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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 7.10.08

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This weekend, the often imitated but never quite equaled Oregon Country Fair once again stretches its dirt-lovin’ paws across a rural, wooded setting along the Long Tom River just west of Veneta. Despite all its talk of one world/one love, OCF is really split into two affairs: one under the sun (public) and one under the dark of night (private) after the 7 pm sweep kicks out all but OCF’s vendors and volunteers. For those lucky enough to experience the midsummer night’s dream, good for you. For those of us who can only handle the daylight hours, the OCF has lots of programming to ensure a family frolic or some fun in the sun. We lay out all the notable details in this issue (see cover story), but just want to remind folks that tickets will not be sold at the fair site in Veneta. So be sure to first visit www.oregoncountryfair.org before hopping the free LTD shuttle (heck, you need a receipt printout for the ride, anyhow). See Calendar.

Since August will be all about China for the Summer Olympics, it might pique your interest to try out the Chinese martial art of tai chi chuan at one (or both) of the free tai chi clinics offered on a weekly basis through August. Brian York leads the first section of the Yang Long Form (the most commonly practiced technique) at Skinner Butte Park on Thursday evenings through Aug. 28. Machiko Shirai, who is known for conducting tai chi on the morning of New Year’s Day at the College Hill Reservoir, will lead a tai chi practice Sunday mornings through Aug. 17 at Scobert Gardens Park in the Whiteaker neighborhood. If you’re fortunate to be in China this summer, joining a group tai chi session can get you a unique experience that many would describe as “priceless.” They may not feel like they’re getting the “priceless” experience (unless they’re a Visa cardmember), but staycationers can do tai chi for free this summer in Eugene. See Calendar.

Weird but fitting that the Eugene Small Press Publishing Festival is mostly made up of small presses that aren’t even from Eugene, as Portland far outpaces us with its Independent Publishing Resource Center. If you don’t know what a small press constitutes, here’s a rundown of characteristics: Authors and publishers have day jobs; slick, easy to navigate websites; sometimes esoteric book titles (like Zach Plague’s boring boring boring boring boring boring boring); books can be purchased at Powell’s or sometimes eBay; still publishes poetry in non-chapbook form; promotes short story collections; gives MFA creative writing grads something to do aside from bricklaying; authors typically blog about their readings; usually books are non­standard size and printed locally. Some of our favorite Oregon small presses (either still alive or in hibernation) include Clear Cut Press, Hawthorne Books, Chiasmus Press, Tin House Books and Future Tense Books. Kevin Sampsell, publisher at Future Tense, will read from his new collection of short stories, Creamy Bullets, Zach Plague (pictured) reads from his aforementioned boring x7, Jami Attenberg reads The Melting Season, Dudley Clark reads from Karmic Warriors and Jay Ponteri, editor of the M Review, will be reading whatever he brings to the festival. James Stegall, publisher of Eugene’s So New press, organized this event at Monroe Street Café and will read from his own work. See Thursday, July 10 Calendar.


Sunrise 5:40am; Sunset 8:56pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: PANTS OFF

GATHERINGS West Eugene Collaborative open house meetings, 6:30pm at Downtown Library & 7pm at Boys & Girls Club, 1545 W. 22nd. FREE.

“Backpacking Basics for Women” mini-clinic, 7pm, Backcountry Gear, 1855 W. 2nd. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Fiesta de Insectos Andinos w/host Alex Llumiquinga, 2pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

LECTURES Ray Brown, dressed in historical attire, discusses the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. $5.

“Open Focus: Tool for Training the Brain to Relax,” Donna Stevens, 7pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. www.openfocuseugene.com or 434-6607 x2. Don.

Science Pub: “The Evolution of Open Fracture Care: From Plaster to Titanium,” Thomas K. Wuest, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Eugene Small Press Publishing Festival, feat. Zach Plague, Kevin Sampsell, Jami Attenberg, James Stegall, Jay Ponteri and Dudley Clark, 7pm, Monroe Street Café, 1123 Monroe. FREE.

