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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 03.10.05

.This Week's Calendar | Galleries | Music @ the Clubs

Deadline for Calendar and Art in the Galleries submissions are noon on Thursday, a week before the issue that covers your event. Send an e-mail with event, date, time, location and cost to attend to Molly at cal@eugeneweekly.com


When Portland's The Decemberists released their first full-length album, Castaways and Cutouts, in 2003, they seemed to appear fully formed — no muddled debut, no mucking about in ill-fitting genres. When Colin Meloy sang "And I say your uncle was a crooked French Canadian/ And he was gut-shot running gin/ And how his guts were all suspended in his fingers/ And how he held 'em/ How he held 'em, held 'em in" he sounded gleeful and strange, a peculiar storyteller over a rollicking melody. From their promotional photos to the line on their website that states "The Decemberists travel exclusively by Dr. Herring's Brand® Dirigible Balloons," these folks have an attention to playful detail that falls a bit outside the norm, resulting in a lot of reviews involving the word "quirky." Their Advance of the Picaroons Tour 2005 kicks off at the WOW Hall on Wednesday. New members (including Petra Haden, whose strikingly clear voice lit up two albums by The Rentals) are on stage, and a new album, Picaresque, is on the way. See Wednesday Calendar.

The 2nd Annual Eugene Irish Festival turns Sheldon High School into a real "Home of the Irish" on Saturday. The day-long event includes speakers, storytellers, musicians, a silent auction, workshops, and Irish food from Bubba's Irish Cuisine — as well as instruction in Irish Ceili dance and family research assistance from the Oregon Genealogical Society. In the evening, local favorites Toad in the Hole take the stage, along with An Tua and the Comerford Dancers. See Saturday Calendar.

In 1997, Jonny Lang's guitar virtuosity stole the hearts of millions. His debut album, Lie to Me, went platinum and won him the praise of critics and musicians alike. Newsweek listed Lang among their Century Club; elected as one of the 100 Americans expected to shape popular culture in the new millennium. Rock and blues legends including Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and B.B. King pleaded with Lang to open their worldwide tours. The 16-year-old with slick guitar work and a voice that sounds like a weathered cowboy after a fifth of whiskey and pack of Camels was poised to dominate the blues world. Almost a decade later, Lang remains level-headed, continuing his pragmatic brand of blues rock. Unencumbered by the temptations of rock stardom, Lang's music is as polished and striking as it was then. His most recent record finds him socking the uninitiated with power ballads and rock anthems. See Saturday Calendar. — Steven Sawada

For her one of her very first performances, back in the summer of 1972, Laurie Anderson stood on the streets of New York, her feet in ice skates that were frozen into a block of ice, and played her violin. When the ice melted, that was it — the performance was over. In the years since then, Anderson has released seven albums and continued to use unexpected elements and a variety of media in her performances. Saturday at the Shedd, she'll be performing a work called The End of the Moon, a combination of stories, songs, and music. See story, page 30, and Saturday Calendar.


Sunrise 6:33am; Sunset 6:13pm

Av High 55; Av Low 36

COMEDY Live Matinee, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and March 12; 2pm March 13, Lord Leebrick Theatre. For information call 465-1506.

GARDENING Lane County Home & Garden Show, 5pm-9:30pm today and tomorrow; 10:30am-9pm March 12; 10:30am-5pm March 13, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE, canned food donation for Food for Lane County requested.

Insects and integrated pest management with John Parrott, OSU Master Gardener, 6:30pm, OSU/Lane County Extension Service Auditorium. $6.

KIDS Book Buddies for ages 6-8 discuss Beany Goes to Camp by Susan Wojciechowski, 4pm, Downtown Library. Register at 682-8316. FREE.

Tween Scene discusses The Beloved Dearly by Doug Cooney, 4pm, Downtown Library. Register at 682-8316. FREE.

LECTURE "Facts the Military Recruiters Leave Out," Carol Van Houten of the Community Alliance of Lane County's Committee for Countering Military Recruiting, 7pm, McNeil-Reilly House. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Science of Spirituality reading group: Christian Science practice, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

KRS-One "The Teacher" returns to the WOW Hall Thursday, March 10.

