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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 2.1.07



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

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A quick scroll through their tour schedule for the past three years reveals Floater likes to play these cities: Portland, Seattle, Bend, Chico, Boise, Mesa, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and, of course, Eugene. Sprinkled in there are shows in Corvallis, Veneta, Ashland and Grants Pass, meaning these guys reward their Oregon constituents with ample opportunities to see them live. We last saw Floater at the McDonald in late October, debuting their latest album Stone by Stone. Since then, the guys have been — big surprise — working on new tracks! True to the band's self-sufficient nature, lead singer Rob Wynia (pictured) is offering new solo tracks for sale on his MySpace page. Though it's fitting for the reigning de facto Oregon rock band to be in the state's largest city, maybe it's time Floater moved back to Eugene, replanted their roots and nurtured their fervent followers. We can't get enough of them. See Saturday Calendar.



Back in 2005 we traveled to Mongolia to volunteer at the national radio and TV station. We attended a few traditional concerts, many of which featured an exalted performance by a rotund man with a deep voice. But we were somehow always more amazed by his backing band, usually consisting of at least one woman who could play Beethoven on a horsehead fiddle with as much passion as Jimi Hendrix on a Stratocaster. Add to this mix female throat singers, simply unheard of in the male-dominated Mongolian and Tuvan cultures, and you have the prime ingredients for kick-ass cross-cultural punk rock: traditional cultures, unique vocals and feminine empowerment. All this and more takes place at Saturday's Tyva Kyzy show at Tsunami Books. Described as "throat singing at its stupefying best," this quintet of world touring Central Asian women (Damyrang Ailanmaa, on the fiddle, pictured) will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The show promises to be a treat … and a nice balance to those less Floater-inclined. See Saturday Calendar.



Last week we recommended the Last Friday Artwalk, and now here we are touting this week's First Friday ARTWalk. We're either walking hypocrites or just really like those events that get us on our feet and in the streets. Besides, art walks are great entertainment; they're like bar hopping for the genteel crowd. This week's tour starts at Opus6ix and is led by Opus6ix curator Robert Canaga, who will discuss the opening of the 6ix's exhibition of contemporary Mayan paintings. Stop #2 highlights the "Tokaido to Oregon" exhibit of prints and watercolors by Walt Padgett at White Lotus Gallery. Stop #3 pauses at DNA Photographic for a look at Rick Maday's recent photographs of the "feminine form" (a two day exhibit, so see it on the walk or on Saturday). The final stop has Holly Werner's floral paintings (pictured below) on exhibit at La Follette Gallery. So get out and do some walking, be it for art, civic engagement, free wine or whatever. See Friday Calendar.



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

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 LEAD's Plant-a-thon pre-meeting, 4:30pm, OP Office, EMU, UO. 346-3730. FREE

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

Eugene Bonsai Club meeting on "Shaping Trees," 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.

Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck, Mighty Ghosts of Heaven, Feed & Seed, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $4.

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

Kimberly Akimbo, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 3, Lord Leebrick Theatre. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. $10-$17.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Sunrise 7:29am; Sunset 5:25pm, Av High 49; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Lane Arts Council First Friday ARTWalk led by Robert Canaga, curator of Opus6ix, 5:30pm, begins at Opus6ix. See lanearts.org for stop details. FREE.

5pm openings include work by Ryan Bollinger, Evolved Ink & Image; sculpture by Brian Knowles & digital art by Hans Fuson, New Odyssey. 5:30pm openings include "From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics," Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; "Luminous Layers," work by Vince Carl & Juergen Eckstein, Jacobs Gallery; "Curves: In Praise of the Feminine Form," Rick Maday, DNA Photographic Gallery; Student-produced films & photography, DIVA; "Viva à la Mexico," work by Ellen Gabehart, New Zone Art Collective. 6pm openings include "Vibrant Petals," pastels by Holly Werner, La Follette Gallery.

