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

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You could really start and end your week, this week, with some serious monsters of rock. In this corner we have George Thorogood and the Destroyers, kicking things off at the McDonald Friday night. A 2004 best-of CD, the modestly titled George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The Best 30 Years of Rock, is apparently the impetus for this tour, on which it seems like you're pretty much guaranteed to hear "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" and "Bad to the Bone," among other massive hits. And in the other corner? Robert Plant (pictured), performing Wednesday at the Hult Center with his band Strange Sensation. And strange is right: Who would have expected the long-haired former sex god to pull together a group featuring members of Portishead and Massive Attack? Plant's new album, Mighty Rearranger, plays around with Middle Eastern and blues influences well enough that E! Online said, "The strangest sensation? It's actually all pretty good." See Calendar.



It's official: School's just about back in. The UO starts things off with the University Convocation, a public celebration launching the new school year. This year's speaker is Jim Gates (known more formally as Sylvester James Gates, Jr.), who gave the national gala kick-off speech for World Year of Physics 2005 and who has since given major talks on every continent (save one) and in every state (save three). A pioneer in the development of string theory, Gates is known for drawing in those who don't think they're all that interested in science. His convocation speech, "Einstein's Lessons for the Third Millenium," sounds pretty fascinating — and not just because two giant screens will showcase multimedia features Gates has developed for the talk. But that doesn't hurt. See Sunday Calendar.



The Eugene Symphony kicks off their 2005-2006 season with a program featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Debussy's Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun and Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin (pictured) is featured on the Rachmaninov piece, a set of 24 variations on Paganini's Caprices, which was written for solo violin. For more on the Symphony and other classical and performance groups around town, take a look at this week's Bravo section. See Thursday, Sept. 22 Calendar.



Local artist and UO student Ginger Cloud (whose work is pictured) was inspired to create An Evening of Art when she realized she often went out to see music or hang out with friends, but rarely to experience art. She's brought together a variety of Eugene artists, including Pamela Urness, Carolyn Osborne Summer, Emma Brochier and Matt Robintree, to discuss their work and tell their personal stories Sunday night at Cozmic Pizza. The event's cover is a sliding scale donation that will be divided between Aerious Yew Wood Retreat Center, Sexual Assault Support Services, Multidisciplinary Psychedelic Studies, Center for Cognitivie Libery and Ethics and the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides. A different kind of night out that raises money for five nonprofits sounds like a pretty neat idea, doncha think? See Sunday Calendar.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Sunrise 7:00am; Sunset 7:10pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45

BENEFITS Girls' Night Out, a benefit for the Relief Nursery and an evening of pampering, boutique shopping, dancing, raffles, food and more, 5pm, 5th St. Market. 343-9706.

Cans Film Festival, a benefit for FOOD for Lane County, all showings, Regal Cinema World 8 Valley River. Donate three or more nonperishable food items and receive free admission to any movie and a small box of popcorn.

COMEDY Dave Chappelle, 7:30pm, McArthur Court, UO. www.ticketmaster.com

GATHERINGS Farmers' Market, 2pm-7pm, Fairgrounds Museum Courtyard. FREE.

Community meeting to discuss the Southern Willamette Valley's growth over the next 50 years, 5:30pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Room #4. www.region2050.org

1st Annual Fall Fashion Show, 6pm, Colette Jewelry Bar & Boutique. 431-0128.

"Speaking for Peace from Jerusalem and Washington, DC: The Powerful Voices of Religion and Civil Society," a webcast rebroadcast of the historical transnational town meeting for peace, 6pm, First Christian Church. Discussion to follow. FREE.

KIDS What's Up? String Along! for grades 1-6, learn beadwork, 4pm, Downtown Library. Tickets available 30 minutes prior to event. FREE.

LECTURES "Understand Men 101," a lecture for women only, 5:30pm, Eugene Hilton. Reserve seats at 800-910-7011. FREE.

"Civilian Oversight," Bonny Bettman of the Eugene Police Commission, 7pm, Lane County Historical Museum. 682-4242. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Reflective Readers book group discusses Light in August by William Faulkner, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Symphony opening night performance featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and others, with pianist Alexander Kobrin, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$48.

Jay Collins Band, 8:30pm, Luna. $6.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, 9pm, The Jungle. 18+ show. $20 adv., $22 dos.

ON THE AIR "Northwest Passage" features "Natural World" with John Cooney, 4pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"New Dimensions" features "Connecting Body, Spirit and Creativity" with Gay Hendricks, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Don Ladigin discusses the essentials of ultralight backpacking and signs Lighten Up! A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking, 7pm, REI. FREE.

