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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 01.19.06



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America's oldest dance company hits Eugene Sunday, when The Martha Graham Dance Company arrives to perform work including Appalachian Spring. The ballet was composed by Aaron Copland, who won a Pulitzer Prize for the work, originally called simply "Ballet for Martha." On Saturday evening, the Hult Center will also present American Dreams: The Creation of Appalachian Spring, a multimedia show that explores the collaboration between Graham and Copland. Music, film, photos and readings offer a unique perspective on the celebrated ballet. See Emily Freeman's story in the Jan. 5 issue of Bravo! (http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/01/05/bravo.html)and Calendar.



If you've been thinking about bowling at all, this weekend is clearly the time to go. You've got two options: bowling with polka or bowling for pets. At Southtowne Lanes, Accordions Anonymous host their third annual Polka Bowling Night, where admission gets you shoes, pool tables, snacks, live music and Accordion-oke with old Slug Queen Accordionna. Prizes will be given out for Best Bowling Shirt, Best Polka Dot Outfit, Worst Score and more. (Advance tickets are recommended; pick 'em up at Tsunami Books or Backstage Dancewear). At Firs Bowl, Bowling for Pets takes up its winter/spring residence (you can try this one out every first and third Saturday through April). From 8 pm 'til midnight, lane rental is a flat rate for up to six people (including shoes), and the event is a fundraiser for the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority. Sometimes there are prizes and free pizza — but no matter what, it's knocking down pins for a good cause. See Saturday Calendar.



The 2nd Annual Oregon Jazz Festival, at LCC this weekend, will involve more than 30 middle school, high school and college jazz ensembles from Oregon and Washington. "Our mission," says festival co-producer Steve Owen in a press release, "is to bring students, jazz educators, performing artists and jazz enthusiasts together in one place, to learn from each other and enrich each other's experience and enjoyment of jazz." Two evening performances round out the Festival: the Oregon Jazz Ensemble and Lane Jazz Ensemble on Friday night, and a guest artist concert on Saturday, featuring the Manhattan School of Music's John Mosca (left) and Dick Oatts, among others. See Calendar.


Friday evening, the Metamedia Cooperation II takes place at the UO's EMU Ballroom. We're hard pressed to properly explain the Metamedia project without quoting directly from the event flyer, which says the Cooperation is "a new experience in sharing and collaboration, celebrating the connections between organic and open source solutions. This year will acknowledge the transdisciplinary space between analog and digital ecologies in art, science and community." Scheduled participants come from places as far-flung as the University of Illinois and UC Berkeley, and also places from close to home, like the UO, OSU and Breitenbush Hot Springs. Art installations curated by Fenario Gallery will be on display, and you can also catch multimedia presentations and "music atmosphere performance." See www.imaginify.org/metamediaand Friday Calendar.




THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

Sunrise 7:42am; Sunset 5:06pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

FILM Fire Scars, Biscuit Fire documentary by UO students Kyle Dickman and Trip Jennings, 7pm with discussion to follow, 100 Willamette, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Medicare prescription drug benefit information session, 11:30am, Norkenzie Christian Church. Brent, 682-3769. FREE.

League of Women Voters Third Thursday presentation: Connie Bennett on "Eugene Public Library: Present and Future," 11:45 buffet lunch; 12:15 program, Mallard Banquet Hall. Reservations appreciated at 343-7917. Program free; lunch $10.

Trans 101, an educational forum, learn about the differences between transgender and transsexual, local support groups, transitioning, counselors and more, 6pm, Baker Center. Jeremiah, 513-1711. FREE.

Debate on Speech Supporting Terrorist Violence, 7pm, 182 Lillis, UO. Aaron, 510-5819. FREE.

Equality Network meeting, 7pm, Baker Center, 10th & High. simmonsbent@gmail.com

KIDS Tween Scene for grades 4-6, discuss Rodzina by Karen Cushman, 4pm, Downtown Library. Register at 682-8316. FREE.

