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While in the midst of flood season (and with water, literally, surrounding us on all sides) it is muy importante that we seek great adventure and merriment down the rabbit hole — or, probably easier, on artificial ice surfaces. Enter the Lane Events Center's Holiday Ice Show, a Friday-Saturday affair benefiting Toys for Tots (admission is a new, unwrapped store-packaged toy for a child … so don't just walk over to the Holiday Market and pick up The Real Game of Life), with this year's theme being "Alice's Wonderland: Skating Through The Looking Glass." The costumes are sure to be more Disney, less Lewis Carroll. See Calendar.



OMG! OMP! Always a seasonal favorite, the impeccable teamsters of the Oregon Mozart Players bring their candlelit concert, Baroque for the Holidays, to local churches for a soothing, darn near spiritual musical experience of works by Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi and Bach. (What? No Mozart?) Special guest vocalist Natalie Gunn (pictured right) is featured in this three-day showing. We saw the Portland soprano wax ecstatic as The Queen of the Night at the Astoria Music Festival's 2004 production of The Magic Flute, and we were damn impressed. A regular with the Portland Opera, Gunn will flex her vocal reach on Bach's Cantata No. 210, "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit," which we loosely translate to mean "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." Catch the show Monday and Wednesday at Eugene's First Christian Church, and Tuesday at Springfield's Ebbert Church. See Calendar.


Downtown Eugene opens its arms to the darkened evenings of winter this Friday with a very celebratious (if that's a word, do tell) First Friday ARTWalk that begins with a public tree lighting (a source of agony for many) at 8th and Oak (that's the Park Blocks, people, the park blocks). Lane Arts Council's Douglas Beauchamp hosts this monthly wander and will lead you to La Follette Gallery, the first stop on the art jaunt, where Portland artists Karen Ehlers (her Vases is pictured left) and Jan Cavecche have pooled their recent work in encaustic in a dual showing of this Jasper Johns-approved painting technique. Stop #2 views Connie Mueller's series of reduced linocut prints at White Lotus Gallery before hopping across Willamette for Karin Clarke Gallery's show of AdamGrosowskyness (with other paintings by grosowskyling Christopher Bechler). Anne Teigen's lush paintings are highlighted at the Opus6ix gallery for stop #4, while the Museum of Unfine Art finally gets its First Friday due (they had to book a lineup of name-checked artists to get it, though … hey Marlis! Hey Rob D.! Hey John Holdway and Mackenzie!) for stop #5. The final stop of the year! See Friday Calendar.







THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

Sunrise 7:33am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 47; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Home & Hearth: Artist Open House, wine, food, music & art, 10am-6pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 8 & 9, 2548 Potter St. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Washington State wines, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

Wine tasting w/Siva, 4pm, 20 East. FREE.

GATHERINGS Peter Young, former Animal Liberation Front prisoner, speaks w/presentation of documentary Behind the Mask, plus free dinner from Food Not Bombs, 6pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Greek Polytheism discussion group, 7pm, Perugino. www.wildivine.orgor 345-1844. FREE.

MUSIC SHOcase: Oregon Women's Choir, 12:15pm, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Riverside Chamber Symphony, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5 sug. don.

Emerald City Jazz Kings present "Mistletoe and Holly," 7:30pm today & Dec. 9, The Shedd. www.theshedd.org

Eugene Symphony presents "American Spirituals," 8pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $15+.

Jewmongous, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $17 door.

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Huck Notari & the Highlanders, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

The Touchy Feeliacs, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4-$8.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses debt collection and managing credit w/Joseph Hawes, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses The Emergence of Integral Consciouness w/Allan Combs, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Community Climb Time, learn or improve rock climbing skills, 5:50pm-8:30pm, Kelly Middle School. All ages. Gear provided. 682-5329. $5.

THEATER It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 8, 13-15; 2pm Dec. 9 & 16, Lord Leebrick Theatre. 465-1506. $12-$17.

WillRep's A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm today, 8pm tomorrow, Dec. 8; 2pm Dec. 9, Hult Center's Soreng Theater. $15-$35.

