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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 1.25.07

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Word up, homies, it's the O.G. straight outta Compton and into his beaming, bullet-proof Benz, the one, the only, The Game! But seriously, this man's got the requisite gangsta resume to back up the hardcore lyrics on his debut album, The Documentary. Growing up on Compton's East Side, Game (née Jayceon Taylor) took his nickname from his grandmother because he was always game for recreational activities. But in his late teens and early twenties, Game played the hardcore life out to its extreme. He later explained, "When I sold drugs it was because it was my last resort because I had four sisters and an older brother and we were eating Cheerios on Thanksgiving." After suffering a near-fatal murder attempt, Game got serious about rap, and before he knew it, Dr. Dre wanted to sign him up and take Game under his wing. No doubt The Game calls Dr. Dre the "father he never had." Ever since then, Game has found redemption, finally peaking with his newborn son, Harlem. Game describes his son's ultrasound as "the closest I ever been to Heaven" on the song "Like Father, Like Son," and later says his son's birth was "some next level shit." We like to hope The Game's show at the McDonald will be more of that next level shit. See Saturday Calendar.

David Copperfield knows there's a thin line between magic and reality, and he's known for walking it. Take, for example, the prospect of being robbed at gunpoint in Miami. Rather than hand over his belongings, Copperfield — née David Kotkin — used sleight of hand to give the illusion he had nothing of value in his pockets. The robbers took off and were later caught without incident. There's also Copperfield's claim of a "Fountain of Youth" on the island he owns in the southern Bahamas. No doubt that small discovery will be channeled into his act in the coming years. As for Sunday's back-to-back shows at the Hult, look for sleight-of-hand stunts with lethal scorpions (pictured below), levitations, a clothing swap, a "squeezebox" trick that compacts Copperfield into a cube no bigger than a shoe box, David "floating" through solid steel and, of course, the material transport of audience members from one part of the Silva Concert Hall to another, not to mention transporting one lucky patron to his or her dream reunion with a loved one. It has to be seen to be believed (or debunked) so grab some tickets, see the show for its theatrical magic and, later, catch The Prestige at Movies 12 for some on-screen magic. See Sunday Calendar.

IIs it already the last Friday of the first month of 2007? Is anyone out there still writing "06" on official government docs like we are? How about one big, fierce, collective sigh of exasperation from all of us, and then we head on down to the various locations of the Last Friday ArtWalk. Not to be missed is the final artwalk for the Last Eye Open gallery, which will feature a retrospective of the venue's past artists, including Halo Jones, Wayde Johnson, J-Star and Joey Edwards. But, with the closing of Last Eye's gallery status, we get a handful of new additions, such as Gallery 245 (hosting Adrianne Hamilton's beautiful photos from Italy), the Art of Glass (with Kiki Metzler's "PsycheDelicatessenPostImpressionistArt," detail pictured left) and The Wandering Goat, a formidable new force in the Whiteaker district, hosting everything from film screenings to DJs to artwork by Mickey Stellavato. See Friday Calendar.


Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 5:15pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

FILM Korean Film Series: A State of Mind by Daniel Gordon, 7pm, Int'l Resource Center, EMU, UO. 346-1521. FREE.

GATHERINGS Wine tasting: "Grapes of Laugh: Wines w/laughable names," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Intro to NIA exercise, 5pm, Community Recreation Center, 250 S. 32nd St., Spfd. 736-4544. FREE.

Reading Together project's interactive educational forum, noon, Center for Meeting & Learning, Bldg. 19, LCC. 463-3660. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Nearby Nature's Crazy Critters, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Book Buddies Book Group (grades 2-3): Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Tween Scene Book Group (grades 4-6): Indigo's Star by Hilary McKay, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LECTURES "Free Soil in the Atlantic World: Slaves and the Invention of the Modern State," 3:30pm, 375 McKenzie, UO. 346-4802. FREE.

