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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 5.10.07



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The Bijou dishes up documentaries about truly eccentric, American-to-the-bone characters this weekend. The John Waters-narrated Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea examines the assorted dilly-dalliers, sun-seekers, nudists and failed land speculators this man-made natural disaster zone attracts. There's Hunky Daddy, Naked Don, The Landman and Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain, a Congressionally certified national treasure tribute to Jesus made of paint and adobe. Directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer will be on hand for a discussion after each screening. Similarly focusing on the brazenly bizarre among our populace, Air Guitar Nation tracks two contestants, C-Diddy and Bjorn Turoque, all the way to the World Championship in northern Finland. They run into all sorts of guitar-less mime-rockers (like the dude pictured left) along the way. The film's tagline is "To Err is Human. To Air Guitar, Divine." 'Nuff said. See Friday and Saturday Calendar.



Egypt can bring a lot of images to mind. The slowly eroding Sphinx. The ancient culture nurtured by the Nile River. The narrow, traffic-clogged Cairo streets. Authors Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf say Egypt has some "power places" for those who believe in shamanism. They explore connections between modern humanity and the ancient gods of Egypt in the book they co-authored, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt: Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart. Based out of Eugene, Scully leads spiritually based sojourns to "power places" in Egypt, Peru and elsewhere (see her healing and travel website, www.shamanicjourneys.com)and organizes a Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt retreat each August. Scully and Star Wolf throw a release party with refreshments and book-signing at Tsunami Books on Saturday. See Calendar.



And so begins the first of many summer festivals pairing fine wine with other foods or activities. Garlic, barbecues, blues, art, cheese and faeries have their own events this year, but for now, we're all about the Fern Ridge Wings and Wine Festival, celebrating the seasonal migration of thousands upon thousands of bird species who choose the reservoir as a nice rest area en route to Canada or beyond. The action takes place from dawn to well past dusk at Secret House Winery and nearby Fern Ridge Reservoir. Good food (and superb drink) can be had at Secret House's festival grounds while frequent bird walks, canoe trip excursions on Fern Ridge and educational talks flesh out the day. A special gourmet "Dinner in the Cellar" at Secret House, followed by an owl calling walk, caps off the evening. See www.wingsandwinefestival.comand Saturday Calendar.



THURSDAY, MAY 10

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

DANCE Southern Utah University's Ballroom Dance Co. presents "Light Up the Night," 7:30pm, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. $8, $6 stu., sr., child.

FILM Human Rights in Latin America film series (Chile): Machuca, w/guest Rev. Claude Pomerleau, 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.

Mother's Day weekend high tea, finger foods & desserts, 11am-6pm today, tomorrow and May 12 & 13, King Estate Market Place. $14.

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

WAND meeting, feat. David Luebke leading discussion on "Politics of Fear," 6:30pm, McNail-Riley House, 13th & Jefferson. 338-8605. FREE.

Open house, 8pm-10pm, The Campbell Club. www.uoreong.edu/~asuoschFREE.

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.

Eugene Friends of Jung present "Why Good People Do Bad Things: Revisiting the Shadow," James Hollis, 7pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. $8, $5 stu.

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.

Awesome's noSIGNAL, 8pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. $5-$10.

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 & 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.

SPIRITUAL "Awakening to Loving-Kindness through Meditation," 7pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. $10 sug. don.

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

Mother Courage and Her Children (preview), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. 465-1506. $5-$8.

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, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm May 12, Thurston High School. $7, $6 stu., sr.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 11

Sunrise 5:51am; Sunset 8:27pm, Av High 66; Av Low 42

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for the "Tricking Fish: How and Why Lures Work" exhibit, 5:30pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. $3, $5 families, FREE members.

BENEFITS New Zone yART SALE, yard & art sale fundraiser, feat. music by Stone Cold Jazz, 9am-6pm today & tomorrow; noon-6pm May 13, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

FILM Best of the 33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival, 7pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu., DIVA member.

Nowhere in Africa, w/discussion, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. FREE.

GATHERINGS Peace wants a Piece of the Pie! Mother's Day National Action Day, noon, Wayne Morse federal courthouse. FREE.