DANCE Pippi Longstocking, 7:30pm today and 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $19, $12 youth.

FILM Swedish Film Series: Under the Sun by Colin Nutley, 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Tax-Aide, walk-in assistance, 10am-2:30pm today & tomorrow, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Celebrate Wear Red Day w/heart-healthy cooking demos, info, recipes, prizes, 10:30am-7pm, Hartwick's. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: "Bridging Communities: Franklin Corridor Study," w/Art Paz, Eric Gunderson & Mark Gillem, 11:50am, Eugene Hilton. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

34th Annual Boat & Sportsmen's Show, noon-9pm today, 10am-8pm tomorrow and 10am-5pm Feb. 4, Lane Events Center. $6, $1 child.

Franklin Corridor Planning Seminar, 5:30pm today and 9am-5pm tomorrow, Atrium Building, 10th & Olive St. www.aiaswo.orgFREE.

Readin' in the Rain: Umbrella Opening, w/Melissa Hart & birds from Cascades Raptor Center, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Tot Discovery Day: "Bears," ages 5 & under, 10am, Science Factory. $10 parent/child, $2 add'l child.

LECTURE "The Imaginal World of Alchemy," Ruthann Duncan, 7:30pm, the Shedd. $8, $5 stu.

MUSIC The Jazz Café (UO Jazz Combos), 8pm, 178 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Hokoyo (CD release), 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

The Ray Charles Manson Family Feud, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses Microsoft Vista w/David Pogue, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Church Women United in Eugene meeting, 9:15am, Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St. FREE.

Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. $5 sug. don.

THEATER Cottage Grove Theatre Rascals & Misery Loves Puppet Company present a rendition of The Princess Bride and puppet show "Sturgeon Moon," 6:30pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 9 & 10, Centro DelSol, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. $5, $2.50 under 21.

Othello, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 8-10, 15-17; 2pm Feb. 4 & 11, Blue Door Theater, LCC. 463-5761. $10, $8 stu.

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

Book of Days continues. See Thursday, Feb. 1.

Kimberly Akimbo continues. See Thursday, Feb. 1.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Sunrise 7:28am; Sunset 5:26pm, Av High 49; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted open studio weekend, artist studios in Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties will be open for visitors, noon-5pm today & tomorrow, various locations. Oregon Crafted guidebook required. www.oregoncrafted.orgHemali Patel presents on "The Art of Mehndi, or henna tattoos," 6pm, DIVA. $5.

BENEFITS Global Infusion, benefit for Dharmalaya Center, yoga, guest speakers & tribalation, 4pm, Fenario Gallery. $15-$20.

"Keys to Paradise," a benefit for Birth to Three, incl. auctions, raffles, food & music, 6pm, Valley River Inn. RSVP, 484-5316. $75.

DANCE Pippi Longstocking continues. See Friday.

FILM The Good Earth, 6pm, Lorane Grange. 942-2219. $7 sug. don.

GATHERINGS "Arts for Everybody" seminar, 9am-2:30pm, Hilyard Community Center. Register, 682-5311. FREE.

"Intro to Computers," hands-on instruction, 10am, Downtown Library. FREE.

"Editing Digital Pictures" presentation, 10am, Campbell Community Center. 682-5318. FREE.

Wilde Chats, discussion group, 10:30am, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. 762-1046. FREE.

River Road Community Celebration, 1pm-9pm, Park District Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Dr. FREE.

Alternative Education Fair, 1pm-4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

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

Franklin Corridor Planning Seminar continues. See Friday.

Tax-Aide continues. See Friday.

Boat & Sportsmen's Show continues. See Friday.

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

Snapdragon Puppet Productions presents "Puss in Boots," 1pm & 3pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

"Light and Color" Family Day, 1pm-4pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. $3, $5 family.

Storytime: Pajamarama, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Joseph Millar reads from his new book of poetry Fortune, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Atrium Amateur Hour: "Sacred Harp Singers — singing shape note tunes," 2pm, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Tony Furtado, 2pm; Williston, 3pm, CD World. FREE.

