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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 5.17.07



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He's a huggable, crimson-colored mutt who, thanks to the sweet loving of his adopted owner, Emily Elizabeth (pictured), grew to epic proportions! Unlike the Hult's previous LIVE! show, which featured smallish ponies, Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! promises to be a "big oversized musical adventure," according to a press release. Clifford and Emily will be joined by Cleo the poodle and T-Bone the bulldog for a rip-roaring autobiographical tale of the life and times of the world's largest, reddest dog. The kiddies may wet their pants in excitement, but for grown-ups, Clifford may bring back a tinge of nostalgia for the great comic actor John Ritter (now deceased), who voiced the wise dog in the hit PBS TV series and the 2004 film Clifford's Really Big Movie. Or maybe we're just weird. See Saturday Calendar.



What were you doing when you were four? Picking your nose? Dressing up G.I. Joe in Barbie's clothing? OK, sure, we were reading deep books like Ellen's Little Fish Pond and The Little Goat, but Shannon Lee (pictured above) was picking up the violin. And the violin loved on her as much as reading loved on us. Um, or perhaps more, because she's now a 14-year-old professional violin soloist. Yep, and she's heading right here for the Eugene Symphony's season finale. Now come the crowning touches on a season filled with incredibly famous visitors (Sir James Galway, Renée Fleming) and horrific sadnesses (the shocking loss of two principals). Artistic Director Giancarlo Guerrero leads a performance of Prokofiev, Sibelius, Waxman and Tomasi. Don't miss Lee's virtuosic playing or the sweet, sweet work of the symphony! (And oh yeah, tickets are way more afforable than they were for Renée Fleming, so get 'em now.) See Thursday, May 17 Calendar.



One and a half years on, American citizens — the voting public — will not forget the tragic and criminal neglect of the people of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. That's because nearly two years on, the citizens of that region still have not found their footing. Aid organizations like Common Ground Relief have stepped in where government has failed, providing short term assistance to the lesser-off hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast. The Remains and Rebirth: An Evening Around Katrina event at Churchill High School aims to raise awareness about the current reality on the ground in the Gulf as well as to raise funds for further relief efforts. Springfield High School graduate and independent filmmaker Walidah Imarisha (pictured above) will present her short film, Finding Common Ground in New Orleans, a short doc about the lasting effects hurricanes Katrina and Rita have had on the social fabrics of gulf communities. Also screening will be Food Water Revolution, about the Iraq Vets Against the War group's march in support of the Gulf Coast residents. See Wednesday Calendar.



THURSDAY, MAY 17

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

ARTS/VISUAL "Quiet Noise," artists' gallery talk & exhibit preview, 3:30pm, Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center. FREE.

BENEFITS The Imagination Celebration, fundraiser for The Garden Learning Center, feat. art auction, arts & craft sale, music, more, 5pm, North Eugene High School. FREE.

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.

Intro to the Department of Peace campaign, w/videos, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church 1050 E. 23rd. 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's 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Sunrise 5:44am; Sunset 8:35pm, Av High 67; Av Low 43

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for "Quiet Noise," work by Bruce Bayard & Lynn Wiley, 5:30pm, Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center. FREE.

An opening for "Master of Fine Arts 2007" exhibit, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

DANCE Student dance concert continues. See Thursday, May 17.

FILM Youth Visions high school video festival, 7pm, Churchill High School. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Empires in the 21st Century: Emergence, Contestation & Genger," conference & panel discussion, 8:30am-6:30pm, Fir Room, EMU, UO. http://csws.uoregon.edu/home/index.shtmlor 346-5015. FREE.

Guaranty's New & Used Trailer, Van & 5th wheel Sale, 10am-7pm today & tomorrow; 10am-6pm May 20, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: "Turtle Awards: Who's Sticking Their Neck Out?" 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

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

Pacifica Forum: "Testimonials from the War-Resistance Front," 4pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Coalition Against Environmental Racism's Environmental Justice Conference, 7:30pm today; 9am-2pm & 7pm-8:30pm tomorrow; 10am-1:30pm May 20, EMU, UO. FREE.

