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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 5.1.08





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Cowabunga! Thou Holiest of Cows, Holy Cow, has been blessed with a five-year contract extension to continue serving UO students organic, vegan dishes at the Erb Memorial Union. Thus Cowfest, its 10-year anniversary party and benefit concert to help pay for legal fees, is now a "victory party," according to owner Kathee Lavine. Bands lined up to salute the Cow-stablishment include Medium Troy (pictured), The Conjugal Visitors, Darcy & Ben, The Klezmonauts, Bindaas and 4Trees. In addition to this heavenly lineup, an Indian café, a Café Mam espresso bar, Ruby's Real Root Beer and Floats, elementary school breakdancers and a silent auction round out the evening at the UO's Agate Hall. See Saturday Calendar.



We like it when the First Friday ARTWalk makes large U-shaped swoops through downtown Eugene, hitting up some old establishments and a few new. There are no official poll numbers on how many art walkers are new to this monthly guided tour, but we're sure the oldies in the audience like fresh surprises. And this week's tour, guided by Tina Rinaldi, program manager for the UO's Arts & Administration Program, hits up a healthy mix. Starting at White Lotus Gallery for a look at John Jay Cruson's dynamic, perspective-shifting landscape paintings, the walk then crosses the street for a gander at paintings and drawings by Robert Schlegel and Craig Spilman at the Karin Clarke Gallery. Stop #3 visits M.E.C.C.A. for the Edgar Allen Poe Student Art Show of still life, collage and woodcut artistry, mostly all made with reused materials. DIVA gets the art walk love once again (and deserves it) for its exciting new work from the likes of Jud Turner, Steven Weeks, Kristi Koons, Tom Bodhi Reeves and UO students of the filmic arts, who create "cameraless films." But perhaps the most exciting addition to the First Friday circuit is the new WestTown on 8th venue (those high-rises next to the WOW Hall), which features paintings by James Schauer (pictured) and Shelly Fredenberg as well as a tour of this exciting new live/work, affordable housing complex downtown. See Friday Calendar.


Oh, but wait! We forgot stop #5 on the First Friday ARTWalk! Well, it's not really a visual art thing going on at Cozmic Pizza, and it's the only stop that has a suggested donation for entry, but it certainly qualifies for the mass pedestrian hordes. The event's called "Everybody Can Dance," and it's a silent auction and evening of entertainment to benefit Sparkplug Dance, the nonprofit dance program that caters to all ages and includes everything from ballet to tap to modern and even to teaching 6-week-old babies how to dance before they can walk. How cute is that? (Cute is pictured below.) And what would a dance fundraiser be without dancing? In between bidding on auction items, get your dance on to the likes of The Iron Mango Orchestra, The Divers, Kelly Thibodeaux and Etouffée, members of the Sugar Beets and Sparkplug Dads. See Friday Calendar.







 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

Sunrise 6:04am; Sunset 8:16pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41, SnarkCast: SHIV! YO!

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for the Pacific Northwest Art Annual, 6pm, Adell McMillan Gallery, EMU, UO. FREE.

FILM The Four Children: A Jewish Film Festival: Mechina: A Preparation, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. $12 series, $5/evening; $5 series, $2/evening for students.

Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears, 6:30pm, Mills Int'l Center, EMU, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Between Nature and Culture: Edging Beyond the Continental-Analytic Divide" philosophy conference, w/Andrew Cutrofello, Paul M. Livingston, Dominik Hoens & more lecturers, 9am-7pm, Walnut Rm., EMU, UO. www.uoregon.edu/~gerscan/news/events.htm

Party for Rob Handy, candidate for county commissioner, 6pm, 389 W. 6th Ave. 484-9595. FREE.

LECTURE Art History: "Cuban Poster Art and the Spirit of Revolution," Lincoln Cushing, 4pm, 115 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS N. Scott Momaday reads his work, 6pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. Pick up FREE tix at EMU Ticket Office.

William Sullivan presents "Make Nonfiction Writing Exciting," 6:30pm, UO Baker Bldg., 975 High St. www.willamettewriters.com$10, $5 stu.

