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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 2.8.07

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Maybe it was all a dream, or maybe we were just suffering from heat exhaustion due to a packed WOW Hall in 110 degree heat, but ever since Neko Case's show last June we're still pinching ourselves in disbelief. Maybe it was the combination of her firecracker lullabies, her whip-smart Chicagoan backup singer and the feverish pitch of a sweaty summer night that made us wake the next morning with a smile on our faces. Well, now she's back and in a bigger, cooler venue at the McDonald (hopefully they won't blast the spotlight in her eyes this time). The season is different — and so are our moods — so we suspect, and expect, different shades of emotion from this songstress. Besides, she's touring in support of a live album, Live in Austin, TX, so the live show is, like, her thing! See Thursday, Feb. 15 Calendar.

All over the cuntry, er, country, women and men are mounting productions of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues to benefit programs that help women and children survive and leave violent situations. If you've somehow escaped this theatrical juggernaut, or you're just a die-hard fan, you've got two chances to see it at the UO's EMU Ballroom on Valentine's Day and Feb. 16. Proceeds will go to Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), Breaking Free (a marvelous program for young adults to help prevent sexual violence) and Womenspace. See Wednesday Calendar.

UO student Dam Lam, with the support of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon and other student associations, wants to bring urban dance culture to the surface by hosting a Breakdance Battle at the EMU Friday. The event features at least 16 professional breakdancing groups who will head spin their brains out for the awesome cash prize of $200. While everyone is welcome to participate in the battle, you must show up around 6:30 pm to register. "Breakdancing battles have the intensity of a fight but instead in a dance form. All breakdancers have their own unique style so it's very interesting and entertaining to watch," says Lam. All proceeds go to benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. See Friday Calendar.

Something's brewing at the Lane Events Center this weekend, and we mean that in the literal sense. KLCC's Microbrew Festival pulls together more than 48 brewers from all over the country to the fairgrounds to celebrate the best in independent suds. The highlight is the annual Collaboration Brew, where all five of Eugene's breweries — whether they're truly "local" does not, nor should not, matter in this case — create their unique interpretation of the dry Irish stout. Also be sure to check out the winner of the Home Brew Competition, flip through the cheap records and CDs on sale at the Micro Music Sale or take a seat, eat some grub (all those hops and yeast on an empty stomach is a surefire tummy-turner) and catch the sounds of The Sugar Beets on Friday or Eleven Eyes on Saturday. All proceeds benefit KLCC 89.7 FM, so your greenbacks stay local. See Friday Calendar.


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

FILM ASLCC screens Eyes on the Prize, 3pm, LCC Cafeteria. FREE.

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

GATHERINGS 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.

Forestland Dwellers/Oregon Toxic Alliance town hall meeting, 7pm, Twin Oaks Elementary School. 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 "Translating Vallejo," Clayton Eshelman, 5:30pm, 112 Lillis, UO. FREE.

Readin' in the Rain discussion: Providence of a Sparrow, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

MUSIC Bambu Station, Nubron Tribe, 7pm, Fenario Gallery. $12 adv., $15 dos.

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

The Great All Merge presents "Dark Side of the Wizard," 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 Book of Days, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 10, Very Little Theatre. www.thevlt.comor 344-7751. $10-$14.

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).

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

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

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



Sunrise 7:21am; Sunset 5:34pm, Av High 50; Av Low 35

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for photography by Edward J. Pabor & EAC member artists, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center. FREE.

BENEFITS "Breakin' Down the EMU," breakdance tournament, benefit for OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 6:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. $12, $8 stu.

Casino Night, benefit for CASA of Lane County, 7pm-11pm, Oregon Community Credit Union Corporate Offices, 2880 Chad Dr. RSVP, 984-3132. $100.

COMEDY PotPie Improv, 11pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $5.