Vegan potluck, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. 341-1690. FREE.

Balkan dance, 7pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. 683-3688. $5 sug. don.

Jefferson Middle School's 50th anniversary community party, 7pm, Jefferson Middle School. 687-3221. FREE.

Eugene Scottish Festival: Rebecca Lomnicky, Tonn Nua, 7pm, 3060 River Rd. 688-2218. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Spring dance, feat. DJ Sandy, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, Vernal & Rustic St. $5, FREE under age 18.

LECTURES "Oral Traditions in Ancient and Modern Culture," Martha Bayless, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

"War and Sex in Proust," Brigitte Mahuzier & Elisabeth Ladenson, noon, EMU, UO. FREE.

"Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem and the Pursuit of Profit," Gregory Elich, 7pm, 125 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

"Emerson's Spiritual Exercises," John Lysaker, 7:30pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. FREE.

MUSIC The Conjugal Visitors, 3pm, EMU Amphitheatre, UO. FREE.

Eugene Noise Fest 2007, 7pm today & tomorrow; noon May 20, DIVA. www.humanmonster.com$4-$8 Sat., Sun.; $4-$6 Sun.

Riverside Chamber Symphony spring concert, feat. Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 7:30pm, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington. $5 sug. don.

The Jazz Café, 8pm, 178 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Grynch, The Athiarchists, Lucid, 8pm, WOW Hall. $7 adv., $8 door.

Mike Jones, Animal Farm, DZO, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $34.94 adv., $38 door.

Sue Miles and Slow Burn, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $8.

Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

RayCharlesMansonFamilyFeud, Disco Organica, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/K. Silem Mohammed, co-editor of The Undead and Philosophy: Chicken Soup for the Soulless, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Rhoda Love leads a botany-ecology walk to view endangered species & habitat restoration project, 10am, meet at Amazon Park Visitors Center. 345-6241. Don.

SPIRITUAL "Connecting with the Afterlife" w/Troy Parkinson, 7:30pm, Unity of the Valley. $15.

THEATER Anonymous: A Student Devised Play and Theatrical Labyrinth, 8pm, 9pm & 10pm entries today, tomorrow and May 24-26, 31 & June 1-2, Robinson Theater, UO. 346-4363. $6-$14.

A Year with Frog and Toad, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm May 20, Actor's Cabaret. $15-$18. ($34.95 dinner seating).

Little Shop of Horrors, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Sheldon High School theater. $8.

Willamette Repertory Theatre presents "Readings in Rep," (SWM tonight), 8pm today & tomorrow; 2pm May 20, Studio One, Hult Center. $10 ($24 for all three plays).

Hot'l Baltimore continues. See Thursday, May 17.

Mother Courage continues. See Thursday, May 17.

The Pajama Game continues. See Thursday, May 17.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Sunrise 5:43am; Sunset 8:36pm, Av High 67; Av Low 43

ARTS/VISUAL Family Day: "Lines, Dots and Circles," 11am-4pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. 346-3027. FREE w/canned food don.

BENEFIT Chocolate Challenge, benefit for Cascades Raptor Center, feat. chocolate tasting, 10am-4:30pm, Fenario Gallery. $1 per chocolate sample.

DANCE Student dance concert continues. See Thursday, May 17.

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

Oregon Humanities Center and UO Philosophy present "The Challenge of a Spiritual Life," seminar w/John Lysaker, 9am-11:30am, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. FREE.

Collectors West Gun Show, 9am-5pm today & 9am-3pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $5.

Eugene Scottish Festival, music, food, parade, more, 10am-5pm, 3060 River Rd. 688-2218. FREE.