MUSIC The Wailers, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $21 adv., $23 door.

Niayh, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Patty Larkin w/Peter Mulvey, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $23 door.

Ala Nar, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the documentary On Paper Wings w/filmmaker Ilana Sol, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" presents "The Transformative Power of Beauty" w/J. Ruth Gendler, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Spencer Butte, hike, 6.4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

THEATER Mamma Mia!, 7:30pm; 8pm tomorrow; 2pm & 8pm May 3; 1:30pm & 7pm May 4, Hult Center. $35+.

West End Follies, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 3, 8 & 10, Churchill High School. 687-3420. $8, $6 stu., sr.

Witness for the Prosecution, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & May 3, 8-10, Springfield High School. 517-9028. $5.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 2

Sunrise 6:03am; Sunset 8:17pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41, SnarkCast: POOFY

ARTS/VISUAL Show & sale of handmade gifts & collectibles made by students in the Art Careers program, 10am-7pm, Hilyard Community Center. FREE.

Free First Friday Admission, 11am-5pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

First Friday ARTWalk, led by Tina Rinaldi, program manager for the UO's Arts & Administration Program, 5:30pm, begins at White Lotus Gallery. FREE.

5pm openings include work by Finley, WOW Hall. 5:30pm openings include work by James Schauer & Shelly Fredenberg, WestTown on 8th; "Spiritual Icons" by Shirley Collins, Magical Dreamtime; paintings & drawings by Craig Spilman and Robert Schlegel, Karin Clarke Gallery; "Open/End" MFA 2008 exhibit, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO; six new exhibits, DIVA; photographs, recycled art & paintings by Steve & Mia Sage LaRiccia, New Zone Gallery. 6pm openings include paintings by Isaac Marquez and photography by Tom Bodhi Reeves (w/music by Jessie Marquez & Mike Denny), Davis' Restaurant; work by Dan Lovejoy, Charlotte Johnson, Tyler Synan & Erik Legault-Taylor, Museum of Unfine Art. 7pm openings include oil paintings & lithographs by Bo Hamer, Diablo's Downtown Lounge.

BENEFIT "Sashay into Spring" fashion show & luncheon to benefit the Eugene Symphony, 11am, Eugene Country Club. 345-7640. $40.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: German sparkling wines, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Between Nature and Culture: Edging Beyond the Continental-Analytic Divide" conference, feat. Scott Pratt, Lawrence Kramer, Bonnie Mann & Erin McKenna, 9am-4pm, 240A McKenzie, UO. jlibrett@uoregon.edu or jlysaker@uoregon.edu

First Friday at the Library, feat. Shasta Middle School Choir & screening of documentary, Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei, 6pm-8pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

"Barbara Marx Hubbard's The Evolutionary Edge," screen presentation w/discussion & refreshments, 7pm Inside Edge Program, 390 Vernal St. RSVP, 995-3799. $5.

KIDS/FAMILIES Pajamarama storytime, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LECTURES Literary Arts: N. Scott Momaday lectures on writing, 11am, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

"There are No Mondays in Aruba: Creating a Digital Database of Historic and Contemporary Travel Ads," Judith Raiskin, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Wendy & Larry Maltz discuss & sign The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, 7pm, UO Baker Bldg., 975 High St. FREE.

Live Lit West, UO MFA creative writing students read their works-in-progress, 8pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, 4pm-7pm, Harlequin Beads. FREE.

Sam Wartenbee, 6pm, CD World. FREE.

"Everybody Can Dance," a benefit concert for Sparkplug Dance Company, feat. The Divers, Kelly Thibodeaux & Etouffee, The Iron Mango Orchestra, 5:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5, $10 family.

Benefit concert for St. Vincent de Paul's and St. Mary's Episcopal Church's First Place Family Center, feat. Divisi, On the Rocks, 7:30pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 166 E. 13th. $10, $5 stu., sr.

"From the Heart of a Tradition," Aniruddha Knight & Ensemble perform South Indian classical music & dance, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $12, $8 stu., sr.

Victor Wooten, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $18 adv., $20 door.