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

Debra Mathis (CD release), 7pm, The Beanery on 5th. FREE.

The Dry Gulch Ramblers, swing dance, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3, $5 couple.

Crystal Singing Bowl, 7:30pm, house concert. 342-1967. $10 sug. don.

Tyva Kyzy, 8pm, Tsunami Books. $16.50 adv., $18 dos.

Floater (CD release), Grynch, 9pm, McDonald Theater. $13 adv., $15 dos.

Tony Furtado Band, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Gill Landry, Oz Street Fossils, Skillet, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Cascade Mycological Society Foray, 10am, meet at Umpqua Nat'l Forest ranger station, Cottage Grove. www.cascademyco.orgor 431-0060. FREE.

Licorice Ferns & Other Delicious Plants Walk, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3, $5 family.

Obsidians trips: Odell Lake (moonlight walk), S'shoe; Ray Benson, X-ski; Walk to Wildlife Refuge, hike, 4.5 miles; Yoran Lake, X-ski. See YMCA board for details.

THEATER Book of Days continues. See Thursday, Feb. 1.

Kimberly Akimbo continues. See Thursday, Feb. 1.

The Princess Bride and "Sturgeon Moon" continue. See Friday.

Othello continues. See Friday.

The Woman in Black continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER LEAD's Plant-a-thon: tree planting at Green Island, 8am-1:30pm. 346-3730. FREE.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Sunrise 7:27am; Sunset 5:27pm, Av High 49; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted continues. See Saturday.

BENEFIT Benefit for No Mas Muertes, humanitarian group, w/Guadalupe Quinn, Lo Nuestro, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$15.

FILM Ballet Russes, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Living Gently with the Earth: A Sustainability Faire," 10am-1pm, Temple Beth Israel. 485-7218. FREE.

Rainbow Family potluck, 1pm-6pm, Growers' Market. FREE.

Boat & Sportsmen's Show continues. See Friday.

LECTURE "The Latest Developments in Psychotherapy & Biofeedback for the Brain," informational lecture, 2pm, Community Room, 5th St. Market. RSVP, 343-5253. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS The Red Sofa Poets read from their work, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Evensong presents J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 18, 4pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St. Don.

Johnsmith, 5pm, house concert, 1560 Roundup Dr. laurie@lauriedrummond.com or 485-3712. $15, $10 stu.

University Symphony, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Dosh, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $6.

Deerhoof, Blackblack, Little Girl Big Spoon, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Lichen Walk, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3.

Obsidians trips: Midnight Lake, X-ski, 6 miles; Rosary Lakes, X-ski. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Center for Sacred Sciences presents the video Father Keating: The Contemplative Life, 11am, 1571 Buck St. 345-0102. FREE.

Reconciliation seminar led by Rev. Polly Dozier, 2pm, Unity of the Valley. 345-9913. Don.

THEATER Book of Days continues. See Thursday, Feb. 1.

Othello continues. See Friday.

The Woman in Black continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Take down/clean up the Iraq War Body Count Project, 10am, Lillis, UO. FREE.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Sunrise: 7:26am; Sunset 5:29pm, Av High 49; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for the UO's Craft Center Staff art exhibit, 4pm, Adell McMillan Gallery, EMU, UO. FREE.

LECTURES "Managing Parking for Livable Cities," Donald Shoup, noon, Downtown Library. FREE.

Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands Project presents "Oregon's Back-country Roadless Areas: Values & Threats," 6:30pm, Downtown Library. 344-0675. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Symphonic Band presents "Overtures & Solos," 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr., $8 family.

Street Named James, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the proposed gas pipeline from Coos Bay to Northern California, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" features Tariq Jaffer, religious studies, discussing Medieval Islam, noon today, 11:30pm Tu, 11:30am W on cable ch. 29; 8pm W on cable ch. 23.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Sunrise 7:24am; Sunset 5:30pm, Av High 49; Av Low 34

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

GATHERINGS "Take Care of Your Knees Through Life," talk, 10am, Campbell Community Center. 682-5318. FREE.