THEATER Assassins preview, 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $8.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Sunrise 7:01am; Sunset 7:08pm, Av High 74; Av Low 45

ARTS/VISUAL Open Arts Forum, the Oregon Arts Commission invites artists, art supporters, elected officials and art advocates to discusses challenges and successes of arts groups in Eugene, 9am, Shedd Institute. Renita, 503-986-0082. FREE.

An opening for drawings of Don Quixote de La Marcha by Cecilio Venegas, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center. FREE.

BENEFIT The Village Uncorked, a gala event to benefit local and international service projects, with wine, chocolate, hors d'oevres, silent auction to help Katrina relief efforts and music by Donna Courtell & Friends, 6:30pm, Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove. $20

COMEDY ComedySportz: AutZen Masters vs. The Hendricks Experience, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, ComedySportz Theater. $8, $7 with canned food donation.

GATHERINGS City Club: "Where Does it Hurt, Doc? The Uninsured and Underinsured" with Dr. John Nelson, 2004-05 President of the American Medical Association 11:50am, Euene Hilton. $3, City Club members free.

S.L.U.G. Queen competition and coronation, with music, glamour, suspense, talent acts, old Queens, celebrity judges and more, 6:30pm, "Saturday Market" stage, East Park Block, 8th  & Oak. FREE.

UUCE Singletarians meeting, all single men and women invited to an evening of conversation, refreshments and activities, 7:30pm, Unitarian Univeralist Church. 729-6655. FREE.

KIDS R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) and Bookfair, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. Register at 687-0356; limited to 25-30 readers. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS "Attaining Student Success," a presentation by Cindy Ingram, author of Hey Kids, Have You Seen My Backpack…? and Other Inspirational Stories of Non-Traditional Students, and David T. Conley, author of College Knowledge, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

Sally Timms performs with The Waco Brothers' Bloodshot Revue Friday at Sam Bond's Garage.

MUSIC The Waco Brothers, 5pm, CD World. FREE.

Lew Jones, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

The Kronk Men, The Defecators, Big Bubba, Lucika, 7:30pm, EDGE Skatepark, Spfd. $3.

Ala Nar, with bellydancing by Astryd deMichele and dancing by internationa guest dancer Amel Tafsout, 8pm, Luna. $6.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $27.50 adv., $30 dos.

Salsa dance with Caliente, 9pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $10.

The Waco Brothers' Bloodshot Revue with Sally Timms, Jon Langford & Dollar Store, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $8.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Communities for Peace, the organization that launched annual March rallies against the Iraq war, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Amazon Headwaters Trail, 3 miles; Diamond Peak loop backpack, through Sunday, 36 miles. See YMCA board for details.

Bon voyage to Vaux's Swifts, sunset, Agate Hall. 343-8664.

SEMINAR "Understanding How to Improve Your Health," 4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. 689-2700. $25, $5 stu.

SPIRITUAL Ecstatic Dance, self-directed, free-form movement to evocative, heartfelt music, 8pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. Daniel, 870-2676. $5-$10 ss.

THEATER Assassins, gala opening, 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $18, $25 with reception.

Noises Off, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8; 2pm Oct. 2, Performance Hall, LCC. $15, $12 stu., sr.

Urinetown, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Actors Cabaret. $12-$16.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Sunrise 7:03am; Sunset 7:06pm, Av High 74; Av Low 45

BENEFIT Fairmount Neighborhood Yard Sale, a fundraiser for Fairmount Park, 9am-4pm, Fairmount at 15th.

Brain Injury Awareness Walkathon, a fundraiser for ShelterCare's Uhlhorn Apartments with food, fun and prizes, 11am-2pm, Hilyard Center. 345-4244.

COMEDY PotPie, improv comedy, 10pm, ComedySportz Arena. $3.

ComedySportz continues. See Friday.

Steps, an all-local independent skateboarding video, premieres Saturday at the Bijou.

FILM Steps, all-local independent skateboarding video premiere, 1pm, Bijou Art Cinemas. $4.

Who is Bozo Taxino?, a documentary on hobo and railworker graffiti, and other films by regional artists, with visiting artist Bill Daniel, 8pm, DIVA. $5.

GARDENING "Pruning the Right Way" with Stuart Leaton, 10am Gray's Garden Center Eugene, 2pm Gray's Garden Center Springfield. FREE.

GATHERINGS Farmers' Market, 9am-4pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Southtowne Farmers' Market, tastings of organic and local produce, 9am-3pm, 28th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Eugene Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. Music and entertainment by Mark Alaniz, 10am; Queen Scarlett's Talent Revue, 11am; John Montgomery, noon; Elizabeth Cable, 1pm; Cosmas Magaya, 2pm; Chibuku, 3:30pm. FREE.

