Topic: Comedy

Wknd Calendar: Check out what’s going on in Eugene and Portland April 24-27

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:25 pm.

Cinema Pacific Film Festival will be in Eugene this weekend. Here are some of the highlights from the festival. April 24 Villa: Check out this free live staged reading of the Chilean play about a former villa turned into torture barracks by the military. Director Guillermo Calderón will be present and Portland actors Rebecca Lingafelter, Cristina Miles and Dana […]

Wknd Calendar: See what’s going on in Eugene and Portland on April 11-13

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 7:01 pm.

In Eugene The Vietnamese Student Association’s annual Vietnamese Culture Night is this Sunday. Enjoy a night of authentic cuisine, performance and prizes. This year’s theme is “Việt Nam Ơi,” which means “Hey Vietnam.” Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Sunflower Mission, a non-profit organization, which gives education opportunities to Vietnamese children. “It is […]

UO Stand-Up Society hosts Hilarity for Charity

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 9:50 am.

On Tuesday, April 8, the UO Stand-Up Society hosted Hilarity for Charity to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Global Scholars Hall. Over $600 was raised through ticket sales, with an additional $1200 through donations. Junior Joe Glasgow organized the event at the University of Oregon. Six members of the UO Stand-Up Society […]

Wknd Calendar: Check out what’s going on this weekend of April 4-6

By on Thursday, Apr. 3 at 9:21 pm.

In Eugene In April, Eugene’s WOW Hall will welcome 32 acts. Enjoy one of the first of this month’s concerts Saturday night as WOW welcomes Bear Hands, Kitten and The Ecstatics. Ignoring the hairy imagery that first comes to mind, Bear Hands is an indie band that evokes an MGMT-Talking Heads lovechild combo. Bear Hands’ […]

Wknd Calendar: March 7, 2014

By on Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 7:58 pm.

On Friday, the electronic band EOTO will play at the McDonald Theatre. EOTO is composed of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, two members of the 1990s progressive bluegrass/psychedelic rock group the String Cheese Incident. In 2006, Travis and Hann jumped on the electronic bandwagon without abandoning their musical roots. For shows, the pair brings an […]

Photos: Harlem Globetrotters bring down the house at Matthew Knight Arena

By on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 1:45 pm.

Founded in 1929, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that face off against the World All-Stars. The Globetrotters have played more than 20,000 exhibition games in 120 countries and their mascot is appropriately named “Globie.” Unique rules such as “four point” spots on the court and the team’s recent decision to allow […]

Oregon’s Last Comedian Standing is back in town

By on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10:23 pm.

Even Eugene isn’t too cool for comedy. Oregon’s largest comedy radio station, All Comedy 1450, is bringing back the competition that took the community by storm last year: Oregon’s Last Comedian Standing. This year, however, the contest is expanding to a statewide level. Oregon’s Last Comedian Standing is the largest amateur comedy competition in the […]

Check out what’s going on this weekend in Eugene and Portland

By on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10:33 pm.

Salseros Dance Company of Eugene will host its first ever festival dedicated to salsa dance this weekend, offering salsa workshops and live performances. With an exciting lineup and several opportunities for beginners to get hooked on this lively, cultural dance, the Eugene Salsa Festival may become a staple in Eugene for years to come. Salsa […]

Jerry Seinfeld proves his fame isn’t going anywhere any time soon

By on Friday, Feb. 7 at 3:18 pm.

In front of a sold out Hult Center crowd, veteran comedian of popular sitcom Seinfeld and Bee Movie fame, Jerry Seinfeld riffed on the pitfalls and annoyances of every day life – as he has for 37 years. Seinfeld, who has recently made national headlines for a halftime Super Bowl Seinfeld spot and for controversial comments about the lack of […]

Weekend Calendar: Freeze the weekend with the Polar Plunge and Winter Olympics screening

By on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 9:02 am.

This weekend, Bijou Metro will host the 22nd Annual University of Oregon Queer Film Festival. The festival features independent, short, feature-length and documentary films from and about the LGBTQ community. Three to four films are screened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting at 6 p.m., and admission is free. This year’s festival features 10 films. On […]

Wknd Calendar: Jan. 30, 2014 — Festivals, football and free events to indulge in before midterms

By on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1:02 am.

Eugene’s Hult Center will host the 2014 West Quarterfinal International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) on Feb. 1. Try singing that in four-part harmony. If you like musical puns, tight harmonies and vocal percussion, this could be your night. Although YouTube, “Glee” and “The Sing Off” have increased the popularity of college a cappella, the […]

Q&A: Comedian Mike Birbiglia talks performing in Eugene and future works

By on Friday, Jan. 24 at 4:14 pm.

Mike Birbiglia is a comedic renaissance man. He took his critically acclaimed one-man show, “Sleepwalk With Me,” and adapted it into a book and an award-winning film that he wrote, directed and starred in. Recently, Birbiglia released “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” another critical darling that takes a unique and humorous perspective on his personal highs and […]

Events in Eugene and Portland this weekend

By on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10:40 am.

In Eugene On-Campus Jan. 12, Chamber Music: The London Haydn Quartet with special guest Eric Hoeprich is coming to Beall Concert Hall, giving students the opportunity to de-stress and hear Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart; Beall Concert Hall(961 E. 18th Ave.), tickets range from $17-$39, 3 p.m. Off-Campus Jan. 10, Chance to Dance: Get down with […]

In Portland for New Year’s Eve? Here are some fun ways to ring in the new year

By on Monday, Dec. 30 at 9:59 am.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to buy beer, then Portland’s got a variety of cool New Year’s Eve events, with everything from Burning Man inspired parties to 80s tribute bands. If you’re under 21, there’s comedy, which is cool and mostly a lot of DJ concerts. At least there’s always house parties and […]