MUSIC Oregon Bach Festival: Organ Interlude: Duoing Keyboards, noon, First United Methodist, $21, $15 stu., sr.; The Four Seasons w/Sarah Chang, 7:30pm, Hult Center, $15-$55. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

The Valley Boys, 6:30pm, Island Park, Spfd. Free.

Noise artist Peter J. Woods, 8pm, DIVA. $5.

Pre-Fair Jug Band Hoedown, feat. Below the Salt, Sour Mash Hug Band, Crow Quill Night Owls and more, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the way white people like to adopt minority cultural customs (like Japanese taiko) and make a mockery of them, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “When Your Heart’s Work Has Broken Your Heart” w/Parker Palmer, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION T’ai chi clinic: First section of the Yang Long Form, 5:45pm-7:30pm Thursdays through Aug. 28, Skinner Butte Park. 342-8537. FREE.

Hike with the Obsidians: Salt Creek Falls, 3.4 miles (Cascades). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

THEATER Mad Duckling Children’s Theater presents Cinderella, or, It’s Okay to be Different, 11am today, tomorrow and July 12, 15-19, Amazon Park. 346-4192. $5.


Sunrise 5:41am; Sunset 8:55pm, Av High 81; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: JANKY

Farmers’ markets Farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, on Main Street between 5th and 6th. FREE.

Veneta farmers’ market, 2pm-6pm, in Veneta, turn south off Hwy. 126 at the light, go three blocks, on the left. FREE.

Film Origin: Spirits of the Past, anime film for teens, w/popcorn, 2pm, Bethel Library. FREE.

The Rape of Europa, plus discussion w/UO law prof Dom Vetri, 7pm today & tomorrow; 1pm July 13, DIVA. $6.

Raiders of the Lost Ark, with subtitles for the hearing impaired, 9pm, Washington Park. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Arbor Crest Vineyards, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Wine tasting: Italian small vine-yards, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Midtown Marketplace. FREE.

GATHERINGS Oregon Country Fair, 11am-7pm today, tomorrow and July 13, Veneta. www.oregoncountryfair.org or 343-4298. Friday & Sunday $18 adv., $21 door; Saturday $21 adv., $26 door; three-day pass $48. Children under age 10 admitted free w/paying adult. Parking $5. No tickets are sold at the fair site.

City Club Friday Forum: “A Tough Question: Why Do We Go to War?” w/Jane Cramer, UO prof of political science, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org $3.

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

LITERARY ARTS Stephenie Meyer “Twilight” series book group, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Oregon Bach Festival: On the House: Mood Area 52, noon, Hult Center, free; Organ Recital, 7:30pm, Central Lutheran Church, $21, $15 stu., sr.. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Craig Einhorn, 6pm, outside of Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Floater, Zepparella, Slow Children, 6pm, Secret House Vineyards, Veneta. www.secrethousewinery.com $16.50 adv., $20 door.

Moonfleet, Busket, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

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

Here Comes Everybody, Santino Cadiz, Jenna Summer Smith, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the State of the Book and why a drop in the bookworm populations isn’t necessarily a bad thing, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Hike with the Obsidians: Lowder Mountain, 6 miles (Cascades). RSVP, otrials@obsidians.org

social dance Salsa dance, 10pm, The Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. FREE.

Theater Hair, 8pm today & tomorrow, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette. 683-4368. $16-$19 ($35.95 dinner seating).

Mad Duckling Children’s Theater’s Cinderella, or, It’s Okay to be Different continues. See Thursday, July 10.


Sunrise 5:42am; Sunset 8:55pm, Av High 81; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: POP-TART

Arts/visual An opening reception for photography by Paula Goodbar, 5pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Benefit Dinner & auction benefitting the 2008 Relay for Life, feat. music by Halie Loren & Matt Treder, dancing and more, 4:30pm, LaVelle Vineyards, 89697 Scheffler Rd., Elmira. RSVP, 935-9406. $50.