"Art & Discipline," Steve Kurtz, 7pm, 177 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Oregon Book Awards finalists Matt Yurdana, Geronimo Tagatac, Kristin Kaye & Andrew Bernstein read from their work, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Reflective Readers Book Group: Misfortune by Wesley Stace, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Simon Lott's Things, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Eugene Symphony plays Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Beethoven's Fifth, 8pm, Hult Center. www.eugenesymphony.com

Keller Williams, 8pm, McDonald Theater. $20 adv., $22 dos.

Michael Roe, Michael Pritzl, Logan Martin, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15.

Ala Nar, Astryd de Michele, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $6.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses manipulating time through memory & media w/William Fox, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "Healing Sounds & Shifting Frequencies" w/Andi & Jonathan Goldman, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Intro to X-C Skiing clinic, 5:30pm today & 9am Jan. 27, EMU, UO. Register, 346-4365. $12, $10 stu.

THEATER Kimberly Akimbo, 8pm today, tomorrow, Jan. 27 and Feb. 1-3; 2pm Jan. 28, Lord Leebrick Theatre. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. $10-$17.



Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 5:15pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL One-day photography exhibit by Mickey Stellavato, 10am-8pm, The Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St. FREE.

Last Friday Artwalk, self-guided tour through many venues around town, 6pm-9pm. For details and locations go to www.lastfridayartwalk.org 6pm openings include work by Halo Jones, Wayde Johnson, J-Star, Joey Edwards, Last Eye Open; "Fotografie Italiche," work by Adrianne Hamilton, Gallery 245; photographs by Annie Frantzeskos, Infinity Mercantile.

COMEDY Bob and Tom presents "A Night of Rockin' Comedy," 8pm, Hult Center. $28.50.

Crap Shoot Quartet, 11pm tonight & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton St. $5.

FILM United 93, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. FREE.

Swedish Film Series: The New Land by Jan Troell, 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Gift of Literacy Book Fair, 9am-6pm today & tomorrow, Community Rec. Center, 250 S. 32nd St., Spfd. FREE.

"Bring Back Habeas Corpus" rally, noon-5pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Demo on green smoothies, 1pm, Campbell Community Center. 682-6342. FREE.

Oregon truffles & wine tasting, 3pm-8pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. Don.

Good Earth, Home, Garden & Living Show, 5pm-8pm today, 11am-8pm tomorrow, 11am-5pm Jan. 28, Lane Events Center. www.eugenehomeshow.comor 484-9247. FREE w/canned food don.

Open House, 6pm, Nuestro Lugar/Our Place Teen Center, 965 Oak Alley. FREE.

UUCE Singletarians meeting, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church. 729-6655. FREE.

LECTURE Pacifica Forum: "Jimmy Carter on Israel-Palestine," review by Srtan Cook, 125 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

"From Revenge to Reconciliation: Changing the Paradigm of Justice," Sister Helen Prejean, 7pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

MUSIC The Powers-Childs Duo, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

KRS-One, D-fault, Animal Farm, 8pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 dos.

The Senate, No More Kings, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Iceage Cobra, Heavenly Oceans, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the advantages of digitizing information w/Jim Rible, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Owl Walk, 5:30pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3.

THEATER Book of Days, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 1-3, 8-10; 2pm Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, Very Little Theatre. www.thevlt.comor 344-7751. $10-$14.

The Woman in Black, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 2-3, 9-10; 2:30pm Jan. 28 & Feb. 4, Cottage Theater, Cottage Grove. 942-8001. $19, $17 stu., sr.

Kimberly Akimbo continues. See Thursday, Jan. 25.



Sunrise 7:36am; Sunset 5:16pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

BENEFITS UO Dance Marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network, 9am-midnight, EMU Ballroom, UO. $15 incl. 3 meals & 2 snacks.

"A Show of Courage," fundraiser for Courageous Kids, 4pm, RiverBend Annex, 123 International Way, Spfd. 461-7577. Don.

