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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 5.3.07



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

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OK, Americanos, this year's Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday night, leaving you no choice but to celebrate/dance/party/drink your night away in honor of the Battle of Puebla, where headstrong Mexicans won a decisive victory over those imperialistic Frenchies. It's not even a federal holiday in Mexico, but the fifth of May is still honored in bars and nightclubs across America — usually with a fifth of tequila. Some of the year's best music shows go down on this festive night; here are a handful we recommend. Los Mex Pistols del Norte (pictured) bring a cachet of authenticity to the scene at John Henry's on a co-bill split with the Hi Fi Ramblers. Medford's earnest rockabilly scene is represented by The Hollowbodys show at the Wetlands, while Diablo's twists the genre in a no-shame "Cinco de Metal" event featuring Northwest Royale, Javelina, Tall Boy Shotgun and Subject 2 Change. We're still waiting for the folks at DDL to feature a "Cinco de Mullet" night … it's bound to happen someday! See Saturday Calendar and Nightlife section for more ways to celebrate the fifth.



The Lane Arts Council's First Friday ARTWalk soldiers on with a tour that cuts across the heart of downtown Eugene. Meg Trendler, Visitor Services Manager at CVALCO and LAC board member, will lead this month's guided tour from West Broadway to the Fifth Street Public Market. Tour-goers will meet Trendler at the New Zone Gallery, where Marilyn Kent celebrates her 50th birthday with 50 works of art in a show entitled "Flight & Florals, Fifty & Fabulous," featuring her trademark bird and flora mixed media works (pictured). Stop #2 is the six mini-galleries at DIVA, with the highlight being the "Autism Artism 2007" traveling art collection, consisting of art by people aged five to 65 with autism. Stop #3 features Richard Quigley's colorful and surreal paintings at the Fenario Gallery while stop #4 profiles Jane Aukshunas' pastel imagery at Opus6ix. From there, it's three blocks north to the Fifth Street Public Market, where you can grab some espresso from Provisions and view the always-eye-grabbing Oregon Country Fair posters from the past 35 years. But don't just stick to the guided path: break out and catch new shows currently up at White Lotus Gallery, New Odyssey, Karin Clarke Gallery and Park St. Café. See Friday Calendar.



On the surface, roller derby appears simple: Two teams in helmets and kneepads circle an enclosed track on roller skates (the old fashioned quad-style) and generally push, jostle and jockey until 1) a team's jammer successfully makes it through the mob skating in the opposite direction, 2) athletes are knocked off their feet, or 3) both. But the rules aren't as simple, and a team can lose by not maintaining a strict, by-the-rules pack mentality. Roller derby has been around for more than 60 years (see picture at right for proof) and the sport is getting its 21st century nod of approval with the newly formed Emerald City Roller Girls. ECRG has been practicing in donated facilities and gearing up for the first round of competitions soon. But first they need to raise some funds. On Saturday, ECRG is holding a huge yard sale at 850 W. 25th Avenue where you can buy some cheap goods, eat fresh goodies and discuss game tactics with team members. (Who knows? Maybe you want to join?) If you're into tight pants and sexy music, check out next Wednesday's benefit concert for the Roller Girls at the Indigo District featuring The Dead Americans, The Soothsayers and Ugly Litter. See Saturday and Wednesday Calendars.



THURSDAY, MAY 3

Sunrise 6:02am; Sunset 8:18pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

BENEFIT Go Red for Women Luncheon & Seminars, 7:30am, Valley River Inn. www.goredforwomen.orgor 344-6345. $25-$65.

FILM Archaeology Channel International FIlm & Video Festvial Video Bar, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Downtown Library. 345-5538. FREE.

Human Rights in Latin America film series (Nicaragua): They Can Cut All the Flowers, But They Will Never Stop the Spring and Frontline: War on Nicaragua, 6:30pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival, today w/keynote speaker Louise Leakey, 6:30pm today through May 4; 10:50am-5pm May 5, The Shedd. www.archaeologychannel.orgor 345-5538. $15 today; $8 each day tomorrow through May 4; $12 May 5; $40 for all days.

GATHERINGS Women's Business Network mtg., featuring 30-second commercials, 11:45am, Valley River Inn. 984-8778. $13, $20 nonmembers.

"Canoe Oregon" slideshow, 2pm, Campbell Center, 155 High. 682-5318. FREE.

Open house, 4pm-7pm, Growers' Market, 454 Willamette. FREE.

Wine tasting: World of Merlots, 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

Envision Oregon town meeting, 6pm, Rec Center Bonus Room, UO, 1320 15th Ave. Register, www.envisonoregon.orgFREE, $10/meal.

"Weekend Rock Oregon," rock climbing presenation by Ron Horton, 7pm, REI. FREE.