Speak your mind at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Terrace, 11am-3pm, County Courthouse, 8th & Oak. FREE.

March and rally to stop the war in Iraq, part of a national mobilization, march to the Federal Building for rally with speakers and music, 11am, gather at Broadway & Willamette. 485-1755. FREE.

Living History Festival with battlefield re-enactments, arts and crafts, games, period entertainment and more, 10am-4pm today and 11am-3pm tomorrow, Dorris Ranch, Spfd. $6 adv., $8 dos.

8th Annual Mid-Valley Brewfest, tastings, music by the Ordinary Flies, 11am-1am, High Street Brewery & Café. 345-4905.

Pulaski Party, volunteer work party for Northwest Youth Corps alumni, 12:30pm, Buford Park. Meet at NYC campus at noon for carpool. Barbecue follows at 5pm at NYC campus. Sarah, 439-5055.

Self-defense/assault prevention for women ages 14-65, 2pm, Celeste Campbell Senior Center. Register on-site by 1:45pm. $30.

Contra Dance with music by Amazon Creek, 8pm, Kelly School Gym. 302-2628. $7.

KIDS Firefighters and Fire Trucks, learn fire safety and sit in a real fire truck, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Linda Clare and Kristen Ingram discuss Revealed, 2pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Atrium Amateur Hour: Mozart's Divertimento No. 17 with Tricia and friends, 2pm, Atrium Building. 344-0483. FREE.

Riffle, 2pm, Moshofsky Center, Autzen Stadium. FREE with ticket to UO football game.

24-hour show and hurricane relief benefit, all proceeds go to America's Second Harvest, 4pm today through 7pm tomorrow, Eugene Hilton. Today's performers include Barbara Healy, Don Latarski & Gus Russell, 4pm; Inspirational Sound Choir, 4:30pm; Coupe de Ville, 5pm; Steve Ibach, 5:30pm; JakiSu & the 12th Avenue Band, 6pm; Curt Masterson, 6:30pm; Ruckus, 6:45pm; Maren, 7:15pm; Brennan, 8pm; Elizabeth Cable, 8:45pm; Jerry Zybach & the Stagehogs, 9pm; Walker T. Ryan, 9:45pm; Skip Jones & the Spirit of New Orleans, 10:30pm; Long Division, 11:20pm; Two Leg Lucy, 11:35pm. Don.

Robert Dillon, 4pm, CD World. FREE.

Rickie Lee Jones, 7:30pm, Jaqua Concert Hall at The Shedd. 434-7000.

Whirled Jaz featuring Tom Bergeron and Don Latarski, 9pm, Luna. $5.

Bro's Trio and guests, a benefit for Mercy Corps, 9pm, McShane's. Sug. don.

Heiruspecs, Enzyme, 9:30pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

The Kissers, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $7.

Heroes & Villains, The Glorious Bride, Andrea Maxand, 10pm, Luckey's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "Jivin' Johnny's Country Classics" features The Hank Williams Songbook, 9am, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride, river to Junction City, 30-80 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Fall Bird Walk with Dick Lamster and Maeve Sowles, 8am, Mount Pisgah Visitor Center. 747-1504. $3 don.

Medicinal Herb Walk with Sherri Brown, 10am, Mount Pisgah Visitor Center. 747-1504. $3 don.

Animal Tracking and Nature Awareness with Linda Redmon and Steve Kriegh, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Register at 747-1504. $15, $5 kids 10-18, $20 family.

Northwest Association for Adult Competitive Kickball game, 4pm, Skinner Butte Park ballfield. eugenekickball@yahoo.com FREE.

Obsidians trips: The Twins, 6.6 miles; Vivian Lake, 7 miles. See YMCA board for details.

PRESENTATION "Introduction to Embedded Linux" with Mike Cherba of the Eugene Linux User's Group, 1pm, EWEB. FREE.

SPIRITUAL Rejuventating yoga, 10am, Priory Farm, Cottage Grove. 767-0953. $5.

"Authentic Power," an evening with Gary Zukav & Linda Francis, 7pm, McDonald Theatre. $20, $15 stu., sr.

THEATER Assassins, 8pm tonight and Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 1, 6-8 and 13-15; 2pm Oct. 9 and 16, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $18 Friday & Saturday, $14 Thursday & Sunday.

Cinderella, a Youth Acedemy production, 2pm tonight, tomorrow and Oct. 1 & 2, Actors Cabaret Annex. $12, $8 under 12.

Noises Off continues. See Friday.

Urinetown continues. See Friday.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 7:04pm, Av High 74; Av Low 45

ARTS/VISUAL An Evening of Art with presentations by a variety of Eugene artists who will discuss their stories and the techniques behind their work, proceeds to benefit several non-profit organizations, 4pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$15 ss.

