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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 3.15.07

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

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African dance + Brazilian dance = Afro-Brazilian amazingness! Viver Brasil (literally "Brazilian life" in Portuguese) is a highly evolved ensemble founded ten years ago in the cultural cauldron of Los Angeles. Making multiple visits to the Afro-Brazilian stronghold in northeastern Brazil has enriched the company's repertoire, currently specializing in Capoeira, a mixture of dance and martial art. To picture Capeoristas, try to imagine water moving, rushing with impact, swirling upside down and off-balance, and then freezing in icy suspension, only to melt and do it again. It's otherworldly and intensely playful. But more than just a performing arts troupe, Viver Brasil is also an educational outreach nonprofit, promoting Afro-Brazilian dance and culture to schools. Students often become young apprentices to the dancers and have formed their own youth ensembles. Recently described as "breathless and colorful" by the LA Weekly, Viver Brasil's energy has been known to "sweep through the audience," so if you think you got moves, check out the free dance and Capoeira workshop with company members at 6 pm Thursday, March 15, at Agate Hall. Otherwise we'll see you at the McDonald Theatre Friday night. See Friday Calendar.

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a French, Swedish or Irish worker who gets a minimum of 25 days of paid vacation per year (not including public holidays)? What would you do with all that free time? Perhaps relax, spend time with the kids or finally get around to taking that long overdue trip back East? The Japanese word karoshi literally translates as "death from overwork," and Japan takes it seriously enough to implement a mandatory 18 paid vacation days. In the U.S., vacation pay is not required by law, and usually amounts to one week per year, if that. It was in this frame of mind that Curtis White, professor of English at Illinois State University, wrote The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption, and the Culture of Total Work. The book grapples with issues pertaining to Marxism, Transcendentalism, work ethics, spirituality and religious beliefs. White believes that the left's anti-materialistic rationale will not gain tread without a spiritual component, ultimately recognizing what is perhaps most essential for our well-being. White will be touring the area this weekend, giving presentations in Florence, Eugene and Corvallis on Friday and Saturday. See Calendar.


Sunrise 7:26am; Sunset 7:19pm, Av High 56; Av Low 37

ARTS/VISUAL "Goddesses in Clay Party," 7pm, Elemental Clay. 484-CLAY. $10.

FILM "Echo of Water Against Rocks: Remembering the Last Days of Celilo Falls," documentary screening, noon, 2pm & 4pm today and tomorrow, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. $3, $2 sr., youth.

3-Iron by Ki-duk Kim, 7pm, Int'l Resource Center, EMU, UO. FREE.

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

"FSC-certified Bolivian Wood Products for Use in the Pacific Northwest," Steve Gretzinger, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. 485-4477. FREE.

Willamette Riverkeeper slideshow presentation, 6pm, 5th St. Public Market Community Room. FREE.

Nearby Nature new volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, EWEB. www.nearbynature.orgor 687-9699. FREE.

Capoeira dance w/members of Viver Brasil, 6pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. FREE.

"Bridging the Gap" support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, 7pm, Willamette Christian Center, 2500 W. 18th. FREE.

Dialogues on Nonviolence: "Suggested Solutions," 7pm, Tsunami Books. 484-0923. Don.

Cascade Mycological Society presents Dr. Paul Kroeger speaking on the mushrooms of Queen Charlotte Islands, 7:30pm, Rm. 115, Bldg. 16, LCC. FREE.

An Evening with Dan Savage, lecture, Q&A, a benefit for Planned Parenthood, HIV Alliance & SASS, 8pm, WOW Hall. $5-$20 sug. don.

LWVLC presents Julie Daniel, director of BRING Recycling, in a presentation on recycling, 12:15pm, Eugene Hotel, 222 W. Broadway. 343-7917. FREE.

LECTURE "Connections: A Tale of Rocky Shores & the Ocean Next Door," Nancy Steinberg, 7pm, REI. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Sheldon Book Group: Plainsong by Kent Haruf, 6pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

MUSIC Brent Hopper, Brittany Reilly, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Peace & Freedom Singalong w/Walker T Ryan, 7:30pm, Friends meeting house, 2274 Onyx. Don.