MUSIC KRS-One, Boom Bap Project, Debaser, Soundproof, The Phormula, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20.

Cosy Sheridan, Brian Joseph, 8pm, Café Paradiso. $10.

Led Ka'apana, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $17-$25.

Fingers Cut Megamachine, Station Wag, The Happy Bastards, 9pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $3.

Paul Biondi & Friends, The Stagehogs, benefit for Thurston Theatre, 7pm, Thurston High School. $10, $7 stu.

Sweater Club, 5pm, CD World. FREE.

Riverside Chamber Symphony, 7:30pm, United Lutheran Church. $5.

UO Concert Choir & Repertoire Singers, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

Oregon Children's Choir, 12:15pm, Hult Center. FREE.

ON THE AIR "New Dimensions" presents "Learning As If People Really Mattered" with Debora Hammond, Francisco Vazquez and Tony Mountain, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the rewriting of the Endangered Species Act, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


SPIRITUAL New moon mystic meditation group with Didi Krsanpriya, 6pm, 820 Charnelton. FREE.

Heal your body, 2pm, 2580 Hilyard. For information call 461-7789.



Sunrise 6:31am; Sunset 6:14pm

Av High 55; Av Low 36

COMEDY ComedySportz team improv comedy, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, ComedySportz Theater. $8.

Live Matinee continues. See Thursday, March 10.

DANCE Winter Loft, 8pm, Dougherty Theatre, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

FILM The Story Pouch, collaborative 3D computer animation project with Todd Kesterson, 8pm, DIVA. $2-$5.

GARDENING Lane County Home & Garden Show continues. See Thursday, March 10.

GATHERINGS Bar-B-Q Bash & Fun' Raiser for the BRING in the Future campaign with Slug Queen Scarlett O'Slimera & Musical Outlaw Friends, 7pm, 918 Lorane Hwy. For information and to RSVP call 344-1008 or 913-9257.

Springfield High School Performing Arts Department Talent Show, 7:30pm, Springfield High School. $4.

4th Annual Body Modification Celebration, 9pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. For information cal 342-3358.

Oregon Homecrafters Association, 1pm-7pm today, 10am-8pm tomorrow and 10am-5pm March 13, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Eugene Police Commission adjudication/review committee meeting, 11:30am, Eugene Hotel. For information call 682-5852. FREE.

LECTURE "Moving a Lifetime," Diana Leach, 1:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. Register at 736-4444. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Opera presents Rigoletto, 7:30pm tonight with pre-talk at 6:45; 2:30pm March 13 with pre-talk at 1:45, Hult Center. $15-$55.

Tim Berne's Hard Cell, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $18.

Buster B. Jones with Brooks Robertson, live OPB taping for "Oregon Art Beat," 8:30pm, LUNA. $10.

Toby Koenigsberg, jazz piano, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $9, $5 stu., sr.

Collegium Musicum, 5:30pm, Collier House, UO. FREE.

Lane Jazz Band & Spectrum Vocal Jazz, 7:30pm, Lane Performance Hall, LCC. $4-$6 don.

John Wubbenhorst & Facing East, 8pm, Far Horizons School. $12-$20 don.

Kimberly Freeman, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Lauren Coodley, editor of The Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair's California, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Interfaith prayer and reflection service, 7pm, First Christian Church. For information go to www.interfaitheugene.org

THEATER Chapter Two, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and March 17, 18, 19, 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2; 2pm March 20, Actors Cabaret Annex. For information call 683-4368.

A View From the Bridge, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, Robinson Theatre, UO. $12, $9 stu., sr.

Beauty and the Beast, 7:30pm tonight, tomorrow and March 18, 19, 25 and 26; 2pm March 13 and 20, Actors Cabaret. For information call 683-4368.



Sunrise 6:29am; Sunset 6:15pm

Av High 55; Av Low 36

ARTS/VISUAL "The Art of Death in China," gallery talk with Charles Lachman, 2pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. For information call 346-3027.

BENEFIT Vegetarian Indian cooking class, proceeds go to tsunami relief, 3pm. For location and registration call 689-0634. $25.

COMEDY Live Matinee continues. See Thursday, March 10.

ComedySportz continues. See Friday.

FILM Paper Moon, 7pm, Lorane Grange. $7.