COMEDY The Comedy Workout presents "Laughter: The Natural Cure for Wintertime Blues," 8pm, Peabody's Pub. 21+ show. $5.

Crap Shoot Quartet continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS Barnyard Sale, 9am-3pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. 682-5521. FREE for buyers, $7 for sellers.

Piccadilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1.50.

Presentation on "Planning a Vacation on the Internet," 10am, Campbell Community Center. 682-5318. FREE.

18th Annual "An Evening in Greece," food, music, dancers & silent auction, 7pm-midnight, Valley River Inn. 344-4485 or 521-2973. $37.

Eugene Zendo presents a Bhangra dance party, 7pm, Maude Kerns Art Center. $10 sug. don.

Radical Business informational seminar w/Tad Hargrave, 7pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. www.tadhargrave.comFREE.

Seniors Barn Dance, 7pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. $2.

Contra dance, feat. Notorious, 8pm, Cesar Chavez School. 521-0596. $7.

Gift of Literacy Book Fair continues. See Friday.

Good Earth, Home, Garden & Living Show continues. See Friday.

Oregon truffles & wine tasting continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES "Handmade Books," 11am-3pm, M.E.C.C.A., 43 W. Broadway. 302-1810. $2-$5.

Opening of "Bone Up On Bones" exhibit and "Hubble's Universe" planetarium show, noon-4pm, Science Factory. $4, $7 combined entrance.

MUSIC Atrium Amateur Hour: "18th Century Concerti for Small Ensembles," 2pm, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Frank Heinkel, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, feat. Divisi, On The Rocks, more, 7pm, Hult Center. $10-$20.

World Fusion Kirtan w/Shanti Shivani & Masala Bhakti, 7:30pm, The Spirit Moves. $10-$15.

Gus Russell, Skip Jones, 7:30pm, The Jazz Station. $5.

Eugene Concert Choir presents "Songs of the Earth," 8pm today; 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $11-$29.

Phil & Ellen Frohnmayer, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

The Game, Michael Kay, The pHormula, 3 Blind Mics, DJ Tekneek, 8pm, McDonald Theater. $30.

Adrian Legg, 8pm, Luna. 21+ show. $20.

Michael Kay, The Reward System, Alliance, 8pm, WOW Hall. $5 adv., $7 dos.

Marcus Eaton, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Fawn Lake, X-Ski, 7 miles; Gold Lake/Bechtel Shelter, S'shoe, 5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Bailey Hill, Lorane, Fox Hollow, 35 miles; Bailey Hill, Lorane, McBeth, 20 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgIntro to X-C Skiing clinic continues. See Thursday, Jan. 25.

THEATER Kimberly Akimbo continues. See Thursday, Jan. 25.

Book of Days continues. See Friday.

VIGIL Peace vigil, noon, west side of Ferry St. Bridge. Park at EWEB. FREE.

VOLUNTEER Tree planting along local creeks, 8:45am-1pm, meet at Long Tom Watershed Council, 751 S. Danebo Ave. RSVP, 683-6949. FREE, refreshments provided.



Sunrise 7:35am; Sunset 5:18pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

FILM Video Slam, 4pm, DIVA. $2-$5.

Scumrock, 9:30pm, The Wandering Goat. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Peace is Possible: It Needs to be Felt," video showing of Maharaji, 5pm, EWEB. FREE.

Good Earth, Home, Garden & Living Show continues. See Friday.

Piccadilly Flea Market continues. See Saturday.

LITERARY ARTS William Stafford Birthday Reading, bring poems & stories to share, 2pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MAGIC David Copperfield, 5:30pm & 8:30pm, Hult Center. $25.75-$45.75.

MUSIC Dr. A. ElRay Stewart-Cook, organ, 4pm, Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St. Don.

Chico Schwall, Janet Bates & The Instruments of Change, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Fearless Love, Sunheart, 7pm, The Spirit Moves. $10 sug. don.