BENEFIT 18th Annual Beacons Athletic Auction, a fundraiser for Northwest Christian College athletic teams with silent auction, buffet dinner, music, oral auction and more, 4pm, Morse Event Center, NCC. Connie, 684-7222. $20.

Evensong at Resurrection, an English style evensong and benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina, 5pm, Episcopal Church of the Ressurection. Don.

COMEDY The Comedy Workout presents "The Brainy Season," 7pm, Actors Cabaret of Eugene. 683-4368. $7.

The Living History Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at Dorris Ranch.

GATHERINGS Piccadilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Expo Halls. $1.50.

Living History Festival continues. See Saturday.

LECTURE University Convocation: "Einstein's Lesson for the Third Millenium," a multimedia lecture by Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., Director of the Center for String and Patricle Theory at the University of Maryland, 3pm, McArthur Court, UO. 346-1246. FREE.

MUSIC 24-hour show and hurricane relief benefit continues from Saturday through 7pm, Eugene Hilton. Today's performers include Mickey and the Mojo Hitmen, 12:30am; Two Easy, 1:15am; I-Chele and the Circle of Light, 1:30am; Two Easy, 2:30am; Big Roy and the Twigs, 2:45am; Jonny Flash, 3:15am; Oonie Egghen with Paul J. Biondi, 4:15am; Bigfoot John, 6am; Natty "O," 6:30am; Flying Crooked, 7:30am; Thom Witherow, 8am; Sweet River, 8:30am; Old Time News, 9am; Red Pajamas, 9:30am; Amee McCaa, 10:15am; Peter Giri & Company, 10:45am; Jerry & Blue, 11:30am; Members of the Sugar Beets, 11:45am; Dahman Beck, 12:30pm; Rob Tobias, 1:10pm; Amish Love Child, 1:40pm; Americanistan, 2:25pm; Kelly Thibodeaux and Etouffe, 2:55pm; Bill Rhodes, 4pm; Talk, 4:45pm; Soromundi, 5pm; Grand Finale with Soromundi, Jerry Zybach and Wylie McKinnon, 5:30pm. Don.

Karney, Shelley Doty, Matt Vrba, 6pm, CD World. FREE.

Keith Fullerton Wharton, aka Hrvatski, 8pm, DIVA. $5.

Portastatic, The Rosebuds, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

Minmae, Testface, 9pm, Tiny Tavern. 21+ show. FREE.

ON THE AIR "Sentinel Radio" discusses "Restoration and hope — what's possible in the aftermath of Katrina," 7am, KPNW 1120 AM.

"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The Wacky World of Whistling" with artists such as Brother Bones, Fred Lowery, Sister Jean and others with host Reverend Marc Time, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.

"The Son of Saturday Gold" features music and conversation with Jerry Lee Lewis, 11am, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: long and medium, Yoncalla and Lorane, 60-90 miles, 9am; short, lorane, 30 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Obsidians trip: Hand Lake to Scott Lake, 5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Sunday services including meditation, chanting and a talk on a Buddhist topic by priest Ejo McMullen, 9am, Eugene Zendo. 302-4576. FREE.

Sunday devotional service, 10am; Adult enrichment program discusses "Virtues," 10:30am, Eugene Baha'i Center. 344-3173. FREE.

Dances of Universal Peace, joyful and devotional dances from many traditions, all dances taught for all ages, 7pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Don.

Way of the Tao Drum Medicine Wheel, 7pm, Yurt, 2826 Floral Hill. 915-5723. Don.

THEATER Cinderella continues. See Saturday.

VIGIL Drums of Peace: Rhythm Not Rhetoric, open drum circle, 2pm-4pm, Federal Building. FREE.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Sunrise 7:05am; Sunset 7:02pm, Av High 73; Av Low 45

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for work by the mural and pinhole/holga photography classes, 6pm, Laverne Krause Gallery, UO. FREE.

BENEFIT Ring of Fire donates a percentage of dinner sales to Mercy Corps.

GATHERINGS Rally to launch CampU.S. Strike for Peace Campaign, help launch Eugene-based nationwide campus movement and deliver Petition for Peaceful Priorities to UO President Dave Freohnmayer at the same moment it's delivered to the White House by Medea Benjamin of Code Pink/Global Exchange, noon, EMU Amphitheater, UO. www.strikeforpeace.org

Native Plant Society meeting: "Interdependencies of an Endangered Animal and its Threatened Host Plant," Jim Reed and Mary O'Brien discuss critical habitat considerations for Fender's blue butterfly and Kincaid's lupine in West Eugene, 7:30pm, 115 Science Building, LCC. FREE.