Open house, 5:30pm-8pm, Oak St. Healing Arts, 1390 Oak. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: "Ethics in Journalism: The Payne Award Winners," 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Wine tasting: Drinkable wines, 3pm-8pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $5.

Pacifica Forum: "Political Nuggets," viewing of video clips presented by Mike Knefaty, 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Green Drinks progressives gathering, 5pm, World Café. FREE.

"Myths and Facts about Latin American Immigration," community forum & discussion (bilingual event), 6:30pm, Cesar Chavez Elementary School cafeteria, 1510 W. 14th. FREE.

"The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx," public meeting, w/guest speaker Sherry Wolf, 7pm, 240c McKenzie, UO. www.gtff.netFREE.

Mother's Day weekend at King Estate continues. See Thursday, May 10.

KIDS/FAMILIES Fishy Family Friday, learn how to cast a line or tie a fly; make a stuffed toy fish, 5:30pm, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, UO. $3, $5 families.

LECTURES "Artist Outsiders: Vernacular Environments, Personal Visions and Public Display," Daniel Wojcik, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

"Introduction to Buddhist Psychology," 7pm, 152 Education Bldg., UO. www.bodhipath.org$10 sug. don.

LITERARY ARTS Bret Lott, fiction writer, 11am lecture; 2pm colloquium, Ben Linder Rm., EMU, UO. FREE.

Angela & Jerry Ross' Poetic Hoohaw Celebration, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Emerald Valley Opry concert, 6:30pm, Powers Auditorim, Willamette High School. $5, $4 sr., $2 under age 16.

"Buxtehude 300," recital by Julia Brown, Alice Blankenship, Ali Luthmers, Steven Pologe & Jamie Weaver, 7pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th & Pearl. FREE.

Benefit concert for Brooklyn Roeman, feat. The Sugar Beets, Tyler Spencer, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$50.

Benefit concert, feat. Trio Voronezh, Michael McCade, 7:30pm, Central Lutheran Church, 1875 Potter. 345-1615. $10-$20.

OUT/LOUD: Redux, feat. Alix Olson, Velvet Trap, 7:30pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. FREE.

Thirst, Sons of Day, 7:30pm, O'Hara Catholic School, 715 W. 18th. $10, $7 stu.

Jazz Piano Collective presents "Third Stream and Other Crosscurrents," feat. Steve Larson, Henry Martin, Keith Waters & Steve Strunk, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Justin King & the Apologies, Ehren Ebbage, Jafar, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Jon Fiori, 9:30pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Jason Webley, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses Oregon's environmental hopes & legislative activity w/Andrea Durbin of Oregon Environmental Council, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

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

Emerald Valley Playback Theater presents "Mothers and Others," 7pm, EWEB. 343-1926. $5-$10 sug. don.

Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 18-19; 2pm May 13, Sheldon High School theater. $8.

Little Women, 7pm today & tomorrow, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. 1st Ave. $5.

Mother Courage and Her Children (gala opening), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre. $25.

Hot'l Baltimore continues. See Thursday, May 10.

The Pajama Game continues. See Thursday, May 10.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, May 10.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12

Sunrise 5:50am; Sunset 8:29pm, Av High 66; Av Low 42

ARTS/VISUAL A reception for stone sculpture exhibit, 2pm, Karin Clarke Gallery. FREE.

A gala reception for "Autism Artism 2007" traveling exhibit, 4pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. FREE.

BENEFITS Oregon Plant Fair 2007, benefit for Wildish lands purchase, 9am-4pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Healing Hands of Eugene, a benefit for "Lotus Child" orphans in Mongolia, feat. yoga therapy, massage therapists, acupuncture, reiki, more, 10am-4pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 688-2688. $20-$25 sug. don.

New Zone yART SALE continues. See Friday.

DANCE Phenomenon Hip Hop Co. presents "V.I.P.", 8pm, Hult Center. $12, $10 stu., youth.

Eugene Salsa Competition & Dance (finals), 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

COMEDY The Comedy Workout, 7:30pm, Diablo's. FREE.

Man Ray Stevens improv duo, 11:30pm, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. $5.