Mac Lethal, Grieves, Approach, DJ Sku, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Hot Club of Eugene, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the Jewish religion & the troubled struggle for peace, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SOCIAL DANCE Herman & Barb's Cinco de Mayo salsa dance, 10pm, The Tango Center. $5.

SPIRITUAL Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. 345-4951. $5 sug. don.

THEATER Rose Children's Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland, 7pm today, tomorrow and May 9-10; 2pm May 4 & 11, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. 431-0444. $10, $6 under age 12.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2pm May 4, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette. $16-$19, $33-$36 brunch/dinner seating; 8pm May 9 & 2pm May 10, Hult Center. 683-4368. $22-$25.

Spring Inspirations, eight one-act plays written by students, 8pm today, tomorrow and May 9-10 & 15-17; 2pm May 11, Blue Door Theatre, LCC. 463-5761. $10, $8 stu., sr., LCC staff.

Mamma Mia! continues. See Thursday, May 1.

West End Follies continues. See Thursday, May 1.

Witness for the Prosecution continues. See Thursday, May 1.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3

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

ARTS/VISUAL "Prints and Paintings in Prussian Blue," work by Sisy Anderson & Scott Huette, w/harp music, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, 2548 Potter St. FREE.

Oregon Crafted open studio week-end, artist studios in Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties are open for visitors, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, various locations. Oregon Crafted guidebook required. www.oregoncrafted.org

Native American Prison Art Show & Silent Auction, w/John Trudell making an appearance, noon-5pm, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

Public tour of "Open/End" MFA exhibit, 1pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/admission.

Stop-in-studio: Card-making studio w/ArtChics, 2pm-4pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

An opening for EAC's Spring Exhibition National Juried Painting Competition, w/reception & awards, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. FREE.

BENEFIT Cinco de Mayo Autism Fundraiser auction & dinner, feat. Josh Daugherty as master of ceremonies, 5:30pm, Autzen Stadium. 345-0805. $75.

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

FILM Found Objects, MFA student terminal project, 7pm, 177 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

BENEFIT Vineyards & Violins benefit auction, w/wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, more, 5:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. RSVP, 736-4444. $15 adv., $20 door.

GATHERINGS Zonta Club of Eugene's Geranium & Lobelia Sale, 9am-4pm today; 11am-3pm tomorrow, InstaPrint, 1208 W. 6th. 461-0698. FREE.

Patterson Preschool's Rummage & Plant Sale w/silent auction, 9am-4pm today & 10am-3pm tomorrow, 1717 City View. 345-0515. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Jim Hershey, 10am; Holt Elementary School Choir, 11am; Carl Faddis, noon; Janet Bates w/Instruments of Change, 1pm; Sargeant Leonard's Loopy Dub Band, 2pm; Big Roy & the Twigs, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

Bikefest '08, feat. motorcycle show, poker run, music, vendors, more, 10am-4pm, 120 Palmer Ave., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Paws for People, feat. pets to adopt, booths, exhibitions, exotic birds, raffle, more, 10am-5pm, Lane County Fairground. Don.

"Intro to Computers" mini-clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Sustainapalooza music & art festival, feat. Glutton Mouth, Ari Lesser, Grynch, local art & food, fashion show, 11am-7pm, Bristow Square, LCC. FREE.

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

Eugene Waldorf School's May Day Celebration, feat. Fearless Love, Woodland, Jessie Marquez & Mike Denny, more, 11am-5pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE admission ($1.50 tickets for crafts/activities).

Eugene Rhododendron Society's Spring Show, noon-10pm today & 9am-5pm tomorrow, Oakway Center. 485-0560. FREE.

"The Rites of Spring," feat. Flat Track Furies (ECRG), Cinder Circus fire dancing, roller derby wedding, Ms. Led, The Ovulators and The Velvet Trap, 9:30pm, Diablo's Downtown Lounge. 21+. $6.

KIDS/FAMILIES First Saturday Art Studio for youth aged 9-14, 9am-noon, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. $5.

Peter Rabbit visits Storytime, 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Mother's Day Planting for Kids, 11am-2pm, Down to Earth, 532 Olive St. FREE.