LECTURE "Unsustainability in Crisis: Preparing for the Coming Changes," lecture & discussion in ongoing Peace and Sustainability series, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. 343-8055. FREE.

MUSIC Rainy Day Blues Society monthly meeting with open blues jam to follow, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. 517-6301. FREE.

The Queers, The Independents, Handgun Bravado, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Tito la Rosa discussing and playing ancient music from the Peruvian Andes, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"City Club of Eugene" features "Where Does it Hurt, Doc? The Uninsured and Underinsured," with Dr. John Nelson, 2004-2005 President of the AMA, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

SPIRITUAL "Tuning Into the Healing Stream," an introduction to the teachings of Bruno Groening, 10am, Campbell Senior Center. Phyllis, 684-6798. Register at 682-5318. FREE.

VIGIL "Women in Black Standing for Peace," 5pm-5:30pm, 7th Avenue & Pearl St. FREE.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Sunrise 7:06am; Sunset 7:00pm, Av High 73; Av Low 44

BENEFIT Celebrate local food and agriculture with a special dinner menu featuring locally grown foods, a benefit for the Lane County Food Coalition, Zalaya, 839 Lincoln. www.lanefood.org

Café Lucky Noodle donates a percentage of dinner sales to Mercy Corps.

GATHERINGS Lane County Chapter of the Software Association of Oregon networking breakfast meeting with "Accessing Microsoft Source Code" presentation by Jason Mauer, Microsoft Developer Evangelist, 8am, Eugene Hilton. Register at 503-228-5401. $20 adv, $25 dos.

Farmers' Market, 10am-3pm, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Intercambio: Conversation Circles / Círculos de Conversación, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with bilingual games, stories, songs and crafts for kids in grades 1-6, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

"The Future of the Lane County Fair & Fairgrounds," a town hall meeting with County Commissioner Peter Sorenson, City Councilor Bonny Bettman & Fair Board Member Bob Zagorin 7pm, Lane County Fairgrounds Meeting Room #1. 682-4203. FREE.

FairElections/Campaign Finance Reform volunteer information meeting, 7pm, EWEB. Brooke, 338-8566. FREE.

Lane County Audubon Society meeting with Antarctica slide presentation by Rick Ahrens, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club. FREE.

Noise artist Bob Bellerue appears Tuesday at DIVA.

MUSIC Raven Chacon and Bob Bellerue, 9pm, DIVA. $5.

DJ Pristine, MC Article Infinity, 3 Blind Mics, a benefit for Mercy Corps, 4:30pm, Blue Luna Club. Sug. don.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Sedge Thomson, creator and host of "West Coast Live," 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" features "The Case for Impeaching Bush" with John Bonifaz, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

SPIRITUAL Deep Dive Spiritual Dialogues with Netti Garner, discuss the Gospel of Mary Magalene, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. 767-0953. $5 sug. don.

Living the Four Agreements Wisdom Circle, 7pm. For location and information call Paul, 461-1977.

VIGIL "Practicing Being Peace," silent meditation, 8:15am-8:45am, Federal Building. FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Sunrise 7:07am; Sunset 6:58pm, Av High 73; Av Low 44

BENEFIT Screening of A Peace of the Anarchy, Ammon Hennacy and Other Angelic Troublemakers in the USA, a benefit for Lane County Catholic Worker project St. John Bosco House, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

FILM The King of Masks, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Solitude of Blood (Russian with subtitles), 7pm, 115 Pacific, UO. FREE.

KIDS What's Up? String Along! for grades 1-6, learn beadwork, 4pm, Bethel Library. Tickets available 30 minutes prior to event. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Chick Lit book group discusses Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon performs Wednesday at the WOW Hall.

MUSIC Janet Naylor, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. FREE.

Tito La Rosa, 7pm, Dharmalaya, 356 Horn Lane. For tickets call 342-8348. $15-$20.

Robert Plant, 8pm, Hult Center. 682-5000.

Toshi Reagon, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Chris Johns, OSU grad and editor-in-chief of National Geographic, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Sprocket's Bicycle Appreciation Day, free morning coffee & breakfast treats to bicycle commuters, professional mechanics on hand, 8am-4pm, in front of Lillis Business Complex, UO. 346-4356. FREE.

GEARs ride, Long Bear Creek, 25-40 miles, 6pm, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

VIGIL Faith in Action and Progressive Responses Peace Vigil, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Federal Building. FREE.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Sunrise 7:08am; Sunset 6:57pm, Av High 72; Av Low 44

BENEFIT Ladies' Night, portion of the proceeds from cover charge donated to Mercy Corps, 9pm, Downtown Lounge. Sug. don.