Justin King Band (CD release), 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3.

Joseph Israel & the Jerusalem Band, 10pm, WOW Hall. $10.

ON THE AIR "Sentinel Radio" discusses "Fear no more," 7am, KPNW 1120 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Rosary Lakes, X-ski, 6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Bailey Hill, Lorane, Fox Hollow, 35 miles; Bailey Hill, Lorane, McBeth, 20 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Kimberly Akimbo continues. See Thursday, Jan. 25.

Book of Days continues. See Friday.



Sunrise: 7:34am; Sunset 5:19pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

COMEDY Kitsch Alive!, 8pm, Sam's Place. 21+ show. $3.

LECTURE "101 Reasons to Try Being Veggie," Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. 343-8055. FREE.

MUSIC 10-minute Sound-Bytes: Lisa & Brian McWhorter play strange, new music, 11:54am, Collier House Living Room, UO. FREE.

So Percussion, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses Jackson county libraries surviving the loss of federal funding w/Ronnie Budge, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" features Mark Quigley, English, discussing Irish literature, noon today, 11:30pm Tu, 11:30am W on cable ch. 29; 8pm W on cable ch. 23.



Sunrise 7:33am; Sunset 5:20pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

FILM Russian Film Series: On the Nameless Height by Vyacheslav Nikiforov, 7pm, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Wine tasting: "Meet the winemaker: Napa Valley's Beaucanon Estates," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Community Conversations panel on "Racial Profiling," 7:30pm, Collier Lounge, Hamilton Complex, UO. 346-1977. FREE.

MUSIC Rose Hill Drive, 5:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Pacific Rim Gamelan, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" discusses Vandana Shiva's The Politics of Food, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses land use and keeping history alive w/George Kramer & John Enders, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 7:32am; Sunset 5:22pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL A gallery talk by Sarah Grew on "Tendrils & Boughs" exhibit, 7pm, Maude Kerns Art Center. $2 sug. don.

FILM Chi-hwa-seon by Kwon-Tae Im, w/discussion, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Ethnic Studies Film Series: Life and Debt by Stephanie Black, 6pm, 240A McKenzie, UO. 346-1768. FREE.

The Secret, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

GATHERINGS Osher Lifelong Learning Institute town meeting, feat. Alexandre Dossin, 10am, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St. FREE.

Archimedes Movement for Health Care Reform public meeting, 7pm, EWEB. 334-1760. FREE.

LECTURES "Urban Catastrophes & Racial Anxieties: Los Angeles & the Politics of Disaster," Hee-Jung Joo, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

Architecture presents "The Museum at Red Location," Jo Noero, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Fritz Gearhart, Steven Pologe, Victor Steinhardt, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Rose Hill Drive, Western Aerial, The Tunnel Kings, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

The Ingredients, Maderas, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses making money on eBay w/Jude Hodge, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

VIGIL Peace vigil, 4:30pm, former Federal Courthouse. FREE.



Sunrise 7:30am; Sunset 5:23pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34

FILM Korean Film Series: Chi-hwa-seon by Kwon-Tae Im, 7pm, Int'l Resource Center, EMU, UO. 346-1521. FREE.

GATHERINGS Wine tasting: "Artistically-labeled Wine," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Eugene Bonsai Club meeting, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club. 686-6153. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Martha Gies speaks on "Where Imagination Meets the World: The Role of Research in Fiction/Nonfiction," 6:30pm, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St. 686-0189. $10.

"Readin' in the Rain" Drop-in Book Discussion: Providence of a Sparrow, 6:30pm, Bethel Library. FREE.

MUSIC The Dust Bowl Cavaliers, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

New Monsoon, Blue Turtle Seduction, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the controversial expansion of Mount Ashland Ski Area w/Bill Little & Eric Navickas, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Imagine the Possibilities w/Marc Allen, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Kimberly Akimbo continues. See Thursday, Jan. 25.



