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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 6.5.08

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Time to consume a gallon of water Friday night in anticipation of the return of the Sasquatch Brewfest on Saturday at Kesey Plaza in Downtown Eugene. “Sasquatch” is both a nod to the nickname of Glen Falconer (for whom the festival was inaugurated) and the thriving Pacific Northwest craft brewery scene. If you attended February’s KLCC Microbrew Festival, it’s pretty much the same deal except outdoors. For $10 you get a commemorative glass and two taste tickets. More tastes can be purchased at a reasonable price throughout the festival grounds as you sip and guzzle a heady mixture of craft brews from around the northwest. Sample across many styles since you get to vote on your favorites. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in nine categories. Music will be provided by Alpha Dahlia (formerly the Co-Stars), SuperTrout (pictured), Medium Troy and Man Overboard. See www.sasquatchbrewfest.org and Saturday Calendar.

Is it actually June? Calendar nonbelievers want to know: How did we get here and why? But oh well, might as well jump right into the meat of things with the First Friday ARTWalk, this month led by Miriam Alexis Jordan of the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The party starts at Opus6ix with two shows, Ellen Dittebrandt’s “Intimate View of Nature,” which “reveals the colors and vitality of nature,” and Hannah Goldrich’s Italy-inspired jewelry pieces (pictured). Stop #2 visits Jay Backstrand’s paintings at Jacobs Gallery, a show that posits the completely original question, “What is beauty?” Stop #3 cozies up with Nancy Piccioni’s metal jewelry at Blue Moon Jewelry (natch) before jettisoning down Broadway to see “images related to sports” by Denise Steel. Nancy Gant’s glass art at Harlequin Beads is on view at stop #5 while collaborative prints by Mason Williams and Sheri Hoeger await you at La Follette Gallery on the sixth and final stop of the art walk. La Follette owner Cyndy Duerfeldt will also show a handful of her painted landscapes. See Friday Calendar.

Biking home from work on Monday, the route we usually follow through the intersection of 13th and Willamette was cordoned off with yellow tape and police cars (bicyclist David Minor was killed by an Oldsmobile), so, being the crafty (and idiotic) bike riders we are, we took to sidewalks and back alleys to avoid all the hubbub, probably breaking a few laws and endangering our safety along the way. Maybe we should take a few lessons from the city of Eugene and the GEARs bicycling group when they offer free classes on how to bicycle effectively and safely as a vehicle on June 12, 20 and 21. Email Paul Adkins, GEARs president, at paul@eugenegears.org or call 255-2478 to register. Or, if you’re in the mood to simply enjoy the many activities a people-powered vehicle can take on, check out Bike Day at the Science Factory and BMX grounds near Autzen Stadium. Join the bike parade, get a bike safety check, eat free ice cream, join a group ride at 9am, enter the raffle, register your bike with the Eugene Police Department (summer is high season for bike thefts) and take part in the bike safety rodeo. Wear a damn helmet and see Saturday Calendar..


Sunrise 5:31am; Sunset 8:52pm, Av High 71; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: PUSH-IT

Benefit (Safe) Sex and the City Reception & Film, benefit for Planned Parenthood, 5:30pm, The Terrace Café, Valley River Center. Purchase in advance at www.pphsso.org $35.

film Spring Film Series: Madame Rosa, 6:30pm, Mills International Center, EMU. FREE. 

Film shorts on climate change: Clean Development Mechanism in  India, The Carbon Connection, The Great Green Smokescreen, 7pm, 115 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

The Invisible Forest, w/filmmaker Q&A, 9pm, DIVA. $5.

Documentary on noise/punk band Tunnel Canary, 11:30pm, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

Gatherings Urban to Farm Connection Project Orientation & Info Meeting, 6pm-7:30pm, 845 Taylor St. www.ecoseugene.org FREE.

“Track Town Legends,” discussion of running culture w/Kenny Moore, Roscoe Divine, Kathy (Hayes) Herrmann, Tom Heinonen, Mike Manley, Cathie Twomey Bellamy, Wade Bell & Jim Hill, 7pm, 110 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Eugene Bonsai Club meets, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

literary arts Joseph Lowndes discusses & signs From the New Deal to the New Right, 3:30pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

John Perkins discusses & signs The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth About Global Corruption, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Molly Gloss reads from The Hearts of Horses, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

music Brad Mehldau Trio, 7:30pm, The Shedd. 434-7000. $28-$38.

