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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 12.13.07





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As Charles M. Schulz, creator of the beloved comic strip Peanuts, is given the royal treatment in the new biography Schulz and Peanuts, Snoopy (based on Schulz's boyhood dog, Spike) is given his own due as a fighter pilot in Lane County Historical Society & Museum's new exhibit, "Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace." The show features more than 40 digital reprints of Snoopy donning his pilot's cap, scarf and goggles and flying over enemy territory, eluding The Red Baron, from the top of his doghouse. In addition to the exhibit, which will include Snoopy memorabilia from local Janice Ellis' extensive collection, local cartoonist Jan Eliot, creator of Stone Soup, will speak on Saturday. See Art in the Galleries listings and Saturday Calendar.



Happy Holidays — no, too generic. Happy Xmas! No, too dirty. Happy Festivus! No, that's been corporatized. Happy Whatever! No, too indifferent, too Scroogey. Wait, we got it: Happy Solstice! Its nondemoninational, somewhat paganistic but not too much — it's what Christmas used to be about before the creation of the Sears catalog — and we get to celebrate the fact that, finally, the days will soon begin to get longer as opposed to depressingly shorter. This year's winter solstice isn't until Dec. 22, but — why not? — you can celebrate it a week early at the Museum of Natural & Cultural History's Winter Solstice Celebration at the Many Nations Longhouse on Friday. With games, crafts and storytelling on the bill, the museum's celebration is sure to be an enlightening evening for families of all stripes. But for those who would like a bit more pagan in their pantyhose, there's the WOW Hall's Winter Solstice Goddess Celebration, which admittedly sounds as Eugenean as the S.L.U.G. Queen Coronation, happening the night before the solstice, on Dec. 21. Jeez, for a holiday that worships calendars and dates and time, you'd think they could at least have something happening on the actual day. See Friday Calendar.


For many U.S. citizens, the President's impeachment is long overdue. How many more people need to die, how many more trillions of dollars need be spent, how many more civil liberties and constitutional rights need we do away with before one man is given this much-needed slap on the wrist? His successor, of course, would be much worse, so we'll need to toss him, too. Hmmm, so that gets us Nancy Pelosi … but should we reward her for taking impeachment "off the table," calling it a "waste of time"? The Dems seem to be in the grip of fear on this one. If they move to impeach, and it looks bad, they might not get re-elected. But regular citizens don't have to be re-elected (thank gawd!) so we can put on our dancing shoes and hit the WOW Hall for a Dance for Impeachment benefit concert for the Iraq Veterans Against the War, featuring a lineup of DJs — including organizer The Audio Schizophrenic and Michael Human (pictured) — plus speakers, musicians, artists, dancers and a community speak-out. Now here's a bumper sticker: "Support our troops: Dance your ass off." See Thursday, Dec. 13 Calendar.







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, Riot Folk, The Spins, more, 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, Symantec, 555 International Way, Spfd. FREE.

Cascade Mycological Society hosts a presentation by Terry Gatchell on collecting & cooking wild mushrooms, 7pm, Rm. 115, Bldg 16, LCC. FREE.

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

Hearing Loss Assoc. of Lane County's Holiday Potluck & Gift Exchange, 7pm, Hilyard Community Center. Bring dish for 10 people & gift under $5 value.

WAND sponsors a Women Speak Out auction in honor of significant women in politics, past & present, 7pm, DIVA. 514-3102. FREE.

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

Dance for Impeachment, benefit concert for Iraq Veterans Against the War, feat. Michael Human, Sonny & The Moonlighters, The Audio Schizophrenic, Dawn Baby, Opium Sunset, 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 and Dec. 17-20; 3pm tomorrow, Dec. 15 and 21-22, Café Soriah. 342-4410. $10.

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

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

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

Sunrise 7:40am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Tim Boyden's Holiday Studio Sale, fine interior furniture, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, 1568 Fairmount Blvd. FREE.

