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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 2.15.07



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

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This weekend sees the return of the wildly popular Oregon Asian Celebration at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Consisting of cooking, craft and martial arts demos, fine art exhibits, taiko troupes (including Portland Taiko, pictured above, at 5 pm Saturday), Korean fan dances, Indonesian gamelan ensembles and, of course, the jam-packed Asian Marketplace and Food Court, this two-day event will immerse you in the rich cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Admission is a paltry $3 (free for children under 13), so a quick stop or a day's entertainment can easily be had. See www.asiancelebration.organd Saturday Calendar.



Whoa, talk about cultural transmission! Parisian masquarade balls — most notably Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday" — were co-opted by the Brazilians for their own lascivious music and merry making. Since the 1830s, Rio de Janeiro's annual samba-fest full of parading music-makers and dancers has captured the imaginations of marching bands the world over. Eugene has its fair share of Brazilian-inspired bands, thanks in no small part to Brazilian expat Heliane Ferreira Pinto's efforts in the bands Macaco Velho and Calango (pictured right). Now in its fifth year, Carnaval Brasil celebrates the Brazilian appropriation of the European tradition with a lineup that includes Pinto's bands as well as Sun Bossa and Samba Ja. All the more meaningful, the festival is a benefit for School Kids Helping Street Kids International, so money spent Saturday night may actually end up helping kids in Brazil. It is a small, small world, indeed. See Saturday Calendar



If you like California modern rock music (e.g. Buckcherry, Stroke 9, Angels and Airwaves) then statistically you're going to enjoy Friday's Switchfoot show at the McDonald. They're hot right now (which means they scored a Billboard Top 20 album with their latest release Oh! Gravity last December) and Mandy Moore once sang their song "Only Hope" in the film A Walk to Remember. But lead singer Jon Foreman is modest on their worldwide appeal. "We've never fit in any of the genre boxes," he said in an interview with VH1. "It's a dream come true to be able to have songs that are outside of the box." OK, the dude fears boxes, we can relate to that. Rock journalists are using poetic language to describe Switchfoot ("Rarely does a rock band combine explosive guitars with an intense longing for meaning"), perhaps in an effort to explain their self-styled "music for thinking people," described as such because many of Switchfoot's songs make allusions to philosophers ("Sooner or Later (Søren's Song)" pays tribute to Kierkegaard) or poets ("Meant to Live" was inspired by T.S. Eliot). But perhaps more telling was the uproar from their Christian rock fanbase when they covered a Bad Religion song. As Switchfoot straddles so many fences at once, trying to please everyone, everywhere, they are learning it pays to have modern rock balls. See Friday Calendar..



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

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

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for "Turning into Something" exhibit, 5pm, Springfield Museum. $2.

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 John Kitzhaber presents on "Fear and Loathing in the U.S. Health Care System," 12:15pm, Mallard Hall, 725 W. 1st St. FREE.

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.

Parent/family support group, 5pm, Mama Rose's Naturals, 383 W. 3rd Ave. 485-9430. $5-$10 sug. don.

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

Eugene Symphony's 2007-08 season preview, 6:45pm, Studio One, Hult Center. 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, Border's 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Othello, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Feb. 17, Blue Door Theater, LCC. 463-5761. $10, $8 stu.

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

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Sunrise 7:10am; Sunset 5:44pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for "Looking Back: Selected Paintings from the 1950s forward by Andrew Hofmeister," 5:30pm, Karin Clarke Gallery. FREE.

An opening for work by Adrienne Phillips, Scott Boyes, Sara Taylor, Linda Diane Masters & Mike Fulton, 6pm, Museum of Unfine Art & Record Store. FREE.

DANCE Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

Dance 2007 Faculty Concert continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

FILM Margaret Mead Film Festival: Awake Zion (Jamaica/Israel/U.S.) by Monica Haim, 5pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Revolutionary Film Festival: "Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis," 6pm-midnight today; 10am-midnight tomorrow, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. www.cldc.org$2-$5 sug. don.