LGBT Rainbow River Womyn meeting, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 514-1639. FREE.

LECTURE "Feeding the Willamette Valley through Peak Oil & Climate Change," Harry McCormack, 2pm, EWEB. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Heather Flores signs Food Not Lawns, 11am-1pm, Down to Earth, 532 Olive St. FREE.

MUSIC Punk Fest, benefit for Civil Liberties Defense Center, feat. Adelitas, Red Herring, Lunacy, Scrap Yard Swag, The Angries, more, 6:30pm, The Bulb Ranch, 1475 Brooklyn, Glenwood. 343-3691. $6.

Oregon Mozart Players present "Mozart's Influence," 8pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000. $15-$35.

Future Music Oregon, 8pm, 163 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Hokoyo Marimba, Kudana, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Brook Adams performs Abbey Road, Sneakin' Out performs Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 8:30pm, Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove. 21+. $5.

Hi-Fi Ramblers, Boys Club, Tom Heinl, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Early bird walk w/Davey Wendt, 8am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.

Native Plant Society surveys native flora on Blanton Heights, 9am, meet at South Eugene High School. 345-5531. Bring water & lunch.

CASA Champions for Children 8k run/walk, 8:30am, Marist High School. 984-3132 or www.casa-lange.org$18-$20, $5 children.

Obsidians trips: McKenzie View, bike, 35 miles; Mount Pisgah, hike, 6 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

SPOKEN WORD "Give Love, Give Life," indigenous musician/actor/poet/activist John Trudell speaks, w/Che Finch, benefit for Ovarian Cancer Awareness & Free Health Care for All, 7:30pm, Forum Bldg., LCC. $10 sug. don.

Eugene Poetry Slam — Final Competition, feat. Jorah LaFleur, 8pm, Fenario Gallery, 881 Willamette. $5.

THEATER Mamma Mia! continues. See Thursday, May 1.

West End Follies continues. See Thursday, May 1.

Witness for the Prosecution continues. See Thursday, May 1.

Alice in Wonderland continues. See Friday.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do continues. See Friday.

Spring Inspirations continues. See Friday.

VOLUNTEER Workparty at FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm, 10am-noon, carpool from Hult Center at 9:15am or meet at farm. 937-3034. Gloves & tools provided.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 4

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

ARTS/VISUAL Oregon Crafted open studio weekend continues. See Saturday.

"Prints and Paintings in Prussian Blue" continues. See Saturday.

BENEFIT ShelterCare's HouseWarming Auction & Dinner, 4:30pm-8pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.sheltercare.orgor 686-1262 x303. $90.

FILM Great Film Directors seminar: Federico Fellini, 1pm-6:30pm, DIVA. 344-3482. FREE.

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

Home-buying clinic & home tour, 1pm, meet at parking lot of McKenzie Medical Center, 960 N. 16th St., Spfd. 914-9696. FREE.

Rainbow Family potluck & gathering, 1pm, Alton Baker Park. Bring food/juice, utensils & musical instruments.

Guided tour of Aprovecho, 2pm, 80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove. 942-8198. $5 sug. don.

Yappy Hour, people & dog social, 3pm-5pm, Patio of LaValle Wine Bar & Bistro, 5th St. Market. 343-5394. FREE.

CCPA (WOW Hall) annual member-ship meeting, 4pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

World Laughter Day event, come in silly costume, 4:30pm, Madison Meadow, 22nd & Madison. FREE.

"Anarchism in Ireland," presentation by Andrew Flood of the Workers Solidarity Movement, 7pm, Apoc-alypse on Broadway, 2100 W. Broadway #1. FREE.

Eugene Rhododendron Society's Spring Show continues. See Saturday.

Festival of Fairies continues. See Saturday.

Patterson Preschool's Rummage & Plant Sale continues. See Saturday.

Zonta Club of Eugene's Geranium & Lobelia Sale continues. See Saturday.

