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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 4.19.07



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

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OK, first of all, get this: "Best of Jo is a stop action Lego film about a coffee-addicted guy named Jo. He is eager to try all the mountain sports available to him, such as climbing, skiing and fishing." Please! Who could resist? Then you've got your trips down the Mekong River, your injured Iraq veterans learning about adaptive winter sports, your mergansers and your various life-risking behaviors. It's the Banff Film Festival, and you know you can't miss it. See Calendar for Thursday, April 19.



Sea shanties like "Pegleg Tango" and "Nelly the Elephant." Dancin' and partyin' and talkin' like piraticals: That's right, it's time for Captain Bogg & Salty to sea-dog out the WOW Hall. Yes, the band hails from the city to our north, but Cap'n arrives in Eugene for the first time this week. Usually, of course, the mateys are too busy in the Bahamas and Vegas, but they're here now, so bring the kiddies, your best eye patches and boots and other pirate implements and get ready to tear it up with the crew! See Sunday Calendar.



A juggler, a clown, a man who rode a unicycle around the small village where he entertained and educated the kids: Ben Linder was a really good guy. U.S.-funded Contras murdered the Portland engineer in 1987, but his family, friends and coworkers continued his engineering projects in Nicaragua, providing light and drinking water to thousands of people. And near the 20th annivesary of his death, we remember him. CISCAP Commemorates the Life and Work of Ben Linder includes music, light refreshments and the chance to meet Linder's family. Here's your opportunity to celebrate true patriots — those who stand up to torture, intimidation and secret wars for the sake of humanity. See Calendar for Thursday, April 26.



The planet: It needs us. More than just charismatic megafauna (think pandas and polar bears), every little teeny tiny cell on Earth wants to remain part of the living, breathing Gaiasphere. We like our cells working together to stamp out air pollution, oil dependence, mercury in our water and a whole host o' other problems. Pay homage to our only planet — and make a commitment to keep it going — at any of the numerous Earth Day events, including-but-not-limited-to the HOPES Eco-Design Conference (see story, page 14), Corvallis' EarthFaire and Eugene's "Spirit of Sustainability" music-and-lectures-and-booths-and-food party at EWEB. See weekend Calendar.



THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Sunrise 6:23am; Sunset 8:01pm, Av High 61; Av Low 39

BENEFIT Eat for the Earth, benefit for Oregon League of Conservation Voters, today through Apr. 26. Today: Bagel Sphere. www.olcv.org

FILM Eugene Symphony presents John Adams: Minimalism and Beyond, 6:45pm, Studio One, Hult Center. FREE.

Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7pm today & tomorrow, McDonald Theatre. $10 adv., $12 door ($2 off for UO stu., OP Co-op members).

Deshilando condenas, bordando libertades, about indigenous women in prison in Oaxaca, Mexico, 7pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. 346-5771 or 346-5813. FREE.

GATHERINGS HOPES Eco-Design Conference: 24 hr. Design Charrette Kickoff, 2pm; Joan Nassauer, keynote speaker, 7pm, UO. hopes.uoregon.edu $25, $15 non-UO stu., FREE UO stu., faculty.

Take Back the Night march and rally, 6:30pm, EMU Amphitheatre, UO. 513-1860. FREE.

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

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

Birthday bash & living memorial for Wendy Wintrode, feat. Don Latarski, 7pm, Vet's Bldg. FREE.

Citizens for Public Accountability mtg. about downtown w/speakers incl. Alan Zelenka, 7pm, EWEB. 338-9980. FREE.

Whiteaker Community Council mtg. about RR crossing on Madison, 6pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

LECTURES Eddie Little Crow discusses his poetry, history and the life of a Lakota, 10am at CML, Bldg. 19, LCC; 7:30pm at World Café, 449 Blair. FREE.

"Cleansing and Healing with Raw Foods, Superfoods & Herbs," Jameth Sheridan, 7pm, Sundance Natural Foods, 2441 Hilyard. FREE.

"The Christian and Islamic Reformations Compared," Francis Robinson, 7:30pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

"RoadTrip: An Oregon/Minnesota Artists' Book Exchange," Jeff Rathermel, 11:30am, Bldg. 11, LCC. 463-5409. FREE.