Swedish Film Series: Elvira Madigan by Bo Widerberg, 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

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

City Club Friday Forum: "Crime & Punishment: Social Justice & Public Safety," w/Ron Chase, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Youth Empowerment Day mock talk show event, 1pm, Madison Middle School. FREE.

Pacifica Forums: "Palestinian Activism" at 4pm, "Israel-Palestine: Media Distortion" at 7:30pm, conversation & address by Alison Wier, 129 McKenzie, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

Valentine Family & Friends Night, 6:15pm, Emerald Valley Assisted Living. 345-9668. FREE.

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

Eugene Tree Foundation's "Celebration of Trees," 7pm, EWEB. www.eugenetreefoundation.orgFREE.

Vegan potluck, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. 341-1690. Bring utensils/plates.

MUSIC Classical Music of North India: Kartik Seshadri & Arup Chatterjee, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Jake Shimabukuro, 7:30pm, the Shedd. $22-$32.

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$7.

Switchfoot, Copeland, 8pm, McDon-ald Theatre. $20 adv., $23 dos.

Robbie Fulks, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $12.

I-chele & The Circle of Light (CD release), Funktifyno, 9pm, McShane's. 21+ show. $5.

Assembly of Dust, Honkytonk Homeslice, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the historical impact of Chinese immigration in our region w/Franklin Ng, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: West Eugene Wetlands, 5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Mahashivaratri, 8pm, Dharmalaya Meditation Center. $10-$20 sug. don.

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

The Glass Menagerie continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

House and Garden continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

I Shot My Rich Aunt continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

The Big Knife continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Sunrise 7:09am; Sunset 5:45pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

BENEFITS Sweet Leaf Valentine Ball, benefit for Emerald Empire HempFest & NORML, feat. August West, People's Choice, Zebulon of Babylon, 4:20pm-11pm, VFW Hall, 5344 Main St., Spfd. $5.

"A Toast to the Community at Moss Street," benefit for Moss St. Children's Center, feat. wine & chocolate tasting, 6pm, 1685 Moss St. 346-4384. $10.

5th Annual Carnaval Brasil, benefit for SHSKI, feat. Sun Bossa Group, Calango, Macaco Velho, Samba Ja, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. 686-4181. $8, $6 stu., FREE under 12.

DANCE Dance 2007 Faculty Concert continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

FILM Iraq for Sale w/discussion, 6:30pm, new Fire Station, 1755 Juniper St., Junction City. FREE.

Revolutionary Film Festival continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS City of Eugene Neighborhood Summit, 8:45am-2pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 682-5272. FREE.

Frontier Heritage Fair, 9am-6pm today & 9am-4pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $3, FREE under 12.

Town Hall on disabilities services funding shortfall, 9:30am, EWEB. 343-5256. FREE.

"Footprints of Asia," Oregon Asian Celebration, feat. taiko performances, music, food, arts/crafts, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.asiancelebration.org$3, FREE under 12.

"Intro to the Internet I," 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Town Hall Forum w/Reps. Chris Edwards, Vicki Walker, Nancy Nathanson & County Commissioner Bill Fleenor, 1pm, Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Rd. FREE.

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

"Saturday Night Action" for individuals ages 16-26 w/developmental disabilities, 6pm, Hilyard Community Center. 682-5311. $10.

DELUXE District Mode, fashion show, silent auction, product fair, 6pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $6.

Tax-Aide continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES "Papier-Maché Dinosaurs," 11am-3pm, M.E.C.C.A. $2-$5.

Action Night for Boys & Girls, ages 6-12, 5pm-9pm, Gymnastics Northwest. 688-8955. $12, incl. dinner.

LITERARY ARTS Rene Denfeld reads & signs All God's Children, 3pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Ken Babbs reads & signs his chapbook Lost a Bird, Gained a Bird, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Silver Strings Duo, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Dawn Upshaw, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $20-$42.

Future Music Oregon, 8pm, 198 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Halie Loren, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+ show. $6.

