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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 6.26.08





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We don’t know what you’ll be doing June 27 through July 6, but we’ll be on the lookout for “hipper beads,” “more ciao” and “bulls wearing Nikes” as we live-blog the whole shebang that is the  Eugene 08 Festival. Insanely befuddling advertising campaigns aside, we can’t think of a better place to be in Eugene where you can get a sense of the sheer scale of the Olympic Trials (without spending a dime). But let’s be honest: The majority of the people at this festival will be ticket-holders to the Trials (with local residents either renting out their homes to visitors and flying to Thailand or attending smaller, more intimate affairs like the Fairmount Neighborhood Block Party on Sunday). Heck, you’re free to stay home and read all about it at blogs.eugeneweekly.com (yes, even the Weekly is sending its “sports reporters”). But should the curiosity of the spectacle get the better of you, you’ll find something unlike anything you’ve seen in Eugene, with a lineup of music (such as G Soul, pictured), onstage interviews with athletes, Jumbotron simulcasts, sports bars, films and its own fireworks show (on July 4). Though perhaps a better slogan would be: “Think UO Football Tailgate Party. Only with Homeland Security.” See Calendar.



OK, newbies. We’ll lay it out in plain-speak for you and let the matter fall where it may. So here in Eugene, we’re not content to have just one art walk or just one mayor’s art show or just one summer festival where people pay a lot of money to dress like hippies and/or fairies. No, we gotta have two (or more!) to capture everybody’s viewpoint. The Last Friday Art Walk happens mostly west of the downtown core in the Whiteaker neighborhood and elsewhere. Learn the holy trinity locations of Sweet Life Patisserie, The Other Side Coffee Lounge and Wandering Goat Coffee Company and just kind of meander between them, stopping at any house or business that looks like it’s having an indoor garage sale. Grab a free map if you’re completely clueless. We also suggest checking out Infinity Mercantile for Iris Porter’s installation work (pictured), Scobert Park for outdoor art displays and funky hip hop music by Loop Whole, and Centro Latino Americano for colorful paintings by Gazelle Rae Spasney and Ellen Gabehart. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org and Friday Calendar.


To live in or visit Oregon and not hike its myriad trails (built by many Eugene-based organizations, including the teen-powered Northwest Youth Corps) is to miss Oregon altogether. Fortunately for tourists and locals alike, three organizations are offering up a full plate of free to low-cost hiking options, from short jaunts to Pre’s Rock to longer hauls to the coast and Cascades. Here, we recommend some of the best. On Saturday, Cascadia Wildlands Project leads hikers along the Eagle’s Rest Trail to an area of old-growth forest slated to be clearcut (thanks to the Bush administration) while Oregon Wild takes a van to an old-growth stand along McGowan Creek just a half-hour from Eugene in the Coburg Hills. The Obsidians group takes a crew to the Hobbit Trail (pictured) and Lighthouse on the coast for the Tuesday “rest day” at the Olympic Trials, among many other planned hikes. All of these trips can be RSVP’d via email or online registration. See Calendar.







THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Sunrise 5:32am; Sunset 9pm, Av High 76; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: TRRRRUCK

ARTS/VISUAL “Swing, Tilt and Pull: The Sports Photography of David Burnett in a Digital World,” presentation by David Burnett, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/admission.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: “Best summer whites,” 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

GATHERINGS Lane Bus Project & Eugene Weekly present “Brewhaha,” a public forum on “Safety in the City: Perspectives from Youth, Community & Eugene Police,” 7pm, Davis’ Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway. FREE.

“Backpacking 101” clinic, 7pm, REI. RSVP, 465-1800. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES The Nomadic Theater Company presents “The See-Saw Project,” 11am & 2pm at Downtown Library. FREE.