Town hall w/Floyd Prozanski, 10am, Veneta Community Center, 25192 E. Broadway, Veneta. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Al Rivers & Jerry Zybach, 10am; Lorna Miller, 11am; Sun Bossa Trio, noon; Colin Spring, 1pm; Sweet River, 2pm; Big Roy & the Twigs, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

Intro to the Internet, 10am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Learn about the City of Eugene's Native Plant Nursery, 10am-2pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Learn about converting suburban property to permaculture, 11am-3pm, 212 Benjamin St., off River Rd. 686-6761. Don.

Argentine Tango milonga (dance), 1pm-4pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Friendship Tea, w/food & music, 1pm-3pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, 2537 Game Farm Rd., Spfd. 746-3322. FREE.

ACLU of Oregon annual membership mtg., 1pm-4pm, CML, LCC. 345-6162. FREE.

CAER's Environmental Justice Conference continues. See Friday.

Guaranty's Trailer, Van & 5th wheel Sale continues. See Friday.

Wine tasting at Oregon Wine Warehouse continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Peter Rabbit visits! 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Construction Day, noon-4pm, Science Factory. FREE w/admission.

Creative Movement w/Sparkplug Dance, 2pm, Springfield Library. Pre-register at Youth Services Desk. FREE.

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

LITERARY ARTS William Sullivan booksigning, 2pm-4pm, B. Dalton Bookseller, Gateway Mall, Spfd. FREE.

Eugene Poetry Slam presents "Dead Poets Slam," 8pm, Fenario Gallery, 881 Willamette. $5.

MUSIC Willamette Valley Folk Festival, feat. Devil Makes Three, The Tallboys, Hillstomp, Justin King, Taarka, Laura Kemp and more, noon-10pm today; noon-6pm tomorrow, Cuthbert Amphitheater, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Atrium Amateur Hour: Early Music Exercise w/Heartwood, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Charlotte Thistle, 5pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Moondanse, 7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Green Carter Band, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Complicated, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$8.

Elizabeth Cable Band, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $5.

Inkwell Rhythm Makers, Walker T Ryan, The Conjugal Visitors, The Side Project, 9pm, WOW Hall. $6 adv., $7 door.

Walton Complex, Giant Bear, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Eugene Noise Fest 2007 continues. See Friday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Jog for Jim, 5k run, 8am, meet at 13th & Kincaid. www.goodrace.com

Out in the "Artdoors" Urban Adventure Race, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugene-or.gov/adventureraceor 682-5329.

Healthy Steps to Aging 1-mile/3-mile walk, 9:30am, meet at Campbell Center, 155 High. 682-5318. FREE.

Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis, 10k walk, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.cff.org

Obsidians trips: McKenzie View/Camp Creek Rd., bike, 41 miles; UO Campus, hike, 3 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Crow Road via Erickson, 30 miles; Gimpl Hill via Crow, 40 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgMcKenzie Watershed hike continues. See Thursday, May 17.

THEATER Hot'l Baltimore continues. See Thursday, May 17.

Mother Courage continues. See Thursday, May 17.

The Pajama Game continues. See Thursday, May 17.

Anonymous continues. See Friday.

A Year with Frog and Toad continues. See Friday.

Little Shop of Horrors continues. See Friday.

Readings in Rep (Old Friends) continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER SOLV's Down by the Riverside annual cleanup event, 9am-1pm, see www.solv.orgfor events in Springfield, Marcola, Leaburg and Cottage Grove.

Hendricks Park forest work party, 9:30am-12:30pm, Wilkins Picnic Shelter. Snacks, water, tools & gloves provided.

Build a teddy bear for children awaiting adoption, starts at 10am, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Valley River Center. FREE.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Sunrise 5:42am; Sunset 8:37pm, Av High 68; Av Low 43

DANCE On Your Toes School of Dance presents "Hide 'N Seek," 2pm & 6pm, LCC. $8, $5 sr., under age 12, FREE under age 3.

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

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, 7pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

GATHERINGS Wildflower Festival & Plant Sale, 10am-4pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-3817. $5, $10 family sug. don.