Harold Von Killian's No Ring Sideshow, feat. The MarchFourth Marching Band, Heroes & Villains, Trashcan Joe, Blood Puppet Theater, Alberta Street Clown House, 9pm, WOW Hall. $7 adv., $8 dos.

Disco Organica, Frankie Hernandez, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Springfield Babe Ruth baseball tryouts, noon-4pm today & tomorrow, Miller or Robin Hood Field (ages 8-12); Hamlin Middle School (ages 13-14). 520-2798.

Oregon River Sports Paddling Club: Schofield Creek, meet 9am at ORS. 334-0696.

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 Lake/Bechtel Shelter, S'shoe, 5 miles; Rosary Lakes, X-ski, 6 miles; south Eugene nature walk, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARS rides: Wendling Covered Bridge, 60 miles; Upper Camp Creek Road, 20 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Blue's Clues: The Most Spectacular Place, 2pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 24-25, March 3-4, 10-11, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St. $15, $10 child.

Cinderella continues. See Friday.

The Glass Menagerie continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

House and Garden continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

I Shot My Rich Aunt continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

The Big Knife continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

VOLUNTEER Hendricks Park Forest Work Party, 9:30am-1pm, F.M. Wilkins Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave. Tools/snacks provided.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Sunrise 7:07am; Sunset 5:47pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

BENEFIT "All Stars Over Cozmic Pizza," a benefit for St. Vincent de Paul, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 or canned food don.

FILM The Wooden Camera, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

GATHERINGS Civil resistance meeting, 6pm, Tiara Room, 935 Tiara St. 521-0596. FREE.

Friends of the Library Magazine Sale, 10am-4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Asian Celebration continues. See Friday.

MUSIC Kraig Scott, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Cara Okano & Lisa Andrews, 3pm, Coburg United Methodist Church. FREE.

Cherry Blossom presents "New Music, New Words, New Moves II," 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Brass Concertos and Chamber Music, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, LCC. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Tandy, The Filthiest People Alive, Finn Riggens, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

Bobby Previte's Coalition of the Willing, feat. Brian Coogan, Reed Mathis, Skerik, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15.

Emerald City Jazz Kings continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

ON THE AIR "Sentinel Radio" discusses "Christian healing: Yours to receive, yours to offer," 7am, KPNW 1120 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Winter woods walk: non-flowering plants & lichens, 1pm, meet at Ridgeline Trailhead on Fox Hollow Dr. 513-8263. $5-$20.

Obsidians X-ski trips: Fawn Lake, 7 miles; Redtop Mountain. See YMCA board for details.

GEARS rides: Gimpl Hill via Crow, 40 miles; Junction City, 25 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Springfield Babe Ruth baseball tryouts continues. See Saturday.

THEATER After Matthew (play reading), 2pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. Don.

Blue's Clues continues. See Saturday.

The Glass Menagerie continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Sunrise: 7:06am; Sunset 5:48pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

BENEFIT Pizza Fundraiser, 40 percent of proceeds go to First Book, 5pm-9pm, Roaring Rapids Pizza Company, 4006 Franklin Blvd.

GATHERINGS Eugene Japanese American Art Memorial dedication, noon, Hult Center. FREE.

Eugene Media Action kick-off meeting, 5:30pm, Growers' Market Bldg., 454 Willamette St. FREE.

Six Sensory Eugene meeting, 6:30pm, Downtown Athletic Club. $5 sug. don.

PFLAG meeting, 6:45pm, First Congregational Church. 342-1651. FREE.

CISCAP new interest meeting, 7pm, EMU, UO. 485-8633. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES "Celebrate Rain on No School Day," 8:30am, Science Factory. Register, 682-7888 or www.sciencefactory.org$35.

LECTURES "The Exquisite Orchids of Oregon," Charlene Simpson, 7:30pm, EWEB. 345-5531. FREE.

"The Astrologer's Apparatus: A Picture of Professional Practice in Grego-Roman Egypt," James Evans, 4pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

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

The Autumn Defense, Jonathan Wilson, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $8.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Laurie Bagley, who climbed Mt. Everest to raise funds for poor Indian children, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 5:49pm, Av High 52; Av Low 35

BENEFIT IHOP's National Pancake Day Celebration, to benefit Children's Miracle Network, 7am-10pm, IHOP, 355 E. Broadway (Eugene) or 3427 Gateway Blvd. (Spfd.). FREE short stack w/donation.

