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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 6.12.08





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Grad weekend. The college groundskeepers are working overtime, you (the grads) are jumping through your final hoops and, to top it off, the fam is in town to ask the all-important question, “Now just where did all those thousands of dollars we gave you go to, Mr./Ms. PBR?” No worries! Here’s some Parent-Friendly Stuff to do to ease the tension in the soon-to-be-severed umbilical cord. On Thursday, take the fam to the Science Pub lecture series at Cozmic Pizza, where UO prof Jim Isenberg discusses “Black Holes: From Sci-Fi to Reality,” and you can finally prove to your parents how learning and drinking really do go hand-in-hand. Stick around Cozmic for Toronto’s Rock Plaza Central, a cross-breed indie folk-rock ensemble that will appeal to your complicated musical tastes and your parents’ wallet ($5). If little tots are in tow, Musical Feet’s dance performance (pictured) at the Hult Center Friday and Saturday will surely entice the youngsters and oldsters alike. And, if the fam springs the all-important declaration, “The weekend is on us!” you may want to point them to the Bar-muda Triangle at Broadway & Olive for the Broadway Bloc Party ($50 for a two-day pass) where an amazing lineup of touring bands has assembled (read more on page 28). And what better way to experience your late-night stomping grounds than in the context of a sea of drunken, bad-dancing fathers and mothers! See Calendar.



Mention summer one more time and we’ll smack you upside the head. It’s a tease. A painful, painful tease. Mention spring, though, and we’ll go with it. In fact, it will put us back in the yearning, hopeful mood we were in back in, say, March. A mood that eventually led us to the Saturday Market in search of fresh, local veggies and fruits for our vittles: canned, cooked or otherwise. Mention that FOOD for Lane County’s Youth Farm Stand will be re-opening this weekend and, weather be damned, we’ll be there. You see, this is a produce farm maintained by local teenagers who work the summer (that word!) months growing food for FFLC’s food bank. But there is only so much that can go to the food bank before becoming inedible, so they sell produce with all proceeds supporting FFLC. And, if you’d like to trade some canned goods for fresh food, FFLC is in high need of non-perishable food donations. Drop off canned carrots and buy some fresh carrots! Oregon Trail card, senior and WIC vouchers accepted. See Saturday Calendar.


While Eugene’s Pride Celebration isn’t until August, there’s no reason for the gays to hold their pride for that long. Why not cruise on up to Portland’s Pride Festival and Parade going down this weekend at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (parade is near the Park Blocks). The swooning super diva Lady Miss Kier (pictured) graces the main stage Saturday night (and headlines the parade) while a host of other GLBTQ activities, including a “fun run” and a “pet parade,” keep the party going from noon to nightfall. See On the Road listings. If you’re a mere gay-supporting non-traveler (because you still refuse to trade your Hummer for a Hyundai) but you love food, plan on dining out on June 19 for the “Bites for Rights” fundraiser for Basic Rights Oregon. Poppi’s Anatolia, Morning Glory Café, Moxie, Ring of Fire, The Savoy Truffle and Sweet Life Patisserie (in Eugene) and Burst’s Candies, Fireworks, Interzone and Old World Deli (in Corvallis) will donate 15 percent of gross proceeds to BRO. See Thursday, June 19 Calendar.







THURSDAY, JUNE 12

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

Farmers’ market Farmers’ Market, local produce, plants, meats, flowers, food, 2pm-7pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

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.

McKenzie Watershed Council discusses habitat restoration and StreamBank, 6pm, McKenzie Fire & Rescue Training Center, Leaburg. 687-9076. FREE.

“A Night with Olympians,” feat. Darrall Imhoff, Annette Peters and Margo Jennings speaking, plus music by Swing Shift, champagne & chocolates, 6:30pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. RSVP, 746-1651. $25.

Hearing Loss Association of Lane County meets, discusses amplification and real-time caption-ing, 7pm, Hilyard Community Center. 345-3212. 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.

Rock Plaza Central, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Sugar & Gold, Hot Tub, Purple Heart, DJ Omar, 9pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $3.