GARDENING Hands-on composting workshop, 10am, GrassRoots Garden. For information call 682-5542. FREE.

Creating spring containers with Teresa Miceli & Jeff Iak, 10am, Gray's Garden Center Eugene. Register at 345-1569. FREE.

Lane County Home & Garden Show continues. See Thursday, March 10.

GATHERINGS Eugene Irish Festival, music, dancing, food and more, evening concert with An Tua, Toad in the Hole and Comerford Dancers, 11:30am-11:30pm, Sheldon High School. For information go to www.eugeneirishfest.com$7 festival admission, $9 evening concert.

Eugene Waldorf School's 9th Annual Auction & Raffle, 6pm-11pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $5 sug. don.

Developmental Disability Awareness Month Diversity Fair, 10am-1pm, Gateway Mall. FREE.

Open house, 9:15am-noon, Yoga Gallery. For information and reservations call 686-0207.

Senior and disability advocates legislative dialog, 9am, Cascade Community Health Solution Adult Day Health Center. For information or to RSVP call 682-4137. FREE.

McKenzie River Cat Club Annual Show, 10am-4pm today and tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $4.

Monthly songwriters workshop, 11am, Tsunami Books. For information call 345-9253. FREE.

Oregon Homecrafters Associa-tion continues. See Friday.

KIDS American Girls' Club book group meeting, 2pm, Barnes & Noble. Register at 687-0356. FREE.

Storytime with ballet books and students from the Eugene Ballet School, 10am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Cavalcade of Crawling Creatures, special event with reptiles from the Oregon Herpetological Society, noon-4pm, Science Factory. $4.

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock and The Rainbow Fish, a shadow puppet play, 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm, First United Methodist Church. $3 adv., $4 dos.

"Volcanoes, Lava and … Wetlands?," a morning of geological activities for 8-12 year olds, 10am, West Eugene Wetlands Yurt. For information and registration call 683-6494.

LECTURE "Designing with Natural Materials," Darrel DeBoer, eco-design architect, 11am, Green Thumb Theatre, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Discussion of Writers of the Future with contributor Kenneth Brady, 1pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Oneida brings noisy drone-rock to town Saturday at Agate Hall.

MUSIC Laurie Anderson, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $35-$45.

Jonny Lang, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $30 adv., $32 dos.

The Sugar Beets 15th anniversary concert, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE with donation to FFLC.

Kinski, Oneida, Black Mountain, 8pm, Agate Hall, UO. $10.

Alexa Still, flute, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $9, $5 stu., sr.

Laura Kemp & Steve Smith, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $6.

Norma Fraser, The Morning After Band, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

Emerald Valley Opry with New Covenant, Dune Country, others, 6:30pm, Willamette High School. $5.

Western Oregon Opry Ltd., 6pm, Churchill High School. $5.

Renaissance Romp with Janet Lichtenstein, Loretta Schanz, Gay Blankenship, others, 2pm, Atrium Building. FREE.

Springfield Community Concert Band, 1pm, Spfld. City Hall Lobby. FREE.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Northwest Association for Adult Competitive Kickball game, 1:46pm, 20th & Washington. For information contact eugenekickball@yahoo.com FREE.

Whitewater kayak trip on the North Umpqua, previous whitewater exp. req., 9am, Oregon River Sports. For information call 334-0696. FREE.

Obsidians hike, 4 miles, Sweet Creek/Alphabits. See YMCA board for details.

Singles hike with Tom LoCascio, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $4 sug. don.

PETS Homes for Hounds show several retired racing greyhounds available for adoption, noon-3pm, PetsMart. For information go to www.homes4hounds.com FREE.

PRESENTATION Saturday Symposium, learn more about the Lane County Cultural Coalition's 2005 Cultural Opportunity Grants, 10am, The Shedd. For information go to www.laneculture.net FREE.

SPIRITUAL Chantwave with Michael Stillwater, 8pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. $12.

Tara empowerment with Lama Tsang Tsing, 2pm, Kagyu Dakshang Chuling Dharma Center. For information call 485-3961. $20.

THEATER Eugene Theatre presents Life!, 7:30pm, Amazon Community Center. $5-$10 don.