FILM Margaret Mead Film Festival: Al Otro Lado by Natalia Almada, 5pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Swedish Film Series: Pelle the Conqueror by Billie August, 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Il Postino, w/discussion, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. FREE.

Future So Bright, w/director Matt McCormick, 7pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal St. FREE.

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

City Club Friday Forum: "Higher Ed in Oregon: Investing in our Future," w/Mary Spilde & George Pernsteiner, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Copper Penny Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale, 10am-8pm today, 10am-7pm tomorrow and 10am-5pm Feb. 11, Lane Events Center. $3.

African Americans Influences in Science, presentations & exhibits, 11am-3:30pm, Bldg. 19, Rm. 102, LCC. FREE.

KLCC Microbrew Festival, 5pm-11pm today & tomorrow, Lane Events Center. 21+. www.klcc.org$10.

"Love to Skate" Recreational Team Competition, 5pm-8pm today, 8am-8pm tomorrow and 8am-2pm Feb. 11, Lane County Ice Arena. 682-3615. FREE.

Green Drinks progressives social, 5pm, World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Fun at Heart Carnival & Silent Auction, 5pm-9pm, Edgewood Community Elementary School. 485-5583. FREE.

Contra dance, 6:30pm, Eugene Waldorf School. $5 sug. don.

KIDS/FAMILIES Planetarium presentations on the night sky and hands-on activities & presentations by Mathworks, 9am-4pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, Science Factory.

LECTURE "From Area Studies to Cultural Studies: A Commentary on Paradigm Shifts in Research of Cultures," Liu Kang, 4pm, 132 Lillis, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Ann Marie Holmes reads & signs Earth Spirit Living, 7pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. FREE.

MUSIC Authority Zero, 6pm, CD World. FREE.

Dan Siegel & Richard Smith, 7:30pm, the Shedd. $15-$25.

The Tiffany Lamps, Sam Barber, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Zepparella, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $8.

Authority Zero, Rehab, A Change of Pace, Crazy Anglos, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks with Virginia Morell, writer for National Geographic & other magazines, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Willamette Pass, X-ski/S'shoe. See YMCA board for details.

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, Centro DelSol, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. $5, $2.50 under 21.

The Glass Menagerie, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 16-17, 23-24; 7:30pm Feb. 15 & 22; 2pm Feb. 18 & 25, Hult Center. www.willrep.org$15-$35.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 15-17, 22-24 and March 1-3, Lord Leebrick Theatre. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. $17 ($12 Thursdays).

The Woman in Black, 8pm today & tomorrow, Cottage Theater, Cottage Grove. 942-8001. $19, $17 stu., sr.

Book of Days continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

House and Garden continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

The Big Knife continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.



Sunrise 7:19am; Sunset 5:36pm, Av High 50; Av Low 35

ARTS/VISUAL "Embellishing St. Valentine's Day cards" w/Nichol Rauch, 2pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

BENEFITS "A Chocolate Affair," benefit for Camp Fire USA, feat. silent auction, chocolate carving contest, wine tasting, 2pm, Eugene Country Club, 255 Country Club Rd. 342-6338 x103. $25, $30 couple.

"A Night in Vienna," semi-formal Viennese ball, to benefit Arts Umbrella, 7pm, South Eugene High School cafeteria. 484-0473. $25, $15 stu. ($40, $25 stu. couple).

"Stupid Cupid Wine Party," benefits The Bearen Foundation, feat. silent auction, giveaways, music, games, 7:30pm, Territorial Winery. $12.

COMEDY PotPie Improv continues. See Friday.

DANCE Dance for a Reason, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $15.

GATHERINGS 7th Annual Heart Fair, feat. mall walk, blood pressure, heart rate & body mass index measurements, 8am-3pm, Valley River Center. FREE.

Christine Beamud, Eugene's police auditor, speaking at AAUW's monthly meeting, 9:30am, EWEB. www.eugeneaauw.org686-3271. FREE.

