The Willamette Valley Music Festival! The Scottish Festival! Eugene Chosen! The Avett Brothers! It's one of those weeks when there's more nifty stuff going on in town than we can cram into the pages of the paper. Here are just two more events at which you could enjoy yourself this weekend:
This year's Out/Loud Queer Women's Music Festival features headliner Melissa Ferrick (above) along with North Carolina singer-songwriter Crys Matthews, who is releasing two new albums this year; the Athens Boys Choir, a former duo turned solo act featuring Katz, whose spoken word topics deal with "with issues of Gender, Politics, Love, Sex, and everything in-between including but not limited to spooning"; Bay Area hip hop performer and producer Katastrophe; and local singer-songwriter Virginia Cohen. The show starts at 8 pm tonight at the WOW Hall, and admission is by donation.
Tomorrow night, head down to Wheeler Pavilion at the Fairgrounds for "A Stitch in Time," a fashion show organized by Mitra Chester (of Deluxe and Kitsch) and Laura Lee Laroux (of Redoux Parlor) which gives local designers "an opportunity to directly present their creations to the community, while allowing Eugene to see the faces behind the unique fashions we support and enjoy," says designer Moria Wheeler (a preview of her Jaunty Design line is pictured above). Wheeler says, "My goal as a designer is to create fun, comfortable, unique and affordable clothing. Fashion should be exciting and accessible to all, even in Eugene." The show starts at 8 pm, but doors open at 5 pm; vending runs until and after the actual show. And there's a bar. Which is nifty. ($10 adv., $12 door)
So what are you doing with the summery, potentially spectacular weekend ahead?