FILM Kayak Mini Film Festival, 7pm, 177 Lawrence, UO. $3, FREE stu.

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

GATHERINGS Water safety seminar, 6pm, Oregon River Sports. Register, ors@oregonriversports.com FREE.

Wine tasting: French wines, 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Open house for masters in school counseling degree, 6pm, Northwest Christian College. 684-7277. FREE.

"Take Back the Night" community forum/planning meeting, 6pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

"The 2010 Imperative," live webcast, 9am, Rm. 308, Forum Bldg., LCC. Register, 463-3154. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Jammie storytime, 7pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LECTURES Ore. Secretary of State Bill Bradbury presents Al Gore's global warming slideshow, noon, Bldg. 17, Rm. 309, LCC. FREE.

"The Grand Canyon of Colorado," travel presentation, 3pm, Campbell Community Center. Register, 682-5318. FREE.

"Working with Fear," Ker Cleary, 7pm, 1390 Oak St. 349-0595. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Windfall Reading Series: Lisa Steinman & John Daniel, 7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

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

Amiri Baraka & David Murray, 7pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Poetry in Song, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Public Property, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" discusses Amiri Baraka's Culture, Language, Media & Learning, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses sustainable timber harvest practices w/Tom Ward, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Sunrise 7:03am; Sunset 5:51pm, Av High 52; Av Low 35

ARTS/VISUAL Larry Fong gives a gallery talk on new works in the JSMA, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. Don.

Sarkis Antikajian presents a lecture/demo, 7pm, Emerald Art Center. Register, 726-8595. $10.

FILM Video showing of Maharaji speaking on inner peace, 7pm, EWEB. FREE.

GATHERINGS WOW Hall Volunteer Orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council meeting, 6:30pm, Lowell Service Center, 60 S. Pioneer St. FREE.

Community Conversations panel on "Iron Chef WAB!: The Culinary Arts," 7:30pm, Int'l Kitchen, Earl Hall, UO. 346-1977. FREE.

Contra dance, feat. Notorious, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym. $8.

LECTURES "Queering the Quarrel: Contexts and Conflicts in the Sapphic Poetry of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz," Amanda Powell, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

"Examining War in the Museum Environment," Ralph Appelbaum, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Teen Book Club: Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones, 4pm, Downtown Library. Register, 682-8316. FREE.

Down Syndrome Storytime w/The ARC of Lane County, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Classics Book Group: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Chris Chester reads & signs Providence of a Sparrow, 7pm, Hult Center. FREE.

MUSIC Adam Hurst, Anna Gilbert & Caleb Paul, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

Oregon Mozart Players presents "Chamber Music & Chocolate," 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. 345-6648. $15, $12 stu., sr.

Aphrodesia, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $8.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the Rogue River's history, popularity & beauty w/Roger Dorband, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Amazon Creek to Fern Ridge, 5.5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Meditation & Healing Circle, 6pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal St. 485-0035. Don.

Ash Wednesday Interfaith Service, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. FREE.

Kirtan w/yogi Bhajanananda, 7:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. $5.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Sunrise 7:01am; Sunset 5:52pm, Av High 52; Av Low 35

FILM Mardi Gras: Made in China, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Korean Film Series: Crossing The Line by Daniel Gordon, 7pm, Int'l Resource Center, EMU, UO. 346-1521. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Diaper Care 101," 4:30pm, Mama Rose's Naturals, 383 W. 3rd Ave. 485-9430. FREE.

Wine tasting: "Celebrity-owned vineyards," 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

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

KIDS/FAMILIES Book Buddies Book Group (grades 2-3): Say What? by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LECTURES "Reforestation, Landscape Conservation and Anxieties of Empire in French Colonial Algeria," 3:30pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

"Expanding the Availability of the Morning-After Pill: The Legal Challenge to the FDA's Denial of OTC Status for Plan B," Simon Heller, 7pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Chris Chester speaks on Providence of a Sparrow to students, noon, Churchill High School. FREE.