Book Buddies for grades 2-3, discuss Snowed in with Grandmother Silk by Carol Fenner, 4pm, Downtown Library. Register at 682-8316. FREE.

Prospective parent information meeting, 5:30pm, The Village School. 345-7285. FREE.

LECTURES "The Latest Developments in Biofeedback Training for the Brain," an informational talk from Christians Addressing Family Abuse, 7pm, 921 Country Club Rd., Suite 222. Reservations at 686-6000. FREE.

"Nurturing an Abundance of Life in a Time of Peak Oil," introduction to a holistic vision of balanced socioeconomic development in a time of peak oil, 7:15pm, Dharmalaya Center. Jason, 607-1835. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Discussion of The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, 6pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

Brandi Carlile returns to the WOW Hall Thursday, Jan. 19.

MUSIC Brandi Carlile, Tom Brosseau, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

"The Rite of Spring," the Eugene Symphony performs work by Stravinsky, Glass and Mozart, featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$52.

Sound Tribe Sector 9, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $18 adv., $20 dos.

Spoonfed Tribe, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Katherine Jesch, Green Sanctuary coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" features "A Holistic Approach to Global Warming" with Jamie Henn and May Boeve, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip, Willamette Pass downhill. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Humanity's Team Eugene monthly meeting, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center. FREE.

THEATER Betrayal, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 21 and 26-28 and Feb. 2-4; 2pm Jan. 22 and 29, Lord Leebrick Theater. $12-$16.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

Sunrise 7:41am; Sunset 5:07pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

BENEFIT Tea With Tights, a dessert tea with entertainment by dancers ages 3-13, a fundraising event for area dancers, 3pm, All That! Dance Company. 688-1523. $10 adv., $12 dos.

The Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, with featured performer Sabine, appears Friday at Cozmic Pizza.

DANCE Dance Africa with Mondjou and Salif Koné, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, Dougherty Dance Theatre, UO. $10, $5 stu., sr.

Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene with featured performer Sabine, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4 sug. don.

FILM My Life as a Dog (Swedish with English subtitles), 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS City Club: "Getting Around: Bicycles and Oregon Transportation" with Michael Ronkin, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $3, members free.

Medicare prescription drug benefit information session, noon, Northwest Neighbors. Brent, 682-3769. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: "Health Effects of War" presentation by Beyond War of the latest version of Physicians for Social Responsibility's illustrated program on the impact of war on public health, 4pm, 128 Chiles, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

Metamedia 2 Cooperation, an experience in sharing and collaboration with art, music, dialgue and more, 5pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. www.imaginify.org/metamedia

$10 sug. don.

Vegan potluck, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. 341-1690. FREE; bring utensils and plates.

LECTURE "Beyond Complicity: University Reform in an Era of Weakened Democracy and Environmental Cristes," Chet Bowers, noon, 159 PLC, UO. 346-3934.

MUSIC Break as We Fall, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

Oregon Jazz Festival: Oregon Jazz Ensemble and Lane Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, Lane Community College. $10, $7 stu.

Battle Ground: The Phormula, The Reward System, The Alliance, Undermind, The Kid Espi, Stupendous, Big Balou, DJ Pork Knuckles, 9pm, WOW Hall. $5.

Matt Haimovitz with Uccello, 9pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $10.

The Visible Men, Dept. of Energy, Dan Jones and the Squids, 10pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses favorite hikes and great snow trips with Bill Sullivan, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPRITUAL Prayer and Praise Night, 7pm, 1440 Fetters Loop. Roger or Jenn, 344-8923.

THEATER Amadeus, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 2-4 and 10-11; 2pm Jan. 22 and 29 and Feb. 5, Very Little Theatre. 344-7751. $12, $10 Thursday performances.

Are We There Yet, 8pm tonight and tomorrow; 2pm Jan. 22, Actors Cabaret Annex. $12.

Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 19.

VOLUNTEER LEAD Plant-A-Thon volunteer meeting, 6pm, EMU, UO. Molly, 343-0462. FREE.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Sunrise 7:41am; Sunset 5:09pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Open House, noon-4:30pm, Eccentricities, 2368 Agate. FREE.