The Wizard of Oz, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 8, 13-15; 2pm Dec. 9 and 16, Cottage Theater, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheater.org$16-$19.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Sunrise 7:34am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 47; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Art Careers Art Show and Sale, 10am-7pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. 682-5311. FREE.

First Friday ARTwalk, hosted by Douglas Beauchamp, 5pm, meet at 8th & Oak for Tree Lighting. FREE.

5pm openings include jewelry designs by Margarita O'Brien, Blue Moon Jewelry Designs; work by Steven Weeks, WOW Hall. 5:30pm openings include work by Karen Ehlers & Jan Cavecche, LaFollette Gallery; photography & paintings by Tricia Clark-McDowell, DIVA; prints by Connie Mueller, White Lotus Gallery; drawings by Nicola Noetic, New Zone Gallery. 6pm openings include paintings by Adam Grosowsky & Christopher Bechler, Karin Clarke Gallery; paintings by Anne Teigen, Opus6ix; designed snowboards by Network Charter School Students, Tactics Board Shop; four new exhibits, Museum of Unfine Art. 7pm openings include work by Skulleddie, Diablo's Downtown Lounge.

Linda Lu's Studio Sale, home & garden gifts, 4pm-8pm today, 10am-5pm tomorrow & Dec. 9, 2755 Kincaid. 343-0530. FREE.

2nd & Blair Artists Studio Sale and Open House, feat. the work of over 12 artists to show and sell, 5pm-9pm today, 11am-5pm tomorrow & noon-4pm Dec. 9, 2nd & Blair Blvd. FREE.

Opus6ix Artists Studio Sale, 5:30pm, Opus6ix. FREE.

Home & Hearth: Artist Open House continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

BENEFIT D.I.Y. Fashion Show, a benefit for the Flat Track Furies of the Emerald City Roller Girls, feat. The Soothsayers, Mis Led, The CoStars & films, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5-$10.

"Choirs, Cookies and Cappuccinos," a fundraiser for South Eugene High School w/dessert, performance & silent auction, 6:30pm-8pm, South Eugene High School cafeteria. $5, $15 ind.,fam.

FILM Visionquest art & movies, 4pm-10pm, 20 East, Broadway & Willamette. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: feat. the wines of Carlton Winemaker's Studio, 3pm-10pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $12+.

Wine tasting: feat. Spencer Creek Cellars wine, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway, 200 W Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Dalla Vina Winery, 4pm-6pm, WineStyles. FREE.

"Blind Wine Tasting," taste six wines & guess what they are for prizes, 6pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5 adv., $10 door.

GATHERINGS Christmas Celebration, Christmas carols & bake sale, 9:15am, First Christian, 1166 Oak St. FREE.

Downtown Holiday Party, selected businesses stay open extended hours to shop & dine, 5pm-8pm, downtown Eugene. FREE.

Oak Patch Gifts Public Sale feat. Jodi Coyote, 10am-6pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 9, Expo Halls, Lane County Fairgrounds. 434-8607. FREE.

Holiday Faire, gifts for the season, 11am-5pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 9, The King Estate MarketPlace. FREE.

Celebration for Briggs Middle School, band performance, artwork, preview of Oklahoma!, 4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Community event, games, activities & dinner for the whole family, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

"Alice's Wonderland," Holiday Ice Show, a benefit for Toys for Tots, 7:30pm today and 1pm & 7pm tomorrow, Lane County Ice Center. Admission is a new, unwrapped, store-bought toy for a child.

LECTURES "Black Liberation and Socialism," discussion by Eugene International Socialist Organization, 7pm, 240c McKenzie, UO. FREE.

"Walking the Gobi: Desert of Dreams & Despair," a presentation by Helen Thayer, 7pm, REI. RSVP, 465-1800. FREE.

MUSIC Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, 4pm, Harlequin Beads, 1027 Willamette. FREE.

The Spruce Root Band, Brent Cole, Caleb Paul, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Aaron Meyer & Band, benefit for Wildish Theatre, 8pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. 736-4044. $65.

Marv Ellis & His Imaginary Friends w/Radio Active, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses creative carving work and managing small businesses, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Recitation of 1008 names of Mother Goddess, Lalita Sahasranama Puja gives blessings, 6pm-8pm, Arsha Vijnana Mandiram, 1190 W 27th. FREE.