A View From the Bridge continues. See Friday.

Beauty and the Beast continues. See Friday.

Chapter Two continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Join students, teachers and families from Edison Elementary in helping Friends of Hendricks Park control invasive species in the park's forest, 9:30am, F.M. Wilkins Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave. For information call 607-4066.

Help the Eugene Stream Team plant native shrubs near the Autzen Footbridge, 10am. For information and to RSVP call 682-4850 or 913-1292.



Sunrise 6:27am; Sunset 6:16pm

Av High 56; Av Low 37

BENEFIT Purim Carnival, entertainment, crafts, music, petting zoo and more, proceeds go to Temple Beth Israel Preschool, 11am, Temple Beth Israel. $3, $5 family.

COMEDY Live Matinee continues. See Thursday, March 10.

FILM Behind the Labels, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

GARDENING Lane County Home & Garden Show continues. See Thursday, March 10.

GATHERINGS Greater Eugene Stamp Society Stamp Show, 10am-4:30pm, Eugene Masonic Lodge. FREE.

McKenzie River Cat Club Annual Show continues. See Saturday.

Oregon Homecrafters Association continues. See Friday.

MUSIC University Percussion Ensemble, 2pm, 198 Music, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

University Gospel Ensembles, 5pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

Laura Cortese, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $8.

Buried Inside, Necryptic, Chainsaw Sex Vikings, 9pm, Samurai Duck. 21+ show. $5.

Balladina, international folk music, 4pm, First United Methodist Church. Don.

Lou & Peter Berryman, 4pm, First Presbyterian Church, Roseburg. $8 adv., $10 dos.

Rigoletto continues. See Friday.

ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The Ray Davies Diaries, Part Four," 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.

"Sentinel Radio" discusses "love that's powerful beyond anything you can imagine," 7:30am, KPNW 1120 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATIONCommunity ride, all ages and ability levels, around Riverbank Trail, 10am, REI. FREE.

GEARs ride, 50 miles to Lorane, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. For information call 687-0136. FREE.

PRESENTATION Hope Marston from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee discusses how grassroots Oregonians are working to protect the Oregon Constitution, 4pm, Springfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. FREE.

"Health Impacts of War on Civilians, Communities and Economies" with Richard Barnhart and Paul Kaplan of Physicians for Social Responsibility, 12:30pm, Unitarian Church. For information and reservations call 484-6145.

Beauty and the Beast plays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 26 at Actor's Cabaret.

SPIRITUAL Tara meditation, teaching and practice with Lama Tsang Tsing, 9am, Kagyu Dakshang Chuling Dharma Center. For information call 485-3961.

Dr. A. ElRay Stewart-Cook, an afternoon of organ music, 3pm, Central Lutheran Church. Don.

Way of the Tao Drum Medicine Wheel, 7pm, Yert, 2826 Floral Hill. For information call 915-5723. Don.

THEATER Beauty and the Beast continues. See Friday.



Sunrise 6:26am; Sunset 6:18pm

Av High 56; Av Low 37

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for work by student members of the Arts and Administration Student forum, 6pm, LaVerne Krause Gallery, UO. FREE.

FILM An Act of Conscience, Q&A with members of Taxes for Peace Not war following, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

GATHERINGS The Eugene Human Rights commission invites community members to an information session regarding a proposal to add protections based on gender identity to the city's anti-discrimination code 7pm, Council Chamber. For information call 682-5177.

First Book Eugene/Springfield book grant application workshop, education and social service agencies can learn to apply for a grant to support literacy components in their services, 3:30pm, Springfield Public Library. FREE.


"September 11: A Global Nightmare," Jungian analyst Luiji Zoja, 7:30pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center Auditorium. $8, $5 members, stu.

MUSIC Pepper, Authority Zero, Beautiful Girls, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $13.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Larry Slessler, self-published author of Closing the Circle, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Nada Brahma, healing and meditation video by Sri Ganapathi, 4am and 4pm, CTV 29.

VIGIL Women in Black silent vigil to protest war, 5pm-5:30pm, 7th Avenue across from the Federal Building. FREE.



