Fall is almost here. Rather than consuming pumpkin spice lattes, take part in the Eugene Gothic Weekend at Old Nick’s Pub (located at 211 Washington Street). Friday and Saturday night will have dancing, but make sure you stop by for the Dark Arts Market, which makes me wonder if it’ll be a real life Diagon Alley — if it is, brush up on your “Defence Against the Dark Arts” lessons.
Friday, Sept. 7
9 pm to 2 am
Ghost House Goth Industrial Dark Dance
$4 at the door, 21+
Ft. DJs Owen [Dark Room SFO, The Hanging Garden Radio Show], Perfidia and Refugium
Saturday, Sept. 8
1 to 7 pm
Dark Arts Market
FREE, All Ages
9 pm to 2 am
Ghost House Presents a Night of Live Gothic Music
Have you ever told a joke so high that you not only forgot the punchline but butchered the delivery? The Gateway Show has stand-up comedians first tell their jokes then they get high, and try to tell it again. It’s almost like Drunk History — but better. Hosted by Luke Severeid, comedians include Nariko Ott, Mike Masilotti, Dashiell Thompson and more. Some of these comedians aren’t regular smokers either, so don’t expect perpetual stoners. The show is at Whirled Pies, located at 199 W. 8th Avenue. Doors open at 6 pm and show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $12-$25, 21+.
Do you know the “Thriller” dance by heart? If not, shame on you. But that’s OK. Venue 252 is hosting a Thrill The World, where people can learn the moves of the late, great Michael Jackson. It’s the first step for you to join in on future “Thriller” flash mobs during fall. The lesson runs 6 to 7 pm. FREE.