MUSIC Oregon Wind Ensemble, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Baroque music by Edwin Good, Margret Gries & Rachel Streeter, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

"Cow Fest," benefit concert & event for Holy Cow, feat. Medium Troy, Conjugal Visitors, The Klezmonauts, Bindaas, 4Trees, Darcy & Ben, silent auction, Indian café & dessert-bar, more, 6pm-midnight, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. Don.

Benefit concert for Eugene Mission, feat. NeverFear, 7pm, Calvary Open Bible, 1116 Centennial Blvd., Spfd. Don.

Janet Bates, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Dark Star Orchestra, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $22 adv., $24 door.

Cryptacize, Baitball, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $6.

Michael Prophet & The Scientist, 9pm, Taboo. 21+. $12 adv., $15 door.

OMP's "Mozart's Influence" continues. See Saturday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene Marathon w/half-marathon, 5k run/walk, w/entertainment along route, 7am, starts at 15th & Agate, ends at Autzen Stadium. www.eugenemarathon.com$30+.

Predator walk w/Bill Castillo, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.

Obsidians trips: North Bank Deer Preserve, hike, 8 miles; Sisters Traverse, x-ski, 21 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

SPIRITUAL "Joseph Goldstein: Gateway to Wisdom," video screening & cold plate potluck, 11am, Center for Sacred Sciences, 1571 Buck St. FREE.

Tarot Study Circle, 3pm, Shambala, 446 E. 13th. $5 sug. don.

Taize Service, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. Don.

THEATER Alice in Wonderland continues. See Friday.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do continues. See Friday.

Mamma Mia! continues. See Thursday, May 1.

 

MONDAY, MAY 5

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

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for work by Christina Dougherty, Randi LaZelle, Marilyn Skalberg & Karen Olch, 6pm, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Cinco de Mayo beer dinner fiesta, 6:30pm, Bates Steak House. RSVP, 683-3108.

GATHERING "Winter Soldier" review by Squadron13 Veterans for Peace, on war protest in D.C. in 2007, w/videos and Q&A, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. 729-7760. FREE.

LECTURES EVEN presents "The Joyful Vegan Family," Ginger Carlson, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. FREE.

Long Now Lecture: "The Great New Transformation," 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Ethnomusicology: "Music in Russia Through A Cultural Lens," Margarita Mazo, 8pm, Collier House, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Eugene Symphonic Band presents "Fiesta!" 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

Minus the Bear, Portugal the Man, The Big Sleep, 8pm, WOW Hall. $16.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/comic author Harvey Pekar, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Walkabout, 1pm, starts at Campbell Center. RSVP, 682-5318. $2.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 6

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

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

FILM Solving the Klamath Crisis: Keeping Fish and Farms Alive, w/discussion, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. www.klamathriver.orgFREE.

FOOD/DRINK Benefit wine tasting for WREN, 5pm-8:30pm, WineStyles. $10.

GATHERINGS Attorney General candidate forum w/John Kroger and Greg Macpherson, 5pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Debtors Anonymous meeting, 5:30pm Tuesdays, United Lutheran Church. www.oregondebtorsanonymous.org

Compassionate Friends support group, 7pm, Peace Health, 1162 Willamette. 689-1626. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth party, 6pm; special guests: the dogs from R.E.A.D., 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LECTURE History: "The Most Important Period of American History That You Have Never Heard Of, And Why It's Important," Jim Loewen, 7:45pm, 182 Lillis, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Pete Irving, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Ben Monder, jazz guitar, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the fight between California and the federal gov't over climate change, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" presents Scott Ritter's lecture, "Iran: All Options on the Table," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOOR/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Skinner-Gillespie Buttes, hike, 7 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

THEATER Mamma Mia!, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 1; 8pm Friday; 2pm & 8pm May 3; 1:30pm & 7pm May 4, Hult Center. $35+.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

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

ARTS/VISUAL Student artists discuss their work in the "Open/End" MFA show, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. Don.

FILM Uncounted, w/filmmaker Q&A, 6:45pm & 9pm, Bijou Cinemas. FREE.

Heckler's Movie Night: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Celebrate Our Educators Party, w/wine discounts & prizes for teachers, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles.