Sunrise 6:24am; Sunset 6:19pm

Av High 56; Av Low 37

FILM The Stroll, 7pm, 115 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GARDENING "Garden Design for Large and Small Gardens," a seminar with Cindee Eichengreen, 7:30pm, Extension Office Auditorium. For information call 682-4347.

A talk and slide show on native plants with Sheila Klest of Trillium Gardens, 1pm, Eugene Garden Club. FREE.

GATHERINGS Dedication of Senator Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, 10am, Lane County Courthouse. FREE.

Pacific Green Party meeting, 7pm, Growers Market. FREE.

Facilitated drum circles, all ages, families welcome, 6pm, River House, 301 N. Adams. FREE.

LECTURE "Plants of Australia and New Zealand," slide show lecture with Dean Stout, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club. FREE.

Poets Maxine Scates (pictured) and Rob Whitbeck read Tuesday at the Downtown Library.

LITERARY ARTS Maxine Scates and Rob Whitbeck read their poetry, 7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

MUSIC Tom Russell with Andrew Hardin, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $18-$25.

Eugene Community Orchestra, 7pm, Alpine Springs Assisted Living Community. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Sandy Morgan discussing women's health issues and welfare reform in Oregon, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" features Howard Zinn discussing "Air-Brushing History," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Mahashivaratri, documentary about the festivities and rituals performed at Avadhoota Datta Peetha Ashrama in India, 1:30am and 1:30pm, CTV 29.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Cycling skills for women with Jude Kristein, 7pm, REI. FREE.

GEARs general meeting, 7pm, China Delight. FREE.

SPIRITUAL Living the Four Agreements Wisdom Circle meeting, 7pm. For location and information call 510-9031. FREE.

THEATER Corridor Elementary School presents A Hard-Knock Life, 7pm tonight and tomorrow, Hult Center. $7.

VIGIL Practicing "being peace," silent meditation, 8:15am-8:45am, Federal Building steps. FREE.

VOLUNTEER Volunteer orientation, 6pm, West Eugene Wetlands. For information and registration call 683-6483.



Sunrise 6:22am; Sunset 6:20pm

Av High 56; Av Low 37

FILM Ikiru, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

GATHERING Open house, 3pm-6pm, SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support of Lane County, 1075 Washington. FREE.

Seasonal employment open house, 5:30pm, City of Eugene Public Works Maintenance, 1820 Roosevelt. For information call 682-5061.

KIDS Bunny Breakfast with egg decorating, crafts and games, 9:30am, Petersen Barn Community Center. Register at 682-5521. $5.

MUSIC The Decemberists, Okkervil River, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

Eugene Symphony preview of Thursday's performance, noon, Hult Center. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Diana Coogle discussing teaching the value of literature, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Shiva Joti, featuring the singing of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda, 1:30am and 1:30pm, CTV 29.

SPIRITUAL Rose Whitmore plays Lenten organ meditations, 12:15pm, Central Presbyterian Church. FREE.

THEATER A Hard-Knock Life continues. See Tuesday.

VIGIL Peace celebrations, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Federal Building. FREE.



Sunrise 6:20am; Sunset 6:21pm

Av High 56; Av Low 37

COMEDY Brothers from Different Mothers, juggling comedians, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $10, $8 stu., sr.

GARDENING Pruning tree fruits, small fruits and grapes, 7pm, OSU/Lane County Extension Service Auditorium. Register at 682-4343. FREE.

GATHERING "Small Schools in the Works" open house, public comment is invited on small school proposals, 7pm, North Eugene High School. For information call 687-4596. FREE.

KIDS Gimme Games for elem. ages, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Charles Goodrich and Amy Minato read poems about bugs, 7pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

MUSIC Eugene Symphony presents Dvorak's "New World" Symphony and Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez," 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$42.

The Tomasz Stanko Quartet, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $24-$32.

McKenzie Touring Company, 12:15pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Pre-Spring Choral Concert, 7:30pm, Springfield High School. FREE.

ON THE AIR "New Dimensions" presents "Navigating Nature Naturally" with Brenda Peterson, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" features Steve Mason, coordinator of the WISE (Water for Irrigation, Streams and Economy) project, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Wallowa Llama Tours presentation, 7pm, REI. FREE.

PRESENTATION "More Spendable Retirement Income Without Spending More Now," 7pm, Hult Plaza, 401 E. 10th. For information call 684-6800. FREE.

