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Arts Hound

Sniffing out what you shouldn’t miss in the arts this week.

Grab your flashlights! The Eugene Springfield Art Project (ESAP) is hosting the “Last Ever Flashlight Guided Art Walk” 5 pm Friday, Jan. 9, in downtown Springfield on Main Street. 

“We’re calling it the last ever flashlight led art walk due to the city of Springfield’s upcoming installation of lighting on Main Street. ESAP has been sponsoring at least one flashlight guided art walk every year since December 2010. We even provide flashlights for those that don’t bring them,” writes Paula Goodbar, Co-President of ESAP. Media artist Terry Holloway will host, with his performance troupe The Fuzzy Beuys in tow, and the evening will conclude with “Song of My Cyborg Self,” a collection of video projections outside Springfield City Hall inspired by the Walt Whitman poem, “Song of Myself.”

 

15 Minutes: Bravo’s latest reality creation, or “social experiment,” Friends to Lovers? encourages longtime friends to dive into romance. For the 10 pm premiere Monday, Jan. 12, Eugene native Darion Lowenstein, now based in L.A. and a VP of game development, tries his luck with old pal Charley Walters.

 

The 2014-2015 Wayne Morse Chair, Brown University Professor and Chair of Modern Culture and Media Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, will give her talk “From Publics to Networks” at 6 pm Thursday, Jan. 15, at the UO’s Allen Hall, Room 141. Chun has authored books Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics and Programmed Visions: Software and Memory.

 

Music Notes: At Sam Bond’s on Friday night, Jan. 9, fans of folk will get to see three different spins on the genre (from rock to roots to indie) with Eugene’s Alder Street and Douglas County Daughters joined by Portland’s Mount Joy. Over at The Jazz Station Jan. 9, it’s the “Best of Our Love” Motown Revue with vocalist Nancy Evergreen, Joanne Broh, Darline Jackson and company performing hits like “Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher” and “I Can’t Help Myself.” Behavior Castle brings back “anti-liberty” punk rock ‘n’ rollers Chain and The Gang (pictured) and psychedelic rockers The Shivas for an all-ages show 7 pm Tuesday, Jan. 12, at The Barn Light.