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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 3.22.07

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Ripping a page out of the playbook used in West Side Story (based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet) and Rent (based on Puccini's La Bohème), Disney on Broadway gave Elton John and Tim Rice free reign to adapt Verdi's Aida to a modern musical extravaganza. The story of Aida: The Timeless Love Story stays true — except for new bookends — to Verdi's telling of the Nubian princess who falls for the Egyptian captain. Sure, there are songs (such as "My Strongest Suit") that play up the hip fashionista in the beauiful Aida (hmmm, can we say Marie Antoinette?), but the love story … ah, the love story. Think Disney's Aladdin, only role-reversed, more interracially charged and no cheesy genies! See Saturday and Sunday Calendar.

The teacher comes to the student in this week's Eugene Symphony performance. That's right, our very own Giancarlo Guerrero's teacher, Victor Yampolsky (pictured below), conducts the symphony's performance of masters from Dvorak (Serenade for Strings) to Shostakovich (Prelude and Scherzo and the big finale, Symphony No. 9). OK, we won't leave out Richard Strauss' Duet for Concertino because we like the Symphony's little palette-cleansers. Anyway, we're also excited that the night features clarinetist Michael Anderson (we don't know you, Michael, so we can't say if you're Hott, sorry) and sexy bassoon man Steve Vacchi (whom we miss in town; he's on leave from the Oregon Mozart Players to go off and play sexy bassoon in Portland this year). Go woodwinds! The symphony continues to push itself to tackle big pieces. Come see how the hardworking musicians carry it off. See Thursday, March 22 Calendar.

Gemstones: We either polish them, cut them up and wear them or we leave 'em rough and display them on our windowsills. Either way you like your gems, this weekend's Gem Faire at the Lane County Fairgrounds makes for some serious eye candy. In addition to gems, the fair features beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites and, um, metaphysical items, all at cut-rate prices. Bring your gem bag. See Friday, Saturday and Sunday Calendar.


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.

Equinox bike parade, 6pm potluck, 9pm ride, meet at 8th & Adams. FREE.

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

KIDS/FAMILIES Book Buddies Book Group (grades 2-3): Jake Drake Know-It-All, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Tween Scene Book Group (grades 4-6): Heartbeat, 4pm, Downtown Library. 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" disc. "From Exploitation to Friendship: Creating Eco-Tourism" with Doug Thompson, Robin Kobaly & Diana Hart, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

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



Sunrise 7:11am; Sunset 7:29pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

BENEFIT Benefit concert for the Makindu Children's Program, feat. The Tiffany Lamps, Krebstar, KNOX, Blast Wagon, 7pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate St. $8, $5 stu.

FILM The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 6:30pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. FREE.

Illusion, 7pm today & March 25, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal. $10.

In-concert latenite: Joni Mitchell, 11:10 today, tomorrow & March 25, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

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

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

City Club Friday Forum: "Are Boys in Trouble: Who's Falling Behind Whom?" panel discussion, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Gem Faire, noon-7pm today, 10am-7pm tomorrow & 10am-5pm March 25, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.gemfaire.com$5 wknd pass, FREE under age 11.

Free Speech Open Mic, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

LECTURE Pacifica Forum: "Growth of Militarism in the Past Century," talk by Carl Nelson & Orval Etter, 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Willy Porter, 2pm, CD World. FREE.

Vagabond Opera, Mood Area 52, 8pm, WOW Hall. $7 adv., $8 dos.

Debra Arlyn, Intervision 5, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $8.

Willy Porter, Peter Mulvey, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $15.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. the role of the BLM w/Steve Anderson, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

THEATER Frozen (gala opening), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $25.

Man of La Mancha, 8pm today, tomorrow & March 29-31 and April 5-7; 2pm March 25 & April 1, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard. www.thevlt.com$13-$17.

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



Sunrise 7:09am; Sunset 7:30pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

BENEFIT KRVM's "Short Strange Trip," benefit show, feat. Jupiter Hollow, Woodknot, Ken Babbs, 9pm, WOW Hall. Don.

FILM "The Met" Live in HD: Rossini's The Barber of Seville, 10:30am, Cinemark 17, Spfd. $15-$18.

GARDENING Orchid Show & Plant Sale, 10am-5pm today & 10am-4pm tomorrow, Oakway Center. 688-5739. FREE.

Eugene Permaculture Guild presents spring seed swap, 10am-2pm, Many Nations Longhouse, 1630 Columbia. FREE.

"Rose planting, pruning, feeding & care" presentation, 10am in Eugene, 2pm in Springfield, Gray's Garden Center. FREE.

Greenhouse seminar, 10am-noon, Gray's Garden Center Springfield. FREE.