SPIRITUAL "Humanity's Team Meeting," discussion of life, love, unity and creating a world of peace and joy, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center. FREE.

THEATER Chapter Two continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. For information call 687-2746.



Note- Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

MARCH 10 Kings of Convenience, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, Portland. $11.

Oregon Lyric Opera presents La Traviata in English, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $20-$35.

Carrot Top, 8pm, Roseland Theater, Portland. $25-$45.

Diane Arbus: Family Albums, through April 24, Portland Art Museum. $10, $9 stu., sr.

Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces, through March 23, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland. For information call 503-699-6243.

Bob Dylan graces the stage at UP's Chiles Center Friday and Saturday. See On the Road listings.

MARCH 11 Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Amos Lee, 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow, Chiles Center, UP. $49.50.

Sordid Lives, 8pm tonight and tomorrow; 2pm March 13, Yachats Commons. $12, $10 stu., sr.

MARCH 12 Little Feat with special guests, 9pm, Roseland Theater, Portland. 21+ show. $21.50 adv., $25 dos.

Wine, Cheese & Pear Jubilee, 11am-6pm today and tomorrow, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner. $5 includes souvenir glass.

Spring cleaning sale and open house, noon-5pm today and tomorrow, Tempest Vineyards, Amity. For information call 503-835-2600.

A Celebration of Women in Aviation, 9am-3pm, Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville. For information go to www.sprucegoose.org

Dimmick Cellars wine tasting, 2pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Work by Bonnie Melzer, through May 11, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland. For information go to www.contemporarycrafts.org

People's Empowerment and Collective Exchange multicultural meeting, 7pm, Laughing Horse Bookstore, Portland. For information call 503-973-1VOL. FREE.

MARCH 13 Misty River, 7pm, United Church of Christ, Forest Grove. $15.

Brothers from Different Mothers, juggling comedians, 7pm, Newport Performing Arts Center. $8.

MARCH 14 Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, 8pm, Newport Performing Arts Center. $22-$37.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley speaks Tuesday in Portland. See On the Road listings.

MARCH 15 Jane Smiley speaks, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland. $15-$25.

MARCH 16 David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K, reads, 7:30pm, Jereld R. Nicholson Library, Linfield College, McMinnville. For information call 503-883-2217. FREE.

MARCH 17 Poetry Downtown presents Ted Kooser, 7:30pm, Wieden+Kennedy Building Atrium, Portland. $18, $12 stu., sr.



MARCH 10 "The Unexamined Meal is Not Worth Eating," a lecture by Lisa Heldke, 4pm, 149 Weninger, OSU. FREE.

OSU Chamber Choir, noon, MU Lounge, OSU. FREE.

An opening for work by DB Hanson and Kathy Jederlinich, 6:30pm, Pegasus Gallery. FREE.

Imagine, work by Ann Lahr and Leetra Taylor, through April 2, Corvallis Arts Center. FREE.

Better Hearing Support Group, 3:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

MARCH 11 Picasso at the Lapin Agile, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and March 17, 18, and 19; 2:30pm March 13 and 20, Majestic Theatre. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Laura Kemp, 9:30pm, Bombs Away Café. $4.

AACT Oregon One Act Festival, today, tomorrow and March 13, Gallery Theater, McMinnville. For information go to www.gallerytheater.org

MARCH 12 Flea market, 8am; Winter farmers' market, 10am-2pm, Benton County Fairgrounds. FREE.

NAACP Alaska-Oregon-Washington State Conference Freedom Fund Banquet with jazz vocalist Nancy Ream, 6:30pm, Salbasgeon Suites. $35.

Sharing our faith series: Baha'i Faith presentation with Megha Shyam, 7pm, Westminster House. FREE.

Rhapsody in the Vineyard, downtown wine walk. For information call 754-6624. $5.

Heart of the Valley Children's Choir Spring Concert, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. For information call 737-2402.

O'Flinn's St. Patty Day Party, 6:15pm, Flinn's Dinner Theater, Albany. For information call 928-5008.

MARCH 13 Corvallis Community Band Winter Concert, 3pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. For information call 737-2402.