Comedy The Comedy Workout presents “Funny & Sweaty,” 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

Farmers’ markets Farmers’ market, 9am-4pm, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Southtowne farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, 28th & Oak St. FREE.

Film The Rape of Europa continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS Bi-mart Summer Clash, drag-boat racing, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, Dexter Reservoir. www.cdbaracing.com $10 Sat., $12 Sun., $20 both days, FREE under age 12.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment from Laurie McCloskey, 10am; Invincible Vincent, 11am; Al Rivers, noon; Shades of Blue, 1pm; Lucky Doug, 2pm; Stone Cold Jazz, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE. 

“Intro to the Internet” mini-clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Oregon Country Fair continues. See Friday.

LITERARY ARTS Barbara Pope reads & signs Cezanne’s Quarry, 2pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

Music Oregon Bach Festival: Kids Program: Jungle Book, 11am, Hult Center, $5; On the House: Do the Tango, noon, Hult Center, free; OBF at the Shedd: Trio for Nuevo Tango, 7:30pm, The Shedd, $15-$29. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Capriccio, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Emerald Valley Opry, feat. Dallas and PJ McCord, Brothers Two, Bost Family Traditions, Julie Nedele and Dave Purington, 6:30pm, Willamette High School. $2-$5.

Fiddlin Sue and Tom, w/guests, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Birds of summer walk, 8am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.

Oregon Wild-guided hike: Browder Ridge wildflower hike (moderate-strenuous, 3.2 miles), 9am, carpools depart from Eugene. RSVP, www.oregonwild.org/hikes_events

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

Obsidians trips: Pine Mountain Observatory, family camp trip; McKenzie Falls, 8 miles; Wolf Creek/Clay Creek, bike, 55 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: McKenzie View/Deerhorn, 73 miles; Walterville breakfast ride, 38 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Salsa dance, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Theater Mad Duckling Children’s Theater’s Cinderella, or, It’s Okay to be Different continues. See Thursday, July 10.

Hair continues. See Friday.

Volunteer McKenzie River Cleanup from Olallie Campground to Armitage Park, 9am-noon, to register for boat routes or land-based sites: coordinator@mckenziewc.org or 687-9076. Lunch, music and support provided.


Sunrise 5:43am; Sunset 8:54pm, Av High 81; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: DUM-DUMS

Film Video Slam, 7pm, DIVA. FREE.

GATHERINGS Oregon Country Fair continues. See Friday.

Bi-Mart Summer Clash continues. See Saturday.

LITERARY ARTS Jeff Golden discusses Unafraid, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Music Oregon Bach Festival: St. Matthew Passion, 3pm, Hult Center, $15-$55; Closing Night Gala, 6:30pm, King Estate Winery, $125. www.oregonbachfestival.com or (800) 457-1486.

Eugene Highlanders Pipe Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Naomi & the Courteous Rudeboys, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Run In The Country, half-marathon, 7am, Coburg. www.eclecticedgeracing.com or 343-7414.

Butterfly Count at Mary’s Peak, 8am, meet at Campbell Center parking lot, 155 High St. RSVP, 684-8973. $3.

T’ai Chi practice w/Machiko Shirai, 10:30am Sundays through Aug. 17, Scobert Gardens Park. 686-4646. FREE.

Obsidians hike: Hunts Cove, 15.9 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Ingram Island Loop, 55 miles; Junction City, 28 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

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


Sunrise 5:43am; Sunset 8:54pm, Av High 51; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: CARNAL

Gathering Couples relationship clinic, 7pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES “Weird & Wonderful Bugs” program, 2pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Music The Old Believers, Bill Mallonee, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses technology and, naturally, the future, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Sunrise 5:44am; Sunset 8:53pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: TUGGY

Arts/visual “Altered Books,” transform used books into a work of art, for teens, 1pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

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

GATHERINGS Free prostate cancer screenings at mobile screening unit, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Valley River Center parking lot. FREE.