BENEFIT Bowling for Pets, a fundraiser for the Lane County Animal Regulation Authority, 8pm first and third Saturdays through April, Firs Bowl. lauren@puptent.org $20 per lane per hour.

COMEDY Hult Center Fielders vs. The Hendricks Experience, 8pm, ComedySportz Theater. $8, $6 stu.

DANCE American Dreams: The Creation of Appalachian Spring, a multimedia exploration of the collaboration between Martha Graham and Aaron Copland, 8pm, Hult Center. $10.

Dance Africa with Mondjou and Salif Koné continues. See Friday.

FILM In Search of Mozart, 3:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $8, $6 stu., sr.

GATHERINGS Financial Aid and Scholarship information session for students, parents and interested individuals, 8:30am, 308 Building 17, LCC. Register at 463-5252. FREE.

University Student Fiber Guild Winter Woodland field trip, carpool to Carlton to shop at Woodland Woolworks, 9am, meet at EMU 318, UO. Gas money donation.

2006 Emerald City Bridal Show, 10am-5pm today and 11am-5pm tomorrow; fashion shows at 11:30am & 3pm today and 12:30pm & 3pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.oregonweddingshows.com$7.

"On Your Own: Money and More," an introduction to financial matters for older teens and younger twentysomethings, 2pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Veselo Community Folk Dancers' 28th Annual Festival featuring Michael Ginsburg, workshops, performance, cultural talk and more, 9am-late today and 11am-3pm tomorrow, Vet's Club Ballroom. Linda, 726-5748.

Adoptive Families of Lane County Winter Celebration with Indian dance performance by children, storytelling and more, 4pm, Washington Park Community Center. Sue, 342-1953. FREE; bring potluck snack.

Rainbow River Womyn lesbian social group meeting, 5pm, Lilith's Lair, 453 Willamette. Sue, 741-1210. FREE.

"Celebrating 33 Years of Choice," MC Carla Gary, poet Jorah LaFleur, singer-songwriter Halie Loren and more celebrate the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 6:30pm, Downtown Athletic Club. $5-$10 sug. don.

KIDS OFAM's Magical Moombah!: "Gloria's Glorious Gorilla," 10am & 1pm, Jaqua Concert Hall. 434-7000. $5.

MUSIC Matt Butler and Friends, Kudana Marimba, Disco Organica, a benefit for the preservation of the East Fork Amazon Headwaters Forest, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20 sug. don.

Spiritfarm, 7pm, Tsunami Books. $10.

Chamber Music and Chocolate: Oregon Mozart Players musicians perform works by Mozart, followed by desserts, 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $16, $14 stu., sr.

Oregon Jazz Festival: Guest Artist Concert featuring Dick Oatts, saxophone, and John Mosca, trombone, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, Lane Community College. $18, $12 stu.

Calling Simon, 3 Places Once, Caleb Paul, 7:30pm, The Farm, 91154 River Road. David, 344-3370. $5 or a donated non-perishable food item.

Accordions Anonymous Polka Bowling Night 2005, bowling, pool, snacks, live music and Accordion-oke, 9pm, Southtowne Lanes. 988-3822. $15 adv.

Kids of Katrina Benefit: Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band, I'chelle and the Circle of Light, 9:30pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $17 dos.

All American Playboys (CD release), Sawyer Family, Joshua James and the Runaway Trains, 10pm, Wetlands. 21+ show. $3.

ON THE AIR "Jivin' John's Country Classics" features Roger Miller, 9am, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: Lorane Hwy. to Amazon Pkwy., 25-40 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Moss and Fern Walk with botanist David Wagner, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Visitor Center. 747-1504. $3 don.

Emerald City Cage Fights II, mixed martial arts/"ultimate fighting" competition, with performance by JB Evil and DZO of Gamestaz, 7pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. $20-$60.