David Burgess, classical guitar, 7:30pm, Unitarian Fellowship. $12, $10 stu.

Annual Bach Birthday Concert, 4pm, Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan. FREE.

Chinookan Nations encounter the Corps of Discovery, 2pm, Lakeside Center Mennonite Village, Albany. For information go to www.linnhistorical.com FREE.

MARCH 14 Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

MARCH 15 Northwest Invitational Concert Band Contest, 8am-6:15pm, La Sells Stewart Center. FREE.

Comerford School of Irish Dancing performance, 3pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Don.

Pain Pals Support Group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

MARCH 17 Local Folk Open Mic presented by Corvallis Folklore Society & ArtCentric. Sharon Thormelein, 7pm, Corvallis Arts Center.



The Citizen Review Board, a state-wide program of the Oregon Judicial Department, is recruiting for volunteers to sit on local boards reviewing case plans of abused and neglected children in Lane County. For information call 686-7853.

Businesses and organizations are invited to be a part of the Willamalane Children's Celebration July 9 at Island Park. For information call 736-4544.

Maude Kerns Art Center is seeking volunteer gallery guides for Spring session. For information call 345-1571.

Literary Arts is now accepting applications for the Oregon Book Awards and Oregon Literary Fellowships. Guidelines and entry forms are available at www.literary-arts.org

Auditions for Lane Summer Musical Theatre's July production of Singin' in the Rain will be held March 12 at LCC. For information call 463-5644 or 463-5184.



West African—7, Oregon Ballet Academy. 753-6833.

English and Scottish country dance—7:30, Eugene Friends Meeting. 344-1053.

Beginning/intermediate jazz—5:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.

West coast swing 1—7; Waltz 1—8, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

Swing aerobics—noon, Paradise Dance Studio. 343-7826.

FR: Salsa—9, Vet's Club Ballroom. www.eugenesalsa.com

Salsa—9, Studio B. 687-0678.

Capoeira—7:30, Core Star Community Space. 729-2238.

Beginning flamenco—5. 431-1640.

Bhangra—6, Yoga West.

Tango intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

African—noon, Gerlinger Annex, UO. 346-3379.

Ballroom lesson—7:30; open dancing—8:30, 220 Gerlinger, UO. 346-6025.

Friday Night Dance—9, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

SA: Cha-Cha 1+2—5; Fox trot 1—6; Ballroom sampler 1—7; Ballroom Dance—8:30; Salsa Dance—11, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

Beginning African—11, Dance Factory. 653-2840.

Capoeira—2, Studio B.

African, all-level—1, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 653-2840.

Ballroom, Latin—7:15, Studio B. www.alexanderdanceonline.com

Tango intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

Pre-teen song and dance—12:30 and 1:30, Paradise Dance Studio. 343-7826.

Cha-cha lesson—6; Ballroom Dance—7. Vet's Club Ballroom. 689-9097.

Contra Dance—8pm, Kelly School Gym. 302-2628.

SU: Capoeira—7, Core Star Community Space.

African drum and dance—11, WOW Hall. 687-2746.

Intermediate Lindy—6; Lindy Basics—7, Ballroom—8, Agate Hall, UO. www.thejointisjumpin.com

International folk—7:15, In Shape Fitness. 726-7548.

MO: Beginning tap—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.

Beginning flamenco—7. 431-1640.

Flamenco—7; Night club two step 1—8, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

West African—7, WOW Hall. 687-2746.

Capoeira—8, In Shape Fitness.

TU: International folk—7, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 461-9328.

Eugene Swing Team—7, Rock 'n' Rodeo. 687-9464.

Beginning/intermediate hip hop—5:30; Bhangra—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.

Salsa for kids—6:30; Fox trot 1—7:30; Tango 1—8, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

Beginning bellydance—5:30, River Road Parks & Rec. www.raziadance.com

WE: Swing, lindy hop—8, Studio B. www.eugenelindy.com

Fluid movement—9, Tamarak Wellness Center. 683-9501.

Beginning flamenco—6. 431-1640.

Salsa 1—7; Salsa 2—8, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.

Capoeira—8, Core Star Community Space.

Zydeco/Cajun—7, Downtown Lounge. www.efn.org/~efs/zydeco.html