THURSDAY, JAN. 25 "Rethinking U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East," David Bernell, 7pm, Venetian Theater, 241 1st Ave., Albany. FREE.

Extreme Theater 2: Electric Boogaloo, an ACTeens improv show, 8pm today, tomorrow and Jan. 27, Albany Civic Theater. www.albanycivic.org$7-$10.

FRIDAY, JAN. 26 Jacques Despres, piano, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $7.

Laura Kemp, Tony Kaltenberg, 8:30pm, Bombs Away Café. $8.

SUNDAY, JAN. 28 Travels at the Tripp Film Series: "Prague to Paris and a Cruise," 2pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, Albany. $7, $6 stu., sr.

Crossroad Int'l Film Festival: Lagaan (India) at 2pm; Red Satin (Tunisia) at 7:30pm, Avalon Cinema. www.oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads$8, $6 stu., child.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 "The Changemakers: Ethical Leadership & Real Power," Naomi Wolf, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

THURSDAY, FEB. 1 Brown Bag Travel Series: "Lake Constance (Boden See, Germany)," Marv Gloege, noon, Benton County Historical Museum. FREE.



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

THURSDAY, JAN. 25 Third Angle New Music Quartet presents "Tango Junkie," 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Lincoln Performance Hall, PSU, PDX. www.thirdangle.org$25-$30.

George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, Taylor Swift, 7:30pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 26 56th Annual Agate & Mineral Show, 9:30am-5:30pm today, tomorrow & Jan. 28, OMSI, PDX. FREE w/museum admission.

Earl Greyhound, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Soda Pop Kids, 10pm, Dante's, PDX. 21+ show. $10.

The Flat Mountain Girls, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SATURDAY, JAN. 27 World's Toughest Rodeo, 7:30pm, Rose Garden, PDX. $15-$37.

Portland Chamber Orchestra presents "All American," 8pm, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, PDX. $25, $20 stu., sr.

Subtle, Pigeon John, Brokaw, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+ show. $10.

"How To Live Practically Free on Absolutely Nothing," presentation, Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N. 2nd St., Silverton. Register, trinityevents@wildblue.net or 503-874-9481. FREE.

The Jake Blair Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, JAN. 28 Crystal Ballroom 93rd Birthday Free-For-All, feat. Menomena, Avett Bros., marimba bands, belly dancers, more, 1pm-midnight, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. FREE.

Chris Johanson gallery talk, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. FREE w/museum admission.

TUESDAY, JAN. 30 "The Causes & Effects of Global Warming," Peter U. Clark, 7pm, Banquet Center, Oregon Zoo, PDX. www.oregonzoo.org$6.75-$9.75.

Ron Sexsmith, Annie Stela, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+ show. $12.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 Bellydance Superstars, 8pm, Aladdin Theatre, PDX. $25 adv., $28 dos.

THURSDAY, FEB. 1 Carbon Leaf, 8pm, Aladdin Theatre, PDX. $13 adv., $15 dos.



Register your kids (ages 5-14) living in Springfield, Pleasant Hill, Lowell, Dexter and Creswell for Willamette Valley Little League. 6pm Jan. 31 at Pleasant Hill Middle School; 6pm Feb. 5 at Papa's Pizza, Spfd.; 5pm Feb. 10 at Regional Sports Center, Spfd. 744-7070.

LCC is seeking all nursing program graduates for the Nursing Alumni Reunion Luncheon on May 19. Go to the LCC nursing webpage or mail contact information to LCC Foundation, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405. Foundation@lanecc.edu or 463-5538.

Farmers who would like to participate in OSU/Lane County Extension Service's pesticide collection program during the month of February please see http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/horticulture/index.phpor call 682-4243.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks volunteers for its 2007 summer camps across the country. www.mda.org/clinics/campor 800-572-1717.