Fall 2011:

Books and Bingo:  A night of Bingo and a Book Drive for the Literacy Project at Caspians. (December).

Ethos Escape:  Dubstep and House DJs play at the Lorax. (November).

Fall Release Party:  Join Ethos at Rennies’ Landing for drink specials in celebration of the release of the fall issue. (October).

Ethos Magazine is excited to host ‘Trade by the Tracks‘, a rummage sale organized to benefit both Ethos and the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts, a non-profit in Eugene dedicated toproviding low and no-cost arts programming to Lane County. The sale will take place Saturday, September 24 from 10 am – 5 pm to coincide with the University of Oregon’s Week of Welcome, and will offer cool finds donated by Ethos staff members themselves. Shoppers are also encouraged to check out MECCA’s Donated Art Sale during the event. The Donated Art Sale will take place from 11 am – 3 pm and feature pieces created in several mediumsthat have been given to MECCA over the past year.

Founded in 2000, MECCA continues to remain a beacon of inspiration and resources to artists, educators, and families in Eugene. On top of teaching art classes at Network Charter School and organizing events like their annual Object Afterlife Challenge, which asks local artists to create a piece using recycled materials, MECCA also operates a store and studio where they sell donated arts, crafts, and scrap materials that otherwise would have ended up in Lane County’s waste stream. This past year MECCA saved over 16,000 pounds of materials from entering the landfill, and this year they plan on beating that number. Ethos is proud to be partnering with an organization whose work has such an positive impact on the Eugene community.


Summer 2011:

Ethos Magazine is hosting a BBQ competition at Chase Village Apartments on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

BBQ food will be available for $3 and unlimited beer from Oakshire Brewing for just $5 (with I.D).

The event will featur

e live groovetronic music from local artists, as well as special guest appearances by BrigYMortEs and Sanscribe.

Amateur chefs will compete for the title of “Eugene Grill-Master”. Each competitor will grill or cook his or her barbecue specialty and then attendees will taste and vote for their favorite.
There are also volleyball and frizz-knock competitions with your friends for prizes.

If you can’t make this event, you can read all about BBQ competitions in our Fall Issue.









Join Ethos Magazine at the Bijou for the Opening Night ofConan Can’t Stop!

Directed by Rodman Flander, this documentary shows an intimate portrayal of Conan O’Brien during his tour which kicked off here in Eugene, Oregon. It’s a behind the scenes look at what makes Conan Conan.

Official Sitehttp://conanobriencantstop​.com/


Review in the New York Times


When: Doors open at 9:00 p.m.; movie starts at 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $5; baked goods for sale.


Wine Tasting and Art Auction with Ethos Magazine

Where: Agate Alley’s Laboratory (2645 Willamette Street)

When: Sunday, June 5  5:00-7:00 p.m.

What: Celebrate spring with a showcase of local wine, including bottles from Chateau Lorane and King Estate Winery, music performances, and appetizers provided by Agate Alley.

There is a $5 admission for those who simply want to enjoy the art and appetizers and $8 for those who are over 21 and wish to participate in the wine tasting.

Ethos vs. Oregon Voice 2nd Annual Dance-Off

Where: EMU Amphitheater

When: Friday, June 3 12-2 p.m.

What: Are you a fan of campus publications (if you’re not, you should be)? Want to see two of the best throw down? Join The Oregon Voice and Ethos Magazine for the 2nd annual Dance-Off. DJ Sassy Mouff will provide the beats. The UO Jam Squad will be present to judge. It’s free!


1. Each magazine will assemble a crew of eight staff members to compete in the dance-off. Each team needs a captain.

2. Team captains will flip a coin to determine who dances first.

3. The DJ will mediate the dance-off. When the beat drops, the competition begins.

4. Assembled in a semicircle around a cardboard dance floor, the teams will battle in an alternating fashion, one dancer at a time. After a dancer from Team A busts, a dancer from Team B will respond.

5. No gats.

6. Each dancer will have a total of 2 minutes to display their best moves. An airhorn will be sounded when a dancer’s time is up.

7. Dancers will be judged on three criteria: (1) funky freshness, (2) difficulty, (3) appropriate sexuality, (4) creativity

8. Each dancer will be rated on a scale of 1-10; each publication’s collective scores will be averaged to determine the winner.


Ethos and the Bijou Present: “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”

Where: Bijou Arts Cinemas

When: Tuesday, May 31 9:30 p.m.

What: This documentary, created by Morgan Spurlock (of SuperSize Me), addresses the world of corporate advertisements, branding and product placement.

$5 entry and baked goods made by Ethos staff for sale.


