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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 5.8.08





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While we sit at the cusp of the summer blockbuster bonanza (Iron Man! Indiana Jones! Incredible Hulk! … um, this time starring Ed Norton!) and are still wading in the spring film cesspool, there are local movie options beyond Bijou or Gateway. First, check out the Best of the 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival at DIVA, where 10 shorts will be screened, all picked from the Northwest Film Center's annual festival celebrating Pacific Northwest filmmakers. Or, if you are a diehard mockumentary and/or Les Claypool fan, go see his spoof of jam bands and jam band groupies in the film Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo, fittingly showing at the McDonald Theatre (for its jam band history), even though Electric Apricot the band played a show at WOW Hall (they were filming a scene). See Friday Calendar.



Too much stuff grows in the Willamette Valley! We mean, do they really need to grow all that grass seed? There's plenty of grass in the valley as it is. But what happens when there's too much vegetation? We sell! Sell! Sell! Thus we have us a buttload of plant sales going down this weekend. Perhaps the largest of the bunch is the Hardy Plant Group's Spring Plant Sale at the Lane County Fairgrounds, featuring more than 25 specialty vendors selling trees, shrubs, bamboo, dahlias and clematis as well as garden art. If the inside of the Fairgrounds doesn't suit you, there's also the Oregon Plant Fair over at Alton Baker Park, the Springfield Lions Club's Plant Sale in the Dollar Store parking lot and Fair Trade on Main's Plant Sale & Fair Trade Coffee event. Whew! See Saturday Calendar.


Eugene had its fashion bonanza two weeks ago at the Lane County Fairgrounds, and now Cottage Grove residents get to throw their own party at the Citizens Fashion Show, where local designers show their goods, local fashionistas strut their stuff and local theater people put on a show of musical and dance numbers. It's all going down at Centro Thursday through Saturday. See Calendar.



Newsflash: No Joshua Bell! No James Carter! No Yo-Yo Ma! No Renée Fleming! What we have here is the pure, the essential, the deep Platonic self-ness of the Eugene Symphony playing its final concert of the season (absent a summer concert or two that may or may not be on the horizon … ). We have three B's: Buxtehude (Chaconne in E Minor, arranged by Carlos Chavez), Bach and Bruckner. We have demonstrative, passionate principal flutist Kristin Halay featured in the Bach Suite No. 2 in B Minor; demonstrative, passionate conductor Giancarlo Guerrero featured pretty much all night; and a passionate musician corps who, by the end of the night, will be wrung out from playing two sparkling Baroque pieces and making the whiplash switch to Bruckner's large, popular and, well, lengthy Symphony No. 7. It's May, so pastels and floral prints will abound in the audience. We would love to see some color on stage as well — how about it, musicians? Pink or yellow ties for the folks in suits? Concertmaster Kathryn Lucktenberg in blue and assistant concertmaster Lisa McWhorter in green? Guerrero himself in a Hawaiian shirt (pictured) and flip-flops? Wait, that last one might go a bit too far (sandals would be better). But remember, Eugene: Tix start at $15 (and the sound in the $15 seats is the best in the hall), and you can wear whatever you want as long as it doesn't make noise during the music. See Thursday, May 15 Calendar.







THURSDAY, MAY 8

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

BENEFIT Hands for Health fundraiser for kids' health insurance, w/raffles, silent auction, more, 6pm, LCC. FREE.

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

JR Redwater, 8pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

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.

ASUO Street Faire, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, UO campus. FREE.

State of Israel's 60th Birthday Carnival, 11am-4pm, East Lawn, EMU, UO. 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.

Alchemical Healing Circle, 6:30pm, contact office@shamanicjourneys.com or 484-1099 for location. Don.

Citizens Fashion Show, local designers w/theatrical, musical & dance interludes, 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm & 7pm May 10, Centro, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. $6, $3 under age 21.

Hearing Loss Association of Lane County meets, 7pm, Hilyard Community Center. 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.