Dances of Universal Peace, all ages welcome, 7pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. $5 sug. don.

Advent Retreat, 7pm, St. George Greek Orothodox Church, 202 Hillview. FREE.

THEATER A Christmas Carol, Broadway musical version, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 14-15 & 21-22; 2pm Dec. 9 & 16, Actors Cabaret. 683-4368. $14-$17, $30.95-$32.95 (dinner seating).

WillRep's A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Sunrise 7:35am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Kenneth Standhardt's Holiday Studio Sale, 10am-5pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, 4875 Garnet St. FREE.

Annie Hubbird's Holiday Studio Sale, ceramics & mosaics, 10am-4pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, 2489 Emerald St. FREE.

Home & Hearth: Artist Open House continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

2nd & Blair Artists Studio Sale & Open House continues. See Friday.

Linda Lu's Studio Sale continues. See Friday.

BENEFITS Cascadia Wildlands Project's Holiday Benefit Auction, food, drinks, live jazz music, bid on a trip to Costa Rica, rafting trips, art and more, all proceeds benefit ancient forest protection work, 6pm-10pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. www.cascwild.orgor 434-1463. $20 adv., $25 door.

A Taste of Indian Culture & Cuisine, a benefit to build a temple for Mother Goddess in Eugene, feat. dance by Archana Shyamsunder, & dinner, 6pm-9pm, River Road Park & Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Dr. RSVP, 684-0322. $15.

Dance For A Reason, benefit for Huerta de la Familia, local dancers perform a choreographed show, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $15.

Santa Paws and his Reinhound, pets can take pics w/Santa, benefit for Homes for Hounds, a non-profit greyhound adoption agency; dogs will be available for adoption, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, Eugene Petsmart. $10.

DANCE Eugene Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker, 4pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

FILM Best of the Video Slam Festival: documentary, animation, narrative, experimental & horror shorts, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Saturday Samplers: Spiced and mulled wines, noon, Wine Styles. FREE.

OWW's wine tasting continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS Saturday Market's Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, featuring hundreds of booths, international food court and performances by Holt Elementary School Choir, 10:30am; Paul Prince, 11:30am; Olem Alves Jazz Duo, 12:30pm; Tim McLaughlin/Sean Peterson Duo, 1:45pm; Laura Kemp, 3:15pm; Cal Young Jazz Band, 4:45pm; and in Holiday Hall, Laurie McClosky, noon; Beth Miriam Rose, 2pm; and Jim Hershey, 4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.orgFREE.

Holiday Farmers' Market, 10am-6pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 15-16 & 22-23, Lane County Fairgrounds. 431-4923. FREE.

Neighborhood Healing Fair, seminars in yoga, natural healing, music & art, open all day, Alder House, 2620 Alder St. FREE.

Oregon Knife Collectors Show, 8am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. 484-5564. FREE.

KSOW Holiday Market, 10am-4pm today & Dec. 15, 517 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. 942-1067. FREE.

AAUW's Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction, feat. Irish music by Blackbriar, 10am, Eugene Hilton. RSVP, 344-4134. $15.

Waldorf School Winter Light Faire, feat. music, Eugene Youth Ballet performance, food booths, crafts, games & more, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Motherless Daughters' support group, 3pm, 5th St. Beanery. 349-0382. FREE.

An Herbal Year, slide show presentation, 7pm-9pm, The Apocalypse On Broadway, 2100 W. Broadway #1. $3-$5 sug. don.

Oak Patch Gifts Public Sale continues. See Friday.

King Estate's Holiday Faire continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Holiday Family Day & Open House, card and gift wrap making, music & performance by Ballet Fantastique, 11am-3pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Nearby Nature: "Simple Gifts," a walk in the woods to find material to make a gift & more, 10am-noon, Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. Register, 687-9699. $2, $5 family.

"Alice's Wonderland," Holiday Ice Show continues. See Friday.

LGBT Hot Flash Holiday Party: feat. authors Lipstick and Dipstick, hip hop artist KRITIK & go-go dancers, 5pm-9pm, Indigo District. 21+. $8.