FILM Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, w/director Q&A, 12:30pm today & tomorrow, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

Air Guitar Nation, midnight today & tomorrow; 12:45pm tomorrow, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

GATHERINGS Fern Ridge Wings & Wine Festival, guided bird walks, 7am walks begin; 9am-5pm festival grounds open; 7pm dinner; 9pm owling talk/walk, Fern Ridge Reservoir and Secret House Winery, Veneta. Some pre-registration/fees required, www.wingsandwinefestival.comor 935-3774.

The Hardy Plant Sale, plants & garden art, 9am-2pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Baby barnyard sale, 9am-noon, Petersen Barn Community Center. FREE.

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

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Olem Alves, 10am; Hannah Miller, Angel Torres Mann, Koko Lovetet, 11am; Bridget Wolf, noon; Red Pajamas, 1pm; Janet Bates & the Instruments of Change, 2pm; Kudana, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

Kenneth Standhardt Pottery Sale, 10am-5pm, 4875 Garnet. 514-4646. FREE.

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

Town hall w/Floyd Prozanski, 10am, Hilyard Community Center. FREE.

Tim & Bert Boyden's Studio & Plant Sale, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, 1568 Fairmount. 342-5937. FREE.

UO Native American Student Union 39th annual Mother's Day Pow Wow, 1pm & 7pm (grand entries); 5pm free salmon dinner, Mac Court and Many Nations Longhouse, UO. FREE.

Mother's Day Tea & Open House, 1pm-4pm, PeaceHealth Medical Group Nurse Midwifery Birth Center, 511 E. 12th. FREE.

Contra dance, feat. music by The Laurel Valley Revelers, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School. $7, $6 stu.

Wine tasting at Oregon Wine Warehouse continues. See Friday.

Mother's Day weekend at King Estate continues. See Thursday, May 10.

KIDS/FAMILIES Ballet Folklorico Infantil, 2pm, Sheldon Library. 682-5778. FREE.

LECTURE "Aprons: Memories from the Past," Bobbe Shafer, 1pm, Springfield Library. 726-2234. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf celebrate the release of Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Atrium Amateur Hour: Alder Street Quintet, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Jazz Piano Collective, feat. Steve Larson, Keith Waters & Steve Strunk, 6pm, Oregon Wine Warehouse. FREE

Dennis St. Germaine & Hamilton Mays, 7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Lucy Kaplansky, Antje Duvekot, 7pm, Luna. 21+. $17.50.

Laura Kemp, 8pm, Lost Valley Educational Center, Dexter. www.lostvalley.org$10 sug. don.

Talkdemonic, Yeltsin, The Morals, 9pm, WOW Hall. $3, FREE UO stu.

That 1 Guy and His Magic Pipe, Wolff, 9pm, John Henry's. 21+. $10 adv., $12 door.

Eleven Eyes, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Lichen identification field trip w/Rob Weiss, field botanist, 8am, meet at South Eugene High School. 926-5012.

Wildflower walk, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $3 sug. don.

Reptiles and Amphibians Walk, 2pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $3 ($1 shuttle from OP Barn, UO).

HIV Alliance River Walk & Run, 5k, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.hivalliance.orgObsidians trips: McKenzie View/Donna Store, bike, 35 miles; N. Fork Willamette River, hike, 6 miles; Sutton Creek, hike, 4.8 miles; Urban bird walk, 5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Creswell, 35 miles; Wolf Creek from Twin Oaks Elementary, 50 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Mother Courage and Her Children, 8pm today & May 17-19, 24-26, 31, June 1-2; 2pm May 20 & June 3, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $8-$17.

Hot'l Baltimore continues. See Thursday, May 10.

The Pajama Game continues. See Thursday, May 10.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, May 10.

A Year with Frog and Toad continues. See Friday.

Little Shop of Horrors continues. See Friday.

Little Women continues. See Friday.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13

Sunrise 5:49am; Sunset 8:30pm, Av High 66; Av Low 42

BENEFIT New Zone yART SALE continues. See Friday.

FILM Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea continues. See Saturday.

Air Guitar Nation continues. See Saturday.