Scavenger Hunt for Sasquatch

Where: UO Campus, Collier Lawn

When: Wednesday, May 25 8:00—9:30pm

What: Missed your favorite bands at Sasquatch this year because it’s too expensive or because Washington is too far away? Well, now you have a chance to win free concert tickets to see either Death Cab for Cutie with Bright Eyes and Jenny & Johnny in Bend on Friday, May 27


The Decemberists, Roberto Y Gabriela, and Dan Mangan in Bend on Sunday, May 29


Fleet Foxes in Portland (@ the Edgefield McMenamins) on Sunday, July 24

Teams of two will compete in a scavenger hunt to find Sasquatch in various places around campus.

The admission fee is $3 per person. The scavenger hunt will take place on campus from 8:30pm-9:30pm. You must bring a camera (or cell phone with camera) in order to take pictures at each location of the hunt. The team who completes the hunt first gets to choose their prize.

Meet on campus at the Collier House Lawn at 8:15 p.m. to receive your wristbands and clues and get ready to hunt! Each clue leads you to a different place where you must take a picture with Sasquatch to prove that you went to every location.

First place will have first choice of tickets, second place will have second choice, and third place will receive the remaining tickets (you will be put on the GUEST List of each event)

Our Friends at Monqui Presents have been kind enough to hook us up with these three pair of tickets. Be sure to check them out on Facebook or at for upcoming shows.


Drunk Spelling Bee

Where: Rennie’s Landing, 1214 Kincaid

When: Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Drink Specials: $2.75 domestic pints; $3.50 micro pints; $4.50 Rennie’s lemonade; $6.50 domestic pitchers; and $8.95 micro pitcher


One World, Many Stories

Enter now and park your art on the corner of 8th and Willamette! First place receives $300, one thirty-six piece Copic Marker sketch set, and one Copic Multiliner SP ten piece set, plus his or her art featured in the heart of downtown Eugene! Read more about the contest criteria, and see last year’s winner.

Deadline: May 7, 2011.

This event is sponsored by the City of Eugene, Copic Marker, Epark, Ethos Magazine, and Ninkasi Brewing Company.


Ethos Presents: A Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class

What: Make your own delicious, authentic Mexican food!

Where: The EMU Kitchen

When: Thursday, May 5 from 5-7 p.m.

Space is limited to 25 people so sign up now! Each spot costs $12 for a four course meal. Register by emailing


Ethos Presents: Monthly Movie at the Bijou Art Cinemas

Where: The Bijou Art Cinemas

When: Wednesday, April 27. Doors open at 9 p.m. Movie starts at 9:20 p.m.

The April movie of the month is Into Eternity, a documentary following the development of the world’s first permanent repository for nuclear waste. Tickets are $5. Baked goods for sale.


Basketball Tournament and Food Drive

Come support our 3-on-3 basketball tournament for FOOD for Lane County. Sixteen teams will compete in a double-elimination tournament bracket for the chance to score a rad prize package.

Second place and other competitors will also receive rewards. Spectators who bring a can of food will be entered in a raffle for their own sweet prizes.

To participate send an email with your team name and the names and phone numbers of each player to by 10 p.m. Monday, April 11. The first sixteen teams will be chosen.

Where: Covered outdoor basketball courts behind the UO Student Recreation Center.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16

Cost: Cost is $7 per participant ($21 per team), OR $5 per participant who brings three or more cans of food.


A Pub Crawl with Ethos

Come celebrate the end of the term with fellow Ethos staff members and friends! We’re hosting a Pub Crawl through the Barmuda Triangle on Thursday, March 10. This event is an exclusive Ethos members event with each member allowed a +1. Obviously, you must be 21+ to attend.

What is a pub crawl you ask? Let us explain: We will be at each bar for one hour and in that allotted time slot you will enjoy special happy hour prices.

In order to get the discounts you must purchase a wristband for $5 (CASH ONLY). This wristband is what gets you discounts at the bars, so guard it with you life! You’ll pick it up at the first bar listed below.

Schedule of Bars and Deals (all times for Thursday, March 10)



1 – Rennie’s: 8:00-8:20 p.m. (The bus leaves at 8:22pm!)

This is a short bar stop. We are mainly meeting here to distribute wristbands and ride the bus together downtown.

Domestic Beer: $2.75

Micro brews: $3.50

Pitchers: $6.50-8.95

Well drinks: $2.50-$4.50 (double shot)

2 – Horsehead: 8:45-9:45 p.m.

Well drinks: $2.75

Off Top Shelf: $0.75

Bud and Bud Light: $2.50

Pabst: $2.25

Super Specials

Micro: $2.50

Domestic: $1.50

3 – Jameson’s: 10-11:00 p.m.

$1 off all drinks

4 – CowFish: 11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

PBRs: $1

Well drinks: $2

Micro brews: $2

These deals will only be in effect at the allotted time slot at each bar and only for participants with wristbands.


