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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 3.29.07

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

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Jell-O. It's been around for, like, 160 years. They served it to immigrants at Ellis Island as an "Intro to America" course in ready-made meals. The opaque jiggly snack food even has a cult following in New Zealand. OK, we made that last one up, but it could be true. It is true that this Saturday sees the return of the 19th annual "Jell-O A-Go-Go" Jell-O Art Show and Tacky Food Buffet, a staple in Eugene'scultural diet. Voted "Best Funky Food Show in the U.S."by Reader's Digest in 2005, this one-day art show and fundraiser at Maude Kerns Art Center features a lineup of artists' gelatinous creations, some for serving, some for observing. Last year's standout sculpture was David Gibbs' life size bust of himself (pictured). Attend as a spectator (The Radar Angels also perform during the event) or submit your creative opus for viewing or eating before the show between 3 and 4:30 pm. See Saturday Calendar.

Post-millenium tension ratcheting your stress to terrible migraine levels? Concerned that outright laughter is inappropriate considering all the anguish in the world? Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant and the organizers of the 11th annual Laff Off want to remind you that — despite all that junk — laughter is still more than necessary. Returning to its original setup (last year had amateurs compete for the title "Best Comedian of Eugene"), this year's Laff Off features 17 local stand up comedians each doing their darn best to get you to lighten up and laugh it off (just like the birds do, see right) down at Actors Cabaret on Sunday. And, let's face it, with a spoiled child as our dubious commander-in-chief, the humor is all the more sidesplitting. One hundred percent of ticket sales go to Greenhill Humane Society, making this a true benefit and worth every greenback (and guffaw and chortle and … well, you get the picture). See Sunday Calendar.

Cueing up our crystal ball (or more like waiting for weather.com to load on our computer) we foresee a dramatic drop in precipitation through the weekend, which should mean a corresponding rise in participation in the great outdoors. Of course, the great outdoors is a tankful of gas away, so for some local fresh air, there's always the Last Friday Artwalk, a self-guided tour of non-traditional art galleries in town. Gallery 245 has Jerry Jump's close-up photography on display (pictured); Better Yet features Esther Bain's pressed leaves and poetry; The Wandering Goat has landscape photography by Chuck Griffin; Infinity Mercantile fittingly displays Laura Lee Laroux's fabric arts; while the Art of Glass has Sue Hunnell, the "flame wrangler," holding live demos of glass bead-making. A host of other venues will be open for you to stop and sip or just relax. See Friday Calendar.


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

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for "Flame On!" work by the Eugene Glass School, 5pm, Springfield Museum. FREE.

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

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



Sunrise 6:58am; Sunset 7:37pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

ARTS/VISUAL Last Friday Artwalk, self-guided tour through many venues around town, 6pm-9pm. For details and locations go to www.lastfridayartwalk.org

6pm openings include "Dress to Kill," fabric-ated art by Laura Lee Laroux, Infinity Mercantile; Nature photographs by Chuck Griffin, The Wandering Goat; "I'm Ready for My Close Up," photography by Jerry Jump, Gallery 245; work by Esther Bain, Better Yet.

FILM Pacifica Forum: Film by Jeff Halper on Israeli settlements, bypasses & wall of separation in Palestine-Israel, 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

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

The All Family Boat Show & Sale, 10am-8pm today & tomorrow, 10am-5pm April 1, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: "The Farmers' Market: Should It Grow Roots?" w/Richard Wilen & Lotte Streisinger, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Wine tasting: Oregon wines, noon-8pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $5.

LECTURE "Beauty and the Beast: Economic Trends Impacting our Economy," Dave Hauser, 10am, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High St. FREE.

MUSIC "Harmonica Overload," a benefit show for Mack Singleton, MEMA & Paul DeLay Memorial Fund, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Benefit concert for Wayne Morse Youth Program, feat. Maderas, Real, Marv Ellis, Halie Loren, Free Speech Crew, 8pm, WOW Hall. $5-$20.

DeMarco, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

Two Timin' Three, Jon Itkin & Some Like-Minded Souls, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/travel photographer Don Goldberg, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

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

Frozen continues. See Thursday, March 29.

Man of La Mancha continues. See Thursday, March 29



Sunrise 6:56am; Sunset 7:39pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

ARTS/VISUAL "Jell-O A-Go-Go," 19th annual Jell-O art show & food buffet, a benefit for Maude Kerns Art Center, 5pm-8pm, MKAC, 1919 E. 15th. $3, $5 families sug. don.

FILM Justice Not War presents Shut Up and Sing, about the tribulations of pop band Dixie Chicks, 7pm, DIVA. $3 sug. don.