GATHERINGS "World's Largest Indoor Garage Sale," 9am-5pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 284-8500. $2, $35 for vendors.

Arts & Crafts family event, 10am-2pm, Michael's, 1054 Green Acres Rd. 465-9946. FREE.

Willamette Valley NORML meeting, 2pm, Growers' Market, 454 Willamette. FREE.

"Keeping the Zen of Smoking" seminar, 3pm-5pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Lane County Energy Roundup hosts an energy transition brainstorm session, 4pm, Cozmic Pizza. 729-1444. FREE.

Contra dance, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th. $7.

Gem Faire continues. See Friday.

Tax-Aide continues. See Friday.

MUSIC West Wind Flute Choir, 2pm, Springifeld Library. FREE.

Faculty Recorder recital, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Rick & Lavina Ross, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Angelo M, Allan Byer, 7:30pm, house concert. www.eugenehouseconcerts.com$15 sug. don.

The Abyssinians, Reggae Angels, Basin & Range, Brimstone Soundz, 8pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate St. $15 adv., $18 dos.

Terry Robb, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $8.

Michael Trew, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Sondre Lerche, Willie Mason, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $10 adv., $12 dos.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Wildcrafting Weeds Walk, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3 sug. don.

Obsidians trips: Indian Ridge Lookout, X-ski, 12 miles; SOLV beach clean-up, hike, 3 miles; Sweet Creek Falls, hike, 3 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Hills around Cheshire, 55 miles; Junction City, 25 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

SPIRITUAL "Divine Light Transmission, Song & Dance w/Barry, Karen, Fearless Love, Sunheart, 7pm, Far Horizons Montessori School, 2490 Hilyard. $10-$30 sug. don.

THEATER Aida: The Timeless Love Story, 3pm & 8pm today and 2pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $27.50-$47.50.

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

Disney's 101 Dalmations Kids, 2pm today & tomorrow, ACE Academy of Youth Stage, 39 W. 10th Ave. $10, $8 under age 12.

Frozen, 8pm today & March 29-31 and April 5-7, 12-14; 2pm March 25 & April 1, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $8-$17.

Man of La Mancha continues. See Friday.

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



Sunrise 7:07am; Sunset 7:31pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

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

Cinephile Film Night w/Jeffery Von Ragan's short films, 9:30pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison. FREE.

Illusion continues. See Friday.

GARDENING Orchid Show & Plant Sale continues. See Saturday.

GATHERINGS Dubs in the Valley Car Show, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.dubsinthevalley.net$3 plus can food don.

DIVA's Artist Salon meeting, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

Gem Faire continues. See Friday.

MUSIC Brook Adams plays Abbey Road on ukulele, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Very Small Rocks, Jennifer Sennett, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Against Me!, Riverboat Gamblers, Fake Problems, 8pm, WOW Hall. $13.50 adv., $15 dos.

Dark Star Orchestra, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $23 dos.

KLCC's "Back Porch" 20th Anniversary Celebration, feat. Little Tree, Serenata, Poodle Creek Pickers, Faded Rose, 7pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs rides: Hamm Rd., 50 miles; Walterville, 45 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Man of La Mancha continues. See Friday.

Aida: The Timeless Love Story continues. See Saturday.

Blue's Clues continues. See Saturday.

Disney's 101 Dalmations Kids continues. See Saturday.



Sunrise: 7:05am; Sunset 7:33pm, Av High 57; Av Low 37

FILM Anime Movie Night for Teens, 5pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

GATHERINGS Buy Nothing New Group meeting & finger-food potluck, 6:30pm, Growers' Market. FREE.

"Learn How to Meditate," 7pm, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center. 343-5252. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. the trends & strategies in creating livable neighborhoods & affordable housing w/Ron Demele, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 7:34pm, Av High 58; Av Low 37

GATHERINGS Blind wine tasting, 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

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

LECTURE "Invasive Plants on the Rainy Side: Brome, Broom & Beyond," Glenn Miller, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High. FREE.

"Water Quality Monitoring & Macroinvertebrate Program," presentation by Cindy Thieman, w/guest speakers Mike Wolf and LTWC volunteers, 6:30pm, Veneta Community Center, 25192 E. Broadway. FREE.

MUSIC Durga Das, Philippo Franchini, Ankush Vimawala, 8pm, Dharmalaya Center, 356 Horn. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Pepper, Mad Caddies, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $15 adv., $17 dos.