Eugene Bonsai Club meeting, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High. FREE.

LECTURES "Scandalous Sentiments: Improper Desires and Inconvenient Resentments in the Demise of an Elite Chinese Family," Janet Theiss, 4pm, 132 Lillis, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Bethel Book Group: The Dharma Bums, 6:30pm, Bethel Library. 682-8316. FREE.

MUSIC Bach Remix 2 auditions, noon, EMU, UO. www.bachremix.comFREE.

Scrambled Ape, 6pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. FREE.

Emmylou Harris, 7:30pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $32-$62.

The Decemberists, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $18.50 adv., $20 door.

Johanna (CD release party), John Shipe, Halie Loren, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$8.

Rockin' Rent Party tribute show for Bryon Vasquez, feat. JC Rico and Zulu Dragon, 8pm, Mac's at the Vet's Club. 21+. $4.

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

Laura Kemp w/Eli Copeland, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

Explosions in the Sky, Eluvium, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

ON THE AIR "New Dimensions" features "Bathing in the Intelligent Force of the Universe" w/Gregg Braden, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Don Shaffer, director of BALLE, and Wendy Siporen of Thrive. 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: EmX and hike, 7 miles. See YMCA board for details.

Pretrip mtg for Smith Rock cleanup, 5:30pm, OP Office, EMU, UO. $10 for trip.

THEATER The Wizard of Oz, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 10-11; 2:30pm May 5 & 12, Thurston High School. $7, $6 stu., sr.

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

 

FRIDAY, MAY 4

Sunrise 6am; Sunset 8:19pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

ARTS/VISUAL 5pm openings include "Corvidae," watercolors by Toby Fee, WOW Hall. 5:30pm openings include "Photographs from the 12th Floor," work by Janet Gicker, New Odyssey; "Landscape Love," work by Jane Aukshunas, Opus6ix. 6pm openings include work by Lee Holden, Sarah Dee, Danna Brownell, Jack Wild, Sara Larson & Diana Bazanele, Museum of Unfine Art; "Blossoms," photography by Benjammin', Park St. Café. 8pm openings include "Blind pop art" by Tennessee Loveless, Diablo's Downtown Lounge.

LAC First Friday ARTWalk, led by Meg Trendler, 5:30pm, begins at New Zone, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

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

DANCE "Global Unity," benefit dance concert for Relief Nursery, feat. Breakdown, Dance Factory, Tada Productions, Girl Power Program from Body Now, 7pm, Churchill High School auditorium. $15, $10 stu., sr., FREE under age 10.

FILM Conversations with God, 7pm today & 1pm May 6, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal. FREE.

Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival Video Bar continues. See Thursday, May 3.

Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival continues. See Thursday, May 3.

GATHERINGS City Club Friday Forum: "Government and Climate Crisis: Discretion or Obligation?" with Mary Wood, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Quilt & Tractor Show and Arts/Crafts Fair, noon-6pm today; 10am-4pm tomorrow, Harrisburg Area Museum, 490 Smith St. 995-5015 or 255-5994. FREE.

Symposium on Heritage Film, 1pm-5pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Wine tasting comparison w/different wine glasses, 3pm-8pm today and noon-8pm tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $20.

"Native American Storytelling" w/Esther Stutzman, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: "Pain Not Blame: A Dream World? A Nightmare?" consideration of a position paper on Israel/Palestine, 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Against Patriarchy Conference, keynote address by Noel Sturgeon speaking on "The Nature of Environmental Reproductive Justice," 6pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

First Friday at Downtown Library, feat. Trio Primavera, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. $5-$10.

Salsa dance, feat. Caliente, 8pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $10.

LECTURE "Berlioz and the Nineteenth-Century French Romance: Convention, Ingenuity and Autobiography in His Songs," Stephen Rodgers, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS UO graduate Creative Writing Department's featured readers event, 8pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Sweet River, 5pm, Harlequin Beads & Jewelry. FREE.

Divisi, On The Rocks (benefit concert), 7:30pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th & Pearl. $10, $5 stu., sr.

Swing Shift, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main, Spfd. FREE.

Swingin' Marmalukeys (CD release party), 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5, $3 w/costume.

Oddly Unusual Persons, feat. Joe Cronin, Gary Glover, DvS, Roxy Allen, 8pm, World Café, 449 Blair. $2.

Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers, Kenzie, The Tunnel Kings, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

The Sugar Beets, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $10 adv., $12 door.

Benefit concert for Against Patriarchy Conference 2007, feat. LKN, Felina, 9pm, Campbell Club, 1670 Alder. $5-$10.