Aikido Friendship Seminar, 10am-noon, Best Martial Arts Institute, 1235 Willamette St. FREE.

"Shopping the Web Safely," 10am, Campbell Community Center. FREE.

"Intro to Computers II," 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Open house, 11am-1pm, Eugene Waldorf School. FREE.

Manga Character Drawing Clinic for Teens, noon, DIVA. $5.

Nearby Nature's 15th Birthday Party, feat. Kinder Critters, raffle, cake, music, 1pm-4pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Beatnik poetry reading, 2pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

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

Semi-formal dance, 8pm, StaverDanceSport. $10.

"A Knight to Remember," ISA Winter formal dance, 8pm, 220 Gerlinger, UO. $5, $4 UO stu.

Contra dance, feat. Full Circle, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym. $7.

Science Factory's hands-on activities & presentations continues. See Friday.

Copper Penny Antiques Show continues. See Friday.

KLCC Microbrew Festival continues. See Friday.

"Love to Skate" Recreational Team Competition continues. See Friday.

Tax-Aide continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Ginnie Lo reads Mahjong All Day Long, w/games, 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Book Buzz: Animation Magic, 2pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

Oregon Shadow Puppets presents "Jack and the Varmints," 1pm & 3pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Science Factory's planetarium presentations and hands-on activities continue. See Friday.

LITERARY ARTS Clayton Eshleman reads & signs his work, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Eugene Poetry Slam, feat. Eliel Lucero, 7:30pm, Fenario Gallery, 881 Willamette St. $5.

MUSIC Of Montreal, 3pm, CD World. FREE.

"If I Had a Hammer," Cristofori Consort presents Baroque Chamber Music, 3pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Dennis St. Germain & Hamilton Mays, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Emerald Valley Opry, 6:30pm, Powers Auditorium, Willamette High School. $5, $4 sr., $2 child.

Folk Music Singalong w/Walker T Ryan, Laura Kemp, Bob Marquis, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books. $7.

Eugene Composers Collective, 8pm, DIVA. $3 sug. don.

Lee Highway, The Buckles, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

Of Montreal, The Blow, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 dos.

The Klezmonauts, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Snowshoe hikes w/Oregon Wild & Cascadia Wildlands Project: Clear Lake or Maiden Peak roadless area, 3 miles, carpools depart at 9:30am. RSVP, 344-0675.

Obsidians trips: Gold Butte, X-ski, 8 miles; Three Fingered Jack, X-ski; Midnight Lake via Bechtel Shelter, X-ski; Ray Benson, X-ski, 10 miles; Salt Creek Falls, S'shoe, 3.5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARS rides: Junction City, 25 miles; Powerline Road, 35 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgTHEATER Blue's Clues: The Most Spectacular Place! preview performance, 2pm today & tomorrow, Actor's Cabaret, 996 Willamette St. $10.

Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, 7pm today & Feb. 16; 2pm tomorrow & Feb. 17, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. 1st Ave. 688-8260. $8.

The Glass Menagerie continues. See Friday.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues. See Friday.

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

The Woman in Black continues. See Friday.

Book of Days continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

House and Garden continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

The Big Knife continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

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



Sunrise 7:18am; Sunset 5:37pm, Av High 50; Av Low 35

FILM "The Ronny Turrell Film Festival," benefit for Relay for Life, noon, Bijou Cinemas. $10 sug. don.

The Fall '01, 3pm, DIVA. Don.

"Twisted Love & Memorable Characters," Best of the Eugene Film Festival, 7pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

GATHERINGS 19th Annual Record Convention, 10am-5pm, Eugene Hilton. $3, FREE child.

Piccadilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane Events Center. $1.50.

Winter Garden Tour w/Rachel Foster, 1pm, Wilkins Shelter, Hendricks Park. $3 sug. don.

Valentines semi-formal dance, feat. performance by Maria Tumanik & Vlad Anokhin, 6pm, Vet's Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St. $7, $4 stu.