"You are the Whole" lecture series, Dr. Sadhvi Chaitanya, 7pm, Maple Rm., EMU, UO. 345-4952. FREE w/don.

LITERARY ARTS Gary Geddes reads from Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things, 4pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Sheldon book group: The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway, 6pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

Quraysh Ali Lansana reads from They Shall Run — Harriet Tubman Poems & southside rain, 7pm, 125 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Barbara Ashman reads from Married to My Garden, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Symphony presents "Haydn Cello Concerto" w/Alisa Weilerstein, work by John Adams & more, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$46.

Schoolyard Heroes, The Photo Atlas, Trapped in a Minivan, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Walker T. Ryan, Brian Chevalier, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Isaac Johnson, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Strix Vega, Que La Chinga, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

THEATER Willamette Rep presents Stones in His Pockets, 7:30pm today; 8pm tomorrow & April 21; 2pm April 22, Hult Center. $15-$35.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

Sunrise 6:21am; Sunset 8:03pm, Av High 61; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL Erik Sandgren presents an art lecture, 7pm, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. Reserve, 726-8595. $10, $5 EAC members.

BENEFITS All-you-can-eat lasagna dinner to benefit Trevor Wanaisie's medical costs, 5pm-10pm, Laurelwood Golf Course. www.savetrevor.comor 434-6399. $35.

"Crop Out Cancer," scrapbooking event, benefits American Cancer Society, 6pm today through 8pm tomorrow, Valley River Inn. Register, 726-8060 x2202. $30-$55.

Fundraiser for Eugene Peaceworks and MEMA, w/ Samba Ja, Natural Progression, more, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. normal_b@yahoo.com $12 adv., $15 dos.

Silent art auction, benefit for the Art History Association at the UO, 8pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO.

Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Bagel Sphere, Ta Ra Rin Thai Cuisine.

COMEDY Kitsch Alive! 11pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. $5.

DANCE UO Repertory Dance Co.. 8pm today & tomorrow, Dougherty Dance Theater, Gerlinger Annex, UO. $10, $5 stu., sr.

FILM Banff Mountain Film Festival continues. See Thursday, April 19.

GATHERINGS Presentation on grief, 10am, Campbell Center, 155 High. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: "Anti-Semitism: What's the big fuss?" 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

HOPES Eco-Design Conference: Nina Maritz, keynote, 5:30pm, Ecological Design Center, UO. http://hopes.uoregon.edu$25, $15 non-UO stu., FREE UO stu., faculty.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) lecture & demo, 7pm, 913-3335 for location. FREE.

UUCE Singletarians singles gathering, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church. 729-6655. FREE.

Latin dance party, w/instruction by Ballet Hispanico, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $15.

LECTURES "Sex and Medical Ethics," Eliabeth Reis, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

"Intertwined Genocides? Mass Murder of Serbs, Jews and Roma in the Italo-German Protectorate of Croatia," Alex Korb, 3pm, 128 Chiles, UO. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: "Hanford: An International Nuclear Dump?", Jack Dresser, 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

"Rules of Engagement: Roman Constructions of the Erotic Body in Textual vs. Visual Representations," John Clarke, 7pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Henry Marsh shares experiences from successes in athletics & business, 7pm, Eastside Faith Center, 89 Centennial Lp. 915-5990 for FREE ticket vouchers.

MUSIC Greenlander, Gunnar Roads, noon, Center Bldg., LCC. FREE.

Fearless Love, 5pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Moondanse, 7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Hank Shreve & the Odd Souls, Yesterday, Brooks Robertson and Gunnar Roads, 5:30pm, Papa's Soul Food Kitchen. $6.

Lindsey Wrightley, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $10 adv., $12 door.

Will Bernard Band, Eleven Eyes, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Sarsaparilla Jug Band, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Jason Atkinson, author of What We All Wish Politicians Understood, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Drift Creek, Horse Creek side, 6 mi. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. 345-4951. Don.

THEATER A Year with Frog and Toad, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and April 27-28 and May 4-5, 11-12; 2pm April 29 & May 13, Actor's Cabaret. 683-4368. $18 reserved, $15 general ($34.95 w/dinner).