Dave Frishberg, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $22-$32.

Lane Symphonic Band & Lane Chamber Orchestra, 7:30pm today & 3pm March 18, Performance Hall, LCC. $4-$8 sug. don.

UO Choral Ensembles w/guest choir from Indonesia, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Mysha Caruso, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

DIrty Water, Will Saulsbery, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses climate change w/Greg Jones, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "Entering into Relationship with Everything" w/Derrick Jensen, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER The Trojan Women, 7:30pm today; 8pm tomorrow & March 17, Robinson Theatre, UO. 346-4363. $5-$12.

The Music Man, Jr., 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm March 17, Pleasant Hill Community Theatre, 35575 1/2 Zephyr Way. www.phct.org or 988-1195. $8, $6 stu., sr.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & March 17, South Eugene High School Little Theater. 687-3521. $10, $8 stu., sr.



Sunrise 7:24am; Sunset 7:20pm, Av High 56; Av Low 37

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for work by Ken O'Connell & Robert Adams, 5:30pm, Jacobs Gallery at the Hult. FREE.

BENEFIT Damsels, Divas and Dames, a benefit for HIV Alliance, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $25.

DANCE School of Music & Dance presents "Winter Loft," 8pm, Dougherty Dance Theatre, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

Viver Brasil Dance Company, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20-$25 ($15 stu. tix avail. at EMU).

Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

FILM Swedish Film Series: House of Angels: The Second Summer, 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

"Echo of Water Against Rocks" continues. See Thursday, March 15.

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

ORIL Symposium: "Complexities of Scale: The Role of Subnational in International Law," 11am-5pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: "Year of the Girl: Striving for Funding Parity," panel discussion, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Eugene Roadster Show, 5pm-10pm today, 10am-10pm tomorrow, 10am-5pm March 18, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.eugeneroadstershow.com$6, $4 youth, FREE under 6.

Teen Game Night, 6pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

"Speak Your Peace" poetry slam, 6pm, 450 Willamette. Don.

Vegan potluck, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. Bring utensils & plates.

LECTURE Pacifica Forum: "A Martyr for Justice: Memories of Rachel Corrie," Serena Becker, 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

MUSIC UO Community Music Institute Chamber Players, 5pm, 198 Music, UO. FREE.

Emily Jensen, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Tyrone Wells, 6:30m, John Henry's. 21+. $10.

Lane Jazz Band & Spectrum Vocal Jazz, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, LCC. $4-$8 sug. don.

UO East European Folk Ensemble w/Balkan folkdancing, 8pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. FREE.

The Jazz Café, 8pm, 178 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

The Swingin' Marmalukeys, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

The Vida Girls, Maderas, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses cultural differences and life in the U.S. for exchange students w/OkSan Tsoy & Ahmed Khalid, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

THEATER Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down, 8pm today, tomorrow and March 23-24, 30-31 & April 6-7, Actor's Cabaret, 996 Willamette. $15-$18 ($34.95 dinner seating).

The Music Man, Jr. continues. See Thursday, March 15.

The Trojan Women continues. See Thursday, March 15.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown continues. See Thursday, March 15.



Sunrise 7:22am; Sunset 7:21pm, Av High 56; Av Low 37

ARTS/VISUAL Frances Yates Church lectures on Maude I. Kerns, 2pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th. FREE.

BENEFITS "Pot of Gold" benefit auction for Eugene Waldorf School, 6pm, Vet's Club. $10.

"The War Comes Home," anti-war fundraiser, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

GATHERINGS Friends of Creswell Library's annual used book & magazine sale, 9am-5pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, Creswell Community Center, S. 1st & C St. 895-3726. FREE.

35th Annual Daffodil Drive Festival, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, Long Tom Grange, Junction City. FREE.

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

"Fruit Trees & Berries" presentation, 10am, Eugene Gray's Garden Center, 737 W. 6th. FREE.

Grow with Music, 11:30am, Birth to Three, 86 Centennial Lp. 485-5211. FREE.

Wine tasting: Patricia Green Cellars, noon-8pm, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $5.