Bob Wayne & the Outlaw Carnies, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses farm subsidies & large scale agricultural economics w/UC Davis professor Daniel Sumner, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: McKenzie River trail, 8.6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

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

Hot'l Baltimore, 8pm today, tomorrow and May 10-12, 17-19; 2pm May 6 & 13, Blue Door Theater, LCC. 463-5761. $10, $8 stu.

Players in the Game, 8pm today & tomorrow, Very Little Theatre. 344-7751. $10.

Mud continues. See Thursday, May 3.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, May 3.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 5

Sunrise 5:59am; Sunset 8:20pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted open studio weekend, artist studios in Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties will be open for visitors, noon-5pm today & tomorrow, various locations. Oregon Crafted guidebook required. www.oregoncrafted.orgTrunk show of new jewelry by Suzanne Linquist & Christine Sundt, 11am-4pm, White Lotus Gallery. FREE.

Altered book hands-on demo, noon-4pm, Springfield Library. 726-2237. FREE.

Awards presentation and reception for the 2nd annual National Juried Spring Exhibition, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. FREE.

An opening for work by the Brushdance artist group, 6pm, WineStyles. FREE.

BENEFITS The Big Sit, fundraiser for WREN, 6am-8:20pm, West Eugene Wetlands. 683-6494 or hmcrae@wewetlands.org to register, donate or pledge.

Yard sale fundraiser for Emerald City RollerGirls, 8am-5pm, 850 W. 25th. FREE.

Geranium & Lobelia sale fundraiser for local scholarships & service projects, 9am-4pm today and 11am-3pm tomorrow, InstaPrint, 1208 W. 6th. FREE.

Festival of Fairies, benefit for The Arc of Lane County, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. 343-5256. $5, FREE under age 3 ($15 incl. tea party).

Cinco de Mayo dinner and dance benefit for autistic children, feat. Ritmo de la Noche, 5:30pm, St. Jude's Church, 4330 Willamette. $50.

DANCE New Joint Forces Dance Company and DanceAbility present "Pillars of Illusion," 2pm today & 7pm tomorrow, LCC Performance Hall. 870-6563. $10-$20.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $20-$46.

3rd annual Eugene Salsa Competition & Dance (semi-finals), 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

COMEDY WYMPROV! continues. See Friday.

FILM Embracing the World, about the life of Amma, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. FREE.

Archaeology Channel International Film & Video Festival continues. See Thursday, May 3.

GATHERINGS Against Patriarchy Conference, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, Education Bldg., UO. http://againstpatriarchy07.wordpress.comFREE.

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

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Jim Hershey, 10am; Holt Elementary School Choir, 11am; David Rogers, noon; Frill, 1pm; Mike Denny Trio, 2pm; I-chele & the Circle of Light, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

Intro to Computers, 10am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Friends of Buford Park's Native Plant Nursery Open House, 10am-1pm, Buford Park nursery. 344-8350. FREE.

"Select, care & propagate orchids" presentation, 10am, Gray's Garden Center Eugene. FREE.

14th annual plant & rummage sale, w/silent auction, 9am-4pm today and 10am-2pm tomorrow (w/open house), Patterson Preschool, 1717 City View. 344-1464. FREE.

3rd annual Free Sale, used goods and non-perishable foods giveaway, 9am-1pm, Wellsprings Friends School, 3590 W. 18th. FREE.

"Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream" symposium, 12:30pm-6pm, EMU, UO. www.pachamama.orgFREE.

32nd annual Hui 'O Hawai'I Lu'au, 4:30pm, MacArthur Court, UO. 346-4363. $15-$20.

Izzy Whetstine birthday bash w/poetry & jazz, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Quilt & Tractor Show and Arts/Crafts Fair continues. See Friday.

Wine tasting at Oregon Wine Warehouse continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Bees, Birds, Beetles and Bats! guided walk & crafts for kids & families, 10am-noon, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $5/child.

May Faire Celebration, 11am-4pm, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

LECTURE "Hops of Historic Lane County," Nathan Burke, 2pm, Dorris Ranch. $3 sug. don.

LITERARY ARTS "Omigod, That's My Play!" playwright's symposium, 1pm, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard. FREE.

Jan Eliot discusses & signs Desperate Households, 1pm-3pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Lotte Streisinger reads from The Potter and the Muse, 3pm, White Lotus Gallery. FREE.

MUSIC Low Brass Day, bring your horn, 9:30am-3:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Atrium Amateur Hour: 18th Century concerti for two flutes, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

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

Oregon Mozart Players presents "Heroes and Legends," 8pm, Hult Center. $12-$30.

Peter Case, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $12 adv., $15 door.

Testface, DoublePlusGood, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Oregon Country Fair Spring Fling w/The Conjugal Visitors, 7pm, WOW Hall. FREE to OCF Family.