GATHERINGS East Skinner Butte Historic District Mother's Day Tour of Homes, noon-4pm, 3rd Ave. btw. Pearl and High Streets. FREE.

Million Mom March for gun safety & world peace, 2:30pm, EWEB plaza (free shuttle back from Owen Rose Garden). FREE.

Ballroom dance, 6pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $7, $4 stu.

Mother's Day weekend at King Estate continues. See Thursday, May 10.

Tim & Bert Boyden's Studio & Plant Sale continues. See Saturday.

LECTURES Jonathan Balcombe reads from Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, 2pm, Rm. 308, Bldg. 17, LCC. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Sunday book group: A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

MUSIC Mother's Day event, feat. Eugene Symphony members Jennifer Sullivan & Samara Humbert, wines, gourmet food, 11am & 12:30pm, WineStyles. RSVP, 434-9463. $29.95.

Benefit concert for FOOD for Lane County, feat. Silas, Beyond the Pale, raffle, speakers, 3pm-8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Cosy Sheridan, 7pm, Luna. 21+. $15.

The Rocketz, The Sawyer Family, Sid & Fancy, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Kudana, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Emerald City Jazz Kings continues. See Thursday, May 10.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Rope Systems River Rescue clinic, 10am, OP Barn, UO. Register, 346-4365. FREE.

Mother's Day at the Spencer Butte Challenge Course, 10:30am-3:30pm, Spencer Butte. Register, 682-5329.

Obsidians trips: Aufderheide Road, bike, 60 miles; Heceta Head/Hobbit Trail, hike, 6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Mohawk Store, 30 miles; Deerhorn, 60 miles. 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Hot'l Baltimore continues. See Thursday, May 10.

A Year with Frog and Toad continues. See Friday.

Little Shop of Horrors continues. See Friday.

 

MONDAY, MAY 14

Sunrise: 5:48am; Sunset 8:31pm, Av High 67; Av Low 42

BENEFITS Eastside Elementary Afterschool Spanish Program fundraiser, feat. Fourteen Girls, An Illusion, food, raffle, more, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Meet Renée Fleming, post-show reception to benefit ES's "Next Generation Artist Initiative," approx. 10pm, Opus6ix. 687-9487 x110. $65.

FILM Labor film series: Brincando El Charco (Portrait of a Puerto Rican), 6pm, 100 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Holocaust in Film series: Geburtig, 7pm, 111 Lillis, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS UO OP trip initiator's clinic, 5:30pm today & May 16, OP Office, EMU, UO. 346-4365. FREE.

"America's Most Endangered Refuges: Beauty and Biodiversity in the Klamath National Wildlife Refuge," multimedia presentation, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

No Kill Community Coalition meeting, 6:30pm, Harris Hall, 8th Ave. & Oak. FREE.

LECTURES Comparative Literature presents "Deciphering the Discipline," Priya Joshi, Rei Terada, Christopher Braider & Ian Balfour, 7:30pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Sherman Alexie reads from Flight, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Augsburg College Concert Band: Bach, Bolcom, Holst, Reed, 7:15pm, Bethesda Lutheran Church. Don.

Eugene Symphony presents "An Evening with Renée Fleming," 8pm, Hult Center. www.hultcenter.org

The Indigo Belly Dance Co. presents "Le Serpent Rouge" with the Inkwell Rhythm Makers, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20.

Vienna Teng, Jenny Owen Youngs, 8:30pm, John Henry's. 21+. $10 adv., $13 door.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Shawn Martinez & Laura Coffman on safe drug and alcohol use for young people, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 15

Sunrise 5:47am; Sunset 8:32pm, Av High 67; Av Low 43

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

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

A Conversation with Renée Fleming, 11am, Hult Center. FREE.

2007 HEAL (Health through Exercise and an Active Lifestyle) Conference, 1:30pm-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. Pre-register, 687-6234. FREE.

"Off the Beaten Path" travel presentation, 3pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High. Register, 682-5318. FREE.

Jan Sloman violin master class, 3:30pm, Studio One, Hult Center. FREE.