Norouz Persian New Year dinner, 5pm-9pm, Oakway Wine & Deli. Reserve, 343-3088.

Rainbow River Womyn, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. FREE.

St. Patrick's Day Party, feat. Mary-Elizabeth Holby, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $10, $7 members.

Eugene-Springfield NAACP presents the ACT-SO youth talent competition, 7pm, Hult Center. 431-1119. FREE.

Eugene Roadster Show continues. See Friday.

Tax-Aide continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES A Visit from Clifford, the Big Red Dog, 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

"Make Your Own Trading Cards," 11am-3pm, M.E.C.C.A., 43 W. Broadway. $2-$5.

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

LECTURE "The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption and the Culture of Total Work," Curtis White, w/film screening Escape from Affluenza, 3pm, DIVA. $3-$10.

LITERARY ARTS Contributors to Horse Crazy read their work, 4pm, Borders Books. FREE.

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

Redemption Rocks! presents "Microphone Check!," feat. Nik Fury, M.C. Incyte, Proof, The Breakdown Dancers, 3pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Circled by Hounds, 5pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Molly Barth & Leonard Garrison, flute, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Underdog American Music sing-along, 7:30pm, Lorane Grange, 80342 Lorane Hwy. $5.

Satin Love Orchestra, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $14 adv., $16 dos.

Skye, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

The Nettles, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Lucky Clover Run, 5k/10k, 9am, Dorris Ranch Park. www.eclecticedgeracing.com

Hike to McKenzie watershed timber sales w/Oregon Wild & Cascadia Wildlands Project, call Josh at 465-4563 or Chandra at 344-0675 to register.

Obsidians trip: Sand Mountain Bushwhack, X-ski, 10 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: N. Coburg Rd. & Powerline via Bowers, 30 miles; Harrisburg, 50 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Blue's Clues: The Most Spectacular Place (extended), 2pm today, tomorrow & March 24-25, 31 and April 1 & 7, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St. $15, $10 child under 12.

The Music Man, Jr. continues. See Thursday, March 15.

The Trojan Women continues. See Thursday, March 15.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown continues. See Thursday, March 15.

Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Amazon Creek Restoration Project, 9am-1pm, meet at creek between Beltline & Danebo. Bring appropriate clothing and snacks.

Hendricks Park Work Party, 9:30am-1pm, meet at F.M. Wilkins shelter. Tools/snacks provided.



Sunrise 7:20am; Sunset 7:23pm, Av High 56; Av Low 37

BENEFITS Benefit concert for Musicians Emergency Medical Association (MEMA), feat. high school musicians, 1pm-4pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Pearl Buck Center's annual Fine Times Event, auction & gala, 4pm, Valley River Inn. 343-8506. $100.

FILM Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

GATHERINGS Piccadilly flea market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1.50.

"5 Keys to Bridal Bliss," 1pm, Bliss Wedding Arts Salon, 775 Monroe. 345-7656. FREE.

"Celebration of Life, Community & Healing," hosted by Nancy Hopps, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Eugene Roadster Show continues. See Friday.

Daffodil Drive Festival continues. See Saturday.

Creswell Library's book & magazine sale continues. See Saturday.

MUSIC University Percussion Ensemble, 2pm, 198 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

University Gospel Ensembles, 5pm, Beall Hall, UO. $8, $6 stu., sr.

The Passion of Our Lord According to St. Matthew by Johann Sebastian Bach, 7pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard. Don.

Fearless Love, 8pm, The Spirit Moves, 18th & Willamette. $7-$10 sug. don.

Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Wellsville, Darren Smith, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

Lane Symphonic Band & Lane Chamber Orchestra continues. See Thursday, March 15.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs rides: Daffodil Ride, 40 miles, 9am, meet at North Eugene High School; Daffodil Ride, 16 miles, 10am, Junction City Safeway. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Blue's Clues: The Most Spectacular Place continues. See Saturday.



Sunrise: 7:18am; Sunset 7:24pm, Av High 56; Av Low 37

GATHERINGS PFLAG meeting, 6:45pm, First Congregational Church, 1050 E. 23rd. FREE.