GATHERINGS Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Town Meeting with "Tonto's Revenge: Or Who is that Seminole in the Sioux Warbonnet?" presentation by Rennard Strickland, 10am, Baker Downtown Center. 346-0697. FREE.

Farmers' Market, local produce, meats, plants, flowers, foods and more, 2pm-7pm, Fairgrounds Museum Courtyard. FREE.

LECTURE "Mad Cowboy" Howard Lyman, organic farming activist and author, speaks, with DVD preview and booksigning, 7pm, Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19, LCC. $5-$8 sug. don.

LITERARY ARTS A celebration of broadsides featuring a new collaboration between Barry Lopez and lone goose press, 7pm, Raven Frame Works, Inc, 325 W. 4th Ave. Author and publisher will be present. 342-3067.

MUSIC The Hackensaw Boys, 3:30pm, EMU Amphitheater, UO. FREE.

Reserved 16, 6pm, CD World. FREE.

The Notwist and themselves performing as 13 & God, Boy in Static, 9:30pm, WOW Hall. $12.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses how athletes train and compete on and off with field, with clinical sports psychologist Scott Pengelly, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Northwest Passage" features "Natural World" with John Cooney, 4pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"New Dimensions" features "The Transformative Power of Art" with Terry Tempest Williams, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Assassins continues. See Saturday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 Teen book club meeting for high school ages, book to be announced, 4pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

Corvallis Quilt Walk, 5pm, Memorial Union Concorse Gallery and nine other locations. www.bentoncountymuseum.org

New Horizons Band rehearsals begin, open to all adult beginners, 6pm, Gracewinds Music (downstairs). Ken, 754-6098.

Preschool Storytime for ages 2.5 to 5, 10am, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 7:30pm tonight, tomorrow and Sept. 24 and 2pm Sept. 25, Withycombe Lab Theatre, OSU. 737-2853.

An opening for "Music Made Visible: The Visual Poems of Neil Jussila," 5:30pm, ArtCentric. FREE.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 The Seven Year Itch, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 6, 7 and 8; 2:30pm Oct. 2, Albany Civic Theater. $9, $6 sr. and under 18.

Who Squealed on the Blind Pig?, 6:15pm tonight, tomorrow and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Flinn's Living History Theater, Albany. $27.50 with dinner; $10 show only.

OSU Marching Band sneak preview of new pre-game and halftime shows, 3pm, Reser Stadium, OSU. FREE.

Wine tasting, appetizers and live music, 4pm-6pm, First Alternative Co-op Main Store. FREE.

Judge Waldo Heritage Hike, 8am-4pm, Sweet Home Ranger District. 367-9206.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 Corvallis Fall Festival, arts & crafts, music, children's activities, entertainment and more, street dance 6pm tonight, 10am-10pm today and 10am-5pm tomorrow, Central Park. www.corvallisfallfestival.com FREE.

Peace Rally, part of national marches in support of Cindy Sheehan, with music and speakers, 1pm, Monteith Park, Albany. 757-0323.

Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm, First & Jackson. FREE.

Farmers' Market, 8am-noon, Water & Broadalbin, Albany. FREE.

Albany Rose Society Rose Show, 11am-6pm today and tomorrow, Heritage Mall, Albany. FREE.

2nd Annual Paws in the Park Petwalk fundraiser, 10am-2pm, Timber Linn Park, Albany. www.safehavenhumane.com

OSU football, Beavers vs. Arizona State, 7pm, Reser Stadium, OSU. $36.

MONDAY, SEPT. 26 Bedtime Storytime for kids of all ages, 7pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 Kids' book club meeting for grades 3-5, book to be announced, 4pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

Toddler Storytime for ages 1 to 2.5, 10am, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

Pain Pals support group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Namita, 760-0894. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 Infant Storytime for kids up to one year old, 10am, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

"Mad Cowboy" Howard Lyman, organic farming activist, book signing and lecture, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $5-$8 sug. don.

Farmers' Market, 8am-1pm, Benton County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Thriving Theatre! Improv Night, 9pm, Iovino's Ristorante. $5.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Preschool Storytime for ages 2.5 to 5, 10am, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 766-6794. FREE.

 

ON THE ROAD

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

Green Day play the Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Wednesday. See On the Road listings.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22 Autumn Graze, taste food and drink created by local chefs and grown by local farmers and ranchers, and raise money for Farmer-Chef and Fisherman-Chef Programs, 7pm, Natural Capital Center, Portland. www.ecotrust.com

Cynthia Ozick speaks, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland. $25, $18 college/seniors, $5 high school students.

Joe Craven, guests, 7:30pm, Domino Room, Bend. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Lydia Millet reads from Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, 7:30 pm, Powell's on Burnside, Portland. FREE.