LECTURES “Lost in the Wood: Survival Checklist for Outdoor Treks,” John Miller, Lane County Search & Rescue, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

“Got TMJ?” lecture/demo on  TMJ treatment, 6:30pm, Guthrie Chiropractic & Massage. 683-9069. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Jennie Shortridge reads from Love and Biology in the Center of the Universe, 6pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

Reflective readers book group: Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

William Sullivan gives a slideshow lecture on his new book, Oregon’s Greatest Natural Disasters, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC “Hip Hop Into Summer,” Christian dance & rap event, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Leslie and the Ly’s, 7pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $13 adv., $15 door.

Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, 7pm, Cuthbert Amphitheater. www.thecuthbert.com or 682-5000. $30-$50.

Finn Riggins, The Daveys, Orem, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why teens are so stressed these days (and whether they should chill the f*** out), 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Mythic Storytelling and the Ends of Time” w/Michael Meade, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Hikes with the Obsidians: Brice Creek, 5.5 miles or 11 miles (two options); Spencer Butte, 6 miles (local). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

Kayak Competitions: Whitewater Rodeo and Downriver Race, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Knickerbocker Footbridge, Alton Baker Park. www.worldkayak.com FREE.

THEATER Roving Park Players present The Importance of Being Earnest, 6pm today & tomorrow at Campbell Center garden, 155 High St.; 6pm June 28 & 29 at Island Park, Spfd. FREE.



FRIDAY, JUNE 27

Sunrise 5:32am; Sunset 9pm, Av High 77; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: RU4REAL?

ARTS/VISUAL Cottage Grove Art Walk, 6pm, Main Street, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Last Friday Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, various locations, Eugene. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org for a walking map. FREE.

6pm openings include paintings by Shanna Trumbly, Territorial Vineyards; “Hydra,” work by David Norem, Gallery Obscura; photography by Gretchen Drew, Wandering Goat; work by Eugene/Springfield street youth, New Frontiers Market; photography by Paula Goodbar, Art of Glass; installation by Iris Porter, Infinity Mercantile; mixed media by Linda Diane-Masters, Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith & Myra Jacquez, Museum of Unfine Art.

Farmers’ market Farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, Springfield Museum parking lot. FREE.

Film Prefontaine: Fire on the Track, with subtitles for the hearing impaired, 10pm, 15th & Agate, UO. FREE.

FOOD/DRINK Wine tasting: Oregon pinot noirs, 11am-9pm today & tomorrow, WineStyles. FREE.

Wine tasting: Quinta des Rogues, Encruzado & Tinto, paired w/cheeses, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Italian artisan wines, 6:30pm, Midtown Marketplace. FREE.

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: ‘80s Team Day, feat. jumbo screen simulcast of the Olympic Trials competition, food court, sports bar, The Starting Block kids/family activity zone and entertainment stages w/G Soul at 10pm. 11am-11:30pm, Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

1964 Olympic 5k race winner, Bob Schul, talks about competing in the Olympics, 10am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

Olympic Trials Celebration at King Estate, 11am-6pm today, tomorrow and June 29, King Estate Winery. www.kingestate.com FREE.

“Rip it,” transform a T-shirt into wearable art, for teens, 2pm, Sheldon Library. 682-5778. FREE.

Friday Night Wine Down, w/music, wine & cheese tasting, prizes & more, 5pm-8pm, A Taste Gourmet, 270 W. 6th, Junction City. FREE.

Gold Dust Electric Parade, 9pm, Main Street, Cottage Grove. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Kid’s Last Friday Art Walk, 4pm-6pm, East Blair Housing Coop, 4th & Blair Blvd. FREE.

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

LITERARY ARTS Kurt Cyrus signs his children’s book and sells original illustrations, 5pm, Victoriana Antiques & Costumes, 538 Main St., Cottage Grove. FREE.

MUSIC Music’s Edge Student Jazz Showcase, 3:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE. 

Justin Scott King, 6pm, outside of Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Satin Love Orchestra, 6:30pm, 5th and A Streets, downtown Springfield. FREE.

Old-time jam hosted by Skinner City String Band, 7pm, World Café. FREE.

Forgotten Works, 7pm, Gallery Obscura, 1255 Railroad Blvd. FREE.

Loop Whole, 7pm, Scobert Gardens, 4th & Blair. FREE.

Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, 7pm, Secret House Vineyards, Veneta. www.secrethousewinery.com $33 adv., $36 door.

Mawungira Enharira, Hokoyo Marimba, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10, $5 stu., FREE under age 12.

Jenny Bird & Justin Dean w/Michael Mandrell, 8pm, house concert, call 686-2711 for location/info. $10.

Samba Ja, 9pm-11pm, Kesey Square, corner of Broadway & Willamette. FREE.

The Renegade Saints, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $6.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why trying to “solve” a problem nearly always causes more problems, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Hikes with the Obsidians: Delta Ponds (local); Pre’s Rock, 3.5 miles (local). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

Obsidians hike: Tire Mountain, 7.6 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Spiritual “Tools for the Journey: Choice, The Ultimate Freedom,” w/discussion & refreshments, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, SGC, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org $5-$8. 

THEATER Hair, 8pm today, tomorrow and July 5, 11 & 12; 7:30pm July 2 & 3, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette. 683-4368. $16-$19 ($35.95 dinner seating).

Harvey, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm June 29, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $11-$13.

Roving Park Players’ The Importance of Being Earnest continues. See Thursday, June 26.



SATURDAY, JUNE 28

Sunrise 5:30am; Sunset 9pm, Av High 75; Av Low 48, SnarkCast: DECADENT

FARMERs’ MARKET Farmers’ Market, 9am-4pm, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

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

Film Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story, w/Q&A with director Erich Lyttle, 7pm, DIVA. $5 sug. don.

FOOD/DRINK WineStyles’ Oregon pinot noir tasting continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: Beautiful Oregon Day, feat. PICCFest Choir, 11:30am; Misty River, 6pm; Bajuana Tea, 7:30pm; Volifonix, 8:30pm; Lafa Taylor, 9:30pm. 10am-11pm, vicinity of Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

Distance runners Jen Rhines, Carrie Tollefson and Sara Slattery will be available for a meet-and-greet, 9am; meet-and-greet w/Wes Santee, the “Ashland Antelope,” 10am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

“A Day on the Ranch,” visit local alpaca ranches & help out with day-to-day tasks, 9am-4pm, visit Starlight, Beacon Bend, Cherokee Hills, Aragon, Silver Spoon, Lady Day alpaca ranches in the local area. FREE.

Collectors West Gun & Knife Show, 9am-5pm today & 9am-3pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. 800-659-3440. $6.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from David Rogers, 10am; Rob Tobias, 11am; The Traceys, noon; The Fiannacats, 1pm; Madison/McCoy, 2pm; The Raventones, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE. 

“Camp Darfur,” solidarity, speakers, musicians & educational booths, 11am-6pm today, tomorrow and June 30, EMU, UO. www.lcdarfurcoalition.org FREE.

“Tents of Hope,” art expressions supporting refugees from around the world, daily today, tomorrow and June 30, Washburne Park. FREE.

Humanity’s Team Love Tour USA, an international gathering to promote love, oneness & humanity, noon, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Willamette Valley NORML meeting, 2pm, Toasted Herbs’ Subs, 1210 Willamette. FREE.

Olympic Trials Celebration at King Estate continues. See Friday.

Lecture “Vertical Ethiopia: Exploration, Climbing and Ethiopian Culture,” Majka Burhardt, 8pm, Backcountry Gear, 1855 W. 2nd. FREE.

MUSIC Takin’ It To The Streets, live acoustic street music: Olem Alves, 10:30am; Forgotten Works, 1pm; McKenzie Stubbert, 3:30pm, Eugene Airport. FREE.

Oregon Bach Festival: PICCFEST Choir, 11:30am, Hayward Field, free; Inside Line: Robert Levin, 6:30pm, Hult Center, free; Choral-Orchestral Concert: B Minor Mass, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $15-$55. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Heartwood performs trio sonatas by J. J. Quantz, 2pm, Atrium bldg., 10th and Olive. FREE.