Obsidians trip, Abernathy Road cross-country, 10 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL TRIM's Interfaith Books and Beliefs featuring Baha'i of Eugene, 10:30am, Tsunami Books. 744-8140. FREE.

THEATER Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Amadeus continues. See Friday.

Are We There Yet continues. See Friday.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

Sunrise 7:40am; Sunset 5:10pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

DANCE Martha Graham Dance Company, 2:30pm, Hult Center. $18-$35.

GATHERINGS Justice Not War program: "Confronting, Resisting and Transforming Power in 2006," discuss topics including "Impeachment or Indictment? A Win-Win Proposition," "Elections 2006" and more, 1:30pm, McNail-Riley House. 606-2877. FREE; peace potluck before program.

Sunday afternoon dance with music by Tony Wright and Ellen Chanterelle, calling by Sue Baker, 2pm, Lorane Grange. 942-3437. $5 don.

Food Not Bombs serves meals, 3pm-5pm, near deer mural at Washington Jefferson Park. FREE.

2006 Emerald City Bridal Show continues. See Saturday.

Veselo Community Folk Dancers' 28th Annual Festival continues. See Saturday.

KIDS Nearby Nature Quest: Keepin' Cozy, learn how animals keep warm in the winter with trail activities, crafts & more, 1pm, Alton Baker Park Host Residence. Register at 687-9699. $2, $5 family.

LECTURES "Eugene's American Nobel Peace Laureate Monument: A Project Intended to Inspire," John Attig, 2pm, First United Methodist Church. FREE.

"Kennewick Man: A Case Study on the Public Utility of Science," an Oregon Chautauqua program by Erin Dysart Hanes, 2pm, Lane County Historical Museum. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Maura Conlon McIvor signs She's All Eyes, 1pm, Borders Books. FREE.

StringTown literary journal reading with Sibyl James, Rodger Moody, Karin Temple and Josh Weber, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Louise Di Tullio, flute, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $9, $5 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "Sentinel Radio" discusses "God's immediate help in time of need," 7am, KPNW 1120 AM.

"The Son of Saturday Gold" features music and conversation with Sam Cooke, 11am, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: Bear Creek, Cloverdale and beyond, 25-40 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Winter Twig Walk with botanist Rhoda Love, 10am, Mount Pisgah Visitor Center. 747-1504. $3 don.

Northwest Association for Adult Competitive Kickball game, 1pm, 20th & Washington. myspace.com/eugene_nwaak

Obsidians trip, Redtop Mountain cross-country, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Zen meditation, tea and Dharma Talk by Zen Priest Ejo McMullen, 9am, Eugene Zendo, 2190 Garfield. 302-4576.

Devotional gathering including memorial for Dhabihu'llah Mahrami, a Baha'i who died in December while wrongly imprisoned in an Irani jail, 10am; adult enrichment class on the past and present persecution of the Baha'is in Iran, 10:30am, Eugene Baha'i Center. 344-3173. FREE.

"Spiritual Steps for Great Relationships," a seminar by Christopher Ian Chenoweth, 1:30pm, Unity of the Valley. Don.

Life is Calling, video of Prem Rawat, also known as Maharaji, sharing his message of hope, 5pm, EWEB. 393-5120. FREE.

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

THEATER Willamette Valley Playback Theater debut performance, an improvisational collaboration between audience and actors, 3pm, DIVA. $5-$10 don.

Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Amadeus continues. See Friday.

Are We There Yet continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Volunteer Knitting Corner, learn to knit or improve skills while working on chemo caps or preemie baby caps, 2pm, EMU 318, UO. FREE.

 

The Goodvibes marimba-vibraphone duo, featuring Charles Dowd and Tracy Freeze, plays Monday at the UO.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Sunrise 7:39am; Sunset 5:11pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS Medicare prescription drug benefit information session, noon, Downtown Athletic Club. Brent, 682-3769. FREE.

"O, Pioneers!" presentation by Rhoda Love on a group of pioneer botanists who searched the Northwest for new plants, 7:30pm, 115 Science, LCC. 345-5531.