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

Greenhill Humane Society board of directors annual meeting, 6:30pm, 88530 Green Hill Rd. 689-1503 x115. FREE.

"Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy," slideshow presentation, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Eugene Natural Burial Group mtg., 7pm, Musgrove Family Mortuary, 1152 Olive. 344-7068. FREE.

Community Conversations panel on "The 'F Word' Panel: Reassesing Feminism in the Third Wave," 7:30pm, Collier Lounge, Hamilton Complex, UO. 346-3027. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Jammie storytime! 7pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LECTURE Eva Golinger speaks on US intervention in Venezuela, 7pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Windfall Reading Series: William Sullivan, reading & slideshow of European hikes, 7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/optometrist Doug Smith on vision problems of seniors, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Sunrise 5:46am; Sunset 8:33pm, Av High 67; Av Low 43

ARTS/VISUAL Abby Drivdahl presents a gallery talk on "Folktails: Cats in Japanese Woodblock Prints," 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Eugene Symphony concert preview, w/Giancarlo Guerrero, Shannon Lee and Jan Sloman, noon, Hult Center. FREE.

"Nonviolence as a Way of Life 2008" conference planning mtg., 5:30pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. www.orncc.netor 484-7366. FREE.

UO OP Trip initiator's clinic continues. See Monday.

LITERARY ARTS Teen book group: The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Students from the UO Kidd Program for Creative Writing read their work, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Sally-Jo Bowman reads/signs No Footprints in the Sand: A Memoir of Kalaupapa, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Erinn Williams, Eric Ethan, James Orr, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

RJD2, Pigeon John, Happy Chichester, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door.

Raina Rose, Jayme Vinyard, John Elliot, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses bicycles as transportation w/John Baxter of United Bicycle Institute of Ashland and Scott Bricker of Bicycle Transportation Alliance of Portland, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Hershey's Track & Field Games for youth ages 9-14, 5pm-7:30pm today & tomorrow, North Eugene High School. FREE.

Ride of Silence, honoring bicyclists killed/seriously injured by motor vehicles, 6:30pm, starts at Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Obsidians hike: Sweet Creek & Beaver Creek Falls, 3 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Decide & Ride, 6pm, Alton Baker Park; led rides by Carlyn, 6pm, Maury Jacobs Park. www.eugenegears.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Sunrise 5:45am; Sunset 8:34pm, Av High 67; Av Low 43

BENEFIT 4th annual Girls' Night Out, a benefit for Relief Nursery, 5pm-9pm, Aesthetic Surgical Arts, 2550 Willakenzie Rd. 343-9706 x107. $40.

DANCE "Picture/Motion," student dance concert, 8pm today, tomorrow & May 19, Dougherty Dance Theatre, UO. 346-3386. $10, $5 stu., sr.

FILM Human Rights in Latin America film series (Peru): State of Fear, w/guest Carlos Aguirre, 6:30pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Two talks on communicating between the generations and long term care preparedness, 10am, Campbell Center, 155 High. Register, 682-5318. FREE.

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

LandWatch Lane County annual meeting, w/panel discussion: "Oregon in the Grip of M37," 6:45pm, Downtown Library. 741-3625. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES "Flex Your Power" exhibit on electrical energy opens, noon, Science Factory. $4, $3 sr., FREE under age 3.

LECTURES "Proust for Adults Only," Elisabeth Ladenson, 4pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

"Latin America's Emancipatory Forms of Struggle and Thought: From Chiapas and Oaxaca to Bolivia and Argentina," Gene Gogol, 7pm, 175 Lillis, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Sheldon book group: Digging to America by Anne Tyler, 6pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.

Churchill High School Harry Potter Club's "Pre-Potter Party," 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Symphony presents their season finale w/Shannon Lee, violin, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$46.

Eugene Noise Fest 2007: Rhythm From Wreckage video art, 8pm, DIVA. www.humanmonster.com$5, $3 stu., DIVA member.