Benefit concert for Against Patriarchy Conference 2007, feat. Riot Folk, Sid & Fancy, Nicole Sangsuree, Katie Jean, 10pm, The Lorax, 1648 Alder. $5-$10.

Cinco de Metal, feat. Northwest Royale, Javelina, Tall Boy Shotgun, Subject 2 Change, 10pm, Diablo's. 21+. $7.

The Hollowbodys, Crimes of Ambition, Hey Lover, Blondage, 10pm, The Wetlands. 21+. $5.

Los Mex Pistols del Norte, Hi Fi Ramblers, 10pm, John Henry's. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Volkswalk 5k/10k, 8am-1pm, Rolling Rock Park, Lowell. www.mossbacks.orgFREE.

CASA Champions for Children 8k run, 8:30am, Marist High School. www.casa-lane.orgBirk walk, 8am-10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. $3 sug. don.

Obsidians hikes: CASA walk, 5 miles; Silver Creek Falls, 7 miles; Tahkenitch Dunes to Threemile Lake, 6.5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Crow, 43 miles; Poodle Creek metric century, 65 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Mud continues. See Thursday, May 3.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, May 3.

Players in the Game continues. See Friday.

A Year with Frog and Toad continues. See Friday.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Sunrise 5:58am; Sunset 8:22pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted continues. See Saturday.

BENEFITS ShelterCare's 4th annual HouseWarming benefit auction, 4:30pm-8pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.sheltercare.org$50 w/dinner.

Festival of Fairies continues. See Saturday.

Geranium & Lobelia sale fundraiser continues. See Saturday.

DANCE "Pillars of Illusion" continues. See Saturday.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer continues. See Saturday.

FILM Mr. Sean's Cartoon Club, noon, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

A Delicate Balance (1973), 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

Conversations with God continues. See Friday.

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

Wetlands nature photography clinic, noon-4pm today; 6:30pm-8:30pm May 15, West Eugene Wetlands. Register, 683-6494. FREE.

Morse Open House, feat. Claude Offenbacher performing as Wayne Morse, slideshow presentations, ice cream social, 1pm-4pm, Wayne Morse Historical Park, 595 Crest Dr. FREE.

Rainbow Family picnic, 1pm-6pm, Alton Baker Park. Bring food/juice, utensils, musical instruments.

Open house and guided tour, 2pm-4pm; Beekeeping gathering, 4pm-6pm, Aprovecho, 80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove. www.aprovecho.net$5 sug. don.

Against Patriarchy Conference continues. See Saturday.

Wellsprings' plant and rummage sale continues. See Saturday.

LECTURE "Human Rights, Jewish Values and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict," Arik Ascherman, 7pm, Temple Beth Israel, 2550 Portland. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Classics book group: Gulliver's Travels, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Beth Erickson, flute, Kimberly Putnam, voice, 3pm, Coburg United Methodist Church. FREE.

Jim & Jean Strathdee, 6pm, First United Methodist Church. Don.

Oregon Mozart Players presents "Heroes and Legends," 2:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $12-$30.

WREN Wetlands Month benefit concert, feat. Sabine bellydancing, Tonn Nua, Windy Hovey, Circled by Hounds, 4pm-9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

Anna Coogan, North 19, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hikes: Clear Lake Lodge to Trailbridge, 11 miles; Hardesty Mountain, 9.6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Goshen, 20 miles; Lowell, 60 miles. 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Oregon Shadow Theater presents Thumbelina, 2pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. FREE.

A Year with Frog and Toad continues. See Friday.

 

MONDAY, MAY 7

Sunrise: 5:56am; Sunset 8:23pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

FILM Holocaust in Film series: The Pianist, 7pm, 111 Lillis, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS CISCAP new interest meeting, 6:30pm, EMU, UO. ciscap@efn.org or 485-8633. FREE.

Group healing circle (info session), 6:30pm, Neila Campbell Healing Arts Center. RSVP, 653-0446. FREE.

EVEN's monthly veg gathering, feat. Robert Cheeke speaking on plant-based diets, 7pm, McNail-Riley House, 601 W. 13th. FREE.

LECTURE "Success Stories from Cambodia," Peter Swift, 7pm, Eugene Friends Meetinghouse, 2274 Onyx. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Symphonic Band spring concert, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr. ($8 families).

Skillet, Decyfer Down, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $13.50 adv., $15 door.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks with Marla Estes on love as depicted in film, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Alton Baker Park, evening. See YMCA board for details.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 8

Sunrise 5:55am; Sunset 8:24pm, Av High 65; Av Low 42

FILM Russian film series: Sherlock Homes & Dr. Watson: The Hound of Baskervilles, 7pm, 115 Pacific, UO. FREE.