LCC Concert & Chamber Choirs and Spectrum Vocal Jazz, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, LCC. $4-$8.

UO Concert Choir & Repertoire Singers, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Alfred Howard & the K23 Orchestra, Spoonshine, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $7.

Moon Mountain Ramblers, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

on the air “New Dimensions” presents “Your Wild, Sacred Soul” w/Bill Plotkin, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“The Jefferson Exchange” tries real hard to understand why Southern Oregon University wants to increase its enrollment while cutting back on staff, scholarships, degree programs and other reasons why students won’t take shit from Oregon’s institutions of higher education anymore, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program leads a hike on the Metolius River, 8:30am, meet at Campbell Center. Register, 682-5318. $28.

“Basics of fly-fishing” clinic, 6pm-9pm today & tomorrow, Willamalane Center, 215 West C St. Register, 736-4444. $5.

Theater Or Not To Be, 8pm today, tomorrow and June 7, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. NOTE: Contains brief male nudity. $10-$18.


Sunrise 5:31am; Sunset 8:53pm, Av High 71; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: DUNDERHEAD

Arts/visual Creative Minds Alternative School’s Student Art Show, 5pm-6:30pm, 222 E. 11th. FREE.

First Friday ARTWalk, led by Miriam Alexis Jordan of the Jordan Shnitzer Museum of Art, 5:30pm, begins at Opus6ix. FREE.

5pm openings include install-ations by John Paul Gardner, BRING Recycling; work by Koka Filipovic & Krista Ibach, Dr. Don Dexter, 2233 Willamette St.; watercolors by Bob Cipes, Eugene Coffee Company, 1840 Chambers. 5:30pm openings include fused metal art by Nancy Piccioni, Blue Moon Jewelry Designs; “My Intimate View of Nature,” work by Ellen Dittebrandt & “Italian Images in Gold & Silver,” jewelry by Hannah Goldrich, Opus6ix; art related to sports by Denise Steel, New Zone Gallery; glass art by Nancy Gant, Harlequin Beads; paintings by Mason Williams, Sheri Hoeger & Cyndy Duerfeldt, La Follette Gallery; “Bodies Within Bodies,” work by Christa Margot, M.E.C.C.A.; “Shamanic Visions” work by  Luis Salinas Quispe, Fernario Gallery. 6pm openings include work by Andy Helps, Kya Shayla, Shawn Walker, Museum of Unfine Art; photography by Paula Goodbar, Choppers Hair Design; work by Cheryl Campbell, Beanery at 5th Avenue. 6:30pm openings include winners of the 2008 Luminaire Student  Design Competition, MODERN, 207 E. 5th St.

benefit “Dancing with the S.L.U.G. Queens, Part Deux,” spring ball to benefit FOOD for Lane County, feat. Soulicious, Accordions Anonymous, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. 3 cans of non-perishable food or $5.

dance UO Dance presents Spring Loft, 8pm, Dougherty Dance Theater, Gerlinger Annex, UO. $5, $3 stu.

film Health, Money & Fear, documentary exploring our failing health care system, 6:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 40th & Donald. FREE.

Food/drink Wine & beer tasting: Belgian & English beer and wines of Apolloni Vineyards, w/cheeses, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting w/Brandborg Winery, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Gatherings Community Trainings for Local Businesses & Employees on “How To Interact with Olympic Trials Visitors,” noon today and June 13 & 20, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1401 Willamette. FREE.

lectures Romance Languages: “The Ruins of the Spanish Civil War and its Transatlantic Poetics,” Cecilia Enjuto Rangel, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

“Don’t Get Caught By Financial Abuse,” presented by Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

“Beyond the Tipping Point: Earth’s Climate Crisis,” Alder Fuller, 6:30pm, Euglena Academy. www.euglena-academy.net FREE.

music 206 and Rising Tour in-store performance, 3pm, CD World. FREE.

Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, 4pm, Harlequin Beads. FREE.

Lane Jazz Combos, 7:30pm, Blue Door Theater, Bldg. 6, LCC. $4-$8 sug. don.

“I Heart Trees” benefit concert, feat. Green is for Go, The Skyline, Stateside Traffic, 7:30pm, Agate Hall, UO. Don.