Veselo Community Folk Dancers cultural dance, 7:15pm, In Shape Fitness. 726-7548. $3, $2 stu., sr., FREE 1st timers.

CAER's Environmental Justice Conference continues. See Friday.

Guaranty's Trailer, Van & 5th wheel Sale continues. See Friday.

Collectors West Gun Show continues. See Saturday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Family Afternoon for Making Art, 2pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main, Spfd. FREE.

LECTURE "Designing Exhibits & Negotiating Contracts with Galleries," Becky Guy, 4pm, DIVA. FREE.

MUSIC Blue Skies Big Band, Jewel Tones, 2pm, Oregon Air & Space Museum, 90377 Boeing Dr., south of Eugene airport. $6.

University Symphony, 3pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

"Broadway at First," 4pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive. $5, $10 family.

Colin Hay, 8pm, WOW Hall. $25.

Cugno and Callahan, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Chuckbarrymanilow, John Shipe, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Eugene Noise Fest 2007 continues. See Friday.

Willamette Valley Folk Festival continues. See Saturday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hikes: Brice Creek, 8 miles; Clear Lake, 6 miles; Eula Ridge, 9 miles; Horse Rock, 3 miles; Silver Falls State Park, 7 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Lorane, 50 miles; Cottage Grove via Lorane, 60 miles. 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! 2pm & 5pm, Hult Center. $17-$27.

Mother Courage continues. See Thursday, May 17.

A Year with Frog and Toad continues. See Friday.

Readings in Rep (Pigs in Love) continues. See Friday.

 

MONDAY, MAY 21

Sunrise: 5:41am; Sunset 8:38pm, Av High 68; Av Low 43

FILM Anime movie night for teens, 5pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

GATHERINGS Buy Nothing New mtg., 6:30pm, Growers' Market, 454 Willamette. FREE.

Six Sensory Eugene mtg., 6:30pm, Downtown Athletic Club. 521-0272. $5.

LECTURES "Connecting the Dots: White Supremacy and the Rise in Anti-immigrant Sentiment," 7pm, Bldg. 19, LCC. FREE.

"A Botanist's Journey through Ecuador," Tobias Policha, 7:30pm, EWEB. 746-9478. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS LGBT Literary Reading, 7pm, Mother Kali's, 1849 Willamette. FREE.

MUSIC Women's Choral Society spring concert, w/Divisi, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr., child.

Anthony Smith's Trunk Fulla Funk, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Fishbone, The Expendables, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the disappearance of plants & animals w/paleontologist Peter Ward, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Amazon Pool opens for lap swim, 5:15am, 2600 Hilyard. $4-$4.50.

Obsidians trip: Short Mountain, bike, 23 miles. See YMCA board for details.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 22

Sunrise 5:40am; Sunset 8:39pm, Av High 68; Av Low 44

FILM Wild Rivers & Wild Fire Film Night, feat. Mekong: The Mother of All Waters and Decades: Born in Fire, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. www.cascwild.orgFREE.

Russian film series: Sherlock Homes & Dr. Watson: The Treasure of Agra, 7pm, 115 Pacific, UO. FREE.

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

Presentation on essential tremors, 1pm, Campbell Center, 155 High. FREE.

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

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

Rainy Day Blues Society membership mtg., 6:30pm, Mac's at the Vet's Club. FREE.

Population Connection presentation about reproductive health and the UNFPA in Senegal, Africa, 7pm, The 5th St. Beanery. FREE.

Lane County Audubon Society mtg., feat. Trevor Taylor talking on West Eugene Wetlands Project, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High. Don.

LECTURE "Burqas, Bikinis and Hip Hop: Different Kinds of Muslims," John Voll, 7:30pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Brian Ward signs Girls with Non-French Accents, 2pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th. FREE.

MUSIC Arts Umbrella presents String Academy, Encore Strings, Little Symphony, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School auditorium. 484-0473. $7, $3 stu., $15 family.