Vega, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Red Haute Ribbon, benefit for HIV Alliance, feat. Animal Farm, Endr 1, Allure, DragonTribe, Lane County Poppers, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Culann's Hounds, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Wilkins O'Riley Zinn on the complexity of teaching teachers, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "From High Tech to Higher Education" w/Steven Mayer, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Pre-trip mtg. for Wallowa/Hell's Canyon backpacking trip, 6pm, OP Office, EMU, UO. cgraham@uoregon.edu or 997-4223.

Cascadia Wildlands Projects leads a McKenzie Watershed timber sales information session & guided hike, 7pm today at EMU, UO; 9am May 19 at OP Barn. Register, 346-4365. $6.

Obsidians hike: Brice Creek, 5.5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

Hershey's Track & Field Games continues. See Wednesday.

THEATER Hot'l Baltimore continues. See Thursday, May 10.

The Pajama Game continues. See Thursday, May 10.

Mother Courage and Her Children continues. See Saturday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, MAY 10 Wheel-A-Thon, wheelchair obstacle course fundraiser, noon-6pm, MU quad, OSU. www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/students/ptah/events.php"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.

FRIDAY, MAY 11 8th annual OSU Engineering Expo, 1pm-5pm, Kelley Engineering Center, OSU. FREE.

An opening for mixed media work by Nancy Pobanz, 6pm, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson. FREE.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 8pm today, tomorrow & May 18-19, 25-26, 31 and June 1-2; 2:30pm May 20 & 27, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave., Albany. $10, $7 sr., under age 18.

SUNDAY, MAY 13 ISOSU Spring Festival, "Hidden Treasures of the World," noon-4:30pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 Ride of Silence, in honor of killed/maimed bicyclists by motor vehicles, 6:30pm, starts at Osborn Aquatic Center, 10th & Circle. FREE.

Native American Philosophy lecture series: J. Carlos Peinado, film director, 6:30pm, Gilfillan Auditorium, OSU. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 Norma Seibert Printmaking Patron Night, 7pm, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU. FREE.

 

ON THE ROAD

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

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

FRIDAY, MAY 11 Taylor Hicks, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $39.50.

Celtic Woman, 8pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra spring concert, 7pm at Yachats Commons; 2pm May 13 at Florence Events Center. $10.

John Shipe, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Emerald City Jazz Kings: "Get Happy!" 7:30pm, Florence Events Center. $22-$30.

"Seeds of Song," benefit concert for the Sisters Community Garden, feat. Laura Kemp, Walker T. Ryan, Katie Cavanaugh, 7pm, Sisters Art Works Bldg., 204 Adams St., Sisters. $12.

The Lipizzaner Stallions, 7:30pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg. $22.50, $20.50 sr., under age 12.

SATURDAY, MAY 12 Salem Pops Orchestra, "A Pops Salute to Ol' Blue Eyes," 7:30pm, Elsinore Theatre, Salem. $12-$15, FREE under age 12.

Mother's Day Birding & Wildflower Weekend, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, Silver Falls State Park. 503-874-0201. FREE ($3 parking).

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

Two Leg Lucy, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, MAY 13 Museum Family Sunday: Viva el Festival! 1pm-4pm, Portland Art Museum. FREE w/museum admission.

MONDAY, MAY 14 Peter, Bjorn and John, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $18.

TUESDAY, MAY 15 Pink Martini releases Hey Eugene! 8pm today & tomorrow, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. www.pinkmartini.com

Kristin Hersh, Dolorean, The McCarricks, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $17.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 Mary Gauthier, 7pm, Lola's Room, PDX. 21+. $20.

BodyVox presents "Reverie," 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 18-19; 2pm May 19, Newmark Theatre, PDX. www.bodyvox.com$10-$36.

The Sea and Cake, The Zincs, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $15 adv., $17 door.

Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council mtg., 6:30pm, Oakridge High School. 937-9800. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 Nathan Englander reads from The Ministry of Special Cases, 7:30pm, Powell's, PDX. FREE.

Dinosaur Jr., 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $22.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Auditions for Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Romeo and –Juliet. Needed: Female & male actors, musicians & stage crew, ages 13 and up. Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard. 344-1869.

Very Little Theatre will hold auditions for The Sisters Rosensweig at 1pm May 19. Needed: four women ages 16-55; four men ages 18-60. 343-3084.