Wine tasting: Italian wines, w/appetizers, 5:30pm, Ambrosia. $15.

GATHERINGS "Planning street theater on challenging the psychiatric drug industry," workshop facilitated by David Oaks, 5:30pm, MindFreedom, 454 Willamette. 345-9106. FREE.

Hand drum DVD & book signing release party for Jill Sager, 5:30pm, Pacific Winds Music, 8th & Monroe. FREE.

LCC Budget Committee meets, 5:30pm, Rm. 216, Bldg. 3, LCC. FREE.

Candidates Forum, w/Springfield municipal candidates, Lane County Commissioner and Sheriff can-didates, 6pm, Springfield City Hall. Submit questions in advance at tori@springfield-chamber.org FREE.

Climate Change/Peak Oil Coalition meets, 6:30pm, Harris Hall, 8th & Oak. 937-3034. FREE.

NW Ecobuilding Guild hosts presentations on Wizard Blaster, Eden Pest Technologies and Air Krete, 7pm, McNail-Riley House, 301 W. 13th. FREE.

LECTURE "Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in the Appalachian Coalfields," Shannon Bell, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Amy Obenski, David Hannon, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

American Relay, The Underlings, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses music education w/Faina Podolnaya, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

SPIRITUAL Eckhart Tolle/Oprah "A New Earth" mtg. for online class, 6pm Wednesdays, SGC, 390 Vernal St. 485-0035. FREE.

THEATER Or Not To Be (preview), 8pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. $10, $7 reduced.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 8

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

COMEDY Campus Comedy on the Mainstage, feat. Bruce Jingles, AJ Klein, 8pm, Performance Hall, LCC. $15.

FILM The Lives of Others, 6:30pm, Mills Int'l Center, EMU, UO. FREE.

Tatshenshini, whitewater film, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Wines from Spanish-speaking countries, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

GATHERINGS OSU/Extension offers pruning clinic: "Sucker removal/fruit thinning," 1pm, GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg. FREE.

Community conversation w/LCC Board of Education, 5:30pm, Elmira High School. FREE.

Rainbow Family meeting to discuss Wyoming gathering, 6pm, Grower's Market (upstairs), 454 Willamette. FREE.

Guided Indian Music Listening 5, session on the sitar, more, 7:30pm, Harmony Roadhouse, 2650 Willamette. $5 sug. don.

LECTURES Ethnomusicology: "Doing Field Research in Russia: Then & Now," Margarita Mazo, 1pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

"Obsidian: History Through Volcanic Glass," Dennis Jenkins, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

Jan Schaffer speaks on journalism reform, 4pm, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

Science Pub: "The Stem Cell Debate: Science, Ethics and Public Policy," Lisa Sardinia, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

MUSIC Emerald City Jazz Kings present "Blowin' Up a Storm! w/Woody Herman at the Café Rouge," 7:30pm today & 2:30pm May 11, The Shedd. 682-5000. $22-$30.

Lincoln Crocket, Chris Kokesh, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

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

"New Dimensions" presents "Making and Sustaining Lasting Change" w/Mark Feenstra, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: McKenzie River Trail, hike, 10 miles; McKenzie River Trail, bike, 24 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

THEATER West End Follies continues. See Thursday, May 1.

Witness for the Prosecution continues. See Thursday, May 1.

Or Not To Be (preview) continues. See Wednesday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, MAY 1 Emerald City Jazz Kings present "Blowin' Up a Storm! w/Woody Herman at the Café Rouge," 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $20.

"The Armenian Genocide and the Reasons for Turkish Denial," lecture by Taner Akçam, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

FRIDAY, MAY 2 Beauty and the Beast, 7:30pm today & 1:30pm tomorrow, Majestic Theater. 738-7469 or www.majestic.orgJanice Weber, piano, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $12, $6 stu., FREE OSU stu.

The Diary of Anne Frank, 8pm today, tomorrow and May 8-10; 2:30pm May 4, Albany Civic Theater. $7-$10.