Readin' in the Rain discussion: Providence of a Sparrow, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Cai Emmons reads her work, 8pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Oregon String Quartet, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

J. Riley, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

David Lindley w/Mood Area 52, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses media integrity & professionalism in Internet journalism w/Al Stavitsky, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Creating Your Afterlife w/Carter Phipps, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER The Glass Menagerie continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

I Shot My Rich Aunt continues. See Thursday, Feb. 15.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 Parkinson's support group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 16 Witness for the Prosecution, 8pm today, tomorrow and Feb. 23-24, March 1-3; 2:30pm Feb. 25, Albany Civic Theater. www.albanycivic.org $7-$10.

Eco-Film Festival: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 7pm, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. FREE.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17 An opening for the Willamette Valley High School Art Competition winner exhibition, 2pm, Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath. FREE.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18 Crossroad Int'l Film Festival: The Last Kiss (Italy) at 2pm & 8pm; The Man Who Copied (Brazil) at 6pm, Avalon Cinema. www.oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads$8, $6 stu., child.

"Ireland: Celtic Myths & Splendors," travel film series, 2pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, LBCC. $7, $6 stu., sr.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 Kara Daley discusses the legal issues in caring for someone w/memory loss, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 766-6959. FREE.

An opening for "Cigar Box Paintings" by Ed Musante, 4:30pm, 106 Fairbanks, OSU. FREE.

THURSDAY, FEB. 22 Brown Bag Travel Series: "China," Sue Trautwein, noon, Benton County Historical Museum. FREE.

The Cello Project, noon, MU, OSU. FREE.

The Vagina Monologues, 4pm & 8pm today; 8pm tomorrow, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $10.

"The Bill of Rights and Citizen Activism," a lecture by John Frohnmayer, 7pm, Venetian Theater, 241 1st Ave., Albany. FREE.

 

ON THE ROAD

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 Portland International Film Festival, 7:30pm today through Feb. 24, various locations, PDX. www.nwfilm.org$9, $8 stu., sr.

FRIDAY, FEB. 16 The Dead Americans, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Big Love, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Feb. 23-24, March 2-3; 2pm Feb. 18, 25 and March 4, Betty Long Unruh Theater, Roseburg. 673-2125. $10, $5 child.

SATURDAY, FEB. 17 Amazon Snake Weekend, 9:30am-5:30pm today, tomorrow & Feb. 19, OMSI, PDX. www.omsi.edu$9, $7 youth, sr.

Oregon Symphony presents Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm tomorrow, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. www.orsymphony.org$20-$88.

Oregon Chamber Players perform Haydn, Peck, Reicha & Telemann, 7:30pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, PDX. www.oregonchamberplayers.org$15, $12 stu., sr.

Gomez, Ben Kweller, 9pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $22.50.

Bob Seger, 8pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.comNewport Symphony Orchestra winter concert, 7:30pm, Newport Performing Arts Center. 265-ARTS. $10-$32.

Two Leg Lucy & Gaye Lee Russell, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18 "Eyes Wide Open," Michael Kimmelman lectures, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. $10.

Todd Wolfe, 8pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

MONDAY, FEB. 19 Tenacious D, Neil Hamburger, 8pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $37.50.

Rally for Education, noon, State Capitol steps, Salem. www.stand.org/or/2007rallyFREE.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 Portland Home & Garden Show, 11am-9pm today through Feb. 25, Portland Expo Center. $10, $5 child.

THURSDAY, FEB. 22 Jamie Foxx, 8pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Actors Cabaret will hold auditions for A Year with Frog and Toad at 5pm Sunday, Feb. 18. Needed: nine men and eight women over 18 years old. Cabaret1@aol.com or 683-4368.

SOU and RCC's Higher Education Center in Medford seeks public artwork. Budget $141,000. www.oregonartscommission.orgor mshilde@comcast.net