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



FRIDAY, JUNE 13

Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:57pm, Av High 72; Av Low 47, SnarkCast: HOLLA ONE

Arts/visual “Fifty Years of Clay” slideshow presentation by Hank Murrow, 7pm, Clay Space, 222 Polk St. FREE.

A reception for work from the Aqueous Media Show of the Watercolor Society of Oregon & three featured members, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center. FREE.

dance Musical Feet presents “Fire,” 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000. $13-$15.

Film Students for a Democratic Society presents The Revolution Next Door: A People’s Uprising in Oaxaca and One More Night At The Barricades, 7pm, Apocalypse, 2100 W. Broadway #1. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Summer wines paired w/cheeses, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Wines from Germany, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Gatherings Museum of Natural & Cultural History hosts a free open house, 11am-5pm today, tomorrow and June 15, 1680 E. 15th Ave. FREE.

Walama Restoration Project hosts an open house, 11am-2pm, butterfly meadow, Whilamut Natural Area, end of Day Island Road in east Alton Baker Park. 484-3939. FREE.

Community Trainings for Local Businesses & Employees on “How To Interact with Olympic Trials Visitors,” noon today and June 20, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1401 Willamette. 242-2350. FREE.

Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT) holds an open house, 3:30pm-6:30pm, 455 W. 1st Ave. cat@catoregon.org FREE.

Green Drinks progressives social, 5pm-7pm, World Café. FREE.

Eugene Astronomical Society hosts “First Quarter Friday,” 9pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE. 

lectures “Battle of Gettysburg,” Robert Hart, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

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

“On the Path to Buddhahood,” Khempo Lobpon Tsering Samdup, 7pm, Bodhi Path Center, 98 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Literary arts LouAnne Johnson reads & discusses Alternative Ed, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. 686-1223. FREE.

Kincaid Dakini Poets celebrate release of The Fires from Her Window, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

music Broadway Bloc Party, feat. Sound Tribe Sector 9, Bassnectar, Pnuma Trio, 5pm, Broadway & Olive. www.ticketweb.com $30, $27 stu. ($50 two-day pass).

Kirtan/devotional singing w/Fearless Love, Yochanan, Shanti Shivani & Priyo, 7:15pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. Don.

Bonga with Anba Tierra, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $12 adv., $15 door.

The Blow, Point Juncture, WA, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door. 

Los Cumbiamberos, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $6.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” argues that being a wine connoisseur might not be such a bad idea (economically), 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Spiritual “Conscious Self Talk: Demonstrating Your Intentions,” light potluck & discussion, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, SGC, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org $5-$8. 

theater Harvey, 8pm today, tomorrow and June 20-21, 27-28; 2:30pm June 15, 22 & 29, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $11-$13.

The Memory of Water continues. See Thursday, June 12.



SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:57pm, Av High 73; Av Low 47, SnarkCast: HOLLA TWO

Arts/visual An opening for “Autism Artism 2008,” 4pm, LCC Art Gallery. FREE.

Benefit Pasta feed fundraiser for Angie England, heart transplant patient, feat. music by Yardbirds cover band, 8pm, Jesco Club, 340 W. 3rd. $5 sug. don.

comedy The Comedy Workout presents “In the Comedy Swim,” 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

commencements UO commencement, 12:30pm, Mac Court, UO. FREE.

LCC graduation, 4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

dance Musical Feet’s “Fire” continues. See Friday.

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

Southtown Farmers’ Market, 9am-3pm, 28th & Oak St. FREE.

gatherings FOOD for Lane County’s Youth Farm Grand Re-Opening of the youth-run produce stand, 10am-2pm, end of Flamingo Ave., off S. Game Farm Rd., Spfd. 343-2822. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Olem Alves, 10am; Youth Music Showcase, feat. Chante, Rochelle Hunter, Temple Beth Israel Kids Choir & Band and more, 11am; Eagle Park Slim, noon; Jerry Zybach, 1pm; Peter Wilde, 2pm; The Huckleberries, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE. 

“Cut Flower Arranging 101,” mini-clinic, 10am today at Gray’s Garden Center Eugene; 10am tomorrow at Gray’s Garden Center Springfield. FREE.