A reception for "Travels Through the Pacific Coast States," paintings by Renee Manford, and other work by Carol Plaia, Sylvia Casilla & B.J. Burnett, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. FREE.

DANCE Eugene Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker, 1pm, Campbell Center. FREE.

Eugene Youth Ballet performs The Nutcracker, 4pm & 6pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

FILM Improvised Music & Moving Image Fest, 8pm today & tomorrow, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Red blends from Oregon, 3pm-10pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Wine Warehouse. $12+.

Wine tasting: Italian wines, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Spanish wines, 4pm-6pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Wine tasting: Port & Madeira, 6:30pm, Midtown Marketplace. FREE.

GATHERINGS Winter Solstice Celebration, feat. winter games, crafts, storytelling & performances, 5pm, Many Nations Longhouse, UO. 346-3024. $3, $5 family.

Helios' Green Drinks progressives social, 5pm, World Café. FREE.

"How to Release an Album," panel discussion, 7pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES The Nutcracker storytimes w/Kelly Terwilliger and the Eugene Youth Ballet, 4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Benefit concert for Gopaul Das, feat. The Conjugal Visitors, Fearless Love, Matura & Devotees, Sunheart, w/vegetarian feast, 6pm, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. Don.

Misty River presents "Songs of Christmas," 7:30pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $16-$20.

Alfonso Maya & Dan Howard, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8.

Laura Kemp & T.R. Kelly, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

Sirens Echo CD release show, w/Animal Farm, Rocket One, more, 9pm, John Henry's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses fragmenting cultural boundaries in California, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SOCIAL DANCES Holiday Dance for ages 18 and up (designed for individuals with developmental disabilities), 6:30pm, Hilyard Community Center. 682-5311. $5.

Social dance, 6:30pm lessons; 7:30pm-11:30pm open dance, Elks Club Ballroom, 1701 Centennial, Spfd. $8.

Dances of the Balkans, feat. Kef, 8pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. $5 sug. don.

Salsa dance, feat. music by Los Cumbiameros, 9pm, Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. $10.

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

A (Cracked) Christmas Carol, 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Dec. 16, Pleasant Hill Community Theater, 35575 Zephyr Way. www.phct.org$15 incl. dessert/beverages.

The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever, 7:30pm today & tomorrow and Dec. 21-22; 2pm Dec. 16 & 22, Actors Cabaret Youth Stage,, 39 W. 10th Ave. 683-4368. $11, $8 under age 12.

Twelfth Night, 7pm today & tomorrow at Spencer Butte Middle School Theater; 2pm tomorrow & Dec. 16 at Cozmic Pizza. 986-6616. FREE.

"A Celtic Holiday" continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Sunrise 7:41am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Opening of "Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace" exhibit, 10am, Lane County Historical Society & Museum. 682-4242. $3, $2 sr., $.75 youth.

Tim Boyden's Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Friday.

COMEDY The Comedy Workout presents "Generic Holiday Comedy," 8pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 21+. $3.

DANCE Oregon Ballet Academy's all-children Sleeping Beauty, 2pm & 7pm today, 1pm & 6pm tomorrow, Performance Hall, LCC. www.oregonballetacademy.comor 338-7800. $15, $12 stu., child.

FILM IMMI Fest continues. See Friday.

FOOD/DRINK Saturday Samplers: Spiced & mulled wines, noon, WineStyles. 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 Willagillespie School Choir, Sacred Harp Singers, Sweet Aloha, Geoffrey Mays, Olem Alves & Inner Limits, Rob Tobias & The Blueside, Janet Naylor & Cascade Harp Ensemble, Richard Crandell and Brian Cutean, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.orgFREE.

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

A Walk for Christmas Peace, 10am, starts at Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 Gibbs. FREE.

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

5th St. Market Holiday Extravaganza, with Pleasant Hill Jazz Choirs, holiday elf reading circle, photos with Santa, more, 11am-4pm, 5th. St. Market. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Holiday open house w/arts & crafts, noon-4pm, Science Factory. FREE.