Children of Eden, 7pm today, tomorrow and April 26-28; 2pm April 22, Churchill High School theater. $8, $6 stu., sr.

Into the Woods Junior, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and April 27 & 28, ACE Academy Youth Stage, 39 W. 10th Ave. $15, $10 under age 12.

The Fantasticks, 8pm today, tomorrow and April 27-28; 2:30pm April 22, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. 942-8001. $13, $11 stu., sr.

Laundry and Bourbon, 8pm today & tomorrow, B. Ross Evans Chapel, Northwest Christian College. $5, $3 stu.

Players in the Game, 8pm today, tomorrow, April 26-27 and May 4-5; 2pm April 22, 28 & 29, Very Little Theatre. 344-7751. $10.

Return to the Forbidden Planet, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and April 27-28; 2:30pm April 22, Marist High School theater. $10, $5 Marist stu., faculty.

WillRep's Stones in His Pockets continues. See Thursday, April 19.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

Sunrise 6:20am; Sunset 8:04pm, Av High 62; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL Chinese brush painting w/Dan Chen, live demo, 2pm-4pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

CONTRACT, audio/visual live performance, 6pm-10pm, LumpWest project space, 2493 Harris. FREE.

BENEFITS Dessert social, benefits UNICEF vaccination program, w/silent auction, 2pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 15th & Patterson. 517-4280. $15.

15th annual Plant Sale benefit for Destination Imagination, 9am-3:30pm, Alton Baker Park. 937-3073. FREE.

Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Bagel Sphere, City View Deli, Ta Ra Rin Thai Cuisine.

COMEDY Kitsch Alive! continues. See Friday.

DANCE Ballet Hispanico, 8pm, Hult Center. $16-$35.

UO Repertory Dance Company continues. See Friday.

FILM Guerrilla screening series: local filmmakers showcase, 11:35pm today & tomorrow, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

GATHERINGS Latino Family Conference/Conferencia para Familias Latinas, 12:30 pm, w/workshops, child care, trip to Splash!, Springfield Middle School. Free bus passes/pases de buses gratis, Rita, 463-3306. FREE/GRATIS.

Farmers' Market, local produce, plants, meats, flowers, food, 9am-4pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Pacific Green Party of Oregon spring business convention, 9:30am-5:30pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Edson Oliveira, 10am; Invincible Vincent, 11am; Robert Meade, noon; Two Easy, 1pm; Brian Cutean, 2pm; Days Burning, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

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

"The Spirit of Sustainability," Earth Day celebration w/music, booths, free trees, Procession of All Species, more, 11am-5pm, EWEB. FREE.

Identification Day, bring artifacts & specimens to learn more, 1pm-4pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. 346-3024. $3, $5 families.

Altered Books Workshop for Adults, 1pm-5pm, Downtown Library. Register, 682-5450. FREE.

Art History Association Symposium, 11am-5pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. FREE.

HOPES Eco-Design Conference: David Leatherbarrow, keynote, 6:30pm; Trashy Fashion Show, 8pm, Ecological Design Center, UO. http://hopes.uoregon.edu$25, $15 non-UO stu., FREE UO stu., faculty.

Past Monarch show, 7pm, Mother Kali's. $5.

Earth Day Lip Balm Tradeout, trade nonhemp lip balms for free Merry Hempster balm, all day, Midtown Pipe and Tobacco. 1-888-SEED-OIL. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Special guest: Miffy visits! 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

"Different Light," planetarium show, 2pm today & tomorrow, Science Factory. $4, $3 sr., FREE under age 3.

Eugene Waldorf School puppet show, "The Queen Bee," 3pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

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

Baby fair, 10am-2pm, Willamalane Adult Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. 344-3273. FREE.

LECTURE "How to Make Your Home Sexier, Healthier and Save Civilization," Jack Stephens, 1pm, Maitreya Ecovillage. 345-1592. $10 sug. don.

LITERARY ARTS Tom Madden and George Estreich read their poetry, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Tom Heinl, noon, Wandering Goat. FREE.