Copper Penny Antiques Show continues. See Friday.

"Love to Skate" Recreational Team Competition continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Family Art Sundays: "African Arts & Community," 2pm, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. 726-8595. FREE.

LECTURE "19th Century Oregon Architectural Styles," Lee Roth, 2pm, Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS "Readin' in the Rain" Discussion: Providence of a Sparrow, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Clem Starck and Comet & Star read their poetry, 2pm, Mother Kali's. 543-5453. FREE.

Scott Lubbock reads his poetry, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Amelia Piano Trio, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $13-$32.

"An Afternoon of Baroque Music," 4pm, Central Lutheran Church. Canned food don.

SOAR II: The Importance of Communication in Sexuality, feat. Hot Sack o' Nuts, Jafar, The Ineffectuals, Green is for Go, Colonel Bagwells Special Price, 5pm-9pm, Cozmic Pizza. REVolution@pphsso.org FREE.

Vermillion Lies, Tom Heinl, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

Aqualung, Charlotte Martin, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15.

ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" broadcasts live from the Eugene Record Convention, 10am-2pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION 11th Annual Truffle Shuffle, 4 mile run, 2 mile run/walk, 300 yd. Kids' Fun Run, 12:45pm, Alton Baker Park. www.committedpartners.org$5-$20.

Singles Walk, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3.

GEARS rides: McKenzie View w/Sunderman, 35 miles; McKenzie View, 28 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

SPIRITUAL Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Service, 6:45pm, First Christian Church. FREE.

Kirtan w/Jaya Lakshmi, Priyo & Ankush, 8pm, The Spirit Moves, 1840 Willamette St. $10.

THEATER The Last Train to Hicksville (play reading), 2pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. Don.

Blue's Clues continues. See Saturday.

Cinderella continues. See Saturday.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.



Sunrise: 7:16am; Sunset 5:39pm, Av High 50; Av Low 35

FILM Kamp Katrina, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

GATHERING Intro to Reiki presentation, 1pm, Campbell Community Center. 682-5318. FREE.

LECTURE "Ho'ohemokolonaio: Why Political Decolonization is Not Enough for Kanaka Maoli in Hawai'i," Noenoe Silva, 7pm, 110 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Readin' in the Rain discussion: Providence of a Sparrow, 2pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

MUSIC Jazz Lab Bands II & III, 8pm, 178 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Jesse Meade, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Daveed Garterstein-Ross about his memoir My Year Inside Radical Islam, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 7:15am; Sunset 5:40pm, Av High 50; Av Low 35

BENEFIT "Art from the Heart," silent auction to benefit Head Start, 5:30pm, Café Today, Public Services Bldg., 125 E. 8th Ave. FREE.

FILM Rural Studio: An Architecture of Decency, 7pm, 177 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

Russian Film Series: My Big Armenian Wedding, Part I, by Rodion Nakhapetov, 7pm, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Lane County Youth Career Fair, 9am-1pm, Lane Events Center. FREE.

Community Conversations panel on "Western Love," 7:30pm, Walton Complex, UO. 346-1977. FREE.

"Blind Wine Tasting," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Eugene PeaceWorks weekly meeting, 5:15pm, Growers' Market Upstairs. 343-8548. FREE.

Intercambio: Conversation circles / Círculos de Conversacíon, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with Hora de Diversíon: "Latin American Games," for grades 1-6, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Valentine making, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Explorations Book Group: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC UO Chamber Choir & Schubert Chamber Orchestra, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Erin McKeown, Eleni Mandell, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" discusses Noam Chomsky's South American Rising, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses envisioning Shakespeare's play for a modern audience w/Libby Appel, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION OP Rock Climbing Clinic, 4pm today & Feb. 15, Student Rec Center, UO. 346-4365. $10 (shoes, harness, belay FREE to rent).