Kids' Winter Nature Craft Day, 1pm-3pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. RSVP, 747-1504. $5 per child (adults free w/child).

LECTURE Jan Eliot speaks on cartooning, 2pm, Lane County Historical Society & Museum. $3, $2 sr., $.75 youth.

LGBT Rainbow River Womyn meeting, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 741-1210. FREE.

MUSIC Atrium Amateur Hour: Holiday Music, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

WOW Hall Membership Party, feat. Forgotten Works, Cassandra Robertson, Trunkful of Faces Puppet Theater, Queen Accordiana, more, 7pm, WOW Hall. $15 incl. membership, $10 guests of members, FREE members.

Eugene Symphony presents Yuletide Celebration, 7:30pm today and 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $15+.

Oregon Tuba Association performs Tuba Holiday Music, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High. FREE (canned food, socks, gloves, tarp or hat donations encouraged).

Alfonso Maya & Dan Howard, benefit for MKAC, 8pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th. $5.

The Fast Computers & Tom Heinl host a Xmas Variety Show, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

SOCIAL DANCES Jose Cruz salsa dance, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

THEATER The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

"A Celtic Holiday" continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

ACE's A Christmas Carol continues. See Friday.

A (Cracked) Christmas Carol continues. See Friday.

The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever continues. See Friday.

Twelfth Night continues. See Friday.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Sunrise 7:42am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

DANCE Oregon Ballet Academy's Sleeping Beauty continues. See Saturday.

FILM Hiroshima Mon Amour, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

GATHERINGS Saturday Market's Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, featuring hundreds of booths, international food court and performances by Eugene YWA; Chip Cohen & Kenny Sokolof; Sun Bossa Septet; Accordions Anonymous; Tonn Nua; Apocalypso, Robert Meade; Chip Cohen and Janet Naylor, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.orgFREE.

Piccadilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1.50.

ESSN/JwJ Holiday Party, w/memorial to Lucy Lahr, potluck, raffle, silent auction, speakers, music, more, 2pm-5pm, OEA Hall, 2815 Coburg. FREE.

Free People: Music, Food, Clothing, Fellowship, 11am-3pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Dorianne Laux and Maxine Scates read from The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Recorder Ensemble, 2:30pm, First Congregational Church, 1050 E. 23rd Ave. FREE.

"Christmas Memories & Melodies," organ concert by Richard Guy, 4pm, First Church of Christ, Scientist, 14th & Pearl. FREE.

Community concert, feat. Handel, Leopold Mozart & Rachmaninoff, 4pm, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Coburg Rd. & Beltline. Don.

Las Posadas, choral sung in Spanish & English, followed by fiesta & breaking of piñata, 5pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. 686-8462. FREE.

Pocketful of Change benefit concert for FOOD for Lane County and MEMA, feat. SpunHoney, Eagle Park Slim, I-Chele & The Circle of Light, Jupiter Hollow, Tyler Spencer, plus raffles, refreshments, more, 6pm, Vet's Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette. 21+. $5.

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers' Christmas show & sing along, 7pm, Hilyard Community Center. 345-3626. Don.

Haunted Haus, The Experience, Just People, Tad's Dream, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

Eugene Symphony's Yuletide Celebration continues. See Saturday.

THEATER The Wizard of Oz continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

ACE's A Christmas Carol continues. See Friday.

A (Cracked) Christmas Carol continues. See Friday.

The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever continues. See Friday.

Twelfth Night continues. See Friday.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

Sunrise: 7:42am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

GATHERINGS Homebuying Informational Clinic, potential homeowners will learn what resources & assistance are available to them, 6pm, NEDCO, 783 Grant St. Register, info@nedcocdc.org or 345-7106. FREE.

MUSIC Aurora, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the search for oil, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

THEATER "A Celtic Holiday" continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Sunrise 7:43am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

BENEFIT Benefit wine tasting for ShelterCare, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $10 (half donated to nonprofit).

FILM Spiritual Journey into the Modern World, plus discussion w/Michael Coleman, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal St. 995-3799. FREE.