The Enigma’s Electric Acid Theatre, Pistol Whipped Prophets, Scrapyard Swag, New World Sinner, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door. 

Sylvia Plath, Good on Paper, 8pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Sum Guys, Swingin’ Marmalukeys, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $5.

Inner Limits, 9pm, Davis’ Restaurant. FREE.

Spoonshine, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3. 

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses how you, too, can find Zen in dirt, weeds, gnomes and vegetables, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation “Basics of fly-fishing” clinic continues. See Thursday, June 5.

Spiritual Church Women United of Lane County’s Friend’s Meeting, 9:15am, 2274 Onyx. FREE.

“Richard Moss’ The Mandala of Being,” screening, discussion & refreshments, 7pm-9pm, Inside Edge Program, SGC, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org $5-$8. 

Spoken word Open Mic w/performances by Roxy Allen, Debra Mathis, Eric Richardson & Rich Platz, 8pm-10pm, The Jazz Station, 68 W. Broadway. $5.

theater The Memory of Water, 8pm today, tomorrow and June 12-14, 19-21; 2pm June 8 & 15, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard. www.thevlt.com or 344-7751. $10-$14.

Willy Wonka, Jr., 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm June 8, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette. 683-4368. $10, $7 under age 12.

Or Not To Be continues. See Thursday, June 5. 


Sunrise 5:30am; Sunset 8:54pm, Av High 71; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: SIZZATCH

Arts/visual Oregon Crafted open studio weekend, 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

Studio Energeia artist open studio, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, 2548 Potter St. FREE.

A gallery talk by Erik Sandgren, 3:30pm, Karin Clarke Gallery. FREE.

film Screening of Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story, and discussion with Linda Prefontaine, Geoff Hollister, Scott Chambers & Pat Tyson, 7pm, 110 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

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

gatherings “Learn to Golf” clinic for individuals w/physical disabilities, 8:30am, Riverridge Golf Course, 3800 Delta Hwy. 682-5311. FREE.

Smashing Estate Sale, benefit yard sale to support Latin America Solidarity Committee (CISCAP), 9am-4pm, 458 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Women Owning Woodland Net-works offers a free half-day class on “Determining Log Values & How Logs Are Marketed,” 9am-noon, Dexter Sort Yard, 37755 Hwy. 58, Dexter. RSVP, 766-3556. FREE.

Barrel Tour: Benton-Lane Winery, High Pass Winery, LaVelle Vineyards, Pfeiffer Vineyards, Secret House Winery and Noble Estate, 9:30am, meet at parking lot btwn. Valley River Inn and Macy’s. 21+ event. www.wineriesoflanecounty.com $60.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Richard Crandell, 10am; Willagillespie School Choir, 11am; Jesse Meade, noon; No Fault Liability String Band, 1pm; Chico Schwall Group, 2pm; Dana Vion & The Touchy Feeliacs, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

AAUW’s Community Forum w/presentation & celebration, 10am, EWEB. 344-4134. FREE.

Healing Harvest hosts a Plant Sale, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, 2035 Valhalla St. FREE.

Bike Day, group rides, demos, bike rodeo, free tune-ups, parade and more, 10am-3pm, Science Factory. FREE.

Willamette Valley Health & Wellness Fair & Expo, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. 420-2228. FREE.

“Container Planting 101,” 10am today at Gray’s Garden Center Eugene; 10am tomorrow at Gray’s Garden Center Springfield. FREE.

Really, Really Free Market, bring usable items to give away, 11am-3pm, Island Park, Spfd. FREE.

Sasquatch Brew Fest, feat. tastings, silent auction, beer dinner, home-brew contest & golf Brew Am, music by SuperTrout, Alpha Dahlia & more, noon-11pm, Kesey Plaza, Broadway & Willamette. $10 includes glass and 2 taste tickets.

We Are Bethel Celebration, music by Eleven Eyes at 4pm, booths, food, youth carnival and more, noon-6pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. 682-5521. FREE.

LexiDog Boutique hosts a backpack fitting for your canine w/reps from RuffWear, 1pm-3pm, LexiDog, 5th Street Public Market. FREE.

Kids/families Trail talk on slugs, newts, lizards & bugs, 11am, Dorris Ranch. 736-4544. $3.