Journalism: "Participatory Media: Challenges to the Conventions of Journalism," Jan Schaffer, 4pm, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

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

Mycology: "Fungi in the Forest: From Below Ground to Alpine," Dan Luoma & Joyce Eberhart, 7pm, Rm. 115, Bldg. 16, LCC. 463-5260. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS David Montgomery reads from Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, 4pm, 111 Lillis, UO. 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.

The Killer Wails, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

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 Campus Rail Jam Tour: Snowboard Rail Competition, 2pm-5pm, 14th & Kincaid. www.campusrailjamtour.comFREE.

THEATER Footloose, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 10, 15-17, Thurston High School. 744-5140. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Or Not To Be (preview), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. NOTE: Contains brief male nudity. $10, $7 reduced.

Singing in the Rain, 7pm (preview); 7:30pm tomorrow and May 10, 16-17; 2pm May 11, Sheldon High School. $8.

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

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

 

FRIDAY, MAY 9

Sunrise 5:54am; Sunset 8:25pm, Av High 65; Av Low 42, SnarkCast: SKEPTICAL

ARTS/VISUAL Laura Jaszkowski Jennings presents on "Art Quilts," noon, DIVA. FREE.

BENEFIT "Colors of Hope," benefit auction for children in SE Asia, 5:30pm, Valley River Inn. www.holtinternational.org/eventsor 800-451-0732.

Casino Night, benefits Civil Liberties Defense Center, 7pm, Vet's Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette. www.cldc.orgor 687-9180. $30 adv., $35 door.

FILM Best of the 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival, 7pm, DIVA. $5, $3 stu.

Wayne Dyer's The Living Wisdom of the Tao: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, 7pm, SGC, 390 Vernal St. RSVP, 995-3799. $5-$8.

Electric Apricot, film by Les Claypool, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $6 adv., $8 door.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Rosenblum Cellars of California, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

"Wine Down" Fridays: Doyle Hinman, Five H Wine, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

GATHERINGS City Club Friday Forum: "Oregon Country Fair: Work of Heart & Mind," w/Leslie Scott, general manager of OCF, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Women's Alliance potluck, noon, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th. Bring dish.

Grand opening w/food, music & local beer, 2pm-9pm, A Healing Space. 380 W. 3rd. www.ourhealingspace.comFREE.

Beyond Patriarchy conference, 3pm-9pm today & 10am-6pm tomorrow, EMU, UO. beyondpatriarchy@riseup.org

Green Drinks progressives' social, 5pm-7pm, World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Interweave potluck & film: TransAmerica, 6pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th. Bring dish.

Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a star party, 8:30pm, College Hill reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

ASUO Street Faire continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Citizens Fashion Show continues. See Thursday, May 8.

LECTURES History: "The Questions of Genocide in U.S. History," Jeffrey Ostler, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

"Garden Smarter Not Harder," presented by OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

Ethnomusicology: "Decoding Russian Lament in the Body," Margarita Mazo, 3:15pm, Rm. 103, Collier House, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Brooke Parrott CD release party w/Ila Kriegh, benefit concert for LifeLovers, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

Vagabond Opera, Los Mex Pistols del Norte, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $15 door.

Half Acre Day, Leo London, Mia & Jonah, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses tips for getting the most out of travel, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians hike: Kitson Ridge, 6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL LIA's Interfaith potluck & dialogue, 6pm, 1228 Charnelton (upstairs). 344-5693. FREE.

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

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, 8pm today & 2pm tomorrow, Hult Center. 683-4368. $22-$25.

Or Not To Be (gala opening), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. NOTE: Contains brief male nudity. $25.

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

Footloose continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Singing in the Rain continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Witness for the Prosecution continues. See Thursday, May 8.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 10

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

ARTS/VISUAL Mother's Day Artists Studio Sale, feat. art, furniture & more by Tim Boyden, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, 1568 Fairmount Blvd. FREE.

An opening for work by Lane County Inmates & at-risk students from Laurel Hill Center, 1pm, New Zone Gallery. FREE.

Kenneth Standhardt pottery sale, 10am-5pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, 4875 Garnet St. FREE.