GATHERING "Hypnosis for Childbirth," introductory clinic, 6pm, 1850 W. 24th. Register, 514-3042. FREE.

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

ON THE AIR "Alternative Radio" presents Richard Grossman: "Rolling Back Corporate Power," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER "A Celtic Holiday" continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Sunrise 7:44am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

FILM Heckler's Movie Night: The Omega Man, 7pm, The Wandering Goat. FREE.

GATHERINGS Family Drumming Circle, 6pm, River House, 301 N. Adams. FREE.

Fairmount Neighbors Association's UO Arena Committee meeting, 6:30pm, Laurelwood Golf Course. 686-8641. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Special storytime with Mrs. Claus, in support of Relief Nursery, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Explorations book group: Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Jones, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Jesse Meade, Chesapeake Blue, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the art of storytelling, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

THEATER "A Celtic Holiday" continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

Sunrise 7:44am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33

BENEFIT Jazz Station Holiday Party & Benefit Jazz Jam, feat. Gus Russell, Olem Alves, Chris Orsinger and many more jazz musicians, 7pm, The Jazz Station. $10-$50 sug. don.

COMEDY Christmas Comedy Showcase, feat. Richard Bain, Kevin Kimmel and Andy Andrist, 8pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

DANCE Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7pm today (recorded music); 8pm tomorrow & Dec. 22; 2:30pm Dec. 22 & 23, Hult Center. $18-$42; $12-$27 today only.

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

GATHERINGS Democratic Party of Lane County meeting, 6:30pm, Council Chambers, 680 Greenwood St., Junction City. FREE.

MUSIC The Memory Tones, 12:15pm, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Third Thursday Minimal Techno Night, 8pm-11pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

David Jacobs-Strain, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $7.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the alchemy of chocolate, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Merry Beatles, A Cool Yule w/the Fab Four," jazz musicians cover Beatles songs, 10pm-1am, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER "A Celtic Holiday" continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play continues. See Thursday, Dec. 13.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Christmas Storybook Land, daily through Dec. 15, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany. FREE.

Better Hearing support group, 3:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

Goodbye, Charlie, 8pm today, tomorrow & Dec. 15, Albany Civic Theater. www.albanycivic.org$7-$10.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15 Willamette Valley Concert Band Christmas Concert, 2pm, United Presbyterian Church, Albany. www.wvcb.info

Heart of the Valley Children's Choir's Holiday Concert, 3pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. 738-7888. $8, $5 stu., sr.

Corvallis Repertory Singers present "Candlelight & Carols," 7:30pm today at Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, Albany; 7pm tomorrow at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. www.repsing.orgor 737-4061. $15.

Jubilate! women's choir winter concert, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. FREE.

Carrie Clark and The Lonesome Lovers, 9pm, Bomb's Away Café. 21+. $5.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16 Laura Zaerr CD release concert, 2pm, First Presbyterian Church, 8th & Monroe. $10 sug. don.

MONDAY, DEC. 17 Low Vision/Macular Degeneration support group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18 Covallis Community Band's Holiday Concert, 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church. 737-4061.

 

ON THE ROAD

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 Blue October, The Blakes, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $26.

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

SATURDAY, DEC. 15 The Blow, Swan Island, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12.

Heceta Head Lightstation Victorian Christmas, 4pm-7pm today & tomorrow, 92072 Hwy 101, Yachats. $3 per vehicle.

Hookah Stew, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

THURSDAY, DEC. 20 Nick Jaina, The Builders & The Butchers, The Golden Bears, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $8.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

The Siuslaw Watershed Council will provide free native riparian plants to stream, river and lakeside landowners in the Siuslaw Basis and Coastal Lakes area. www.siuslaw.org/native-plant-distributionor 268-3044. Priority deadline is Dec. 18.

Upstart Crow Studios will hold auditions for Wizard of Oz on Dec. 15 at 10am-noon for ages 5-11; 1pm-3pm for ages 12-18. 688-8260.