Lecture “Traditional Korean Wrapping Cloths: The Art of Pojagi,” Jiseon Lee Isbara, 1pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/museum admission.

Lgbt Rainbow River Womyn lesbian social, 5pm, Roaring Rapids Pizza Co., 4006 Franklin, Glenwood. 514-1639. FREE.

Literary arts Geoff Hollister signs Out of Nowhere: The Inside Story of How Nike Marketed the Culture of Running, 2pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Music Divisi presents its Spring Concert & CD release show, 7pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. www.uodivisi.com $8, $5 stu., sr.

Bill Frisell w/Eyvind Kang & Rudy Royston, 7:30pm, The Shedd. 434-7000. $22-$34.

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

Benefit concert for Harmony Roadhouse Music School, 5pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

The Mutaytor, Solovox, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door. 

Randy Ross & the People’s Choice, The Foundation, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation First Saturday Park Walk: Delta Ponds, 9am, meet at parking lot behind the Valley River Center. FREE.

Eugene Challenge Mile, 9am, 5th & Pearl. www.eclecticedgeracing.com or 484-9883. $20-$25.

Native Forest Council & Cascadia Ecosystem Advocates lead a hike through a unit of the proposed “Trapper” logging sale at Wolf Rock, 9:30am, meet at Grower’s Market, 4th & Willamette. RSVP, info@eco-advocates.org or 302-0159.

Oregon Wild leads a hike on the McKenzie River Trail, see www.oregonwild.org or 344-0675 for more info.

Vitality 5k run/walk, 10am, Lyle Hatfield Riverside Trail at RiverBend, Spfd. www.goodrace.com or 686-7216. $20.

World Naked Bike Ride, 11:30pm, gather at Monroe Park. FREE.

Obsidian hike: Washburne & China Creek loops, 5 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Deerhorn, 60 miles; Walterville long, 45 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

theater Shakespeare Showcase, 7pm, Blue Door Theater, LCC. FREE.

Or Not To Be continues. See Thursday, June 5. 

The Memory of Water continues. See Friday.

Willy Wonka, Jr. continues. See Friday.

volunteer Walama Restoration Project hosts a work party, 9:30am-noon, butterfly meadow, Whilamut Natural Area, end of Day Island Road in east Alton Baker Park. 484-3939. Tools, gloves & refreshments provided.


Sunrise 5:30am; Sunset 8:54pm, Av High 71; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: LOBBYHOBBY

Arts/visual Studio Energeia artist open studio continues. See Saturday.

Oregon Crafted open studio weekend continues. See Saturday.

Benefit “Music in the Garden,” Self-Guided Tour of Seven Private Gardens, benefit for Eugene Symphony Guild, with musicians, 10am-4pm, various locations, North Eugene. 342-6696 or 915-2966. $12 adv., $15 day of event.

dance Eugene Ballet Academy presents “Coppelia,” 1pm & 5pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $13-$15.

Film Videomakers’ Forum, 4pm, DIVA. FREE.

Gatherings Nonviolence as a Way of Life potluck & conference information meeting, 1pm-4pm, EWEB. 343-2734. FREE.

Gray’s Garden Center’s “Container Planting 101” continues. See Saturday.

Healing Harvest’s Plant Sale continues. See Saturday.

Willamette Valley Health & Wellness Fair & Expo continues. See Saturday.

Music University Percussion Ensemble, 2pm, 163 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Primo Libro & Friends feat. Jamie Weaver, 4pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive. 345-8764. Donation of canned food or money.

Sassy Somebodys, 4pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

UO Gospel Ensembles, 5pm, Beall Hall, UO. $8, $6 stu., sr.

Elephant Revival, Jasper Mountain, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Susurri, Melissa Ruth, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidian trips: Brice Creek, hike, 8 miles; McKenzie View, bike, 30 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Lawrence & Short Butler, 54 miles; Sovern, 35 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Ballroom dance, beginner lesson at 6pm; dance at 7pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette. $8, $5 stu.

Spiritual Healing & meditation circle & global peace meditation, 4pm, call 510-2506 for directions. FREE.

Theater The Memory of Water continues. See Friday.

Willy Wonka, Jr. continues. See Friday.