S.L.U.G. Queen Ball, benefit for FOOD for Lane County, w/Sweet Papa Low Down, Accordions Anonymous, S.L.U.G. Queens, more, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. 3 nonperishable food items and $3-$12.

Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, 8:30am-4pm & 7pm-9pm (finals), Pleasant Hill Schools, 36386 Hwy. 58. FREE.

The Skyline, Yesterday, 1pm, CD World. FREE.

Atrium Amateur Hour: Light Classics Play-In w/Emerald Chamber Players, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Ricardo Cardenas, 7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Dan Neal, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $15-$25.

Hell's Belles, Western Aerial, Rotten Apples, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $12 adv., $14 door.

Rhymefest 2007, feat. Mackdub, Greenstate, Fellidale, Dzo, Michael Kay & Marvin Harley, Loon, Indo, Endr 1, Stupendous, Starbuks, DJ PSL, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10.

Kris Orlowski Trio, Jessica Parsons-Taylor Trio, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Yeltsin, Lewi Longmire, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Heavyweight Dub Champion, 9pm, Fenario Gallery. $10.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Nearby Nature spring work party, 2pm, Yurt in Alton Baker Park. 687-9699. FREE.

Obsidians hikes: Old Baldy/Coburg Hills, 6 miles, Sweet Creek/Beaver Creek Falls, 5.2 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Mohawk Store, 30 miles; Creswell via River Dr. & Howe Ln., 50 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER WillRep's Stones in His Pockets continues. See Thursday, April 19.

Children of Eden continues. See Friday.

Into the Woods Junior continues. See Friday.

The Fantasticks continues. See Friday.

Laundry and Bourbon continues. See Friday.

Return to the Forbidden Planet continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Youth Service Day: Whilamut beautification project, join youth for a day of service, 9am-2pm, Alton Baker Park. cshonick@gmail.com or 687-7456. Snacks & lunch provided.

Earth Day wildflower garden workparty for singles, 1pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. FREE.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Sunrise 6:18am; Sunset 8:05pm, Av High 62; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL Christine Sundt speaks on "Copyright Issues for Artists," 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

BENEFITS "Americana" chamber music concert, benefit for Ana Westland-Hurwitz, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main, Spfd. $25.

Family School's Bingo and Auction Fundraiser, 5pm, Cozmic Pizza. Mindy, 343-8564. $3 for cards.

Peace on Earth Day, benefit for Eugene Middle East Peace Group and Nasaem Arrahma Charitable Society, with Americanistan, Beth Rose, bhangra dancers, food from Café Soriah, 6pm, LCC Cafeteria. $15, kids 12 and under FREE.

Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Allann Bros. Beanery (both 5th and Hilyard), Bagel Sphere, Laughing Planet, Ta Ra Rin Thai Cuisine.

FILM Video Slam, 4pm, DIVA. divamedia.proscenia.net/slam FREE.

Guerrilla screening series continues. See Saturday.

GATHERINGS Cascade Raptor Center's Earth Day celebration, 10am-5pm, CRC, 32275 Fox Hollow Rd., free shuttle from Spencer Butte Middle School, noon to 5pm. www.eraptors.orgor 485-1320. $2 sug. don.

HOPES Eco-Design Conference: Paul Kephart, keynote, 1pm, Ecological Design Center, UO. http://hopes.uoregon.edu$25, $15 non-UO stu., FREE UO stu., faculty.

NextStep Recycling hosts Earth Day electronics recycling drop-off sites, noon-4pm at Best Buy (3300 Gateway St.) and Wal-Mart (1040 Greenacres Rd.). FREE with exceptions.

KIDS/FAMILIES Captain Bogg & Salty: Pirate Rock for Buccaneers of All Ages, 2pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door ($5 adv., $7 door under age 12).

4th Annual Amazon Center Camp Fair, 1pm-3pm, Amazon Center. Sue, 682-5306. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS S.A.S.S. hosts 7th annual Poetry of Survival reading/open mic, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Dave Gross, 1pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

University Symphony concerto concert, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "Sunday at Noon" topic: Oregon's oceans w/Nicole Matthys, noon, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Recycle Run 5k/15k, 9am, Eastgate Woodlands Park. www.eclecticedgeracing.comor 543-5399.