Eugene Vestibular support group, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., Rm. 325. 345-3212. FREE.

Wine tasting: "WineLand: New Zealand wines," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Intro to Permaculture, informal talk by Jude Hobbs, 5pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Compassionate Friends support group, 7pm, PeaceHealth, 1162 Willamette St. 689-1626. FREE.

Ridgeline Montessori School information session, 7pm, 2855 Lincoln St. www.ridgeline.orgFREE.

Reiki exchange, 7pm, EWEB. 726-8737. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES "3-D Valentines," for grades 4-8, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LECTURE "The Genus Erythronium in western North American," Ed Alverson, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

MUSIC Kenny Barron, 7:30pm, the Shedd. $28-$36.

Mike Dillon's GoGo Jungle, Eleven Eyes, Gabby La La, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Beyond Vietnam, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses solar powered & electric engines for cars, motorcycles & bicycles, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Island Park to Autzen Bridge, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Prayers for Peace, interfaith services, 7pm, Central Presbyterian Church. FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Sunrise 7:23am; Sunset 5:32pm, Av High 49; Av Low 34

BENEFIT New Zone's benefit for Eugene PeaceWorks, feat. Peter Giri Trio, 7:30pm, New Zone Art Collective, 164 W. Broadway. $5.

GATHERINGS Windows on Waldorf, 8:30am-10:30am, Eugene Waldorf School. RSVP, 683-6951. FREE.

"Alternatives to conventional mental health care," community discussion, 5:30pm, 454 Willamette, 2nd Floor. 345-9106. FREE.

Wine tasting & appetizers, 5:30pm, Ambrosia. $15.

Group Healing Circle, info session, 6:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. RSVP, 653-0446. FREE.

LCC Preview Night, 7pm, LCC gym, bldg. 5. FREE.

Combatants for Peace presentation, w/Shimon Katz & Sulaiman Al Hamri, 7pm, Temple Beth Israel. FREE.

Community Conversations panel on "The Wal-Mart Debate: Good for America?" 7:30pm, Walton Complex, UO. 346-1977. FREE.

LECTURES "Art & Politics: Picasso's Korean War paintings and Abstract Art of Korea & Japan, 1950s-60s," Young-Mok Chung, 4pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

UO's School of Architecture & Allied Arts presents "Back to Zero," Michael Sorkin, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Alfonso Maya, benefit for Crest Drive Elementary, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8, $4 child.

Oregon Wind Ensemble, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Tim Reynolds, Marcus Eaton, Laura Kemp, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15.

Hello Stranger, The Broken West, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

Zs, 9pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

Adam Hurst, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses slowing down the aging process & enhancing your mental & physical abilities, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Drumming circle, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal St. 485-0035. Don.

THEATER The Big Knife, 8pm today, tomorrow, Feb. 9-10, 15-17, Arena Theatre, 104 Villard, UO. $4-$6.

The Glass Menagerie preview performance, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Hult Center. www.willrep.org$12-$20.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Sunrise 7:22am; Sunset 5:33pm, Av High 50; Av Low 34

FILM Korean Film Series: Shiri by Je-gyu Kangat, 7pm, Int'l Resource Center, EMU, UO. 346-1521. FREE.

GATHERINGS Project Homeless Connect, 9am-3pm, Lane Events Center. FREE.

Memory Loss support group, 10am, Junction City Retirement Center. FREE.

Wine tasting: "Taboo: Naughty Wines for V-Day," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

"Visions of Hope," Dept. of Peace reports on recent D.C. protest, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Book Buzz: Alice in Wonderland, arts & crafts, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

LECTURES "One-and-a-half Generation Mexican Youth in Oregon: Pursuing the Mobility Dream," Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, 2pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

"Sea Kayaking Iceland," Shawna Franklin, Leon Somme & Chris Duff, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. $3, FREE UO stu.