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

Farmers' Market, local produce, plants, meats, flowers, food, 10am-3pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Intercambio: Conversation circles / Círculos de Conversacíon, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with Hora de Diversíon for grades 1-6: Mother's Day in different cultures, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group presents mini-clinics and lectures on keeping gardens healthy, 7pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. 687-1280. $6, $3 members.

LECTURES "Backward Souths: An Italian Perspective on Myth and History," Susanna Delfino, 3:30pm, 375 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

"Sacred Sound Medicine," Liba Stafl, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. Don.

LITERARY ARTS Ken Ross discusses/signs Mathematician at the Ballpark, 5:30pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

Explorations book group: City of Pearl, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Nickel Creek, Jon Brion, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $25 adv., $28 door.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Richard Preston on the biosystem of the redwood forests in Northern California, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Sunrise 5:54am; Sunset 8:25pm, Av High 65; Av Low 42

GATHERINGS Community Conversations panel on "Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships," 7:30pm, Dyment Lounge, Walton Complex, UO. FREE.

Cajun/zydeco dance, 6:30pm, World Café. FREE.

Permaculture gathering, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Ballet Folklorico Infantil, 4pm, Bethel Library. 682-8316. FREE.

LECTURES "Collaboration or Exploitation? Margarete Steffin and Bertolt Brecht," Dorothee Ostmeier, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

"Traces of the Holocaust in Paul Celan's Poetry and Colette Brunschwig's Art," Jeffrey Librett, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

"The Architecture of Memory," Moshe Safdie, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Yard Dogs Road Show, Vagabond Opera, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $15 adv., $18 door.

Benefit show feat. The Dead Americans, The Soothsayers, Ugly Litter, 9pm, Indigo District. 21+. $3-$5.

Emily Wells, Timmy Straw, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses stress reduction & time management w/Alan Weisbard, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Cape Perpetua, 4.5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Decide & Ride, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 10

Sunrise 5:53am; Sunset 8:26pm, Av High 66; Av Low 42

FILM Human Rights in Latin America film series (Chile): Machuca, 6:30pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

OP & Boardsports Inc. presents surfing films, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Celebrate Ethics in Journalism, feat. Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism, w/panel discussion, 10am, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

Wine tasting: Best wines for Mother's Day, 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

KIDS/FAMILIES Ballet Folklorico Infantil, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

LECTURES "A Legacy of Drums," Leonard Pitts, Jr., 4pm, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

"The Healing Power of Medicinal Mushrooms," Eric Cerecedes, 7pm, REI. FREE.

Cascade Mycological Society presents Dr. Joe Ammirati speaking on the genus Cortinarius, 7:30pm, Rm. 115, Bldg. 16, LCC. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS David Theodoropolis reads/discusses Invasion Biology: Critique of a Pseudoscience and previews the Native Plants & Permaculture Gathering for May 11-13, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Bret Lott reads and signs his work, 8pm, 282 Lillis, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Truckstop Souvenir, 7pm; Sam Marshall, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Emerald City Jazz Kings: "Get Happy: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly & MGM," 7:30pm today and 2:30pm May 13, The Shedd. $11-$30.

Ziggy Marley, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $28.50 adv., $33 door.

Jesse Meade, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

High on Fire, Severin, Tormentium, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Califone, Eric Johnson, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $12.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/landscape architect Bonnie Bayard on garden and yard design that minimizes water & toxic chemical use, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "Healing Your Body through Inner Peace" w/Deb Shapiro, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER The Pajama Game, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 12, 17-19, Springfield High School auditorium. 517-9028. $8, $5 stu., sr.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, May 3.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, MAY 3 Geronimo Tagatac reads from The Weight of the Sun, 7pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

FRIDAY, MAY 4 Caroline Rhea, comedy show, 6:30pm & 9pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $28.

"Paths to a Just Peace in the Middle East," lecture by Jeff Halper, 7pm, Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe. FREE.

SATURDAY, MAY 5 Dept. of Veterinary Medicine's 20th annual Pet Day and Open House, w/5k fun run/walk, 9am-4pm, Magruder Hall, OSU. www.oregonstate.edu/vetmedFREE (except fun run).

Mom's Weekend arts festival, 10am-5pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

Recreating Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon, benefit for CARDV, 7pm, Milam Auditorium, OSU. $5.

Mom's Weekend fashion show, 11am, 1pm & 3pm, MU Ballroom, OSU. $12.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 Rachelle McCabe, piano, 4pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $7.

TUESDAY, MAY 8 Memory Loss support group for caregivers & family members, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 Wheel-A-Thon, wheelchair obstacle course fundraiser, noon-6pm today & tomorrow, MU quad, OSU. www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/students/ptah/events.php

Native American Philosophy lecture series: Jeanette Armstrong, educator, activist, artist, 6:30pm, Gilfillan Auditorium, OSU. FREE.