Wildflower folklore walk, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3 sug. don.

Obsidians hikes: Raptor Center/Amazon Headwaters, 3 miles; Upper Fall Creek, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs ride: Drain environs, meet at 9am for carpool, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER WillRep's Stones in His Pockets continues. See Thursday, April 19.

Children of Eden continues. See Friday.

The Fantasticks continues. See Friday.

Return to the Forbidden Planet continues. See Friday.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23

Sunrise: 6:16am; Sunset 8:06pm, Av High 62; Av Low 40

BENEFIT Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Anatolia, Bagel Sphere, Koho Bistro, Laughing Planet, Taco Del Mar.

FILM Holocaust in Film series: Fateless, 7pm, 111 Lillis, UO. jonseidel@aol.com or 434-6551. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Going on Medicare" presentation 10am, Campbell Center. 682-5318. FREE.

Helen Wagner presents on traveling in Argentina, w/Argentine wine tasting, 5pm, WineStyles. $5.

LCC Board of Education monthly meeting, 6:30pm, Bldg. 3, LCC. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Lotte Streisinger reads from The Potter and the Muse, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC English presents "The Social Lives of People as Told by Things," Elaine Freedgood, 3:30pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

SPIRITUAL "The Magic of Place," address by Rev. Stephen Landale, 9am & 11am, Unitarian Unversalist Church, 477 E. 40th. FREE.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

Sunrise 6:15am; Sunset 8:07pm, Av High 62; Av Low 40

BENEFIT Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Bagel Sphere, Laughing Planet.

FILM Common Ground: Oregon's Ocean, with Q&A, 7pm, 182 Lillis, UO. FREE.

Russian film series: Sherlock Homes & Dr. Watson: Fatal Fight, 7pm, 115 Pacific, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Digital Hearing Aids: Experience the Difference" presentation, 10am, Campbell Center. Register, 682-5318. FREE.

Wine tasting: Six for $60 wines, 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

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

Ebb and Flow clinic, 6:30pm, Oregon River Sports, 3400 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Community Conversations panel on "The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: A Forum on Critical Race Theory: Identity, Privilege & Power," 7:30pm, Living Learning Center Performance Hall, UO. FREE.

Lane County Audobon Society features Charlie Quinn speaking on the Nature Conservancy's project at Buford Park, West Eugene wetlands & the Willow Creek preserve, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High. FREE.

Rainy Day Blues Society meeting, 6:30pm, Mac's at the Vets' Club. FREE.

LECTURE Elaine Freedgood gives a faculty seminar based on her book, The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meanings in the Victorian Novel, 3:30pm, 159 PLC, UO.

MUSIC Faculty Jazz Concert & Lenny Bruce poetry reading, 8pm, Blue Door Theater, Bldg. 6, LCC. $8, $6 stu., sr.

The Slip, Holy Fuck, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" disc. Jeff Cohen's lecture "Cable News Confidential," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Mary's Peak, 7 miles; West Eugene Wetlands, bird/bike, 13 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL 4 Agreements wisdom circle, 7:30pm, St. Mary's, 13th & Pearl. FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

Sunrise 6:13am; Sunset 8:09pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

ARTS/VISUAL Jud Turner gives an art lecture on his "Steeling Space" sculpture exhibit, 7pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th. $3 sug. don.

BENEFIT Chef's Night Out, benefit for FOOD for Lane County, Hult Center. www.hultcenter.com$65.

Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Bagel Sphere, Laughing Planet.

GATHERINGS Presentation on the Oregon Prescription Drug Plan, 3:30pm, Campbell Center. 682-5318. FREE.

A forum on “Creating Peace in Israel and Palestine” with author and professor Steven Zunes, author of Tinderbox: Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism . 7 to 9:30 pm at the Methodist Church, 1376 Olive. FREE.

"How the White House Drowned New Orleans — and the Theft of 2008," w/BBC journalist Greg Palast, hosted by Brian Shaw, 6:30pm screening of Big Easy to Big Empty, 7pm talk, 180 PLC, UO. RSVP to kats@efn.org for guaranteed admission. Don.