Youth Explosion 2008, feat. History Makers, Brent Cole, More Yom, Nik Fury and more, 4pm-8pm, Coiner Park, Cottage Grove. FREE.

The Marshall Tucker Band, 7pm, Secret House Vineyards, Veneta. www.secrethousewinery.com $20 adv., $23 door.

The Gaye Lee Russell Experience, The Mike Tracey Band, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

“Sarasvati II,” feat. DJ KattSkratch, Lelulaserlight, Muke, Nyghtowll, 9pm, WOW Hall. $5.

Pojama People’s tribute to Frank Zappa, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Nowsville Dance Party,” 3pm-6pm, KWVA 88.1 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Gold Rush 5k run/walk, 7am registration; 8am start, 6th & Main St., Cottage Grove. xlevents@yahoo.com or 541-767-4119.

Cascadia Wildlands Project leads a hike to Eagle’s Rest (BLM-proposed logging area), 9am, departs from Kinko’s back parking lot, 13th & Willamette. Bring lunch, water, raingear & stout boots. RSVP, jlaughlin@cascwild.org or 434-1463.

Wildflower hike to Gordon Meadows, 9am, contact Sweet Home Ranger District for info, 541-367-5168. $10, $5 w/senior pass.

Hikes with the Obsidians: Mount Pisgah, 3 miles (local); Library to Skinner Butte (local). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

Obsidians hikes: Deception Butte, 8 miles; Patterson Mountain, 9.5 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Wendling Covered Bridge, 63 miles; McKenzie View/Sunderman/Walterville, 53 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance “Prince Loves Michael Jackson” DJ dance, 10pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $3.

THEATER Roving Park Players’ The Importance of Being Earnest continues. See Thursday, June 26.

Hair continues. See Friday.

Harvey continues. See Friday.



SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Sunrise 5:33am; Sunset 9pm, Av High 77; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: DEPRAVED

benefit Dog wash fundraiser for PAAWS, feat. raffles, dog treats, “pet”-icures & more, 10am-2pm, Salon DeLange. 3007 N. Delta Hwy. FREE.

Film Road Warrior, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: Great Track & Field Performances Day, feat. walking tour of Willamette River, 9:30am; Mike Tracey Band, 5pm; Ben Rice Blues Band, 6:30pm; The Vipers feat. Deb Cleveland, 8pm. 9am-9pm, vicinity of Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

Meet-and-greet w/distance runners Ian Dobson, Andrew Carlson, Todd Williams and Don Bowden, 10am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

BRINGfest, recycled crafts fair & warehouse sale, 11am-4pm, BRING Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Fairmount Neighbors Block Party, feat. Hokoyo Marimba, free ice cream, magic show, art work displays, more, 6pm-8:30pm, Fairmount Park, 15th & Fairmount. FREE.

Day of Action rally & march to draw attention to impact the Olympics has on poor and homelesss communities around the world, noon, meet at EMU Amphitheater, UO. FREE.

Honoring of the Willamette River in Cottage Grove, words and prayers begun by Grandma Aggie Baker Pilgrim, 3pm, The Old Mill Farm Store, 327 S. River Rd., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Olympic Trials Celebration at King Estate continues. See Friday.

“Camp Darfur” continues. See Saturday.

Collectors West Gun & Knife Show continues. See Saturday.

“Tents of Hope” continues. See Saturday.

MUSIC Takin’ It To The Streets, free acoustic street music:

13th & Alder: Bajuana Tea, 10:30am; Eagle Park Slim, 1pm; Janet Bates, 3:30pm; Olem Alves, 6pm.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO: Forgotten Works, 10:30am; Paul Biondi, 1pm; Sean McGowan, 3:30pm; Walker T. Ryan, 6pm.

19th & Agate: MorningSun, 10:30am; Robert Meade, 1pm; Bad Mitten Orchestre, 3:30pm; Tara Kemp, 6pm.