Petite Milonga tango dance, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

LECTURES "Creating Harmony: In Society and Within Ourselves," lecture & discussion in ongoing Peace & Sustainability series, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. 343-8055. FREE.

"Comparative Study of Religion: Its Relevance to Study of Any One Tradition and to Philosophy of Religion," Dale Cannon, 7:30pm, 180 PLC, UO. 346-1521.

MUSIC Lake Trout, Benzos, Viva K, 8pm, WOW Hall. $12, $10 stu.

Goodvibes, 8:30pm, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. $9, $5 stu., sr.

…Nous Non Plus, Vagenius, 9pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $5.

The Tuna Helpers, Nodding Tree Remedies, 10pm, Downtown Lounge. 21+ show. 343-2346.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses voting rights and participatory democracy with Blair Bobier, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" features Jon Erlandson and Patty Krier of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, midnight and noon tonight, 11:30pm tomorrow and 11:30am Jan. 25, Community TV of Lane County Ch. 29.

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

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

Sunrise 7:38am; Sunset 5:13pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

FILM Lunafest, traveling festival of films by, for and about women, a benefit for WomenSpace, 7pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. $7, $5 stu.

GATHERINGS Martin Luther King Jr. Award Recognition Reception, 11:30am, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

Community Forum to discuss and gather input on this year's Take Back the Night event, 6:30pm, Head Start Whiteaker Community Center. FREE; childcare provided.

Intercambio: Conversation Circles / Círculos de Conversación, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with Hora de Diversión for grades 1-6, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

"Iraq: Which Way Out?" forum presented by members of Progressive Responses, moderated by Alan Siporin, with responses from aides from the offices of Rep. Peter DeFazio & Sen. Ron Wyden, 7pm, First United Methodist Church. 485-1755. FREE.

"Creating an Eco Logical Culture," series of panels and presentations, 7pm, Harris Hall, UO. Jan, 686-6761.

Wings Seminars special evening, "The Alchemy of Commitment … Transforming Resolutions into Reality," 7pm, Wings Building, 136 W. 8th Ave. Register at 683-8540. FREE.

Lane County Audubon Society meeting with "The Woodpecker's Tongue and Other Useful Adaptations of Birds" presentation by Dan Gleason, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Karen Fisher reads and discusses A Sudden Country, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Women's Choral Society Winter Concert, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Lisa Arkin and Conde Cox of the Oregon Toxics Alliance, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" features "Agitation: The Essence of Democracy" with Jim Hightower, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION River Rescue Seminar for river runners and those wanting to learn about river safety, 7pm, Oregon River Sports. Register at 334-0696. FREE.

SPIRITUAL Raja yoga meditation, 7pm. For location and information call 343-5252. FREE.

Deep Dive Spiritual Dialogue on "Original Blessing," 7pm, Unity of the Valley. 767-0953.

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

VOLUNTEER Volunteer meeting, 4pm, Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Jenna, 346-1694.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 5:14pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Andrew Shulz discusses Vincent van Gogh's Femme Dans Un Jardin and Henri Edmund Cross's Un Pin, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. FREE.

FILM The Idiot, Episode 3, 6pm; Leo Tolstoy, 7pm; Brigade, Episode 3, 9pm, all in Russian with English subtitles, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

22:8 — The Jeff Luers Story, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Skins, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

GATHERING Richard Fairbanks, former Forest Service employee, discusses the Biscuit timber sale corruption and his experience working in the Siskiyou National Forest office, 6pm, Downtown Library. Jeff, 434-1463. FREE.

KIDS What's Up? Hogwarts Hoopla! for grades 1-6; Ready, Set, ROCK!, a show abut rocks and rock-hunters with Yvonne Young, 4pm, Bethel Library. FREE; tickets available 30 minutes before showtime.

Storytime with KidsLoveAnimals.com's African Safari, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LECTURE "Gender, Sexuality and Marriage in a Changing Papua New Guinea Society," Aletta Biersack, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Book group discussion of The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, noon, Downtown Library. FREE.