LITERARY ARTS Romance Languages presents "Translating Vallejo," Clayton Eshelman, 5:30pm, 112 Lillis, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Suzuki Strings program, 12:15pm, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Strings concert, 7pm, Eugene Waldorf School. FREE.

Martin Storrow, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $6.

Pink Floyd … Dark Side of the Wizard (tribute show), 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses tips for making reservations & traveling by plane, train or rental car, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Even God Believes in Evolution w/Martin Hewlett & Ted Peters, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Hedwig and the Angry Inch preview performance, 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. $10.

House and Garden (linked plays), 7:30pm today, tomorrow, Feb. 10 and 15-17, South Eugene High School. 687-3521. $8, $5 stu., sr. ($8-$14 for both plays).

Book of Days continues. See Thursday, Feb. 1.

The Big Knife continues. See Wednesday.

The Glass Menagerie continues. See Wednesday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEB. 2 Linn County Home Show, 3pm-9pm today, 10am-8pm tomorrow, 11am-5pm Feb. 4, Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany. Don.

Eco-Film Festival: Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America by Jeff Barrie, 7pm, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. FREE.

An opening for work by Marilyn Kent, 8pm, Interzone, Corvallis. FREE.

Dar Williams, 8pm, Corvallis High School Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. $24.50.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3 "This is Your Brain on Music," Daniel Levitin, 7pm, 202 Benton, OSU. FREE.

Emerald City Jazz Kings presents "At the Movies with Warner Bros." 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $22-$30.

SUNDAY, FEB. 4 Crossroad Int'l Film Festival: Red Satin (Tunisia) at 2pm; Lost Boys of Sudan (USA) at 6pm; The Man Who Copied (Brazil) at 8pm, Avalon Cinema. www.oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads$8, $6 stu., child.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7 Cholesterol screening, 6:30am-8:30am, Corvallis Senior Center. 768-5090 for appt. $15.

Corvallis/OSU Symphony Orchestra presents Bach, Brahms & Beethoven, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $12-$30.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8 Brown Bag Travel Series: "Croatia & Slovenia," Jackie Paulson, noon, Benton County Historical Museum. FREE.

"The Issue of the 'Colonial' in Taiwan's History," Douglas Fix, 4pm, Rm. 208, MU, OSU. FREE.

 

ON THE ROAD

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

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 2 BodyVox presents "First Impressions, v.5," 7pm today & tomorrow, Columbia Dance Center, 1700 Broadway, Vancouver, Wash. www.bodyvox.com$30, $24 stu., sr.

Bend WinterFest, feat. music, art walks, ice skating, more, noon-10pm today & tomorrow; 10:30am-4pm Feb. 4, various locations, Bend. www.bendwinterfest.com

The Summit Underground, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SATURDAY, FEB. 3 Opening of "Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & other Riches" exhibit, 9am-5pm today through May 6, OMSI, PDX. www.omsi.edu

Blue Man Group presents "How to be a Megastar 2.0," 8pm, Memorial Coliseum, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Eric Hatcher and the Worker Bees, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, FEB. 4 "Reflections on Immortality," Kathleen McLaughlin, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. $10.

MONDAY, FEB. 5 The Roots, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $27.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8 Suzan-Lori Parks, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. www.literary-arts.org$26.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Auditions will be held for OFAM's two summer musicals, South Pacific and Babes in Arms, by appointment from 10am-4pm Sat., Feb. 3. 687-6526.

Lord Leebrick Theatre's Education Program will hold auditions for its youth production of Wiley and the Hairy Man on Feb. 10 & 17. Boys and girls, ages 9-14. 684-6988 for appointment.

Springfield Academy of Arts & Academics will hold auditions for next year's students at 7:30pm on Feb. 7 & 15. www.athree.orgor 744-6728 for appointment.