Benefit concert for the Ben Powell’s Musician Fund, feat. The Beachburgers, The Blair St. Mugwumps, Molasses, Bajuana Tea, more, 1pm-11pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Oregon Bach Festival: Chuang-Levin Piano Duo, 4pm, The Shedd, $15-$29; PICCFEST Gala Concert, 7:30pm, Hult Center. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Reverend Horton Heat, The Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, 5pm, Secret House Vineyards, Veneta. www.secrethousewinery.com $23 adv., $25 door.

PICCFEST presents “I Dream a World,” 7:30pm, Hult Center. $12, $9 stu., youth, sr.

Unkle Nancy, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Hike with the Obsidians: River Walk/Pre’s Trail, 4 miles (local). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

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

Oregon Wild-guided hike: McGowan Creek Old-Growth Hike (easy 1 mile loop), 1pm, carpools depart from Eugene. RSVP, www.oregonwild.org/hikes_events

Obsidians hikes: Black Creek, 7.6 miles; Iron Mountain, 7 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Winbery Creek Park (bring lunch), 73 miles; Pleasant Hill long, 40 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Roving Park Players’ The Importance of Being Earnest continues. See Thursday, June 26.

Harvey continues. See Friday.



MONDAY, JUNE 30

Sunrise 5:33am; Sunset 9pm, Av High 78; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: DOPE-FIEND-DAY

Benefit “5 Years Later, No End in Sight,” benefit concert for Darfur, feat. Lafa Taylor, Tim McLaughlin, The Monica Metzler Trio, Olem Allves & Marv Ellis, 5pm, Jo Federigo’s, 259 E. 5th Ave. Don.

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: Sport & the Environment Day, feat. Hip Hop Dance Performance, 10pm. 10am-11pm, vicinity of Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

Meet-and-greet w/Margaret Johnson Bailes, 9am; Geoff Hollister, 10am; coaches clinic w/Roy Benson and Pat Tyson, 1pm-3pm, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

“All that ‘Jav’: Learn about the javelin event,” Jack Pfeifer & Duncan Atwood, 1pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE w/admission.

“Camp Darfur” continues. See Saturday.

“Tents of Hope” continues. See Saturday.

KIDS/FAMILIES “Hip Hop Beetle Bop,” explore the world of creative movement, for grades 1-6, 2pm today & July 3 at Downtown Library; 2pm tomorrow at Bethel Library; 2pm July 2 at Sheldon Library. 682-8316. FREE.

MUSIC Oregon Bach Festival: Let’s Talk: Helmuth @ 75, noon, Hult Center, free; Special Guest: Garrison Keillor, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $15-$55. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

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

Ryan Montbleau Band, Rootdown, 9pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $10.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why Eugene and Medford homes are drastically overvalued (and what this means for Californians), 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Fun run w/Nike “pacers,” w/product demos & breakfast, 8am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

Hike with the Obsidians: Amazon Headwaters to Raptor Center, 3 miles (local). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org



TUESDAY, JULY 1

Sunrise 5:34am; Sunset 8:59pm, Av High 78; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: TRIALS-AND-ERROR

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

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

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: Youth Day, feat. performances by Hip Hop Youth Dancers 4:50pm; ACT-SO medalists, 6:20pm; School of Rock, 7:50pm. 4pm-9pm, vicinity of Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

Meet-and-greet w/Linda Pre-fontaine, 10am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

“Act Out,” transform your ideas into performance, for teens, led by Rick Huddle, 1pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Oregon-ology Family Fun Days, 10am-4pm today, tomorrow and July 5, Science Factory. FREE w/admission.

“Go Buggy with the Bug People,” 11am, Springfield Library. FREE.

“Hip Hop Beetle Bop” continues. See Monday.

MUSIC Takin’ It To The Streets, free acoustic street music:

13th & Alder: Eagle Park Slim, 10:30am; Bad Mitten Orchestre, 1pm; MorningSun, 3:30pm; Robert Meade, 6pm.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO: Paul Biondi, 10:30am; McKenzie, 1pm; Walker T. Ryan, 3:30pm; Free the Banjo Girl, 6pm.