Chick Lit book group, discuss The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Hot Buttered Rum String Band, New Monsoon, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses building healthier families with closer parent-child relationships with Gloria De Gaetano, author of Parenting Well in a Media Age, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip, South Shasta Loop, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Conclusion of Green Tara Commentary and Practice (Part V) with Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche, 6:30pm, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. 554-9696. $10-$15 sug. don.

THEATER Cyrano previews, 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow, with pre-show talks at 6:45pm, Hult Center. $12-$20.

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

 

The Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble performs Thursday, Jan. 26 at the EMU Ballroom.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26

Sunrise 7:36am; Sunset 5:15pm, Av High 48; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS "The Forest Family Feud," the Bus Project of Lane County and the Many Rivers Sierra Club go head to head on important issues in the style of the old game show, with MC Joseph Calbreath, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Eugene Tree Foundation's Annual Celebration of Trees with speaker Paul Ries of the Oregon Department of Forestry, 7pm, EWEB. FREE.

"A Powerful Vision of Social Transformation," weekly study group on a solution-oriented approach to social transformation, 7:15pm, Dharmalaya Center. Jason, 607-1835. Don.

KIDS What's Up? Hogwarts Hoopla! for grades 1-6; Ready, Set, ROCK!, a show abut rocks and rock-hunters with Yvonne Young, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE; tickets available 30 minutes before showtime.

LECTURE "Evolution, Human Nature and Literature: Toward a New Humanities," Joseph Carroll, 3:30pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO. 346-4941.

LITERARY ARTS Michael McCloskey reads and discusses In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club, 7pm, 175 Knight Law, UO. FREE.

Reflective Readers book group, discuss Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Haiku Showdown, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ event. $3.

MUSIC Early Chamber Music Ensemble presents "Happy Birthday, Mozart!," 5:15pm, Collier House, UO. FREE.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, 7:30pm, Jaqua Concert Hall. $16-$24.

Marcus Thompson, viola, and the Oregon String Quartet with pianist Victor Steinhardt, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $9, $5 stu., sr.

Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble, 8pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. $12, $6.50 stu.

Octoberman, 10pm, Luckey's. 21+ show. $3-$5 ss.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses encouraging the vote with Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" features "The Celestine Prophecy on the Silver Screen" with James and Salle Redfield, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Paddling Club meeting, 6:30pm, Oregon River Sports. 334-0696.

THEATER Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Amadeus continues. See Friday.

Cyrano previews continue. See Wednesday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Jan Michael "Looking Wolf" Reibach, noon, MU Lounge, OSU. FREE.

Parkinson's Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Jerry, 752-3238. FREE.

An opening and slide show/video lecture for "Conflict and Resolution," work by Gary Westfjord, noon, SSH Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, Albany. FREE.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Visiting Writers Series: Steven Stern reads and discusses his work, 7:30pm, Valley Library, OSU. FREE.

Eric Vilain discusses "Between a Man and a Woman," 4pm, 206 MU, OSU. FREE.

A Fine and Pleasant Misery, 8pm tonight and tomorrow and 2pm Jan. 22, Majestic Theatre. $17.

Seussical the Musical, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 2-4; 2:30pm Jan. 22 and 29, Albany Civic Theater. $11.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, local produce, local and exotic meats, cheese, baked goods, arts & more, with Namaste Vineyards wine tasting and Bellwether Wool Company spinning demonstration, 10am-2pm, Benton County Fairgrounds. FREE.

American Legion Oratorical Contest for High School Students, 10am, Albany American Legion Hall. 928-1961. FREE.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22 Introduction to the Heart of Now, 2pm, 2945 Circle Blvd. 758-5272. FREE.

MONDAY, JAN. 23 Amen (French with English subtitles), 7pm, ESCAPE, Snell Hall, OSU. FREE.

Low Vision/Mascular Degeneration Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Vision Northwest, 800-448-2232. FREE.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Pain Pals Support Group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Namita, 760-0894. FREE.