Sunrise 5:30am; Sunset 8:55pm, Av High 71; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: JAM & TOTES

Film Video Slam, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

Gatherings Woodworkers garage sale, benefit for Willamalane Center wood shop, 9am-2pm, Willamalane Center, 215 West C St., Spfd. FREE.

Couples clinic, Q&A w/couples therapist Marc Zola, 7pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. 543-3262. FREE.

Music Redemption Rocks! gets Country Fried, feat. Russ Nute, Emily Overstreet, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Citizen Fish, Intro5spect, The Happy Bastards, Wetsock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10. 

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses how to remove the damn dams damming and damning the damn rivers & fish of Oregon, dammit, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 


Sunrise 5:30am; Sunset 8:55pm, Av High 72; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: COOLWHIP

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

Food/drink Benefit wine tasting, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $10.

Gatherings GEARs Seasonal Kick-off & Bike Fair, 7pm-9:30pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette. FREE.

lecture “New & Useful Plants for Landscape & Garden,” Don Shadow, w/mini-clinic, 7pm, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. $6.

Literary arts Explorations book group: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Music 4Trees, The Daveys, Love That Dress, benefit for Latin America Solidarity Committee, 8pm, Luckey’s. 21+. 485-8633. $3-$10.

on the air “Alternative Radio” presents Maude Barlow interview, “The Global Water Crisis,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“The Jefferson Exchange” discusses how the Register-Guard is giving the Olympic Trials a blowjob w/Ron Bellamy, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:56pm, Av High 72; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: POP-SUICIDE

Arts/visual A reception for the Graphic Design Graduation exhibit, 4pm, LCC Art Gallery, Bldg. 11. FREE.

film Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Cinemark 17 & Valley River Center. www.fathomevents.com $10.

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

Gatherings Rainy Day Blues Society’s Events Committee meets, 6:30pm, Mac’s at the Vet’s Club. FREE.

“Bananas That Make a Difference,” learn about GROW bananas and Project Amigo during a community presentation, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Listening Forum with new City Manager John Ruiz, 7pm, Ellis Parker Elementary School. FREE.

Kids/families Strawberry Social, eat strawberry shortcake, listen to music, sip cool drinks, 2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. $3.

Lecture Forestry & Environment: “Wassen Creek: Owls, Old-growth and the Western Oregon Plan Revisions,” James Johnston, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Literary arts Frank Romano discusses & signs Storm Over Morocco, 1pm-3pm, 5th St. Beanery. FREE.

music Baitball, Chesapeake Blue, Great White Jenkins, Chantreuse, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. FREE.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” talks with Jonathan Rowe, who likes to invent words like “illth” to describe the economy so he can write a book about it and make a sweet living, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation GEARs ride: Alvadore short, 23 miles; Alvadore, 44 miles, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

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


Sunrise 5:31am; Sunset 8:52pm, Av High 71; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: PUSH-IT

Food/drink Wine tasting: Best wines for June celebrations, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

Gatherings Aquila Tax-Free Trust of Oregon’s outreach meeting, feat. John W. Mitchell speaking on the state of the local economy, 2pm, Eugene Hilton. FREE.

Post Carbon Eugene presents “The Climate Change/Peak Oil Crisis and the Human Story: What Role Compassion?” forum, 7pm, EWEB. www.relocalize.net/group/Eugene FREE.

Oregon WAND presents “Let’s Lobby, Ladies!” 7pm, 2nd floor, 1577 Pearl St. 338-8605. FREE.

lecture Science Pub: “Black Holes: From Sci-Fi to Strange Reality,” Jim Isenberg, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

music Rachel Taylor Brown, Wanibra, 9pm, Black Forest. 21+. FREE.

Brian Kenny Fresno, Paper Plain, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “New Dimensions” presents “Cultivating Wisdom” w/Charles Halpern, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the millions of cattle behind bars in the U.S. and what crimes they committed to get there, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation Obsidian hike: Clear Lake, 5.5 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Theater The Memory of Water continues. See Friday.


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

Thursday, June 5 U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Susan J. Helms gives a public talk, 4pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

A reception & awards ceremony for the OSU Graduating Seniors’ Art Exhibit, 6:30pm, Fairbanks Gallery, OSU. FREE.

OSU String Ensemble, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. FREE.

LBCC Concert & Chamber Choirs present “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass: A Mass in Celebration of Mother Earth,” 7:30pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, Albany. $6.