SATURDAY, MAY 3 Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Corvallis Artisans Market, feat. music by Comfort Zone, Musical Chairs and Gone Pickin', 9am-2pm, 1st & Monroe. www.corvallisartisansmarket.comFREE.

Mom's Weekend Comedy Show, feat. Maria Bamford & Gary Gulman, 6:30pm & 9pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. www.osumu.org$25-$30.

Local musicians perform The Beatles' Revolver and Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, benefit for Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence, 7pm, Milam Auditorium, OSU. $5.

SUNDAY, MAY 4 Spring Garden Festival, 11am-5pm, Central Park, Corvallis. FREE.

MONDAY, MAY 5 An opening for "The World Between" by Heejung Kim and "Stages of Mourning" by Sarah Pucill, 11:30am, Fairbanks Gallery, OSU. FREE.

TUESDAY, MAY 6 "Green Building Materials," lecture by David Graetz, 12:10pm, Corvallis Library. FREE.

Uncounted, w/filmmaker Q&A, 7pm, Darkside Cinema. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 Reception and lecture by curator Midori Yoshimoto on exhibits at Fairbanks Gallery, 6pm, Rm. 109, MU, OSU. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 8 Music a la Carte: Jubilate!, noon, MU, OSU. FREE.

Spin, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 10 & 15-17, Main Stage Theater, OSU. $8-$10, $5 OSU stu.

 

ON THE ROAD

THURSDAY, MAY 1 "What Scientists Know and How They Know It," lecture by Steven Goldman, 7pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. www.isepp.org

BodyVox presents "Horizontal Leanings," 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 3; 2pm & 7:30pm May 2, Newmark Theatre, PDX. www.bodyvox.comor 503-790-2787. $12-$40.

Sons & Daughters, Bodies of Water, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12.

Dorian: The Remarkable Mister Gray, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 3, 8-10; 2pm May 4, Pentacle Theater, Salem. 503-485-4300.

FRIDAY, MAY 2 VHS or Beta, Tigercity, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $10.

The History Boys, 7:30pm today through June 8, Artists Repertory Theatre, PDX. 21+. www.artistsreo.orgor 503-241-1278. $20.

Vetiver, Kelly Stoltz, Battle of Land & Sea, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX.

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

Heathen Valley, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm May 4, Betty Long Unruh Theatre, Roseburg. 673-2125.

One Family Gathering, daily today through May 4, Christmas Valley. www.onefamilygathering.org

SATURDAY, MAY 3 Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, 7pm, Bagdad Theater, PDX. $15.

Colin Meloy, Laura Gibson, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $20.

Laura Viers, Liam Finn, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $15.

Wanda Jackson, The Marshall Scott Warner Band, 9pm, Dante's, PDX. 21+. $12.

Loyalty Day Parade, 11am, Newport. Meet at Safeway parking lot at north end of Newport to walk with Veterans for Peace. FREE.

Vibe Nation, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Gramercy Ghost, dinner theater, 7pm today, tomorrow and May 5, Willamette Activity Center, Oakridge.782-5701. $16.

SUNDAY, MAY 4 An opening for new work, 1pm, Florence Events Center. FREE.

MONDAY, MAY 5 Yo Majesty, 9pm, Hawthorne Theater, PDX. 21+. $12.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 B-52's, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX.

OSU/Extension offers a pruning clinic for rhododendrons, 9am, Florence Events Center. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 8 Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, 7:30pm, Rose Garden, PDX. $35+.

White Bird Dance presents 4X4: The Ballet Project, feat. Eugene Ballet Company, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $20+.

Booze Hounds, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Entries are now being accepted for the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize contest, with final judging by Ursula K. Le Guin. $15 reading fee for up to three unpublished poems. www.calyxpress.comDeadline is May 31.

WOU's Mathematics & Nursing Building is interested in public artwork that creates a calm, pleasant and inviting atmosphere for students and staff. Budget is $20,000. www.oregonartscommission.org/public_artDeadline is May 9.

Eugene Glass School invites artists to donate their artwork to their Art Glass Auction & Benefit on Oct. 11. Must be delivered to EGS by Aug. 18. www.eugeneglassschool.orgor 342-2959.