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Arts Hound

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

• The Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene hosts Arts After Hours, a schmoozing event for the arts and business communities, 5 to 7 pm Thursday, April 18, at the Lord/Leebrick Playhouse, 174 W. Broadway; $8-$10 members; $15-$20 non-members.

• Thanks to the McDonald Theatre and the UO Outdoor Program, it’s time for the Banff Mountain Film Festival at 7 pm Thursday, April 18, reminding you once again to get off your couch and into the outdoors, or at least into a plush theater seat; $11-$13.

• “Hell is other people.” Jean-Paul Sartre coined that phrase in his existential black comedy No Exit. The philosopher’s play, directed by OSU student Abbey Pasquini, runs April 18-21 at OSU’s Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall.

• If you missed last week’s Corvallis screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, you can catch it at 6 pm Friday, April 19, at South Eugene High School’s Auditorium; $5-$10 suggested donation. The event is hosted by South Eugene High School’s Feminist Union, the ASUO Women’s Center and Womenspace.

• You can’t spell Earth without art. MECCA hosts its annual Earth Day Celebration 11 am to 5 pm Saturday, April 20, at EWEB’s North building. The Earth Day event at the Riverfront Plaza features music, lectures, family craft activities, the Master Gardener plant sale and an exhibit of children’s pet portraits created from recycled materials.