Music can soothe one’s fiery temper, propel a rousing dance, or distract a roommate long enough so you can sell his television at a pawnshop. Experience the stunning power of sound with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two tickets to Eugene Uketoberfest at Eugene Faith Center (a $30 value). Tickets may be used on either Friday, October 7, or Saturday, October 8.
Eugene Uketoberfest lures ukulele lovers from near and far with two full days of workshops, concerts, and strumming circles. Instead of pouring Pixy Stix into their ears, guests can treat their aural senses to the sweet sounds of Hawaiian string king Craig Chee, multi-instrumentalist Victoria Vox, and uke-toting doo-wop troupe The Refreshments, plus more than a dozen other artists. Many performers will host workshops, teaching traditional topics such as strumming techniques (Friday at 9:30 a.m.) and hammer-on and pull-off effects (Friday at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 2:10 p.m.), as well as unusual skills such as pizza-box drumming (Saturday at 1 p.m.). As adults ogle handcrafted ukes from Mya-Moe and SpruceHouse, plucky youngsters can rehearse tunes with a teacher and kids their own age. Grownup ukesters will also have ample chances to play with others, including identical twins Greg and Jere Canote, who will host a jam session and peanut-butter food fight on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
Eugene Faith Center welcomes guests with classrooms, performance spaces, and a host of convenient parking spots. A coffee shop peddles hot drinks (not included in today's deal) and provides a cool backdrop for hangouts with new friends or banjo duels with old enemies.
1410 W 13th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97402Get Directions