BENEFITS Healing Hands of Eugene benefit event for Lotus Child Orphanage of Mongolia, feat. massage therapy, yoga, rieki, more, 10am-4pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. $30.

Elephants in the Sun hosts a benefit dinner, silent auction & magician for infant w/brain tumor, 6pm, River Ranch Steakhouse. 221-2875. $30, $10 under age 12.

Umgami Wami hosts an evening of performance and playfulness to benefit AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe, 7:30pm, DIVA. Don.

DANCE TAP KIDS, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $10-$28.

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

FILM Pangea Day int'l film screenings, noon-4pm, 122 Pacific, UO. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK "Dinner in the Cellar," wine dinner w/keynote address by Dave Bontrager on "Tall Tales from 35 Years of Bird Species," 6pm, Secret House Vineyard. www.wingsandwinefestival.com

GATHERINGS Wings & Wine Festival, 7am-4pm, Secret House Vinyards, Veneta. www.wingsandwinefestival.comFREE (some activities require fee).

Springfield Lions Club's Plant Sale, 8am-4pm, Dollar Store, 5770 Main St., Spfd. 461-2019. FREE.

GSA Summit Conference, feat. seminars on coming out, activism, dealing w/harassment; all high school youth welcome, 8:45am-7pm, Knight Law Center, UO. www.oregongsa.orgor 346-0909. $10.

Oregon Plant Fair, feat. sale, yard art, crafts, food, music, more, 9am-2pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Hardy Plant Sale, 9am-2pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.thehardyplantgroup.orgFREE.

Fair Trade on Main's Plant Sale & Fair Trade Coffee event, 10am-5pm, 1072 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Anthony McCarthy, 10am; Will Martin, 11am; Frill, noon; Sweet River, 1pm; Red Pajamas, 2pm; Kudana, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.orgFREE.

EcoGrove Gardening Event, feat gardening clinics, 10am, Cottage Grove Community Center. 942-1185. FREE.

Mother's Day Weekend at King Estate, 11am-6pm today & tomorrow, MarketPlace. FREE.

"Everywhere I Go, I'm White: Facing the Responsibility of Privilege" seminar, 12:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th. RSVP, jjacksonmoses@msn.com or 484-3960. $10-$35 sug. don.

"Protect Yourself from Identity Theft" presentation by City of Eugene Police Dept., 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Citizens Fashion Show continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Beyond Patriarchy conference continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Mr. Big's Zoo! w/playshop, 10am & 1pm, The Shedd. $5.

Tiny Tots Spring Carnival, for kids 0-5, 10am-noon, Tiny Tots Indoor Playground, 2200 Coburg. 343-1413. FREE.

"Mothers of Invention," celebrate female inventors, 10am-4pm, Science Factory. FREE w/admission.

Songs and Stories w/Pattiebuff Bear, noon, Springfield Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Geri Larkin celebrates the release of Plant Seed, Pull Weed, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Child of Wonder book release party, feat. The Sugar Beets, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

MUSIC Brooke Parrott, 3pm, CD World. FREE.

Emerald Valley Opry, feat. Lee Highway, Red Oak Station, Brooks Robertson, Glory Road Travelers, Jasper Mountain, 6:30pm, Willamette High School. $5, $4 sr., $2 under age 16, FREE under age 7.

KWVA Birthday Bash, feat. The Shaky Hands, Eskimo & Sons, The Daveys, Blast Majesty, Muke, DJs, 7pm, WOW Hall. $3, FREE UO stu.

Jaya Lakshmi, 8pm, Far Horizon Montessori School. $12.

Charles Dowd, vibraphone, and Tracy Freeze, marimba, 8:30pm, 163 Music, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Liquid Sunshine, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Ehren Ebbage CD release party w/guests, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

Thor CD release party, Limosine, Candy Machine Wrecker, 10pm, John Henry's. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Cascadia Wildlands Project hosts an off-trail hike in the Coast Range, 9am, meet at Kinko's back parking lot, 13th & Willamette. RSVP, jlaughlin@cascwild.org or 434-1463. Bring lunch, water, raingear & stout boots.