 

 

FEBRUARY ONGOING EVENTS

thursdays

ARTS/VISUAL Open Art Studio, 6pm-9pm, M.E.C.C.A. 302-1810. $2-$5/hr.

GATHERING HIV testing & STD clinic, 1pm-3pm Thursdays & Tuesdays, Lane Co. Public Health. 682-4041. $30 fee, can be deferred.

Cascadia's Ecosystem Advocates meeting, 5pm, Emerald City Coffeehouse. 688-2600.

Bi and Beyond group meeting, 6pm, EMU, UO.

Eugene Chess Club meeting, 7pm, Vet's Club. 485-5471.

Womenspace LGBT drop-in/support group, 7:30pm. 302-2417.

English/Scottish Country Dance, 7:30pm, Drama Studio, Willamette High School. FREE.

Ballroom, latin, swing dance, 8pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 344-7591. www.eugenefolkdancers.com

KIDS Baby storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

Pre-school storytime, 10:30am, Bethel & Sheldon Libraries. 682-8316.

MUSIC The Lunch Crowd with Dirty Mac, 10am daily, Emerald City Coffee House, 347 W. 5th Ave.

All Acoustic Music Jam, 10:30-noon, Campbell Community Center. 682-5318. 25 cents.

Piano Club, play or listen, almost any day, Eugene Hilton. Michael, 687-4647.

SPIRITUAL Bhagavad-gita reading & study, 6pm, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. 687-1093. www.scsashram.orgFREE.

VOLUNTEER Help the Delta Ponds Enhancement Project, 1pm, Delta Ponds. 913-1292.

fridays

GATHERINGS Queer Straight Alliance of LCC meetings, 1pm Fridays and 3pm Tuesdays, 222 Building 1, LCC. 463-3245.

Boogie Club meeting: one-hour dance party, 3pm, lawn behind UO Library. www.myspace.com/boogieclub

GLBTQ Youth Group for ages 13-18, 4pm, Amazon Community Center. 684-3466.

Men's & women's gay/straight AA, 6pm, 1414 Kincaid. 484-6259.

Ballroom dance, 7:30pm, 220 Gerlinger Hall, 15th & University, UO. 346-6025.

Ballroom dance, 8:30pm, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268. $7-$10.

KIDS Pre-school storytime, 10:30am, Bethel Library. 682-5766.

ON THE AIR Informed Talk, Eugene/Springfield community dialogue, 4pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

VOLUNTEER Construct raised beds, sow seeds, learn propagation and more, 2pm, Alton Baker Park Native Plant Nursery. 913-1292.

saturdays

GATHERINGS Wilde Chats, discussion group, 10:30am 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. 762-1046. FREE.

Co-Dependents Anonymous Serenity Meeting, noon, White Bird Clinic.

Community Puppet Theater clinics, 10am-3pm, call 206-4678 for location. Sliding scale.

Tango dance, 8pm, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org $5.

Ballroom dance, 8:30pm, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268. $7.

KIDS Family Music Time, 10:15am, Downtown Library & Bethel Library (Spanish/English). 682-8316.

Planetarium viewings, "Hubble's Universe," 2pm Saturdays and Sundays, through March 31, Science Factory. $4.

Dog Tale Time, kids read to dogs, 2pm, Downtown Library. Register, 682-5450. FREE.

MUSIC DJ Chin, 10am-noon, Wandering Goat Coffee Roasters, 268 Madison.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene GLBTQ Frontrunners meeting, 9am, 15th & Agate. 683-2692 or 484-6259.

Bicycle polo, balls and mallets provided, 2pm-5pm, River Bicycle Path between River House and Owen Rose Garden. bikepolo@gentlewave.com

Northwest Association for Adult Competitive Kickball games, 2pm Saturdays and Sundays, Skinner Butte Park. www.myspace.com/eugene_nwaack

SPIRITUAL Christian Zen Meditation Sessions, 9am, south Eugene location. 510-8804 or alan@heartawake.org for directions. FREE.