Angelique Kidjo, 7:30pm, Corvallis High School Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan. $32.50-$58.50.

THURSDAY, MAY 10 "Darwin, Sex and Slavery," lecture by James Moore, 4pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

Ragtime, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & May 12, 16-19, 23-27; 2:30pm May 13, 20 & 27, Majestic Theatre. www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org$12, $10 stu., sr., child under 18.

Rumors, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 12, 17-19, Main Stage Theatre, OSU. $9, $7 sr., $5 stu.

 

ON THE ROAD

THURSDAY, MAY 3 An opening for "Dialectically Placed," a video installation by Alexandra Opie, 6pm, Portland Art Center. 503-236-3322.

The Waiting Room, 8pm today, tomorrow and May 5, 10-12; 2pm May 6, Ford Hall, Linfield College, McMinnville. 503-883-2292. $9, $7 stu., sr.

FRIDAY, MAY 4 Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase 2007, 10am-9pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Oregon Convention Center, PDX. FREE.

Cosi fan Tutte, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Lincoln Performance Hall, PSU. 503-725-3307. $25, $19 sr., PSU fac. & staff, $12 stu. & kids.

Tapes N Tapes, 9:30pm, Dante's, PDX. 21+. $13.

Andrew Bird, Apostle of Hustle, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $17.50.

I-chele and the Circle of Light, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Umpqua Dance Festival, feat. Ballet Fantastique & Dance Northwest, 7pm, Roseburg High School. $8.

Death of a Salesman, 7:30pm today & tomorrow ; 2pm May 6, Betty Long Unruh Theatre, Roseburg. $10, $5 under age 12.

SATURDAY, MAY 5 An opening for the Kehinde Wiley and "The Drawn Line" exhibit, 10am, Portland Art Museum. $10, $9 stu., sr., $6 under age 18.

The Sippy Cups, 1pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $15.

The T Club, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Arsenic and Old Lace, 6pm today, tomorrow and May 7, Willamette Activity Center, Oakridge. 782-5701 and 782-2815. $16 incl. dinner.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 Scott Holt Band, 8pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 10 Will Shortz speaks, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park, PDX. $25.

White Bird Dance presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $19-$43.

Steven Wright, 7:30pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. www.aladdin-theater.com

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

The Neuter Scooter is coming to town! Low cost spay/neuter & free vaccines: $40/cat ($20 feral) pre-pay online at www.neuterscooter.comor 866-662-5838. By appt. only.

Sellers and buyers are invited to "Baby Barnyard Sale" at the Petersen Barn at 9am-noon on May 12. Free for buyers, $7 for sellers. 682-5521.

Womenspace new volunteer training runs May 12, 19, 26 and June 2. communityed@enddv.com or 485-8232 x102.

City of Eugene Recreation Services offers more than 100 summer camps in art, adventure, outdoors and adaptive recreation for children age 2 1/2 to 18 years. www.eugene.gov/recenrollor 682-5333.

 

 

 

 

MAY ONGOING EVENTS

THURSDAYS

ARTS/VISUAL Open Art Studio, 6pm-9pm, M.E.C.C.A. 302-1810. $2-$5/hr.

GATHERINGS HIV testing & STD clinic for general public, 1pm-3pm, Lane Co. Public Health, 135 E. 6th Ave. 682-4041. $30, can be deferred.

Cascadia's Ecosystem Advocates meeting, 5pm, Emerald City Coffeehouse. 688-2600.

Ballroom, Latin, swing dance, 7pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 344-7591. $5.

Womenspace LGBT drop-in/support group, 7:30pm. 302-2417.

English/Scottish Country Dance, 7:30pm, Drama Studio, Willamette High School.

KIDS Baby storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

Pre-school storytime, 10:30am, Bethel & Sheldon Libraries. 682-8316.

MUSIC The Lunch Crowd w/Dirty Mac, 10am daily, Emerald City Coffee House, 347 W. 5th Ave.

All Acoustic Music Jam, 10:30-noon, Campbell Center. 682-5318.

Piano Club, play or listen, almost any day, Eugene Hilton. Michael, 687-4647.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Walkabout w/Mel, 1pm every 1st & 3rd Thursday, start at Campbell Center, 155 High. Register, 682-5318. $2.

SPIRITUAL Bhagavad-gita reading & study, 6pm, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. 687-1093.

 

FRIDAYS

GATHERINGS Queer Straight Alliance of LCC meetings, 1pm Fridays and 3pm Tuesdays, 222 Building 1, LCC. 463-3245.

GLBTQ Youth Group for ages 13-18, 4pm, Amazon Community Center. 684-3466.