LITERARY ARTS Authors & Artists Fair, meet 40 authors and 20 artists, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.lanelibrary.org$1-$5 sug. don.

MUSIC Community Music Institute Chamber Players perform classical string music, 1pm-4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

"Holiday Music II," music by Emerald Chamber Players, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Emerald Valley Opry, 6:30pm, Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd. $5, $4, $2 adult, sr., ages 7-16 or if you bring canned food don., under 7 free.

Famine Relief benefit concert, feat. Kudana, Pachi Pamwe, Paul Prince, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

Ken Peplowski & Dick Hyman, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $12-$32.

Sideroads, 8pm, Tsunami Books. $5-$10.

The Green Mountain Boys, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

I-Chele & the Circle of Light, 9:30pm, World Café. Don.

Dirty Sweet, Limosine, The Dregs, 10pm, John Henry's. 21+. $4.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Tahkenitch, hike, 3 miles. See YMCA board for details.

Jingle Bells Run & Walk, 5k, 9am, Maurie Jacobs Park. 686-4494. FREE.

Community Climb Time, learn or improve rock climbing skills, 8am-2pm at Madison Middle School; 2pm-5pm at Jefferson Middle School; 6pm-9pm at Monroe Middle School. All ages. Gear provided. 682-5329. $5.

SOCIAL DANCES Scandinavian dance, lessons 3pm, open dance 4pm, Cesar Chavez Elementary, 1510 W. 14th. 935-6051. $2.

Contra dance, lessons 7:30pm, open dance 8pm, Cesar Chavez Elementary. 521-0596. $7, $6 stu.

SPIRITUAL Fire Rituals, 9am-noon, Arsha Vijnana Mandiram, 1190 W 27th. FREE.

Hanukkah Candlelighting Celebration, feat. ceremony, music & stories, 6pm, Washington Park Clubhouse, 20th & Washington. $12 sug. don.

THEATER It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

WillRep's A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

ACE's A Christmas Carol continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Amazon Creek Work Party, plant native plants along Amazon Creek, 9am-noon, meet at West Eugene Wetlands Project Office, 751 S. Danebo. 683-6494. Tools/gloves provided.

Community Tree Planting, 9am-1pm, Garden Lake Park, Creswell. coastfork@willamette.net

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Sunrise 7:36am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Holiday Show & Sale of Hannah Goldrich's jewelry and Mike Pease's paintings & drawings, 11am-4pm, 768 W. 10th Ave. 345-8819. FREE.

Home & Hearth: Artist Open House continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

2nd & Blair Artists Studio Sale & Open House continues. See Friday.

Linda Lu's Studio Sale continues. See Friday.

Kenneth Standhardt's Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.

Annie Hubbird's Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.

BENEFIT Santa Paws and his Reinhound continues. See Friday.

DANCE Eugene Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker, 5:30pm, Eugene Hotel. FREE.

GATHERINGS Saturday Market's Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, featuring hundreds of booths, international food court and performances by Eugene Bhangra Youth Group, 10:30am; O'Carolan's Consort, 11:30am; Debra Mathis, 12:30pm; Red Pajamas, 1:45pm; Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene, 3:15pm; Paul & Nancy's Love Truffle, 4:45pm; and in Holiday Hall, Eagle Park Slim, noon; Beth Miriam Rose, 2pm; and Emily Fox, 4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.orgFREE.

Oak Patch Gifts Public Sale continues. See Friday.

King Estate's Holiday Faire continues. See Friday.

LECTURE Real estate buying and selling lecture, 1pm-4pm, Reflections Realty. 914-9696. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS PETA cofounder Ingrid E. Newkirk will discuss & sign copies of Let's Have A Dog Party, 4pm, Books Without Borders, 199 W. 8th. FREE.

MUSIC Elizabeth Cable, 10am, Peace Presbyterian Church, 3060 River Road. FREE.

Dave Gross & Friends, 2pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Suzuki Strings Program performs classical string music, 2pm-4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir presents Handel's Messiah, 2:30pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $19-$34.