Adyashanti—video, meditation, inquiry, 4:30pm, River Rd. area. 461-8044 or 206-2589. $2 sug. don.

VOLUNTEER Remove invasive species, 9:30am-12:30pm every 3rd Saturday of month, F.M. Wilkins Picnic Shelter, Hendricks Park. Snacks, water, tools & gloves provided.

sundays

GATHERING Hot & Sizzling Coffee Social, 1pm, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. Don.

Discussion group: UO, Nike, nanotechnology, eminent domain, privitization & militarization, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza.

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

International dance, 7:15pm, In Shape Fitness, 2681 Willamette. $3, $2 stu, sr.

MUSIC Day Trippin' w/DJ Chucky G., noon, Wandering Goat Coffee Roasters, 268 Madison.

ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" with Reverend Marc Time, 10am, KWVA 88.1 FM. www.kwvaradio.org

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GLBT tennis group (weather permitting), noon, Polk Street Tennis Court. 345-4057.

SPIRITUAL Chenrezig (Bodhisattva of Compassion) practice, 10am, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. www.ngscl.org

Meditation and practice of the Buddha Path, 11am, Dzogchen Dharma Center, 2895 Oak St.

Bhakti Yoga, Kirtan—Devotional chanting, 6pm, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. www.scsashram.orgFREE.

Way of the Tao Drum Medicine Wheel, 7pm 2nd and 4th Sundays, Yurt, 2826 Floral Hill. 915-5723. Donation.

mondays

ARTS/VISUAL MuseArt drawing/painting group, draw local musicians, 6:30pm, the 5th Street Beanery. 543-9704. $5 sug. don.

GATHERINGS Drop-in group for survivors of sexual assault/abuse, 7pm, Sexual Assault Support Services, 591 W. 19th Ave. 484-9791.

Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, noon, St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

HIV testing for the general public, 4pm-7pm, HIV Alliance. 342-5088.

Poker Night, 6pm, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. 726-1046.

Men's gay/straight AA, 6pm, 1414 Kincaid. 484-6259.

UO juggling club, 6pm, B-50 Gerlinger. 346-4436. $1, FREE stu.

Springfield Jazz Chorus rehearsals, 7pm, 418 A St. 744-1097.

Sing & perform Russian music, 7pm, Eugene Hotel. 747-7416.

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

Afro-Brazilian dance study group w/live music, 8pm, Core Star Cultural Center, 439 W. 2nd Ave. FREE.

MUSIC 10-minute Sound Bytes: Strange, new music, 11:50am, Collier House Living Room, UO. FREE.

ON THE AIR Amy Goodman's Democracy NOW!, 7am M-F, KWVA 88.1 FM and 5pm M-F, CTV Channel 29.

Inform Radio, progressive news and community affairs, 6:30pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

"Blood on the Saddle," country & western favorites with the Kranky Kowboy, 7pm, KWVA 88.1 FM. Request line: 346-0645.

SPIRITUAL Heal Your Body, breathing, meditation, stretching, 4pm, 2580 Hilyard. 461-7789. $5 don.

Medicine Wheel Prayer Circle, 6pm, 459 N. 8th, Cottage Grove. Sofia, 654-1245.

Women's Bible studies, 6:30pm, Testimonies Coffee House & Bookstore. 935-0858.

"Reflections on the Life of the Spirit" study circle, 6:30pm, Baha'i Center. 344-7899.

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

tuesdays

ARTS/VISUAL Open studio, bring projects and ideas to work on, 11am-4pm, Applegate Art Gallery, Veneta. 935-4286.

GATHERINGS HIV testing & STD clinic, 1pm-3pm, Lane Co. Public Health, 135 E. 6th Ave. 682-4041. $30, can be deferred.

Gay/queer/trans/bisexual men's HIV testing night, 5pm-8pm, HIV Alliance, 1966 Garden Ave. 342-5088.