GATHERINGS "Library Internet Access for Beginners," 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Lawn care seminar, 10am in Springfield, 2pm in Eugene, Gray's Garden Centers. FREE.

Soil care w/free testing, 10am in Eugene, 2pm in Springfield, Gray's Garden Centers. FREE (bring small cup of your soil).

Boat Show & Sale continues. See Friday.

Tax-Aide continues. See Friday.

Wine tasting continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Nests & eggs program, 9am, West Eugene Wetlands yurt. Register, 683-6494. FREE.

"Earth Day Celebration Art," 11am-3pm, M.E.C.C.A., 43 W. Broadway. $2-$5.

LITERARY ARTS Ken Babbs book reading & "Guantanamo" musical sketch w/Merry Pranksters, 7:30pm, Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove. FREE.

MUSIC Atrium Amateur Hour: Harpsichord recital by Richard Guy, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Ricardo Cardenas, 5:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Natalia Zukerman, 7pm, Luna. 21+. $10.

The Dry Gulch Ramblers, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7, $12 couple.

Ben Rice Band, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Hot Club Sandwich, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Snow camp/overnight, X-ski/S'shoe, 2 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: McKenzie View, 28 miles; Bell Fountain, 60 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

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

Frozen continues. See Thursday, March 29.

Man of La Mancha continues. See Thursday, March 29.

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



Sunrise 6:54am; Sunset 7:40pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

BENEFIT "Autism Rocks," silent auction luncheon, a benefit for KindTree Productions, noon-3:30pm, Eugene Hilton. $20, $15 under age 16 or person w/autism.

COMEDY Laff Off 2007, benefit for Greenhill Humane Society, 7pm, Actors Cabaret. 683-4368. $15.

FILM Rare & classic cartoons, hosted by Rev. Chumleigh, 7pm, Sam Bond's. $3-$6.

Hail Bop! A Portrait of John Adams, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

GATHERINGS Rainbow Family monthly potluck, 1pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

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

April Fools Bicycle Poker Run, 1pm, Alton Baker Park. 285-8491. $2.

Boat Show & Sale continues. See Friday.

MUSIC Blue Light Curtain, 3pm, CD World. FREE.

Blue Light Curtain, The Tiffany Lamps, Liz Pappademas, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs rides: Pleasant Hill, 40 miles; Pleasant Hill via Wheeler, 45 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Man of La Mancha continues. See Thursday, March 29.

Frozen continues. See Thursday, March 29.

Blue's Clues continues. See Saturday.



Sunrise: 6:52am; Sunset 7:41pm, Av High 58; Av Low 38

LECTURES Dennis Kucinich speaks, w/Q&A, 6:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive. $10.

EVEN presents "Interconnectedness & the Impact of Our Food Choices," Robert Jacobucci; "Juices & Smoothies 101," Jason Waligoske, 7pm, McNail-Riley House, 13th & Jefferson. 343-8055. FREE.

"Favorite Plants of the Western Cascade Butterflies," Tanya Harvey, 7pm, EWEB. FREE.

MUSIC Blinded Black, 7:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Man Man, Caves, Tiffany Lamps, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. child welfare, familes & the courts w/Jennifer Mylenek & Lene Garrett, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 6:51am; Sunset 7:42pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

COMEDY Kitsch Alive!, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School Little Theater. Don.

FILM Russian film series: Red on White, Getting to Know Each Other, the Russian Sherlock Homes, 7pm, 115 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Eugene vestibular support group, 2pm, Rm. 325, 3rd Floor, Atrium Bldg. 345-3212. FREE.

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

"Take Back the Night" community forum/planning meeting, 6pm, Womenspace, 16th & Pearl. 346-3327 or 484-9791. FREE.

Compassionate Friends support group, 7pm, Peace Health, 1162 Willamette. 689-1626. FREE.

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

"Tuesdays in Track Town," town hall-style forum, 7pm, Heritage Hall, Bowerman Bldg., UO. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES First Tuesday Craft Club, "Beaded Bracelets," 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LECTURE "Where the Monkey Puzzles Are," Neil Bell, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High. FREE.

MUSIC John Cox, horn master class, 1pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Soweto Gospel Choir, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $8-$32.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. trends in home building & growth in "green" home design w/Gary Dorris & Darrell Boldt, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Spiritual Circle, 5pm, 5th St. Public Meeting Rm. 543-5994. FREE.

Sound healing w/Auriel Loux, 7pm, The Spirit Moves, 1840 Willamette. $5-$10.



Sunrise 6:49am; Sunset 7:43pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

KIDS/FAMILIES Whimsical Wednesdays: Easter!, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LECTURE "Commercial Compost-ing," Jack Hoeck, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. 683-8963. FREE.