Finn Riggins, Love That Dress, Leo London, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Eyedea & Abilities, Sector 7g, Abzorber, Three Blind Mics, The Cougar Hunters, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Reptet, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene Cyclocross Racing presents Psycho Cross Series, 9:30am-3pm, Camp Harlow. bikinjoe@gmail.com or 517-0685. $10-$20.

THEATER It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

WillRep's A Christmas Carol continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

ACE's A Christmas Carol continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Plant native trees & shrubs along West Eugene wetlands, tools supplied, 9am-1:30pm, meet at Long Tom Watershed Council Office to carpool to site. RSVP, jgarmon@longtom.org or 683-6949.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Sunrise: 7:37am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34

GATHERINGS NEHS Academy of Arts Local History Showcase, 14 short oral history documentaries, 5:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Native Plant Society: Holiday Social & Slide Show, bring 10-12 slides & a snack, Science Bldg Rm. 117, LCC. 746-9478. FREE.

"Western Oregon's Old-growth Forests Under Fire," a community discussion of the Western Oregon Plan Revision, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. 344-0675. FREE.

LECTURE Freedom from the Food Fight, info. by Donna Stevens on food & body issues, 7pm-9pm, Unity of the Valley Church. 434-6607 x2. FREE.

MUSIC Oregon Mozart Players present "Candlelight Concert: Baroque for the Holidays," featuring work by Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi & Bach, 7:30pm today & Dec. 12, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. 682-5000. $15-$30.

Community Chanukah Concert feat. the Klezmonauts, candlelighting ceremony & latkes, 7pm, Ahavas Torah, 3800 Ferry St. 334-6772. FREE.

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $6.50.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses creative collaboration and creating fantasy worlds for children, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Sunrise 7:38am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34

BENEFITS Benefit wine tasting for The Bearen Foundation, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $10 (half donated to non-profit).

HollyDayz Party & benefit for Womenspace, feat. music by The T Club, 8pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. $3 or don. of goods for women or children.

GATHERINGS AAUW Dinner Group meeting, 5:30pm, 5th St. Public Market's International Café. RSVP, 344-4134. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Arts Umbrella Youth Orchestras winter gala concert, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School. $7, $5 sr., $3 stu. ($15 family).

MUSIC Oregon Mozart Players present "Candlelight Concert: Baroque for the Holidays," featuring work by Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi & Bach, 7:30pm, Ebbert Church, 532 C St., Spfd. 682-5000. $15-$30.

Christmas Choral Concert, 7:30pm, Springfield High School Auditorium. FREE.

The Spirit of Jazz Jam, 8pm, The Jazz Station. $2-$5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses personal goals and athletic training as we age, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" presents Nubar Hovsepian: "The War on Lebanon," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Sunrise 7:39am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

FILM Heckler's Movie Night: Double Team, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

GATHERINGS Coalition meeting to discuss preparation for climate change and peak oil, 6:30pm-9pm, Grower's Market Bldg, 454 N. Willamette. FREE.

Friends of BRING volunteer planning meeting, 9am, BRING Recycling, 86641 Franklin Blvd. 606-9093. FREE.

Eugene Macintosh Users Group monthly meeting, topic "What's for Christmas?" 6:30pm, Vet's Club. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Eugene Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker, 4pm & 5pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Eugene Youth Symphony winter concert, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School. $7, $5 sr., $3 stu. ($15 family).

MUSIC Punk the Halls Tour, feat. Stellar Kart, Nevertheless, Eleventyseven, Our Hearts Hero, Break Down dance group, hosted by Manafest, 7pm, WOW Hall. $15.

The Red Elvises, 8pm, John Henry's. 21+. $10.

Mark Ettinger, Fledging, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

"Candlelight Concert: Baroque for the Holidays," continues. See Monday.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses charitable giving, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION WREN hosts a Wednesday Wander, 9am, meet at Willow Creek Natural Area. Binoculars provided. www.wewetlands.orgor 683-6494. FREE.