Poetry in Song, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir presents "Bohemian Rhapsody," 8pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. $10.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Colin Hay, formerly of the 80s pop group Men at Work, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" discusses Phyllis Bennis' lecture, "Challenging Empire: U.S. Middle East Policy," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hikes: Little North Santiam, 9 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Angel messenger Kayt Raymond speaks, 7:30pm, Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx. 683-6086. $25.

THEATER Hairspray, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & May 24, Hult Center. $27.50-$47.50.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Sunrise 5:39am; Sunset 8:40pm, Av High 68; Av Low 44

ARTS/VISUAL Graduating MFA art students give short gallery talks, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/museum admission.

BENEFIT "Remains and Rebirth: An Evening around Katrina," benefit for Common Ground Relief, feat. films viewings, speakers, more, 7pm, Churchill High School auditorium. $2-$20 sug. don.

GATHERINGS Community Conversations panel on "The Artist's Muse: Exploring Inspiration and the Creative Process," 7:30pm, LLC Performance Hall, UO. FREE.

Springfield Academy of Arts & Academics presents "The World Change Project," 7pm, A3 Bldg., 615 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

LECTURE "Bringing Gender-Sensitive, Sustainable Redevelop-ment to Earthquake-Ridden Pakistan," Amarah Niazi, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Wednesday book group: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, noon, Downtown Library. FREE.

Matt Love reads from Red, Hot and Rollin', 7pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Arts Umbrella presents Junior Orchestra, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School auditorium. 484-0473. $7, $3 stu., $15 family.

Oregon Wind Ensemble & UO Symphonic Band, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Andre Nickatina, Cool Nutz, DJ Chill, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $25 door.

The Filthiest People Alive, Paper Plane, Brian Patrick, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses hunters & ranchers in southern Oregon who are considering ways to coexist w/wildlife, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Spring wildflower garden tour w/Michael Kennedy, 7pm, Hendricks Park. $3 sug. don.

Obsidians hike: Ridgeline Trail, hike/trail maintenance, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details.

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

THEATER Wonder of the World, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, May 25 & 26, South Eugene High School Little Theater. 687-3521. $8, $5 stu., sr.

Hairspray continues. See Tuesday.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Sunrise 5:38am; Sunset 8:41pm, Av High 68; Av Low 44

FILM Human Rights in Latin America film series (Argentina): Official Story (La historia official), 6:30pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Wine tasting: manager's picks, 5pm, WineStyles. 434-9463. $5.

"A Night of The Simpsons," w/Mayor Leiken, 7pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. Tix must be picked up in advance at Spfd. Chamber of Commerce. FREE w/two cans of food don.

LITERARY ARTS Floyd Skloot reads from Patient 002, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Youth Symphony, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School auditorium. 484-0473. $7, $3 stu., $15 family.

UO Jazz Ensembles, w/Ron Miles, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Eugene Concert Choir presents "Bohemian Rhapsody," 8pm, Hult Center. $11-$29.

Good for America, Greenlander, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Wildwood Holler, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "Jefferson Exchange" discusses farming, food, and farm bill politics w/Dan Imhoff, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Inner Journeys in Egypt w/Nicki Scully, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Mount Tom loop, 5.4 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Two Rivers Interfaith potluck & dialogue, 6pm, 598 Wimbledon Ct. 344-5693. FREE.

THEATER Mother Courage continues. See Thursday, May 17.

Anonymous continues. See Friday.

Hairspray continues. See Tuesday.

Wonder of the World continues. See Wednesday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, MAY 18 A Midsummer Night's Dream, 8pm today, tomorrow & May 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Emerald City Jazz Kings: "Get Happy: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly & MGM," 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $11-$30.

TUESDAY, MAY 22 "Rural Living Basics: Well Water & Septic Tanks," informational talk, 6:30pm today and 9am tomorrow, Corvallis Public Library. FREE.