SPIRITUAL 4 Agreements Wisdom Circle, 7:30pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 461-1977. FREE.



Sunrise 7:13am; Sunset 5:41pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

BENEFIT "Something Extra Special" Valentine's, benefit for Planned Parenthood, feat. DJs Layla & Moonvoid, Luminessah belly dancers, Allure burlesque troupe, 9:30pm, Taboo, 23 W. 6th Ave. 21+ show. $5.

FILM Ethnic Studies Film Series: My Migrant Soul by Yasmine Kabir, 6pm, 240A McKenzie, UO. 346-1768. FREE.

GATHERINGS Relationship Check-up, private consultations for couples, families, individuals, noon-8pm, UO Center for Family Therapy, 720 E. 13th Ave. 346-3296. FREE.

Eugene Symphony guest artist Sir James Galway offers community clinic, 4pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Eugene Macintosh Users Group meeting, 6:30pm, Vet's Memorial Bldg. FREE.

"Save Our Snow & Global Cooling Tour" w/Alison Gannett, 7pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. $3, FREE UO stu.

Cajun/Zydeco dance, 7pm, World Café. FREE.

MUSIC Don Edwards, 7:30pm, the Shedd. $18.50-$26.50.

Joshua Radin, Schuyler Fisk, 6pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. $8 adv., $10 dos.

The Waybacks, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $12.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses preventing heart disease w/Dr. Ted Dodge, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

THEATER The Vagina Monologues, 7pm today & Feb. 16, EMU, UO. $7, $5 UO stu.



Sunrise 7:12am; Sunset 5:43pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

BENEFIT Willamette H.S. Speech & Debate Silent Auction & Student Speech-Off, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

DANCE Dance 2007 Faculty Concert, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 17, Dougherty Dance Theater, UO. $10, $5 stu., sr.

FILM Korean Film Series: Oldboy by Chan-wook Park, 7pm, Int'l Resource Center, EMU, UO. 346-1521. FREE.

GATHERINGS 20th Anniversary of Transitions to Success program, 4pm, Women's Center, Bldg. 1, LCC. FREE.

Wine tasting: "Big Red: Bold Wines," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Knot Tying clinic (Level I), 5:30pm, OP Barn, UO. 346-4365. FREE.

Dialogues on Nonviolence presents "Force vs. Violence," 7pm, First Congregational Church. 484-0923. FREE.

Peg Morton, Trudy Maloney & Dorothy Mack present their "Report from Fort Benning," 7pm, EMU, UO. 485-8633. FREE.

Bridging the Gap support group, 7pm, Willamette Christian Center. FREE.

Forestland Dwellers/Oregon Toxic Alliance town hall meeting, 7pm, Triangle Lake Grange, Blachly. FREE.

Snow Camping 101 clinic, 7pm, REI. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS "Readin' in the Rain" Discussion: Providence of a Sparrow, 2pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

Jack Hart discusses his book A Writer's Coach: An Editor's Guide to Words That Work, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.

Jesus Sepulveda & Paul Dresman read their poetry (in English & Spanish), 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Maxine Scates reads her poetry, 8pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Emerald City Jazz Kings presents "Swingin' on a Star: Bing Crosby & Paramount," 7:30pm today; 2pm Feb. 18, the Shedd. $22-$30.

Eugene Symphony presents "Sir James Galway Plays Mozart," 8pm, Hult Center. www.eugenesymphony.org

Neko Case, Eric Bachmann, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20.

Ida Viper, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2-$5.

Frank Zappa tribute night w/Ike Willis, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $12.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses television weather forecasting w/Scott Lewis, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses The Female Brain w/Louann Brizendine, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER I Shot My Rich Aunt, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, Feb. 17 and Feb. 22-24, Springfield High School auditorium. 517-9028. $5.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues. See Friday.

House and Garden continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.

The Big Knife continues. See Thursday, Feb. 8.