Songwriters clinic, 11am-1pm, Tsunami Books. $1.

Graduation and Father’s Day at King Estate, 11am-6pm today & tomorrow, King Estate MarketPlace. www.kingestate.com

“World Wide Knit in Public Day” event, bring a chair & your knitting or crochet, 1pm-3pm, Southtowne Shoppes. 344-5847. FREE.

Wine & hors d’oeuvre Open House honoring the Day of the African Child, feat. Paul Prince & Friends, 4pm-7pm, Swahili Imports, 5th St. Public Market. FREE.

Museum of Natural & Cultural History’s free open house continues. See Friday.

Kids/families Something’s Fishy Day, 10am-4pm, Science Factory. FREE w/admission.

Saturday Songs & Stories with Pattiebuff Bear, noon, Springfield Library. FREE.

Literary arts Chris Carlsson reads & signs Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Music Broadway Bloc Party, feat. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Devil Makes Three, Islands, noon, Broadway & Olive. www.ticketweb.com $30, $27 stu. ($50 two-day pass).

Embrace of Warmth benefit concert, feat. Elizabeth Cable, J.C. Rico and more, noon-4pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3 sug. don. or 1 new blanket.

Richard Guy presents “Conver-sations with Johann” on harpsichord, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Emerald Valley Opry, feat. Gunnips, Criddles, High Strung Band, Stan Ownbey, John Perry, 6:30pm, Willamette High School. $2-$5.

The Conjugal Visitors, Madam Flodd, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation Rob Weiss leads a 3-mile moss identification & wildflower walk at Horse Rock Ridge in the Coburg Hills, 9am, meet at South Eugene High School to carpool. 752-1362.

Steep Hill Chase, 5k, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.goodrace.com

Youth Triathlon, short swim, moderate bike ride and solid run, register for one event or all three, for four age groups (8 and under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13 and over), 2pm-5pm today at Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center; 10am-1pm July 19 at Echo Hollow Pool; 10am-1pm Aug. 23 at Amazon Pool. www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll $25.

Obsidian trips: Clear Lake, hike, 5 miles; The Cottage, bike, 42 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Lorane (town), 50 miles; Lorane General Store (from Twin Oaks Elementary), 30 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Contra dance, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th. $7, $6 stu.

Jose Cruz hosts a salsa dance, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

theater The Memory of Water continues. See Thursday, June 12.

Harvey continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Willamette River Cleanup, 8:30am-1pm, contact amacleo@rei.com or 682-4850 to coordinate starting position along river. Volunteers receive free lunch, giveaways. Tools, materials, maps & instructions will be provided.

Hendricks Park Volunteer Work Party, 9:30am-1pm, F.M. Wilkins Shelter, Hendricks Park. Tools & snacks provided.



SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:58pm, Av High 73; Av Low 47, SnarkCast: CRASHPAD

Arts/visual Russell Howze gives a slide-lecture on stencil art, 1pm, DIVA. FREE.

DIVA Artist Salon: Katura Reynolds discusses the use of art blogs, 4pm, DIVA. $5.

Benefit Benefit show for Jeff “Free” Luers, feat. Madam Flodd, The Blair St. Mugwumps, Le Petit Mort, 7pm, Apocalypse on Broadway, 2100 W. Broadway #1. $5.

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

“Cut Flower Arranging 101” mini-clinic continues. See Saturday.

Museum of Natural & Cultural History’s free open house continues. See Friday.

Music Earth DescenDance Theater presents “Elemental Journey,” w/Tyler Spencer, Swiss Family Alien Circus Band, Lorq and more, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation Community Climb Time at the Columns, w/instruction, 9am-11am today and June 29, July 12 & 19 and Aug. 16, Skinner Butte Park. Register, 682-5329. $10.

GEARs rides: Junction City, Monroe, Coburg, 60 miles; Fiddler Green, 28 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Spiritual Meditation and conversation with Khempo Lobpon Tsering Samdup, 11am, Bodhi Path Center, 98 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

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

Theater The Memory of Water continues. See Thursay, June 12.

Harvey continues. See Friday.