19th & Agate: Nate York of The T Club, 10:30am; Bajuana Tea, 1pm; Janet Bates, 3:30pm; Conjugal Visitors, 6pm.

Oregon Bach Festival: Hinkle Distinguished Lecture: Tom Hall, noon, Hult Center, free; Discovery Series: Concertos for Violin and Oboe, 4:30pm, Hult Center, $21, $15 stu., sr.; Inside Line: Rebecca Oswald, 7:30pm, Hult Center, free; Choral-Orchestral Concert: Bowerman: Man of Oregon, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $15-$55. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Jambang, Greg Ginn and the Texas Corrugators, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

ON THE AIR “Alternative Radio” presents lecture series, “Winter Soldiers Testimonies from Iraq War Veterans,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“The Jefferson Exchange” commiserates with NPR on angry listeners, ethics in journalism and fair & balanced news, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Fun run, 8am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

All-Comer’s Track Meet for youth under age 12, 4pm, Hayward Field. FREE.

Obsidians hike: Cape Mountain, 7.6 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Hikes with the Obsidians: Washburne Loop/Hobbit Trail/Lighthouse, 5.5 miles (Coast/Beach); Little Belknap, 5.2 miles (Cascades/Lava Flows). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org



WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

Sunrise 5:35am; Sunset 8:59pm, Av High 78; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: POLLEN-FREE

film Film premiere: Ed’s Co-ed, fictional film about UO students in the ‘20s, 7:30pm, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $5.

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: Community Day, feat. AJ and the Rockers, 5:30pm; Phil Bowermans, 6:30pm; Soulicious, 8pm. 4pm-9pm, vicinity of Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

Meet-and-greet w/2008 Olympic Marathon qualifier Ryan Hall, 10am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

“Finding Affordable Housing,” presentation, 2pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St. 682-5318. FREE.

“Changing the Mental Health System: Arts, Activism, Alternatives and Mad Pride!” community discussion, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. 345-9106. FREE.

Emerald Empire HempFest volunteer core meeting, 7pm, Washington-Jefferson Park. FREE.

Twilight Garden Tour, 8pm, Village Green Resort & Gardens, 725 Row River Rd., Cottage Grove. Don.

KIDS/FAMILIES “Hip Hop Beetle Bop” continues. See Monday.

Oregon-ology Family Fun Days continues. See Tuesday.

Lecture NW Ecobuilding Guild presents “Climate Change in the Pacific NW: Considerations for Building Designs,” Alder Fuller, 7pm, BRING Cener, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS William Sullivan and Bob Welch discuss & sign their books, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Takin’ It To The Streets, free acoustic street music:

Pearl & Broadway: Walker T. Ryan, 1pm; Eagle Park Slim, 3:30pm; Jerry Zybach, 6pm.

5th St. Market: Conjugal Visitors, 1pm; Michelle Star Griffin, 3:30pm; Tara Kemp, 6pm.

Eugene Hilton: Forgotten Works, 1pm; Sean McGowan, 3:30pm; Paul Biondi, 6pm.

LTD Downtown Bus Station: Bad Mitten Orchestre, 1pm; Free the Banjo Girl, 3:30pm; Robert Meade, 6pm.

Oregon Bach Festival: Let’s Talk: The 5 Browns, noon, Hult Center, free; Discovery Series: St. John Passion 1, 4:30pm, Hult Center, $21, $15 stu., sr.; The 5 Browns, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $15-$29. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, 6:30pm, Island Park, Spfd. FREE.

Taarka, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8.

Sourmash Hug Band, Stars and Garters Theater Co., Orkestra, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses which cars and trucks are easy to sell and why SUVs will likely rot in a cow flop until after Doomsday, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

OUTDOORS/RECREATION All-Comer’s Track Meet for youth 13 years and older, 4pm, Hayward Field. FREE.

Hike with the Obsidians: Iron Mountain, 6.6 miles (Cascades). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

Obsidians hike: Roads-end Beach Walk, 3.5 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs ride: Powerline Road, 35 miles, 6pm, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

THEATER Hair continues. See Friday.



