The Black Panthers marched there, Bill Clinton spoke there, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed there and part of Animal House was filmed there; the UO Erb Memorial Union has a long, star-studded and sometimes controversial history. That history has been captured by UO grad Jonna Threlkeld in the documentary Meet Me at the S.U.:
A History of the Erb Memorial Union, which premieres in the EMU Ballroom 6 pm Thursday, June 6 (free). Get to the Fishbowl at 5 pm for five-cent ice cream cones and ten-cent root beer floats.
Summer’s first First Friday ArtWalk is June 7. Not to be missed: The 5th Annual Evening of Illuminating Design: The University of Oregon Department of Architecture Luminaire Design Competition and Exhibit at Modern (207 E. 5th Ave.), featuring the award-winning chairs designed by UO students, which were highlighted at New York City’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in May. And who said waffles and art don’t mix? (OK, nobody did.) Off the Waffle’s walls will be graced with the work of nine New Zone Gallery artists for the Eclectic Art Exhibit.
Eugene Contemporary Art celebrates its third artist-in-residency Damon Harris with the opening reception of The Initial Conditions 7 pm, June 7, at The Wave in the Whit. Harris draws inspiration from scientific wonders like the Voyager Spacecraft, CERN Large Hadron Collider and Lunar Lander in his light sculptures.
The Majestic Theatre in Corvallis has a big weekend planned. First there’s the 22nd Annual Spring Celebration of Dance, featuring modern technique by Ivy Farrell and Amy McDonnell 7:30 pm June 7 and 8. Then see what the 100-year-old theater has been hiding in its basement; The Majestic garage sale runs from 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, June 8, peddling clothes, electronics, accessories and craft supplies.
It’s just a flesh wound. Dust off your Black Knight armor because Cottage Theatre is hosting auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot 6:30 pm June 23 and 24. Come prepared to dance, tell a bad joke, “do a silly walk” and “play the coconuts.” In other audition news, Actors Cabaret of Eugene hosts auditions for Shrek The Musical 6:30 pm June 7, and the Very Little Theatre invites locals to try out for Laughter on the 23rd Floor 6 pm June 11 and 12.