Men's & women's gay/straight AA, 6pm, 1414 Kincaid. 484-6259.

Ballroom dance, 7:30pm, 220 Gerlinger Hall, 15th & University, UO. 346-6025.

Ballroom dance, 8:30pm, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268. $7-$10.

KIDS Pre-school storytime, 10:30am, Bethel Library. 682-5766.

ON THE AIR "Informed Talk," Eugene/Springfield community dialogue, 4pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

SPIRITUAL Peaceful Mama Meditations, 9:30am, Mama Rose's Naturals. 485-9430. $5-$10 sug. don.

 

SATURDAYS

GATHERINGS Cannabis information booth, 10am-5pm, Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza.

Wilde Chats, discussion group, 10:30am 1st & 3rd Saturdays, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. 762-1046.

Co-Dependents Anonymous Serenity Meeting, noon, White Bird Clinic.

Lesbian Feminist Salon, 5pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays, call 465-1313 for location.

Rainbow River Womyn lesbian social group, 5pm 1st & 3rd Saturdays, McMenamins North Bank. 514-1639.

Tango dance, 8pm, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org$5.

Ballroom dance, 8:30pm, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268. $7.

KIDS Family Music Time, 10:15am, Downtown Library & Bethel Library (Spanish/English). 682-8316.

Dog Tale Time, kids read to dogs, 2pm, Downtown Library. Register, 682-5450.

MUSIC DJ Chin, 10am-noon, Wandering Goat Coffee Roasters, 268 Madison.

Eagle Park Slim's "Brunch w/the Blues," 11am-2pm, World Café, 449 Blair. FREE.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene GLBTQ Frontrunners meeting, 9am, 15th & Agate. 683-2692 or 484-6259.

SPIRITUAL Adyashanti—video, meditation, inquiry, 4:30pm, River Rd. area. 461-8044 or 206-2589. $2 sug. don.

VOLUNTEER Willow Creek Preserve restoration work, 9:30am every 2nd Saturday. Matt, 915-7459. Bring lunch, water, gloves.

Remove invasive species, 9:30am-12:30pm every 3rd Saturday, F.M. Wilkins Picnic Shelter, Hendricks Park. Snacks, water, tools & gloves provided.

 

SUNDAYS

FILM Mr. Sean's Cartoon Club, noon every 1st & 3rd Sunday, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

GATHERINGS Coffee Social, 1pm, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. Don.

"Ask the Doula," 1pm-4pm, Mama Rose's Naturals. 485-9430.

Drums of Peace (bring your drum), 2pm, old Federal Building.

Food Not Bombs serves free meals, 3pm-5pm, near the deer mural at Washington-Jefferson Park.

Pool tournaments, 4pm, Spirits Tavern, Spfd. 21+.

International dance, 7:15pm, In Shape Fitness, 2681 Willamette. $3, $2 stu, sr.

Moldy Fig Society, 7pm, The Wandering Goat.

MUSIC DJ Chucky G., DJ Horns, 10am-2pm, The Wandering Goat, 268 Madison.

Bluegrass jam, 2:30pm, Jo Federigo's.

Willamette Jazz Society jam session, 3:30pm, The Jazz Station.

ON THE AIR "Sunday Morning Hangover" w/Rev. Marc Time, exotica, bizarre children's music, comedy, more, 10am-noon, KWVA 88.1 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GLBT tennis group (weather permitting), noon, Polk Street Tennis Court. 345-4057.

SPIRITUAL Chenrezig (Bodhisattva of Compassion) practice, 10am, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. www.ngscl.org

Meditation and practice of the Buddha Path, 11am, Dzogchen Dharma Center, 2895 Oak St.

Dharmachakra, 4:30pm, Dharmalaya Center, 356 Horn Ln.

Bhakti Yoga, Kirtan—Devotional chanting, 6pm, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram.

Way of the Tao Drum Medicine Wheel, 7pm 2nd and 4th Sundays, Yurt, 2826 Floral Hill. 915-5723. Donation.

 

MONDAYS

ARTS/VISUAL MuseArt drawing/painting group, draw local musicians, 6:30pm, the 5th Street Beanery. 543-9704. $5 sug. don.

GATHERINGS Drop-in group for survivors of sexual assault/abuse, 7pm, Sexual Assault Support Services, 591 W. 19th Ave. 484-9791.

Co-Dependents Anonymous meeting, noon, St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

HIV Alliance offers Rapid HIV tests to men who have sex with men and partners of HIV+ folks, 5pm-8pm, 1966 Garden Ave. Angela, 342-5088.

Poker Night, 6pm, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln St. 726-1046.

Men's gay/straight AA, 6pm, 1414 Kincaid. 484-6259.

Springfield Jazz Chorus rehearsals, 7pm, 418 A St. 744-1097.