THURSDAY, JULY 3

Sunrise 5:35am; Sunset 8:59pm, Av High 79; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: NEON PILLOW

Comedy 2008 Comedy Improv Trials, 7pm today & July 5 (Family show); 9pm July 5 (Adult show), Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $10, $5 stu., sr.

Film Running Film Festival: The Olympic Militia (Gabe Jennings Q&A), Big Heart Little Lion,(Leo Manzano & Jake Morse Q&A), Showdown at 2:30pm; Chasing Bolt (Matt Taylor Q&A), The Long Green Line (cast/crew Q&A) at 5pm, Rm. 150, Columbia Hall, UO. www.runningfilmfestival.com $12.

GATHERINGS Eugene 08 Festival: Sports Meets Art Day, feat. Bach Remix DJ Battle, 4pm; Flossin hip hop/rap performances, 5:30pm-7pm & 10pm-11pm. 4pm-11pm, vicinity of Hayward Field. www.eugene08.com FREE.

Meet-and-greet w/Keith and Kevin Hanson, founders of Brook’s “Hanson’s Project,” 9am, Eugene Running Company, Oakway Center. FREE.

Save Civic Stadium organizations meets, 7pm, Tsunami Books. www.savecivicstadium.org FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES “Hip Hop Beetle Bop” continues. See Monday.

MUSIC Takin’ It To The Streets, free acoustic street music:

Pearl & Broadway: Robert Meade, 1pm; Michelle Star Griffin, 3:30pm; Eagle Park Slim, 6pm.

5th Ave. & Pearl: Bad Mitten Orchestre, 1pm; Paul Biondi, 3:30pm; Forgotten Works, 6pm.

Eugene Hilton: McKenzie Stubbert, 1pm; Jerry Zybach, 3:30pm; Walker T. Ryan, 6pm.

LTD Downtown Bus Station: Nate York of The T Club, 1pm; Bajuana Tea, 3:30pm; Conjugal Visitors, 6pm.

Oregon Bach Festival: On the House: Puttin’ on the RITS, noon, Hult Center, free; OBF Hayward: Bach Remix, 4pm, Hayward Field, free; Discovery Series: St. John Passion 2, 4:30pm, Hult Center, $21, $15 stu., sr.; Strangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, 7:30pm, First Baptist Church, $15-$29. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

WOW Hall Hip Hop Olympics, feat. MC battle, Krumpin’, Cyper, B-Boy battle, dance showcase, more, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. $8.

The Vipers feat. Mofessor, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Loop Whole, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the prospect of a Doomsday Event like, oh, say … an asteroid colliding with Earth, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Finding Grace in the Everyday Stories of Our Lives” w/Dawna Markova, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Hike with the Obsidians: Pre’s Rock, 3.5 miles (local). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

THEATER Hair continues. See Friday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

Friday, June 27 The Arts Center Celebration, feat. marimba, Francesco Gelato & more, 5:30pm, 700 SW Madison. FREE.

Musicafe Rock School’s “Rock Camp Bands ’08” in concert, 7pm, Central Park. FREE.

The Ty Curtis Band, 7:30pm, Majestic Theater. $15 adv., $17 door.

Saturday, June 28 Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Corvallis Artisans Market, w/art, music and kids activities, 9am-2pm, downtown Corvallis. www.corvallisartisansmarket.com FREE.

Sunday, June 29 Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Wednesday, July 2 The Cutters, noon, OSU Bookstore Courtyard, Corvallis. FREE.

Thursday, July 3 Charlie Musselwhite, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.



ON THE ROAD

Thursday, June 26 Death Cab for Cutie, Rogue Wave, 6:30pm, Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com $36.

Avenue Q, 7:30pm today and tomorrow; 2pm & 7:30pm June 28; 1pm & 6:30pm June 29, Keller Auditorium, PDX. www.broadwayacrossamerica.com $20+.

Eric Jerardi, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org

Friday, June 27 Oregon Bach Festival: Choral-orchestral concert: B Minor Mass ­ Portland, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX, $15-$55. www.oregonbachfestival.com or 800-457-1486.