Harvest Wine Tour, 5pm, Downtown Roseburg. 673-3352.

"Cancel the Apocalypse: The Stunning Reversal in Pollution Trends Since 1970," lecture by Dr. Steven F. Hayward of the Pacific Research Institute, 5:30pm, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland. RSVP to 503-242-0900. $40.

"Oh Sisters, Where Art Thou?" artist reception, 4:30pm, Black Butte Lodge, near Sisters. www.sistersartfestival.org

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 10th Annual Blues & Brews Festival featuring food, microbrews and music from Kush, Paul DeLay, J.C. Rico, Peter Giri, Walker T. Ryan, Curtis Salgado and many more, today, tomorrow and Sept. 25, Florence Events Center. 997-3128.

BendFilm!, a celebration of independent cinema, 9am today through 7pm Sept. 25, various venues, Bend. www.bendfilm.org

Culture Shock Festival with performances by the African Gospel Acappella, Pieces of Eight, Monmouth Taiko drummers and more, 7pm today through 6pm tomorrow, Newport Performing Arts Center. FREE.

Madness, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $25 adv., $30 dos.

I Hate Hamlet, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Sept. 30; 2pm Sept. 25, Betty Long Unruh Theater, Roseburg. 673-2125. $9.

Minh Tran & Company presents Exposé, Forgotten Memories and Nocturnal Path, 8pm tonight and 2pm and 8pm tomorrow, Lincoln Hall, PSU, Portland. $24, $20 stu., sr.

Kate Campbell, 7:30pm, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland. $18 adv., $20 dos.

Cathi Walkup with Dan Balmer, 8pm, O'Connor's Annex, Portland. $5.

Portland Taiko presents Trading Thunder, 8pm tonight and tomorrow and 2pm Sept. 25, Newmark Theatre, Portland. $20-$26.50.

Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Sugarland, 8pm, Rose Garden, Portland. $32.50-$39.50.

"Wish You Were Here," an exhibit of contemporary quilting, through Dec. 23, Mission Mill Museum, Salem. www.missionmill.org

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24 Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, 7pm, Rose Garden, Portland. $35-$45.

4th Annual Sisters Art Stroll, 4pm, Downtown Sisters. www.sistersgalleries.com

Women's Autumn Equinox Celebration with crafts, sacred dance, music and ceremony, 10:30am, Living Earth Circle, Ashland. Register at 201-0372. $20.

Duncan Sheik, David Poe, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $16.50 adv., $18 dos.

9th Annual Tsaila Festival, exhibits, Native American activities, entertainment and hands-on activities for the whole family, 10am-7pm today and 11am-4pm tomorrow, Old Town Reedsport. A kick-off speech by newly-elected Confederated Tribes chief David Brainard is 10am today at the Umpqua Discovery Center. FREE.

Oregon Grape Stomp Championship and Harvest Celebration with wines, food, grape stomping, prizes and music, 11am-6pm today and tomorrow, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner. 503-588-9463.

Chateau Bianca tasting, 1pm-5pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 Cool Nutz, Wimbly Muhammed, Turiya, Vursatyl of Lifesavas and more, a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina, 5pm, Roseland Theater, Portland. Don.

"Struggle with the Salmon," an event to document the fight to remove the Klamath Dams, featuring films and speakers from the Klamath, Karuk, Yurok and Hoopa tribes, 6pm, Hollywood Theatre, Portland. FREE.

Sole Support, a benefit walk for victims of Parkinson's disease, noon, Willamette Park, Portland. www.solesupport.kintera.org

The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Immaculate Machine, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, Portland. $15 adv.

Kathleen Lacey with Jess Smith, 2pm, Newport Performing Arts Center. $15, $10 sr., $5 stu.

Family Autumn Equinox Celebration with art, singing, dancing, potluck and more, 10:30am, Living Earth Circle, Ashland. Register at 201-0372. $5.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 Audioslave, Seether, 8:30pm, Theater of the Clouds, Portland. $39.50 adv.

Less Than Jake, The Matches, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $17.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, 7pm, Memorial Coliseum, Portland. $45.

Rodney Crowell, 9pm, Berbati's Pan, Portland. 21+ show. $20 adv., $23 dos.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 John Scofield plays the music of Ray Charles, 8pm, Domino Room, Bend. $22 adv., $25 dos.

Catie Curtis, Mark Erelli, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $15 adv., $17 dos.

Carl Hiassen reads from Flush, 7 pm, Powell's, Beaverton. FREE.

Gala Opening for Local 14 Art Show & Sale, 6pm, World Forestry Center Miller Hall, Portland. $15.