Get help filing 2006 and 2007 tax returns to be eligible for stimulus check, 10am-2pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St. FREE.

Jefferson Westside Neighbors executive board meeting, 6:45pm, McNail Riley House. chair@jwneugene.org FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Mad Science, 11:30am, Meadow Park, Spfd. FREE.

Chalk Art & Marimba Music Festival, with Kutsinhira Marimba Youth Ensemble performing, 11:30am-1pm, Fountain Plaza, Springfield Library. FREE.

“Weird & Wonderful Bugs” program, 2pm, Bethel Library. 682-5766. FREE.

Blueberry Bash, create and eat blueberry foods w/ice cream, 2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. RSVP, 682-5521. $3.

Lecture Latin America: “Politics, Education and Social Change in Bolivia,” Julio Postigo, 7pm, 117 Fenton, UO. FREE.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the Oregon pioneers who surveyed the state and cut it up into sellable parcels, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” presents Jeremy Scahill discussing “Blackwater: Mercenary Army,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip: Walk, Wine & Dine, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

theater Mad Duckling Children’s Theater’s Cinderella, or, It’s Okay to be Different continues. See Thursday, July 10.


Sunrise 5:45am; Sunset 8:52pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: LIP SERVICE

Arts/visual Anya Kivarkis and Kate Wagle, co-curators of The Thinking Body exhibit, speak on contemporary work, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. Don.

Film Sci-Fi film series: Star Trek: “Requiem for Methuselah” and “The Changeling,” 6pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

GATHERINGS Save Civic Stadium group meets, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Jim Benya gives a presentation on lighting design, 7pm, Knight Law Center, UO. Register, www.nweei.org or 463-3154. FREE.

Free prostate cancer screenings continues. See Tuesday.

KIDS/FAMILIES “Weird & Wonderful Bugs” program, 2pm, Sheldon Library. 682-5778. FREE.

Touch-A-Truck, kids get to check out fire engines, cement trucks, sweepers, dump truck and more, 5pm-7:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Teen book group: Clan Apis by Jay Hosler, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Classics book group: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Dafoe, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Brian Cutean, 7pm, Scobert Park. FREE.

Susurri, Blast Wagon, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

Chris Chandler w/Paul Benoit, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses how to save the baby oysters! Save the Baby Oysters! Omigosh, SAVE THE BABY OYSTERS! 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs rides: Gimpl Hill via Pine Grove, 35 miles, 6pm, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

theater Mad Duckling Children’s Theater’s Cinderella, or, It’s Okay to be Different continues. See Thursday, July 10.


Sunrise 5:46am; Sunset 8:51pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: SMIRK-OFF

Film “Wild Connections: Hell’s Canyon-Wallowa Ecosystems,” 7pm, REI. Register, 465-1800. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: “What’s your style?” 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

GATHERINGS Bohemia Mining Days “Mining Memories” theme, with youth talent contest, Bloomer Parade, Battle of the Bands, Grand Miners’ Parade and more, July 17-20, Coiner Park, Cottage Grove. www.bohemiaminingdays.org

“The Basics of Water Service Delivery and Challenges in the Spring Blvd. Area,” presentation by EWEB staff, 7pm, Hilyard Community Center. FREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES “Weird & Wonderful Bugs” program, 2pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

LECTURES “Fall and Winter Gardening,” Pat Patterson, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. RSVP, 736-4444. FREE.

“Experience Works: Senior Workplace,” presentation, 3pm, Campbell Center. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS “Helping Me Help Myself,” author Beth Lisick reflects on her quest for self-improvement, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

music The Essentials, 6:30pm, Amazon Center. FREE.