The Extraordinaires, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" disc. Chris Hedges' American Fascists: The Radical Christian Right, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" disc. land use rights and reactions to M37 w/Bill Moshofsky, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 7:02am; Sunset 7:35pm, Av High 58; Av Low 37

KIDS/FAMILIES Komedy 4 da Kids, feat. Angel Ocasio, 11am at Bethel Library; 2pm at Sheldon Library. FREE.

Whimsical Wednesdays: New picture book preview, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Wednesday Book Club: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, noon, Downtown Library. FREE.

Book Club at Mount Pisgah: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, 7pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $5, FREE members.

MUSIC Lenten Organ Series: Maria Dossin performs Bach, Mendelssohn, Reger, 12:15pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th. FREE.

Fulcrum Theory, 8pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Edward Outward, Pirates-R-Us, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $4.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. forest stewardship, water conservation & model ideas for watersheds in California w/Eric Goldsmith, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 7am; Sunset 7:36pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

FILM Last Refuge for the Senses, or Noise Hippies Against All War, & disc. w/director Ben Russell, 7pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

GATHERINGS "Living with Low Vision" seminar, 10am, Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard. FREE.

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

KIDS/FAMILIES Mad Science presents "Spin! Pop! Boom!" 1pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Komedy 4 da Kids, feat. Angel Ocasio, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LECTURE "Backpacking Southbound: PCT & AT," Francis Tapon, 7pm, REI. FREE.

MUSIC Roman Numerals, 7pm, CD World. FREE.

Adam Hurst, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

Jessica Parsons-Taylor, 8pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Ratatat, 120 Days, Despot, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Hamell on Trial, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $7.

39 Shillings, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. French cowboys and country music w/Lorraine Rawls, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" disc. "Getting Personal in Business" w/Lindsay Andreotti & Brian Hilgendorf, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Man of La Mancha continues. See Friday.

Frozen continues. See Saturday.



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

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo, 10am-8pm today, 9am-8pm tomorrow & 9am-6pm March 25, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany. Don.

Childhood Friends, Fade 13, Bumtech, 7pm, Interzone, 1563 Monroe. FREE.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Book discussion group: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, 3pm, Corvallis-Benton County Library. FREE.



THURSDAY, MARCH 22 White Bird/PSU Dance presents Connie Janssen Danst, 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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 TV on the Radio, 8pm, Roseland, PDX. $17.50 adv., $20 dos.

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

32nd annual Spring Fair, feat. I-chele and the Circle of Light, Scott Huckabay, more, 1pm-8pm today, 10am-9pm tomorrow & 11am-5pm March 25, Douglas County Fairgrounds. $1.50-$3.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Rainforest Week special exhibits, daily through April 1, OMSI, PDX. www.omsi.orgOOIOO, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $12.

37th annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair, 9am-5pm today & 10am-4pm tomorrow, Yachats Commons. FREE.

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

J.R. Sims & Texas Special, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SOLV Great Oregon Spring Beach Cleanup, 10am-1pm, Yachats Visitors Center, 241 Hwy. 101.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25 Badly Drawn Boy, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $17.50 adv., $20 dos.

Vusi Mahlasela, 8pm, Berbati's Pan, PDX. 21+. $25.

Tap Habit, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

MONDAY, MARCH 26 The Early November, The Rocket Summer, Melee, Nothing Ever Stays, 7:30pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $13 adv., $15 dos.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Carolyn Forché reads & discusses her work, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park, PDX. www.literary-arts.org$18.

India.Arie, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $32.50 adv., $35 dos.

Paolo Nutini, Annie Stela, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $11 adv., $13 dos.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Son Volt, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $16 adv., $18 dos.

The Tragically Hip, 8pm, Roseland, PDX. $30.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Tawni O'Dell reads her work, 7:30pm, Powell's, PDX. FREE.



Training begins April 4 for Nature Guides at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Lead K-5 grade students on nature walks. 747-1504.

Oregon Country Fair is seeking entertainers to perform at this year's fair, July 13-15. Download applications at www.oregoncountryfair.orgor call 343-4298. Deadline is April 2.

The Very Little Theatre will hold auditions for Blue Skies and Butterflies at 1pm March 24 and 7pm March 26. Three men & five women needed. 687-0962. Auditions for Fortinbras will be held at 1pm March 31. Roles for 11 men & four women. 686-1177.

Kids and teens are invited to vote for their favorite books (among nominees) at all Eugene Public Library locations now through April 1. 682-8316.

Maude Kerns Art Center invites artists to create Jell-O artworks for the 19th annual Jell-O Art Show on March 31. Bring your Jell-O art & $3 entry fee between 3pm-4:30pm. www.mkartcenter.orgor 345-1571.

Registration open for 2nd annual "Out in the 'Artdoors' Urban Adventure Race" on May 19. Cost is $20 per person. 682-5329.