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

KIDS/FAMILIES Kids' Talent Show, 5pm; Youth Open Mic, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks with actor/activist Mike Farrell, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Dream analysis clinic & dream group, 7pm, call 870-1442 for info/location. FREE.



Sunrise 7:16am; Sunset 7:25pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

FILM Russian Film Series: Brother 2, 7pm, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Sleep Fair, feat. speakers, kiosks, more, 3pm-8pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center auditorium, 1255 Hilyard St. FREE.

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

"Take Back the Night" community forum/planning meeting, 6pm, EMU, UO. 346-3327 or 484-9791. FREE.

"Beekeeping Basics," presentation, 7:30pm, OSU Extension Service Auditorium, 950 W. 13th. 682-4243. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILY Family drumming circle, 6pm, River House, 301 N. Adams. FREE.

Jammie Story Time, 7pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Corridor Elementary School presents "Wonderland," 7pm today & tomorrow, Hult Center. $6.

LECTURES "Traveling to Costa Rica on a budget," presentation, 3pm, Campbell Community Center. Register, 682-5318. FREE.

"Compassion and the Inner Critic," Ker Cleary, 7pm, 1390 Oak St. 349-0595. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Windfall Reading Series: Jodi Varon & David Axelrod read their work, 7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Community Orchestra, 7pm, Lone Oak Assisted Living Center. 343-7443. FREE.

Koffin Kats, The Koozies, The Sawyer Family, The Casketeers, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

Corrine West, Joy Mills, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the mysteries of tree health w/Ellen Goheen, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL "Embracing our Humanity w/Emotional Body Enlightenment," a presentation by Mary Rydman, 7pm, The Spirit Moves. FREE.



Sunrise 7:15am; Sunset 7:26pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

GATHERINGS "Women in Criminal Law: Gender Issues in the Workplace and the Courtroom," panel discussion, noon, 142 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Cesar Chavez Community Celebration, 7pm, Agnes Stuart Middle School. FREE.

MusEvening: Tai Chi practice, all ages, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. 346-3027. $5.

KIDS/FAMILIES Whimsical Wednesdays: "Spring has sprung! The wonders of spring," 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Corridor Elementary School's "Wonderland" continues. See Tuesday.

LECTURE Eugene Symphony Guild concert preview, noon, Studio One, Hult Center. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Teen Book Club: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Classics Book Group: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC The Shiftless Rounders, noon, EMU, UO. FREE.

Lenten Organ Series: John Jantzi, 12:15pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th. FREE.

Dave Holland Quintet, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $28-$40.

The Expendables, Sweater Club, Wetsock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

The Great All Merge performs the Grateful Dead's American Beauty, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

Transfer, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses Native American stories, culture & activism w/Robert Greygrass & Dan Wahpepah, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Spring equinox hike to Mount Pisgah summit, 6pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $3 sug. don.

THEATER Frozen (preview performance), 8pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $5-$8.



Sunrise 7:13am; Sunset 7:28pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

FILM Army of Peace in Cambodia, 7:30pm, Friends Meetinghouse, 2274 Onyx. 343-3782. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Living with Grief: Before and After the Death," live teleconference broadcast, 10am-2pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center auditorium. 461-7550.

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

"Children Exposed to Alcohol and Other Drugs: Understanding and Nurturing their Developing Brains," forum, 6pm, Valley River Inn. Register, www.healthybraindevelopment.comor 682-4161. FREE.

"Environmental Ecology for the Human Body," 7pm, REI. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Reflective Readers Book Group: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Robin & Linda Williams and their Fine Group, 7pm, Luna. 21+. $23.50 adv., $25 dos.

Club 7, 7pm & 10pm (two shows), Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Eugene Symphony performs Dvorak's Serenade, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$46.

Moonshine Still, The Walton Complex, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

Jewmongous, 8pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $15.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks with Redding, Calif. mayor Dick Dickerson, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "From Exploitation to Friendship: Creating Eco-Tourism" with Doug Thompson, Robin Kobaly & Diana Hart, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Frozen (preview performance) continues. See Wednesday.