Bark Hide and Horn, Chris Robley and the Fear of Heights, Sapo Sueno, Polly High, 9pm, Holocene. 21+. $7.

SWANG, 7pm, Drain Civic Center, 205 West A St. 541-836-2505. $5.

Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival, art shows, 5K run, vendors, childrens’ art garden and more, June 27-29, Fir Grove Park, Roseburg. www.uvarts.com $3 sug. don.

Wailin’ Jennys, Kelly Joe Phelps and Krista Detor, 6:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org or 541-779-0847. $16-$27. 

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

Saturday, June 28 Weinland, Norfolk & Western, A Weather, 9pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $12.

Salem World Beat Festival, international music, Discovery Village for kids, costumed processions, Dragon Boat races, dance, food, crafts and folklore, June 28-29, Riverfront Park, Salem. www.worldbeatfestival.org or 503-581-2004. $3 don.

June Dairy Parade, 10:30am, downtown Tillamook. www.tillamookchamber.org

Summer Kite Festival, June 28 & 29, D-River State Wayside, Lincoln City. www.oregoncoast.org

SeaFest, open house & marine festival, 10am-4:30pm, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. FREE.

Wine tasting: Sokol Blosser Vineyards, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE. 

Tin Silver, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

A&W Car Cruise, feat. The Cheese-burgers, 3pm-7pm, Siuslaw Bank Amphitheater, Oakridge. FREE.

Sunday, June 29 The Maybe Happening, Candle, Swim Swam Swum, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $6. 

Sustainable Seafood Bake & Silent Auction, 3pm, Café Mundo, 711 NW 2nd Ct., Newport. RSVP, rcleaver@cablespeed.com or 541-867-4872. $30.

Florence Old Town Market, 11am-5pm Sundays, Florence. FREE.

Monday, June 30 The Constantines, The Weather Underground, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12. 

Billy Idol, 6:30pm, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmen-amins.com $39.

Tuesday, July 1 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 7pm, Stewart Park, Roseburg. www.halfshell.org FREE.

B.B. King, 7:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $42-$72.

Wednesday, July 2 Brothers of Baladi, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, Portland. www.oregonzoo.org $10.

Four Days of the 4th of July, barbecue, music, decorations, fireworks, fireworks cruise and more, daily today, tomorrow & July 4, Old Town Florence. www.florencechamber.com or 541-997-3128.

Billy Idol, 7:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org

Thursday, July 3 Waterfront Blues Festival, features Isaac Hayes, Charlie Musselwhite, Phoebe Snow, Canned Heat and cruises, film festival, workshops and other events, July 3-6, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland. www.waterfrontbluesfest.com $10 plus two cans of food per day.

The Long Winters, The Builders & The Butchers, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $12.

Chromatics, Runaway, Linger & Quiet, 9pm, Holocene. 21+. $7.

Central Oregon Blues & Crawfish Festival, featuring Kenny Neal, John Lee Hooker Jr., Ty Curtis Band and others, July 3-5, Creekside Park, Sisters. www.centraloregonbluesfestival.com or 541-420-7875.

J.C. Rico & Zulu Dragon, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 8pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $31-$49.

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

DIVA’s 2009 Youth Visions Teen Video Challenge issues a call for entries of short narrative, animation, music, experimental or documentary videos. Open to all youth throughout Lane County ages 13-18. http://diva.proscenia.net or 344-3482. Deadline is Nov. 30.

Lane County Fair seek youth performers (under age 18) for the Teen Scene tent. All youth bands, actors, singers, dancers, jugglers, unicycle riders, comedians, gymnasts are encouraged to try out. Contact Cindy Ingram at awecindy@efn.org

One More Time Marching Band invites musicians of all skill levels to participate. Practice every Friday at 6:30pm at 1942 W. 11th. 345-5469.

Upstart Crow Studios will hold auditions for The Music Man at 6pm July 1. Ages 12 through adult. No experience necessary. 688-8260.