Bilingual Kids' Book Club for grades 3-6 features Color of My Words/El Colorde Mis Palabras by Lynn Joseph, 6:30pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 Woyzeck, 7:30pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 27 and 28; 2pm Jan. 29, Withycombe Lab Theatre, OSU. 737-2784.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 Jay Chen and Joan Haaland Paddock, noon, MU Lounge, OSU. FREE.

"Music for Life," the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and West Albany High School Jazz Band, 7:30pm, West Albany High School. FREE.

 

The Gossip plays a CD release party for their new album Wednesday in Portland. See On the Road listings.

ON THE ROAD

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

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Colin Meloy, Laura Veirs, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $13 adv., $15 dos.

52nd Annual First Citizens Banquet, 5:30pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg. $40.

The Wizard of Oz, 7pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 21, Newport Performing Arts Center. $14, $12 stu., sr.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 The Diary of Anne Frank, 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays; 2pm Sundays through Jan. 29, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg. $9.

Toby Keith with Joe Nichols, Danielle Peck and Scotty Emerick, 7:30pm, Rose Garden, Portland. $39.75-$59.75.

4th Annual Winter Folk Festival featuring The New Christy Minstrels, a John Denver tribute concert, pie baking contest, craft booths, food vendors and more, today and tomorrow, Florence Events Center. www.eventcenter.org

Slightly Stoopid, John Brown's Body, 8:30pm, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $17 adv., $20 dos.

"Obo Addy: 70 Years Young," a celebration of Obo Addy's birthday, life, music and love for Portland, 7:30pm, Lincoln Hall, Portland State University. $18, $12 stu., sr.

Laura Kemp, John Shipe, 8pm, Mojo Rising Workshop and Event Studio, Ashland. 324-7044. $10.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 REI Winter Fest 2006, winter sports festival with clinics, demos, prizes, activities and more, 11am-3pm, Gold Lake Sno-Park. 465-1800. FREE; sno-park permit required.

An Evening with Bea Arthur, 7:30pm, Elsinore Theatre, Salem. www.elsinoretheatre.com"A $15 European Tour" wine tasting, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. $15.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22 Crystal Ballroom 92nd Birthday Free-For-All with Crackerbash, Heartless, Caves, Climber, Freak Mountain Ramblers, poster show, kids' activities and much more, 1pm-1am, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. FREE.

Hilliard Ensemble, 3pm, Reed College, Portland. 503-224-9842. $30.

MONDAY, JAN. 23 An Evening with Groucho, 7:30pm, Newport Performing Arts Center. $20, $5 stu., $15 sr.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Paul Auster in conversation with Siri Hustvedt, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, Portland. $12, $8 stu.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 Illahee "Oil and Water" Lecture Series: James Howard Kunstler speaks, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, Portland. $20, $15 stu.

The Gossip, CD release party for Standing in the Way of Control, with Swan Island and Lovers, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, Portland. $10 adv., $12 dos.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 Indigo Girls, three5human, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity Women Build, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $35.

Donna the Buffalo, Po' Girl, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $13 adv., $15 dos.

Candye Kane, 7:30pm, Domino Room, Bend. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Healthy Environment Forum: Lawrence Frank on "Healthier By Design: Urban Lifestyles and the Built Environment," 6pm, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland. 503-222-1963 ext. 100. $25.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Oregon Quarterly invites submissions to its 7th annual Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. Entries should be unpublished nonfiction essays of no more than 2,500 words that address ideas that affect the Northwest. Postmark deadline is Jan. 31. For more information go to www.oregonquarterly.com

Lord Leebrick Theatre Company seeks submissions of original plays for its 2006 Northwest Playwrights Festival. Any unpublished and unproduced scripts by writers from the Pacific Northwest are eligible. To submit a play for consideration, send a resumé, a one page synopsis, a cast list, a description of scenic requirements and ten pages of sample dialogue to Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, 1320 W. 2nd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402. Materials will not be returned. Postmark deadline is Jan. 31, 2006.