Kef, Darrin Kobetich, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Bad Mitten Orchestre, Scrambled Ape, Peter Wilde, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” talks with Oregon Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts about her cowgirl childhood in Texas, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “The Willingness to Follow Your Dreams” w/Barbara Leger, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Center for Appropriate Transport leads a mountain biking trip  to the Salmon Creek Trail for kids 12 through 18, 9am, sign up at CAT or 344-6892. $25-$65 sliding scale.

Obsidians hike: Mount Pisgah moonrise/sunset, 2.2 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

T’ai chi clinic continues. See Thursday, July 10.

Theater Mad Duckling Children’s Theater’s Cinderella, or, It’s Okay to be Different continues. See Thursday, July 10.

Hello Dolly, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and July 19, 23-36; 2pm July 20, 26 & 27, Performance Hall, Lcc. 346-4363. $12-$24.


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

Thursday, July 10 Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.

A reception for work by Janet Ekholm & Kathryn Honey and the “Looking Through the Glass,” exhibit, 5:30pm, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison. FREE.

Friday, July 11 Community Circus Extravaganza, 6:30pm, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison. FREE.

Disney’s High School Musical, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and July 17-19; 1:30pm tomorrow and July 19, Majestic Theatre. Tix: www.majestic.org or 738-7469. $9, $7 under age 17.

Saturday, July 12 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

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

Sunday, July 13 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Laura Love, 2:30pm, Majestic Theatre. Tix: 738-7469. $20 adv., $22 door.

Wednesday, July 16 The Severin Sisters, noon, OSU Bookstore Courtyard, Corvallis. FREE.

Bard in the Quad lecture series: “Silent Dreaming: The Director’s Approach to A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Scott Palmer, 6pm, 318 Milam, OSU. FREE.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8pm today, tomorrow and July 18-20, 23-27 & 30, MU Quad, OSU. http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre or 737-2784. $14, $10 sr., $7 stu.

Thursday, July 17 Linn County Fair, 11am-11pm July 17-20, Linn County Fair & Expo, Albany. www.linncountyfair.com $7, $5 sr., children under age 11, free under age 5 ($3 parking fee).

Craig Morgan, 8:30pm, Linn County Fair, Albany. FREE w/fair admission.


Thursday, July 10 Foo Fighters, 7pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.comcasttix.com $25-$45.

Turkey Rama, feat. a carnival, Turkey Trot, regional crafters, live music, Biggest Turkey contest, Famous Turkey BBQ and more, daily today, tomorrow and July 12, McMinnville. www.mcminnville.org/turkeyrama/index.html 

Jonny Lang, 7pm, Oregon Garden, Silverton. www.oregongarden.org $30.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 6:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. www.bendconcerts.com

Three Dog Night, AnnieMac, 7:30pm, Britt Pavillion, Jackson-ville. www www.brittfest.org $32.

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

Friday, July 11 Portland Historic Races, 8:30am-6pm today, tomorrow and July 13, Portland International Raceway. www.portlandhistorics.com $40 all-day ticket, $10 Friday, $25 Saturday or Sunday

American Idols Live!, 7pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Doubt, A Parable, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and July 17-19, 23-27, 30-31 and Aug. 1-2; 2pm July 13 & 20, Pentacle Theater, Salem. 503-485-4300. $18.

Yachats Music Festival, 8pm today, 8pm tomorrow and 2pm & 8pm July 13, Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. 800-929-0477. $19.

Wildwood Holler, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

A reception for work by Mary Kellis, Howard & Ali Shapiro and Opus 65 group, 4:30pm, Florence Events Center. FREE.

Misty River, 7pm, Florence Events Center. $20, $18 sr., $12 stu.

Hapa, 7pm, Riverbend Park, Winston. www.riverbendlive.org FREE.

Rogue Valley Balloon Rally, July 11-13, Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. www.rvballoons.com or 541-664-1862.