Corvallis/OSU Symphony Orchestra presents "Glazunov, Piano Concerto No. 2," w/Katerina Zaitseva, Nikita Fitenko and Alexander Tutunov, piano, 8pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $12-$30.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 Native American Philosophy lecture series: Linda Hogan, poet, fiction writer, playwright, essayist, 6:30pm, Gilfillan Auditorium, OSU. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 24 "Another Perspective on Jamestown," lecture by Alison Games, 4pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

Eleven Eyes 5th anniversary show, 9:30pm, Bombs Away Café. $7.

 

ON THE ROAD

THURSDAY, MAY 17 BodyVox presents "Reverie," 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 19; 2pm May 19, Newmark Theatre, PDX. www.bodyvox.com$10-$36.

Les Nubians, 8pm, Aladdin Theatre, PDX. $25.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 18 Joss Stone, 7:30pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $35.

Oslund & Co. Dance presents "Sky," 8pm today & tomorrow; 7:30pm May 20, Imago Theatre, PDX. $15.

8th annual UFO Festival, feat. keynote speaker Dr. David Jacobs, 7pm today; 9am-10pm tomorrow, McMenamin's Hotel Oregon, McMinnville. www.ufofest.com

Rogue Ales Brewer's Memorial Ale Festival, benefit for Humane Societies of Oregon, 4pm-10pm today & noon-10pm tomorrow, Rogue Ales Brewery, Newport. $10.

Jake Blair Band, 9pm today & tomorrow, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Rhododendron Festival, feat. flower show, pageant, carnival, arts and craft show & sale, 5k/10k run, 8am-8pm today, tomorrow and May 20, greater Florence area. www.florencechamber.comor 997-3128.

Evening of Jazz w/Paul J. Biondi, 7pm, Drain Civic Center, 205 W. A St. $5.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 Zoo Brew, brewers festival, 5pm-10pm, Oregon Zoo, PDX. $25.

Al Kooper, 8pm, Aladdin Theatre, PDX. $25.

Ben Gibbard, 9pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $22.

Hood River Pear & Wine Festival, 11am-8pm today & 11am-5pm tomorrow, Hood River County Fairgrounds. $5.

Women's Festival, 10am-5pm, Thyme Garden, Alsea. www.womensfestival.netFREE.

Mutt Masters, group dog walk, dog show and competitions, 10:30am-5pm, Taft Elementary School, Lincoln City. www.oregoncoast.orgor 800-452-2151. $10 and up.

Poet Vern Rutsala reads his work, 7pm, Visual Arts Center, 777 Beach Dr., Newport. FREE.

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

Deer Leap Half Marathon, 8:30am, meet at North Umpqua River above Glide. www.roguemultisport.com

SUNDAY, MAY 20 "Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition," lecture by Rosalind Krauss, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. $10.

TUESDAY, MAY 22 The Bad Plus, Marcus Eaton, 8:30pm, Berbati's Pan, PDX. 21+. $20 adv., $23.50 door.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 The Terry Evans Band, 8pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

2007 Oregon Book Awards author tour, 7pm, Douglas County Library, Roseburg. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 24 Reception for prospective museum docents, 5:30pm, Portland Art Museum. RSVP, 503-276-4295.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Portland's 2007 10 or Less Film Festival announces a call-for-entries. Deadline is June 14. www.10orlessfest.com

Hip hop dance company is holding auditions 7:30pm May 22 at Musical Feet, 420 W. 12th. 484-2938 or 762-2700.

Cottage Theatre is holding auditions for Working, a musical, at 1pm May 19-20. Needed: eight men & six women (or more), age 20-80. www.cottagetheatre.orgor 942-8001.

Olay and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery announce FREE skin cancer screening. Visit www.skincancertakesfriends.orgor www.asds.netto find a participating doctor in your area.

LCC Student Productions is holding auditions for Shakespeare's King Lear from 1pm-4pm, May 19 and 4pm May 21-23 at LCC's Performance Hall. Role of King Lear has been cast. 463-5647.