Community Puppet Theater invites people of all ages to make marionettes, shadow puppets and rod puppets to perform The Magic Camel, a narrated imaginary journey through time and tales of the Middle East. $20 sliding scale includes materials and snack. Norma, 206-4678.

The Shedd Institute will hold auditions for Annie Get Your Gun, part of the 2006 Oregon Festival of American Music, on Jan. 28. Auditions are by appointment only; auditioners should bring a headshot and resume, prepare a one-minute monologue and one musical selection (musical theatrer repertoire). To schedule an appointment call the Shedd at 687-6526.

Sexual Assault Support Services volunteer training begins Jan. 20-22. Crisis intervention training include supportive communication skills, crisis assessment, dynamics of sexual violence, anti-opression and legal/medical isues. Volunteers fluent in Spanish are especially needed. Call 484-9791 for registration information.

 

DANCE LISTINGS

TH: Adult ballet—10 & 5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Adult/teen ballet—6, The Shedd. Starts Jan. 12. www.oregonballetacademy.com

Adult urban beat jazz dance—4:30, In Shape Fitness. 517-9665.

Argentine tango, all-level—8; Studio B. www.eugenetango.com

ÐBailámos! 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.com

Salsa, Cuban style with Josh Remis—8, In Shape Fitness. Starts Jan. 12. josh@eugenesalsa.com

Sparkplug 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.org

Flamenco, beginning—5. 431-1640.

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

HoopDance—7, Core Star Cultural Center. www.mandalahoops.com

NIA—9, Body Now (women only); 5:30, In Shape Fitness (868-5900). www.nia-nia.com

Oregon Ballroom Dance Club dance—7:30 lessons, 8:30 dance. 346-6025.

Salsa—9, Studio B. 687-0678.

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

Tango, 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.

Balkan Dance Festival with Michael Ginsburg—9:30 & 1:30 workshops, Vet's Club Ballroom. 726-5748.

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

Brazilian (Samba, xe, Coco, Maracatu, Forro)—1, Core Star Cultural Center. 686-5708

Healing dance & yoga—11, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.

NIA—9, Body Now. Women only. www.nia-nia.com

Pre-ballet/creative movement—11:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

New Year's Eve Salsa Party—9; Vet's Club Ballroom. 683-1384.

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

Tango with Homer Ladas—9, Eugene Tango Center.

West African, all levels—6:30, Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis. 753-6833.







SU: Balkan Dance Festival with Michael Ginsburg —12:30 workshop, Vet's Club Ballroom. 726-5748.

Ballet, intermediate—4:30, InShape Fitness.

Capoeira, all-level—7, Core Star Community Space. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Contact improvisation—4, Eugene School of Ballet. 607-9416.

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

Lindy, advanced—5; intermediate—6; Lindy hop swing basics—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.thejointisjumpin.com

NIA—12:30, In Shape Fitness. www.nia-nia.com

West African—11, WOW Hall. 687-2746.



MO: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Afro-rhythmic dance fitness—10, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Flamenco, beginning—7. 431-1640.

Jazz, intermediate—11, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

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.com

Tap, beginning—7, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

West Coast swing—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.68swing.com





TU: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Adult dance—9, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

African—6:30, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.

Dancesport Fever, ballroom dance for ages 6-12—4, Studio B. 431-1177.

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

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

Mom and Me for ages 2-4—10:15, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 9, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.com

Neuro Nurture developmental movement for babies and parents—10:30, Sparkplug Dance. www.sparkplugdance.org





WE: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.

Afro-rhythmic dance fitness—10, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

Bellydance with Astryd deMichele, beginning/intermediate—7:30, Ballet Fantastique. 683-7778.

Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org

Contact improvisation—5:30, Agate Hall, UO. 343-2913.

Dance in earth tones—9, Studio B. 342-4690.

Flamenco, beginning—6. 431-1640.

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

Jazz, intermediate—11, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.

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.com

Pilates mat—9, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

Pre-ballet for ages 3-4—10, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com

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

Tap, beginning—4:30, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.