Craig Chaquico, Jesse Cook, 7:30pm, Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $24-$39.

Saturday, July 12 Troutdale Bite & Bluegrass Festival, feat. Lee Highway, Whiskey Puppy, Ida Viper and more, Troutdale. www.troutdalebiteandbluegrass.com

Nickelodeon’s Go, Diego, Go Live! various times today & tomorrow, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com $15-$35.50.

“Moo at the Zoo,” learn about Oregon’s dairy farms, 10am-4pm, Trillium Creek Family Farm, Oregon Zoo, PDX. www.oregonzoo.org $7-$10.

Loch Lomond, Nick Jaina, Laura Gibson, 9pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $12.

Horse Feathers, Sophe Lux, Blue Cranes, Point Juncture, WA, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $12.

Oregon Lavender Festival, feat. Artisan’s Fair and lavender farm tours, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, Beulah Park, Yamhill. www.oregonlavenderfestival.org FREE.

Nehalem Celebration of Crafts, 10am-6pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, downtown Nehalem. www.tillamookchamber.org

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

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

Johnny Limbo & The Lugnuts, The Smokin’ Guns Band, benefit for Relay for Life, 2pm-8pm, Siuslaw Bank Amphitheater, Oakridge. $5.

Smith Rock 15K Summer Sunrise Classic, 6:01am (6am for challenged athletes; 6:15am Fun Run and Walk athletes; 6:30am rock race for kids), Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne. www.smithrockrace.org $25+.

Bend Summer Festival, feat. the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Aphrodesia and Intervision, 11am-10pm today and 11am-6pm tomorrow, Downtown Bend. www.bendsummerfestival.com

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, 9:30am-5pm, downtown Sisters. www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org

Billy Bob Thornton and the Box Masters, 7:30pm, Britt Pavillion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $24-$42.

Sunday, July 13 Gallery talk with Jeffry Mitchell & Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Denise Leidy, 3:30pm, Portland Art Museum. FREE w/admission.

Rockin’ Jake, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

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

Pioneer Picnic, 11am-4pm, Greenwaters Park, Oakridge. Chicken & refreshments provided (bring own salad, bread or dessert). $5.

Tuesday, July 15 Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, feat. Bela Fleck, Casey Driessen & Ben Sollee, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $25.

Good Charlotte, Metro Station, The Maine, 7pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $30.

Wolf Parade, The Listening Party, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $18.

Marc Cohn, Aimee Mann, 7pm, Stewart Park, Roseburg. www.halfshell.org FREE.

Jackson County Fair, feat. Plain White T’s, Terri Clark & Craig Morgan, Peter Frampton, The Beach Boys and The Bob and Tom Comedy All-Stars, daily July 15-19, Jackson County Fairgrounds/Lithia Motors Amphitheater, Central Point. www.jcfairgrounds.com or 541-774-8270.

Wednesday, July 16 Catherine Russell, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, PDX. www.oregonzoo.org $10.

Jimmy Eat World, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20.

Thursday, July 17 The Jesus and Mary Chain, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. 21+. $32.

Stevie B, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.


OSU students and community members may participate in the OSU Summer Choir. All levels welcome. Rehearsals begin at 7pm, Jule 21 in Benton Hall. 737-4061.

Briefings for anyone interested in learning about the Leadership Eugene-Springfield program will be held July 16 at Eugene Chamber of Commerce and July 17 at Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Contact either chamber (Eugene: 484-1314; Spfd.: 746-1651) to register.

Maude Kerns Art Center invites artists to submit to the Dia de los Muertos exhibit, to be held in October. Entries will be judged from five color images on CD. www.mkartcenter.org or 345-1571. Deadline is Aug. 29.

Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks applications to fill vacancies on the Lane County Fair Board and Health Advisory Committee. Applications available at Public Services Bldg., 125 E. 8th Ave. Deadline is Aug. 1 (LCFB) and Aug. 4 (HAC).