MONDAY, JUNE 16

Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:58pm, Av High 73; Av Low 47, SnarkCast: OMF!

Gatherings Presentation on essential tremors (ET), 10am, Campbell Center. 682-5318. FREE.

Campbell Center’s Advisory Board meets, 1pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St. FREE.

Community singing for all ages, hosted by Eugene Peace Choir, 4pm, World Café. FREE.

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

Outdoors/recreation Obsidian trips: Spencer Butte, 10 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.



TUESDAY, JUNE 17

Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:59pm, Av High 73; Av Low 47, SnarkCast: CHARLATAN

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

Gathering Presentation on Senior Companion Program, 10am-noon, Campbell Center. 682-5318. FREE.

Summer Reading Kick-off Extra-vaganza, feat. juggler Rhys Thomas, 11am, Springfield Library Fountain Plaza. FREE.

Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate Program informational meeting, 5pm, EWEB. 463-3154. FREE.

on the air “Alternative Radio” presents Michael Parenti’s lecture, “Contrary Notions,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“The Jefferson Exchange” wonders how a Medford teen’s murder 12 years ago can still remain a “mystery” to authorities, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

Sunrise 5:29am; Sunset 8:59pm, Av High 74; Av Low 47, SnarkCast: EXTRA VIRGIN

film San Francisco’s Artists’ Television Access center presents experimental film & video works, 8pm, DIVA. $5.

Gatherings LASC’s Cuba caravan update & potluck, 6pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 14th & Ferry. 485-8633. Don.

Rainy Day Blues Society’s membership meeting, 6:30pm, Mac’s at the Vet’s Club. FREE.

“Map & Compass 101” mini-clinic, 7pm, REI. $15, FREE for REI members.

Lecture “Why Am I So Tired? What Causes Fatigue and How to Fix It,” presentation by Oregon Optimal Health, 6pm, Market of Choice Community Room, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Literary arts Teen book group: The Rabbi’s Cat by Joann Sfar, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Andrea Askowitz reads from My Miserable, Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy, w/readings by Sally Sheklow & Tobi Hill-Meyer, 7pm, World Café. FREE.

music Michael Ford w/Izzy Whetstine, David Rhodes and his Jazzbo Allstar Band, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Ha Ha Tonka, 8pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $8 adv., $10 door.

Matt Sheehy, Meyercord, Brittain Ashford, 8pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

One Horse Shy, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” wonders why OSF’s Green Show curator Claudia Alick would even think of changing things up a bit, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation GEARs ride: Crow Road via Erickson, 30 miles, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Obsidian trip: Little Cowhorn, 3 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.



THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Sunrise 5:30am; Sunset 8:59pm, Av High 74; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: HOCK-IT

Benefit “Bites for Rights,” local restaurants donate 15 percent of gross proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon, all day, Poppi’s Anatolia, Morning Glory Café, Moxie, Ring of Fire, The Savoy Truffle, Sweet Life Patisserie.

Food/drink Wine tasting: “Pinots on Parade,” 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

Gatherings “Intro to Long Distance Cycling,” presentation by Sarah Schirmer, 7pm, REI. RSVP, 465-1800. FREE.

lecture “Essential Tremors: It’s Not Parkinson’s,” Nick Richmond, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

music Railroad Earth, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $18 adv., $20 door.

The Pears, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

Fred Van Vactor, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air  “The Jefferson Exchange” pleads with its guest, Alaska Writer Laureate John Straley, “Don’t stop here! This is bear country!” 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“Thursday Night Jazz” presents the “Joni Mitchell Jazz Radio Special,” 10pm-1am, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidian hike: SW hills of Eugene, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Theater The Memory of Water continues. See Thursday, June 12.



CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

Thursday, June 12 LBCC commencement, 7pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany. FREE.

Friday, June 13 Spring Celebration of Dance, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm June 15, Majestic Theater. 738-7469. $8.

Saturday, June 14 Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

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

HOUR Traders Local Folk Festival, feat. local arts & crafts, community art project, music and dancing w/Ancient Ways Marimba Ensemble, 2pm-dusk, Avery Park, Corvallis. www.hourexchange.org or 753-0595. Free.

