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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 1.7.07

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

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Strap on some soft-soled galoshes, do some afternoon leg stretches and prepare for a whirlwind, five-stop First Friday ARTWalk. Local artist Judy Alison will lead this week's tour, starting at Jacobs Gallery, where an exhibit of plein air landscape paintings adds a dash of impressionist flair to the mid-winter rain season. Stop #2 is the Fenario Gallery, showing the color pencil illustrations of Shawn Kawa. Kawa took inspiration from the Barramundi tribe of Australia, particularly its belief in a postmortem dream world where the deceased are transformed into their original, geometric elements. From here, continue on to stop #3, the grand opening of the New Zone Art Collective's new location at 164 W. Broadway, showcasing the work of member artist Kimberly Gladen. Stop #4 is the Eugene Waldorf School's Mystic Dragon Gallery at 126 W. Broadway, featuring a variety of student art (pictured left) and music by middle school string quartets. Stop #5 — with an astounding five shows opening — is the jam-packed DIVA. See right.

In what could quite possibly be the largest of its kind in the U.S., this weekend's Slavic Festival at the Lane County Fairgrounds brings together a rich assortment of Eastern European cultures, traditions, folklore, dance and music. It's organized by the local non-profit Slavic Home, and event staff say it is Eugene's openly diverse and welcoming community that allowed them to develop in the region. "Being so different in their lifestyle and goals," say the event organizers, "[Eugeneans] are always open to the novelty that makes their life diverse." The festival opens with a welcome from Mayor Kitty Piercy and Alex Nesterov of the International Council of Russian Compatriots. Eugene's own Trio Voronezh (pictured) and Ballet Fantastique's "A Russian Christmas" special event — complete with an appearance from Father Frost and Snow Girl — highlight this lavish spectacle and cross-cultural delight. Visit www.slavichome.org and see Saturday Calendar.

Live models! Airbrush tattoos! Sounds like high art, don't it? Well, get off your Snobby Horse, Eugene, and get down to DIVA, where besides the "Living Canvas, Breathing Art" exhibit ("Tattoos aren't just for bikers and sailors anymore," says Black Lotus Tattoo's Dr. Julian, in case people had been kind of out of it for the past 15 years … see picture below), there's a pretty cool one with Heidi Beierle's "AltarPsyche." Yes, you do have to appreciate the whole spiritual confluence thingy to enjoy Beierle's show, which she has (often) described to us as an interactive installation that "collects objects in sacred and ritual display." DIVA has a whole bunch o' other great art up too; why not go visit and enjoy? Visit lanearts.org and see Friday Calendar.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:48pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

GATHERINGS Wine tasting: "Our Favorite Things: Staff Picks," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

LECTURE Mayor Kitty Piercy's "2007 State of the City" address, 5:30pm, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

MUSIC Inner Limits, The Guy Tyler Band, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the relationship between natives and early white settlers in California and southern Oregon in the 1800s w/E.A. Schwartz, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Jane Hirshfield's Deepening Life: Poetic Resonance, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.



Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:49pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32

ARTS/VISUAL Lane Arts Council First Friday ARTWalk, led by local artist Judy Alison, 5:30pm, beginning at Jacobs Gallery. See lanearts.org for stop details. FREE.

5pm openings include work by member artists, New Zone Art Collective. 5:30pm openings include five art shows, DIVA; "Choose Waldorf," group exhibit by young artists, Mystic Dragon Gallery; work by Shawn Kawa, Fenario Gallery; paintings by Margaret Coe, Karin Clarke Gallery. 6pm openings include work by Sophie Navarro, Park Street Café.

GATHERINGS Church Women United in Eugene meeting, feat. Susan Ban speaking on ShelterCare program, 9:15am, Peace Presbyterian Church, 3060 River Rd. FREE.

Paradise RV Show, 10am-7pm today, 10am-8pm tomorrow and 11am-6pm Jan. 7, Lane County Fairgrounds. 434-5959. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: "Update on Impeachment," report/analysis by Jack Dresser, 4pm, 125 McKenzie, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

First Fridays at the Downtown Library, feat. The Kid Espi, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

DJ Herman's Salsa Dance, 8pm, Tango Center. $4.

KIDS/FAMILIES Storytime: Pajamarama!, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Mood Area 52, 6pm, Café Perugino. FREE.

Brian Cutean, 6:30pm, Park Street Café. FREE.

Cadillac Sky, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8.

Jessie Marquez & Mike Denny Trio, 9pm, Jo Federigo's. 21+ show. $5.

The Renegade Saints, Ehren Ebbage, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $6.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses security and terrorism w/James Adams, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. Don.



Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:50pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted open studio weekend, artist studios in Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties will be open for visitors, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, various locations. Oregon Crafted guidebook required. www.oregoncrafted.org

FILM "The Met" Live in HD: Bellini's I Puritani, 10:30am, Cinemark 17, Spfd. $15-$18.

Babette's Feast, w/subtitles, 6pm, Lorane Grange. 942-2219. $5-$7 sug. don.

GATHERINGS Collectors West Gun & Knife Show, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.collectorswest.com$5.

Slavic Festival, 10am-8pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.slavichome.orgor 510-7651. $5, FREE for children.

Rainbow River Womyn social group, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 514-1639. FREE.

Jose Cruz Salsa Dance, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

MUSIC DJ Chin, 10am, Wandering Goat Coffee Roasters. FREE.

Atrium Amateur Hour: "Going for Baroque," 2pm, 10th & Olive St. FREE.

Deacon, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, 7:30pm, The Shedd. www.theshedd.org$23-$33.

Mike Denny, 8pm, Ax Billy Grill. FREE.

The Tasty Trio, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+ show. $6.

James West Quintet, 9pm, Jo Federigo's. 21+ show. $5.

Mood Area 52, 9pm, Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove. 21+ show. $5.

Salt Lick, Alela Diane, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

J.C. Rico, 9:30pm, Quackers Last Stop. 21+ show. FREE.

Diggabone, King Friday, 10pm, Luckey's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

Telepathic Dumpster, Universal Measure, Rock Scarlet, 10pm, Wetlands. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidian trips: Gold Lake via Marilyn Lakes—S'shoe, 5 miles; Mountain View Loop—X-Ski, 6 miles; Mt. Pisgah east side—hike, 5 miles; Potato Hill, S'shoe, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Wendling Covered Bridge, 60 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

VIGIL Peace demonstration, noon, Ferry Street Bridge (EWEB side).



Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:51pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

FILM Amadeus, w/discussion, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Dorcas Smucker speaks on "Writing an Ordinary Life," 6:30pm, Baker Bldg, 975 High St. 896-3511. $10.

MUSIC Willamette University Chamber Choir, 9:30am & 11am, First Christian Church. FREE.

DJ Chucky G, 2pm, Wandering Goat Coffee Roasters. FREE.

Sam Marshall, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Dan Neal, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

The Koozies, Dry County Crooks, 10pm, Wetland's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Square Lake, X-Ski, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Mohawk Store, 30 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org



Sunrise: 7:47am; Sunset 4:52pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a Telescope Clinic, 7pm, Science Factory Planetarium. 688-7330. Don.

"Learn How to Meditate," 7pm, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center, 175 E. 31st Ave. 343-5252. FREE.

Springfield Jazz Chorus rehearsal — new singers welcome, 7pm, 418 A St., Spfd. 744-1097. FREE.

Bingo with AJ & Ken, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the struggle to find common ground in the Klamath Basin w/Stephen Most, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" features Garrett Epps, Professor of Law, noon today, 11:30pm Tu, 11:30am W on cable ch. 29; 8pm W on cable ch. 23.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION X-Ski and S'shoe presentation, 3pm, Campbell Community Center. 682-5318. FREE.



Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:53pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

FILM Russian Film Series: Orphans by Nikolai Gubenko, w/subtitles, 7pm, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Wine tasting: "Reds for your Blues," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Intercambio: Conversation circles / Círculos de Conversacíon, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with Hora de Diversíon: "Becoming a Writer" w/author Amy Costales, for grades 1-6, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Winter Riding Bicycle Clinic, 6:30pm, Paul's Bicycle Way of Life, 234 W. 6th Ave. FREE.

McKenzie River Trust: Green Island Restoration Project, presentation by Joe Moll, 7pm, REI. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Explorations Book Group: Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Acoustic Open Mic, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Eugene Youth Symphony performs Weber, Handel, Strauss, Tchaikovsky & others, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School auditorium. 484-0473. $7, $3 stu. adv.; $8, $5 stu. dos.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" discusses Al Gore's The Attack on the Constitution, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses People for the USA! Grange w/Kathy Lehman, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Eugene IONS meeting: "Awakening consciousness through sound vibrations," 7pm, EWEB. www.eugeneions.infoFREE.



Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:54pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS Discover Braille & Learn About Seeing-Eye Dogs w/Mary Otten, 4pm today at Bethel branch; 4pm tomorrow at Downtown Library; 2pm Jan. 13 at Sheldon branch. 682-5766. FREE.

Adoption Informational Meeting, 7pm, Open Adoption & Family Services, 315 W. 10th Ave. 343-4825. FREE.

LECTURE Astrologer Johanna Mitchell's annual predictions, 7pm, Tsunami Books. $8-$10 sug. don.