SOCIAL DANCE Cajun/Zydeco dance, 6:30pm-9pm, World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. FREE.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Sunrise 7:39am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

BENEFIT The Wild: A Benefit for Jeff Luers & The Shac 7, discussion and music by The Blair Street Mugwumps, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Italian wines, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

GATHERINGS Willamette Valley Chapter of the Project Management Institute monthly meeting, 5:45pm-8pm, Springfield Symantec, 555 International Way. FREE.

Cascade Mycological Society presentation by Terry Gatchell on collecting & cooking wild mushrooms, Bldg 16 Rm 115, LCC. For pricing call 463-5260.

Helios Resource Network Open House: food, drink, comedy, 5pm-9pm, 1192 Lawrence. FREE.

MUSIC SHOcase: Kusinhira Youth Ensemble, 12:15pm, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Dance for Impeachment, feat. Michael Human, Sonny & The Moonlighters, The Audio Schizophrenic, more, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $12 door.

Testface, Devon Williams, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

4 local female DJs: Moonvoid, Lelu Laserlight, DJ Layla, DJ KaatSkratch, 9pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 21+. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses Irish culture and Christmas in Ireland, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses Our Natural Goodness w/Sylvia Boorstein, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Community Climb Time, learn or improve rock climbing skills, 5:50pm-8:30pm, Kelly Middle School. All ages. Gear provided. 682-5329. $5.

THEATER "A Celtic Holiday," feat. music by Linda Danielson & Chico Schwall and storytelling w/David Stuart Bull, 9:30pm today, Dec. 17-18 and 19-20; 3pm tomorrow, Dec. 15 and 21-22, Café Soriah. 342-4410. $10.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 6.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Salsa practice, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. $5 sug. don.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7 Samaritan Village Holiday Faire, 9am-4pm, 285 NW 35th St., Corvallis. FREE.

Goodbye, Charlie, 8pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 13-15; 2:30pm Dec. 9, Albany Civic Theater. www.albanycivic.org$7-$10.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8 Corvallis Waldorf School Winterfest, 11am-4pm, 3855 NE Hwy. 20. 758-4674. FREE.

Corvallis Folklore Society presents Bruce Molsky w/Tatiana & Alex Hargreaves, 7:30pm, Unitarian Church. $16 adv., $17 door, $14 members, $10 under age 15.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9 HOUR Traders Winter Celebration, feat. marketplace, music, more, noon-3pm, Old World Deli. 928-4723. FREE.

 

ON THE ROAD

FRIDAY, DEC. 7 Coast Watch Conference: Rocky Oregon Shores, 3:30pm-5pm today & 10am-4:30pm tomorrow, 3149 Oak St., Florence. (503) 238-4450 or www.oregoncoastwatch.orgFREE.

"ArtGift" show w/over 30 artists presenting art for sale, 3pm-8pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. FREE.

Prefuse 73, School of Seven Bells, Blank Blue, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $12.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $15.

Mars Retrieval Unit, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8 Heceta Head Lightstation Victorian Christmas, 4pm-7pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 15-16, 92072 Hwy 101, Yachats. $3 per vehicle.

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

Christmas Party w/Gaye Lee Russell Band, 8pm, Rose Garden Inn, 413 State Hwy 38, Drain. FREE.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Black Tide, Avenged Sevenfold, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Submission deadline for the DIVA 2008 OpenLens Festival has been extended to Friday, Dec. 7. www.proscenia.net/openlensor 344-3482.

Applications are now being accepted for the Breast Cancer Fund's "Climb Against the Odds 2008." Fifteen spaces still available on a team of 40 who will climb Mount Shasta in June for breast cancer prevention. carly@breastcancerfund.org or 415-346-8223.

Cottage Theatre is holding auditions for Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1pm. Nine men & 10 women are needed. Auditioners should prepare a song for vocal audition. No a capella; be prepared to dance. Copies of the script available for review. Contact www.cottagetheatre.orgor 942-8001.

Throughout Dec., employees from 94.9 Jamz, McKenzie Funding & The Eugene Mission will be on the corner of Willakenzie & Coburg 24hrs/day until 949 pounds of turkeys, hams & canned food have been gathered.

Save the Pets will be at Petsmart every Saturday & Sunday between 11am-3pm through December w/adoptable dogs & cats. Adoption fees have been lowered. www.savethepets.net