Sing & perform Russian music, 7pm, Eugene Hotel. 747-7416.

Contact Improvisational jams, 7pm, Dharmalaya. 461-1384. $5.

West Coast Swing, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO. www.68swing.com

Afro-Brazilian dance study group w/live music, 8pm, Core Star Cultural Center, 439 W. 2nd Ave.

MUSIC 10-minute Sound Bytes: Strange, new music, 11:50am, Collier House Living Room, UO.

ON THE AIR Amy Goodman's Democracy NOW!, 7am M-F, KWVA 88.1 FM and 5pm M-F, CTV Channel 29.

Inform Radio, progressive news and community affairs, 6:30pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

"Blood on the Saddle," country & western favorites with the Kranky Kowboy, 7pm, KWVA 88.1 FM. Request line: 346-0645.

SPIRITUAL "Reflections on the Life of the Spirit" study circle, 6:30pm, Baha'i Center. 344-7899.

VIGIL "Women in Black Standing for Peace," 5pm, 7th Avenue & Pearl St.

 

TUESDAYS

ARTS/VISUAL Open studio, bring projects and ideas to work on, 11am-4pm, Applegate Art Gallery, Veneta. 935-4286.

GATHERINGS HIV testing & STD clinic, 1pm-3pm, Lane Co. Public Health. 682-4041. $30, can be deferred.

HIV Alliance offers Rapid HIV tests to men who have sex with men and partners of HIV+ folks, 5pm-8pm, 1966 Garden Ave. Angela, 342-5088.

Queer Line for LGBTQQA youth, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Rm. 202, LCC DTC, 1159 Willamette. queerline@gmail.com

Eugene PeaceWorks meeting, 5:15pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette.

Bi & Beyond meets 5:30pm 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, EMU, UO. 346-3360.

Citizens for Public Accountability (CPA) meets 7pm 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Rm. 202, South Eugene High School.

Food Addicts Anonymous meeting, 7pm, Westside Christian Church. www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

International dance, 7:30pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 344-4172. www.eugenefolkdancers.com$1.50.

West Coast Swing dance, 7:30pm, Rock 'n' Rodeo. 687-9464.

Tango dance, 8:30pm, Centro Del Sol, 513 E. Main, Cottage Grove.

KIDS Toddler storytime, 10am, Barnes and Noble. 687-0356.

Tiny Tots & Toddler storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

ON THE AIR "Anarchy Radio" with John Zerzan, 9pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

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

Open Sky Shambhala Meditation group, 7pm, 100 W. Q St., Spfd. 726-1988.

VIGIL "Practicing Being Peace," silent meditation, 8:15am, old federal building, 7th & Pearl.

 

WEDNESDAYS

GATHERINGS "Open Hall," visit and tour the Jaqua Concert Hall, noon, tours at 1pm, The Shedd Institute, 868 High. 687-6526.

Queer friendly writers group, 4pm, Suite 34, EMU, UO.

Co-Dependents Anonymous Women's Open Step Study meeting, 5:30pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Queer Women's Night, 6pm-9pm, Q Center, 1309 Lincoln. 762-1046.

HIV+ social and support group, 6pm, HIV Alliance. 342-5088.

Rapid HIV tests for gay/bi/queer/trans men (incentives available), afternoons, Lane Co. Public Health. Greg, 682-3959, or Michael, 342-5088 for an appointment.

Swing dance, 7pm, Tango Center. www.eugenelindy.com $4.

KIDS Pre-school storytime for ages 3-6 and lapsit storytime for up to age 3, 10am, Springfield Library.

Pre-school storytime, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. 682-8316.

Children's storytime (new & old favorites), 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble.

ON THE AIR "Live Archive," featuring full length, unreleased bootleg concerts spanning the past three decades, 9pm, KRVM 91.9 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION OP Kayak Pool Sessions, 7:30pm-9pm, Gerlinger Pool, UO. 346-4365. $5, $3 UO stu.

SPIRITUAL Circle of Reflection, 7pm, 1130 Mill St. 747-3887. Don.

Free lecture on transcendental meditation, 7:30 pm, The Maharishi Enlightenment Center, 1509 Willamette. 684-4801.

Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation practice, 6:30pm, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. www.ngscl.org

Eckhart Tolle Power of Now Practicing Presence group meeting, 10am, Unity of the Valley Church; 7pm, 2869 Adams. Blanche, 344-6606.

Kirtan with Jaya Lakshmi and friends, gathering for prayer and meditation, 7pm, Dharmalaya. 342-7621. $5-$10 sug. don.

Reiki treatments, all day, Campbell Senior Center. Make appointment at 682-5318. Donation.

VIGIL Peace vigil, 4:30pm, old Federal Building.