Bianca Del Rio
8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29
Fee: $37.50 (VIP Packages also available)
With the name of the tour Not Today Satan and Bianca Del Rio being one of the pre-eminent Drag Queens of Comedy, you may want to consider if this is a show to call the sitters or if your kids are of a good age to attend. Bianca doesn’t sweat the haters and often chooses to make them sweat in her stead. Old as Joan Rivers and twice as funny, Bianca’s biting wit and secretly endearing soft side made her a shoo-in in both Rupaul’s Drag Race and the real world beyond. With fresh material added after the end of her last tour, Rolodex of Hate, Bianca Del Rio is a not-to-miss comedienne with a sharp wit and old-school Hollywood glamour to give you life before she slays the house down.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Heartbeat Silent Disco
Theater and Taps (Mississippi St.)
Though most Americans have never heard of the silent disco, it’s quite a common event across parts of Europe. Tune in with specially linked headphones or silently watch a crowd of dancers get grooveliscious.
Part of a six-city tour promoting “sisterhood, storytelling, and empowered action,” Together Tour is a new event showcasing the leading talents of the sisterhood movement and hopes to bring female-identified people together to do good in the world.
Thursday, Sept. 29
A Dance With Death
The Old Spaghetti Factory (Bancroft St.)
A three-course meal and a murder mystery that unravels itself over the course of the evening will make you a very full and happy detective. Whodunnit? Well, you have to show up to find out.
“The Thrill and the Agony”
Pacific University, Scott Hall
Kathrin Cawein Gallery
This free art exhibit will help you ease away from the Summer Olympics by giving you a glimpse into the time trials from the U.S. Track and Field events that were hosted in Eugene. Shot over eight years, these athletic pictures will stun you with their prowess.
Friday, Sept. 30
The Last Summer Concert Cruise
Portland Spirit Cruises
Fee: $30 (Gratuities and bistro not included)
This last early Friday summer cruise will feature The Junebugs, and if you have a group of 15, there are VIP packages available. Live music and dancing on the river are divine if you add a plate from the yummy bistro menu starting at 3 p.m.
Gaither Vocal Band
If you’re interested in a vocal tour de force concentrated in male range and with a focus on interpretations of classic gospel hymns, this four-to-five piece male vocal group that began in the 1980s is right up your stairway to heaven.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Expo Center, Hall D1
Fee: $15 (1 day pass), $25 (2 day pass)
Take the yellow line from campus all the way down to the Expo Center to enjoy this smorgasbord of gluten-free treats. Some booths will also focus on dairy and nut allergies, but most of the 90+ booths and cooking demonstrations will be for the celiac disease free set.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
If you’re not already one of the many fans of the orchestral stylings of Ms. Stirling—most videos available on Youtube—then you may want to visit her page and grab your tickets to this event. It’s so close to campus that you may be able to taste the musical magic on the air.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Josh Kline Presents “Freedom”
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Portland Art Museum
Fee: $17 with student ID
Politics, labor and humanity are explored through this prolific art exhibition that runs until mid-November. Part multimedia installation and part sculpture, these 3-D forms ask viewers about their relationship to government, corporation and self.
“Wheels of Time”
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
World of Speed (Wilsonville, OR)
For those who love the world of racing, this 100-year retrospective of the different cars and drivers found on the Indy 500 track includes models from 70 years ago right up until today. Interactive exhibits include local and international heroes.