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

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Music à la Carte: OSU Concert Band, noon, MU, OSU. FREE.

Parkinsons support group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 752-3238. FREE.

A reception & artist's lecture by Bill Viola on "The Voyage of No Return," 6pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

LBCC Concert & Chamber Choirs, 7:30pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, Albany. Don.

On the Verge, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & March 17; 2:30pm March 18, Majestic Theatre. $10, $8 stu., sr.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 St. Patrick's Day Party, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 766-6959. $4.

Deborah Eisenberg reads & signs Twilight of the Superheroes, 7:30pm, Valley Library, OSU. FREE.

OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents "Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna," 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

OSU Meistersingers present "Brothers, Sing On!" 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St. $5, FREE OSU stu.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 "The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption and the Culture of Total Work," a lecture by Curtis White, 7pm, Oddfellows Hall. Don.

"Mad Dogs & No Englishmen," a tribute to Joe Cocker, 9pm, Murphy's, 2740 SE 3rd St. $3.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Contributors to Horse Crazy read their work, 2pm, Borders Books, 777 NW 9th St. FREE.

Willamette Valley Concert Band Scandinavian Festival Concert, 3pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, Albany. $8.

"Driving Concerns for Older Adults," a lecture by Kate Hunter-Zaworski, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.



THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Mary Gaitskill & George Saunders, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. www.literary-arts.org$26.

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & March 17, 22-24; 2pm March 18 & 25, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg. 440-4694. $10.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Elliot Erwitt lectures, 7pm, Portland Art Museum. $25.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee meeting, 8:30am, Senator Hearing Rm., Courthouse Square, 555 Court St., Salem. FREE.

The Dimes, Eve's Dilemma, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

"The Spirit of Disobedience: Resisting the Charms of Fake Politics, Mindless Consumption and the Culture of Total Work," a lecture by Curtis White, 7pm, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 19th & Tamarack, Florence. Don.

A reception for "Colors of the Coast" show, 5:30pm, Florence Events Center Gallery, 715 Quince St. FREE.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 "Oregon Coast Bridges: Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans," 10am, Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., PDX. www.visitahc.org$15.

Floater, Bitter Sweet, Tyrone Wells, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $12 adv., $14 dos.

The Prids, Wet Confetti, LKN, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $8.

L'Orchestre de Chambre Français, 8pm, Linfield College, McMinnville. 503-883-2275. $25.

Wine tasting: Lane County wines, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 "Getting Ready for Rembrandt & the Golden Age of Dutch Art," a lecture by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. $10.

Performance Works NorthWest presents Holy Tuning Goats, 3pm, Conduit Dance, 918 SW Yamhill, PDX. $8.

Beyond War meeting, 4pm, Siuslaw Public Library, Florence. FREE.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 White Bird/PSU Dance presents Connie Janssen Danst from The Netherlands, 8pm today, tomorrow & March 24, Lincoln Hall, PSU, PDX. www.whitebird.org$25, $14 stu., sr.

Amadan, My Life in Black & White, The Young Immortals, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $8.



Registration now open for a variety of City of Eugene-sponsored Spring Break camps from March 26-30 for children age 2 1/2 to 17 years. Register, www.eugene-or.gov/recenrollor 682-5333.

New Zone Gallery will be accepting submissions for its "Zone 4 All" non-juried April exhibit at noon-6pm March 30 and noon-4pm March 31. $10 entry fee. www.newzone.orgor 935-4308.

Abby's Closet, Inc. is collecting used formal gowns and prom wear for distribution to high school girls free-of-charge so they can afford to attend their prom. Donate between now and April 6 at the following drop-off sites: Umpqua Bank (675 Oak St.) and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority (815 E. 15th).

Cottage Theatre is holding auditions for Prelude to a Kiss at 1pm Saturday, March 17. Six to eight men & six to seven women needed, ages 16-65. www.cottagetheatre.orgor 942-8001.

Actors Cabaret is holding auditions for musical All Shook Up at 5pm Sunday, March 18. Nine men & nine women needed. 683-4368.