"Perspectives on Media and Child Development," media awareness symposium, 7pm, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. 683-6951. FREE.

Informational meeting about international adoption from Ethiopia, China, Thailand and Ghana, 7pm, EWEB Training Room. FREE.

Restoration Planning and Maps with the Coast Work Willamette Watershed Council, 7pm, Cottage Grove Community Ctr., 400 E. Gibbs Ave. Pam, 767-9717. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Whimsical Wednesdays: National Poetry Month, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LECTURE "Reconstructing Monastic Women's Musical & Liturgical Life in the Northern Middle Ages," Alison Altstatt, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

"Helping Children Paddle their Own Boats through the Media Flood," Penelope Youngfeather, 7pm, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. 683-6951. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Mount Pisgah book group: Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $5, FREE members.

Curtis Sittenfeld reads from Man of My Dreams, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble performs Stravinsky's "A Soldier's Tale," 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Chamber Music on Campus, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble presents A Soldier's Tale by Stravinsky, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

SWANG: "Songs of the Celluloid Cowboy," 7:30pm, The Shedd. $18-$28.

Horse the band, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Light This City, So Many Dynamos, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

The Retrofits, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $6.

Maderas, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

THEATER Mud, 8pm today, tomorrow, April 27-29 and May 3-5, Arena Theatre, UO. 346-4363. $6, $5 sr., non-UO stu., $4 UO stu.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Sunrise 6:12am; Sunset 8:10pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

BENEFIT Eat for the Earth continues. See Thurs., Apr. 19. Today: Laughing Planet.

FILM Human Rights in Latin America film series: Guatemala & El Salvador: Discovering Dominga and Artist of Residence, 6:30pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS CISCAP commemorates the life and work of Ben Linder, 4pm, Ben Linder Room, EMU, UO. 485-8633. FREE.

"Life Planning" presentation, 10am, Campbell Center. Register, 682-5318. FREE.

Public party & ribbon-cutting for new Exploration Station, with music, kids activities, sampler shows, 4pm, Science Factory. FREE.

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

Paddle Club meeting, 6:30pm, Oregon River Sports. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Science Factory Exploration Station Launch, open house with music, refreshments, hands-on activities, more, 4pm-6pm, Science Factory. 682-7888. FREE.

LECTURES Philosophy presents a colloquium w/Allen Carlson, 4pm, 175 Lillis, UO. 346-5548. FREE.

Romance Languages presents "Psychoanalytic Subjectivity, Knowledge & Spirituality in Proust," Leo Bersani, 4pm, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Book Buddies book group: The Girl with 500 Middle Names by Margaret Peterson Haddix; Tween Scene book group: Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Reflective readers book group: Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC "An Evening with Brahms," feat. Alexandre Dossin & Oregon String Quartet, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Buster B. Jones, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

The Visible Men, Central Services, Hot for Chocolate, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Z'EV, Moe! Staiano, Sikhara, WARNING BROKEN MACHINE, Noah Mickens, 9pm, DIVA. $8, $6 stu.

ON THE AIR "New Dimensions" features "From Science to Spirit in Healing" w/Joyce Whiteley Hawkes, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Alice, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $15, $10 youth.

Children of Eden continues. See Friday.

Mud continues. See Wednesday.

WillRep's Stones in his Pockets continues. See Thursday, April 19.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 "Will Darfur Be Another Rwanda?" public talk by Stephanie Nyombayire, 7:30pm, Milam Auditorium, OSU. FREE.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 8pm today, tomorrow and April 21, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. $12, $9 sr., under age 18.

Parkinson's Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Jerry, 752-3238. FREE.

"Promoting Positive Youth Develop-ment," Richard Lerner, 2pm, 109 Memorial Union, OSU. FREE.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 Matt the Electrician CD release, 8:30pm, Old World Deli. 753-3913. $8.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

EarthFaire, celebrating 150 years of life by the river's edge with eco-village, music, exhibits, procession of the species, more, 10am-2pm, Riverfront Park. ecenter@peak.org or 753-9211.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 Earth Day Celebration, all day, First Alternative Natural Food Co-op stores.