Out in the 'Artdoors' Urban Adventure Race, 10am, Alton Baker Park. Register, 682-5329. $20.

Hiking with Kids 101, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $10, $2 kids.

Spring Wildlife hike, 11am, Dorris Ranch, Spfd. 736-4544. $3.

Floodplain Wetlands at Mount Pisgah: Form, Function and Future, 2pm-4pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $10.

Obsidians trips: Brice Creek, hike, 8 miles; Cape Perpetua, hike, 3.5 miles; Tamolitch Pool, hike, 4.2 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: McKenzie View/Sunderman/Deerhorn, 83 miles; McKenzie View, 28 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

SOCIAL DANCE 12-hour Contra Dance, feat. The Nettles, KGB, Jigsaw, noon-midnight, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th. 440-1926. $22, $15 stu.

Boomers Mirthday Dance Party, 6:30pm, Springfield Elks Ballroom, 1701 Centennial. 461-0319. $10.

The Big Milonga—Argentine Tango, w/intro lessons, 8pm, The Tango Center. $7.

SPIRITUAL Amitabha Empowerment given by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing, 1:45pm, KDC Dharma Center, 917 E. 43rd. 485-3961. $20.

THEATER Or Not To Be, 8pm today and May 15-17, 22-24, 29-31; 2pm May 18 & June 1, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.comor 465-1506. NOTE: Contains brief male nudity. $10-$18.

Ring of Fire, 8pm today & 2pm May 11, Hult Center. $17-$24.

Footloose continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Singing in the Rain continues. See Thursday, May 8.

West End Follies continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Witness for the Prosecution continues. See Thursday, May 8.

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 11

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

ARTS/VISUAL Tim Boyden's Mother's Day Artists Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.

Kenneth Standhardt pottery sale continues. See Saturday.

FILM Videomaker's forum, 4pm; slam, 5pm, DIVA. FREE.

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

Million Mom March for family/school gun safety & world peace, 2:30pm, EWEB Plaza. FREE.

Mother's Day Weekend at King Estate continues. See Saturday.

MUSIC Forbidden Flutes: Laura Barron & Liesa Norman, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Lisa Marshall, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2-$5 sug. don.

Efterklang, Slaraffenland, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Ginmillsally's, Blair Street Mugwumps, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $3-$5.

Emerald City Jazz Kings' "Blowin' Up a Storm! w/Woody Herman at the Café Rouge" continues. See Thursday, May 8.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Birds and Blooms Walk, 8am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.

VIEW & Cascadia Ecosystems Advocates lead a hike into the Amazon Headwaters, 10am, meet at end of W. Amazon at trailhead outside Pearl Buck Center. RSPV, 543-1252. FREE.

Obsidians trips: McBeth Road, bike, 15 miles; Mount Pisgah, family hike. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Gimpl Hill via Erickson-Crow Rd., 40 miles; Gimpl Hill via Fern Ridge path, 30 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

SOCIAL DANCE Ballroom dance, lesson at 6pm; dance at 7pm, Vet's Club, 1626 Willamette. $8, $5 stu.

Intro to English Country Dance, 2pm, Midtown Arts Center, 1590 Willamette. $10.

SPIRITUAL Interfaith Prayer Service: "Love of the Divine Mother," 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. FREE.

THEATER Singing in the Rain continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Alice in Wonderland continues. See Friday.

Spring Inspirations continues. See Friday.

Ring of Fire continues. See Saturday.

 

MONDAY, MAY 12

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

GATHERINGS UO OP's Trip Initiator's clinic, 6pm today at EMU, UO; 6pm May 14 at OP Barn. 346-4365. FREE.

Nonviolent Communication community gathering, 7pm, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th & Pearl. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS John Gierach reads from Fool's Paradise, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

MUSIC Detrick/Swigart Jazz Orchestra, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Forbidden Flutes: Laura Barron & Liesa Norman, 8pm, Jo Federigo's. 21+. $5.

Tapes N Tapes, White Denim, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 door.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Steve Novick and Jeff Merkley, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 13

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

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

FOOD/DRINK Benefit wine tasting for Elephants in the Sun and American Heart Association, 5pm-8:30pm, WineStyles. $10.

