Arts & Culture

  A Woman’s Guide to the Wild is the first outdoor guidebook specifically addressing women’s unique wilderness needs. Author Ruby McConnell speaks with Eric Alan about correcting the perceived outdoor gender gap, particularly when women have long been leaders in the environmental movement. 

  The Thin Green Line is a conference that will gather activists, artists, writers, scientists, policy makers and others to explore creative resistance to fossil fuel development in the Pacific Northwest.

  A multi-faceted celebration takes place at the WOW Hall in Eugene tonight, April 20th, as David Gans, the Garcia Birthday Band, various Merry Pranksters and others gather to celebrate Oregon’s first legal 4/20, and whatever else feels worth celebrating. David Gans has been a part of related celebrations for decades, as a musician, author, storyteller, and proprietor of the nationally-syndicated Grateful Dead Hour.

John Ryan / KUOW

Radio station KPLU is in the midst of what could be its final pledge drive.
The station has raised more than half the 7 million dollars it needs to fend off a buyout by KUOW.
Fundraising experts say bringing in the needed funds in just six months is a tall order.

photo Jenny Graham

Dorothy Velasco has this review of "The Yeomen of the Guard" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

  Digital and traditional artists will explore the theme of ritual in the fifth annual (sub)Urban Projections festival, presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services and Harmonic Laboratory at the Hult Center in Eugene on April 21st and 22nd. John Park, animator and digital artist for Harmonic Laboratory, and Isaac Marquez, Public Art Manager for the City of Eugene, speak with Eric Alan about creating new possibilities and turning the seven-level lobby into a performance space integrating artists and audience. 

Photo by Thomas J. King

  The inevitable changes of aging are celebrated in Menopause: the Musical. Actress Megan Cavanagh speaks with Eric Alan about embracing the changes, laughing at them and singing about them. The national touring show visits the Hult Center in Eugene on April 22nd through 24th. 

  Comparatively few people of color visit the American wilderness, though the resources are public to all. African-American outdoorsman James Mills addresses this disparity in his book The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors. He speaks with Eric Alan about the issues and how to address them, before his illustrated talk at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Saturday, April 23rd.

  “Innovation District” is the theme of the next event in the TAD Talks series, which examines the role of technology and the arts in Downtown Eugene. There will be several speakers, as well as exhibitions, performances and a beer tasting, at the McDonald Theatre on Tuesday evening, April 19th.

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