Black Rock Music Festival, feat. La Conquista, Yvad, Selassie I. Soldier, Serious De Witness, Ras Danny & The Higher Reasoning Sound System, more, proceeds benefit Falls City Public Schools, 2pm-9pm, Falls City. www.myspace.com/blackrockmusicfestival $20 adv., $25 door, FREE under age 10.

Sunday, June 15 Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

OSU commencement, 1pm, Reser Stadium, OSU. FREE.

Tuesday, June 17 Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth discussion group meets, 6:30pm Tuesdays through July 15, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler. Don.



ON THE ROAD

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

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

Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculp-ture 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.

Friday, June 13 Spoon, Presidents of the United States of America, Nada Surf, 6pm, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com or (800) 669-8610. $33 adv.

Festival of Balloons, morning balloon launches, NW Natural Light Glow, live music, Festival of Cars, soccer tournament, carnival, beer and more, June 13-15, Tigard. www.tigardballoon.org or (503) 612-8213. $5 adv., $7 gate.

Queer Pressure, feat. The Gender Fluids, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $12.

Sisters Rodeo, June 13-15, Sisters. www.sistersrodeo.com or (541) 549-0121. $10-$30 per day.

The Marci Curtis Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SuperStar Karaoke Reunion benefit concert, 8pm, Three Rivers Casino, Florence. $10.

Michelle Shocked, The Devil Makes Three, 7:30pm, Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org or (541) 779-0847. $18-$29.

Saturday, June 14 Wheeler Crab Festival, live music, craft and vendor booths, crab dinner, noon-6pm June 14 & noon-5pm June 15, Wheeler waterfront. (888) 368-9463. FREE; crab dinner $13. 

Portland Pride Festival, noon-11pm today & noon-6pm tomorrow, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, PDX. FREE.

Bird Peterson, Ocelot, Cash. Money., 9pm, Pi-rem., PDX. 21+. $10.

Festival of Gardens, 10am-5pm, Connie Hansen Garden, 1931 NW 33rd St., Lincoln City. (541) 994-2953. $15.

Wine, Cheese and All That Jazz, 11am-11pm, Rockaway Beach. www.rockawaybeach.net $15.

Wine Tasting: Ribbon Ridge Vineyard, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE. 

Jesse & The Night, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Belly Dancer USA Competition & International Bazaar, noon-10pm today & 10am-8pm tomorrow, Mill Casino Hotel, Coos Bay. (541) 459-3115. $10-$12 per day.

Blooms & Butterflies 5k/10k run, 9am, Elkton Butterfly Pavilion. 584-2692.

Sunday, June 15 Father’s Day Golf Tournament, 9am, Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com or (800) 669-8610. $25, reservations required.

Portland Pride Parade, 11am, North Park Blocks, PDX. FREE.

Opening of Ed Ruscha exhibit, 10am, Portland Art Museum. $8-$10, FREE under age 17.

Contemporary Northwest Art Awards recipients discuss their work, 2pm, Portland Art Museum. FREE w/admission.

Dr. John and Neville Brothers, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, Portland. www.oregonzoo.org or (503) 244-4400. $24.

Sea Wolf, The Jealous Girlfriends, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12. 

Tuesday, June 17 These New Puritans, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12. 

Gary Nuñez and Plena Libre, 7pm, Stewart Park, Roseburg. www.halfshell.org or (541) 677-1708. FREE.

Wednesday, June 18 Junior Brown, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, Portland. www.oregonzoo.org or (503) 244-4400. $10.

Thursday, June 19 She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own Pet, The Virgins, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $23.



ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

The submission deadline for Oregon Literary Fellowships is June 27. 503-227-2583 or www.literary-arts.org

Call for entries for the PhotoZone Gallery’s Juried Exhibition. Entries due 11am-4pm June 28 or 29. Fee is $7 per print, limit three prints per person. www.emeraldartcenter.org or 746-3878.

Lord Leebrick Theatre will hold general auditions for the 2008-09 season on June 28-30. By appointment only. Actors of color, younger actors (under 18) and mature actors (over 50) are encouraged to audition. See www.lordleebrick.com/audition