National Preservation Awards 2005, 5:30pm, Tiffany Center, Portland. www.nthpconference.org

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Local improv troupe seeks comedy, improv and theater talent or potential. Auditions will be held at 7pm Sept. 22. Auditioners should be prepared to act goofy and work as a team. For information call 517-9996 or go to eugenecomedy.com

The Riverside Chamber Symphony will hold auditions for interested musicians from 7pm-9pm Sept. 15 and 22 and the United Lutheran Church. Musicians may simply show up to play, or email to set up specific times. Players should prepare two short contrasting selections of not more than 2-3 minutes each, and be prepared to play some slow scares. For information email Philip Bayles at psb@efn.org

Actors Cabaret of Eugene will hold auditions for A Christmas Carol at 11am Sept. 25. Men and women 17 and older and children over 8 years are need. All should be strong singers and come prepared with a short Broadway style song. For information call 683-4368.

The Volunteer Tutor Program at LCC seeks literacy tutors for Adult Basic Education and ESL students. Free 12 hour training will be provided on Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. For information or to register call Amy Gaudia at 463-5919.

Eugene Community Orchestra has openings for strings, winds and percussionists. No audition required. For information contact Chet Peterson at 343-7443.

The Very Little Theatre will hold auditions for Waiting for Godot at 5pm Friday, Sept. 30 at the VLT. For more information call Johnny Ormsbee at 302-6997.

The Women's Choral Society is accepting new members through Sept. No auditoins. Rehearsals are 7pm Mondays in Room 198 Music, UO. Semi-annual dues are $30. For more information call Jan, 344-6743.

 

DANCE LISTINGS

TH: Adult ballet—10 & 5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.Adult urban beat jazz dance—4:30, In Shape Fitness. 485-7675.Argentine tango, all-level—8; Studio B. www.eugenetango.comçBailámos! dance concepts en Español for ages 3-4—3:30, Washington Park Community Center. 689-3233.Hip hop, beginning/intermediate—4, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 5:30, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.comSparkplug Dance, creative dance for teens and adults—6:30, Washington Park Community Center. 689-3233. Swing aerobics—noon, Paradise Dance Studio. 343-7826.

FR: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.Bhangra—6, Yoga West.Capoeira, all-level—7, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.orgFlamenco, beginning—5. 431-1640.Friday Night Dance—9, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.HoopDance—7, Core Star Cultural Center. www.mandalahoops.comNIA—9, Body Now (women only); 5:30, In Shape Fitness (868-5900). www.nia-nia.comSalsa—9, Studio B. 687-0678.Salsa dance—9, Vet's Club Ballroom. www.eugenesalsa.comTango, intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

SA: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.African, all-level—11, Skinner Butte Park near Campbell Senior Center. 653-2840.Ballroom, Latin—7:15, Studio B. www.alexanderdanceonline.comBrazilian (Samba, xe, Coco, Maracatu, Forro)—1, Core Star Cultural Center. 686-5708Healing dance & yoga—11, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.NIA—9, Body Now. Women only. www.nia-nia.comPre-ballet/creative movement—11:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.Tango intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

SU: Capoeira, all-level—7, Core Star Community Space. www.capoeiraeugene.orgLindy, advanced—5; intermediate—6; Lindy hop swing basics—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.thejointisjumpin.comInternational—7:15, In Shape Fitness. 726-7548.Jazz, intermediate—noon, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.NIA—12:30, In Shape Fitness. www.nia-nia.comWest African—11, WOW Hall. 687-2746.

MO: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.orgFlamenco, beginning—7. 431-1640. NIA—9 & 5, Body Now (women only); 9 & 7, Eugene School of Ballet (868-5900); 9:30 & 5:30, Tamarack Wellness Center; 9:30, YMCA. www.nia-nia.comTap, beginning—7, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

TU: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.African—6:30, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.Bellydance, beginning—5:30, River Road Parks & Rec. www.raziadance.comEugene Swing Team—7, Rock 'n' Rodeo. 687-9464.Hip hop, beginning/intermediate—5:30; Bhangra—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.International folk—7, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 461-9328.NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 9, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.comNeuro Nurture developmental movement for babies and parents—10:30, Sparkplug Dance. www.sparkplugdance.org

WE: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.orgContact improvisation—5:30, Agate Hall, UO. 343-2913.Flamenco, beginning—6. 431-1640.Fluid movement—9, Tamarack Wellness Center. 683-9501.NIA—9 & 5, Body Now (women only); 10:30, Core Star; 7, Eugene School of Ballet (868-5900); 5:30, Tamarack Wellness Center. www.nia-nia.comSwing, lindy hop—8, Studio B. www.eugenelindy.comTap, beginning—4:30, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.



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