MUSIC Luau Cinder, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Raina Rose, Jayme Vinyard, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses alternative, non-invasive methods of curing w/Dr. Leonard Laskow, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION OP Gold Lake S'shoe/X-Ski, 6:30pm today pre-trip meeting, EMU, UO; 7am-5pm Jan. 13 trip. lseidenv@uoregon.edu or 480-9198. $7 van transport.

THEATER Kimberly Akimbo preview performance, 8pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre. 465-1506. $5-$8.



Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:56pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for "Blue Art, Blue People" group exhibition, feat. Eagle Park Slim, 6pm, Museum of Unfine Art & Record Store. FREE.

An opening for "Telling Stories," paintings by J.S. Bird, 5pm, Springfield Museum. $2.

BENEFIT "Autism Rocks," feat. The Ovulators and The CoStars, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5-$15.

GATHERINGS Caregiver support group, 9:30am, Junction City Retirement Center. FREE.

Oregon WAND will view The Ground Truth and discuss w/Dr. Debra Alexander, 7pm, McNail-Riley House.

Wine tasting: "Put Your Best Fruit Forward," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Discover Braille & Seeing-Eye Dogs continues. See Wednesday.

MUSIC Jeff Bradetich, string bass master class, 5pm, 178 Music, UO. FREE.

Odetta, 7:30pm, The Shedd. www.theshedd.org$25-$35.

Tokyo String Quartet, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. 682-5000. $13-$32.

The Retrofits, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Eagle Park Slim's 65th Birthday Bash w/Hank Shreve, Los Mex Pistols del Norte, DJ Smuve, 10pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses truth & integrity in the rapidly changing world of digital media w/David Burnett, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Richard Smoley's A Brief History of God, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Kimberly Akimbo preview continues. See Wednesday.



THURSDAY, JAN. 4 Blood Pressure Screening, 9am-11am, Corvallis Senior Center. 766-6959. FREE.

Little Women, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Jan. 6; 2:30pm Jan. 7, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.orgor 738-7469. $10, $8 stu., sr.

FRIDAY, JAN. 5 Wine tasting, appetizers & live music, 4pm, First Alternative Co-op South Store. 753-3115. FREE.

SATURDAY, JAN. 6 Disco Fever Super Fitness Saturday, 8:30am-10:30am, Swanson Park Action Center, Albany. 917-7777. FREE.

MONDAY, JAN. 8 Peripheral Neuropathy support group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 929-6779 or 752-3646. FREE.

TUESDAY, JAN. 9 Memory Loss support group for caregivers & family members, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 754-5104. FREE.

THURSDAY, JAN. 11 An opening for "Fixations: Three Installations," work by Vincent Leandro & Kim Smith, 5pm, Moreland Gallery, Benton Co. Historical Museum, Philomath. FREE.



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

FRIDAY, JAN. 5 RiverCity Bluegrass Festival, feat. Emmylou Harris, Asleep At The Wheel, 5pm today, 11am-1am tomorrow and 11am-8:30pm Jan. 7, Oregon Convention Center, PDX. www.rivercitybluegrass.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 6 Sportfight XVIII: The Turning Point, 7:30pm, Rose Quarter, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Wine tasting, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, JAN. 7 An opening for the winter group show, 5pm, Froelick Gallery, PDX. www.froelickgallery.comFREE.

Iretsu (CD release), Dykeritz, Aeronaut, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+ show. $6.

MONDAY, JAN. 8 Barry Manilow, 8pm, Rose Quarter, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

TUESDAY, JAN. 9 My Morning Jacket, Elvis Perkins, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20 adv., $23 dos.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10 Museum After Hours: 20th Anniversary Season, 5:30pm, Portland Art Museum. $8.

THURSDAY, JAN. 11 White Bird/PSU Dance series: Gina Gibney, 8pm today, tomorrow and Jan. 13, Lincoln Performance Hall, PSU, PDX. www.whitebird.org$25, $14 stu., sr.

Harmonica Red & The New Heard, 8pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.



City of Eugene is offering matching grants for neighborhood-building projects or one-time events. Grant packets available at www.eugene-or.govor 99 W. 10th Ave., City libraries and community centers. Pre-review deadline is Jan. 15.

Seeking local business sponsors for an upcoming KIDZ Rock Concert Series — similar to GRRRLZ Rock. Your logo shows the community you support kids who rock. awecindy@efn.org or 485-7533.

Red Cross is offering free Health Service Response training to qualified health professionals on Jan. 27. 344-5244 or www.oregonpacific.redcross.org

Auditions for new members of the Eugene Concert Choir and Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble will be held on Jan. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church. choir@eugeneconcertchoir.com or 687-6865 to schedule an audition time.