OSU Theatre presents series of student-written one-act plays, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and June 7; 2pm June 8, Withycombe Hall, OSU. $8, $6 sr., $4 stu.

Friday, June 6 OSU Jazz Ensemble, SOU Jazz Ensemble, 8pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

Saturday, June 7 Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Corvallis Artisans Market, 9am-2pm, downtown Corvallis. www.corvallisartisansmarket.com FREE.

OSU Chamber Choir presents its President’s Concert: “Bon Voyage: Songs to Cross the Great Pond,” 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. $10.

“Cool Food For A Cool Planet” benefit event, feat. music by Fearless Love, Sunheart and Brother Roots Old Time Revival, vegetarian food tasting, speakers & info, 7:30pm, Odd Fellow Hall, 223 SW 23rd. $7-$10.

Sunday, June 8 Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Dance Corvallis presents “Dance Candy,” 3pm, Majestic Theater. $7 adv., $8 door.

Tuesday, June 10 Memory Loss support groups meet, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

Wednesday, June 11 Grief support group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.


Thursday, June 5 Portland Rose Festival, daily events today through June 8, Portland Waterfront. www.rosefestival.org

An opening for work by UO Digital Arts BFA students, 6pm, UO White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch, PDX. FREE.

Pink Martini, Stolen Sweets, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20-$25.

Friday, June 6 Rose Festival Concert at the Park with the One More Time Around Marching Band and others, 7pm, PGE Park, Portland. www.rosefestival.org $10-$12 adv., $13-$15 door.

Pink Martini, Fjord Motor Company, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20-


Betty the Yeti, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and June 11-14, 18-21; 2pm June 8 & 15, Pentacle Theater, Salem. 503-485-4300. $18.

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

Tall ships Lynx and HMS Bounty, dockside tours and sailing adventures, grand arrival 3 pm June 6, June 6-8, Coos Bay. www.privateerlynx.org

Saturday, June 7 Queen’s Coronation, 8:30am; Grand Floral Walk, 9:30am; and Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, 10am, Memorial Coliseum to downtown Portland. www.rosefestival.org Spectators: $15-$30 inside Memorial Coliseum, $25-$30 outside. Walk registration required.

Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races, June 7 & 8, south end of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland. www.rosefestival.org FREE.

Pacific Green Party Nominating Convention for Oregon, 8:30am-5:30pm, Rm. 296, Smith Student Union, PSU, PDX. www.pacificgreens.org

The Shaky Hands, Starfucker, Horse Feathers, DJ Beyonda, 8pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. FREE.

Silver Falls State Park 5k run/walk, 8:15am, Silver Falls State Park, Sublimity. www.oregonstateparks.org

Wine Tasting: Phelps Creek Vineyards, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE. 

T. Ray & The Shades, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

FEC Community Inside Yard Sale, 8am-2pm, Florence Events Center. $1.

Honeyman CoastWatch North Jetty Extravaganza, hikes, games and demos, 9am-1pm, North Jetty west parking area, Florence. FREE.

Return to Forever w/Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola, Lenny White, 7:30pm, Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $32-$56.

Monday, June 9 LeAnn Rimes, Siskiyou Summit, 7:30pm, Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $40.

Wednesday, June 11 Times New Viking, Psychedelic Horseshit, Fabulous Diamonds, 9:30pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12. 

Thursday, June 12 Dosh, Anathallo, Cars & Trains, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $10. 

Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpture Championships, 8am-5:30pm June 12-14 & 8am-1pm June 15, Reedsport. www.odcsc.com

The Neville Brothers & Dr. John, 7pm, Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org or (541) 779-0847. $32-$49.


Folk artists are wanted for an exhibition and sale opening Labor Day weekend as part of Toledo’s Annual Art Walk. occt@oregoncoast.com or SASE to OCCT/OCCCA “Art of the People” P.O. Box 538, Toledo, OR 97391. Deadline is June 30.

City of Eugene offers free classes on how to bicycle effectively and safely as a vehicle. For more info and to register, paul@eugenegears.org or 255-2478 or 682-5285.

The Very Little Theatre will hold auditions for The Grass Harp at noon Saturday, June 7 and at 7pm Monday, June 9. Parts for 10 men, ages 15-60 and nine women, ages 15-50. www.thevlt.com or 342-4795.