THURSDAY, FEB. 8 "The Issue of the 'Colonial' in Taiwan's History," a lecture by Douglas Fix, 4pm, Rm. 208, MU, OSU. FREE.

The Playboy of the Western World, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, Feb. 10 and Feb. 15-17, Withycombe Hall, OSU. 737-2784. $9, $7 sr., $5 stu.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9 Clayton Eshleman speaks on "Finding Inspiration through Art and History," 1pm, North Santiam Hall, LBCC, Albany. FREE.

Eco-Film Festival: Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification, 7pm, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. FREE.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10 Linn County Kennel Club Dog Show, 8am today & tomorrow, Linn County Expo Center, Albany. 895-5335. FREE.

Crab Fest, 3pm-8pm, Calapooia Brewing Co., Albany. $25.

Neal Gladstone & Company, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Corvallis High School Theater. $18 adv., $22 dos.

SUNDAY, FEB. 11 Crossroad Int'l Film Festival: Dreams (Japan) at 2pm & 8pm; Rana's Wedding (Palestine) at 6pm, Avalon Cinema. www.oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads$8, $6 stu., child.

Rebel Voices, Charlie King, 7:30pm, Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. 753-8307. $14 adv., $16 dos.

MONDAY, FEB. 12 Czech Nonet, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $25, FREE stu.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 Brown Bag Travel Series: "Cross Country with Dolly," a lecture by Charlotte Thompson, noon, Benton County Historical Museum. FREE.

Oregon State University Chamber Choir, noon, MU, OSU. FREE.



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

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

Quasi, All Smiles, The Broken West, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. FREE.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9 Portland International Film Festival, 7:30pm today through Feb. 24, various locations, PDX. www.nwfilm.org$9, $8 stu., sr.

Doom Town 4: Rock 'n' Roll Fashion Show, feat. The Prids, The Punk Group, DJ Gregarious, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $7 adv., $10 dos.

The Colour, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $8.

Chuckbarrymanilow, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10 Opera for Dummies, 7pm, Lawrence Gallery in the Pearl, PDX. 503-437-0053. $35.

Pinot Noir & Chocolate Celebration, 11am-6pm today & tomorrow, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner. www.wvv.com"Paint the Town Red" to kick off Antique Week 2007, 8am-8pm today, various locations, Lincoln City. www.oregoncoast.orgWine tasting: "Volcano Vineyards," 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Frankie Hernandez Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Umpqua Watersheds 11th Annual Banquet & Benefit Auction, 5pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg. www.umpqua-watersheds.org$35.

SUNDAY, FEB. 11 Ralph's World, 10:30am, Newmark Theatre, PDX. www.musictoday.com"Scarabs in the Collection," a lecture by John Sarr, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. $10.

Kronos Quartet, 3pm, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, PDX. 503-224-9842. $27-$37.

MONDAY, FEB. 12 Monday Night Raw, 5pm, Rose Garden, PDX. $20-$35.

Conjunto Iberico, cello octet, 7:30pm, Hudson Hall, Willamette University, Salem. 503-485-4300. $20, $12 stu., sr.

TUESDAY, FEB. 13 Sparklehorse, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $18.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14 Camera Obscura, Portastatic, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $13 adv., $15 dos.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 "Is the Darwinian Paradigm Outmoded?" Michael Ruse, 7pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. 503-224-4400.



Eugene Community Orchestra seeks musicians for its ensemble. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights at Sheldon High School. Chet Peterson, 343-7443.

Community Puppet Theater seeks volunteers for its production of "Following Stray." No experience necessary. 206-4678.

Lord Leebrick Theatre will hold auditions for Bertholt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children at 6pm Feb. 12. Roles for 12 men & women, ages 16-60. manager@lordleebrick.com or 686-6988.

Sexual Assault Support Service seeks visual art created by survivors of sexual violence & their supporters for an exhibit in April. Submit an entry form and artwork between March 19-28. 484-9791.