KIDS/FAMILIES Nearby Nature Yurt Warming & Celebration, 6:30pm, Alton Baker Park (next to Community Gardens). 687-9699. FREE.

LECTURES "Trade Reform? A new New Deal," Dan Goldrich, w/soup dinner, 6pm, LASC office, 458 Blair. 485-8633. Don.

Astronaut Stan Love speaks, 7pm, Science Factory. FREE.

"Did Somebody Say Censorship?" Richard Taruskin, 7:30pm, 182 Lillis, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Explorations book group: Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Flute master class w/ES principal flutist Kristen Halay, 4pm, The Studio, Hult Center. FREE.

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King, 8:30pm, Mac's at the Vet's Club. $13 adv., $15 door.

April Verch, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $18-$26.

Leslie and the Badgers, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses fire-safe landscaping, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" presents Noam Chomsky's lecture, "Iraq: The Forever War," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOOR/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Mary's Peak, hike, 7.5 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

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

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

FILM Peace in Israel & Palestine film series: Two Narratives: The Founding of Israel & Al Nabka, 6:30pm, Harris Hall, 8th & Oak. FREE.

Heckler's Movie Night: Escape from New York, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Found Objects, 2:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/admission.

GATHERINGS Preview LCC's Transitions to Success program, 2:30pm, LCC campus. RSVP, 463-5353. FREE.

"Celebrate Our Safety" Party, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Willamette Riverkeeper presents a slideshow presentation on "Journey on the Willamette: Headwaters to Confluence," 6:30pm, Downtown Library. www.willamette-riverkeeper.orgFREE.

WOW Hall volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

Rainy Day Blues Society's Events Committee meets, w/live music, 6:30pm, Mac's at the Vet's Club. FREE.

Community Conversations panel on "Iron Chef Redux: The Culinary Arts," 7:30pm, Earl Int'l House Kitchen, UO. 346-1977. FREE.

OP's Trip Initiator clinic continues. See Monday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Preschooler Storytime: Children's stories from Thailand & Laos w/Wajuppa Tossa, 10am, Springfield Library. FREE.

LECTURES Giancarlo Guerrero highlights the repertoire and composers for the May 15 Eugene Symphony concert, noon, The Studio, Hult Center. FREE.

History: "Love and Blood: Petty Urbanites Write Emotion in 1920s Shanghai," Bryna Goodman, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

Political Science: "The Collapse of the Bush Doctrine: The Next Nuclear Strategy," Joseph Cirincione, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant and Jesse Springer discuss Laugh Track & Field, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

MUSIC Nas, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $33 adv., $35 door.

Ken Waldman and the Secret Visitors, Lauren Sheehan, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

The Whipsaws, Mike D & The Loyal Bastards, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses Apple/Mac products, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Wetland Wander w/Emily Steel, restoration ecologist for City of Eugene, 9am, meet at west end of Royal Ave. 683-6494. Wear shoes that can get wet & muddy.

GEARs rides: Fox Hollow/Down McBeth/Lorane Hwy., 20 miles, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

SOCIAL DANCE Cajun/Zydeco dance, 6:30pm, World Café. FREE.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 15

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

DANCE Spring Student Dance Concert, 8pm today, tomorrow and May 17, Dougherty Dance Theatre, UO. $10, $5 stu., sr.

FILM Life is Beautiful, 6:30pm, Mills Int'l Center, EMU, UO. FREE.

Rambo: First Blood, digitally remastered in high-def, 7:30pm, Cinemark 17 and Valley River Center. www.fathomevents.com

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Juicy & crisp wines, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

GARDENING Pruning clinic: Rhododendrons, 10am today & May 17, Hendricks Park. FREE.

GATHERINGS Diabetes support & info group, 10am, Campbell Center. 687-6342. FREE.