Queer Line for LGBTQQA youth, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Rm. 202, LCC DTC, 1159 Willamette. queerline@gmail.com

Bi & Beyond meets 5:30pm 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, EMU, UO. 346-3360. FREE.

Citizens for Public Accountability (CPA) meets 7pm 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Rm. 202, South Eugene High School.

Food Addicts Anonymous meeting, 7pm, Westside Christian Church. www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

International dance, 7:30pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 344-4172. www.eugenefolkdancers.com$1.50.

West Coast Swing dance, 7:30pm, Rock 'n' Rodeo. 687-9464. FREE.

KIDS Toddler storytime, 10am, Barnes and Noble. 687-0356.

Toddler storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

ON THE AIR "Anarchy Radio" with John Zerzan, 9pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

SPIRITUAL Prayers for Peace, interfaith service hosted by TRIM, 7pm through Feb. 27, Central Presbyterian Church. FREE.

Open Sky Shambhala Meditation group, 7pm, 100 West Q Street, Spfd. 726-1988.

Truth For Today study, 7pm, Harlow Lodge. 915-1351.

Spritual Renewal, 7pm, Priory Farm, 32646 Saginaw Rd., Cottage Grove. 767-0953. Don.

Christian Zen Meditation Sessions, 7pm, south Eugene location. 510-8804 or alan@heartawake.org for directions. FREE.

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

VOLUNTEER Weed, prune, mulch and plant in the Rhododendron Garden, 9am, Hendricks Park. 682-5324.

Learn about native plants while helping with upkeep and maintenance, 2pm, Stream Team Native Plant Nurseries. 913-1292.

wednesdays

GATHERINGS "Open Hall," visit and tour the Jaqua Concert Hall, noon, tours at 1pm, The Shedd Institute, 868 High. 687-6526.

Queer friendly writers group, 4pm, Suite 34, EMU, UO.

Peace demonstration, 4pm, Federal Bldg.

Co-Dependents Anonymous Women's Open Step Study meeting, 5:30pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Queer Women's Night, 6pm-9pm, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln. 762-1046.

HIV-Poz social and support group, 6pm, HIV Alliance. 342-5088.

Hemp Cannabis meeting, 6:30pm, Community TV Station, behind Sheldon High School.

Fun, real-life practice using Nonviolent Communication's "Language of Compassion," 7pm, call 484-7366 for location and information. Don.

Chess Knight, informal, open play for all ages and skill levels, 7pm-9pm, River Road Parks, 1400 Lake Dr.

Rapid HIV tests for gay/bi/queer/trans men (incentives available), afternoons, Lane Co. Public Health. Greg, 682-3959, or Michael, 342-5088 for an appointment.

Swing dance, 8pm, Tango Center. www.eugenelindy.com$4.

KIDS Pre-school storytime for ages 3-6 and lapsit storytime for up to age 3, 10am, Springfield Library.

Pre-school storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

Children's storytime (new & old favorites), 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble.

ON THE AIR "Live Archive," featuring full length, unreleased bootleg concerts spanning the past three decades, 9pm, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION OP Kayak Pool Sessions, 7:30pm-9pm, Gerlinger Pool, UO. 346-4365. $5, $3 UO stu.

SPIRITUAL Circle of Reflection, 7pm, 1130 Mill St. 747-3887. Don.

Free lecture on transcendental meditation, 7:30 pm, The Maharishi Enlightenment Center, 1509 Willamette. 684-4801.

Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation practice, 6:30pm, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. www.ngscl.org

Eckhart Tolle Power of Now Practicing Presence group meeting, 10am, Unity of the Valley Church; 7pm, 2869 Adams. Blanche, 344-6606.

Kirtan with Jaya Lakshmi and friends, community gathering for prayer and meditation, 7pm, Dharmalaya. 342-7621. $5-$10 sug. don.

Reiki treatments, all day, Campbell Senior Center. Make appointment at 682-5318. Donation.

VIGIL Peace vigil, 4:30pm, old Federal Building.