2015 Rose Bowl Game

The Ducks are again in contention for a national championship game, and as hundreds of Ducks make the migration south to Pasadena, CA for the “Granddaddy of them all” comes an opportunity to explore the second largest city in the United States. With respect to the beautiful city of Pasadena, there’s …

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How to start 2015 with a bang: New Year's Eve do's and don'ts

There’s something about New Year’s Eve that brings a certain agony to most minds, with heightened expectations being our worst enemy. Every year we think Dec. 31 will be the best night of the year, yet it has the tendency to fall short of what we were hoping for. It …

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Review: Spoon crafts a polished live show; Future Islands just makes things weird

Following the massive rain storm of earlier in the day, a crowd flooded into the Crystal Ballroom on what turned out to be a warm and dry winter night to see Spoon in a sold-out show. The 94/7 FM December to Remember show also featured openers Future Islands and A …

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Review: The War on Drugs offer an ear-splitting performance

The War on Drugs kickstarted 94.7 FM’s 10th annual December to Remember concert series in calm fashion on Wednesday night. Taking the stage with no walkout music, the show began much like how a great professor begins class: without notice, and with the expectation that once it begins, everyone will …

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Comedian Carly Aquilino to ignite the McDonald Theater

Stand-up comedy has been sneaking its way into Eugene college culture for awhile now. This year alone, Kevin Hart, David Sedaris and Chris D’Elia have performed, the Buzz hosts a weekly Open Mic comedy night, and the University of Oregon Quackin’ Me Up Comedy Competition hosts its final round this week. …

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From the Bay to Portland: G-Eazy at Roseland Theater

Tuesday night, G-Eazy tore the roof off of the Roseland Theater in Portland. From the Bay to the Universe tour began its run about two months ago and features E-40, Jay Ant, Marty Grimes, a handful of talented DJs and surprise guest, Bobby Brackins. The show started at 8 p.m. and opened with …

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6 outfit ideas you should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

No matter where you are going for Thanksgiving or whom you are spending it with, these fashion boards created specifically for Ducks will help you find an appropriate outfit. Thankful yet? 1. Women’s Fancy Thanksgiving This outfit features a cranberry color dress to keep you seasonally stunning and layers a …

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Think Eugene needs a gay bar? You might be in luck.

When John O’Malley first moved to Eugene from New York City, he was shocked. It wasn’t the city’s people, its politics or its dampness. It was its nightlife: Eugene didn’t have a gay bar. Then O’Malley thought: forget a gay bar. Eugene didn’t even have a place where LGBTQ-identifed people could …

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Joy, Joy, Joy: Nothing but pure joy at the Vance Joy concert.

Vance Joy and Jaymes Young stole girls’ hearts one song at a time last night at WOW Hall. WOW Hall was packed with people varying from high school students to couples sharing the romantic experience of Vance Joy. Starting off the show was artist Jaymes Young. Young played one of …

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New Eugene venue Old Nick’s is three music buffs’ labor of love

It’s been Harpo’s Blue Note, the Butte Tavern, Rascal’s and a warehouse for Gibson Steel. But thanks to the efforts of a team of three musicians and music promoters from around Eugene, the lonely, old warehouse that sits at 211 Washington will return to its rock club roots as Old …

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One bad bitch: Rhea Della Vera and the Lipstick Divas take on Eugene’s drag scene

Once a month at Luckey’s bar, a 22-year-old drag queen performs at GLAM Night. She stands at about six feet, seven inches tall in her black stiletto ankle boots and handmade skin-tight black leotard, which is studded with iridescent rhinestones. Long curls fall from her blonde wig down to her …

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Welcome to Eugene’s micro-brew heaven

Whether you enjoy a crisp pilsner or sipping slow on an imperial IPA, the Emerald City’s wide variety of breweries leave no hop, yeast, malt or wacky natural ingredient combination untested. Here are some local favorites that keep pushing the limits of what it means to be a microbrewery. So grab …

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University of Oregon welcomes freshmen with annual ‘Week of Welcome’

After freshmen have finished unpacking their last boxes and saying their final goodbyes to their parents, they can jump right into experiencing college life. University of Oregon Housing has arranged a weekend full of events for incoming students to enjoy. Thursday: Ducks N2 the Rec From 9 p.m. until midnight tonight, …

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Get lost in Eugene’s downtown ‘Barmuda Triangle’

For seasoned Eugenians, the downtown bar scene is synonymous with its namesake: The Barmuda Triangle. It’s a relatively small area that’s easy to get lost in and you’ll likely lose part of your evening as well. The guide below should help you navigate the infamous area without trepidation. Jameson’s Bar …

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