Ethos Presents: Monthly Movie at the Bijou Art Cinemas

Time: Wednesday March 9, doors open at 8:30 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m.

Location: The Bijou Art Cinemas

The March movie of the month is Casino Jack a comedy starring Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz, and Rachelle Lefevre and directed by George Hickenlooper. It is a funny and offbeat account of Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist who was convicted in 2006 on charges of corruption. Tickets are $5. Baked goods for sale.


Ethos Honors Dr. Seuss: One Mic. Two Mic. Open Mic. For You Mic.

Time: Wednesday March 2, 6-8 p.m.

Location: The Buzz Cafe

Join Ethos Magazine in celebrating the birthday of creative genius Dr. Seuss through an night of expression at the Buzz Cafe. Come and share your poetry, short stories, music, etc…or just come and enjoy the creativity of your peers. We will have free coffee!

This is a FREE and ALL AGES Event. See you there!


Ethos Presents: The 2nd Annual Bandest of the Bands Competition

See our coverage of the event here!


One Dollar Pancake Nights at Max’s Tavern 


Every first Thursday of the month – 10:30 pm to 2 am. Enjoy $1 pancakes and an array of toppings available for .50 cents at Max’s Tavern. Now serving bacon! Check out our video, Catch You on the Flip Side:


Ethos & The Bijou Theatre Present: ENTER THE VOID

What: Ethos and The Bijou Theatre Present: Enter The Void, a 2009 French dramatic-thriller directed by Gaspar Noe and starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy.

Where: The Bijou Theatre in Eugene, Oregon

When: Doors open at 9:00pm on Wednesday January 12th.

Cost: $5

Additional Info: Fresh Chocolate Croissants will be available for purchase for only $2 a piece!


Ethos Presents: A Night of Fortune


Triple Benefit at Sam Bonds

Who: 21+
What: Join Ethos Magazine on Sunday, August 8th for a night of live music, multicultural trivia, and a raffle featuring prizes from local businesses.
The night’s lineup will be:

Media Rio with Tyler Fortier

The Ladies & Jackson

Adventure Galley

Sunnyside Turner

Where: Sam Bonds Garage at 407 Blair Street
When: August 8th 8:30pm – August 9th 12:30am
Why: Because it’s going to be a rockin good night that you do NOT want to miss!
Cost: $3 cover; raffle tickets – $1 for 1, $3 for 5, $5 for 10

Who: This is an All-Ages Event.

What: Come join Ethos for our first ever BINGO NIGHT!

When: November 12th from 10:30pm-12:30am

Where: Caspian on 13th

Cost: $1 per board

Why: Because you know you love BINGO!



Who: 21+
What: Join Ethos Magazine on Saturday, July 24th for some hot food and great music. Performances include Jordan Santos, Media Rio, and Tyler Fortier.
Where: 2650 Alder Street
When: Saturday, July 24th 4-10pm
Why: There’s nothing like a BBQ to help raise money for the next issue!
Cost: $5 cover 4-6pm; $7 cover 6-10pm

The Bandest of the Bands

Results: Sea Bell is Ethos Magazine‘s 2010 Bandest Band! Read more about the event and Sea Bell here! Congratulations to On the Tundra for taking second place. Check out Ethos‘ online exclusive with the band!

Who is the bandest band in Eugene?

What: On January 28, Ethos Magazine with the help of more than 300 fans answered that question in one of Eugene’s most classic venues: WOW Hall. Nearly seventy local bands contacted us to compete for a slot in the show and we narrowed it down to our six favorite.

We assembled a panel of judges and their scoring paired with crowd response will decide the 2010 Bandest Band! Proceeds from the show went towards Ethos, so we can continue to give our readers cultural insight and fun for free!

Where: WOW Hall (Eugene, OR) When: Thursday, January 28 7:00-11:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Cost: $5 Student/$7 Public (Tickets are available at WOW Hall or the EMU Ticket Office)

More Information on Facebook.

Who competed for the 2010 Ethos‘ Bandest Band title?

1. Gladhander (Official Website | MySpace)

Gladhander is a heavy rock band with a hard driving beat in the vein of Alice in Chains.

2. Ladies and Jackson (Official Website)

Ladies and Jackson is the perfect mix of reggae, funk and rock’n’roll.

3. On the Tundra (MySpace)

On the Tundra is anthemic instrumental indie rock that has a similar vibe to Explosions in the Sky.

4. Splash Attack! (bebo)

Splash Attack! is power pop rock that will make you “dance your ass off”.

5. Sea to City (MySpace)

Sea To City weaves textures of indie rock, soul and funk while exploring the tasty side of pop music.

6. Sea Bell (MySpace)

Sea Bell is a very unique sound with beautiful harmonies and wonderful instrumentation.

Special thanks to UO Cultural Forum, Ninkasi Brewing, and WOW Hall.