MUSIC Lenten Organ Series: Dan Rinnan performs Bach, Wagner, Halley, 12:15pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th. FREE.

Tyler Fortier, 5:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Conflict, Scarred for Life, Anima Mundi, Streetlight Cardiacs, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

JJ Grey & Mofro, Reeble Jar, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $14 adv., $16 dos.

John Weinland, The Comforters, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

The Asylum Street Spankers, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $15.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Sean Williams, author of The Ethnomusicologist's Cookbook, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Drumming circle & prayer, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal. Don.

THEATER Willamette Rep presents Stones in His Pocket (preview performance), 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Hult Center. $12-$20.



Sunrise 6:47am; Sunset 7:45pm, Av High 59; Av Low 38

GATHERINGS Construction Expo 2007, 2pm-7pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

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

Eugene Bonsai Club meeting w/free demonstration, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club. www.eugenebonsai.orgFREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES "Breakfast w/the Barn Bunny," 9:30am-11:30am, Petersen Barn Community Center. Register, 682-5521. $5.

"Peter Rabbit and Friends" tea party, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Cara Black speaks on "Foreign Intrigue: Research & Setting in Mysteries," 6:30pm, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High. $10.

Bethel book group: African Queen by C.S. Forester, 6:30pm, Bethel Library. FREE.

MUSIC Break As We Fall, Tyler Fortier, Erik Anders, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

Erika Luckett, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $8.

Zilla, Bassnectar, The Funginears, Souleye, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Cedar Hill, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $7.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" disc. the Oregon legislation to end the death penalty w/Josh Marquis, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" disc. "Cosciousness, Soul and Who We Are" w/A.H. Almaas, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION "Walkabouts w/Mel," 1pm every 1st & 3rd Thursday through May, various location. Register, 682-5318. $2.

THEATER The Birth of Merlin, or The Childe Hath Found His Father, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & April 7, Springfield High School studio theater. $5.

WillRep's Stones in his Pocket (preview) continues. See Wednesday.

Frozen continues. See Thursday, March 29.

Man of La Mancha continues. See Thursday, March 29.



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

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Jeannie Gagné presents a vocal jazz clinic, 2pm, 202 Benton, OSU. 917-4550. $15.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8pm today, tomorrow and April 6-7, 12-14, 19-21; 2:30pm April 8 & 15, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. $12, $9 sr., under age 18.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Tulip Festival, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Greengable Gardens, 24689 Grange Hall Rd., Philomath. $5.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 Native American Philosophy lecture series: Leslie Marmon Silko, 6:30pm, Gilfillan Auditorium, OSU. FREE.



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

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Lincoln City Indoor Kite Festival, 4pm-9pm today, 9am-8pm tomorrow, 9am-2pm April 1, Taft High School. $2, $5 family.

Luminescent Orchestrii, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 "Minimalism/Postminimalism: From the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer & Family Foundation," today through May 6, Portland Art Museum. $10.

"Historic NW Paint Colors: Fashions & Classics," 1pm, Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., PDX. www.visitahc.org$18.

Woven Hand, Calla, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $12.

Wine tasting: Amity Vineyards, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Hookah Stew, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 "Chinese Economy, Antiquities & Art Collecting," a lecture by James Godfrey, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. $10.

MONDAY, APRIL 2 Medical Marijuana Patients Day Rally, 10am-4pm, State Capitol, Salem. FREE.


Environmental Lobby Day, 8:30am-4:30pm, State Capitol, Salem. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 Mew, Oh No! Oh My!, 9pm, Aladdin Theatre, PDX. $15.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 An opening for "The Portland Grid Project," photography exhibit; "iWITNESS," photographs by Tom Stoddart; "3 Interiors, 2007," installation by Bryan Eubanks, 6pm, Portland Art Center. www.portlandart.orgFREE.

Asylum Street Spankers, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $15 adv., $17 dos.



Emerald Valley Track Club invites all youths ages 7-18 to sign up for spring Track & Field. Practices begin 5:30pm April 2 at the South Eugene High School track. www.emeraldvalleytrackclub.orgor 868-1689.

Training for new volunteers at the UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History begins Thursday, April 5. Volunteers must attend a five-week Museum Interpreter Course ($40, $25 stu.). Acraig@uoregon.edu or 346-1694.

Corvallis Fall Festival is accepting applications for visual and performing artists at its festivities on Sept. 22 & 23. For app., send SASE to: 760 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 200, Corvallis, OR 97333 or visit www.corvallisfallfestival.comDeadline is May 1.

ALSC is now offering free materials in support of El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) on April 30. www.ala.org/diafor submission form. Register by April 13 for free brochures & bookmarks.