Hamlin Middle School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES "May All Your Wishes Come True!" storytime, come dressed as favorite fantasy character, for preschool and up, 3pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

LECTURES "Aging Positively: Keys to Contentment," Todd Peterson, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

History: "The Virtues of Mendacity: Lying and Politics," Martin Jay, 3:30pm, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Reginald Shepherd reads from Orpheus in the Bronx, 8pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Pink Snowflakes, 6pm, CD World. FREE.

Eugene Symphony presents work by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Bruckner, 8pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $15+.

Quasi, 8pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. $12.

Panthelion, Leo London, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Makana, Zac Heilson, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door.

Jerry Joseph Band, Casey Neill, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+. $10.

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

"New Dimensions" presents "Learning the skill of what to say in a moment of illness" w/Susan Halpern, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Briggs Hill Winery, bike, 36 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

THEATER A3 presents "Twister Fest: A Weekend of Plays," 7:30pm today, tomorrow and May 17, Wildish Theater, Spfd. 744-6728. $5.

Footloose continues. See Thursday, May 8.

Spring Inspirations continues. See Friday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

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

Better Hearing support group, 3:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 754-1377. FREE.

"Prescribing Colonization: Medical Practices and Policies in Japan-Ruled Taiwan," lecture by Shiyung Liu, 4pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

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

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

FRIDAY, MAY 9 Animal House, 10:30pm, Majestic Theater. $7.

SATURDAY, MAY 10 Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Corvallis Artisans Market, 9am-2pm, 1st & Monroe. www.corvallisartisansmarket.comFREE.

Wine tasting, 4pm-6pm, First Altern-ative Co-op South Store. FREE.

Breakfast demo, 7pm, First Altern-ative Co-op North Store. FREE.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 Reading by authors of Dam Nation: Dispatches from the Water Underground, 7pm, Coho Ecovillage Common House, 1975 SE Crystal Lake Dr. 310-663-4442. FREE.

TUESDAY, MAY 13 "Naturescaping Espresso: Quick Facts to Get You Going," lecture by Beth Young, noon, Corvallis Library. FREE.

Memory Loss support groups, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 791-9057. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 Grief support group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 758-1088. FREE.

Sex poetry slam, 8pm, Cloud 9, 126 SW 1st. FREE.

THURSDAY, MAY 15 "Eating Good in the Neighborhood: The Medical and Moral History of Dietary Localism," lecture by Steven Shapin, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

 

ON THE ROAD

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 9 KT Tunstall, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $35.

Cool Nutz, Debaser, Illmaculate, Libretto, 9pm, Berbati's Pan, PDX. 21+. $15.

Bark Hide and Horn, Dirty Mittens, Hey Lover, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $5.

Terry Evans Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. $5.

SATURDAY, MAY 10 "Economics, Sustainability and Historic Preservation," lecture by Donovan D. Rypkema, 10am, McMenamins Kennedy School, PDX. 503-231-7264. $10.

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

The Thad Beckman Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Women Under the Influence of Comedy, 8pm, Three Rivers Casino, Florence. $10.

David Cassidy, 8pm, Seven Feathers Casino, Canyonville. 800-585-3737. $15-$29.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 Kate Nash, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $18.

MONDAY, MAY 12 Atmosphere, Abstract Rude, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $23.

TUESDAY, MAY 13 The Proclaimers, Jeremy Fisher, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $20.

Robyn, 9pm, Berbati's Pan, PDX. 21+. $15.

THURSDAY, MAY 15 French Kicks, Pseudosix, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Audition for OSU's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado will be held at 6pm May 12 & 13 for OSU & LBCC students and at 6pm June 23 & 24 for the general public at Withycombe Main Stage, OSU. 737-5585 or 737-4918.

Maude Kerns Art Center invites artists age 13-19 to submit art for its "Fast Forward: The Mayor's Teen Art Show." For an application, www.mkartcenter.orgor 345-1571. Deadline is May 23.

Nondenominational retreat center/hermitage forming, seeking board members. Experience on boards and/or in grant writing necessary. oregonhermitage@yahoo.com

DIVA invites artists, curators, groups and organizations to submit exhibit proposals for the Jan. 2009 through June 2009 season. www.divanow.org Deadline is June 7.