MONDAY, APRIL 23 "VOICES for a Malaria-Free Future," Matthew Lynch, 12:10pm, 1001 Kelley Engineering, OSU. FREE.

Roundtable discussion with Matthew Lynch, 4pm, 208 Memorial Union, OSU.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Native American Philosophy lecture series: Wilma Mankiller, former chief of the Cherokee Nation, 6:30pm, Gilfillan Auditorium, OSU. FREE.

"The Return of DDT: Environmental Impacts of Indoor Residual Spraying for Malaria Control," Rochelle Rainey, 9:30am, 208 Memorial Union, OSU.

Jesus and the Buddhist Path of Wisdom, 6:30pm, First Presbyterian Church

Music Cities: Branson, Memphis & Nashville Trip Presentation, 1pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

 

 

ON THE ROAD

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Blonde Redhead, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. 21+. $20.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 John Prine, 8pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $37.25 & up.

Salem Film Festival, more than 54 films and 25 filmmakers, today and tomorrow, various venues, Salem. www.salemfilmfestival.com

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

Death of a Salesman, 7:30pm today & tomorrow and April 27-28, May 4-5; 2pm April 22, 29 & May 6, Betty Long Unruh Theatre, Roseburg. $10, $5 under age 12.

24th Annual Umpqua Valley Quilter Guild Quilt Show "Garden Party," 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, 11am-4pm April 22, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg. $5.

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Spring Opening, 5pm-8pm, Rental Sales Gallery, PDX. FREE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Nye Beach Writers' Haiku Slam with music from Rick Bartow, 7pm, Café Mundo, Newport. FREE.

Pacific Northwest Sustainability Conference to Create Synergies, today and tomorrow, Willamette University, Salem. www.willamette.edu/events/sustainability$30, stu. free.

Blossom Craft Show, 10am-5pm today and tomorrow, Hood River County Fairgrounds, near Odell. 541-354-2865. FREE.

Earth Day climate change presentations: Karen Shell, 10:30 am; Mark Hixson, 12:30pm; Peter Clark, 1:30pm; Jeffrey Shaman, 3pm, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport. Bill, 541-687-0167. FREE.

Earth Day Family Fair & Alternative Energy Fair, 10am-4pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg.

"Storybook Houses: Fanciful Treasures of the 1902s," 9am, Architectural Heritage Center, PDX. 503-231-7264. $18.

Cheb i Sabbah, DJ Ravi, Gypsy Caravan, 9pm, Pi-rem, PDX. 21+ show. $10.

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 Air, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $27.50 adv., $30 door.

John McCutcheon, 7pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $15.

Taarka, 8pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

MONDAY, APRIL 23 DJ Shadow, Lifesavas, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $30.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24 The Books, 9pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $15.

Klaxons, 10pm, Dante's, PDX. $9.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $19-$43.

Young Buck, Boom Bap Project, Maniac Lok, Livio, Kenny Mack, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Last Thursday in Alberta Artwalk includes reception for CaroleZoom Patterson's "this mortal coil," 6pm, Enterbeing, 1603 NE Alberta, PDX.

Damien Rice, 8pm, Theater of the Clouds, Rose Quarter, PDX. $37 adv., $40 door.

Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen, The Little Ones, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $19.

Konono No. 1, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $21.50 adv., $24 door.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Lane County seeks applications for citizens interested in serving on the Commission on Children and Families. www.co.lane.or.us/ccfor 682-6656. Deadline is May 2.

The Lane County Darfur Coalition has DVDs on the crisis available for public screenings to congregations, schools and other groups. Call 344-8484 or 344-5657.

The city of Eugene offers an intro on May 22 to the NIA craze sweeping the land. It's called "a fun and vigorous workout that is adaptable to every body, age and fitness level." Woot! But don't wait to sign up: The deadline is May 15 to register. Call 682-5318 to get into the dance dance revolution.

Save the kitties and doggies! Greenhill Humane Society is reducing adoption fees by 20% for all black animals (excluding kittens) through Tues., Apr. 24. Stop by Greenhill at 88530 Greenhill Rd. from 11am to 6pm Fri. to Tues. Call 689-1503 for more info.