Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event
Now that winter is on the way out and the New Year's workout regimens are taking effect (right?), time for new wardrobe ideas. Fresh collections from designers like Adelheid Bergin, Altar HouseLine, Primal Haunt, Stefanie Saysm Rogue Minx, and the graduating students from Portland Sewing's Fashion Forward Program will show what to wear in 2015. Well, at least for the spring of 2015; the styles will change before summer. 8 pm. The Crystal Ballroom. $10 - $40.
Let the wine drinkers pair their beverages with cheese—give us a good beer with a good band any day. Seriously, the brewers at the Malt Ball have created specific beers to pair with specific bands, matching the taste to the style. Bands: Levon's Helmet, Fog Father, Pinehurst Kids Talkative, Big Haunt and Blue Skies For Black Hearts, The Fourth Wall, Máscaras, Lubec and Like A Villain, EDJ (Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats) and Holy Grove. Breweries: Baerlic Brewing Co., Base Camp Brewing Co., Burnside Brewing Co., Claim 52 Brewing, Coalition Brewing, Ecpliptic Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Lompoc Brewing, McMenamins Crystal Brewery, Solera Brewery. Who's paired with who? Only one way to find out. 2 - 7 pm and 8 pm -1 am. The Wonder Ballroom. $15—$25.
friday 27—sunday 1
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
What do love and war, an ocean voyage, a craps game and an intricate con have in common? The opening weekend of the 2015 Oregon Shakespeare Festival season! Shakespearean classics Much Ado About Nothing and Pericles fulfill the love triangle and drama quotas. Guys and Dolls brings the music and dancing, and the world premiere of Fingersmith polishes off the beginning of an epic season with a story of intrigue. Oregon Shakespeare Festival. $30 -$110.
friday 27—sunday 1
Eugene Salsa Festival
The Eugene Salsa Festival calls for the sexiest dresses, the tightest pants and the smoothest shoes for one of the most intoxicating dance styles on the planet. Salsa performers and instructors from as close as Eugene (Salseros Dance Company) and as far away as Cuba (Wilfredo Guilbiac) will be there to inspire and teach, even for beginners with two left feet. Fri., 5 pm - 2:30 am. Sat., 8:30 am - 2:30 am. Sun., 8:30 am - 5:15 pm. Vet's Club. $15 - $125.